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Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15

What it is:A mineral-based, water-resistant primer with SPF 15 that neutralizes the skin, minimizes shine, and creates a smooth, uniform canvas for flawless makeup application.What it does:This clean, satin-finish formula helps keep makeup looking fresh and prevents fading. Veil Mineral Primer also absorbs excess oils and minimizes the appearance of pores by evenly distributing light to help hide and soften skin imperfections and fine lines.What it is formulated WITHOUT:- Parabens- Sulfates- PhthalatesWhat else you need to know: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.
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Questions & Answers for Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15

Question
do u need to wear a moisturiser before you apply primer
asked 3 years, 9 months ago
Anonymous
on Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
13 answers
Answers
answer 1
You always have to apply moisturizer to your skin beforehand. This is a primer and doesn't have skincare properties. It does a fantastic job and may look like you do not need a moisturizer. But it doesn't matter if you have dry or oily skin, always apply your skincare, because it will regulate your skin.
answered 6 months ago
SimplyMeee
(Wichita Falls, TX)
answer 2
Yes. I have combination/oily skin and I always moisturize with a light moisturizer before I prime. I use Ole Henriksen Sheer Transformation and then this. I feel like my makeup looks fresher when I do both.
answered 7 months ago
JeKnee
(Seattle, WA)
answer 3
You dont really have to .. but i always too because of my dry skin. It actually looks better once youre done and gives a more dewy look.
answered 1 year, 7 months ago
Kimmyfernandez
(NEW YORK , NEW YORK)
answer 4
YES!
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
smithaarona
(Akron, Ohio)
answer 5
If you're dry or normal, I'd say yes. If oily or combo, no.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
pbcup04
(Florida)
answer 6
You should always moisturize. A Sephora skin care specialist told me that my oily skin will be oilier if I don't moisturize because skipping a moisturizer makes your skin produce more oil. I emailed Hourglass about their tinted moisturizer and they say to moisturize, prime, then apply that product. I say that to say, yes, you should moisturize first. I have pretty oily skin and have had great results using Clinique's Moisture Surge gel under this primer. On oily days, I use the Boscia green tea blotting linens once a day and that fixes any breakthrough oiliness this primer doesn't fix. i hope this long-winded answer helps!
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
Sensitisma
(Augusta, GA)
answer 7
YES!!! I have extremely oily skin, and I always thought that a daily moisturizer was the enemy to my face, but i have been proven wrong! After a lot of convincing from a skin specialist i decided to break down and start using a moisturizer. Nothing special and expensive, just Sephora's brand, because I didn't want to spend a lot of (what I thought would be) wasted money. I can't say enough about the difference it has made! I have found my skin to actually be LESS oily with moisturizing! Also, I feel it actually smoothes my skin before priming, which I also do daily before make-up application. Make sure you are using a FACE moisturizer, though. Don't use your regular body cream on your face or it will make your skin gross.
answered 3 years, 3 months ago
briebelle00
(Elkhart, Indiana)
answer 8
I always do. I never consulted anyone about this so I could be wrong. I use a lightweight moisturizer with an spf. I let that settle before applyin the primer. Words out fine for me. Good luck and experiment. That's the true way of finding out.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
peanutb
answer 9
Yes.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
sfuller2
(El Segundo)
answer 10
Yes, I use one in the winter when it's dry out. Not sure if I'll need it in the summer when it's humid.
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
tiibird
(NYC NY)
answer 11
Yes!
answered 3 years, 8 months ago
sephoraholic1017
(New York, NY)
answer 12
Hello, You do not need to use a moisturiser prior to using primer, although it will benefit the skin (as always). Many oilier skins skip a moisturiser when using primer, especially in hotter or more humid weather. I have combination skin that becomes very oily in the T-zone & I use a moisturising serum prior to my primer, but skip the moisturiser most days (exception being very cold/dry winter days).
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
carolineg
(Boston, MA)
answer 13
Unless you have very oily skin, I would. The first layer I put on usually sinks into my skin, and this isn't moisturizing enough by itself for dry skin. Its great to use over a basic moisturizer to get a little more smoothness and a good chemical free sunscreen on your face prior to going outside with or without a foundation that does not have sunscreen.
answered 3 years, 9 months ago
ellenmd
(Roslyn, NY)
Question
I already own this primer & it works very well for my oily skin. I was wondering if i can use it alone as a moisturizer for my night skincare routine?
