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Hydra Veil
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Hydra Veil Hydra Veil

Hydra Veil
in Hydra Veil


  • 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.

    30ml / 1 FL OZ
    price per 10g £36.00

  • Intensely hydrating formula giving your skin a radiant finish. Hydra Veil floods the skin with an immediate rehydration boost to give primer and make up an optimal base.

    Key Benefits:

    1. Provides an instant smoothing effect
    2. Rehydrates dehydrated skin
    3. Calms and refreshes the skin

    Application: Apply with an Illamasqua brush.


    Made in Thailand

    Vegan Friendly

  • Delivery

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    Delivery Method Price Delivery Notes
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    £9.00 15 – 30 days Free on orders over £50. Cannot include Nail Varnish or Fragrance
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Customer Reviews

Hydrating, non greasy- PERFECT primer! by MicheMoffatt
(Posted on 10/02/2015)
Wow wow wow! Perfect primer. Your foundation will stay in place all day! Hydra vale is extremely hydrating and prevents my skin base and powders sinking to lines under my eyes. Feels very light/ totally unaware in wearing it! I've used smash box hydrating primer, and I liked it- but this; I LOVE!!!!x
excited by Emily
(Posted on 29/12/2014)
finally able to keep foundation from drying out all day!!
HydraHeaven by Mocha
(Posted on 26/12/2014)
There has been NOTHING on the magnamous cosmetic market like hydra veil that has been effective in hydrating, nurturing and causing my skin to glow. I am so mad it is no linger in the U.S.A.
~Brooklyn, NY
Leaves an Absolutely Amazing Sleek Base ... by Jeanette Pena
(Posted on 24/10/2014)
..that transforms into a "Poreless Dewey Finish" after buffing your foundation/corrector into skin. What makes "Hydra Vail" even more amazing, is -if you spray your buffing brush with a tiny bit of water or hydrating face mist, then buff away, it melts your foundation in to the Hydra Vail which will leave your face looking and feeling incredible smooth, dewey but yet completely natural. I sweat a lot at my job and it seems like my face looks better and better every time i blot dry it. So for those questioning how this would work or hold up in hot humid climates, I would say, absolutely the best for humid hot climates !!! ..you will start a Love Affair with your own, amazing looking skin. I promise!
PS... you can also spray some hydrating mist directly on to your face, work it in with your fingers or micro fiber cloth/towel, -Still absolutely gorgeous results.
Best Product Ever by Avi
(Posted on 16/10/2014)
I stumbled upon hydra veil by mistake while searching makeup reviews. I live in South Africa and was not sure about the product and decided to take a chance and purchase it. Oh my word I was absolutely amazed by the results of using this product before applying my make up. What a huge difference it makes. Well done Illamasqua. Please don't ever stop the production of this product
(Posted on 19/09/2014)
I have combo skin. Very oily in the T-zone and dry mainly around my mouth, upper lip and under eye area. This product has truly turned my skin into flawless skin. This does an excellent job, with doing what it says! Hydrating those dry spots and keeping them hydrate all day with and without makeup!!! No more cakey look and no flaking at all!
Fab! by JellyBean
(Posted on 19/09/2014)
I have dry and sensative skin so was a bit nervous about trying it as I didn't want to break out in a rash like I do with a lot of primers. However, Hydra Veil works so well with my skin! I am in love! I always moisturise with a rich moisturiser, and with this added before I apply my Skin Base Foundation doesn't make me shiney which is a major plus :o) Illamasqua does it again..!
Holy Grail by Rachel
(Posted on 17/09/2014)
This product is better than any review ever makes it out to be. I've always suffered extremely dry and flaky skin, and no matter how little foundation I put on my skin it always looked cakey. This is the ONLY product I have ever found that disguises it. Sure, it helps if you exfoliate and moisturise a little before but even without that this product is amazing! Can't go a day without it. My holy grail of makeup!
A must have!! by katie
(Posted on 31/08/2014)
my skin has turned so dry since being on roaccutane and I needed a primer that would hydrate my skin at the same time. what i do, is i put a tiny bit on and then leave it for 20-30 mins then proceed to apply make up on. flawless looking skin!! so glad i decided to purchase it!
Where have U been all of my life by Claireabelle
(Posted on 30/08/2014)
It really works I've tried so many products for that matt look and this did the trick on my combination skin..Don't think about it... Buy it.....
Every make up artists must have and secret weapon! by Victoria
(Posted on 29/08/2014)
Just buy it!!!
Great product! by Jessica
(Posted on 19/08/2014)
Great product! No doubt! However really found the pot is not user friendly and not hygiene. Should have a similar system like the foundation, squeeze out the amount that needed, much better!
Amazing by Hafsah
(Posted on 01/08/2014)
Absolutely love this product it's brilliant ! Gives my whole face such a flawless look and best used with illamasqua foundations!
Best primer ever! by Ceci
(Posted on 21/07/2014)
I absolutely LOVE Hydra Veil! I normally don't like to wear anything on my face like moisturizer because I always end up looking like a grease pit, however, with Hydra Veil my skin feels great and better yet, looks great! it leaves the skin looking flawless!
Keeps skin fresh by Jo
(Posted on 17/07/2014)
I bought this for my kit in the heatwave last year and swear by it! It makes my makeup look Flawless plus when its warm, the cooling feeling you get when its applied stays with you all day! Best product i've ever bought!
Feels lovely by Ariana
(Posted on 16/07/2014)
