Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint

I mentioned this product quite briefly in a few videos and a blog post here and there but I never really summed up my feelings about it so I figured it was a good topic for today's post.
I received this months ago from Liz Earle (not the Liz herself haha but a very kind PR representative) and I have been showing it a lot of love. I am quite new to the world of tinted moisturizer - the only other one I have and use being Dior HydraLife. They are quite different from each other!

I got the second shade, Beige - there were only 3 options. For reference I range from NC 25, 30, 35 throughout the seasons and was able to work with this throughout. It has a very sheer coverage but you can build it up if you use it with a brush to buff it in. I prefer applying it with my fingers though and just use a bit of concealer on any areas of concern. If you would like to see how it looks on a finished face of makeup check this previous FOTD post of mine.

It blends in easily but feels rather thick and greasy as you apply it. The Dior one glides on smoothly like a gel. It looks proper greasy when you first put it on which really freaked me out at first - the last thing my already oily skin needs is some more greasy looking action, let me tell you! Here's how it looks on the back of my hand after blending:

It evened out the skin tone perfectly. The coverage is really nice for me for lazy days. It also has an SPF of 15. Now, this glowy greasy finish does calm down a bit after about 5 minutes of letting it set but it definitely needs powdering. I am happy to report that with powdering, it lasts the entire day. No joke this lasted on my oily skin for a good 8 hours without me feeling like a greaseball. That is really great and my favourite feature of this product.

My only complaint? The smell. It smells weird, like rust and... sunflower oil... if that makes any sense. I don't know why, but it lingers on the skin for a while, too. Colour match isn't really that big of a deal since it is so sheer - sheer skin tint is an apt name for it - it will blend in easily and give you an even complexion.
If you have access to this brand and are curious, I definitely say it's worth a try. I'm amazed at the staying power given how glowy it looks when it's applied. The only problem is that I can't seem to find it on the website today... it used to be featured on the home page and now it's gone! Hmm... maybe they're putting some perfume in the formula ;)

Anyway, I hope this helps, I had gotten a few requests for a more in depth review of this before.

Hope you're all having a great week so far!



  1. oh, i wish they sold Liz Earle in Belgium! i always find it difficult to buy online without actually seeing the products live!
    well, another thing to add to the list on the next trip to london!

  2. Totally random question. I'm also obsessed with Made in Chelsea and had been watching Lexie Haddon's channel on youtube until it mysteriously disappeared. Where do you catch up on the episodes?

  3. I love this too. I had exactly the same worries as you when I first got it because my skin can have unpredictable reactions. I might have to try the Dior because it sounds lovely!

  4. I thought this had a really strange odour too. Luckily I only got a free sample and found the smell so bad it went in the bin!

  5. @ Katya I watch them on the website :)

  6. Cute blog!
    I lovr tinted moisturizers, my favorite is the ELF studio one.

    Care to follow? I a trying to make it to 100 followers and I have 79!

  7. Great review! I have a couple of Liz Earles skincare products and they smell really nice, so its so weird that this would smell bad. Thanks for letting me know though! xx

  8. Thanks for the review!

  9. Thanks for the review! I have been looking for a good tinted moisturiser, so I think I should try it.

  10. great review... im sold! stop by sometime ....

  11. i cant stop loving my estee lauder doublewear light to even give this a chance


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