Hourglass CosmeticsVeil Mineral Primer Oil Free SPF 15
1 fl. oz. for $52
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This weightless, colorless, and shine-free primer gets high marks for its unique fluid-like texture and its built-in mineral broad-spectrum sunscreen. Worn under foundation, it absolutely improves the look and longevity of foundation; worn alone, it will soften fine lines and the look of enlarged pores. This works for all skin types, but it's especially great for combination or oily skin that's sensitive and prone to breakouts.

  • Once absorbed, this white primer with sunscreen completely disappears on your skin.
  • Titanium dioxide and zinc oxide provide gentle, broad-spectrum sun protection.
  • Improves the look and extends the wear of foundation.
  • Suitable for sensitive skin, including rosacea.
  • Temporarily smoothes out fine lines and diminishes large pores.
  • Flattering matte finish.
  • Fragrance- and irritant-free.
  • None.

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This product earned our highest rating because of its unique formula, lack of fragrance, and superior sun protection. However, we typically recommend primers only if they perform well and also contain beneficial ingredients for skin, which in this case is the inclusion of broad-spectrum sunscreens. For best results, pair this with a moisturizer loaded with antioxidants and skin-repairing ingredients to further improve your skin.

Last Updated:11.26.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
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Active: Zinc Oxide (4.2%), Titanium Dioxide (2.45%), Other: Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Polysilicone-11, Polymethylsilsesquioxane, Hexyl Laurate, PEG-10 Dimethicone, Polyglyceryl-4 Isosterate, Stearic Acid, Alumina.

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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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