Colour Correcting Concealers

If you’ve ever looked at our shade range and Pro Kit you may have noticed we have a selection of colour correcting concealers. These shades aren’t skin coloured but instead are Mauve, Yellow and Green in colour.  Wonder what they’re for? Read on.

 

These shade might seem crazy at first but they play a key role in counteracting certain tones in the skin. Here’s the lowdown:-

Mauve

On a basic colour wheel, the colour purple is directly opposite the colour yellow. This means that the two colours cancel each other out.

Since the shade Mauve is a lilac tone, it’s brilliant for eliminating yellow tones in the skin. This is great if you have yellow tones in your skin,  yellow-toned bruising or suffer from the condition Xanthelasma.

If you find you have a dull yellow toned complexion that you wish to brighten, Mauve is also great for this.

Yellow

Our next shade is Yellow. Since this colour is opposite purple on the colour wheel we know that it eliminates purple tones in the skin.

Yellow is great for Port Wine Stain birthmarks, eye circles and purple toned discolouration that occurs on the eyelids. This colour is also fantastic for concealing prominent veins and purple-blue toned bruises. Yellow can even be used to counteract very slight redness.

Green

And finally, we have Green which is opposite red on the colour wheel so it tackles redness in the skin.

This shade is perfect for tackling red acne areas and is also ideal for those with Rosacea. Green concealer is popular amongst those with pale complexions for applying at the sides of the nose where slight redness is very common.

A word of caution…

When applying colour correcting concealers do be sure to gradually build up the amount you apply as applying too much can actually over-counteract which can cause the skin to look dull, unnatural and lifeless.

Do you use colour correcting concealers? Have you got any tips for their use? Tell us in the comments!

Show Your Skin Some Love With Veil’s Skincare Range

Taking care of your skin is arguably even more important than makeup. What you eat and skincare are both key to creating a foundation to build on with makeup. At Veil, our lush skincare range has the perfect products to show your skin some love with.

Here’s the lowdown on our skincare products:

Like it smooth? Our Rich Nourishing Cream is just what you need.

Veil’s Rich Nourishing Cream is a lovely textured cream made with the purest Almond Oil. As quick as brushing your teeth, it couldn’t be easier to incorporate moisturising into your daily routine. With regular application, this cream will keep normal to dry skin in tip-top condition. Suffer from dry feet? We highly recommend smothering the cream all over your tootsies right before bed before popping on your favourite pair of cosy fluffy socks and in the morning your feet will feel silky smooth.

Indulge your hands and body

Our Hand and Body Cream is a non-greasy cream that is quickly absorbed. We recommend applying this regularly to the hands to keep them feeling like velvet. The cream can also be used all over the body after bathing and showering to keep the skin nice and soft. The Hand and Body Cream is also unperfumed for allergy free use.

Experience nature’s magic with Witch Hazel Cream

If you are suffering from sore skin, check out our Witch Hazel Cream. This smooth emollient cream is quickly absorbed into the skin and works a treat on cracked, chapped and sore skin as it effectively and gently softens the area. It is also ideal for applying on stings, bruising and swellings to help reduce the issue. It can even be used to help cool sunburn as well as windburn.

Cleanse your skin woes away…

Our Cleansing Cream is ideal for removing your Veil Cover Cream. It is specially formulated and unperfumed for allergy free use. Simply use the cream to cleanse your face and neck each morning before applying your Cover Cream and also use on an evening to gently, easily and effectively remove makeup.

Fine-tune your skin care routine with our Toning Lotion

Our Toning Lotion is a gentle toner which temporarily shrinks the pores thanks to the astringent properties of Witch Hazel and Rose Water. Apply after cleansing to remove any remaining traces of cleanser or oil before applying your Cover Cream. After use, your skin will feel refreshed and have a very delicate Rose Water aroma. Top tip: during the warmer weather pop your Toning Lotion into the fridge for an extra refreshing skin boost.

