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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

hourglass mineral veil


I mentioned in my July favourites that my favourite primer of the moment is the Hourglass Veil Mineral. It's one of those products I probably wouldn't have looked twice at if I hadn't seen Kate post about it. The packaging is really small and kinda old fashioned, it just didn't appeal to me so it would have just slipped into obscurity!

I find when I apply it has a sort of oily wet feeling to it but it soon dries down to a natural sort of powdery feeling, satin finish. This primer leaves my skin feeling absolutely baby bottom smooth. My pores look minimised it leaves my foundation in place all day long. When wearing this it doesn't budge or cake or slip off my face foundation really just sits perfectly on top of it. The veil provides the perfect base to make my skin just looks flawless and shine free. Everything just seems to last alot longer on my face when I use this primer! You don't need a whole lot of product when applying, I've had this for months now (admittedly I use it incredibly sparingly) but it's only just reaching the end of it's life!

Benefit The Porefessional has been my favourite primer for ages now, I begrudge paying the £22 odd for it each time. But in comparison this little baby retails at £20. And Im not talking £20 for a full size, the Travel size which is 10ml (the one in the photo is 5ml). The full size retails for £52. I really wish I could say I'd buy this again but the price just really puts me off. It's possibly the best primer I've ever used but I just can't justify that sort of excessive price tag! If your feeling flush and really want to get one of the best primer's ever then go ahead and try this, or just try the travel sized! It is really lovely though and you won't regret it!


  1. I've gotten sachets from the counter before but never want to try them cuz I'm afraid I'll fall in love! How long do you think the 5mL will last you?

  2. This does sound like the ultimate perfect primer but I just think the price is way over the top for a makeup item. I'd pay that amount for a skincare product that worked wonders and really showed a difference but when I can get the catrice primer for 4.50 and it does a great job, I just dunno if this could be over 10x better to justify the over 10x price tag! Such a shame! xx

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  3. i think that products abit to pricey for me :( xx

  4. Wow, that is pricey. It does sound absolutely wonderful though - maybe a windfall will enable me to buy one :)


  5. heard so many good things about this primer! but really can't justify the price tag :/

  6. Oh my goodness I once had a teeny sample of this it is absolutely gorgeous! I just wish it was less pricey! X

  7. I want to try this but the price really does put me off :)



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