I have been a huge fan of Illamasqua ever since I discovered the brand when I first started blogging a few years ago. The main products I have in my collection is my Illamasqua lipsticks which I just treasure. I have tried a fair amount of their products including their eyeliner, blusher and also their foundation. One product I was wanted to out was their primer as I have heard many positive reviews on it but was a bit on the fence about actually purchasing it since it costs £34 with a volume of 104g.
I actually found a lot of Illamasqua makeup in my local TK Maxx a few months back and not only did I find the amazing Shiver eyeshadow palette at a bargain price but I found the Illamasqua beyond veil primer for £10 compared to the retail price of £34!!! BARGAIN.
The primer comes in a nice jar and it does actually feel like a nice premium product. It kinda reminds me of a modern twist on retro skincare products packaging back in the Victorian era or something like that. The primer opens by turning it and inside you are greeted with a lid that has an instrument that kinda looks like a spoon/scoop which is for applying the right amount primer onto your skin.
Underneath the lid, you have the actual primer which is a champagne colour and has a bit of sparkle to it if you look closely. The texture is very unique in my opinion as many primers I have tried in the past have been cream based but this is gel based and comes out in a sort of chunks that you can’t get out perfectly but nonetheless, the scoop works well at getting the amount of product you need.
Applying this to my freshly washed face is pretty simple really. I just get the scoop and get some of the beyond veil primer and apply generously to my face. It absorbs into the skin quite easily after a few moments, at first my face looked quite shiny until all absorbed completely then you can see some of the sparkles which have a lovely golden shimmer.
About Illamasqua Beyond Veil Primer
The beyond veil primer is actually a partnership of Illamasquas iconic Hydra veil primer and the metallic illuminating beyond powder. It has a lightweight gel formula that instantly hydrates the skin to give a lovely glowing and illuminated finish.
Beyond veil is formulated with multi-active ingredients including gardenia Florida fruit extract and sodium hyaluronate which help retain a youthful look. It also has haematococcus pulvais and vitamin C to help improve skins elasticity and brightness.
Aqua (Water, Eau), Alcohol Denat., Butylene Glycol, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polyacrylamide, Phenoxyethanol,& Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 60, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Sodium Hydroxide, Laureth-7, Parfum (Fragrance),&Nbsp;Sodium Hyaluronate, Glycerin, Sodium Citrate, Xanthan Gum, Titanium Dioxide (Ci 77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491, Ci 77492).
🐇Vegan-friendly and Cruelty-free 🐇
Other primers by Illamasqua include
Hydra Veil primer
Matte Veil Primer
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