Hourglass Cosmetics Veil Translucent Setting Powder

4.2

13 reviews

84% would repurchase

Package Quality: 4.8

Price: $$$

Package Quality: 4.8

Price: $$$

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Age: 25-29

Skin: Dry, Fair, Neutral

Hair: Blond, Wavy, Fine

Eyes: Blue

Initially I wanted to start with a travel size for that powder as, honestly, I probably have too many of them. But discounts and free gifts did their dirty business and I ended up with a huge full-size one.

I love the good matte or semi-matte look but it’s a bit difficult to achieve for me as I’m prone to sweating and my chin is also sometimes prone to oiliness. The funny thing is that otherwise my skin is mostly dry.

Okay, let’s start with cons:
• it’s not travel friendly as it’s big and glossy;
• as with most HG products – there’ll be fingerprints all over;
• the effect doesn’t last all day, can be alright for up to 6h though.

Pros:
• once you’ve found out how to get a medium amount of powder (I shake it slightly while keeping the lid not fully closed) – it’s actually pretty comfortable to use – I’ve lost minimum of powder with this one;
• it’s huge: the amount of powder is over 10g, will last a while;
• the packaging is pretty while impractical;
• it gives the most beautiful healthy finish I’ve ever seen on me achieved with a powder. And I’ve tried plenty of them including the HG pressed powders.

I still think that the powder could be better: especially in terms of having more staying power. And idk if it affects my makeup as I only use the light amount of it during the warm seasons. But overall I really like it and use it often, so unless I find something much better (what I doubt) I’ll repurchase HG Veil powder when it’s over.

3 of 3 people found this helpful.



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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, ‘Mel Thompson’ she did me right, no regrets, for me worth the price tag.

6 of 6 people found this helpful.


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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.

4 of 5 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.

7 of 8 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!

7 of 8 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.

4 of 6 people found this helpful.


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Age: 56 & Over

Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Neutral

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!

18 of 19 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.

10 of 12 people found this helpful.


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