Review: Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer (Travel Size) – £20 *

I think I’ve found my ultimate beauty product (very bold statement), if you follow me on Twitter, you’ll know I’ve been tweeting about this product all week. I recently attended a Space NK event and became aware of the brand Hourglass – they have so many incredible products, wonder products which solve all and make you look and feel amazing, that I’m surprised I’ve never bought anything from the brand before. 

I played around with the Veil primer on my hand and liked the feel of it, and I discovered a sample size (5ml) at the bottom of my goody bag a few days later. Cue much excitement. 
I’ve been loyal to Benefits Pore-fessional for some time now, but this has without a doubt superseded that and become my instant favourite. After first use of the Veil primer I was hooked. It smoothed over my skin and created the most flawless base for my makeup. After getting through two tubes of Pore-fessional, I was sure I was faithful but I know now that my heart belongs to Hourglass. 

Veil is a satin-finish, mineral primer which smooths over skin, minimises pores and helps to keep foundation in place for longer while also keeping shine at bay. Nothing new there, as you’ll know if you’ve used a primer before, but this formula is like nothing else. My skin is instantly smoother and naturally flawless and my foundation sits so well, lasting longer and staying shine-free.
I do still have the odd blemish here and there, but it’s a massive improvement and I can’t believe how well my foundation applies and how flawless my skin looks after I’ve applied this.  

I can’t express my love for this product enough, it’s heavenly and has really improved my overall complexion and how I feel about my skin. 
The price isn’t so delightful and I’m not sure if I will be able to keep up this habit. I’m definitely going to purchase at least a Travel Size (10ml) and see how I get on, as you only need a small amount of primer so it should go far!

Have you tried anything from Hourglass?

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  • I’ve been looking for a good primer for a while now, this one sounds really good 🙂 x

  • Your make up looks lovely in this post!

  • Wow, what a positive review! I sounds really good. Will try asap. 🙂

  • I’ve been looking for a primer for ages and still haven’t found one I like. Looks like this could be a new one to try out!

  • I’ve been looking for a good primer for ages. I thought I’d found what I was looking for when I bought Laura mercier foundation primer but I discovered I was allergic to it after using it for 4 days. I might have to give this a go x

  • I used a liquid felt tip liner from them that was brilliant as it was thin and perfect for me and my small eyelids. That finish looks amazing, but the priiiiice, haha. xx

  • this sounds amazing, just what I’m looking for, it’s just the price is pretty high :/ I love benefits porefessional too 🙂

  • Thanks for sharing! I will try it out. x

  • You look absolutely radiant in this photo! If that’s not a selling point for the product, I don’t know what is! xx

  • This sounds fantastic! Thank you for sharing – your skin looks lovely x

  • Your skin looks so good. Never used a primer, I might start to!

  • Looks good! love mineral cosmetics!


  • I really want that primer but it’s just so expensive I had to go with a L’oreal one instead.

  • always on the look out for a new primer! x

  • I have been considering trying Benefit’s Porefessional for a while, I might try this instead!


  • I haven’t heard of this brand before, it seems a little out of my price range but does sound like an amazing product. I’ve only recently started using primer but it’s made such a huge difference to the application and staying power of my foundation. I use a matte primer from the body shop 🙂
    Love Holz oxo

  • Aw this product sounds amazing ! xx

  • I’ve just used up my MAC prep & prime so I may try this, great review 🙂


  • Oh wowser, this sounds amazing! I’m glad you’ve comapred it to Porefessional, I do love that but I’m SURE sometimes it makes my pores worse… Can’t believe how expensive this one is though 🙁