Don’t just take our word for it:

Here’s what our customer Sini had to say about some of the Veil Skincare range:

“The Witch Hazel Cream is perfect for my dry to mixed skin; the moisturing factor is HUGE! If I use the cream in the morning, my skin still feels amazingly moisturised in the afternoon.

The Veil Cleansing Cream too is really good and gentle to my skin; I like to use it in the evening before bed and in the morning/before make up.

Plus, the pricing was lower than some store bought generic brands, yet I think the quality is far better.

I’m really happy that I discovered these gems of facial cream and cleanser, my self-esteem boosted because I feel beautiful because my skin is in better condition.”

Why not give our skin care range a go? Maybe you’re already a fan? We’d love to here your thoughts in the comments!

Face Equality Day: Amy Elsegood Shares Her Thoughts On Makeup

At Veil, we’re dedicated to helping you feel confident in your own skin. In support of Changing Faces‘ Face Equality Day campaign, we caught up with public figure, Amy Elsegood.

Makeup artist and Veil fan, Amy Elsegood discovered a love for makeup after enjoying the confidence it gave her when she used it to cover her port wine stain birthmark. Amy has previously shared her story with us, featured in our tutorials and even demonstrated her use of Veil in Katie Piper’s Face To Face TV show on Channel 4.
We caught up with her recently to find out her thoughts on Face Equality Day. She spoke of how makeup gives her confidence by providing her with the freedom to make her own choices regarding her appearance:
“I cover because it’s just part of my everyday makeup routine, like most girls. Just because I am body positive doesn’t mean I will be makeup free forever, I like wearing it.
There’s no right or wrong in wearing it, I do what makes me happy and if I’m able to help people along the way then it’s a bonus.
I used to be the girl that was afraid to go out the house with no makeup on, but I’m not that girl now; I’m not bothered anymore. I’ll go out with no makeup on or I’ll go out with, it doesn’t matter. I’m still the same person.
I love makeup so if I suddenly stopped wearing it, I wouldn’t be me anymore.
Makeup is a powerful thing – it’s every woman’s secret weapon.”
I have accepted myself and my flaws and I’m turning them into a positive. That’s all that matters to me.
— Amy Elsegood
Makeup is not a tool meant to make ugly things beautiful. It is meant to magnify the beauty that already exists.
— Amy Elsegood

Why Not Try It Yourself?

Every makeup-lover will be able to relate to how Amy finds makeup a fun way to express herself and her creativity. That’s why we’re huge fans of Amy and couldn’t agree more. Veil Cover Cream provides long-lasting, light-weight high coverage, check out our shop to find out more!
What are your thoughts on Face Equality Day and makeup? Share them in the comments!

At Veil, We’ve Got You And Your Tattoos Covered

Whether you regret the day that you got inked or your tattoos just don’t match your outfit for a particular event, at Veil, we’ve got the perfect solution.

Tattoos. Many people have them; many people have a complex relationship with them. From botched jobs to inkings that you can no longer relate to, tattoos aren’t always something you want to show off.

This might prove particularly problematic in the summertime. From lighter clothing to special occasions, your excitement might be being overshadowed by your fear of exposing your inking.

Tattoos can be downright embarrassing and affect your self-esteem. Some might just not fit with a particular look you have in mind for a big event. Maybe you have the names of previous partners that you don’t want on show on your wedding day. There are lots of reasons for wishing you could magic away your skin art.

And this is where we come in. We might not have magic wands capable of erasing your inking, but we can certainly make your tattoo disappear for the day.

Tattoos begone

Veil Cover Cream provides long-lasting full coverage that’s natural looking and even waterproof. With our neutralising green, yellow and white colours, you can create the perfect base. Cover this with the shade to match your skin tone – we have over 40 to choose from – and your tattoo will look like it never existed.

We even have even created our own Tattoo Camouflage Kit. It includes five shades of Veil Cover Cream, finishing powder, cleansing cream and toning lotion, along with all the tools you need. We have mini top-up kits in light/medium and medium/dark, which will fit perfectly in your bag. We also stock a Tattoo Cleanser Pack, proving that we’ve got all bases covered.