I'm just about to run out of my first jar, and I plan on buying more. While I did not notice a DRASTIC difference in how well my makeup stayed in place, it's definitely one of the best I've used. It feels great on my skin (I have combination skin and mild rosacea, it did not cause me to flare up) and does create a good hold. I've already recommended it to a few friends!
GREAT by Emma
(Posted on 03/07/2014)
This is the best primer for dry skin.
Can't notice a difference by CJ
(Posted on 01/07/2014)
I eagerly anticipated hydra veil, and purchased it mainly because it had such incredible reviews. Unfortunately I haven't noticed any difference when using it, certainly not in terms of keeping my make up on for longer (I have to use the translucent setting powder for this). Clearly I'm an anomaly as there are lots of very positive reviews out there, but it just didn't work for me. It's the only Illamasqua product that I haven't loved, the rest of the range is fantastic. Won't be purchasing again.
Silky smooth base for foundation by Sunshinegush
(Posted on 28/06/2014)
I absolutely adore this product . I'm in my fifties and my skin can look really dull , but a little of this before my foundation and my skin has come back to life and is vibrant . A wee bit pricey but a little goes a long way x
Amazing! by Phie
(Posted on 27/05/2014)
I have been using this since July last year after running out of matte primer, and I have never looked back! Absolutely incredible, gives the skin a flawless base and works well with Skin Base foundation + powder. Recommend to anyone, I have combination skin and have difficulties matching products to my skin and this works a treat!
Cannot live without by Emma93
(Posted on 08/05/2014)
I've struggled with combination skin for years, extra dry t zone but if I put a tiny but of moisture on I'm an oily mess. I got this in the set with the concealer and foundation and didn't think id use it and I was wrong.
Literally makes my skin amazing, not oily but slightly dewy and my foundation doesn't sink into my skin I loveeeeee it.
A Makeup artists staple. by Ellanyn
(Posted on 26/03/2014)
A wonderful innovative product. If you are thinking of buying this product; stop thinking and get it. Goes on easily and leaves the skin fully prepared and ready to start working with. Leaves the skin looking immaculately finished. Buy it now x
I just Love It!! by misscaramel
(Posted on 06/03/2014)
I bought a sample of this based on a utube video I saw and let me say it is AMAZING!! I just love it! I'm so afraid the little sample tube is going to run out! I have oily skin in the t-skin and let me tell you my makeup stays on all day with just a little dewiness!! (is that a word??). My skin looks plump and it does blue my pores. I love how it starts out as a gel, but just goes on so silky smooth like water - LUV IT!
Wouldn't be without! by Emma
(Posted on 02/03/2014)
i absolutely love this product, i used to have really oily skin but now i find my skin is more dry and this is perfect for that happy-medium skin. i apply it straight after my moisturiser and i can apply it without also its that hydrating!
Flabbergasted! by Debbie
(Posted on 28/02/2014)
I have been bowled over by the product! Never tried anything like it before and I wont again as I am sticking firmly with this one. My daughter gave me it as a Christmas gift and I have never looked back. It literally makes my skin GLOW (I am 52!).
Breakout by Beauty124
(Posted on 24/02/2014)
This product made me break out in spots. Definitely not for me.
Provides silky base for foundation by Sab
(Posted on 23/02/2014)
Its just amazing, gives you a flawless silky skin. Perfect for dry skin. Highly recommended for all those who have dry flaky skin!
Holy Grail Product for Dry Skin! by Katy
(Posted on 22/02/2014)
I'm not normally blown away by makeup products, and especially when they're higher end it takes a lot to impress me, but I can see myself buying this again and again. It works so well on my dry skin and i'm amazed at how little product you have to use to cover your entire face! Makes my skin feel so hydrated, my foundation looks flawless and I can see this lasting me a long time. Worth every cent!
Skin base like water by Jennifer
(Posted on 18/02/2014)
I love love love this, worth every penny , also you don't need lots of it and if you put to much on can swipe it of the spoon and put back in the container , also my skin looks flawless with any foundation on it x
Magic potion by Lozzy
(Posted on 03/02/2014)
Oh.my.God!! Hydra veil is insane!! I have been using a well known primer with good results for quite a number of years, until I started noticing my skin wasn't getting the primed results a primer should offer, so after trying for a good 6 months to get Hydraveil from my local counter, I finally got my hands on it! My skin is sometimes dry, sometimes i have an oily t zone, sometimes my t zone can be dry also (its all over the place). It instantly hydrates my skin, yes it feels a little tacky when on, but this just aids your foundation to stick to the face!! And wow does my makeup last!! It is seriously a magic potion and I just cannot believe how well it works!! As a professional makeup artist, I feel it's one of the most important products to have in my kit and personal makeup stash. It gives such a stunning result on models skin!! I LOVE IT! If I could give this a million stars I would!!!
Where have you been all my life?? by Polishaholic
(Posted on 11/01/2014)
I was a bit wary of trying this because I have combination skin and thought it might have left my oily T zone shiny. I needn't have worried! By far the best make up base I've used, my foundation and blusher stays put until I take it off at night with no shiny bits appearing during the day! It feels cold and refreshing when you put it on (this will be great in summer). Once you put on your foundation it's a case of "hello flawless skin". Another legendary product from Illamasqua!
Amazed by Madcaddy81
(Posted on 09/01/2014)
