Please excuse the formatting of this post, I have NO clue what happened!
Not so long ago I was asked to try Sheer Cover Cosmetics and I readily agreed.
Sheer Cover make mineral cosmetics developed from Green Rooibos Tea and the range contains no oils, perfumes, dyes or talc and has an SPF of 15.
According to the information I received Sheer Cover is a 4- step system which allows your skin to radiate and gives you a natural luminosity, while providing excellent coverage. Sheer Cover® goes beyond just covering up flaws, it’s designed to deflect light away from imperfections allowing you to camouflage the look of dark circles, scars, sun damage, birthmarks, pores and fine lines. Sounds great!
I received the Introductory Kit containing lots of goodies which I will go through and review individually.The Kit retails at £29.99.
Firstly lets have a look at the Sheer Colour Compact.
This retails on it’s own for £7.95, two lipglosses, one lip colour, three highlighters and a cream eyeliner. The glosses are ok, nothing special but a pretty hint of colour, the lip colour isn’t for me at all, just the wrong shade. However, I do really like the highlighters, especially French Vanilla, very pretty on the brow bone. I also really like the liner. No transfer to my lids and great pigmentation. I don’t think they are worth buying the whole palette for though. the liner can be bought individually, full size for £14.95. A bit pricey, but still a nice product. Ignore the applicator included!
Next, the brushes! Highlighter brush, concealer brush and foundation brush. They look lovely, I love the clear plastic handles, very satisfying! The highlighter brush, is ok, I’ve been using it for precise highlighting and it’s ok. The concealer brush is pretty good, I use it every day, I have a different brush I use for under eye shadows but I use this one for covering blemishes and its more than adequate. The foundation brush is terrible though. It doesn’t do a good job of applying the foundation and it feels a bit horrible. I was staggered to learn it sells for £16.95. I use my kabuki to much better effect!
Next up the Extra Length Mascara. It’s not very good sadly, definitely one to avoid. It adds colour but no length or volume.
Next – the concealer! Excuse the big ding in it, I caught it with my finger nail 🙁
Love this, it’s a great colour match for me, covers blemishes with ease, blends well, works with the mineral foundation and I’ve used it every day since I got it, regardless of which foundation I’m wearing! In no way is it worth the £19.95 it costs though. Yes, you did read that right. It’s good but for that I expect diamond particles or something.
The cleanser and the moisturiser are ok but not great enough to draw me from my usual brands. I understand there is a primer too, I’d have been better off with that I think.
So lastly, the main draw, the foundation. You get two shades, in my case Bisque and Nude with the idea being you mix to get your perfect shade, If you choose to buy the products individually, you just get one shade and it costs £24.95 for 4g.
I found (once I switched to my own kabuki brush) that it applied easily. Coverage was excellent and it gives me a lovely glow.
(face also features Sheer Cover lipgloss and mascara). I really truly like this stuff, in particular, I love the glowy effect, or perhaps dewy is more correct.
Ok so to summarise, I think it’s all, bar the mascara and foundation brush, very nice. I really like the foundation and the concealer BUT it’s incredibly over priced if you buy the products individually, I wouldn’t recommend to anyone at those prices. Sorry Sheer Cover. I want to love it and recommend it but I simply can’t, it’s extortionate, even if the products are nice. Now at this point I will remind you that the introductory kit is £29.95 which I do think is bargainous but there’s a catch, in buying the kit, you are tied into a payment plan I don’t really understand so I can’t recommend that either. Shame.
Nice products, wrong prices.
When I was first contacted about Sheer Cover I was sent two kits with the wrong colour foundations for me which I farmed out for guest reviews. I’m still waiting for one but I’m delighted to share with you a review from Paula at Sweet Cheeks Beauty Blog
A few weeks ago i offered to review some Sheer Cover mineral foundation as i have wanted to try this for ages now so when i saw it on this lovely blog i jumped at the chance.
I would lastly like to say that this is just my opininon and you never know you may actually like it 🙂 xx