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.
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.
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