Love this product, really could not put make up on without it! A small amount goes a long way so well worth the money. Keeps my make up looking fresh all day!
Amazing by Danielle
(Posted on 07/01/2014)
I adore this product so much. It feels to weird but nice when it goes on your skin (It's like a cold gel, with a sort of satin texture) and really makes my makeup stay all day. A little bit really goes a long way. Fabulous product.
(Posted on 04/01/2014)
I LOVE make up products. I have been a Illamasqua fan ever since it came out.. but I use all make up products from different brands. I try quite a lot out because I have combination skin and an asian skin tone so can get difficult to match up. I struggle to find a DECENT primer. I use other brands liquid foundations, mineral powders, etc.. and by far the hydra veil has been the best. its incredible.I have used it for about a week under my make up and boy can I distinctively describe the better difference it has made!!.. My make up looks immaculate and beautiful as it does at the beginning of the day. As soon as you put the gel on your face (which btw you don't need to use a lot as it lasts for ages).. your skin feels amazing straight away!.. Not messy, no residue. Amazing. I would 100% recommend this product. It works over and under ANY foundation you want to use.
Amazing for oily skin by steph
(Posted on 13/12/2013)
i never normally do reviews but this is just amazing!! my skin is so oily and i also have blemishes but this just makes your makeup absolutely flawless! couldn't recommend it enough you wont regret it! xxxx
Brilliant !!! by Seliin
(Posted on 01/12/2013)
I'll just cut straight to the point ..... this is by far the best primer I have ever tried/had. Having an extremely dry skin, I found this primer to be incredibly moisturising. It feels slightly sticky when on: however it grabs on to your foundation like no other. Its absolutely fantastic! I set my foundation with the Illamasqua Loose Powder and HELLO flawless skin. I am so very pleased with this product and higly recommend it . This is the best primer I have ever used. Thank you Illamasqua *****
illamasqua by k
(Posted on 30/11/2013)
dont thin you could use makeup with out this product. leaves my skin flawless with everybosy noticing. brilliant
Kit staple by Rebecca
(Posted on 06/11/2013)
I don't know how I've lived without this! I have dry, sensitive skin and Hydra Veil actually keeps my foundation looking great all day. Usually when I wear foundation I get dry patches by the end of the day - but not when I prime with this. I adore it. It works beautifully when I use it with Skin Base on my clients.
Flawless Skin! by Emie B
(Posted on 24/10/2013)
I purchased this from the illamasqua counter in Birmingham. It felt so cool once applied on the skin. Gave an instant boost of hydration and face felt so plump! Would highly recommend purchasing this if you want flawless dewy skin!
words can't describe by ashleigh
(Posted on 16/10/2013)
as a make up artist i find it hard to find a really good staple primer for myself and clients with all different skin types but when i bought this i wouldnt be without it in my make up bag or my kit!! it works wonders!! worth every penny and i urge people on the fence about it to try it out, you wont regret it!
Hydra Veil by Beth
(Posted on 12/10/2013)
I find it a little sticky, to start with, however feel good when on ,as I used it as base to my foundation.
I have Dry sensitive skin, sometimes it does sting if my skin has dried out , however it is a good product and I will sometime buy again.
...... by Sunny
(Posted on 30/09/2013)
It is the bomdotcom absolutely amazing wish it was in a bigger package
Just incredible by emlota
(Posted on 03/09/2013)
I cannot recommend the product highly enough, as a moisturiser, serum, or a primer. Such an all-rounder with wonderful benefits for the skin and for make up application. The pot is attractive and also has a very large amount in it considering how small an amount is needed per application - I am expecting he tub to last a good few months.
Buy Hydra Veil!
Love this, but is it veggie? by AnnaCM
(Posted on 09/08/2013)
Been using Hydra Veil since it came out in April and it gives such a beautiful finish. I'm dry on my cheeks with an oily t-zone and it makes Skin Base look even better. I often wear it by itself! But I'm hearing conflicting reports, could Illamasqua confirm it's suitable for vegetarians or vegans?
Gift from the Gods by Dani Bear
(Posted on 01/08/2013)
I love this! I have very sensitive combination skin and this looks and feels wonderful. Looks great just on its own and under make up. Would definitely recommend!
Very good by Flavia
(Posted on 28/07/2013)
I bought this product not really knowing what it was, purely because of the good reviews it had received - and I'm glad I did. It says it's not a primer, but I do use it as one. My skin is combination, with lots of dry bits and this hydrates the dryness so foundation doesn't go patchy. It also doesn't irritate oily parts so it is fine for oily skin too. It just helps create a very natural, glowing skin. Your skin will look good with this, even if you don't have perfect skin. Well worth the money since you only need a tiny amount each time you use it.
Simply the best primer by Iz
(Posted on 26/07/2013)
This stuff is beautiful, I've not found anything to match it. I have a mixture of dry and oily patches, and hydra veil stabIlises both, leaving me with a gorgeous dewy finish. I hardly need to touch up at all throughout the day, and even with the recent hot weather, it's held my foundation brilliantly. I've used it on clients with great results, so far its universally loved!
the holy nectar for skin by kazza
(Posted on 24/07/2013)
I used this product and it worked wonders fantastic!
Perfect!!! by hayley
(Posted on 23/07/2013)
I have dry bits, oily bits, bits that don't hold make up.. I have tried so many primers and none have worked.. They have made me look worse!! So when I was shown this I was thinking gotta give it a go. So glad I did..
A Must Have!!!!! by Amber
