Hot Beauty Buy: Illamasqua Matte Veil
I am soaking up as much as I can of what’s left of summer, and while I go about doing that, I’ve discovered that Illamasqua‘s soaking it up too – the unwanted oiliness in my combination skin, that is. Illamasqua’s Matte Veil (which was released at the beginning of this summer) works double duty all day long while I encounter the humidity, heat, and shining sun. The key ingredient Butyelene Glycol dissolves skin’s overactive oils (say bye-bye to that super shiny T-zone or chin). I’ve dealt with a really oily T-zone for years, and while I find that Matte Veil doesn’t completely eliminate every trace of shine for a whole day, it has been really noticeable how significantly less I’m reaching for the usual blotting sheet throughout the day.
In one step, the Matte Veil helps to prime skin prior to makeup application and creates a shine-free matte look. Skin is left looking even and radiant… on super confident (or rushed) days, I’ve even left the house without putting anything additional over it! Even the smell is delightful – it reminded me of light vanilla yogurt, and in a good way, with the formula smelling faintly sweet and feeling cool upon application.