I’ve recently spent 3 days with Fiona from Illamasqua Belfast learning her tips and tricks of the makeup industry. We had hands-on classes where she would demo a look in the morning and we had the chance to recreate it with her guidance in the afternoon sessions. I learned lots and really enjoyed the three days. One stand out product Fiona raved about was the Illamasqua Hydra Veil primer.
The vegan friendly Hydra Veil gel is really light weight and feels very comfortable on the skin. Containing Vitamin C and B3 which help maintain the skins hydration levels while smoothing the skin and creating the perfect base for foundation.
The primer comes with a handy little spoon which is great for hygiene (especially when you are using the primer on clients and not just yourself.) The gel is self levelling so when you take a scoop out, the product will level over again and look like new. I scoop out a pea sized amount onto the back of my hand and apply the primer with an old foundation brush avoiding the eye area.
Although the product does not provide any long-term hydration benefits, as a primer under my Double Wear foundation it works a treat. As Double Wear can be quite drying and nearly ‘hardens’ on the skin, it is essential for people like myself with dry skin to use a good hydrating base so the foundation doesn’t cling to any of the dryness.
I would definitely recommend Hydra Veil to anyone who suffers with dry patches, and as Fiona said this is a must-have product for any makeup artists kit.
AQUA (WATER, EAU), GLYCERIN, BUTYLENE GLYCOL, PEG-240/HDI COPOLYMER BIS-DECYLTETRADECETH-20 ETHER, PHENOXYETHANOL, NIACINAMIDE, CHLORPHENESIN, ETHYLHEXYLGLYCERIN, INULIN LAURYL CARBAMATE, SODIUM HYALURONATE, ALCOHOL, 3-O-ETHYL ASCORBIC ACID, DISODIUM EDTA, SODIUM ASCORBYL PHOSPHATE, SODIUM PHOSPHATE, PARFUM (FRAGRANCE), METHYLISOTHIAZOLINONE, ACMELLA OLERACEA EXTRACT, POTASSIUM LAURATE, CAPRYLIC/CAPRIC TRIGLYCERIDE, BHT, HAEMATOCOCCUS PLUVIALIS EXTRACT, SODIUM CHLORIDE, TOCOPHEROL, BUTYLPHENYL METHYLPROPIONAL, LIMONENE.
Illamasqua must haves..
Thank you for reading.. • Kirsty •