If you follow my blog or social media you will be no stranger to my skin woes! So when I was contacted by the lovely people at sheer cover to try one of their make up kits I jumped at the chance.
The kit included:
perfect shade mineral foundation
conceal and brighten trio
sun kissed bronzing minerals
lash extending fibres
I couldn’t wait to go home, remove my make up and re-apply these products.
I’ve always wanted to be able to use a mineral foundation as I know it would be so much better for my skin and stop this vicious cycle, however they never give me enough coverage so I was sceptical.
Once home and clean faced I started to apply the sheer cover products. I began with the moisturiser and primer, both of which felt nice and hydrating. The primer in particular felt silky smooth, it was definitely a better consistency than the Baby Skin Maybelline product I usually use.
Once this had dried I started applying concealer to my “problem areas” which, not gunna lie, is basically my whole face. I wasn’t really a fan of this, the coverage wasn’t great for me and it didn’t go on very well. I then used the highlight part of the concealer kit to go under my eyes, my brow arches and down the centre of my nose. Again, the texture didn’t thrill me.
Next up, the mineral foundation and I am SO SAD to say that it did not provide me with the coverage I needed. I’m a full coverage kind of girl and this wasn’t even close. Having bad skin makes me pretty emotional and it was in a particularly bad state when I tried this kit, so being able to see the blemishes was a big no no!
I then contoured with the sun kissed bronzing minerals which I absolutely loved! It felt so light on my skin and was the perfect colour. I have now swapped out my collections bronzer for this little beauty which I think has had a positive effect on my skin. I seem to get spots along my contour areas and thought this may be due to the cheap product I was using. With this more high end, mineral product in tow my skin is definitely thanking me.
After contouring I stumbled across the sophisticated palette. This included 4 eye shadow shades, 2 lip glosses and a blusher. I was a fan of the eye shadows and blusher which I have been using since the initial trial however, the lip glosses resembled something I would have had at the age of 6 in my pretend make up kit. They didn’t really do anything to be honest. But the eye shadows and blusher are nice and pigmented, they’re also neutral which is perfect for every day wear.
Last up on the list was the lengthening mascara and lash extending fibres. The lengthening mascara I love and now use alongside my regular drug store mascara to create fuller thicker lashes. The extending fibres I disliked immensely! It was the strangest concept I have ever come across and a bit like brushing the stuff out of a tumble dryer onto my eyelashes! It was awful to get off and actually made my eyes stick together.
So as you can see there are some pros and cons to this kit! To recap; the bronzer, palette, mascara, primer, moisturiser and brushes were all fab and I would highly recommend these to anyone! BUT if you have acne prone skin like myself and prefer a fuller coverage, this is not for you.
Not wanting to have a completely biased view on the products, I tried them on my mum who has lovely soft skin with minimal blemishes and I have to say she looked great!! I’m still not a massive fan of the concealer, even on her, but the foundation worked perfectly. Being mineral based it was light on the skin while providing an even tone.
A very happy mother left mine with a new mini make up set and a few words on the products:
“I have been looking for a new make up range for a while so when my daughter Laura got sent this box of goodies I was more than happy to give it a go. I was moisturised, primed and concealed first then foundation, highlighter, eye shadow and blusher was applied finishing with mascara. I was over the moon with the results, the biggest plus being how light this product felt on my skin. This is exactly what I’ve been looking for, something light and natural with good coverage. I would have no hesitation recommending this to my friends.”
So there we have it, two very different reviews for the same product. In my opinion, if you are looking for a full coverage this may not be for you, however I wouldn’t dismiss the whole range as there are some great little finds in there. On the other hand, if you are more like my mum and looking for a light coverage this could be just what you’re looking for!
Let me know if you have tried any of the products before and what you thought 🙂 If you are interested in purchasing a kit for yourself follow this link (here).
Peace and love xoxo
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