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An oil control primer, Matte Veil preps the skin to create the perfect matte base for make-up application. It’s mattifying cream-gel formula absorbs excess oil whilst retaining the skin`s natural moisture levels, providing a silky, soft finish. Enhancing make-up longevity, Matte Veil also controls shine throughout the day and into the evening, keeping skin feeling healthy and balanced..

30ml / 1 FL OZ
price per 10g £36.00

Artist tips | Delivery & returns | Ingredients

Prior to foundation application, use the spoon provided to apply one scoop of Matte Veil to the palm of your hand. Using the Foundation or Highlighter Brush, gently brush the product from your hand and apply all over the face until fully absorbed.

Delivery MethodPriceDeliveryNotes
UK Standard FREE 2 – 3 working days Free on all orders
UK Premium Next Day £4.95 Next Day (7am – 9pm) Order by 2pm
UK Premium Next Day AM £6.95 Next Day  (7am – 12pm) Order by 2pm

For non-UK Delivery Information view our International Delivery Page.

Returns
We hope you love your new make-up. However, if there is a problem with your order from illamasqua.com, it has arrived damaged or does not contain the colour/product you specified, please return it to us within 30 days and we will replace it or provide a refund.

Please note: we cannot accept returns on used products.

View our full returns policy for instructions on how to return your items.

INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water, Eau), Alcohol Denat., Butylene glycol, Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, Polyacrylamide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 60, C13-14 isoparaffin, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Sodium hydroxide, Laureth-7, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium hyaluronate, Glycerin, Sodium citrate, Xanthan gum, Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492)

Made in Thailand

Artist tips

Prior to foundation application, use the spoon provided to apply one scoop of Matte Veil to the palm of your hand. Using the Foundation or Highlighter Brush, gently brush the product from your hand and apply all over the face until fully absorbed.

Delivery & returns

Delivery

Delivery MethodPriceDeliveryNotes
UK Standard FREE 2 – 3 working days Free on all orders
UK Premium Next Day £4.95 Next Day (7am – 9pm) Order by 2pm
UK Premium Next Day AM £6.95 Next Day  (7am – 12pm) Order by 2pm

For non-UK Delivery Information view our International Delivery Page.

Returns
We hope you love your new make-up. However, if there is a problem with your order from illamasqua.com, it has arrived damaged or does not contain the colour/product you specified, please return it to us within 30 days and we will replace it or provide a refund.

Please note: we cannot accept returns on used products.

View our full returns policy for instructions on how to return your items.

Ingredients

INGREDIENTS: Aqua (Water, Eau), Alcohol Denat., Butylene glycol, Aluminum starch octenylsuccinate, Polyacrylamide, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Polysorbate 60, C13-14 isoparaffin, Methylparaben, Carbomer, Sodium hydroxide, Laureth-7, Parfum (Fragrance), Sodium hyaluronate, Glycerin, Sodium citrate, Xanthan gum, Titanium dioxide (CI 77891), Iron oxides (CI 77491, CI 77492)

Made in Thailand

Customer Reviews

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30 November 2016

Excellent product wouldn't use...
Excellent product wouldn't use any other primer

27 October 2016

Heartbroken
I bought this at the weekend after reading all the reviews. I wanted to get a sample first but there were never any in. I wish I had because it has no impact on my skin at all. I'm still just as oily as before. £32 wasted. I'll give it its due in that it smells lovely and is really soft on my skin though.

26 October 2016

Used for the first time and it...
Used for the first time and it's amazing, kept my greasy skin matte all day. My makeup actually applied much nicer with this. I wouldn't recommend anyone with extreme dry areas or flakes skin but it's perfect for a light combination and oily skin. I'm wearing skin Base 12 also in the pic x

14 September 2016

Can't live without it! Does ex...
Can't live without it! Does exactly what it says it will!

23 August 2016

Wish this was in a bottle, mas...
Wish this was in a bottle, massively helps with my oil control

14 July 2016

Smooth to apply and a great pr...
Smooth to apply and a great primer

7 June 2016

Amazing!!
I swear by this product now, it's amazing for oily skin. I would def buy another pot when I run out on this one! It's amazing I love love love it!!

6 June 2016

Finally! Makeup
I used this product today for the first time and I honestly am really impressed. I live in Bombay, India(which gets pretty hot and humid at this time) and my skin tends to get too oily and my makeup starts to melt. I decided to try it out today under my makeup and honestly, from the time I put this on and proceeded with the rest of my makeup I could feel my face feeling so
Fresh even with a lot of foundation/concealer on. It really did a great job of mattyfying my skin and feels really smooth on it. My makeup lasted for a couple of hours even under the burning hot sun which I was relieved about consisting how much I paid for it. This was my first product from
Illamasqua and I would definitely invest in some more of their products.

