Product Review: Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint SPF15

Name: Sheer Skin Tint SPF15
Brand: Liz Earle
Size: 40ml
Price: £21.00

From Liz Earle’s website:
Our rich and creamy, yet lightweight formula leaves all skin types looking naturally dewy, even and radiant. With mineral UV SPF15.

What I liked:
- sheer coverage, evens out the skintone
- provides a natural, glowy finish
- longlasting
- applies and blends easily
- has SPF
- the packaging

What I didn’t like:
- not many shades available
- if you have serious skin imperfections, this won’t be enough to cover them
- not suitable for those with oily skin

It’s no secret that I love Liz Earle skincare products so I’m very happy they decided to branch out into the world of color cosmetics too. Sheer Skin Tint SPF15 is their first offering and, as always, it doesn’t disappoint. Sheer Skin Tint is available in only three shades: Bare, Beige and Beach. I have Bare, which is the palest and a very good match for my skintone. But with such a small shade selection, I think not everyone will be able to find a good match. Hopefully, Liz Earle will bring out more shades in the near future.

The consistency is quite thick but very easy to blend and once applied, it feels lightweight on the skin. At first, I thought it was a tinted moisturizer but it definitely isn’t. It’s just not moisturizing enough to be used alone on bare skin without prepping it first with your usual day moisturizer. Sheer Skin Tint is a sheer foundation and, used like that, it works really well. It provides sheer coverage that evens out the skintone and hides redness but not dark circles or major skin imperfections. For that, you will have to use a concealer.

And while I wouldn’t describe the finish as dewy, it does add a beautiful and natural glow to my skin. However, because of the finish, I don’t think this will be suitable for those with oily skin as it may look shiny on them. It also doesn’t help to control shine but then it doesn’t claim to. Staying power is excellent. I put it on in the morning and, when I come back home in the evening, it is still there. I also love that it contains SPF. The sunscreen ingredients are Titanium Dioxide and Zinc Oxide, both not-irritating and present in high concentrations. They act as a shield on the skin, reflecting UVA and UVB rays away from it. I wouldn’t use it as a replacement for sunscreen, but it still helps to keep skin protected from the sun.

Sheer Skin Tint SPF 15 comes in a sleek dark blue, almost black tube, which looks sleek and is hygienic. It retails at £21.00 and, when you buy from their website, you will receive samples of all three shades so that you can try them before you open the full size tube. That way, if you have ordered the wrong shade, you can simply send it back unopened and get the right one instead. I think that is a wonderful idea and I wish more companies followed their example.

Available at: http://uk.lizearle.com/

Summary
Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint SPF15, available in only three shades, provides a sheer coverage that evens out the skin tone and covers redness, and a natural glow that lasts all day. As a result, skin looks fresh, even and healthy. And it contains SPF to protect skin against UV rays. However, it won’t suit those who have oily skin (because of the thicker texture and glowy finish) and serious skin imperfections.

Rating: 4/5

Disclosure: this item was sent by PR for consideration. The review is based on my own personal and honest experience with the product. For more information, please see my disclaimer.

4 Comment

    • Makeup Morsels, it’s a great idea, I agree. I’m always wary of buying foundations online for fear of purchasing the wrong shades, and this way the problem is easily solved. More companies should follow suit imo.

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