Hourglass Veil Translucent Setting Powder

4.2

12 reviews

83% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.8

Price: $$$

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Age: 44-55

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Curly, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This is a phenomenal translucent powder! Light and airy, so finely milled, loose powder. It has a very subtle tint, so it’s not pure white. The packaging is well thought out as the others have mentioned, love that there is no wastage, no puff cloud and you only need a small amt to cover your whole face. (usually two dips in the dish with a extra large fluffy brush is the perfect amt for me). I use this to buff all over after I apply my make up and the effect is astounding. Blurred, soft finish, make up melds beautifully in my skin. Buffing with this powder blends sharp edges and calm down any heavy handed bronzer/blush etc. I also use it to set my under eye concealer looks great. I can vouch it does not dry my face out, as I use mostly powder or stick foundations/products. My favourite part abt this product is no photo flashback! Bonus points for that! lol... lasts all day. HG status.
This was recommended by my favourite mua on YouTube, ‘puffins wife’ she did me right, no regrets, for me worth the price tag.

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Age: 30-35

Skin: Normal, Fair-Medium, Neutral

Hair: Other, Other, Other

Eyes: Other

Fine powder, makes my make up stays longer.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure

Hair: Black, Other, Other

Eyes: Brown

Definitely a YouTube made me buy it. I don’t really like wearing powder - I have dry combination skin which is prone to a dermatitis. This powder doesn’t look cakey and has a beautiful blurring effect. I also took a few photos, no flash back and it looks I used a filter. Perfect powder. Definitely my favourite.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.


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Age: 30-35

Skin: Acne-prone, Fair, Cool

Hair: Red, Straight, Other

Eyes: Brown

This was a YouTube made me do it purchase. This is a very expensive powder. The packaging is amazing and it is the most ingenious loose powder container I’ve ever seen. It has a little bubble in the middle so when you dump it upside down with the lid on so powder fills that small space and it’s just the right amount for your face with no mess. It’s amazing. It’s essentially translucent even though it appears to have a tint. It has no coverage at all (which is fine). My issues are it’s claims to blur pores, control oil, and set makeup/increase longevity. Yah...no. This makes my acne scarring on my cheeks look like sunken in craters. And I get oily almost right away. When I apply it I literally don’t see a difference and then an hour later comes the oil and crater face. I’m oily combo, and I don’t think I’m that oily. I don’t blot. But this makes me look terrible. This probably is a powder for dry to normal skin and people with smooth skin. But I do not recommend this if you have pores or any oil at all. I don’t have wrinkles so I can’t attest to that.

4 of 5 people found this helpful.


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Age: 36-43

Skin: Sensitive, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Green

Wow, I really love the way this makes my skin look. I admit I am quick to buy something new that has great reviews, and therefore I wind up with a lot of returns since good reviews do not necessarily mean the product will work for me.. This is one product I am so glad to have purchased. I don’t wear foundation. My everyday look is smashbox cc cream, undereye concealer, whatever primer of the day, eyeshadow, mascara, and bronzer. I applied this before my bronzer and my skin looks so.....fantastic! I have some smile lines (juvederm wearing off!) and some undereye lines and this really seems to blur them. I was using Makeupforever setting powder and it can’t hold a candle to this.
Fast forward, 8 hours later and my skin still looks... fantastic! The packaging is nice also, I just tap it and the perfect amount comes out.
Very excited about this one!

5 of 6 people found this helpful.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Normal, Fair, Cool

Hair: Blond, Straight, Fine

Eyes: Blue

This is a beautiful setting powder with an ingenious packaging design which dispenses the perfect amount of product. Lately I've been trying to avoid setting powders if I can given at 60 years old, my skin is increasingly showing more signs of age despite good skin care, and most setting powders just make me look older. I like that this has a slightly luminous finish and doesn't look matte or dry, although being a powder it still does dry my skin out slightly. I've been alternating this with the Laura Mercier Candlelight Glow finishing powder but this one is nice in that it doesn't add any extra color the way the other one does. It holds up my makeup pretty well for a 12 hour day and doesn't get cakey on me.

15 of 16 people found this helpful.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Other, Fair, Not Sure

Hair: Blond, Other, Other

Eyes: Blue

I love this powder it gives my makeup an air brushed finish. It is quite expensive but it is an awesome powder.

