Man, so far it's been the year of foundations and base products for me. Which oddly enough is what I wanted 2018 to be. 2018 didn't deliver for me, but 2019 really is. So with that being said today we're talking about Veil Cosmetics Sunset Skin Foundation and Complexion Fix Concealer/Corrector/Highlighter. They sent this to me. I didn't have to do a blog post but it's by far the most tested product I've had in a while. I've used this every way possible for weeks and weeks and I wanted to talk about it. Let's go.
As always I'm going to give you the run down of the companies claims on the product and then we'll get into my experience with it. So starting with Sunset Skin Foundation:
"Great buildable coverage that reveals your skin
Hydrating & Soothing
Non-sticky & smooth dry down
Sheer to medium coverage
Vegan & Cruelty Free
All skin types
An airy, whipped foundation formula that reveals skin as if drenched in the sunset light. Water based Sunset Skin melts with your complexion: not mask-like, pure weightlessness."
Here's what I like about the foundation. It's a super healthy looking base, meaning there's just enough glow in the finish without it being a "dewy" look. I agree with them in that it's super lightweight because it really is. I can't even say that it feels like a moisturizer or anything. It's literally like a "veil" on the skin. No pun intended.
I definitely agree that it's sheer to medium coverage. It says it's buildable and it can be but only to a certain level of coverage maxing out at a medium coverage. Not even medium-full coverage, straight medium. I like this. There will be some that don't because they really want a full coverage and that's cool but this ain't gonna be your bag. I will say that if your wanting to transition into a less full coverage look then I'd start here.
I've used this mixed with other foundations for a little more coverage. I've mixed this with bronzing drops to give a sunkissed look. I've used this with a sponge and with a brush. More importantly, I've used it on it's own and it's been great with every single approach.
Looking at the website there seems to be 5 skin tone categories with 3 different undertones in each category which is Golden, Pink, and Neutral. So there are 15 shades all together and It's $49.00.
Next up is the Complexion Fix:
"A Corrector, a Concealer, or Highlighter that looks like your skin, only better
It helps solve problems like:
Under eye circles
Uneven skin tone, color
Sensitivity, redness, irritation
Doesn’t settle into fine lines, wrinkles
Vegan & cruelty free
A correcting concealer & highlighter that fuses skincare with color science. This all over face pen evens out and brightens the skin instantly and over time, while weightlessly veiling areas of concern with amazing buildable coverage and light infused pigments.
Brightening. Soothing. Hydrating."
This is a brush tip applicator that you twist up to pump product into the brush. I find this is better as a brightening product and hydrating for the under eye. It's not going to be a high coverage concealer for you. It's not like Shape Tape or the intense concealers that everyone uses, it's more like the YSL Touche Eclat or however you spell that, only better. You don't get a ton of product overflow, nor can you get too heavy handed with it.
I typically tap this out with my ring finger as I do most hydrating or lighter coverage concealers. I don't use it to correct my dark circles I use a peach toned corrector for mine and always have, but I do use it to brighten the under eye and mix with a fuller coverage concealer if I need to. Products that have a thicker formula or are super full coverage I blend out with a tapered kabuki brush or sometimes a sponge.
This has 5 categories with 3 undertones making it 15 shades in total. It is $40.
I'm shade 1G in both of these. For Sunset Skin it can be a little too light for me since I've been outside a lot recently working on flower beds, and despite my sunscreen and baseball cap I've gotten a little bit of sun. However, I've been loving mixing it with some bronzing drops so it's fine. As always I would prefer something to be too light, so that I can warm it up with some type of bronzer (liquid or powder), than it be too dark.
They apparently have a Sunset Skin Primer/Serum/Mixing Base and I would love to try that. I think I may order it. I don't usually talk about primer but again 2019 is really impressing me. The fact that it says Serum and Mixing Base has my interest piqued.
Lastly, here's some info on the brand:
"The Brainchild of internationally acclaimed makeup artist Sebastien Tardif, Veil Cosmetics are inspired by Tardif’s passion for skin and fresh take on weightless beauty. Veil imparts instant illumination and brighten the complexion with its treatment benefits. Veil sets out to modernize the traditional approach to makeup by revealing gorgeous skin, not masking it, with multi-tasking, skin care cosmetics."
I have to say that they're very true to their vision with making the skin look very fresh and healthy. These are the first products I've tried from them but I'm excited to try more. I find that brands that are started from the experience and methods of a Makeup Artist are very well put together and in tune with what people actually want to look like. I mean let's face it, I don't walk around everyday with full contour, intense sculpted brow, cut crease, and ten layers of concealer under my eyes. Nothing wrong with that, don't get me wrong, because sometimes I do wear an intense full glam. It's not an everyday look though for me anymore. I've learned that I look better when I go for a more healthy look. It's all in what you like.
I'm a makeup and skincare lover. I have always enjoyed creating looks but I love to help people with product knowledge and application even more. I've been able to do these things because God has seen fit to bless me with the opportunity.
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