Liz Earle's Sheer Gold Shimmer is described as "light, refreshingly scented gel", containing lots of golden glitter suspended in it, to give light and sparkle to the face and body. Perfect, then, for summer evenings when you want a bit of shimmer on your skin. It certainly is light - a small dollop smoothed across the skin goes a bit further than I'd thought, and leaves the skin feeling refreshed and looking sparkly, with absolutely no residue whatsoever. This is definitely a product to use for the effect rather than any skin benefit!
A splodge on the skin shows the density of the golden glitter - I was a little bit afraid of the sheer amount of glitter in this product when I first squeezed a dab out of the tube, but luckily due to the spreadability of the gel, you end up with a subtle, dispersed effect. The glitter itself is also very fine; there's no gritty feeling to this gel at all.
In the sunlight, you can just about see a subtle golden gleam on the skin. Very wearable, and a lot less glittery than I'd thought it would be! Once the summer gets going properly, I can see myself using this on my collarbone (and perhaps my shins if I'm brave enough to get my lily-white legs out of their tights) for a pretty sheen. I'm not too sure, though, that I'd use this on my face - whilst the effect is subtle, it's probably still too sparkly.
If you'd like to try Liz Earle's Sheer Gold Shimmer for yourself, you'll find it at Liz Earle stores, concessions, and via the Liz Earle website, where a 50ml tube will cost a very reasonable £8.95, and a smaller 15ml tube will cost £4.60. What do you think? Like a bit of shimmer for summer, or scared of looking glittery? Tried this product yourself? Let us know in the comments!
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