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
sephoraaddict4
(San Francisco, CA)
on Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
13 answers
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answer 1
My answer was posted on the wrong question...please disregard :)
answered 6 months ago
Cherizzle
(Arlington, TX)
answer 2
First let me start by saying that having oily skin and having acne-prone skin are not the same thing. They can definitely accompany each other, but they aren't the same thing. This primer is amazing for oily skin, but there could be an ingredient that irritates your acne-prone skin, while still dramatically minimizing the oiliness. Also, it may not affect someone else's skin, but it may irritate yours. Everyone's skin is different and that includes what causes your acne. That being said, there are no typical blemish-causing ingredients in this primer, no irritants and no fragrance and it IS a great option for acne-prone skin. I would suggest asking for a sample from your local Sephora and seeing how your skin reacts to it if you are really concerned. Ask one of their makeup artists to try it on you with a foundation that you know works for you and see how it wears on you. That's what I did. I had a foundation match at Sephora for a new foundation (MUFE Mat Velvet) and asked about a good primer for oily skin and this was her top suggestion. She gave me a sample so that I could see if I liked it after wearing for a few hours before outright purchasing it. Well, I will definitely be purchasing once my sample is gone. It's definitely worth a try if you have oily skin; it cuts down the oil on my face like nothing I have ever used before (I'm 32 and have used hundreds of products over the years) and I have very oily skin. I also have blemish-prone skin, and I've only used this product for about 4 days, but no issues thus far. The person stating that this isn't for oily skin is really mistaken because that's exactly what it is for. The fact that a Sephora makeup artist told them that is also sad. I would not recommend for dry skin, as it goes on matte as soon as you put it on your skin and I have read the reviews by people with dry skin. It also does NOT have shimmer in it (as that same person stated); I noticed an iridescent effect which I assume is what helps neutralize your skin by helping to distribute light to help hide and soften skin imperfections, just like the description says. I have yellow undertones, but a lot of red in my skin that I can't stand, and this helps neutralize that redness. Look up Paula's Choice for a professional, unbiased review on this; I don't purchase anything that goes on my face without consulting that website. I would provide the link, but Sephora doesn't want me to. Let me also tell you that my Sephora makeup artist said that Smashbox primers are all hype, and complete cr@p. I can say that I've used it in the past and was never impressed so I stopped using primer altogether until just now after reading testimonials that the new foundation I wanted worked best with a primer.
answered 6 months ago
Cherizzle
(Arlington, TX)
answer 3
I wouldn't. This is meant as a foundation primer, not as a moisturizer. If you are happy with the primer you currently use, you can give this a miss, as it's pretty pricey. I was also happy with my primers til I tried this, though, and it is now my favourite foundation primer. But for moisturizer, look for something else - that would be my advice.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
dancingdream99
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 4
What I would do it use it over my moisturizer instead of using it alone. I don't do it myself because I don't have problems with my moisturizer but another MUA for another brand said to use primer over your night moisturizer to lock it in. I haven't tried it with this primer but I do notice that when I use it with my day moisturizer, when I was my face @ the end of the day, my skin is so smooth.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
meehluvmakeup
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 5
RE: Using this at night as a moisturizer: Im not an expert, just a consumer who loves this product, but due to the spf and general purpose as a daytime primer, I would use a different product at night that is geared towards hydration-or whatever your specific needs are. Also, given the price of this product, I only want to use it where it makes the most sense.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
leslee
(Tulsa,OK)
answer 6
I wouldn't recommend it as it has SPF in it. One, I think it's a waste of product when you don't need protection at night, you want moisturizers with repairing properties. So save your money, keep this for daytime use under makeup, and get a good moisturizer for night.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
kmball
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 7
This isn't meant as a moisturizer, I wouldn't recommend that at all. You would want something that allows your pores to breathe especially at night, the point of primer is to block everything from getting in, you might risk clogging your pores and making your skin worse if you sleep with this on.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
stylediva80
(Chicago, IL)
answer 8
I probably would not use it at night because I use Josie Maran's Argan oil and I think I would be wasting it. I do use it with just moisturizer if I don't feel like wearing foundation during the day. Just dust a little powder over it.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
lucy2045
answer 9
you could use this product at night but i don't think it was designed for that purpose. if i were you, i would use a daytime face lotion for your skin at night :)
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
meg1985
(Rochester, NY)
answer 10
I do not recommend you use this primer as a moisturizer, because it only have oil-control ingredients (not moisturizers!). You should try the Shiseido Pureness Matifying Moisturizer Oil-Free. This is the best moisturizer for oily skin, I am in love with it! I live in Puerto Rico, having high temperatures all the year, and I have a very oily skin. I can tell you that this Sheseido Moisturizer is excellent. I use it also in my neck and chest areas. Try it, and you will solve your problem!