31 May 2016

The Matte Veil helps my founda...
The Matte Veil helps my foundation provide superior coverage and evenness of color. It minimizes my skin's tendency to be and look oily. It smells nice, and it's never caused any breakouts or other skin problems.

20 May 2016

Fabulous primer to use on oily...
Fabulous primer to use on oily skins or for those who prefer s matte finish. It leaves a thin layer on the skin which allows a smooth surface on which to apply a base.

14 May 2016

Phenomenonal product. Hydrates...
Phenomenonal product. Hydrates whole leaving the skin with a truly matte finish. Cannot express how impressed I am with how it leaves my skin feeling.

9 May 2016

Great product. Perfect base fo...
Great product. Perfect base for foundation.

9 May 2016

Amazing for looking cool and n...
Amazing for looking cool and not shiny on a hot day

22 April 2016

Love It !!
A primer that is matte but not leave my skin too dry. I have an oily face, esp T-Zone area. I used to experienced a mattifying primer which is too matte, silicone-like which will leave my face too dry after the day. But when I use this primer, I will still have the watery-shine skin but not too oily during the day. So, love it !!

21 April 2016

Absolute miracle for oily face...
Absolute miracle for oily faces! Im a professional makeup artist and use this on my clients but also on myself! The smallest amount is needed and I really buff it into my skin. This technique allows it to fill my pores making my foundation application much better with no visible pores! It also leaves me matte all day :) love the packaging as well.

2 April 2016

a perfect primer for oily/comb...
a perfect primer for oily/combination skins. use on all my brides and customers.
one of my favourite primers ever

23 February 2016

Although I don't usually use p...
Although I don't usually use primers (I have on and off in the past, but don't currently), I was keen to try one from Illamasqua as it seems to be one of the products they are known for. I'm not disappointed! As soon as you put it on your face the oil disappears, and gives a better base for applying foundation. A must try.

19 February 2016

Excellent product! Just find t...
Excellent product! Just find the tub messy and prone to bacteria... Better to be in tube of some sort. (Not like the foundation tube!)

9 February 2016

Fantastic beautifully smooth ...
Fantastic beautifully smooth and easy to use

8 February 2016

I bought this to my friend. Sh...
I bought this to my friend. She loves it.

30 December 2015

Good product clients love it, ...
Good product clients love it, lasting effects

28 December 2015

This product is amazing!!! It ...
This product is amazing!!! It keeps your foundation in place all day even after working all day and then a hard core gym session! Don't believe me you need to try this!!!!

18 December 2015

Fantastic. Well worth the mone...
Fantastic. Well worth the money. Got as freebie and bought for partner for Xmas as result

29 November 2015

LOVE
This product is amazing for oily skin, as I don't wear makeup often I love to use this product to prep my skin in the mornings, it stops me from being oily and also reduces redness and uneven pigmentation. Not only this, it lasts forever too!

15 August 2015

Not for me
I regret buying this. It did nothing for me and considering that I have a slightly oil tzone I was disappointed. I will buy a cheaper product that will do better job.

4 August 2015

Amazing
This is the best matte primer ever! I use it on my t-zone area as it gets quite oily compared to the rest of my face which is quite dry & my foundation stays in place perfectly without a hint of an oily shine! My makeup stays matte without looking chalky which is what I was initially worried about but is amazingly worth every penny & lasts 24months once opened which is a major plus. I also have the hydra veil which I use on the dryer parts of my face & is equally fabulous (and pricey) however only lasts 9months once opened... I'll definately be repurchasing Matte Veil in the future :o)

2 August 2015

wonder product
pre-matte veil i was at my wit's end trying to control the horrid makeup slide that would inevitably happen EVERY DAY no matter what i used underneath my foundation, my worst areas being forehead, cheeks and around my nostrils. using matte veil keeps my makeup in place all day long; even when it's hot and humid my face doesn't slide and i couldn't recommend or encourage you enough to try this product. despite being seemingly expensive i believe that it's worth every single penny and each pot lasts for such a long time the price is entirely justifiable.

22 July 2015

BEST PURCHASE EVRR
So good for oily skin left my skin shine free all day worth every penny

23 May 2015

You NEED this!
I grabbed a sample of this (which has lasted me a good few applications) and I've saw a world of difference in my make-up's staying power. I have combination skin that can at times be quite oily, and I work in a swimming pool so usually my make/up just melts off but not when I use Matte Veil! A definite must.

11 April 2015

Fab
This is liquid gold, worth every penny. Even cheaper foundations stay in place over the top of this primer. I suffer from combination skin with a really oily t-zone and this manages it perfectly.

