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Birthmarks

18/08/2018
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Helping you feel confident in your own skin is what Veil is all about

One of Veil’s core values is offering people a solution to concerns with their skin’s appearance. Adam’s story embodies this perfectly. If you follow us on social media or receive our newsletters, last month you’ll have heard about our exciting new project in collaboration with makeup artist Gemma Rimmington, photographer Natalie Pluck and model Gianni Casagrande. After the photoshoot, Gemma shared a story with us regarding Adam, one of our models — and it really caught our attention. Adam’s story Adam was born with a port wine birthmark on his face, down his... Read More

26/07/2018
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Veil Cover Cream: an essential addition to your holiday makeup

Have you got a holiday coming up? Veil Cover Cream is the perfect holiday makeup and an essential item for your bag. There’s a lot to think about when planning for a holiday: location, travel, packing, agenda… and also looking good. Whether it’s getting that perfect beach body or simply your skincare regimes, appearance is a common concern when people are preparing for their trip. Maybe you’re feeling a bit self-conscious about a skin condition or imperfection. Or maybe you’ve got an embarrassing tattoo, holidays can feel even more stressful. This is... Read More

29/06/2018
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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... Read More

23/05/2018
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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... Read More

07/05/2018
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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... Read More

20/04/2017
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Veil Features On Katie Piper’s Face To Face

Veil Cream Cover Cream featured on Katie Piper’s Face to Face on Channel 4 and we couldn’t be happier with the result. Last night the inspirational Katie Piper’s Face to Face aired on Channel 4. The hour long programme saw women who have been diagnosed with skin conditions invited to London’s Harvey Nichols for beauty makeovers. It was only after the women had completed their transformation that they discover that the make-up artists and beauticians who have treated them also share the same condition as them. The show addressed various skin... Read More

15/11/2016

Amy Elsegood Shares Her First Makeup Tutorial Video

Amy Elsegood is a young lady from Ripon, North Yorkshire who was born with a Port Wine Stain birthmark which covers almost half of her face. Amy came to Veil Cover Cream for a camouflage cover match when she was 7 years old and said “I tried other camouflage make up, but none of them were as natural, some took longer to apply and even longer to set. With Veil Cover Cream, I can apply in minutes, it provides full coverage and it will last me all day. Even going on holiday, once... Read More

A photograph of a lady who has a facial mole 09/11/2016
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Can Moles Be Concealed With Veil Cover Cream?

Moles are colour spots on the skin which are made up of cells called melanocytes. These cells produce the skin’s colour/pigment known as melanin. Moles are often brown in colour but some can appear either skin coloured or darker. Moles can vary in size and texture with some being raised and others being flat. Sometimes people wish to conceal the appearance of moles due to personal choice. This is fine. However, moles can change in appearance as times goes on so it is best to keep an eye out for... Read More

Inspirational People: Nicholas Nikiforou 08/11/2016

Inspirational People: Nicholas Nikiforou

Nicholas Nikiforou is a nine-year-old artist from Weston-Super-Mare. Nicholas was born with a facial birthmark called a large Congenital Melanocytic Nevus. This type of birthmark is said to be caused by an increase in pigment-producing cells. Cells then cluster together and form moles. Congenital Melanocytic Nevus is said to affect 1 in 500,000 people. Nicholas had his Congenital Melanocytic Nevus birthmark removed successfully and was first treated by Bryan Mayou at the Cadogan Clinic when he was a baby. After the procedure, Nicholas was left with scarring. Earlier this year Nicholas beat off hundreds... Read More

Inspirational People: Sam Plumridge 07/11/2016

Inspirational People: Sam Plumridge

Sam Plumridge is a lady who was born with a Port Wine Stain birthmark. After years of bullying, Sam feared that she would never find love. However, Sam met her now husband, Paul Plumridge. Sam told The Mirror: “If someone turned around to me five years ago and said I’d be married with two kids before I was 30, I’d have laughed. I thought because of the birthmark, everyone was going to judge me, and I wouldn’t find love but that’s not the case. In fact, on the night before... Read More