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
maribel
(Ponce, Puerto Rico)
answer 11
You can use this alone. I do that when I'm in a rush to get out of the house, but as a moisturzer at night? NO WAY.
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
nolasriah
(Denver, CO)
answer 12
No. I would not recommend it as a moisturizer. It is a great sunscreen and primer, but at night is when your skin repairs itself. You need a real moisturizer. I would recommend Luzern Force de Vie Micro Gel for oily skin or Josie Maran Argan Oil moisturizer for combination skin.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
everafterall
(Dublin GA)
answer 13
I recommend you use Ole Henriksen's Sheer Transformation moisturizer. It's super lightweight, oil free and absorbs quickly, leaving your skin very soft. Plus it lasts a long time.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
desireevmv
(Austin, TX)
Question
for dry skin?
I have dry skin in the winter and just bought (and love) the Hourglass Tinted Moisturizer. Would this do me any good? I do not have an oil issue.
asked 2 years, 10 months ago
lovinglady
(Northville MI)
on Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
12 answers
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answer 1
I have extremely dry skin, with flaky patches and all ((YUCK!)). I use a moisturizer ((one most people would use at night)), let it set and absorb for about 10 minutes then apply this primer over top. It locks in all of the moisture in my skin, and even better it waterproofs whatever you put over it! Even better than that, you CAN apply it to the eyelid (something I found out from my sephora consultant).

I think that you will be completely satisfied with this product, and will find that as long as you use a good moisturizer under it, it will help to maintain your skins moisture levels!
Good Luck!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
piccolist13
(Virginia Beach, VA)
answer 2
This primer made my face look too oily so I would think it would be perfect for dry skin. I do use the foundation and am in love with it, so light and goes such a long way with the foundation brush. I would try it, just not for me.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
femmegirl44
(Boston, MA)
answer 3
It would definatley work well...I use a tinted moisturizer and this primer makes it even better
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
lcartgrl
answer 4
This should be great for you - it's not drying but doesn't over-moisturize as well.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
stephanie777
(Georgetown, TX)
answer 5
I also have dry skin and use a moisturizer with Veil. The directions say to apply moisturizer first, which is what I do. Veil doesn't dry my skin in any way, and it helps to keep my foundation in place at times when my moisturizer might otherwise work against me.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
missfrizzle67
(Fresno, CA)
answer 6
I really don't think this is for you if you have dry skin at all. I have combination skin, and this stuff instantly dried my skin out, making it tight and flaky. My skin is not normally dry like that, even when I skip my moisturizer. Yuck! ...Hope this helps :)
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
vanityaphair
(Madison, WI)
answer 7
I actually bought this product because the sales person told me it helped seal in moisture, and they were right! I have combination skin and this made dry spots soft and oily spots "dewy" rather than slicked.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
alwaysimproving
answer 8
This primer has a lighter feel, so I don't know if it will add much moisture to your skin. You might prefer the Smashbox Photo Finish original.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
figpox
(Columbus, OH)
answer 9
My skin gets dry and sometimes peels around the nose and mouth in the winter. I bought the small size of this to try it out and it's fantastic. Smoothing, soothing and not drying at all. No breakouts either. Way less ingredients than other primers and I find there is less to irritate sensitive skin. Moisturize and then apply a pea size amount of primer.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
cynnymn
(New Fairfield, CT)
answer 10
This primer is fabulous, and I would definitely suggest using it prior to applying the tinted moisturizer. It is not oily, but seems to smooth the surface of the skin. I noticed the difference when I forgot to apply it prior to applying the tinted moisturizer.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
ashleysmum
(Manson, WA)
answer 11
If you wear it on top I think it would give you a smoother finish, I put a moisturizer on underneath. It waterproofs your makeup and it's great if you're going to wear foundation over top... I'm just not sure of the value you're going to get for your money if you're not going to wear a foundation over it. I wouldn't recommend wearing your moisturizer over top because I don't think it will absorb into your skin properly.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
stylediva80
(Chicago, IL)
answer 12
My skin is a little dry too and I feel like it helps. I also love it!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
lucy2045
Question
okay for acne prone skin?