25 March 2015

a little goes a long way
I'd longed after this product for a while but with a high price tag I was a little put off to start but when being given a voucher jumped at the chance! I read a lot of reviews saying the packaging would benefit from being a squeezy tube although I have to whole heartedly disagree, there'll be no product wastage in the way it's packaged now and when using a tube I always manage to squeeze out too much.
I've got super oily skin and struggle to keep it at bay but I have to say this product is amazing it glides on to your skin like silk and really helps disguise those pores. Typically I'll wear my make up for 12+ hours and as a hairdresser can find my make up sliding throughout the day but this has kept it in place very well. You really need to use the smallest amount or it can tend to dry the skin (not a problem i've had before!)
A little spreads a long way! I would recommend this product for those with oily skin but stay away if not. X

28 December 2014

10 hour perfection
I received the free sample of this with an order and I was amazed. I work in a warehouse and have to work ten hour shifts, even with the constant running around I come home and my makeup hasn't moved at all. My samples just about ran out but I was so pleased I've just bought this because I can't live without it. Only a small amount is need and it's so light I hardly feel like I'm wearing anything . £30 we'll spent.

10 December 2014

Matt veil
Sadly, this didn't work at all for me. If you have oily skin I wouldn't recommend it at all.

7 December 2014

no words describe how amazing this is
Finally, my primer problems answered. This stuff is amazing. I don't have oily skin, but I shine through makeup like nobodies business and often find I can sweat through make-up a few hours after putting it on, especially on a busy day, or if I've been cycling to town or something. This is amazing- my makeup just stays on. The first day I wore it, I was removing my makeup and was a little non plussed that so much foundation came off on the wipe. Then I had a DUH! moment as I realised it was because my makeup had stayed on a lot better. Well worth the money... I spend decent money on skin base foundation, I don't mind spending decent money on a primer so I can get the most out of it.

4 December 2014

Matt veil
Absolutely excellent! Im a make up artist in training, as well as a dancer and this product I use with all my clients as well as during the day and for work at night. My make up doesn't sweat off & stays put all night long. Love love love! Highly recommended zzz

2 November 2014

In Love
I was desperate to try this product as I loved Hydra Veil and I love have very pale matte skin. It is incredible, makes me skin feel amazing and I wore it to work last night (I am a dancer) and it set my make up in place for 12+ hours and I didn't need to powder my nose at all! Illamasqua is by far the best brand.

28 October 2014

All hail Matte Veil!
I'd wanted to try this out for a while, but waited until my Hydra Veil had ran out - which I absolutely love. I know it's not always a necessary thing for some, but this smells AMAZING too. Feels a lot lighter on the skin than Hydra Veil, I love both. I always have a problem with shine on my T-zone and this has worked wonders. Another item by Illamasqua I have fallen in love with

28 October 2014

Worth it!
I get very oily skin and my previous primer didn't keep my makeup on and it was the only primer I could find that didn't cause my skin to breakout... until I discovered Matte Veil! Matte veil works wonders on my sensitive and oily-combo skin it hasn't caused any breakouts or irritations, it is perfect and I assure that you would fall in love with it.

7 October 2014

Best Primer I've used - worth the money
I have tried a few primers to prevent shiny forehead and nose by the end of the day - I tried cheap and expensive primers but this is the best. It feels so light on your skin and is absorbed instantly for putting on the rest of your make up. I also use it on my eyelids to prevent lines and smudging of eyeshadow. this lasts all day and I don't need to re-apply for going out at night - it has lasted me about 4 months (using it everyday) definitely worth investing the £30 price tag.

30 September 2014

Nice idea...
This is a lovely idea but really doesn't do what it's supposed to. Packaging is lovely but that's just a novelty. Maybe just not for me... my best friend normally ends up with all my primers so I'm sure she'll enjoy it!

8 September 2014

*works miracles*
Honestly have never had skin that I am confident in. It was always greasy... Really greasy.
This product really is a must have. I now don't have to be constantly checking my face for shine.
I fact I feel lucky for my skin type now because at 36 I have no wrinkles and now have no shine!
Thank you Illamasqua

4 September 2014

Really nice and it works!!
I bought Hydra veil last year, and I liked it a lot but during the summer I kept using the Illamasqua Matte primer and, although I like it, it was a bit too much for me so I decided to try this one and I am in love. The skin looks and feels lovely, my pores have not disappeared but they are less noticeable and the skin looks fresh and healthy. Perfect for Spanish summer

30 August 2014

I love it
You just can't go wrong with this product well done Illamasqua

26 August 2014

Amazing Product
I like many others here have tried many big brand primers. Being new to Illamasque I was sceptical about purchasing the Matt Veil for £30 however this product is by far the best at keeping my oily t-zone at bay for at least 10 hours...and even then the shine was really minimal. I have recommended the Matt Veil to my friends and family and will definitely purchase this product again.

