Colour Veil: Your ultimate guide

Introducing: Colour Veil

Time to reignite your love for blusher.



Available in six vibrant colours, Colour Veil is the newest addition to Illamasqua’s award-winning Veil collection.  A hydrating hybrid that combines the long-wearing, intense pigment found in our industry loved Powder Blushers, with the innovative properties of our global best-seller, Hydra Veil. This is a first-to-market jelly blusher with a soft, deeply hydrating formulation, containing a powerful punch of buildable colour. Plus, its skin-levelling properties instantly gives skin a fresh, airbrushed finish that lasts all day without caking.

One of the biggest makeup trends for 2018/2019 lean towards ‘clean simplicity’, which involves clear, polished, glassy looking skin. Think hydrated from within, rather than metallic. A bigger focus is being put on products that combat external stressors such as heating, air conditioning and pollution. Colour Veil contains nourishing Vitamin E, containing antioxidant properties which works to fight free radicals, helping to reduce wrinkles and keep the skin looking youthful.



  • Recommended tools to apply are our Round Buffing Brush or fingertips
  • Apply Colour Veil using a light pressure, as too much pressure can cause the product to lift off the skin
  • The lightweight gel formulation can be worn over makeup or on bare skin and the end result is a semi-sheer finish
  • Contrasting shades of Colour Veil can be layered on top of each other to create multi-tonal effects without the risk of overpowering
  • Colour Veil is safe to use on eyes and lips resulting in a soft, stained effect.




Simply tap the product onto cheeks using fingertips, or blend into the skin using our Round Buffing Brush. Colour Veil is best used over a foundation and is also fantastic on naked skin to give a flush of natural colour. A little bit of this product goes a long way, so we recommend starting off with a small amount and build colour as required.








Placement of blusher according to your facial shape 

You should always aim to use your makeup to enhance the natural shape of your face to bring out your features and help your makeup to look as natural as possible. The below face charts show you where to apply your blusher according to your facial shape for natural enhancement.



Time to think outside the box when it comes to applying your blusher. Colour Veil has a unique, light jelly texture, therefore it’s very easy to manipulate to create a multitude of looks. Gone are the days of simply brushing your blusher over the cheeks. Use your blusher to be expressive and create different looks. The following face charts show you how you can create different looks using your blush.


We’re your one-stop shop to achieve the ultimate naturally radiant complexion. When used alongside the likes of Beyond Veil and our Gel Sculpt, the Colour Veil will leave you with natural, healthy looking skin.



Beyond Veil 

Beyond Veil is an exhilarating partnership between two of Illamasqua’s iconic products: the intensely moisturising Hydra Veil and the metallic, illuminating Beyond Powder. Formulated with multi-active ingredients, Beyond Veil instantly leaves skin looking healthy and radiant. Can be worn on it’s own or try mixing it in with your foundation to give your skin a dewy glow.


Gel Sculpt

A summer makeup bag essential. Gel Sculpt in Silhouette is a unique contouring gel that offers subtle definition to all skin tones with ease. The hue of Silhouette creates a delicate shadow under the cheekbones and along the jawline which can be blended with ease to achieve beautiful, natural, sun-kissed contours.


Round Buffing Brush

One brush, endless possibilities. Our Round Buffing Brush is perfect for buffing product into the skin to leave a natural looking finish. We suggest applying the Colour Veil using our Round Buffing Brush, starting with a small amount of product and building a deeper colour as you go along. Gently buffing the product into the skin will leave you with a fresh, radiant airbrushed finish.






You can get the shades ‘Enamour’ and ‘Tonic’ exclusively in Selfridges, where you’ll also be able to receive your complimentary Flush & Pop service. Our expert makeup artists will help colour-match you to your perfect Colour Veil shade, whilst advising on correct application depending on the unique anatomy of your face shape.

Plus receive a complimentary pair of eye lashes in Desire, gifted in our classic Art Deco Makeup Bag when you spend £50 in store.







Georgia Noon

Georgia Noon

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