I have benn using the cover fx for the longest time but i dnt like it as much cuz it always separates and comes out of the tube watery and im tired of shaking it. is primer evn necessary for acne prone skin? i tried the hour glass one once in a sample and i like the texture and smell of it. idk of it made my acne worse or better cuz it was jst once. is it worth a try?
asked 2 years, 7 months ago
liz1192
(Winnipeg, MB)
on Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
12 answers
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answer 1
I have sensitive skin And the wrong products will definitely make my skin break out with little pimples. I try to avoid products with dimethicone in it because in the past I feel this ingrediant has caused breakouts. However, this primer is so silky nd has worked better than any other primer so I really wanted to try it with my skin. Ive been using it a couple of weeks now, maybe 4 times per week and so far(knock) no breakouts. I'm not 100 percent sure I'm in the clear, but most likely i would of had pimple by now. It could also be that my new lotion choice has been philosophy hope in a jar for the past 2 months and my skin has never looked better. I think the combination of products really contribute to how your skin reacts.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
blondie8377
(New York, NY)
answer 2
Yes
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
yourreporter
(Tulsa)
answer 3
I too suffer from acne, but I do use this primer. I use the primer because it helps my makeup to go on smoother and stay longer. I don't know why anyone else uses it. This product absorbs oil for me for about 3 hours without a touch up. Then I see a small amount of shine. That's not a long time, but no other primer worked any longer for me. However, I have started wearing a very thin layer of milk of magnesia on my skin AFTER I moisturize. I put the primer on after the milk of magnesia. Not only did the milk of magnesia absorb the oil just about all day, my acne has decreased significantly. I don't know if it will work for you, but it works for me.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
reynaj
answer 4
Yes- I have the identical problem as you; it will not interfere with your skin's tendency to breakouts. It is amazing!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
catnhat
(Moorestown, NJ)
answer 5
I've found that it's helped my acne-prone skin - it's so light that it doesn't irritate my skin. I would really recommend this product, it's helped me so much and really settled my skin down. The added SPF is a huge bonus too in summer. Maybe give the smaller $17 bottle a try? You only need a small amount so even that small bottle lasts a long time, and then you can decide whether or not to invest in the larger bottle.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
kindo
(Minneapolis, MN)
answer 6
Yes, it is oil free and will absorb oil. It will make your makup last all day
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
talbo
(Phoenix, AZ)
answer 7
Try it out longer. I would give it two weeks. My local Sephora doesn't sell the small bottle, the $17 one, but I think you can get it online. I think it's worth it. I too have acne prone skin but I do use other things to help with that. I do think primer is important to making makeup last longer.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
meehluvmakeup
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 8
it's good for acne skin because is oil control
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
lizmariema
(Dorado, PR)
answer 9
Yes it is worth a try, I have acne prone skin and it hasn't agitated my skin or caused any flare ups. Also I don't have a problems with my skin being oily after I use this, you know after you've had your makeup on for a few hours and then your t-zone starts to shine, this eliminates that for me as well!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
nique1127
(NY, NY)
answer 10
I would get the small travel size one which should last you about a month and see what you think. I'm a HUGE believer in the natural products as I had lots of blemishes and after consistent use of natural skinecare and foundations, my skin looks great.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
kmball
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 11
I am 45 and had horrible acne from age 10 through my 30's. Just really awful and I have always had oily skin. Although my acne is gone, the oiliness remains although I do moisturize because if you don't your skin will notice and start overproducing oil which is......not good. I use this foundation and love it and tried this primer. The Sephora SA told me ahead of time it's not the best primer for oily skin but I foolishly did not listen and bought it anyway. He was right. It has a little shimmer to it and made my skin look and feel oiler than normal. I returned it for the amazing cosmetics primer and noticed the difference right away. So while I think this is probably a great product, I would stay away if you have acne prone, oily skin. Smashbox makes a really nice, light primer and it's less money than this so that is what I would try if I were you.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
femmegirl44
(Boston, MA)
answer 12
This is definitely worth it and it will NOT break you out. I have very sensitive, acne-prone, allergic tendency skin and it just drinks this primer up. I've had no breakouts since I started using it.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
whitebrownie
(Phoenix, AZ)
Question
Too matte for older skin?
I recently purchased this primer and while it went on silky smooth, I have noticed that it makes my skin look too matte? Has anyone else noticed this issue with this primer? I'm in my late 40's with nice skin but think maybe I don't need a primer? I don't have any issues with my foundation staying put all day...It is advertised as "minimizing shine"....maybe a little "shine" is good for slightly older skin!
asked 2 years, 6 months ago
karenh
(Goodlettsville, TN)
on Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'll be 40 this year, and I actually love it for under my eyes. I don't think it is drying or too matte, I think it feels very moisturizing. Even after it dries, my skin feels very soft.