But this isn’t all — our Cover Cream is so versatile that you can even use our original Cover Cream and professional Finishing Powder. And if you’ve already got or looking to purchase our fantastic new Pro Kit, you’re good to go!

How to apply?

From a page dedicated to helping you find your perfect shade, Veil’s website is packed with resources. These include tutorials on how to cover tattoos easily and effectively.

And if you have any questions or need any advice, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with us. You can email or contact us on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. Our first priority is our customers and we love to help you guys out in any way we can.

So whether you have holidays or celebrations coming up — or if you just wish you could wear whatever summer clothes you want without worrying about your tattoos being seen — look no further. Veil is your one-stop solution and we can’t wait for you to try us out!

Do you have any tattoos that you want to cover up? Maybe you already use Veil to conceal them? Share in the comments!

How To Make Your Skin The Least Of Your Worries This Summer

If skin concerns are casting a shadow over your joy for summer, at Veil we’ve got the perfect solution.

It’s finally May! After a winter that wasn’t short on snow, spring is certainly making amends with bouts of glorious summer weather.

Heatwaves and summer allow us to break free from the numerous layers we burrow under for warmth in cold weather. But for some, this comes with its own problems. If your delight is being dampened by concerns about exposing your skin, you’ve come to the right place.

Skin. We’re covered in the stuff. It makes sense, then, that it comes with its own complexities. Port wine stains, vitiligo, scars, eczema, acne, birthmarks, varicose veins, psoriasis, unwanted tattoos… these are just a few of the reasons why we might not want to show our skin to the world.

Veil’s origins

But you don’t need to worry about exposing your skin with your summer wardrobe. Veil was created by Thomas Blake to conceal post-operative scars, including those of WWII veterans. He produced the perfect formula in 1952. Our recipe hasn’t needed improving for over 65 years.

With a range of neutralising colours to create the perfect base, Veil also has a multitude of shades. This ensures that you can blend the high coverage formula seamlessly with your natural skin tone. If you want to know how to find your shade, we have the perfect resource for you right here.

Veil Cover Cream is light-weight and natural looking, even if you’re just using it as a regular foundation. Plus, it doesn’t look chalky or feel heavy on your skin. And that’s not all. It’s SPF 15-20, and the finishing powder ensures that it’s both long lasting and waterproof.

We’re here to help

Our site also has a number of resources on how to best apply Veil products depending on your skin concerns. Check out our tutorial page here. Plus, our team are just a message away on all our social media platforms. These include Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. We’re more than happy to answer all questions and offer advice.

So hit that beach, enjoy the BBQ, celebrate your big day or revel at someone else’s wedding. The summer is for enjoying. Embrace the freedom to wear what you want now that your skin can be the last thing to hold you back.

We love to hear what Veil users have to say. We have a whole page dedicated to your amazing stories and never fail to get excited about the photos our customers share on social media. Or simply comment below — we’d love you to get in touch!

 

Why Veil Cover Cream Is Great For Concealing Signs Of Ageing

Ever wish you could wave a wand and instantly look younger? You’re one huge step closer with Veil Cover Cream.

Originally developed to cover burns and skin conditions, the foundation gives such flawless coverage that it’s finding a growing following of loyal fans in the mainstream makeup market.

Veil Cover Cream effortlessly covers age spots, varicose veins and those niggling signs of aging. Look at Veil’s website and you’ll see beautiful models – yet not one of them has been airbrushed. The company wants to give everyone more confidence, regardless of age or skin type – and the results really do speak for themselves.

In a world where it’s become the norm to be camera-ready at any moment, Veil is set to become the nation’s next makeup essential.

The full coverage cream has found a growing following of admirers across the UK, and it’s easy to see why. The Cover Cream is so simple to apply and gives unrivalled results, whether it’s used as a ‘grab and go’ to cover imperfections or as a full foundation to give a flawless finish.

