Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15
Hourglass Mineral Veil (oil free) SPF 15


430 reviews

63% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.2

Price: $$$


Active Ingredients: Zinc Oxide 4.20%, Titanium Dioxide 2.45%. Other Ingredients: Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Polysilicone-11, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hexyl Laurate, Peg-10 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isosterate, Stearic Acid, Alumina

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Brown

I have tried Hourglass products, mostly because I was looking for a natural brand that wouldn't demage my skin. I first tried some products in a Sephora in Canada.
This primer makes my skin silk.
It dries up fast
My foundation lasts much longer (I also use Houglass's foundation and without the primer it doesn't have a perfect finishing)
It may become too liquid when you open the bottle
Need to shake well before using
Note: I haven't used this product during summer yet so I'm unable to evaluate it's dureability under hot and humid conditions. I'll update this review later.

Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Other, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

Not sure how I feel about this primer. I have repurchased it, and I like it but it's expensive and seems there should be a dupe. It also separates and I have to shake it really hard or it's watery. It gores on smooth and improved the texture of my skin and my foundation stays put all day so I have no complaints and really do love that. I have tried numerous other primers and this one is the best.

Age: 25-29

Skin: Normal, Fair, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Curly, Fine

Eyes: Green

It seems like this has quite a following, and I hate being the "Debbie downer" of a beloved product, but this just really didn't do much to help my makeup last throughout the day.

The application is smooth and my makeup went on very well over this (hence the two lippies), but sweet fancy Moses, my face was a hot mess after about five hours of wear. Creasing and separation was evident, and my pores looked like Moon surface craters. Granted, the lighting in my bathroom is harsh, but my makeup looked great as I left this morning so...

Just for reference, I have mostly "normal" (slightly oily), and even-textured skin with some enlarged pores but no fine lines or wrinkles yet, just a couple laugh lines that this definitely did nothing to help with the creasing of. I used a foundation that is supposed to hold up after 12+ hours of wear and has never let me down.

If this were $15 at Target I'd probably toss it and be over it immediately.. but this set me back quite a bit more than that and the saleslady at the very shee-shee makeup corner of a Vegas Nordstrom was singing it's praises like it was the best thing since the Beauty Blender.

The formula is fine, feels nice and evening on the skin and doesn't have any obnoxious odor or glimmer. It just has zero wear-time enhancing or pore-filling properties IMO.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.

Age: 36-43

Skin: Combination, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This primer is perfect. Yes it's expensive but it's worth it. Not only did is it the greatest primer ever, it also has SPF.

on 3/13/2017 6:11:00 PM

Age: 19-24

Skin: Oily, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Black, Straight, Medium

Eyes: Brown

The price tag of this primer is atrocious, but this makes my makeup look so flawless throughout the day and it's spectacular in photos. I have oily skin and I found many matte primers felt tacky and did nothing for controlling oils or blurring out my pores. I got the HG Mineral Veil Primer as a deluxe sample from Sephora's 100 point perk because I found the price to be outrageous, yet so many people raved about it.

The texture is silky and not a heavy slippery silicone texture. It feels lightweight in the skin and I used a dime sized amount on my largely round face. In addition, my skin did not react or break out from this primer and I have sensitive acne prone skin. I feel this primer works best with matte foundations such as the Marc Jacobs Re(marc)able Full Cover Foundation Concentrate or Revlon Colorstay because the foundations didn't cling onto my dry patches as much and I found it was easier to apply the foundation onto my face. With this primer, my makeup appeared airbrushed and soft in photos as well as in person. As an oily skinned person, I found this controlled my oils at a moderate rate as I did not look like greasy mess, but rather slightly dewy and glowing. I also like the SPF 15 included in this primer, which is suitable for everyday use and it doesn't cause flashback.

After finishing my deluxe sample, I can commit myself to buying the full size of Mineral Veil as I almost love everything about this primer. I highly recommend people to try this before buying the full size. I found my holy grail primer, which I thought wasn't possible for my sensitive oily and acne prone skin.

2 of 2 people found this helpful.

on 2/8/2017 7:31:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Other, Other, Not Sure

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

This is my dream product. I applied it under my makeup one morning before work, as I normally do. However, on this morning I had to walk to work in the pouring rain... with no umbrella. Finally got to bluemercury and looked in the mirror after tissuing off the rain... flawless. Not only is this product effective, it just feels amazing on the skin. Won't go without it.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

on 2/1/2017 12:59:00 PM

Age: 44-55

Skin: Dry, Fair, Cool

Hair: Brown, Kinky, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Only primer that doesn't allow my make up to smear off. i really locks down your make up and sticks it to your face. It also enables my foundation / concealer to GLIDE across my skin so smoothly and easily, spreading out with my fingers. I use much less make up.

A winner in my book as it actually does something while other primers sort of sit on my skin.

Every other primer has just cost me money

1 of 1 people found this helpful.

on 1/26/2017 11:27:00 PM

Age: 25-29

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

I'm giving this stuff a 4 star rating even though I will not be purchasing it. I got a sample of this from Sephora recently and used it for a couple of days. It makes applying my foundation so much easier. It also really helps my makeup to look better by the end of the day. The only thing that's keeping me from buying a full size is that it breaks me out. I am incredibly breakout prone, though, so I feel like this is more my skin's fault rather than the products fault. If you run the ingredients through cosdna none of them are incredibly comedogenic. I'm sad that I can't continue to use this.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.

on 1/18/2017 3:38:00 AM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Warm

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Green

This is as close as I've come to a holy grail primer.
First, a few quick words about my skin. Just finished accutane and now on a 'maintenence dose' (40mg /week) to keep the oiliness away. So, my skin is 'normal' to slightly dry but, above all else, sensitive. Large pores, some wrinkles, no blemishes.
As for the texture, this stuff is neither thick nor thin, opaque white, almost 'powdery' and very slippy. Very much a 'cone' based primer.
I spread this on my skin and I can a beautiful, even canvas. Slightly powdery finish. Perfect amount of slip to smooth over my foundation. Does help to minimise pores and wrinkles. Doesnt irritate my skin. Contains SPF for added sun protection.
So, why do I love it so much? This stuff makes my foundation last all day. Really extends the wear of my foundation- by the end of the day, my foundation is still looking fresh and in place. Honestly, I've never before not since encountered a primer capable of extending the wear of my foundation- if it weren't for this stuff, I'd swear the entire notion was a pernicious mythology.

I do have a few gripes, though.
First, the bottle. I find the pump really poor quality and, when it's starting to run low (not even super low- like, a quarter left low), it doesnt pump out product. I ended up having to unscrew it and get it out with a q-tip. Leads to a lot of wasted product not to mention a pain in the ass.
Second, this stuff is too thick to shake up before use and I find that I often get a few pumps of liquid.
Finally, the price. Wickedly expensive, and I do have to use a couple of pumps to cover my face so it doesn't really last a long time.

So, try yourself a sample first. Just be careful- you may fall in love with a really expensive must have, HG product.
I'll keep searching for a primer as good as this. There's gotta be a dupe out there... o_O

3 of 3 people found this helpful.

on 1/13/2017 1:54:00 PM

Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Brown, Curly, Coarse

Eyes: Grey

This is a nice primer for drier skin imo, I'm just too oily for this unfortunately. Love that it has an SPF in it and it is a bit thinner than many other primers but at this point I just can't use these heavy silicone primers. Would not repurchase but this would probably be great for those with dry skin.

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