answered 2 years, 3 months ago
bystarlight
(Tennessee, USA)
answer 2
To me, this product is very mattifying. I have combination skin and it really sucks the life out of my face. To me, as you age, a very matte finish is just more aging.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
amandahw
(Yorktown VA)
answer 3
yes i feel the same way, i am 42 and have nice skin (thank goodness) but as much as i like this primer i do feel it is matte and a little drying as the day goes on....having said that i read about guerlain meterorites primer, and i have also just purchased dr jarts beauty balm which is great and i use it on top of this primer and my skin looked great/ my skin looked hydrated and my makeup stayed on all day....hope this helps/
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
alie621
(New York, New York)
answer 4
You can never go wrong with a sample! I would honestly say that if your skin isn't the 'greasy' type of shiny then you could skip this product.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
smithaarona
(Akron, Ohio)
answer 5
If the primer settles into your skin you may not need a primer after all. Try just using an oil free moisturizer 10 minutes before you apply your makeup. That should provide the moisture your skin needs and keep you comfortable throughout the day.
answered 2 years, 4 months ago
midnightphoenix
(San Francisco, CA)
answer 6
I use Lancome's luminizing foundation with it and it give me that "glow" from within. I'm 58! Hope this helps.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
betteb
(Scottsville, Va)
answer 7
I am dry as well so I moisturize really well before I use it. It does not make me look dull. I do use a hydrating foundation so it does balance itself out a little.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
bmorehon
(Baltimore, MD)
answer 8
I think it's fine for older skin...as long as you moisturize...because it does mattify the skin, so if your not looking for that property, you might want to try moisturizing first, or a different primer altogether.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
pbcup04
(Florida)
answer 9
Although I am 49, admittedly my skin is still oily. I worried that I would look chalky but that hasn't been the case at all.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
missjr
(Washington, D.C.)
answer 10
This primer is definitely matte, and it does reduce shine, absorbing oil, but the matte finish doesn't look dry, but gives your face a very smooth youthful finish, it fills in tiny age lines but doesn't make you look mask-like. I wear with either bare mineral powder over it or apply over my moisture with a little argan luminizer. Try a sample first, or return it if it doesn't work with your skin type.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
seaglitter
(Central Coast)
answer 11
I don't think you can be too old for primer, its always nice to have something to even out your skin. But if you find that this makes you too matte maybe you need a more hydrating moisturizer before you use the primer or you can always use a foundation that gives you a more dewy finish. Hydrating foundation is usually best for mature skin.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
meesh29
(Fountain Valley, CA)
answer 12
It's definetely not for oily skin, so if you have oily, or even normal to oily, i would say avoid this product. A good primer for older skin would be the anti aging from korres, or the photofinish from smashbox. But when in doubt, ask a Sephora sales associate and they can reccomend something perfect for you. There are toooons of primers out there, and they are a must for anyone, as they keep your skin healthier, keep your makeup from settling into fine lines, and keep your makeup from running our disappearing. So my suggestion would be to go into a Sephora and ask an associate about primers and ask her to make some samples for you to take home and try out! Good luck!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
jamiihicks
(Mission Viejo, CA)
Question
how is this compared to Smashbox Photo Finish Original Primer?
asked 2 years, 9 months ago
saolover26
(San Diego, CA)
on Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
12 answers
Answers
answer 1
I'm not a fan of the Smashbox primers but this primer blows every other primer that I do like right out of the water. IMO, Smashbox can't hold a candle to Hourglass.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
dancingdream99
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 2
This product lasts longer and goes on lighter.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
stephanie777
(Georgetown, TX)
answer 3
I have used Photo finish primer and this works soo much better. Never really noticed a difference with the photo finish, but everything stayed perfectly in place & looked fresh all day with this
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
ginflows
(Fredericksburg,VA)
answer 4
No. I loved the Smashbox primers. This is not even close. It stings my skin.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
lovinglady
(Northville MI)
answer 5
I like it better. It has the same great staying power, but it doesn't feel as heavy as the Smashbox product. Let's put it this way: Smashbox' Photo Finish Light used to be my favorite primer. Now I can't do without this one!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
figpox
(Columbus, OH)
answer 6
I tried Smashbox - it did not work for me. I am African American with very oily skin. I gave the product away.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
gigi9194
(Columbia, MD)
answer 7
I was a smashbox girl myself, and this blows it away, people will stop you on the street and you won't be able to stop looking at yourself in the mirror just shocked at how smooth and even your skin looks
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
stylediva80
(Chicago, IL)
answer 8
I personally have used the SmashBox primer and the HG Primer puts all others to shame!! It is wonderful!! It reallt helps us oily skinned girls keep our make-up on and in place!!