13 August 2014

Amazing
I bought this as though I'm in love with the Rich Liquid Foundation, it always ends up sliding off my face by midday, making it patchy, streaky and greasy - not a good look. I felt sure this was down to my skin and not the foundation so I decided to try this. The first thing I noticed was the lovely light caramel scent, and the little spoon which came with it. I thought this was just a needless gimmick, but I soon realised you only need the tiniest amount of product and using your finger would result in using too much. It instantly made my skin soft and poreless, matte yet moisturised. My foundation went on a lot smoother than usual and stayed perfect for virtually the entire day. I've always loved the concept of primers, but I could never find one that worked for me so I'm over the moon. Yeah, it's expensive but worth it. Not to mention that it will last ages as you only need such a small amount.

5 August 2014

Best product for me
I have been using this product for 5days now and I don't think any other primer do a good job as this one. It does make my skin look shiny after some hours but my makeup was still in place and the shininess was more of a nice glow than looking oily if you know what I mean. After removing my makeup my skin feels poreless and tight. I will definitely buy this product again. I have spent so much on other big brand primers and it was a big waste of money sadly. This one though I wouldn't mind spending 30quid as you don't need lots and it can last you a longer. So happy!!!!

3 August 2014

Amazing Product!
I have to say I am not one for writing reviews but after using the new Matt primer for a week my skin stayed Matt and flawless all day! I used the Hydra primer before but found by the afternoon my skin started to feel oily especially on my forehead.
I would definitely recommend the Matt to anyone and it's worth every penny!

29 July 2014

I'm impressed!
I have super oily skin, so I bought this after reading some amazing reviews. Although this doesnt keep shine away all day long, it's the most effective product I've tried. It feels amazing on my skin, didn't break my out and smells good! No complaints here!

2 July 2014

Didn't keep oily skin at bay :(
I have a very oily nose and forehead and find that my foundation, (regardless of the various ones I've tried including double wear) start to slide off after about an hour. I was therefore very excited to try matt veil to see if it would help my makeup last a bit longer and give me a more matt finish. It did not and actually makes me look more oily! So upset after spending 30 pounds on the product and reading other people's positive reviews. I don't even use moisturiser to try get the best results out of the matt veil and it still does not look remotely matt on me :( I don't get why they call it matt veil when it's nothing like a matt finish.

29 June 2014

Perfect!
Used Hydra Veil before and this is perfect for summer for my oily/combination skin (use SB10). Make up looks flawless.

18 June 2014

Let down
I'm really disappointed by this product.

I have really oily skin, and at first when I applied this product my skin felt like heaven, silky and velvety soft, my make up went on flawlessly and I felt confident and happy.

About an hour later my skin was way way more oily than it would have been without this product, and my face has broken out really badly in the areas where this product was applied.

Generally my skin is not sensitive and doesn't react like this to any other make up or primer.

I may try the matt primer instead and see if that gives better results.

12 June 2014

Love this
I purchased Matt Veil nearly 2 weeks ago and so far I am loving it.

One of my favourite things to do is read reviews on products.. Sad, I know! But I am a full makeup artist and I really do like this.

I always like to test on myself first before commiting to using on clients. I use this after moisturiser, and then use primer after. It really does help keep my face from being over shiney.

I sometimes also mix it in with the foundation if I am using a dewy foundation. I love using this with MAC Face and Body. It controls the shine of the foundation but leaves a soft glow!

Total love and recommend!! X

18 May 2014

Perfect
I have very oily skin and this matte veil is probably the best make up product I've ever bought. Amazing.

16 May 2014

Stunning!!!
Absolutely love this product!! Defiantly a makeup kit essential!

14 May 2014

Fab!
This smells amazing!, it does the job without making the face overly matte and heavy looking which a lot of matte products do! definitely recommend!

14 May 2014

Almost perfect, smells a bit
My new Matte veil arrived Monday. I wanted to, after how quickly Hydra sold, make sure I got in there quick. By lunch-mid afternoon my forehead and nose are distinctly shiny. Matte has a creamy texture completely different to Hydra. Unlike Hydra which works fine over make-up this stuff makes your make-up rub off in flecks so make sure you put it on first. It makes skin VERY matte within seconds. Which in my case made me look very dull. Using this you need to make sure that you apply a creamier blush and a bit of highlighter wouldn't go amiss either. However, it is lunchtime and I'm still as matte as I was at 8am.

The smell isn't to mu taste. It isn't awful but it does have an odd fragrance.

8 May 2014

Amazing
I've been using illamasqua satin primer and hydra veil this is by far the best
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