As you may have seen on one of my Facebook posts recently, I was kindly sent the Veil Cover Cream ‘Professional Kit’ to try out and review.
It is a makeup brand that has been around for years and is known to cover a wide range of skin imperfections. To explain it a bit more, this is the Cover Cream blurb that they have on their website homepage...
“Veil is a specialist brand of high coverage make-up designed to provide long-lasting cover for a range of skin imperfections including vitiligo, birthmarks, port wine stains, rosacea, acne, pigmentation, scars, eczema, psoriasis, varicose veins and unwanted tattoos.
If you are looking for a high coverage, ﬂawless finish, Veil Cover Cream is also the perfect addition to your everyday make-up as it covers uneven skin tone, blemishes, dark under-eye circles and redness with ease.
It is also suitable for a range of make-up techniques including contouring, highlighting and strobing.
With our wide range of shades to suit all types of skin, we can help you pick the shade that's right for you. If you're new to Veil, our sample kit is the perfect way to help you find the right shade for your skin tone.
Veil is recommended in hospital dermatology clinics by health and social care professionals and also used by makeup artists.”
As soon as my postman delivered the Veil pro kit, I was in awe. The kit consists of a variety of skin tones and corrective colours in a neatly packaged case, as well as 2 small pots of their setting powders. I instantly chose out one for my skin tone and ran to the mirror to dab a little bit on. Now I am the type of person who, as I’m getting older, prefers to wear less makeup than I did years ago. I like my skin to breathe. As soon as I get home from a days work I take whatever makeup I have left on off! I have also always had greasy skin growing up (so I used to smother my face in powders), which has now turned into more of a combination skin type with occasionally random dry patches here and there. I now like my day to day skin makeup to be creamy and smooth, not too heavy but also with a bit of coverage - especially under the eyes to hide the lack of sleep from early morning starts...
The Cover Cream literally ticked every single one of those boxes (no joke). I was able to use a tiny amount of product and smooth that over my skin in the areas I don’t like to be too heavy, as well as adding a bit more coverage over the places that needed it. It is creamy and soft enough to hide the dry patches, yet has great staying power over my more greasy areas when set with its setting powder! I definitely need to get the setting powder in the full size for myself and for my kit!
The Cover Cream is known for its thicker, creamier texture too, which is needed for more full coverage looks. You can definitely tell this by the tiny amount of product you need to use. A little bit goes a long long way. I created a heavier makeup look for myself (still not too heavy) last Sunday evening when I went out for Bank Holiday drinks. It was great to be able to use different shades to contour with and I also used the red corrective colour cream as a cream blush...winner! It stayed on wonderfully in the rare Bank Holiday heat and I actually don’t remember having to touch it up whilst I was out.
The only thing I haven’t been able to do yet is try out its tattoo coverage abilities. It’s meant to be able to cover them really well (and be waterproof) so had planned to borrow my boyfriends arm tattoo as a trial piece and I was then going to throw water on him to see if it would hold... as well as also for my own pleasure, but mainly for review purposes - of course! At this moment in time though, I will have to take Veil’s word for it. If I end up trialing this out I will let you know.
Thank you to Veil for sending me this little gem to review. It’s honestly been lovely!
I will post the website below incase you want to have a look for yourselves...
BLOG UPDATE May 15, 2018:
This is a quick before and after I did this afternoon...
This is my attempt at covering my boyfriends tattoo this evening...
I wanted to give the Cover Cream as much of an honest review as possible and to show its full diversity as a thank you to Veil for sending it to me.
The cream covered the tattoo brilliantly and all you could really make out was the raised edges of tattoo which could not be helped...