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
wykenzie
(wyoming)
answer 9
i was very disappointed with the smashbox primer. I thought it was too heavy and left a weird residue on my skin. This product to me was a million times better. light weight, and absorbed perfectly into my skin. Kept my foundation on all day and felt like my complexion was picture perfect from morning to evening.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
dullbaby
answer 10
prefer it to Smashbox -- which tended to be a bit greasy and lacks SPF
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
valorie1
(Knoxville, TN)
answer 11
I tried the Smashbox too since I had heard a lot about that one as well. For me, it was just okay. The feel and smoothness of Hourglass was just so much better. No comparison.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
la24
(Santa Rosa, CA)
answer 12
it doesn't just add a nice, silky foundation to work from (as the smashbox product does), but it also boosts radiance and evens out darker areas of skin.
answered 2 years, 9 months ago
meg1985
(Rochester, NY)
Question
Oily skin
Can anyone with oily skin comment on how well this works? I am looking for a primer with SPF that will work on my oily skin. I'm not expecting a miracle of oil control, just an SPF formula that won't make me oilier. Pretty much every primer *says* it absorbs excess oil... I need to hear it from my oily-faced peers!
asked 3 years ago
Anonymous
on Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
11 answers
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answer 1
Awesome, amazing, works like a charm for my excessively oily skin!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
catnhat
(Moorestown, NJ)
answer 2
I have oily skin. I'm most oily during the summer. I've used this primer with and without a facial sunscreen and I don't feel its heavy at all. If I'm going to be out more I use Kate Somerville's Sunscreen Serum under this primer. Just remember to use very little primer over your facial sunscreen (if you use a separate product) because the product will ball up.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
meehluvmakeup
(Honolulu, HI)
answer 3
I will attest to it working for oily skin! It is lightweight and hasn't caused one blemish on me. It's one of two products with SPF that doesn't break me out, so it's high on my list of favorite products. It's the winter time, so I can't say how it holds up on oily skin in the humidity, but I will say I can tell it's going to hold up better on my skin than Prime Time did.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
kmball
(Kansas City, MO)
answer 4
I have oily skin and use this primer. I love it! It's lightweight. I hate thick gobs of stiff on my face. I would suggest using a lightweight moisturizer under it such as Luzern Force de Vie Micro Gel. I hated the feel of most primers I tried until this one. Plus it has an excellent mineral sunscreen.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
everafterall
(Dublin GA)
answer 5
I TOTALLY hear you on this! I always always was searching for a primer that would help with the oilies. Many all claim to do it, but merely disappoint. This one fulfills all it claims: smooths the skin, minimizes look of pores, and definitely helps oily gals with those terrible slicks. I'd put on my makeup, and like twenty minutes later, that dreaded shine! And no, not dewy, but SHINY. It was just gross! Not to mention made me want to give up on makeup altogether because that oily feeling was just dirty, and caked up my makeup. Luckily I decided to try this primer, and WOW. I only had to blot once yesterday, and honestly it was in the dark and after a movie so who knows, I may not have needed it. But compare to the usual five to seven times that I NEEDED to blot before, this is truly a miracle. I was beginning to think that the PERFECT canvas was merely a myth. This really will perform for you. AND it has SPF, AND it did not break me out! and let me tell you, my skin is merciless: if a product won't work for me, it'll certainly show it, and most immediately. Give it a shot, it's truly a quality product.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
mmiranda
(Philadelphia, PA)
answer 6
Try the Hourglass primer. Works great for me.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
jmap
(Louisville, KY)
answer 7
It isn't a miracle worker but it does help. I'm not going to lie but at some point my nose starts to get shiny but i've seen it be shinnier. I use this and MUFE Velvet and i love it. It really does try to control shine but you will need a powder touch up half way thru your day.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
lprs
(Victorville, CA)
answer 8
It will work nicely.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
paqui
(North Wales, PA)
answer 9
Although I'm in my 50s, I still have oily skin. I found this primer works great at creating a matte finish. I use Bare Minerals makeup over this (after it dries thoroughly) and I find they all work together great. I haven't worn liquid foundation in years.