The Veil range was created by chemist Thomas Blake in 1952 to help patients, and today the brand remains true to its core values. It has an honest approach of empowering women – not by promising facelift-worthy results, but by making its users feel beautiful and encouraging them to be the best version of themselves.

Shirley is one of Veil’s models and has been using Veil Cover Cream for years. She has acne rosacea and visible veins around her eyes. She says:

It’s absolutely amazing knowing that whether you’re having a good day or a terrible day with your skin, not only will it cover but it covers well. Whether I’m going to a meeting or a party it’s absolutely amazing. I don’t need to walk into any store and look for any other brand again. I can just go out and be one of the girls and not have to shy away from the camera when we’re doing selfies. I’d highly recommend Veil to anyone.

Are you new long time customer too or are you new to Veil? Let us know in the comments!

Veil Has The Perfect Solution For Covering Tattoos

Veil’s Tattoo Camouflage Kit is the latest phenomenon in temporarily covering tattoos and imperfections.

It’s always fun to change your look. With wedding season in full swing, there may be tattoos you want to cover for that special occasion. Veil’s Tattoo Camouflage Kit, allows you to temporarily cover tattoos and imperfections with the high coverage cream.

Veil’s Tattoo Camouflage Kit gives flawless results, and it’s quickly gaining popularity with brides. It’s long-lasting, waterproof, smudge proof and best of all, wedding proof!

In a world where it’s necessary to be selfie-ready at any given moment, Veil products are becoming increasingly popular throughout the UK.

Our product is so versatile it can be used to disguise tattoos and cover numerous skin conditions. But this isn’t all – it also serves as a full coverage foundation. With 42 shades to choose from, it blends perfectly with any skin tone.

Do you have a wedding coming up? We’d love to hear – tell us in the comments!

 

Why Veil Cover Cream Is Perfect To Winter Skin Issues

Baby, it’s cold outside. And Veil Cover Cream is the perfect solution to the havoc the winter weather can wreck on your skin.

Oversized jumpers, hot chocolate and fluffy slippers  – just three great things that make us love Winter! But with it comes a new set of skin needs and concerns, thanks to the change in temperature and much harsher conditions. These changes can play havoc with all skin types, and that Summer glow can soon turn into not-so-cute dry and sometimes inflamed red skin.

This skin redness is almost inescapable, especially if you’re part of the 1 in 10 people that suffer from rosacea in the UK.

Rosacea is a skin condition which causes redness on the forehead, nose, cheeks and chin. Bumps and pimples can develop and, over time, blood vessels on the face can become more prevalent. The changes on the skin can become a lot worse in Winter.

Even if you don’t think you’re prone to rosacea or skin sensitivity, your current skincare routine might need to be tailored to the demanding weather conditions, and this includes changing your makeup. A standard foundation may not provide the coverage you need to conceal the facial redness associated with rosacea, which is why a full coverage foundation is essential for Winter.

Hailed the best-kept secret in beauty by models and make-up-artists, Veil Cover Cream is a specialist brand of camouflage make-up designed to provide long-lasting cover for a range of skin imperfections including facial redness and rosacea.

Manufactured and hand potted in the UK by a dedicated team of craftsmen and women, Veil Cover Cream follows a unique manufacturing process using pure and simple raw material. The original recipe has been a success for over 60 years, and it continues to provide a truly flawless finish.

Top tip – To cover up any redness on the skin apply a small amount of Veil Cover Cream in a dabbing motion with a moist sponge, such as a Beauty Blender.

The Veil cosmetics range includes 42 shades of Cover Cream, ensuring a perfect colour match for all complexions, as well as specialist finishing powders in two shades to make sure your makeup stays put all day long. What’s more, it’s waterproof, oil-free and best of all, not tested on animals.

With its wonderfully creamy texture, it is easy to apply onto the skin, and a little goes a very long way –  allowing you to create the level of coverage you desire to keep the seasonal redness and rosacea at bay (or at least hidden!).

