Hourglass CosmeticsVeil Fluid Makeup Oil Free SPF 15
0 fl. oz. for $60
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Hourglass has built a reputation based on the popularity of this liquid foundation; although it's a very good foundation, it isn't as spectacular as you would expect given the price. Dispensed from a pump, this silky formula provides medium to full coverage. This foundation's pigmentation is so concentrated that if you're seeking sheer application, you really have to blend and blend again to get a more translucent, lightweight appearance. It's worth noting that the texture is far thicker than the "fluid" in the product's name suggests, so a little goes a long way.

The shade range is impressive, neutral and has options for those with very fair skin to deep.

The formula's primary drawback is that it only provides SPF 15 coverage, since SPF 30 or higher are recommended for adequate sun protection.

  • Lush, creamy texture that blends easily and evenly on skin.
  • Dries to a powdery finish with a subtle glow.
  • Medium coverage can be built up to full and still look surprisingly natural.
  • Considering the amount of coverage, it feels surprisingly light.
  • All shades are impressively neutral.
  • Fragrance-free.
  • SPF 15 is too low to provide adequate sun protection.
  • Expensive.
Last Updated:12.19.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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Active Ingredients: Octinoxate 7.5%, Octisalate 4.0%, Oxybenzone 3.0%. Inactive Ingredients: Cetearyl Ethylhexanoate, Cetyl PEG/PPG 10/1 Dimethicone, Cyclopentasiloxane, Dimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Glycerin, Glyceryl Behenate, Glyceryl Dibehenate, Hdi/Trimethylol Hexyllactone Crosspolymer, Hexyl Laurate, Hydrolyzed Wheat Protein, Hydroxypropyl Cyclodextrin, Isododecane, Isoeicosane, Macrocystic Pyrifera Extract, Magnesium Sulfate, Palmitoyl Tripeptide-38, Pentaerythrityl Tetraisostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Phenyl Trimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Potassium Sorbate, Propylene Carbonate, PVP, Quaternium-90 Bentonite, Silica, Sodium Benzoate, Tocopherylacetate, Tribehenin, Triethoxylcaprylylsilane, Water. May Contain (+/-): Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide.

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Hourglass At-A-Glance

Hourglass Cosmetics bills itself as luxury performance makeup, and for the most part that description is apt. The luxury aspect is apparent in the brand's packaging, which evokes sophistication and glamour. As for what's inside, while not every Hourglass product is a blockbuster, it has a number of strong products in its lineup, particularly its Ambient Lighting collection of powder makeup products. There are also some standout options for lip colors, and its Veil Fluid Makeup Oil SPF 15 foundation is a blogger and Beautypedia favorite for good reason (you can find out exactly why in our individual review). Hourglass does offer a small selection of skincare, but when it comes to this brand makeup is truly where its strengths lie.

For more information about Hourglass Cosmetics, visit www.hourglasscosmetics.com or call 310-392-7799.

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