Appreciate your oily skin--you won't wrinkle!
answered 3 years ago
ronny
(Bothell, WA)
answer 10
I have combination skin that isn't super oily, but I feel this primer made me oily.
answered 3 years ago
hochdamary
(Las Vegas, NV)
answer 11
I find that it doesn't make my skin any more oiler..but it doesn't provide great oil control either. Certainly the oil is controlled for the first few hours, however, which is pretty good in my opinion. :)
answered 3 years ago
aquaryss
(New York, NY)
Question
Hourglass Veil Mineral vs. MUFE All Mat
Has anyone tried both primers? Do you prefer one to the other? I get extremely oily, and am told both will work well, but which is better in YOUR opinion? They only gave me about a 2 day sample of each primer, which is really nearly enough to be able to make a good comparison :-(
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asked 3 years, 2 months ago
briebelle00
(Elkhart, Indiana)
on Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
11 answers
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answer 1
best one I have tried on my clients is the oil-free from Smashbox
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
rartiste
(miami beach, florida)
answer 2
I prefer the Hourglass primer. I have moderate/heavy oily skin and I sweat probably more than average. The hourglass seems to control my oilyness better, sets my foundation better, and it doesn't feel heavy on my skin at all. With MUFE All Mat, I felt greasy again after 1-2hrs. If you tend to JUST be oily, MUFE may work fine for you, but if you are oily/sweaty, I feel the hourglass works better.
answered 2 years, 5 months ago
nexxie
(San Diego)
answer 3
Without a doubt, Hourglass Veil Mineral is much better for the severely oily...like myself. I have used both, and am blown away by the results of the Hourglass primer. Yes, much more expensive I know, but believe me, well worth the money vs all the money I've wasted in looking for the perfect primer for my extremely oily skin. Good luck
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
pbcup04
(Florida)
answer 4
This one wins for me, hands down. MUFE's primer didn't even stand a chance!
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
ssmittys
(Louisville, KY)
answer 5
NO COMPARISON here! Hourglass all the way! NOTHING ever worked for me before. I will never stray from this amazing product for my extremely oily skin!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
catnhat
(Moorestown, NJ)
answer 6
Absolutely Hourglass. I tried MUFE too, and I'm not a big fan. I have combination skin and my T-zone tend to get oily during the day. And when I tried MUFE, it makes my makeup looked cakey during the day. MUFE doesn't work as well as Hourglass because MUFE isn't as fast absorbing as this one. Good luck!
answered 3 years ago
118makeupjunkie
(Boston, MA)
answer 7
All Mat is better for oil control, but has that 'cone feel to it. Hourglass has no silicone/dimethicone, so it feels nicer. I might suggest trying Urban Decay's Deslick in a Tube for ultimate oil prevention. Under foundation or tapped over top for mid-day touch ups: http://www.sephora.com/browse/product.jhtml?id=P260800&shouldPaginate=true&categoryId=3806
answered 3 years ago
nyaxa
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 8
Definitely this primer is better- I have the MUFE all matt- was also told by sales rep that it is good. Veil is way better and controls oil all day- I have very oily skin
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
mich10
(Sayreville, NJ)
answer 9
I've never tried the MUFE primer but sometimes I can get oily and the Veil Mineral Primer lasts all day AND through a tough workout. You can buy the Veil primer in a smaller size for around $17, which is what I did to test it out. When it runs out I plan on buying the larger size. Also, if you don't like it, you can always return it. I hope that helped!
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
gayle113
(Lanoka Harbor, NJ)
answer 10
If you have greasy skin this is amazing for fixing it. I have greasy skin as well. What's also crazy: I think it cleared up my skin on top of it. I usually have acne-prone skin and I don't think I have had one pimple since I used this product. Get the smaller bottle- it's SUPER small but at least you can try it to see if it works for you.
If it doesn't work for you- try Smashbox Photo Finish. That's also an awesome primer.
answered 3 years, 2 months ago
meggiega123
(Atlanta, GA)
answer 11
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answered 3 years, 2 months ago
1877SEPHORA
(San Francisco, CA)
Question
Can you use this primer on your eye lids?
I want a primer for my eye lids with spf in it, but there is none for the eyes with spf. Would it be ok to use this, or can anyone recommend what I can use?
asked 3 years, 1 month ago
sarajg
(Elkhart, IN)
on Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
11 answers
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answer 1
yes, the reason I purchased this brand is because the beauty consultant says this is the only primer you can use on your eyes. It works to keep my eye fresh looking all day. I have dark circles under my eyes and when I use the veil and concealer it doesn't come off until I take it off.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
jennyontheblock
(Southeastern, Va)
answer 2
I wouldn't; find a concealer with spf and that will work really well! I LOVE Cat Von D's eye shadow primer. You will have to check on the spf factor. Using that prevents eye shadow from creasing or creeping beyond the lids!
