Everyday infomercials and adverts bombard us with promises of better skin, flawless looks and hidden blemishes with just the swish of a brush and of course, the magic ingredient, the companies product. It is easy, when you suffer with skin conditions, have birthmarks, blemishes or redness, to dive in a try everything you can get your hands on, in the hope that one of them will work and give you that boost t your confidence that comes with having skin that looks perfect. This is by no means inexpensive, so we decided to put one of the the most well companies to the test and see just how they perform on skin that suffers with redness and blemishes.
Sheer Cover Studio
Sheer Cover Studio claim that they can give their customers ‘flawless looking skin’ quickly and easily. Naomi Priestly is a make up artist to the stars and states:‘As a professional make up artist, I recommend Sheer Cover Studio because with no mess, no fuss, no blending you don’t even have to think about it. It’s going to give you that flawless, airbrushed look every time.’
The question everyone wants to ask though is – does it work? We got the Sheer Cover Studio Introductory Kit in Light (RRP £29.99 from www.sheercover.com in Light, Medium, Dark and Tan), to find out for ourselves.
The kits contains everything needed to achieve the final look:
- Perfect Shade Mineral Foundation
- Conceal & Brighten Trio
- Sun-kissed Bronzing Minerals
- Lengthening Mascara
- Lash Extending Fibres
- Ultra Premium Foundation Brush
- Concealer Brush
- Blush Brush
- Step by step instructions
Each item in the kit plays a particular role in creating the final look, there is no need for anything else to be used at all, besides cleanser, toner and moisturiser before applying Sheer Cover.
The instructions are clear and concise, easy to follow and contain more than enough information to ensure that the make up is used to it’s full potential.
So how did it perform?
After cleansing and moisturising, a quick snap of the face prior t application shows that there are a fair number of imperfections evident. A fresh cut to the cheek, redness, blemishes, freckles and dark circles, to name but a few.
The process is really simple, the first step is to use the Conceal & Brighten Trio. Using the brush that comes with the kit, the two concealer shades can be mixed for more accurate colour matching and are applied to the areas that need a little camouflage. Having the two shades is really cleaver, as it gives you the ability to tailor the coverage even more by blending as you go.
The Brighten part of the trio is then used to highlight the brown line, accentuating it and also the inner and outer corner of the eyes, giving them a lift. It can also be used to give definition to any areas you feel need it, such as the cupids bow or along the cheekbones.
The next step is to cover the concealer and skin, creating a seamless appearance using the Perfect Shade Mineral Foundation. With patented colour match technology, the foundation will leave the skin looking natural and even. The foundation is applied using small circular motions from the outside of the face, in. It can cover the whole face or just areas you pick and a little goes a long way. You can also mix the foundation with a little moisturiser to create a unique and personal tinted moisturiser.
The Sun-kissed Bronzing Minerals have natural minerals that reflect the light and illuminate the skin, applying this over the foundation, will highlight and give the skin a warm glow.
The final stage in achieving the Sheer Cover Studio look is the mascara and lengthening fibres (fibers in the US). Two coats of the Lengthening Mascara will give the lashes a slightly lengthened appearance, the Lash Extending Fibres need to be applied quickly after the second coat. The little white specks will adhere to the lashes, adding volume and length. Simply follow this with a final coat of mascara.
The end result was rather surprising, covering all of the blemishes and marks on the face, it seemed that Sheer Cover Studio do in fact fulfil the promise they make, it will give you flawless, perfect looking skin. Ready to step outside and take on the world with a new confidence, Sheer Cover leaves the skin looking finished but extremely natural. The mascara is quite something as well, extending the lashes in a very organic way that doesn’t look false or clumpy.
We definitely think that the Introductory Kit lives up to the hype and give it a big thumbs up here at Erisea HQ!