The Game-Changing Primer My Makeup Can't Do Without

There was a rumour circulating a couple of years ago that Sephora was making its way to London. As expected, mild hysteria ensued, as empty storefronts were staked out and Google alerts for “Sephora in London” were actioned. Did it happen? No, but it was a joyous and exciting time. I’m a big fan of Sephora, but not just for its array of dreamy products. (We have Cult Beauty and Space NK for that.) What I love about Sephora is that it’s where I met my true love. I’m even listening to Sade's “No Ordinary Love” as I write this.

You might be thinking that it was someone in Sephora who took my breath away between the perfume and foundation aisles. But actually, it wasn’t. This extraordinary love came courtesy of a free sample that was a reward for spending an indecent amount of money there. Well, friends, it’s lucky that I felt the need to throw some dollars around town, as I received the travel size of Hourglass’s Veil Mineral Primer. I had to wait 12 hours until I reapplied my makeup to try it, but it was it worth it.