Does the Winter weather prove problematic to your skin? Let us know in the comments!

Why Veil Is Perfect For All Skin Tones

The makeup market is about to be shaken up with Veil Cover Cream, designed to make any skin tone look amazing. With 42 shades to choose from, you’re bound to find your perfect fit.

The foundation is available in 42 super-blendable shades to match all skin tones, and with its full coverage and versatility, Veil Cover Cream is looking set to take the UK makeup market by storm.

What’s more, Veil is on a mission to empower people. We want to spread our honest approach to beauty and looks – making everyone feel confident and encouraged to be the best version of themselves.

Created in 1952 by chemist Thomas Blake as a cover cream for burns and skin conditions, Veil covers all imperfections to give an unrivalled finish.

As the trends for camo makeup and a flawless look continue to dominate the beauty world, Veil allows anyone to achieve perfect skin.

Veil Cover Cream is designed specially to give full coverage, making imperfections a thing of the past.

With such a wide range of shades on offer, Veil Cover Cream blends effortlessly to make any skin tone glow and show off the real you. It’s little wonder Veil is finding a growing following of admirers across the UK.

Are you already a user of Veil? Has it helped your confidence? We’d love to hear about it in the comments!

Bridal Makeup Tips With Jo Leversuch MUA

Makeup is a big part of  prepararing for a wedding – particularly if you’re the bride! Makeup artist Jo Leversuch shares with us some great tips for every bride.

Whether or not you decide to get the professionals in for your big day, it’s always important to test out various products and find what works well for your skin before you walk down the aisle.

We all want our foundations to look perfect and last all day long. Whether we are going to a wedding, special occasion, prom, or night out with friends, the flawless look is the biggest trend to hit the industry in recent years.

This is even more important if you’re preparing for your wedding – you need a foundation that will stay put day and night and leave your face looking fresh and not oily.

We caught up with professional MUA Jo Leversuch on bridal make-up.

Hi Jo! We’ve been looking through your portfolio and have spotted a lot of bridal looks… 

That’s right, I do a lot of bridal and wedding make-up – I really enjoy being a part of a client’s big day. I’ve worked on a number of weddings so far this year (including a last minute bride who’s original make-up artist didnt show!) and also offer one-to-one or group tutorials for some brides who want their wedding party to learn how to apply make-up.

I also do a lot of editorial bridal work for DW Magazine, Belle Bridal and other wedding magazines.

Have you used Veil in your wedding looks?

Veil Cover Cream is a hidden gem in my eyes. Being in the industry I get to use and try a mixture of foundations on the market. Veil Cover Cream is a multi-purpose product which can be used as a concealer as well as full camouflage for more skin issues.

There are so many key benefits to Veil Cover Cream from being exceptionally long-lasting, oil free and waterproof plus it is not tested on animals which a lot of my brides love.

What’s the best way to apply full coverage foundation?

The best way to apply a cream such as Veil Cover Cream is to start in the middle of the face/t-zone area and work outwards using the Beauty Blender sponge (a slightly damp sponge is best too).  By applying the Veil Cover Cream in this way you can build up a light and to a  fuller coverage if you should prefer.

To apply as a concealer I like to use a small concealer brush and then dab with my fingertips around the eye area.

To create a less dewy complexion you can finish and set the foundation with Veil Finishing Powder.

Finally, do you have any tips for brides who have decided to do their own bridal make-up?

It all depends on the look the bride wants to achieve – my signature looks are all very natural, so for this I would always advise a light application of Veil Cover Cream set with powder to keep it in place all day.

You can then use a little of the darker and lighter pink tones to contour the face. Use your fingers to apply these on the cheekbones and feel your bone structure with your fingers to ensure you get the contour lines just right.

A bold statement lip will finish off any look perfectly. I love Bobbi Brown lipsticks, they’re really creamy and rich in colour, plus they’re long-lasting too so perfect for a wedding!

 

Do you have a wedding coming up? Let us know in the comments!