Rated 5 out of 5 by Belles Over or under, it's a great product
If you ever wonder why you need to put powder on top of powder, look at the difference in texture between mineral foundation and mineral finishing powder. The super fine texture of the mineral veils gives an air-brushed appearance to the skin that you can't get with mineral foundation alone.
Original Mineral Veil has become too drying for my dry/sensitive skin. So, I don't use it anymore. When I did, I saw it as an essential final step to make my skin look its best.
Instead, I use Hydrating Mineral Veil. I've recently started using it as my primer, because my new sunscreen stays tacky no matter how long I put it on before makeup. (I can't use primers because of an intolerance to dimethicone.) It works perfectly! Sometimes, I put it on over my foundation, too, but I've been using Radiances for finishing instead with great success - but only when I have used HMV as a primer. Otherwise, HMV is my favorite finisher.
Illuminating Mineral Veil (formerly Feather Light) makes a great facial highlighter and can make a dull complexion look radiant. It does glow. Some might even say it sparkles, but when it's applied sparingly, the effect is luminous rather than sparkly.
I use Tinted Mineral Veil on clients only. I thought it might work as an all-over faux tan for summer for me, but the color just isn't right for that use. However, as a finishing powder for darker skins, it excels. You never have to worry about a whitening effect from it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Marissa Great Product
This make-up does what it says! It helps keep my skin hydrated and my make-up lasts all day. What more can you ask for?
Rated 5 out of 5 by MdvlCastle My Go-To!
I've been using Bare Minerals for about 9 years, and while I really like the majority of the products, Mineral Veil is by far my favorite. I am not someone who wears a lot of makeup, and there are days when I will only be out for a few minutes, so I just swirl, tap, and buff a little Mineral Veil on! It covers the majority of the imperfections in my skin. When I'm wearing a full face Mineral Veil gives me a flawless finish.
Rated 5 out of 5 by SarahDW93 I can't live a day without it.
First I have to say, I hate how in the start-up kit you get a big foundation and a small Mineral Veil. I use the veil more than the foundation! Some days, I wake up with flawless skin (I know, I don't get it either) and so all I use to finish my face is the mineral veil. It is amazing. I can only describe it as such. It keeps my face rom getting oily, and locks in the moisture from my morning moisturizer, yet it doesn't cause any breakouts on me with the sensitive skin. I can only say one thing: buy it right now. It will change your world. I understand the price is shocking, but the large tubs have lasted me for over a year, so the money is worth it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by MiMi Love my mineral veil
I love love love my mineral veil! My face is not complete until I've applied my mineral veil. It so soft and perfect, adds perfection to my skin and makes my eyelashes fuller for easier application of mascara. It tones down my blush if its too heavy. I use the powder and carry a compact for touch ups during the day. During that time of the month when my face is a little oily, it's super to get rid of the shine. I love my mineral veil, I've tried several of the different kinds from tinted to sparkly. I love them all! Thank You God for my mineral veil!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by LATTitude Love This
This doesn't look like much, but a little brightens your complexion and gives you a luminous glow!
Rated 5 out of 5 by ToriS The Best for Last
Do not skip this step!! It will leave you with a flawless finish.
Rated 5 out of 5 by FIESTY Don't skip this last step!!
At first, I was skeptical as to whether or not this product was necessary. It totally is!!! Especially during the summer or winter months when you would either sweat or have snow flakes falling from he sky. Mineral veil prevents any breakups or separation in powder. I absolutely love it and this product is definately a must have for your BE collection!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Punkin SO GLAD I FOUND THIS BRAND!!!!!!
After going through radiation and chemotherapy I found myself highly allergic to just about everything. The treatments had also caused light and dark spots all over my face so I was embarrassed to go out without some kind of makeup on. Bare minerals has been a God send to me. After finishing my makeup the mineral veil is the finishing touch that pulls it all together. Sometimes I only wear it, so PLEASE, PLEASE, PLEASE don't ever stop making it.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Lucy Girl My favorite product!
Very lightweight , soft air brush, glowing finish. People always compliment on my skin when I wear the mineral veil . It is great to wear for pics because it reduces shine. It is healthy for your skin ! A little secret and tip of mine for oily skin... I use it right after my moisturizer before I put on my bare mineral foundation. This helps to reduce oil and shine and it's the best primer ever!
Rated 5 out of 5 by RougeLippe MATTE to Glow
I wear the MATTE foundation and I really want to have the healthy glow and the Illuminateing Mineral Veil does the trick. Anyone that wants a little pick me up after staying up late, even being a little under the weather, I feel like the illuminating mineral veil is perfect for you.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Michyx3 Flawless skin!!!
Love this stuff!!! It gives your skin a beautiful flawless glow! It also sets makeup perfect. Gives a natural healthy glow! This is a must have!!!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Ray Ray Keeps All The Makeup Together!
The holidays are coming, and you're the hostess. You are tired of your makeup getting runny and want a change. Well, this mineral veil combined with the foundation primer will change that problem. I love this size and I use the foundation brush to apply it the same way you would apply the foundation (Swirl, Tap, Buff). I am pleased how much longer my makeup stays on.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Amleigh Love the Illuminating Veil
I have been using Bare Minerals for around 10 years. I have used nearly all the Veils and they are all wonderful. The Illuminating is amazing. It has a shimmer to it, so I may not recommend for older skin, but it's not overly shimmering. It gives a glow to your skin, a subtle sparkle that just makes you look awake and fresh. I feel beautiful when I wear it. Give it a try. The Hydrating Veil is great during the winter because it gives my chapped skin a drink of water feel. The Original is always great. I carry a little of the Original with me as a touch up (which I rarely need because BE is so amazing!!)
