This primer feels like heaven on my face and is heathy chick chic. Love it to pieces. It does all it says it will and more. If you like something silky but not too heavy this is the primer for you.
Such a great first step in my make up regime. My day starts pretty early with one job, continuing into the evening with my second job as a waitress, and it holds up from 9am, to sometimes as late as 11pm. I do have issues with oily skin, and find that this doesn't entirely stop that, by the end of the day I look more "dewey" than oily. Love love this product, not so much the price tag, but it's worth it!
How can there only be 11 reviews of this miracle product?!
After trying a sample of this primer, I really wanted to find something cheaper that I liked as much or even almost as much.
This stuff is the holy grail of primers for me. I sampled several others including Smashbox, Pur Minerals, Shiseido, Benefit... Nothing compares in terms of the lightweight, smooth, satiny finish of this product. Pur Minerals was close and I was tempted to try it, but while it had a similar application and feel... the performance was not as good. With this product, I am seeing incredibly matte, long lasting results. I am prone to getting really shiny after only a couple of hours, so I need something for oil control and keeping my make up on my face.
This is amazeballs.
I am a really big fan of this primer. I've tried several different kinds over the years, but have never been impressed as much as this one. Yes it is pricey, but to me it's very worth it if you can shell out the cash. This primer doesn't feel heavy or oily, but in fact is great for my oily skin. Smooths on and creates a canvas where I can easily apply my foundation to perfection.
this primer makes my skin feel like silk...no velvet!! its smooth and long-wearing, a gorgeous product! after a while my makeup tends to rub off no matter what i do throughout the day the first day i tried this i didn't have to do any touch ups and at 11PM when i got home it still looked amazing! i love the look, the color and the feel this product gives to your skin and i believe its perfect for all skin types and colors :D
still oily/ feel strange
i was really excited when i got a sample of this stuff and but i have to say say i hate it when i put it on it felt very strange and it left me matte for a little bit but when i got oily i really got super oily. this prouduct was a huge miss for me.
This primer is heaven sent! It feels super silky smooth on the skin and is very lightweight; your makeup just glides on. It's exceptionally useful for those who have oily skin and breakouts like myself, since it's formulated with Zinc Oxide which has anti-inflammatory properties. This has to be named the best primer of the year :)
Best primer for oily girls!
Meet Hourglass's Veil Mineral Primer. If you're oily, you've just met The One. According to the Hourglass website, this primer makes your pores and fine lines barely noticeable, ensures that your foundation stays put all day, protects your skin from the suns rays, and, get ready ladies:
WATERPROOFS YOUR MAKEUP. Mmmmmhmmmm girl, you read that right! Now I'm not saying swim in the ocean and act like you're a Victoria's Secret model running on the beach for a photo shoot right after, but for day to day wear, this is gorgeous! Speaking of pictures, don't worry about the SPF, there is no white cast when using flash. And when I say this is for you oily girls, I mean it! I have tried mattifying products from more brands than I can even remember, and this is hands down the best oil controlling product out there! It doesn't make you stay completely matte all day, but the level of dewiness it imparts on your skin is actually a desirable and healthy looking glow.
Also, Ive decided that from now on when I rave (or rant) about a product, I'm going to get all scientific and tell you what the ingredients do. I think if you're a product junkie like me or you're interested in skincare, you might want to know what you're putting into the biggest organ you have!
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer: What's in it?
Cyclopentasiloxane: This is a silicone, it gives the primer that silky slip that you feel when applying it to your face. However, that function of this ingredient is just one amazing factor. Cyclopentasiloxane is one of the ingredients that makes the primer water resistant. It also hel ps plump the skin wherever imperfections like enlarged pores or fine lines happen to be. This ingredient is also pretty nice to have in your primer because it absorbs fast into the skin, delivering its benefits and leaving you feeling hydrated, but not sticky! Remember, this is the FIRST ingredient. That means there is more of this than any other things in the product! You better already be hooked.
Isododecane: This also aids in the spreadability of the product. It doesnt do a ton of other things though.
Polysilicone-11: This is a "film-forming" agent that could possibly be another ingredient that helps make your makeup water resistant and leaves your skin feeling smooth.
Polymethylsilsesquioxane: This does the exact same thing as the previous ingredients!
Hexyl Laurate: Ohhhh, look how fancy this one is! Its a skin softening ingredient! Sweet :)
Peg-10 Dimethicone: Skin softening! I get the feeling Hourglass likes to double up on the ingredients...can't hurt right?
Polyglyceryl-4 Isosterate: Softening and soothing!
Stearic Acid: This just makes the product thicker.
All in all, this is a pretty darn amazing product! Like I said, if you're oily, it is a must have!!
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Best Mineral Primer
I've been using this product for about 2 weeks now and I'm dumbfounded. It's absolutely amazing! This has definitely become my HG Primer. It glides on so smoothly and gives you the same feel that non mineral primers have. It works well for my dry/combo skin.
Makeup stays put for at least 8 hrs.
Blurs and fills in my fine lines and acne scars
I feel like one pump is a bit too much for my entire face