(Posted on 23/07/2013)
Love this product!!! Skin looks flawless and foundation does not move out of place all day. Got it tested in Selfridges at the Trafford Centre and purchased it straight away. Defo worth the price :)
Wow by Holly
(Posted on 22/07/2013)
So I'd watched xxmichaeljames' video on youtube about this product and he loved it so went to go read and watch more reviews and everyone loved it so went to the Manchester Exchange Square counter where I go for all my Illamasqua stuff and asked to try Hydra Veil and it felt amazing so I went and bought it and do not regret it my skin looks amazing! Will repurchase this definitely
Incredible. Amazing. Insane. by R. William
(Posted on 18/07/2013)
While Illamasqua says this isn't a primer, it acts as a pretty amazing one. I'd describe it as being hit in the face with a bucket of water. It is SO intensely moisturising. As a primer it works AMAZINGLY. It almost glues foundation to the skin. It also completely smooths and evens dry skin. This product is completely unique. I can't recommend it enough. It is amazing plain and simple, the packaging is sleek and professional. I could rave about it for hours. Well done Illamasqua. You're my favourite brand for a reason.
Finally, glowing not greasy! by Charlotte
(Posted on 16/07/2013)
I'm honestly gobsmacked by how healthy and glowing Hydroveil makes my skin look. I suffer from excessively oily skin (especially in summer) so wasn't expecting miracles with this product, but I'm so so pleased. I never thought I could look dewy instead of shiny! The MUA applied this at the counter with Skin Base on top, but I've been using it in place of a moisturiser and primer with my usual MAC Studio Fix Fluid foundation and the end result is just as lovely. It helps my makeup stay put throughout the day and doesn't cause it to crease, slide or patch. I can't thank Illamasqua enough!
Terrible by ...
(Posted on 06/07/2013)
Doesn't work at all. I'm so angry and disappointed that it works for everyone else. I have oily skin but make up creases into the sides of my nose and around my mouth towards the end of the day, I thought this would be the answer. Tried it with Rich Liquid, doesn't work. Tried it with Skin Base, doesn't work. Makes my skin look dry, all my pores look bigger, skin looks uneven. Very disappointed, I don't understand all the 5 star reviews.
The Holy Grail of Makeup by Morris
(Posted on 04/07/2013)
I live the way Hydraveil feels on my skin. Instantly smooth and flawless. On the days I don't wear makeup I still apply hydraveil and my skin looks so much better instantly. I can't live without it and I recently visited the Sydney Store in Australia and purchased a backup for when I run out. I love you Illamasqua!
Unique new product by Drake
(Posted on 04/07/2013)
Hydra Veil is not only fun to wiggle around in the jar, but as far as hybrid primer/skin care products go, this is my fav. I typically don't bother with primer... and some days not even moisturizer to be honest. But I love how this instantly refreshes my skin, and once i've applied it and let it set for a couple minutes, how smooth the foundation goes on. I have oily skin too, and this hasn't bothered it at all.
Doesn't work for everyone. by Ashlea
(Posted on 02/07/2013)
I really wanted to love this product. I have the most awkward skin to deal with; very sensitive, very dry on the cheeks and chin, but a really oily t zone. I had my makeup done in Selfridges with Hydra Veil as a base, Skin Base foundation and a powder foundation to set it all. I actually walked out of the store with the Hydra Veil as it sounded like the answer to my prayers. An hour walking around the mall and a movie later you could have water skied on my forehead. I unfortunately had to return the product as it couldn't even last for 4 hours.
Amazing by taras treats
(Posted on 26/06/2013)
This is the must have product for anyone with dry/dehydrated skin that is needing instant relief and a base to apply makeup on to. You won't believe that a primer can be this good or achieve such amazing results and you need the tiniest amount so this jar will last a while as you cannot use too much if you use the exact spoon amount. Dont try to use more or it will be a waste.
Perfection! by Kyra
(Posted on 18/06/2013)
This is the ultimate base for any foundation! I use it both with my illamasqua skin base and my mac studio fix fluid! It gives a smooth, flawless base for your foundation and lasts all day without seeming shiny! Would certainly recommend :) and re-purchase!
Just ...wow by Missy
(Posted on 07/06/2013)
It's the best product that I've ever used on my skin .... I've tried a load of products but this is just WOW ... Highly recommend x
Best primer I have ever used!!! by Hayley
(Posted on 01/06/2013)
I normally use nars or smashbox primers but I had heard so many good things about this product I just had to try it! Amazing primer! Makes your skin look so dewy and flawless. I have quite big pores and the hydraveil literally makes them look non existent! Due to the consistency of the gel you only need to use the tiniest bit of product so I can imagine that it will last me quite a long time. Keeps your makeup on for hours, great staying power! Worth every penny! :-)
I wish I could rate this 10 stars! by Caylee
(Posted on 23/05/2013)
Where to begin? I received this in the mail today and quickly rushed to try it. The texture is so unique and you need the tiniest amount! It absorbed effortlessly and my skin instantly felt as though it received a glass of water.
I'm oily and dehydrated...so by the end of the day, even with mattifying primers/powders etc...my makeup separates, clings to my dry patches, and is basically a hot mess. Now, I'm a makeup artist...so I'm not unaware of products I can use to prevent this. I just haven't found one I've loved enough to rave about. Until now! My makeup looked flawless! FLAWLESS! My skin base went over it beautifully. And I always double up my coverage. So it didn't even get cakey with my Illamasqua powder foundation on top!

