Today I have a Sheer Cover review for you to brighten up those Monday blues. I’ve tried other mineral makeup brands in the past and really enjoyed the products I tried so when I was asked if I would like to review some products from Sheer Cover I jumped at the chance. I was sent the Sheer Cover Introductory Kit in the shade set Light and I also received a kabuki brush from them.
|Sheer Cover Introductory Kit, £39.99 and Sheer Cover Kabuki Brush, £12.95 from www.sheercover.co.uk|
Included in the Sheer Cover Introductory kit is the Base Perfector, 2 pots of Mineral Foundation in shades Nude and Bisque, a Duo Tone Concealer in Light and Medium, an Extra Length Mascara in Black, the Sophisticate Face Palette, a Concealer Brush and a Studio Foundation Brush. I think this is a great kit for someone who is looking to try mineral makeup for the first time or for someone who is just starting out with makeup, as you get everything you need to complete a gorgeous makeup look. It’s also very reasonably priced for the range of products that you get.
I’ve been using the kit since just before Christmas and I have really enjoyed using the collection. For me, aside from the brilliant foundation, there are some stand out pieces, these being the Base Perfector and the Extra Length Mascara. To create the look above, I used only the makeup and brushes from the kit, except for when applying the eyeshadow where I used my own eye brushes.
|Sheer Cover Base Perfector|
I must say, I really really like the Sheer Cover Base Perfector. It reminds me so much of the effect I get with one of my favourite Clarins products, the Instant Smooth Perfecting Touch. I have been using the Sheer Cover Base Perfector under my foundation every day since receiving it. Its fantastic at priming my skin and works really well as a base for my make up. It smooths and evens out my skin, reduces the large pores I have on my cheeks and smooths fine lines.
|Sheer Cover Kabuki Brush, Studio Foundation Brush and the Concealer Brush|
The Sheer Cover brushes are very densely packed and don’t shed. I haven’t tried washing them yet so whether they do after washing, I don’t know but they do seem very well made so I doubt they will. I did find that they start off feeling quite hard but they soften up with use.
|Duo Tone Concealer in Light/Medium|
This concealer is great, it’s incredibly creamy, very easy to blend and can be used above or below the mineral foundation. The two shades are great on their own and can be mixed to create the perfect shade. I do find that it can settle into the fine lines around my eyes if I don’t take the Base Perfecter right up to my eyes. I find that with careful application, either with the concealer brush or with my finger, it leaves a lovely natural finish on my skin. Its great at concealing dark circles and blemishes too.
|Mineral Foundation in Nude and Bisque|
If you buy the Light Kit then these are the two mineral foundation shades that you will receive; Nude and Bisque. When I first saw the colour of them I thought that there was no way they would suit my skin tone- after applying them, I found that I was completely incorrect! The two shades are perfect for light skin tones and can be used individually, for example using one everyday and the other when you’re more tanned, or they can be blended together to create your own unique shade. I’ve tried using both the Kabuki Brush and the Studio Foundation Brush to apply the mineral foundation and found that both brushes work equally well, although I prefer using the kabuki brush to really buff the foundation into my skin. For a mineral foundation, I found that Sheer Cover provides fantastic coverage and has a lovely natural finish on my skin. It gives my skin a healthy glow whilst keeping my oily skin at bay. It isn’t cakey in the slightest and doesn’t cling to any dry patches on my face. I think this would be great for all skin types.
|Sheer Cover Sophisticate Face Palette|
The Sophisticate Face Palette would be great for someone who is looking to try other mineral products or who is just starting out with make up. It also makes a really handy, space saving kit that’s perfect for travelling. You get a blusher in the colour Coral Ice, two eyeshadow duos in Sable & Peach and Charcoal & Mauve and a two lip glosses in Ballerina and Caramel Ice.
|Swatches from the Sophisticate Face Palette|
The eye shadows are quite multi purpose, as in the makeup look above I used Sable to fill in my eyebrows and Charcoal as an eyeliner. I’m wearing Peach all over my lid with Sable in the crease and the lip gloss I’d chosen to use was Caramel Ice. I found the eye shadows to be easy to blend, although they weren’t too pigmented, the blusher was gorgeous, had great colour pay off and lasted all day and the lip gloss was very long lasting and sparkly without being sticky and gritty. This type of kit isn’t something that I would usually buy myself but I was pleasantly surprised by the quality of the products, especially the lip gloss and blush.
I really enjoyed using this mascara. Its not particularly volumising to begin with,as it really separates out the lashes and creates great length. It can be built up too with a second coating. It’s long lasting and doesn’t transfer or flake throughout the day. I’m really impressed with it and would repurchase it.
For me, the stand out pieces from Sheer Cover are the Mineral Foundations, the Extra Length Mascara and the Base Perfecter. I would definitely repurchase all of these.
The Introductory Kit is available from www.sheercover.co.uk. There are lots of offers on and different kits to choose from so head on over and take a look!
Have you tried Sheer Cover or mineral make up before? Whats your favourite brand of mineral make up?