23 August 2011

Review of Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint with SPF 15 – glowtastic!

One of the most popular posts on this site details my quest to find the perfect illuminating products. Loss of radiance in my skin is fo’ sho’ the biggest change I’ve noticed as I’ve aged, and I would pay A LOT of money to reclaim the gorgeous youthful glow I slathered in heavy cover-up throughout my teenage years.
But luckily I don’t have to, because this long awaited launch from Liz Earle - the brand’s first foray into the world of makeup - doesn’t disappoint; my skin looks radiant, illuminated and literally glowing with health.

Suitable for all skin types, and designed for use all year round, Sheer Skin Tint is billed as ‘the natural bridge from skincare through to colour’, delivering lightweight coverage to even out the skin tone and provide a natural dewy finish.  It comes packaged in a sleek dark-blue tube with subtle shimmer.
If you like full-coverage on your face then, as with all tinted moisturisers, this isn’t the product for you. But if you want a natural, youthful glow, then you’ll love this baby. It’s the best product I’ve tried in this category, and that includes Laura Mercier’s much touted version (which I've reviewed here).
L -R: Blobbed, sheered out a bit and blended
Normally I would switch to a tinted moisturiser in the summer months and build back up to greater coverage come autumn/winter time. However, I hear rumblings that a key makeup trend for next season is the New Natural, and this product, with its my-skin-only-better finish, is the perfect starting point for that look.
Available from next month in three shades – bare, beige, and beach – this will cost €23.75 for 40 ml of product (which is less than HALF THE PRICE I paid for Laura Mercier’s tinted moisturiser earlier this summer!). The tube is tipped to last for around 3 months. You’ll get a sample of each shade with your order too, so you can return it if your initial choice doesn’t suit your skin tone.
Tempted? And what do you want to see next from Liz Earle Colour?
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