Thursday, 4 August 2011

Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint: Worth The Hype?

I'm sure you've all seen numerous blog posts about the new Liz Earle tinted moisturiser by now. The lovely ladies at Liz Earle invited lots of bloggers down to their King's Road shop to check out the new products and meet Liz Earle herself last week, so the product has really been doing 'the rounds' in the blogosphere this week.

I was one of the lucky bloggers to be granted a private audience with Liz, who talked me through the new product, the thinking behind it and her tips for using it. Liz was absolutely lovely. Very welcoming and warm, which makes me feel ever so slightly guilty about this review...


I'm a huge huge fan of Cleanse & Polish and think that it really deserves all the hype that surrounds it. I was therefore very excited to hear that Liz Earle is dipping her feet into the makeup world. However the first product to be released from the line, the 'Sheer Skin Tint', was a real disappointment in my books. Maybe it's because I'm comparing it to my all time favourite Laura Mercier Tinted Moisturiser, but it really doesn't cut the mustard.

I love the packaging. It's a gorgeous shimmery blue colour which Liz tells me is inspired by the sea on her native Isle of Wight (and is patented, so you won't see it anywhere else).

The formula of the product however, leaves my skin feeling slightly greasy. I have dry skin so am generally a fan of moisturising 'dewy' looking skin products but this one seems a little much. It feels quite heavy on my skin when I apply it and the smell is actually quite off putting.

Liz Earle Sheer Skin Tint in 'Beach'

Once it's dried properly on the skin, it does leave quite a nice finish, and the smell goes away, but it's not amazing.

It comes in three shades: Bare, Beige and Beach. To my surprise, the darkest shade 'Beach' was the best match for my post-holiday skin, which leaves me thinking that the shades would certainly not cater for those ladies with skin tones much darker than what is usually classed as 'medium'.

Blended into the skin

Overall, it's not a bad product... it's just not that great. I was certainly expecting more from such a fabulous skincare brand. I've still got high hopes for the rest of the 'Liz Earle Colour' range, which will be launched next year.

Liz Earle 'Sheer Skin Tint' will be available in September online and in store, priced at £21 for 40ml
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21 comments

  1. packaging looks so sleek! thanks for the review xx

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  2. This is why I joined the online beauty community - sometimes things that are hyped ARE disappointing and it's a great help (and money saver) that people share their opinions :)

    xxx Kat

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  3. at least you are honest about how you feel about it, and that means that people (me) respect you so much more for this. it is so easy to get lost in the hype of products. when everyone talks about soemthing i feel like i need it... :D

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  4. Thank you for the honest review! :)

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  5. thank you for your honest review :)

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  6. Thanks for the review, it's really helpful! xo

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  7. I am on the look out for a tinted moisturiser but i dont want to spend a lot of money for the laura mercier one as I'd only be using it in summer. This review has been helpful as I would deffinatly have brought this product becasue I love the cleanse and polish too, so thankyou for being honest :)

    http://thecosmeticcrave.blogspot.com/
    Joselin xxx

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  8. I'm also on the lookout for a good tinted moisturiser but since I have a lot of freckles none of them are really great for my my skin..

    http://eausobeauty.blogspot.com

    x

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  9. thanks for the one honest review it is very helpful since i need a new foundation and i am looking for a very good one without being very expensive

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  10. Love the honest review, that's what beauty blogging is all about! Does it include natural ingredients like her skin care?
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  11. based on your pictures, it seems very similar to aveenos positively radiant tinted moisturizer..which sadly i'm not a fan of.

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  12. I'm from the isle of wight and i never knew Liz Earle was! haha :) xxx

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  13. it looks nice blended. i'm so not a fan of anything that feels greasy, though. nice review.

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  14. thanks for the honest review, this looks like a product i'd buy but hmmmm i'm not sure x

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  15. thanks for the honest review! :) xox
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  16. I wanted to buy this at first but I'm not so sure about it now, Thanks for the review fleur :)

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  17. Thanks for being honest! xx

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  18. Thx for the review Fleur.

    I saw that Sheer Skin Tint has SPF15, which is good news because the Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser doesn't have SPF, so I only use that at night.

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  19. Amy-she isn't from the Isle of Wight! That's just where she based her business and opened her first shop. She lives on a farm in wiltshire but lived in London before that.I don't know where she was born but I know she travelled a lot because her father was in the Navy.

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  20. Thanks for the honest review. I'm a big fan of Liz Earle products but don't often wear make up, so I was thinking this would be a good product to cover up when I go out. I hate strong smells too, so all in all I think I will try and test this product out at one of the concessions before buying it "unseen" by mail order. Thanks again!

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  21. Your review is spot on after testing the product for myself I totally agree I hate the smell and it is too heavy on the skin

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