After seeing Sheer Cover advertised on TV for years I was delighted to be given the chance to give their Intro Kit* a go. I often think things advertised on TV or celebrity endorsed can be too good to be true. Often an airbrushed make-up look can be purely due to technique rather than ingredients and formula. I’m not the best at make-up so I’m ready to put both Sheer Cover and myself to the test.
The Sheer Cover Introductory Kit comes with all the products you’ll need for a complete makeup look. The only thing it’s lacking is an eyebrow pencil and I added my own lipstick. It comes with a Conceal and Brighten Trio, Perfect Shade Mineral Foundation, Sun-Kissed Bronzing Minerals and Lengthening Mascara with Lash Extending Fibre. This Sheer Cover kit also came with bonus make-up brushes and the Sophisticate Face Palette. I’m going to go through the makeup look step by step and tell you what I thought of each product.
Step One – Conceal. For this step you apply the concealer using the brush provided to any blemishes/spots that need extra coverage. There’s two concealer colours in this palette that you can mix together as appropriate to provide a perfect match. I was so impressed with how the concealers matched my skin tone as there was only four shades to chose from. I used my finger to dab this concealer in then repeated the step on any spots/blemishes that were still visible. The Concealer has a thick creamy formula which gave great coverage and I could see an immediate difference in my skin. This Trio helped to hide blemishes and even my skin tone.
Step Two – Brighten. Within the Conceal and Brighten Trio used in the first step is a cream highlighter. I tend to go for liquid highlighters so I was looking forward to trying something different. I used my fingertip to apply this under my brow bone, at the tops of my cheek bones, a little on my forehead, the centre of my nose and on my cupids bow; places that the sun would naturally hit. This really made me consider cream highlighters for the future. I didn’t have to apply much to get my desired effect either so I know this little pot would last a while.
Step Three – Cover. This is where the Sheer Cover Perfect Shade Mineral Foundation comes in. Shake a little into the lid then apply in a circular motion working inwards with the Foundation Brush. You can build up the coverage as necessary. This kit has really helped me to step out of my comfort zone as I usually steer clear of powder foundations. I have combination skin and powder foundation usually makes my dry bits much drier. But as you can see by the photo this have provided an even coverage and provided a matte effect on my skin.
Step Four – Illuminate. Apply the Sun-Kissed Bronzing Minerals using the Blush Brush or Foundation Brush provided. I’m not sure whether you’re meant to use each colour individually but I decided to mix all three together. The colours in this palette suited my skin tone perfectly providing a natural looking bronzed glow. I applied this on my cheek bones (not that I really have any) and the top of my forehead.
Step Five – Lengthen. This was my favourite step. I’ve never tried Lash Extending Fibres before so I was eager to have a go and see what all the fuss was about. This look was so easy to achieve too. Apply 2 coats of the Lengthening Mascara to create a base and then applied a layer of the Lash Extending Fibres. I then added another coat of the mascara to ensure the fibres had stuck to my lashes and darken the fibres to create long voluminous lashes. I absolutely love the finished look of my eyelashes and this is 100x easier than applying fake eyelashes (I’m useless). Plus you get to tell everyone that they’re you’re own eyelashes – amazing.
I love how the Sheer Cover Introductory Kit has enabled me to get a full looking natural coverage in no time at all. This didn’t take me any longer than my normal make-up routine which is 10-15 minutes. I’m looking forward to using the kit more often, I don’t tend to wear full make-up throughout the week so I’m going to save this kit for weekends and events.
Have you used Sheer Cover before? Were you as impressed as I was with the results? I’d love to see your finished looks on Twitter (@AmiRoseBlog)
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