Sunday, 7 August 2011

Review: Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint

Liz Earle's first foray into colour marks a complete departure for the brand, packaging wise.  Where the main skincare line is packaged in cool, light colours, Sheer Skin Tint is encased within a deep blue tube which sparkles in the light.  This particular shade seems set to become a signature for the colour line - the colour has been registered and now, much like Selfridge's iconic yellow, can't be used by another company.

Inside the packaging lies what I would describe as a light coverage foundation.  I've heard it described as a tinted moisturiser, but I'd definitely disagree - I've tried to apply it alone without moisturiser, and it's just not moist enough to be worn on bare skin.  Over moisturised and primed skin, though, it's lovely - it blends beautifully across the skin, leaving the complexion looking fresh, even and natural.

Sheer Skin Tint will be available in three shades; I've been using the lightest of the three, which is a very good match for my skin.  The sheerness of the product helps the shades to be relatively forgiving, according to Liz Earle, and most skin tones should be able to find a match from the three available shades.  That said, the deepest colour is comparatively light, so it's unlikely that this product is going to appeal universally to all women.  More shades may appear in the future, though.

Left: bare skin; right: with Sheer Skin Tint

I really like the finish this product leaves on the skin.  It's absolutely natural, with nothing powdery or obviously made up in the finished texture, and whilst the finish is distinctly non-dewy, there is a definite glow to the skin once applied.  It lasts pretty well, too - I've worn it for a full, sweaty London day, and not found my skin completely bare in the evening.

All in all - an impressive lightweight foundation, which leaves the skin looking and feeling natural and healthy, made all the better by Liz Earle's signature cruelty free and naturally sourced ingredients list.  Sheer Skin Tint will be released in September, and will cost £21 for 40ml.  If you're tempted, you can sign up at Liz Earle's website to get the details of the release as soon as they're available.  

Disclosure: PR sample


  1. Weird question, what does it smell like? I'm using a Liz Earle moisturiser at the moment, and whilst it's lovely, I can't stand the smell!

  2. Oh I'm very interested in trying this - it looks very nice on your skin.

    Nic x

  3. Hi Kat! It doesn't really smell of anything - there's an underlying scent which smells much like a carrier oil, but it's very subtle :)

  4. I didn't know Liz Earle did makeup. Have been looking for a good sheer tinted moisturizer to use as regular foundation is always visible on my face (don't know if it's the peach fuzz or what but it just never blends).

    Will have to get a tube once it's available!

  5. Thanks for the review as I am a big fan of LE but normally don't like to use foundation on my oily skin.
    Also only just discovered your blog after your great review of the Max Factor Colour Elixir lipsticks and will keep reading your beauty blog from now on! :)

  6. Hi, sorry to say that but you look better without it! Your natural skin shade is lovely and warm, you look so fresh...with the product on your skin is sort of "artificially" pale and requires a lot of extra blush. Perhaps a little mineral powder instead which will underline your goos natural looks?

  7. Thank you for the review. I can't decide if I should try this. Do you know how the colour Bare compares to NARS Sheer Glow in Siberia?


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