Liz Earle describe their Sheer Skin Tint as the ‘natural bridge from skincare through to colour, a rich and creamy foundation like consistency, blending easily to enhance natural skintones’. The Skin Tint is designed to be used all year round and Liz Earle says that it leaves skin looking ‘dewy, even and radiant, with the perfect level of coverage for every woman to achieve naturally beautiful skin’. Bold claims? Yes, so let’s give you my take…
I have to say I love Liz Earle’s clever use of wording, nowhere have they mentioned that is a foundation, nor a tinted moisturiser – they have literally made up their own hybrid that sits somewhere in the middle of the base product spectrum – a Sheer Skin Tint. The coverage is certainly more than can be expected from a tinted moisturiser but less of that than a full coverage foundation, I would say that if you had to pigeon-hole it’s coverage it would be labelled as sheer to medium, on my skin certainly. My skin is normal to combination, slightly oily around the centre of my face and I found that this gave me a nice dewy glow, it didn’t make me look greasy at all. When I first applied it to my face, it did look slightly ‘wet, but after a few minutes it dries down to give me a nice glow, that gives an even coverage to my skin. The lasting power is around 6-8 hours before it needs touching up, but it wears off the skin naturally. It contains SPF 15 as well, which is great for an everyday base product. Also if you are a fan of other Liz Earle products, you would have been accustomed to the refreshing ‘herbal’ scent, I like 🙂
The only down side of this product is it’s colour selection. With only 3 colours available: Bare, Beige and Beach their range is hardly extensive. I used the colour Beige and although it is definitely a ‘summer’ colour for me (read into that what you will), it blended in well to my NW25ish skintone. But Liz Earle being the saints that they are, have solved this problem with their ‘First Time, Right Shade’ project – when you buy this online, although you will select one shade, Liz Earle will send you samples of all 3 to try before you open the actual product so if you have the wrong shade you can send it back and swap it – genius right?
When it comes to application, I apply this much in the same way as I do my other foundations. When I wore this during the day when I was on holiday I blended this quickly into my skin with my fingers. This gave the minimal amount of coverage and is great for just a quick everyday face. However in the evening if I wanted slightly more of a medium coverage, then it buffed it in the skin with my Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki which gave such a nice glow and colour to my skin. In all honestly, that is how I would probably end up using it on a day to day basis back in the UK.
Right so my overall conclusion – I love it! It definitely isn’t how I thought it would be, it lasts much longer on the skin and gives way more coverage than I expected, but it looks natural and as it’s Liz Earle in some round-about way I feel that it is doing some good to my skin 😉 I can see this being a good match for most skintypes, although perhaps one to be wary of for the uber oily among us. I hope this review has been of some help, and as always if you have any more questions feel free to pop them below 😀