The Hydra Veil primer, took the beauty industry by storm last year! It looks like a clear gel that would indeed hydrate your skin but to most people’s surprise it was a make-up enhancing primer too which actually worked! I had heard so much about this product and when I felt the cool gel like texture I was not convinced it would act as a good primer. Instantly my skin felt like it had just drunk a glass of water and super-smooth but it’s almost like it sunk into my skin giving my skin a deeper hydration and inner glow. As I applied my make-up I felt that the Hydra Veil had prepared my skin perfectly for flawless application. A few hours later my skin looked like it was glowing but not shiny, just like I had a natural glow to my skin and hardly any visible imperfections. At the same time, it was doing good to my skin with plant extracts, just like the Skin Base Foundation.
I was perfectly happy with the Hydra Veil and then earlier this month the new Matte Veil landed! The consistency is similar to the Hydra Veil, it is not a clear gel but more like a nude water-based lotion. I actually had a day where I wore the Hydra Veil on one side of my face and the Matte Veil on the other and applied my make-up using the Skin Base Foundation as normal, you can see this video on my YouTube channel (once it is up). To be honest, at first I didn’t notice any difference between the two but as the day went on I noticed the the Matte Veil side was still very matte. There was a healthy glow but no shine coming through at all.
Depending on what you are going for both these primers are amazing! I love both but I prefer a more matte look and therefore prefer the Illamasqua matte veil. Both are priced at £30 and are available from Selfridges and ASOS (£27) ♥
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