Press Sample (Affiliate Links)
Hourglass makes magical products, all you have to do is try one of their lovely products to know this truth. Whatever draws you to the line-- it is the high quality and product innovation that will make you stay. They make masterful foundations, but their Veil Fluid Makeup really deserves to be in a class all by itself. This medium coverage foundation utilizes the greatest advances in technology to bring us an astounding anti-aging foundation infused with skincare quality ingredients that work overtime in creating a perfect complexion every single time you use it.
Hourglass A super-luxe medium coverage treatment foundation with short and long-term benefits for the skin. Fortified with a pair of powerful anti-aging actives, Veil Fluid Makeup creates the appearance of younger-looking skin. The silky formula delivers long-wearing coverage and protects skin from the sun with broad spectrum SPF 15.
Formulated with the peptide Matrixyl® Synthe’6™ at 3% to help support the body’s natural ability to produce collagen, and help reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. Matrixyl® Synthe’6™ is a milder, non-irritating alternative to Retin-A
Skin Tightener ST™ PH, a plant- and marine-based active, visibly lifts, tightens and smooths the complexion and helps improve skin’s texture
Vitamin E helps nourish, hydrate and protect the skin
Shield skins with broad spectrum SPF 15
Free of oil, parabens, phthalate, sulfates, fragrance and vegan-friendly
Recommended use: "Prep skin with Hourglass Primer. Shake bottle well and apply to moisturized or primed skin with fingertips or Hourglass Foundation Brush. Sponge application is not recommended. Apply one pump to the back of your hand. Starting in your t-zone, take a small amount from the back of your hand (use foundation brush No. 2 for an airbrushed finish), blend down and outwards to the sides of your face. For additional coverage, apply another pump."
My experience: While Veil Fluid Makeup is described as having medium coverage, it is buildable. Therefore, those who prefer a more full coverage foundation do not have to miss out on the amazing benefits of this otherworldly foundation. Likewise, those who prefer a more sheer coverage can easily get their most desired level of coverage by adding a touch of primer or lotion to a pump of the this foundation, or simply by applying less product.
The Matrixyl® Synthe’6™works magic by encouraging the skin to produce more collagen-- thereby helping to diminish the appearance of fine lines. Skin appears soft and supple with visibly improved texture-- even after you remove your makeup at night. I have noticed that when I use Veil Fluid Makeup exclusively for a few weeks that my skin looks much better when I don't bother to wear makeup at all. The results are real, and while I don't have more than expression lines to contend with-- I have been asked repeatedly whether I had something like an in-office medical peel since my skin looks so rested, rejuvenated, youthful, and with a pronounced clarity.
Hourglass sent me No. 1 Ivory, which is described as a fair shade with pink undertones. While the arm swatch appears decidedly yellow-based against my cool-toned skin, trust me when I tell you that it morphs into the perfect shade once it warms up and melts into my skin a few minutes after application.
The formula itself is lusciously smooth and creamy and can be used with or without a primer. However, for the most amazing sensory experience try using it on top of the Hourglass N° 28 Primer Serum (review forthcoming)-- this combination is truly mind-blowing, and frankly unlike anything else that I have ever tried.
No. 1 IvoryIngredients: Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 4.0%, Oxybenzone 3.0%. Inactive Ingredients: Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetyl Peg/Ppg 10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Behenate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Hexyl Laurate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Isododecane, Isoeicosane, Macrocystic Pyrifera Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Carbonate, Pvp, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Silica, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherylacetate, Tribehenin, Triethoxylcaprylylsilane, Water. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891).
Overall assessment: Three cheers for Hourglass-- they have made yet another miraculous product!
$60.00 for 1 oz. Available from Hourglass, SpaceNK, Barneys New York & Sephora. (Affiliate links)
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