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Sebastien Tardif, an internationally acclaimed makeup artist, founded Veil Cosmetics a few years ago out of a passion for skin and the desire to help achieve a revealed – not masked – complexion.
Complexion is Tardif’s focus with Veil, he told me recently during an interview at The Makeup Show NYC, and everything is designed to create a weightless look. Included in the Veil lineup is:
- Sunset Light Primer Serum Mixing Base
- Complexion Fix – Corrector, Concealer, Highlighter
- Sunset Skin Foundation
Sunset Skin is the product I don’t have to review today, I decided to purchase it later because I’ve been wear testing and am still wear testing a bunch of foundations right now. But I want to try it so badly! It’s a super HD formula that’s paraben and oil free, and provides sheer to medium coverage. It would be perfect for the summer trend of sheer, fresh skin! It comes in 12 shades.
Tardif described the foundation as having a whipped texture, hydrating and smooth. He walked me through applying it, recommending a flat foundation brush and a crease brush for getting into the crevices of the face.
The foundation retails for $49 for 1 oz and can be found here on the Veil site.
Just a note about the coloring system. There are families of color – porcelain, light, medium and tan. Within those families are undertones – so there are three shades in each family; one that accommodates for pink undertones (P for pink), one for subtle pink and gold undertones (N for neutral) and one for gold undertones (G for gold). Tardif recommended 1P for my foundation shade, which is Porcelain, with subtle undertones of pink.
Tardif said the foundation is inspired by the Sunset Light Primer Serum Mixing Base.
Here are some facts about the primer:
And here are the ingredients:
This serum, which is water-based, is heaven. It’s light, it blends right into skin and it moisturizes while it does a great job of adhering my makeup to my skin for an entire work day. I apply it after my moisturizer has dried/absorbed. I use my fingers to apply.
I was impressed that I had minimal wear around my chin and nose, which is where my makeup disintegrates first.
Tardif said this will be “amazing with oily skin,” and that it’s great for dry skin, too. He said it balances skin, which as I’m getting older, I need!
Just a note about the packaging; you open the primer by twisting the gold piece at the top, which slides down and reveals the opening of the primer. I happen to love the colors of the packaging; when you think of the golden hour of sunlight – which is inspiration – you think of lighting that will bring out your perfections vs. imperfections. This primer leaves skin hydrated, fresh and plumped, Tardif said, and blurs imperfections. I truly love how it work with my combination skin.
I also use this as a mixing base to thin out some of the Complexion Fix, to make a BB Cream, as Tardif recommends you can do on the product packaging.
The Sunset Primer Serum Mixing Base retails for $45 for 1 oz and can be found here on the Veil website.
Speaking of Complexion Fix, this product piqued my interest so much, too. (So, so sorry about this blurry picture!)
Complexion Fix is a multitasking product – concealer, highlighter and corrector – that’s a time saver for makeup artists, and those of us who want to look good but don’t have a lot of time to do it!
While I purchased a Complexion Fix in 1N (porcelain with undertones of pink and gold), Tardif sent me off with 3P (medium with subtle undertones of pink), which he advised me to use as a color corrector and concealer for my redness as well as darkness under the eyes.
The tubes have a brush on the end of them, and are the kind of product where you twist the base and the cream comes out through the brush.
3P on top, 1N on the bottom. Here they are, blended out:
You can see from the photo that these are bright, well-pigmented products! I couldn’t wait to try them out under my eyes. Here’s how I used 3P under the eye:
You can see it neutralizes things!
Then I added 1N to brighten:
Here’s a comparison with and without 3P and 1N:
I did concealer prior to putting on my foundation so I could take these pictures and better show off the product’s effect.
Complexion Fix not only brightened (highlighter!), concealed and corrected, it didn’t crack and crease the way some of my other concealer products do. It’s as if it warmed to my skin, and stayed flexible with it throughout the day.
Complexion Fix is $40 for 0.135 oz and can be found here on the Veil website.
Veil can be found on Amazon.com, Beauty and the Boutique (UK site) and Zitomer, too.
Have you tried Veil Cosmetics? I am sold on the Complexion Fix and Sunset Light primer; prices are a little higher than I would normally pay for these types of products, but especially for the primer, I’m willing to pay.
I’d love to hear your thoughts on Veil!
Disclaimer: I received one Complexion Fix for honest consideration by the brand. Please visit my Disclosure tab for more information on how BeautyJudy.com keeps it real!