Editor's Rating & Review
A talc-free topper to the company's hotly debated mineral foundation, this pale peach powder adds dewy shimmer to eyes and cheekbones. But the same stuff that adds a nice highlight where you want it can just as easily draw attention where you don't: to your pores, fine lines and oily spots. Bottom line: Light to medium skin tones with smooth texture might enjoy the extra oomph, but the rest of us should handle with caution.
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bareMinerals SPF 25 Mineral Veil Reviews
Mineral VeilThis is a powder than can sit in your pores, wrinkles, lines, and any other imperfections. It would be fine for someone with perfectly normal skin. Good highlighter for those people. — 1 year, 6 months agoCaroleVonAllten | 1375 reviews
Barely Effective . . .Who knew? It seemed like just last week that I was using anything and everything to stop my skin from shining. Pressed powder and oil-blotting papers were a staple in my purse, and I used oil-fighting, mattifying ingredients when I washed. It still wasn't enough. I added astringent towelettes and sometimes would use them at lunch and redo my makeup to keep from a complete melt-down, particularly during the summer months. Then someone--I'd like to know who!--put life on super fast-forward. The "oil wells" have gone dry, too dry at times, and I now find myself on a continual search for items to bring back a natural glow, a dewy finish. One of the first products I used was from Bare Minerals. This company is so wildly acclaimed and popular that I assumed their products were perfect--not so! I was greatly disappointed with their "Mineral Veil." It is proclaimed as a "spectacular finale for any kind of complexion." It is supposed to give your skin "airbrushed perfection." Perhaps if you are twenty-one years old with utterly flawless skin. I found that it added some sheen, to be sure, and it helped to keep my makeup in place to a minor extent. But it also accentuated tiny lines and creases which aren't normally visible. Worse yet, other imperfections were exacerbated with this veil, such as blemishes and pores. There was a somewhat "cakey" texture which I found more than a little annoying. When Bare Minerals came out with their "HYDRATING VEIL," I immediately knew that others had had the same problems as I did. I never returned to this company. When I want a fresh, soft radiance, I have great results with Senna's "Glisten Powder" in rose or Smashbox's "Soft Lights" powder in "Lens" (a tender peach color) or "Prism" (gentle pink). They are far more flattering and do not call attention to my beauty concerns. — 2 months, 1 week agoTheDivaRose | 494 reviews
UnimpressedI don't know, maybe I need to give this another shot, but I didn't really think it was any better than an ordinary translucent powder. I do like that it was loose, but I didn't really think it was a special product. — 2 years, 3 months agoLittleBunny | 526 reviews
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