Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup Oil Free SPF 15 Review

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Published on July 28, 2010 with 9 Comments

My latest favorite liquid foundation to fake glowy, flawless skin? Hourglass Veil Fluid Makeup.

Formulated with Retin-A, Matrixyl, Skin Tightener ST and vitamins A and E to stimulate the production of collagen, reduce the appearance of wrinkles and improve skin texture, this foundation promises to provide super, long-lasting coverage for a luminous complexion. It comes in a 30ml bottle with a pump and is oil-free, paraben-free, fragrance-free and contains SPF 15.

There are a total of 8 shades available, which all tend to run dark. I was sent a sample of No. 2 Light Beige, a medium neutral beige that is a shade darker than my NC30 skin.

Much to my surprise, the foundation has a semi-thick texture that resembles a cream foundation rather than a liquid foundation. Yet it goes on very lightweight and the silicones give it a great slip so it spreads and blends easily.

The coverage is on the medium to heavy side so using a light hand is key in applying this foundation. I like to mix this with a primer or moisturizer to sheer it out and it always covers up my undereye circles and fills in my pores nicely without creeping into fine lines or wrinkles.

The dewy, skin-like finish is another thing that I liked. I never feel nor look like I am wearing makeup when I use this. The foundation also wears well on my dehydrated combination skin and does not change color, crease or turn my face into an oil-slick.

The only con I can think of is the price. The foundation is pretty expensive at a whopping $60 but considering how my sample (which contained no more than a few pumps) gave me at least 6-7 applications, a bottle should last a longggggg time.

Bottom line, I can see myself wearing this. Those with dry or mature skin will also really like it.



No. 2 Light Beige


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Hourglass Cosmetics Veil Fluid Makeup contains Matrixyl is available at Sephora or $60.

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  1. $60?? Yikes! I’ll stick to my L’Oreal foundation for now.

  2. I know but you can always get it during Sephora’s FF event for 20% off!

  3. Thanks for the review! I’ve always wanted to try this foundation and the Guerlain Parure Extreme, both have such good reviews!

  4. so expensive…

  5. love this stuff =) wearing it today

  6. I went and bought this after reading your review and I completely agree with you. The price is steep but the foundation does deliver. My skin has not looked this good in a long time. Thanks Phyllis!

  7. not for nothing, you really do get what you pay for. I have not tried hourglass yet. However, I have tried the gambet of cosmetics from cheap to expensive. The cheapies only benefit is really the price. The quality of ingredients that come in the cheapies will really ruin your skin and look chalky and awfull. I am all about ingredients. Look at the first ingredient on most of the cheapies and you will 99% of the time find it to be mineral oil, an occlusive product that sits on the skin and clogs pores.
    dont go for brand name or price, go for quality ingredients….

  8. What colour would be good if I am a 40 beige in Chanel?

    • Hi, I would say 1.5 or 2.0 in Hourglass Veil Fluid are good match for Chanel 40 beige.

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