Saturday, 9 June 2012

Sheer Cover Mineral Blush and Eyeliner
Sheer Cover have recently launched their new Pressed Mineral Blush and Defining Mineral Eyeliner and I have been lucky enough to receive them to review for you all on WhatLauraLoves.  You may remember my review of the Sheer Cover Introductory Kit from back in January, well the release of these new products are an extension of their already well established line of mineral makeup.  They're designed to create definition and to give you a summer glow whilst allowing your skin to benefit from the properties of mineral makeup.

Sheer Cover Pressed Mineral Blush
Sheer Cover Mineral Blush, £20.95 from
The Sheer Cover Pressed Mineral Blush is available in three shades; Pinched, Ginger and Plum Perfect and they are all perfect for day and evening wear.  Unlike the mineral foundation from the line, the mineral blush comes in a pressed compact, which I personally prefer, and the compact has good sized mirror too making it perfect to carry in your handbag for on the go touch ups.  I didn't think that these blushers would be very well pigmented but looks can be deceiving- they are very well pigmented and give a gorgeous flush of colour to the cheeks.  They are applied best over the top of foundation.  Sometimes when I have a tan in the summer, I like to just wear a sweep of powder on my face with a touch of blusher on my cheeks, however when I have tried this with these blushers, the colour can look patchy and uneven, at least on my skin.  With that in mind, I'd recommend using them when wearing foundation which most people would do anyway.  All of the colours are gorgeous and there is a shade for every skin tone.  They all apply very smooth and even and are very long lasting, I find that the colour does not budge all day, even on my oily skin.  I'd recommend applying the blusher using an angled blusher brush, mine is from the Keromask Professional Makeup Brush Kit.

Sheer Cover blush in Pinched, £20.95 from
Pinched is a gorgeous pink shade that has a slight touch of coral and is perfect for all skin tones.  It literally does look like your cheeks have been lightly pinched!  Pinched has a gold shimmer to it which makes it act perfectly as a highlight too.  I wore this blush on a night out recently when I went to watch a band play over the Jubilee weekend and a few of my friends complimented me on it!
Sheer Cover Mineral Blush in Ginger, £20.95
This shade surprised me, I knew from looking at it in the pan that I would like it but I didn't realise how much I would love the shade until I actually applied it.  Ginger is perfect for the summer and for those with warm toned hair or summer tanned skin.  It is a gorgeous deep coral orange shade, extremely well pigmented and has a lovely golden shimmer to it, reminiscent of a bronzer, that acts as a highlight for the cheeks too.

Plum Perfect
Sheer Cover Mineral Blush in Plum Perfect, £20.95
In the pan, this shade looks gorgeous; it is a soft plum shade and is very matte.  I find that it needs to be applied using a light hand as it is much more well pigmented than it looks in the pan.  I found that out of all of the blushers, this is the shade that suited me the least, although I still love it, I just think the colour looks slightly like a bruise on my skin tone!  I think that this would really suit those with cooler toned hair and skin.  This blusher needs to be applied over foundation and powder as if you apply it to bare or just powdered skin then it applies quite patchy, other than that, it is a gorgeous application.  I'd recommend wearing a highlighter with this one as it has not got any shimmer in it so you will still need something to highlight your cheek bones whereas Pinched and Ginger take care of this themselves.

Defining Mineral Eyeliner

Defining Mineral Eyeliner, £14.95 from
The Sheer Cover Defining Mineral Eyeliner comes in the shades Black and Brown, I received the black shade.  I am really impressed with this eyeliner as it is so well pigmented.  I hate eyeliners that need to be warmed up and take ages to have any colour pay off.  This one doesn't at all, it is very black from the first use, creamy but easy to work with as it isn't too soft so you can still draw a defined line but can also smudge it to create a smokey eye look using the sponge on the end of the pencil.  The sponge is firm too which I like as some pencils I've tried have had smudging sponges on the end that have been so flimsy and soft that they are useless!  The defining mineral eyeliner is as long lasting on the waterline as any other that I've tried and when it does slide off the waterline it doesn't slide all over my cheeks it settles in the lash line and still looks just as good.  I've tried using this eyeliner along my upper lash line and it doesn't smudge or transfer onto my eyelid at all.  I'm really impressed with this eyeliner and would definitely repurchase it with my own money.

All of the Sheer Cover cosmetics mentioned here are available from the Sheer Cover website.
Have you tried any Sheer Cover products?  Which is your favourite blush shade?


  1. the ginger blush looks absolutely gorgeous on you! xx

  2. 'Ginger' looks so pretty on you! x

  3. Love the blush shades, you look lovely in that dress btw :) x

  4. I love the look of Ginger! Not sure if I'd part with £21 for a blush though :( x


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