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
catnhat
(Moorestown, NJ)
answer 3
I wouldn't recommend putting this on your eyes. The sunscreen is great but you don't want the primer to dry out the delicate skin under your eyes. On the lids may be okay. But it's better to use just a simple zinc oxide or titanium dioxide sunscreen on your eyes. Bare minerals foundation has titanium dioxide sunscreen it and you can sweep it across your eyes safely. I use it almost everyday.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
everafterall
(Dublin GA)
answer 4
I don't recommend this primer for eyes. It's best for the face. I do recommend BareEscentuals eye primer in the dial-up pen or the tube. Again, a little goes a long way with the eye primer. Dab on the center of the lid and gently spread.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
jmap
(Louisville, KY)
answer 5
You can but it doesn't work as well, because the skin on and around your eyes is more fragile than the rest of your facial skin. If you need something with SPF, wear sunblock before primer, that's the best option. Sunblock is very very important for your daily makeup routine. And my favorite eye primer is either Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion Tube or Gurlain Ombre Eclat Eyeshadow Primer. Good luck! :)
answered 3 years ago
118makeupjunkie
(Boston, MA)
answer 6
It won't work as well as an eye shadow primer because usually eyeshadow primers are thick to cover finelines and stop creasing and foundation primers are thinner. I would reccomend just putting a little sunscreen on before an eyeshadow primer (urban decay and too faced primers are great) or you can layer your primer (use an spf primer then shadow primer on top).
answered 3 years ago
crazy4makeup30
(Toronto, ON)
answer 7
This is made for the eyes too! It's the only primer you'll need & it has SPF, it's awesome.
answered 3 years ago
nyaxa
(Toronto, Ontario)
answer 8
YES! I use it on my eyelids in place of eyelid primer, works like a charm!
answered 3 years ago
maggiedot
(Alexandria, VA)
answer 9
yes, I use this all over including my eye lids
answered 3 years ago
lvnalrge1
(Cocoa, FL)
answer 10
Ditto. If your skin leans towards the sensitive side (which mine does) I'd try a small amount in the evening to see if you react. That way if you do you can sleep off the irritation.
answered 3 years ago
rubyred0039
(Chicago, IL)
answer 11
I use this on my eyelids. My eye shadow stays in place all day. I have fairly sensitive skin as well and my eyes aren't irritated at all.
answered 3 years, 1 month ago
ginja
(Boston, MA)
Question
is this primer sold in all sephora stores
didnt see a section for it in my sephora so idk it they even carried it
asked 2 years, 11 months ago
kathryngrrrace
on Veil Mineral Primer Broad Spectrum SPF 15
11 answers
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answer 1
Each Sephora has a different array of counters depending upon area and store size. That being said, if you have a primer display on an end cap somewhere in the store, they should sell it as I believe it is a top seller out of their primers.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
Toria
(Plano, TX)
answer 2
Didn't see it in my local Sephora store...Gainesville, FL. But, it doesn't say ONLINE ONLY when you go to the product page like some products do which makes me think that some Sephora stores do carry it. Also can't believe that as many times that I've been in Sephora with complaints of my oily skin and my quest for the perfect foundation and primer, not one associate has EVER recommended this product.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
pbcup04
(Florida)
answer 3
I purchased mine at a Sephora store. They carried an ample supply of Hourglass products.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
soapcreek
answer 4
Not all Sephora's carry Hourglass; the one I worked at didn't. However, this product is a "Sephora Favorite," therefore it will be on the "Sephora Favorites" primer endcap. If you don't see it, make sure you ask a sales associate. They will be more than happy to show you where it is and probably offer to make you a sample.
answered 2 years, 6 months ago
jamiihicks
(Mission Viejo, CA)
answer 5
They DO! Look under Hourglass.
answered 2 years, 7 months ago
catnhat
(Moorestown, NJ)
answer 6
most are getting it if they don't have it already. I'm in Chicago and every one has gotten it in the last month over here.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
stylediva80
(Chicago, IL)
answer 7
I think they do. I found it in the Canadian Sephora store. Maybe ask a sales person to help you find it.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
decobrey
(Vancouver, BC)
answer 8
I think Hourglass is sold in all Sephora stores.
answered 2 years, 8 months ago
lucy2045
answer 9
yes they only sell it at sephora uder hourglass
answered 2 years, 10 months ago
baglady2011
(fresno, ca)
answer 10
Yes. They have it in the smaller and cheaper size. You can find it when you are standing in line to pay.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
prettyflower
(Antioch, ca)
answer 11
In my area, this product is sold in the Santa Monica and Century City stores.
answered 2 years, 11 months ago
lola444
(Santa Monica, CA)
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