With the sweltering sun of the summer enough to melt your carefully applied face off the minute you step out of the door, it’s time to start looking for reinforcements. Makeup artist to the Middle East’s stars including Haifa Wehbe, Elissa and Najwa Karam, Bassam Fattouh recommends using oil free primers to help makeup stay put in the often hot, humid weather and the Veil Mineral Primer SPF15 from California based cosmetics brand, Hourglass most definitely ticks that box.
Sweat as well as humidity are the culprits behind makeup not staying put, but the Veil Mineral Primer has a waterproof formula that completely blocks water from getting to your makeup. It also reduces shine and redness, minimises pores and creates this smooth canvas to ensure your base looks its best. Not to mention it contains SPF15 which helps in the sun, although many skincare experts would argue that SPF30 is the recommended minimum in this weather. However, the SPF is from a titanium dioxide and zinc oxide, the best kind in comparison to the usual pore clogging chemical sun-blocks in the market.
Hourglass is stocked in Liberty and Space.NK in London, Barneys, Bergdorf Goodman, Sephora and Space.NK in New York and Sephora and Saltridges in Canada.