Monday, 28 April 2014

Illamasqua Matte Veil Primer

Illamasqua launched their original Hydra Veil a while back now with great success. You will often find it used in a Pixiwoo tutorial because of how lovely it sits on a dryer skin.
 Not to alienate people with a combination or oily skin Illamasqua are launching the new Matte veil primer this May.

Comes in the same style 30ml pot as the Hydra veil with inner cap lid and decanting hygiene spoon.

You can tell instantly on application that this primer is water based. It feels cool to the touch and blends in quickly with the fluidity of water but with a slight gel texture.
 High up on the ingredients list is alcohol denat. This is added to preserve the product but also helps act as an anti bacterial agent.
 Butyelene Glycol ingredient helps to dissolve excess oil produced by the skin and Sodium Hyaluronate keeps skin moisturised, balanced and prevents the skin from drying out especially if you suffer with dry patches also.
This smells AMAZING! You can smell the alcohol in it but it's not unpleasant at all. It smells like an exotic coconutty cocktail.

Apply your moisturiser as normal and then spoon a small amount onto your fingertips. Massage in over full face or just the T-zone. It absorbs quickly and the skin instantly feels dry with a matte/velvet texture.
 You are ready to apply your foundation straight on top.
 Definitely helps to keep oil at bay. I found I could wear a dewy finish foundation without my face looking like the back of a spoon by lunch time. It gives you the versatility of being able to wear different finish foundations without worrying about your natural oils coming through.

If you have an extremely oily you may still want to use a fine loose powder down the T-zone but test it without the powder first as you may find it looks too matte and dry with both.

 This is available from 8th May 2014 for £30.00 from



  1. Was very excited until you mentioned alcohol denat, that clogs my pores like nothing else

  2. Thanks for sharing your opinion:)

  3. I'll definitely be trying the oily / combo skin version :)
    Josie xoxo | Fashion Mumblr

  4. Would you use it in place of a primer?

  5. This looks such a great product! I love the Illamasqua blushes the most! x

  6. This sounds good :)
    L x

  7. great review! x

  8. This looks so good, I really want to try this or Hydra Veil!

    Laura- DemandBeauty xo

  9. I had to sell my hydra veil as it didn't work with my oily skin so this sounds like a dream! I am so excited to try this! Lily Bettie and Elsie


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