Monday, 15 August 2011

Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint Review & Swatches

I was incredibly excited last month when I received an e-mail from the Liz Earle PR team, telling me that the brand were taking their first step in to colour and had formulated a tinted moisturiser. I'm a big fan of quite a few of the skincare products from the range, so I was delighted to hear the brand had taken the leap in to colour cosmetics.

What Liz Earle say about their new product: Our new Skin Tint is the natural bridge from skincare through to colour. It's rich and creamy like a foundation, yet lightweight and glides effortlessly onto the skin, blending easily to enhance natural skin tones. Just like our award winning Cleanse & Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser, Sheer Skin Tint delivers dependable, visible results for all skin types. Designed for use all year round, our unique, high performance formulation leaves skin looking dewy, even and radiant, with the perfect level of coverage for every woman to achieve natural beautiful skin.

With mineral UV protection SPF 15, Sheer Skin Tint is also enriched with our own carefully selected blend of botanicals: natural source vitamin E avocado and borage, to work in harmony with our Liz Earle skincare range.

Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint

My Thoughts

Well I'll be honest, I generally stay away from tinted moisturisers because they don't offer enough coverage for me. My skin is acne prone and I have areas of scarring and redness which take quite a bit of covering, so I normally opt for medium to full coverage foundations. Like other tinted moisturisers I've tried in the past, Skin Tint offers sheer coverage, but can be built up for a slighter fuller coverage base.Texture wise, it's quite thick, creamy and rich and a little bit of product seems to go a long way. A pea sized amount is enough to cover my face in a thin layer of product, but I've been adding a tiny bit more to problem areas which need concealing. 

Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint
 The fairly thick cream applies beautifully. It feels quite rich, but non greasy and blends in with very little effort. It glides over pores, fine lines and minor blemishes and creates the illusion of smooth, even and natural skin. The finish is quite shiny when it's first applied but as the base settles in to skin, it becomes more of a dewy finish. I have oily skin, so I choose to set it with a little bit of loose powder, those with normal or drier skin types probably wouldn't need to. With a light dusting of powder on top of the tinted base, I find lasting power to be pretty good and I'd say I get a good four hours wear before I need to blot my problem areas (T-zone). 

I was sent the lightest (Bare) of the three available shades to try and it's not a bad match on my NC20 ish skin tone. I would say it's a touch too light for me at the moment, but because the product is sheer and blends in well, I can get away with the slight colour difference. Those of you who order a tube of Sheer Skin Tint via the Liz Earle website will receive a sample of each of the three shades with your first order, so you can find a shade match before opening the full size tube. If you've ordered the wrong colour, you will be able to exchange your tube for the correct shade. There will be three colours on offer: Bare (for fair skintones), Beige (for medium skintones) and Beach (for darker skintones). Below are some swatches of the lightest colour.

Liz Earle Skin Tint: Bare

Liz Earle Skin Tint: Bare. Bottom: Blended swatch

All in all, Sheer Skin Tint is a lovely product and I imagine it would look great on those who can get away with a sheer coverage base. Unfortunately, my skin just isn't in good enough shape at the moment and I need something which covers more. The actual feel, finish and lasting power with Skin Tint is excellent and I will definitely be holding on to my tube and using it when my skin's in better condition, or on days when I want something light and natural looking. If you're a tinted moisturiser or Liz Earle skin care fan, I highly recommend checking out the base. It's available from September the 15th and will cost £21.00 for a 40ml tube. 

Liz Earle Skin Tint Ingredients

 Is Sheer Skin Tint something that appeals to you? 
What other products would you like to see in the Liz Earle colour range in the future?


  1. Thanks for the review! I always try to wear tinted moisturisers in the summer months and this one looks and sounds really good :)

  2. It sounds like something I'd really like! Great review Nat :)

  3. This looks fascinating. Wonder if there's a shade that would match me...

  4. I like tinted moisturizer! I have freckles, and I like them to show trow, so I enjoy a light foundation. Add spf into the mix and it sounds like my dream product...

  5. This does appeal to me actually, I'm putting it on my "differential" since I'm on the hunt for a tinted moisturizer, haha. Thanks for the review :)

  6. Evelyn - It is a really nice product, definitely one of the nicest Tinted moisturisers I've tried. I prefer lighter bases during the Summer months when it's warm too, but this year I've had too much to cover. Will be giving this another go when my skin's in better shape.

    Vintage - It does! I know you like sheer bases and I think it would work well with your skin type too.

    VijiiS - I haven't tried the other two shades on offer, the darkest shade might work for you. As I mentioned above, the shade I was sent is a tiny bit too light for me at the moment, but because it's sheer and blends well, it still works.

    Kristen - So do I, just wish my skin was good enough to get away with it :D

    Y - It might be worth checking this one out :D Really is nice stuff!


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