Second in line to one of my favorite beauty categories (next to concealer, of course) might be primer. It is the key to creating a perfectly smooth, flawless face and one of the best ways to fight the impending humidity.
Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer is beyond. The texture is soft and milky and it almost turns to powder when applied to the skin. This all-in-one evens and brightens skin tone, softens fine lines, minimizes the appearance of pores and reduces the appearance of redness or discoloration. This product is oil free, paraben free, fragrance free, nanoparticle free, gluten free, synthetic dye free, sulfate free, phthalate free, vegan and water resistant. I am using this primer during the day, as opposed to my trusty Whip Hand Cosmetics primer, because the Hourglass version contains SPF 15, something that I dont normally apply on its own (unless I am planning on being in direct sunlight for extended periods).
Application Tip: Mixing 1 part primer (about 1/2 pump) to 2 parts foundation (instead of applying before/ separate to foundation!) and blending together with your foundation brush gives a perfectly smooth velvety looking finish and helps your foundation to last all day. A flawless face can be achieved.
Super excited to test out newly released Hourglass Ambient Lighting Powders! Review coming soon.
Photo by my lovely friend and Nylon’s bookings editor Beth Garrabrant. See more of her work at www.bethgarrabrant.com.