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Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer – Canvas of your makeup

April 5, 2017

Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer – Canvas of your makeup

“Pretty is what you are. Beauty is what you do with it.” – BareMinerals

Hi Loves,

The first step of a good makeup is a good face primer. It’s like preparing the canvas for the perfect art. When we are talking about good face primers, there are several in the market. My current favorite is “Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer”.

About Face Primer

As a newcomer to beauty industry’s makeup products, primer has quickly become one of the must have products in all beauty enthusiast’s closet. Before foundation primers were engineered, women simply used their moisturizer as a primer. In addition to moisturizing, a primer has benefits to smooth out the surface of your skin and fill in pores, fine lines, and wrinkles. It creates a smoother surface for easier foundation application. Human skin releases natural oils throughout the day which breaks down your foundation. Primer acts as a net barrier which keeps your skin separate from your foundation/BB cream/etc.  This results in a smoother, more natural look with all of the skincare benefits.  There are a few main types of primers: moisturizing, oil absorbing, light-reflecting, color-correcting, and pore-minimizing. No matter your skin tone, or regular makeup habits, a good primer can do wonders for your beauty look.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer - Canvas of your makeup

About Hourglass

Hourglass Cosmetics was founded in 2004 when beauty industry veteran Carisa Janes saw a void in the beauty market. Founded with a commitment to reinventing luxury cosmetics, Hourglass has carved a niche for itself as an innovative beauty brand. The brand is acclaimed for its breakthrough formulations, technological innovations and unwavering commitment to reinvention. The company creates Complexion products which are infused with the most groundbreaking active ingredients available to create unbelievably surreal skin. Distinguished by sensorial textures, modern color collections, and sleek custom packaging-Hourglass puts the art in state-of-the-art. Today, Hourglass can be found at Bergdorf Goodman, Nordstrom, John Lewis, Mecca, Net-A-Porter, Liberty, Space NK, Urban Retreat at Harrod’s, as well as Sephora stores in the US, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, and Canada.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer - Canvas of your makeup

Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer - Canvas of your makeup

Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer – Canvas of your makeup

When we talk about good quality primers Hourglass falls on the top of the list featuring some state-of-the-art primers they offer. This Veil Mineral Primer is perfect for oily or combination screen. This is a mineral based, water resistant primer with SPF15 which absorbs excess oils from the skin and minimizes the appearance of pores. I take a small amount on my finger tips and apply all over the face before putting on the foundation. It glides easily and gets absorbed well in to the skin unlike some other silicon based primers that just sit on the skin. This creates a smooth, uniform canvas for flawless makeup application. After that once I put my foundation it stays put for longer time without becoming too shiny or too cakey.  It evens out my skin tone and makes my pores appear diminished.

It is formulated without Parabens, Sulfates, Synthetic Fragrances, Synthetic Dyes, Phthalates. Veil Mineral Primer is formulated with naturally derived titanium dioxide and zinc oxide instead of chemical sun-blocking agents. This water-resistant primer is also 100 percent free of fragrance, oil, and gluten. The primer comes in a sleek frosted glass bottle with a metal pump dispenser. It looks full white from outside which is very nice and classy. It is travel friendly too.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer - Canvas of your makeup

Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer - Canvas of your makeup


  • The skin absorbs this white primer easily and Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide provide gentle, broad-spectrum sun protection.
  • It makes my makeup look so flawless throughout the day and it’s spectacular in photos.
  • This primer improves the look and extends the wear of foundation without looking too shiny or cakey.
  • It feels lightweight in the skin. In addition it does not cause any reaction or break out so it is suitable for sensitive skin too.
  • The texture is silky and not a heavy slippery silicone texture
  • It temporarily smoothes out fine lines and diminishes large pores giving a flattering matte finish.
  • You will not find any Parabens, Fragrance, Sulfates, Synthetic Dyes, Vegan-friendly and it is NOT tested on animals.

Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer - Canvas of your makeup

Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer - Canvas of your makeup

Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer - Canvas of your makeup



Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer - Canvas of your makeup

Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer - Canvas of your makeup

Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer - Canvas of your makeup


This is easily available in all major makeup stores and online like Sephora, Nordstrom etc. You can also easily find it in Amazon with the lowest price. Amazon is always safe and shipping is super fast so I always get from there. You can also go for the Amazon prime if you need faster delivery. Check out the link below:

Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer SPF 15 0.33 oz by Hourglass

Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer - Canvas of your makeup

So with this state-of-the-art primer you can surely elevate your foundation to unprecedented performance that extends the wear of foundation for a perfect complexion that lasts. I hope you all liked my review of this beautiful primer and let me know in the comments how you like it. If you are also looking for the best foundation to match with this, you can try the Bobby Brown foundation for which I wrote a review here. If you liked this post, please hit the Love button, comment and subscribe to my newsletter to get all my blog posts right to your inbox. Also don’t forget to follow me in Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.

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Hourglass Veil Mineral Face Primer - Canvas of your makeup

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  • Reply Sue April 7, 2017 at 6:17 pm

    Very informative…never knew primer had so many aspects to consider. Thanks for all the great information!

    • Reply April 22, 2017 at 1:13 am

      Glad you liked my review. Thank you so much.

  • Reply Katy April 7, 2017 at 10:51 pm

    I always hear amazing things about this primer! It’s so expensive though, so I’d probably try a sample of it first

    • Reply April 22, 2017 at 1:11 am

      I do the same. I always try out a sample first in Sephora and then buy the full version. It is amazing and you will love it.

  • Reply Amanda RInehart April 8, 2017 at 1:56 am

    Ive never tried an Hourglass product! Ill have to try though because they always receive rave reviews!

    • Reply April 22, 2017 at 1:10 am

      Hourglass is an awesome brand and you will love their products. Surely try it out and let me know.

  • Reply Rachel April 8, 2017 at 2:22 am

    I haven’t heard of this brand but I’ll have to check it out!

    • Reply April 22, 2017 at 1:09 am

      Surely check it out. Hourglass is a very premium brand and you will never regret with any of their products.

  • Reply Leanna April 8, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    I’ve been on the hunt for a new primer and I think i’ve found it with your review! I love your review style, giving a little demo, talking about the product, how it’s used and a bit about the brand. Thanks for sharing!

    • Reply April 22, 2017 at 1:09 am

      Thank you so much. I am glad that you liked my reviews. Check out the other reviews on my blog too. I am also excited that my review has concluded your primer hunt.

  • Reply blossawe April 10, 2017 at 12:52 pm

    Great description of a product 🙂

  • Reply Carly Delski April 10, 2017 at 8:02 pm

    This primer looks great!! I’ve never heard of it before but will be checking it out some more! Plus I love the actual casing it’s in –super cute!
    xx Carly |

    • Reply April 22, 2017 at 12:57 am

      Ohh the casing is super cute. And the primer is a very superior quality, one of the best in the market.

  • Reply Amanda April 10, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Wow! This looks amazing! I agree that the first step to applying make up is a great primer! I’ll have to check into this.

    • Reply April 22, 2017 at 12:49 am

      Thank you. Surely check it out and let me know how it is.

  • Reply Oyinkan Ogunleye April 13, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    I still need to try the hourglass foundation! I keep hearing about it. Never thought about the primer. Good review!

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