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!