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Illamasqua Beyond Veil Primer review

Illamasqua mini Beyond veil primer
Illamasqua mini Beyond veil primer

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6 ml (sample size)
30 ml
30 USD

Ingredients

Aqua (Water, Eau), Alcohol Denat., Butylene Glycol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polyacrylamide, Phenoxyethanol,&Nbsp;Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 60, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Laureth-7, Parfum (Fragrance),&Nbsp;Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Sodium Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492)

Description

Beyond Veil is a mix between two of Illamasqua’s iconic products: the intensely moisturizing Hydra Veil and the metallic, illuminating Beyond Powder.

The new unique, light-weight gel formula instantly rehydrates skin to give a natural, glowing finish where skin appears illuminated from within.

How to use it

Apply evenly over cleansed, dry skin

Leave to dry and follow up with foundation or BB cream.

My thoughts on Illamasqua mini Beyond veil primer

This is one of those products I have been wanting to try out but never bought. And finally I received this in one of my subscription boxes and I was really super exited to try it out. Primers can be amazing but they can also be not so amazing. One really need to think about what type of primer one needs. As for me, my skin is super dry and can be patchy if I don’t exfoliate enough. So I can not buy a sebum control primer since it would be a catastrophe for my skin. As goes for an oily skin type being a super moisturizing primer. So my main concern is hydration and pores (blurring). Which makes this an ok match for me.

Packaging

The packaging is simply amazing. I just love it. But I do prefer my product to come in a tube or at least with a spatula. The original size of this one do come with a spatula which is always a good thing.

The texture is really gel like and I must say I find it quite nice. When applying it, it feels cooling and almost watery in its texture.

As for this being a moisturizing primer and really can’t agree due to that my skin is super dry and this is not enough to make any difference for me. If you have a more normal skin type this might be perfect for you.

Illamasqua beyond veil primer is scented in some way. It does smell more chemical (or maybe a little flowery) than anything else, but at least it is not a strong sweet smell. The smell does linger for quite some time but it really doesn’t bother me.

Illamasqua beyond veil primer
Illamasqua beyond veil primer

This primer contains golden shimmer which is an ok way to get a nice glow to your skin. I do prefer my skincare to give me that glow from within and I really don’t think it looks as good when you add shimmer to a primer as good skincare does. But that is just me. If you don’t care much for skincare and are looking for a primer to give you a nice glow this might be amazing for you.

As for me using this as a regular primer, well, no I wont. Simply because I don’t feel it gives me enough moisture and I do find it really expensive for what I get. Instead I have been using it by mixing it up with my moisturizer. Simply because I am way to cheap to not use it up…. sorry but that is the truth. And when mixing it up it gives me just a tiny bit of glow and I am ok with that…

I give this product 3/7

 

Where to get it

Illamasqua

Amazon

 

Other primers

NYX Hydratouch Oil Primer

Lumene illuminating primer

The ordinary high spreadability fluid primer

 

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