Product Review: Laneige Skin Veil Base SPF26 PA+

Laneige Skin Veil Base in 40 (Light Purple)
Laneige Skin Veil Base in 40 (Light Purple)

The famous makeup artist (and one of my personal favorites) Bobbi Brown once mentioned in her book, that skintone correcting primers are not a good idea. And after using both shades from the Laneige base makeup range, I understand completely what she meant.

The new Skin Veil Base by Laneige is basically the same as the Moisture Fitting Base (Oil Free version is the equivalent of the Clear Fitting Base) it had previously (Korean brands are notorious for updating their packaging very frequently). I do not detect any noticeable difference between the old and the new formulas, just the packaging is sleeker, that’s all (price remains the same also).

I had used the Moisture Fitting Base in Green (#60) because I have a bit of redness on my cheeks from skin sensitivity. Just like Bobbi Brown warned – I looked green. I was very light-handed too – dabbed on just a tiny amount and it more than neutralized my redness – it turned me into the Grinch. Lather it on and I could appear in those Asian ghost movies!

I thought, maybe it’s the green that doesn’t agree with me. This time around, I tried the Skin Veil Base in #40 (Light Purple), which is supposed to neutralize sallow complexions. My skin is looking a bit dull because it’s dehydrated and also from lack of sleep, so I thought the purple shade will work. But I proved Bobbi Brown right again – it looked very unnatural on me too. It basically makes my skin look sickly white and pale. I still have half a bottle left, I guess I will have to just mix it with something else to lessen the pasty white effect.

Although the texture is very nice and light, I don’t think I would recommend using it alone. It’s probably best to be used with a foundation on top, but I personally find that is a lot of makeup to put on. That said, I am still quite happy that this product, like most of the Amore makeup, does not use chemical sunscreen or contain any artificial colorants.

Next time I shop for a primer, I will stick to the ones without colors!


2 comments on Product Review: Laneige Skin Veil Base SPF26 PA+

  1. Hoa
    November 6, 2010 at 12:17 am (6 years ago)

    Well..if you didn’t already know, this is meant to be worn under foundation and NOT alone.

    • Joseibi
      November 9, 2010 at 1:51 pm (6 years ago)

      Hi Hoa,

      I knew that, but I also didn’t need foundation – just a little bit of evening out the skin tone. The color-correcting bases are tricky if you don’t use anything over, unless the pigment is very light and you can’t detect the hue. Some of the Japanese color correcting bases are very good at that – pink based and goes on pretty much clear and your skin looks good. This just isn’t one of them! 🙁


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