Part primer, part illuminator, the Radiance Veil (which launches today) enhances the wear of your make-up through its unique velvet crème formula; the inclusion of Vitamin C provides an instant smoothing effect, while Vitamin E infuses the skin with moisture and hydration to ensure makeup looks fresher for longer. (There's nothing like a parched complexion to cause makeup to move and look cakey at the end of the day.) However, the inclusion of opal pearl pigments also illuminate the skin and provide an instant radiant glow. It can be used direct on bare skin before you apply your base to provide an all-over glow, mixed with your foundation for a more subtle radiant finish, or even used sparingly as a last step on the top of cheekbones and along the bridge of the nose. (Although make sure you use the tiniest amount, or you'll look a bit like a golden fairy!)
The rich creamy formula is so easy to use, mixing well with other products and laying over the top of your finished look seamlessly. If you prefer to leave your skin 'naked' during the day, you can even just use this to ensure your complexion glows by dabbing it onto the areas that naturally catch the light. I love that Illamasqua are capitalising on the success of their original unsual product and moving it forward to meet the demands of a modern woman. We're all demanding radiance, but don't want to apply twelve different products to get it; this allows us the flexibility to create the looks we want while looking after our skin simultaneously, all in one single pot. I for one am sold... Are you?
The Illamasqua Radiance Veil launches today, priced £32.00.