Thursday, September 15, 2011

Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint review

Unless you’ve been living under a rock or have no interest in make up, you will know that Liz Earle have launched their Sheer Skin Tint. My blogger timeline has been full of reviews of this and I think it’s a great way to see how the product actually looks on the skin before purchasing. I was sent this to try and chose the lightest shade, Bare. If in doubt, I always go for the lightest shade of something and then bronzify myself! The other shades are Beige and Beach. I’m very hesitant about ordering foundations online because I can’t colour match myself, but the Liz Earle team have come up with a solution for that. If you’re ordering from them online, order the shade you think you are and they’ll send you a sample of all three shades too to try out before you open your full sized bottle, great idea!

Wanting to expand from skin care to colour, a skin tint was the perfect way to do that. Of course, being Liz Earle, it comes packed with ingredients that make your skin happy, including Liz Earle’s blend of botanicals, vitamin E, avocado and borage.

Let’s talk packaging shall we? The squeezy tube is a beautiful navy colour with a pearl finish. It’s classy and elegant and looks like nothing else in my stash which means it’s easily found in a rush.

The product itself is thick, unscented and looks like a regular liquid foundation. However, it blends into a sheer layer on the skin, evening out the skin tone. As I have an oily T zone, I apply powder over the top to set it when wearing it to work. There’s nowt worse than having your make up slide off your face. Up until about a month ago, I hadn’t been taking care of my skin properly, but now I have a brilliant skin care routine and because of that, I now have the confidence to go out with the Sheer Skin Tint on my face. See?

Left is no make up , eek! Right is with Liz Earle’s Sheer Skin Tint. I apologise for how shiny I look, I’m in Spain right now and it is absolutely boiling, so I have a perpetual glow (sweaty Betty), whether I like it or not and of course, I didn’t bother to bring any powder avec moi… Anyway, you can see that it really does even out the skin tone but yet lets my skin peek through. If you’re not comfortable with tinted moisturisers or BB creams and need more coverage then this isn’t for you. If you have decent skin and you want something light and natural, then go buy this.
It lasts like a normal foundation for me, as in by the end of my work day, it has worn off a bit. I get my oily T zone and need to powder it but I like being able to see my skin when it’s looking good and I feel like I’m giving my skin a break from thicker foundations when I use this. If I’m having a good skin day, I’ll top it off with my Make Up Forever HD powder and if I feel I need a tiny bit more coverage, then my MAC Mineralise Skin Finish Natural comes out.

Would I purchase this myself? I actually would. It’s €23.75 for 40 ml of product, so it’s not super affordable but when you know it’s coming from Liz Earle, you’re on to a good thing. I’m going to make Joanne give it a go when I’m back from Spain because she has dry skin and rarely wears foundation so keep an eye out for a make up beginner’s review of this!

Liz Earle Colour will be releasing more products soon, expanding their make up range so I’m looking forward to seeing what they have to offer.  Will you be picking the Sheer Skin Tint up ladies?


  1. I keep hearing good things about this and I love how it looks on the skin :)
    i need to check this out next time I'm shopping!! x

  2. I'm still not sure whether to buy this or the Garnier BB cream! xxx

  3. I've just impulse ordered this and now I'm looking at reviews (backwards, I know!) so I'm really glad you like it :-)

  4. It really does look like a good product!

  5. I was just sent this, its a really great product! Its leaps and bounds better than a BB cream and leaves skin super soft. It also doesn't transfer so much. looks amazing on you, your natural skin is in fantastic condition!


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