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Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer.

I love discovering new brands and their products. I've known about Hourglass Cosmetics for quite some time, but never had the opportunity to try any of their products. After hearing about so many celebrities wearing Hourglass top events, I knew this was a line I had to check out. I can't think of a better way to check out the line than with one of their best sellers, the Veil Mineral Primer.

Veil Mineral Primer is said to "neutralize redness, minimize the appearance of pores, help soften the look of fine lines and wrinkles and repel water to ensure makeup appears fresh all day long."

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer

This primer is elegant upon first look. It comes housed in a beautiful frosted glass bottle with a bronzed colored cap that covers an airtight pump.

The primer itself feels very liquid, and not like most primers as it is pumped out. But as it applies, it starts to get that silicone-ish powdery type of feel to it as it seems to blur the skin and make it look simply beautiful. I love the silky feel and how it makes my foundation apply effortlessly and very even. Imperfections and fine lines are definitely burred. It also helps to make my foundation, and entire makeup, look great all day as it helps it last longer than without primer.

It is important to note that this also contains an SPF of 15 which is great for additional sun protection. It is a physical sunscreen, which is the type of sunscreen that reflects the sun off the skin, so I wouldn't wear this if I knew I would be having my picture taken.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer comes in two sizes; 10 ml. for $18.00 or 30 ml for $52.00. You can purchase online at or in Sephora.

Reader Comments (16)

Was just browsing this brand at Sephora when I went in to pick up some Josie Maran (which the section is getting smaller and smaller, that makes me sad) and there was a man that I think was an Hourglass makeup artist because he was very fluent in the brand. He was showing powders and the blurring capabilities, but I did never find out what product he was talking about. I did look at this primer, but really couldn't get to the section because it was crowded there. Now that I know you love it, I might just order it online and forgo testing it first. Thanks for the review. It really helped.
I love this primer and I actually used it for my wedding and the photos came out fine. Maybe it was because all the photos were inside, but it worked well and it's my favorite. Don't know what I'll do when I run out. It is expensive!
Sounds luxurious!
Happy to hear that there is a smaller version available so I could try it before spending. Ive read that this is a great one but I am hesitant because of the over $50 price point.
I love this primer! I got a sample of it and just had to buy it...and, since it's such a splurge, I'm saving it until all of my other primers are used up for the most part!
I didn't know that about the light reflection. Thanks for the tip.
Bought this recently - works well and so far hasn't clogged my pores. It does help foundation spread more smoothly, last longer. Got the concealer, which is good. Returned the foundation - wrong color & much too matte. And I LIKE matte!
I love this too, just wish it wasn't so expensive!
Lily -

So glad I helped you! Hope you decide to give it a try. It's my new favorite primer.
Patty -

It is a bit pricey for a primer :(
Ruthie -

It is a luxurious primer, both in feel and price!
Diane -

Do try the smaller version first, but I bet once you try it, you will be sold!
Olivia -

It is so fantastic and so worth it, isn't it? Your plan sounds super smart. Use those old ones up and don't look back.
Soos -

Thanks for the comment! I haven't tried the foundation or concealer yet, only the primer and a lip color. Sorry to hear that the foundation didn't work for you, but so happy that the primer did.
Cindy -

I hear ya! All of the Hourglass products are expensive, but worth it. I am biased when it comes to great beauty. I really can't believe it's in Sephora and not at higher end department stores (unless it already is and I'm being ignorant!).
Great product! I was not aware of this light reflection factor thanks for suggestion.

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