Rated 5 out of 5 by shycat try this
I was worried about trying this as my skin is very dry...don't think twice! It seems to melt into your skin instead of laying on top it it and looking 'cakey'. The very very subtle 'glow' it gives your complexion is wonderful, not 'shiny' or even 'dewy' looking, more a look of Health. Frequently I'll wear it all by itself for a real natural look, try it...you will probably love the flawless and finished look of your skin.
Rated 5 out of 5 by BEuser11 A must have!
I love using this before and after I apply my bare minerals matte foundation!
Rated 4 out of 5 by Duffy Fab start to finish
It is so easy to use. Doesn't settle into my lines and doesn't make me look older.Helps with my oily T-Zone. I am a "mature" woman and I like the soft gauze like finish it puts on my skin that makes everything look moist and fresh.
Rated 5 out of 5 by mipbloom Perfect finishing touch
The Mineral Veil gives the perfect finish for the face. It is pretty much invisible but gives that special something to the face.
Rated 4 out of 5 by flobeary Absolutely love it! It makes my skin look very smooth and soft and it's really easy to use. I don't know if it's mineral veil's magic or not...my face usually gets quite oily towards the end of the day, but, with mineral veil, no more shiny/oily face!
My only complain is that the powder is so fine that it flies everywhere when I apply it... it gets on my shirt and counter :(
Rated 4 out of 5 by RAllegra Does its job well
The mineral veil is light and helps set your makeup. It works pretty well. I don't use the primer so it might work better if I used them both.
Be warned: it's a very fine powder and you don't need to open the container all the way to get it out. I only uncover one of the four holes and that still gets plenty in the cap.
Rated 1 out of 5 by FancyMaple I am really glad that I had started using different BE products sequentially versus at the same time because I think I would have been more hesitant to try some after my experience with mineral veil. I had started using the skin care products for about a month and my skin was responding well. Then I had started using the original foundation for about one and a half weeks and my skin was still responding well. Then I tried the original mineral veil and the first two days of usage were great as I liked the flawless finish it provided. Days three and four were not good at all as my skin started to break out; I stopped using the product at which point my skin slowly began to heal. Although I don't know for sure, I suspect it was the cornstarch in the product that clogged my pores and, if you have acne-prone skin, putting cornstarch on your face may provide any bacteria there with food to grow. It could not have been the brushes I was using as the foundation brush had not even been used for 2 weeks and the brush I was using for the mineral veil was brand new. My skin has done well with other BE products and none of them have the ingredients that are in the original mineral veil as I have made a point to stay away from them. I have also switched to the matte foundation and it provides such a beautiful, natural finish and controls oil that I feel like it fulfills a lot of the same functions as the extra layer of mineral veil would do.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Kait D. Amazing!!
The mineral veil is the perfect finishing touch. It helps absorb the oil on my face, and keeps oil from being too noticeable later in the day. I swear by it!
Rated 5 out of 5 by cleblon Must have
I use the mineral veil everyday and mid day for touch ups. Really helps control shine. Great product.
Rated 3 out of 5 by bexxwithan Poor packaging
I love the bare minerals and mineral veil makeup, but I'm going to complain about the packaging. I originally had the starter kit, and once that ran out, I purchased the larger version of the mineral veil. You are supposed to tap out a small amount into the cap, but every time I so much as tilt the mineral veil, a ton of it slips out and goes everywhere. Now this is not just the first time I'm using it, it's every single time. Not sure what changed between the last one I had, and this version, but it doesn't make it easy on my mornings having to clean up mineral veil off everything.
Rated 3 out of 5 by MarBurck Doesn't have desired effect
I've been using BE products for 5 years. I bought the mineral veil when I first started purchasing BE foundation. When I use it immediately after putting on foundation, I actually notice my T-zone becomes oilier later on as opposed to not using it. However, when I apply it later on, after I am a little oiler, it does take the oiliness away. It gives a dusty look to my face, in my opinion, and kind of has a counter-effect to the "warmth" product. I haven't noticed that it works for me like the site claims that it should. I won't buy this again. It does last a long time though.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Robrol Mineral Veil
I love the loose mineral veil. I use it before I put my foundation on and then I use it again for final coverage. I get so many complements on how good I look. All the products used together make the difference. This is the first time I have enjoyed using beauty products!!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Dancelove A Must Have!!
I am so glad I tried this product! I have combination skin, but I fight oil. This is the most amazing product. Whether I wear it over BB Cream, or under Bare Minerals Foundation, it gives me a flawless, polished look that is hard for me to ever pull off given the oily nature of my skin! I stay looking less oily all day long, and even when I use the oil blot sheet mid-day as I do, I find less oil on it! Definitely a product I will continue using!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Corey! Silky Shimmer
I love the shimmer this product finishes my face with each morning and I don't feel like a sparkling tween! This product gives a great glow without looking childish, however my 17 yr old cousin rocks this product too!
The original foundation and warm are great products, some mornings though, I skip warm and just add the mineral veil, because it gives such a 3 dimensional look, that I don't feel I even need the warm. I just love every BE product!
Rated 5 out of 5 by Verified Reviewer The perfect finishing touch for everyone.
Even if I run out of Bare Essentials mineral foundation, this makes any make-up look good. Just apply and polish as usual. Love It!
Rated 5 out of 5 by MandaK. LOVE it!!
I have problems with my skin coloration...red, brown, and white splotches...along with semi-oily skin. I use the matte foundation, a BUNCH of concealer, and then LOVE the way the mineral veil tops it all off. I feel confident and beautiful without the weight of other foundations. The mineral veil works great to hide/absorb oil/shine throughout the day too!!