This is worth every penny. I will be purchasing again. Even before I run out! Just to make sure I don't go without.

Way to go on this one, Illamasqua! You never disappoint!
very good by Kryara
(Posted on 20/05/2013)
I bought this as I already use the satin primer and a make up artist friend recommended it to me as I have dry and dehydrated skin. It is very very good, and stopped my skin base going flaky on my dry areas and also stopped it cracking around the base of my nose (my pet peeve!) The only worry I have is it wont last as long as my satin primer and therefore it makes me reluctant to use it everyday, and for the price i'm really hoping it will. But I'll see how long it takes for me to go through it. Other than that, its great!
Perfect for under skinbase by Powwow
(Posted on 14/05/2013)
Makes skinbase go on flawlessly and keeps my face immaculate all day.
Wouldn't be without it now!
Wow amazing by Kimbo
(Posted on 08/05/2013)
This it's the secret to a no surgery face lift instantly smooths giving you flawless skin thank you so much
The Holy Nectar For Skin!!! by Sat
(Posted on 06/05/2013)
This little 30ml gem is worth every penny. I purchased this today after the sales consultant prepared my skin for a suitable foundation colour. I had exceptional dry skin owing to the weather and indoor heating and was shocked that after using this product my skin felt hydrated instantly. I have tried many expensive and drugstore creams, but nothing beats this amazing product. Highly recommend. Way to go Illamasqua x
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