Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel Review

Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel Review

As soon as I heard Illamasqua was releasing their Illamasqua Hydra Veil Rehydrating Gel I knew I had to have it. I’m prone to dry and sensitive skin so as soon as I heard the word ‘Rehydrating’ I was sold. I love Illamasqua products, and have recently been looking for some new skincare products such as moisturisers and primers… and it’s my birthday tomorrow too, so I thought it would be rude not to treat myself!

Illamasqua hydra veil rehydrating gel

So is it a primer? Is it a moisturiser?? Here is Illamasqua’s description – ‘Create a radiant finish with Hydra Veil’s instantly rehydrating, gel formula. Providing the optimal base for your make-up, apply before foundation with an Illamasqua Brush.’

Sounds to me like it’s a primer with moisturising ‘rehydrating’ properties. It sounds like the perfect primer for dry skin!

Illamasqua hydraveil

So, you open the jar, and there’s a cute little spatula waiting for you!

Illamasqua Hydra Veil Primer

The product is a clear glossy gel, with a wobbly texture, kind of like a wobbly jelly but slightly wetter if that makes sense!

Illamasqua Hydra Veil Review

 The gel has a very light, pleasant scent – which I approve of as I don’t like strongly scented products.

Illamasqua Hydra Veil

I put some on my hand to rub in (probably too much) but after a few moments it really sinks into the skin.

Illamasqua hydra veil gel

I also tried the product on my face (no pictures of this though I’m afraid, as my face looked just the same as with no product) You really do only need the tiniest bit, a little goes a long way! The product absorbed into my skin quickly, my skin definitely felt hydrated and smoother. When I applied my foundation on top it worked fantastically as a primer base – there was no flaking foundation in sight! I often get this on my forehead and around my nose as these are the driest places on my face, but these areas were dramatically improved. I would definitely recommend this as a primer for people with dry skin like me!

* Just as an added bonus, after you place three orders with Illamasqua, you receive a 10% loyalty discount off all future orders, how great is that! 🙂

Have you tried Hydra Veil? I’d love to hear your thoughts xx






  1. Jamie-Lee
    11 June, 2013 / 8:31 pm

    This sounds amazing! I sometimes suffer with dry patches on my forehead and around my nose! This sounds lovely. x

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  2. 11 June, 2013 / 9:48 pm

    I was thinking of getting this, think it would be good for my skin during more colder times as I suffer from combination skin. I like that you need only a small amount – product will last longer x

    • sheleznekoff
      4 July, 2013 / 1:26 pm

      Exactly, it will last a really long time! xx

  3. Laura
    17 June, 2013 / 1:43 pm

    Ooh it sounds really good. I’ve never really used gels before, but might have to try.

    • sheleznekoff
      4 July, 2013 / 1:24 pm

      I’d love to hear if you did try it? xx

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