We don’t really know how to break it to you, but if you’re not using MINERAL VEIL Powder, you’re making a terrible mistake. OK, OK that’s a little harsh. We just can’t overstate what a game-changer this is. Here, we’ll let our community explain:
“This sets my makeup better than any other translucent powder I’ve tried.” – SMcCee
“I have used loose finishing powder for more than 30 years. This is the best.” – sarahmb
“You just can’t improve on something that is perfect. It really gives my face that air-brushed look. For someone who is 70, that’s saying a lot.” – Louie
“You see a lot of ‘veils’ out there, hoping to copy MINERAL VEIL but no one comes close.” – Mouse
“It is magic!!” – Floridagirl007
What Is MINERAL VEIL Powder?
Alright, what exactly is this magic, you may be wondering. In short, it’s a translucent loose mineral powder that can be used as a setting powder and/or a finishing powder, as part of any makeup (or no-makeup) routine.
The Difference Between Setting Powder & Finishing Powder
Most people use the names setting powder and finishing powder interchangeably, but they are distinct products that can even work well together — it just depends on what you’re looking for. A setting powder is applied after your foundation and before your makeup and its purpose is to absorb excess oil. Finishing powder is meant to be applied after your makeup and its purpose is to lock your foundation in place while providing a subtle blur of pores, wrinkles, fine lines and uneven skin texture. The good news about MINERAL VEIL Powder? You can use it both ways.
Meet the 5 Types of MINERAL VEIL Powder
Original MINERAL VEIL
What it is: Our cult-favorite, forever best-selling translucent loose powder that’s made with just 5 ingredients.
Who it’s for: Anyone who is looking to lock makeup in place, absorb excess oil, minimize the appearance of pores, and generally create an airbrushed, IRL-filter look.
Our community says: “It helps to give your face the ‘natural makeup’ look. I don’t know how else to describe it except that it just makes everything look soft and blended.” – Mystic13
MINERAL VEIL SPF 25
What it is: The same magic as original MINERAL VEIL Powder, plus mineral-based broad spectrum SPF 25.
Who it’s for: Looking for non-chemical sun protection that can be layered over makeup? This is your pick. It also gives the perfecting and makeup-setting benefits of the original.
Our community says: “The SPF really works, as I was out in the sun and expected to be burned … but my face escaped unscathed! It also truly sets the base powder and helps it last all day.” – rayofsunshine
Hydrating MINERAL VEIL
What it is: A cooling, gently moisturizing reformulation of the original, with all the setting and blurring benefits.
Who it’s for: Those with normal to dry skin. If you’ve ever found other powders to be drying, this one’s for you (and it won’t disappoint!).
Our community says: “I absolutely love the Hydrating MINERAL VEIL. I was a little skeptical at first, since I have dry patches of skin and thought the powder would make it even more noticeable. Boy was I wrong!” – Anonymous
Illuminating MINERAL VEIL
What it is: We added a tiny bit of glitter-free shimmer (it’s actually light-reflecting pearls!) to our original formula for a radiant glow. A little goes a long way, or layer it on to use as a highlighter.
Who it’s for: Most translucent powders give a natural-matte or full matte finish. If you want a luminous, almost dewy looking finish, this is your new holy grail.
Our community says: “I have both original and Illuminating MINERAL VEILS. I LOVE them both, but I think the illuminating version is something special. It makes my face look dewy, fresh and flawless. I also use it as a highlighter and WOW is it beautiful!” – Whim
Tinted MINERAL VEIL
What it is: Setting and blurring plus the perfect gentle hint of color.
Who it’s for: Anyone looking for bit of warmth. Blends to perfection on deeper skin tones, and adds a touch of color on lighter ones during the summer months.
Our community says: “I am a Warm Deep Matte and this disappears into my skin, just wonderful!” – Lovelywarmdeep
When to Use a Finishing Powder
Ideal for occasions where you’ll be photographed a lot (but also pretty perfect for everyday wear), finishing powder is a weightless miracle that will give your complexion a lasting soft-focus finish. Think of it as your top coat — you could skip it, but would the manicure even be worth it?
Can You Use Mineral Powder Over Liquid Foundation?
Yes! You can absolutely layer mineral finishing powder over liquid foundation or powder foundation. Just wait until your foundation has fully dried for the best results.