Sunday, 3 January 2016

ILLAMASQUA HYDRA VEIL






Plump skin on your face is seriously one of the best feelings ever. Everything just works better when it's plump and smooth. Foundation smoothes on like a dream and powders seem to stay put. Ain't no time for a crusty base here!

Something that I continuously keep repurchasing to achieve this feeling is the Illamasqua Hydra Veil (£32). Since it's launch 2 years ago I have been an avid fan and have converted many of my friends and family onto it as an alternative primer/moisturiser. It just feels so cool and comfortable on the skin and underneath daily makeup.

Hydra Veil is a jelly formulation that wobbles when you open it (teehee) and the idea is that you scoop a little out with the spoon provided and massage onto the face in place of a moisturiser or primer. It contains algae and Vitamin C for ultimate skin hydration and brightness. When I apply the jelly, it almost melts away instantly and feels ever so slightly (I stress SLIGHTLY) tacky on the skin. This gives me confidence that whatever I put over the top is going to grip - a perfect trait for a primer to have in my opinion!

I totally avoid moisturiser when I apply Hydra Veil as it acts as a 2-in-1 product - a great time-saver in the morning before work. One pot of this has lasted me about 3 months if used most mornings, which is GREAT.

...also, if you mix the jelly all up (like the child that I am) and leave overnight it sets back to normal by the next morning. PURE MAGIC!

Have you tried Hydra Veil? What are your favourite primers/hydrating/moisturising products?

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4 comments:

  1. As a definite convert, I can't believe I ever used anything else. Makes the biggest difference!

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  2. I've never tried this but the consistency you've described reminds me of a Body Shop moisturiser that I've always used at night but could just be the PERFECT priming product. So thanks for the inadvertent tip, haha!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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  3. I really want to try this! xx

    http://www.taintedblues.co.uk/

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