Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

I’m going to hold my hand up and be honest here. I have never really understood the point of primers. I’ve tried the silicone based primer such as Benefit’s Porefessional and Maybelline’s Baby Skin and I’ve loved the creamy formula of the MONU illuminating primer. I’ve got sucked up in the hype of other products offering flawless, smoothed out skin yet I’ve always never been wholly convinced. I forget to prime. I forget I own primers. I also go through stages when I remember and then I use it all the time, then forget again. Until now. Now, I have discovered the holy grail of holy grailness in the sleek and sophisticated form of Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer (insert ‘Praise the lord hands emoji here!).

Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

A chance meeting after a 100 point Sephora reward, and a small tube of Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer found its way into my make up bag, and also into my heart. After using the Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders and the Hourglass Ambient Blushers, I am fully aware of just how amazing these are for your skin. Soft focused skin and blurred out lines, I look like I’m bathed in an ambient light even in the harshest of sunlight. Would the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer do all this too? The answer is yes, and more. One single pump is enough to cover your face in this white-violet iridescent liquid that illuminates your skin with a glow from within. A veil of velvet instantly wipes out any lines and gives that soft focus that is synonymous with the Hourglass brand. Add an oil free formula into the mix and this really is a wonder product.

Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

I can’t explain in words how I look when I wear it but I will try. I feel lifted, and those cheeky fine lines have not disappeared, but have just blended out. Smooth without a hint of silicone, I’m not sure whether it is the iridescence of the liquid that has magically given the illusion of young skin or if it really is just magic. My skin feels velvety soft to the touch but has the most wonderful glow. I feel and look flawless and that is pre foundation. When foundation is applied, it sits on the skin like a dream. I don’t feel like I have any form of oil build up, especially on my T Zone, which is a common issue with other primers, even those that state theyare oil-free. My foundation lasts, and I rarely need to reapply powder when I’m wearing the Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer. It somehow keeps me glowy, yet mattified enough for my liking.

Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer

The Hourglass Mineral Veil Primer was only a 10ml sample size, however I loved it so much that I forked out the $52 for the full size. I have been using the primer on every day that I wear makeup and it’s a definite keeper. So much love! Hourglass is stocked in the UK at Space NK and the Mineral Veil Primer is £52.

  • Hallelujah. It’s honestly so fantastic to finding something amazing. Holy grail products are so hard to come by. :] // itsCarmen.com ☼ ☯

    • Isn’t it! Do you use this primer too? It really is the best!xx

  • I love that primer, it is expensive but well worth the money.


    • Definitely worth every penny!xx

  • This looks completely different to any primer I have tried before, I never used to get them before either but they really help my pores as well as longeitivity and this sounds great xxx

    • Its better than a primer, its like heaven in a tube!xx

  • I completely agree – this primer is amazing. I had something like 3 deluxe samples I was using for a few months but I finished that last one a month or two ago – I haven’t forked over the cash yet because I have a fee primers in my collection at the moment but I so want to!

  • I absolutely love this primer, never lets me down!

    • Its the holy grail isn’t it!xx

  • A glowy, yet mattified look is exactly what I go for, so this would be perfect for me. I don’t own anything from Hourglass but I always read amazing reviews of the products. The next time I’m in Space NK I’ll be trying this out!
    Daniela xo | danielascribbles ♥

    • You need to get some Hourglass. Its a total game changer!xx

  • I was almost hoping you’d say you hated this! I got a handful of sachets when I bought my ambient lighting palette and I haven’t been able to work out if it’s the primer or the powders that have been making my skin look stunning. I think it’s both to be honest, so I’m going to have to shell out for the primer at some point soon. Can’t live without it haha x

    • Its the primer. Its a god. Its my whole universe!xx