Sunday, 20 April 2014

Veil Cover Cream*

Hello my lovelies, I'm back! Sorry I've not blogged in nearly a month, I've been super busy with my dissertation, but that's done now! Might not be back to posting as often just yet, because I still have exams to do, but I shouldn't disappear completely again.

This week I was sent a sample kit of Veil Cover Cream from the people at Thomas Blake Cosmetic Creams. Veil Cover Cream can be used to cover acne scars, blemishes, dark circles, scar tissue and even tattoos. They asked if I would give it a go and post about it, so I did!

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The sample kit i was sent (£6.50 - veilcovercream.com) contains a sample of all of the light/medium colours that they sell the cream in, plus a small tub of translucent setting powder. I went with the colour "Natural Light".

The cream is very thick and I was surprised at how little I needed to cover my dark circles. However I did find that it was very easy to disturb what I had already applied by rubbing it slightly too much. Application was easiest with a sort of dabbing motion though I found it took quite a long time to make it sit right on my skin (I'm sure applying it would become easier with time!). I then used the translucent powder to set what I had applied, before carefully applying my foundation over the top. I had to be careful so as not to disturb the cover cream again, as I realised I'd not set it very thoroughly. I was also quite warm and that wasn't really helping matters either!

veil cover cream, cover scars, cover blemishes
Left: Before (no cover cream) Right: After (with cover cream)

So, here's me on the left with just a very light covering of foundation and nothing else. You can still see my dark circles and some redness around my nose and on my chin and also on my eyelids. On the right is me after applying the cover cream and my foundation. It definitely covered my dark circles and my redness, though I'm not sure how effectively I managed to apply it.

Overall, this is a great product and provides a lot of coverage. I would definitely recommend it to anyone with facial scarring that they were having trouble covering, or with acne scars. The cream itself retails for £19.95 and the setting powder for £22.50 (both from veilcovercream.com). For me, though I'm happy with the results, I think it is a bit heavy duty for my needs, though it could be hugely useful to have a pot if I had a bad breakout, just maybe not for everyday. A huge thank you goes to Thomas Blake Cosmetic Creams for letting me give their product a try!

I'd love to hear what you guys think and if you have ever tried anything similar!


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