Friday, 3 August 2012

Sheer Cover Mineral Makeup

The first time I heard about mineral makeup was a few years ago, but I thought it was just some gimmick from a company. It's just makeup. Right? Obviously I was wrong. Mineral makeup are supposedly lack of oil and wax substance, making it much lighter on the skin. There is a great debate about the benefits of mineral makeup, and each side of the debate has its supporters, famous or not.

Since I'm not really a professional, nor do I know much about ingredients and safety of any makeups, I'll just tell you what I think about the the lovely selection I was sent by Sheer Cover.

The colours of the blush are a bit darker here

They have sent me their new Pressed Mineral Blush in 3 shades, Extra Length Mascara in Black and their new Defining Mineral Eyeliner in Black to try.

I can't quite tell the difference between their mineral blush and traditional blush, but the colours are quite summery. Ginger gives a bronzing effect, while Pinched gives a Summery glow, with a hint of golden sparkles on the cheeks. Plum is normally an Autumn/ Winter colour, but with a thin layer it gives a lovely dark pink blush, which I prefer out of the 3. The RRP is £20.95 each (4g).

I wanted to show you the effect of their mascara but I don't want to scare you with the close up of my eyes without makeup either (Can't help but think of Sadako from the Japanese horror movie The Ring. Must do something about it!).

The mascara was as good as any of the famous branded ones I've used, and my lashes did became longer. I only used a thin layer as I don't really like to put a lot of mascara on my lashes, but it was definitely good enough. They come in 2 sizes, 4ml for rrp £8.95 and 9ml for rrp £14.95, both comes in Black or Brown.

Now, this is my favourite from the lovely Sheer Cover samples I was sent to try. Their new Defining Mineral Eyeliner was the best eyeliner I have ever used, and I'm talking about eyeliners from well known brands. This one is as soft as, if not softer than, top quality charcoal pencils, which has no crystal bits in them. It felt a bit like drawing with lipstick. I gently glide it across my hand and a dark line appeared. Can you tell how much fun I had and how amused I was while drawing on my hand??

I used the smudging tip to gently smudge the darkest line I drew on my hand and it spread out effortlessly and evenly too. I think I can easily use the brown one to touch up my short eyebrows! I never managed to create a smokey eye effect, I could never get it right. But I actually managed with this eyeliner! I'm really impressed with it! I think it's definitely worth spending £14.95 on this, which is around the same price mark for the other brands I have tried before.

You can buy Sheer Cover mineral makeup from their website, and they have a 60 days money back guarentee.

Disclosure: I was sent a selection of makeup to try; all opinions are honest and my own