When I first received the Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint I said that I would reserve all judgement until I had road-tested it under the conditions under which I think I would use it the most. I’m quite a medium to full-coverage kinda gal when it comes to foundations and on a day-to-day basis those are the formulas that I favour. However when on holiday or in warmer climates, I’m ok with letting my full-coverage guard come down and embracing more of a ‘natural’ skin look, which is where the Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint comes in. Having used this solidly for a week while on holiday and a fair few times since I have been home I think it’s a fair time to give it a full review. First up, the hard facts! A 40ml tube of this will set you back around £21, which is a pretty fair price for a higher end base product, and you do get 10 more mls than you do in a usual ‘foundation’. The packaging itself is sleek, yet practical. A squeezy navy tube, means that you have total control about how much product you wish to use, and this one is well made meaning that it won’t squirt out everywhere.

Liz Earle describe their Sheer Skin Tint as the ‘natural bridge from skincare through to colour, a rich and creamy foundation like consistency, blending easily to enhance natural skintones’. The Skin Tint is designed to be used all year round and Liz Earle says that it leaves skin looking ‘dewy, even and radiant, with the perfect level of coverage for every woman to achieve naturally beautiful skin’. Bold claims? Yes, so let’s give you my take…

I have to say I love Liz Earle’s clever use of wording, nowhere have they mentioned that is a foundation, nor a tinted moisturiser – they have literally made up their own hybrid that sits somewhere in the middle of the base product spectrum – a Sheer Skin Tint. The coverage is certainly more than can be expected from a tinted moisturiser but less of that than a full coverage foundation, I would say that if you had to pigeon-hole it’s coverage it would be labelled as sheer to medium, on my skin certainly. My skin is normal to combination, slightly oily around the centre of my face and I found that this gave me a nice dewy glow, it didn’t make me look greasy at all. When I first applied it to my face, it did look slightly ‘wet, but after a few minutes it dries down to give me a nice glow, that gives an even coverage to my skin. The lasting power is around 6-8 hours before it needs touching up, but it wears off the skin naturally. It contains SPF 15 as well, which is great for an everyday base product. Also if you are a fan of other Liz Earle products, you would have been accustomed to the refreshing ‘herbal’ scent, I like :)

The only down side of this product is it’s colour selection. With only 3 colours available: Bare, Beige and Beach their range is hardly extensive. I used the colour Beige and although it is definitely a ‘summer’ colour for me (read into that what you will), it blended in well to my NW25ish skintone. But Liz Earle being the saints that they are, have solved this problem with their ‘First Time, Right Shade’ project – when you buy this online, although you will select one shade, Liz Earle will send you samples of all 3 to try before you open the actual product so if you have the wrong shade you can send it back and swap it – genius right?

When it comes to application, I apply this much in the same way as I do my other foundations. When I wore this during the day when I was on holiday I blended this quickly into my skin with my fingers. This gave the minimal amount of coverage and is great for just a quick everyday face. However in the evening if I wanted slightly more of a medium coverage, then it buffed it in the skin with my Sigma F80 Flat Top Kabuki which gave such a nice glow and colour to my skin. In all honestly, that is how I would probably end up using it on a day to day basis back in the UK.

Right so my overall conclusion – I love it! It definitely isn’t how I thought it would be, it lasts much longer on the skin and gives way more coverage than I expected, but it looks natural and as it’s Liz Earle in some round-about way I feel that it is doing some good to my skin ;) I can see this being a good match for most skintypes, although perhaps one to be wary of for the uber oily among us. I hope this review has been of some help, and as always if you have any more questions feel free to pop them below :D

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  • Kimberley Kemp

    I’m really very tempted to try this. I’m usually a full coverage kind of girl too, but I think you’ve just persuaded me! xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha oh you’ll love it hun, its always nice to try something different! xx

  • Pinksparkle84

    I really want to try this but I wish it was more readily available at stores, I like to be able to feel the texture and have a play with the product before I buy it.

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Me too! The day when Liz Earle is available in Boots in the day I am a very happy girl :) xx

  • Anonymous

    hmmm i think i want to give  it a go, the only thing that worries me is that i am super pale, maybe i will find it instore before i buy :D

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Yes that sounds the best idea hun, so you can try it out xx

  • Anonymous

    I’m thinking of giving this a go..you’ve just completely sold it to me! xxx http://little-glitterblog.blogspot.com

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      :) Great I hope you like it as much as I do! xx

  • Viviianna

    Seeing your blog posts in my updates really make me happy :) shame I have no idea where to get Liz Earle where I live.

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Aw thanks sweets, no it’s nowhere near me either I have to wait until I visit my boyfriend in Nottingham till I can stock up! xx

  • http://www.MrAJBx3.com MrAJBx3

    wow that sounds awesome! where did you get it?

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Great! I got it sent from their PR, but I usually get my Liz Earle bits from my local John Lewis, but I’ve also ordered online before xx

      • http://www.MrAJBx3.com MrAJBx3

        oh right cool

        • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

          :) xx

  • IreneH

    got my samples in the post, excited to try them now! xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Ooooo I hope you like them as much as I do xx

  • Anonymous

    do you think beige would be to dark for me? we’re about the same i think without faux tan (although when we went out i was faux tanned to the nines!) xx

    • http://www.viviannadoesmakeup.com/ Vivianna

      Haha I would say it might be a tad dark, you’re probably better off with the lightest shade – I think I’m going to need to lighter shade for winter time too xx

  • http://discoveringbeautytoday.blogspot.com/ Discovering Beauty

    Really good review. I do love her skincare range so I think I would like to try this, I am glad that they have such a good scheme for picking out a shade — I am useless at colour matching!

  • Miranda Hayes

    would you say, if you can remember, that the Bare shade is as light as or lighter than mac NC or NW 15? im too pale for mac, wondering if bare will work for me