Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel Review!

Hello beauties, I hope you're all having a great week so far. This post is about my Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel that I was raving about in my previous haul saying that I could not find it because it was sold out everywhere. Well about 2 weeks ago I was out with my girlfriend in Santa Monica (3rd St. Promenade to be exact lol) and we were roaming around Sephora when I saw only 2 of this left on the shelves! I grabbed it and ran to the counter. I was so excited and happy I finally found it that I did my makeup for 3 days straight just so I could use it....I'm not a freak I swear haha!

Now lets get into the product details:

I don't know about you guys but I have never tried a primer with a gel formula and this is definitely the most unique thing about this primer. 

How do I use this product:
I always moisturize my face (Kiehl's Ultra Facial Cream 24-hour daily face moisturizer) prior to adding a primer. Depending on the thickness of my moisturizer and how fast it absorbs into my skin I always let my moisturizer sink into my skin for at least 10-15 minutes (again it depends on what you use) before I apply a face primer. Once that process is over with I apply this primer...a little goes a long way girls...I let this stay on my skin for at least a few minutes then I go about applying my foundation! I feel that this gives me a flawless foundation application every time. I have tried to moisturize, prime, and apply foundation one after another and it has no effect on my skin. This could be because of my skin type or it could be because I'm caking up my products. 

A tip I have for my ladies who aren't very dry is that this primer is intended to be part moisturizer part primer so technically you don't need to moisturize you can just apply the primer then your foundation...I do both steps because I need to! You just need to find what works for you!

Why I like this product?
If you guys follow my blog you know that I used to be obsessed with Too Faced Primed & Poreless (the original) as a primer. Don't get me wrong that is still a great primer but ever since I got my hands on this baby it just raised the bar for all primers! It is so extremely hard for someone with my skin type (dry & flakey) to get a flawless foundation finish let alone find any great face products (foundation, powders, and so on)...thats why I'm always trying something new out. When I realized that this product gives me flawless results every single time it changed my life...it sounds dramatic but its true. I no longer need to worry about heavily moisturizing my face hours prior to my makeup application or worrying if my foundation will go on flawlessly that day...yes these were big concerns of mine before I discovered this product! I can honestly say that I will repurchase this product over & over again! 

The only con to this is that it is SOLD OUT!
As I mentioned before I got this from Sephora but the only problem is not all Sephora locations even carry the brand Illamasqua, only the big ones. 
You can ask to get an email when this item is back in stock otherwise, you'll need to try your luck at other locations!

As always I hope this post helped and comment below or send me an email with any questions!
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