I honestly can’t remember the last time that a primer has captured my attention like but the Illamasqua Hydra Veil just something else. I can’t even begin to think of a rational way to describe this primer except as a slick tub of goo (which honestly isn’t the most helpful way to describe a product in a review) but Ladies & Gents, the Hydra Veil is SO much more than a tub of goo . . . it is THE ULTIMATE TUBE OF GOO!!!!!
The Illamasqua Hydra Veil – via LookFantastic – is a half hydrator, half primer, self-levelling, futuristic clear gel modelled after the squidgy alien eggs that I used to buy from the corner shop as a child – 90s babies know what I mean – The Hydra Veil is formulated with Microalgae, Plant Extracts, Vitamin C and B3 to instantly hydrates and smooth skin while maintaining the skin’s hydration levels through the day. The intended effect is healthier looking skin with a balanced finish.
After I stopped poking the Illamasqua Hydra Veil and actually began to use it, I was definitely surprised by how cool and refreshing it felt on the skin. I do have to admit that I do not use the Hydra Veil every day as I looked through the ingredients and noticed it has Plant Extract which could potentially trigger an allergic reaction but when used every other day, my skin seems to welcome it.
The only thing I can say that made using the Illamasqua Hydra Veil a bit awkward was the tiny little spoon it comes with. It’s ridiculously tiny!!!! I’m actually on the hunt for a spatula (or a Capol spoon) to use with the Hydra Veil so I can avoid using the spoon it comes with but apart from that tiny (and I do mean tiny) issue. I quite like this primer and would definitely recommend it.