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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brown, Other, Medium

Eyes: Blue

This powder reminds me of the late, long-lamented (by me) Versace Extra Soft Glow Loose Powder, but I think it's a bit better. I've never used a powder so finely milled, and Hourglass designed a great component for it that dispenses about the right amount every time, which is helpful with a powder this fine. It has no shimmer (I swatched it full-force with a finger onto my hand, went out into direct sunlight to scrutinize it, and there is no shimmer in sight), yet it lights up my face in a most subtle way that is incredibly flattering. I am shocked by how great my skin looks when wearing this. I have dry, aging (okay, aged) skin and quite a lot of melasma. This didn't make it all disappear, but it certainly veiled all that, for lack of a better word, and made me look healthy--not noticeably glowy, but subtly, radiantly healthy. I applied this with my cheapo Ecotools Sheer Powder Brush (which I love) and got a very even application without splotches or powder flying everywhere, and it works beautifully to set undereye concealer. As for color--this is a one-size-fits-all shade, but it is not at all white or chalky (it's nothing like LM Translucent, which looks like flour in comparison). It has a hint of a peachy tint (like the old Versace powder) that I think adds to the overall effect, but doesn't show on the skin. I'm NC 15-20 and it's perfect. I also found that it didn't make my skin look dry, nor was it drying, and amazingly, it still looked great eight hours after I applied it. I can't address oil control because it's not a problem for me, and I don't use setting sprays, but for my skin and my issues, it's perfect. I have already repurchased. (I didn't believe the claims and tried a sample first. I immediately bought the full size.) Yes, it's pricey, but for this quality and effect, it's worth it. Thank you, Hourglass, for another extraordinary powder product!

15 of 16 people found this helpful.


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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Medium, Warm

Hair: Black, Wavy, Medium

Eyes: Brown

This powder is a dry skinned girls best friend, lover, husband, wife, child!!! It is the only powder that actually works for my skin without drying up my face or looking like I have something on my skin. It just sets so beautifully and flawlessly and is truly translucent. I didn't find that it flashes back in photography. Its expensive but I only need the tiniest amount to set my entire face.

9 of 11 people found this helpful.


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Age: 44-55

Skin: Sensitive, Fair-Medium, Warm

Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Hazel

Well, here I am to share my experiences with this powder- and evidently, to spoil the party! lol! In a nutshell: I am very disappointed. I paid almost $50 for this powder, so your darn tootin' I expected perfection in a jar at that price! My first use of it surprised me because it was a lighter-colored powder than I expected, and it reminded me of those "white" setting powders that were real popular a few years ago. You know, the ones by MAC and Makeup Forever that made Hollywood stars and starlets look like a bag of flour exploded in their faces right before the paparazzi snapped their picture? Yep, that's what this powder reminds me of. It is fine milled, which I like- but it seems to add a whitish cast to my face. I haven't taken a selfie while wearing it because I am not a person who enjoys seeing my picture after it's been taken; but I should take one and see if I have white blotches on my face while wearing this powder. (I will, and then update this review with my results.) Here is the ONLY THING I like about this powder: The jar, because the design of it makes for easy pick-up of powder on your brush without making a big mess.

Things I do NOT LIKE are: 1) The price; 2) The light tint of the powder; 3) It does not work well on combination/oily skin like mine; and 4) It magnifies my pores instead of blurring them. I wear powder for two reasons: to set my foundation, and to keep the shine off my face. This seems to work for only a few hours before I begin to see my pores again and my nose starts looking shiny. BIG DISAPPOINTMENT for the price tag. I will not buy this again because it doesn't serve my needs.

I would recommend this for people who are fair with mature or dry skin; and who don't desire a hint of color or need all day shine control. NOT recommended for people with large pores who are trying to hide them.

UPDATE 5/18/18: I tried this the day after I wrote this review, and I took a few selfies to test for white spots in the picture. While it did not give me "flour face," it DID make my face look oily in the pictures, and this was about an hour after application. My cheek area closest to my nose looked like I was wearing highlighter, and my pores looked larger. It was horrible! I will never use this powder again, and I can't return it. I wish I had someone to give it to... what a waste of money!

9 of 15 people found this helpful.


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