Just Charlie G

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Regular readers of beauty blogs may wish to skip this post if you’re fed up of reading posts about this, but for everyone else, here’s something a bit good.

We know by now that Liz Earle does great skincare. It was only a matter of time before they branched out into the cosmetics world and due to mounting customer pressure here is the first product as they foray in to the world  of colour cosmetics.

Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint

Sheer Skin Tint is rich and creamy like a foundation but it’s lightweight. It is, I suppose, somewhere between a tinted moisturiser and a foundation. It’s designed for all year round wear (and has SPF15), suitable for all skin types and claims to leave you looking dewy, even and radiant.

The coverage is light, covers small scars easily but for me doesn’t cover any redness, so concealer is definitely needed with this product.

It comes in three shades, Bare, Beige and Beach and given it’s sheer-ness that should cover a huge variety of skin tones. I was sent Bare, the lightest of the three to have a play with.

Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint
Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint

The above pictures show a blob on my hand and then blended out. I think if you enlarge the second picture it gives you a really good idea of the finish. It is glowy without being shiny and my freckles can still be seen, but generally speaking the skin is looking even. This shade is really pale but I think I get away with it on my face, but it will be absolutely perfect in the winter for me.

So I’ve worn this several times since I got it and it wears well on my skin, lasting a good long time. But I do have one little grumble, in that it feels tacky on my face. And it stays feeling tacky on my face all day. I can’t feel it on my face as such, just when I touch my face with my fingers if that makes any sense? Essentially it means that I can live with it.  If it felt heavy and odd on my face I don’t think I could put up with it, but as it is, it just reminds me I shouldn’t be touching my face anyway!

So yes, I do like this, it’s a great idea and I approve.

Here’s something I really like too. If you order this online (available 15th September and £21 for a large 40ml tube), you will receive samples of all three shades in your order. That way you can try them all out before you open your full size product. Then if it’s wrong, you can send it back unopened avoiding unnecessary landfill of good unused product. Nice touch!

The word on the street is that this is just the start and that soon there’s be a capsule collection of Liz Earle colour products which I’m really looking forward to seeing. I’m expecting great neutrals but we shall see.

I’ll use it in a FOTD really soon so you can all have a good look at it on my face. Lucky you!

Disclosure – PR Sample

0 responses to “Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint”

  1. KennethSoh says:

    Lovely review, I can’t wait to use mine! For work or for myself. Thanks for doing the post xx

  2. Lillian Funny Face says:

    I love that thing about the samples, that’s a really great idea and a lovely service. This looks like a really nice product 🙂

  3. Jan says:

    I was waiting and hoping for you to review this, so thankyou. I too have read all the reviews from great beauty bloggers but whom are all young enough to be my daughter! Now I am in no way suggesting that you are old, but it is refreshing to have someone review this product who has older skin, she says trying not to dig a hole. I read and enjoyed Get Lippie’s review and she also mentioned this sticky feeling. I will be buying and posting my thoughts probably when everyone has moved on. Thanks again Charlie. Great helpful review. x

  4. kia says:

    I do love too, but i know what you been about the tackiness! I applied it without using a moisturiser first & it wasn’t as bad then x

  5. Charlie says:

    Thanks for all the comments people. It is a nice product 🙂

  6. Anonymous says:

    Hi, Charlie!
    You said that you think that “Bare” is lighter than your skin, so would you think that “Beige” would suit you better or is it a far too dark then. And do you think it is a good product for oily and acne-prone skin?
    Thanks a lot,

  7. Charlie says:

    Hi Anon!

    Well it’s really hard to say as I’ve not seen Beige but I suspect it might be and it’s sheer enough for me to probably be able to make it work…unless its orange!

    As for oily/acne skins, I’m not convinced it would be the best product for your skin because a) it tends to stay on the skin a bit and b) it leans towards a more shiny finish than a matte finish.

    Sorry to not be a huge help here!

  8. Tali says:

    I really want to try this but I somehow think I will have a hard time being matched to one of the 3 shades. Im always that weird inbetween color. But great review!

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