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Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel

Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel review swatch photo
Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel review swatch photo
Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gelreview swatch photo

Illamasqua Hydra Veil has been my primer of choice over the last few months. It's a cross between a primer and a moisturiser, claiming instant hydration, smooth skin and helping your makeup last. Illamasqua Hydra Veil is a thick jelly like texture which feels super wobby. You use the small spoon to scoop out a small amount and then apply it to the face. On application it feels cooling and soothing and spreads easily over the face. It doesn't feel greasy or tacky on the skin and absorbs into the skin instantly. It leaves a smoother hydrated surface and is perfect as a base for makeup.

While I didn't notice anything dramatic happening when I started using this I've had so many compliments on the way my makeup looks since I started using this (namely from Sabrina, who made my day!). I don't think it's anything life changing, might be worth trying out if you're looking for a new primer if you have combination skin and need smoothing and balancing. It is intensely hydrating so if you have dry skin (dehydrated!) this would definitely be a good one for you also. I like it and I'll continue using it up until something else comes along!


  1. My mom uses this and she loves it! I'm going to try and convince her to buy me one. Also I checked out your youtube channel and it is lovely! New sub on there! xx Rena

    Kiss and Make Up

  2. I love the look of this! It looks fantastic. I'm still not an Illamasqua convert, I only have one thing by them and it's a nail polish!

    Molly x
    Lyon Notes

  3. The consistency looks really weird but otherwise it looks quite nice! xxx

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD 

  4. Sounds really good :) anything that hydrates and makes your skin feel nice and soft is always a plus product in my books :)


  5. This sounds lovely! I've been looking for a hydrating primer for the summer.

  6. This sounds amazing but not for my skin type!

    Seaside Beauty

  7. Sound amazing looks quite strange really!

    Pipp xx

  8. I would love to try this :D it looks so odd, but I bet it's amazing :D xx

    Gemma | ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

  9. This looks so weird but so interesting
    So tempted to try
    S xx

  10. This is such an interesting product. Not sure if it would work for my skin but I'd definitely try to check it out just to see what it's like.

    Celina | The Celution

  11. at first when i saw the pictures of this i didn't think i would like it as the packaging looks a little strange (just goes to show you can't judge a book by its cover!) and with pretty oily skin, a gel/hydrating primer might make me look shiny. but i think i definitely want to give it a go after reading your thoughts. i don't actually use a primer but i would love to see if it improved the look of my make up overall! i also like that it smooths the face before application - a real necessity for me! X


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