Monday, 18 March 2013

Behind the Scenes: Sheer Cover Latte Mineral Foundation Look


I said I’d be back with a Sheer Cover make-up look following yesterday’s review of the Introductory Kit.  I used most products in the kit for this look, with the addition of Dainty Doll blush and a gorgeous Burberry Lip Mist. Here’s a run through and pics of the final look…


I applied Base Perfector Primer over my moisturiser while I gathered everything together… it only takes a couple of minutes to lose any slight tackiness and leaves skin feeling silky smooth with pores minimised. 

I applied the Duo Concealer before foundation (no idea if this is the ‘right’ way) as I thought it would be easier to apply straight to skin before the powder… it seemed to work for me. I had to add a teeny bit more at the end to cover a broken capillary, but otherwise it was fine. The concealer has a very creamy texture and I literally need to touch the surface with the very tip of a brush to get enough product. It works even better if I warm it on my hand a little, esp if I need to blend the two colours. (oh lord sorry this was meant to be brief & I’m rambling again…)

I sprinkled a little Mineral Foundation in Latte into the lid, swirled my brush to disperse it evenly and tapped off the excess before applying in circular movements. This is a similar movement to how I apply liquid foundation (with Real Techniques Buffing Brush), so felt quite natural, although I buffed for a bit longer to really work it into my skin and avoid any harsh lines - as once this sets I find it tricky to re-work. It definitely works best in fine layers… it’s very buildable and more can be added to increase coverage where needed.


I usually leave my cheeks until the end to balance them with my eye make-up… so I did eyes next, using the Sable & White Peach duo from the Sophisticate Palette (love both duos but this is my fave).  I swept the pale peachy gold over the whole lid and lined my eye with a damp application of the soft brown Sable shade, using a MAC angled liner brush, and blended with a MAC 217 for a slightly smoked out finish. I added more Sable in my socket line, then a mix of White Peach and the pale pink shade over my brow bone. Sheer Cover Extra Length Mascara adds loads of volume and I finished the eyes by lightly defining brows with my trusty Anastasia Beverley Hills Brow Wiz.


I’m loving the Dainty Doll Powder Blushers I picked up in Fragrance Direct’s offer (still some left I think). # 003, Money Talks is unlike anything I’ve used before… I expected it to look like nothing on my skin - it’s basically a cool beige shade that works brilliantly as contour on pale skins, but took a notion to apply it all over my cheeks and struggled to resist adding a touch of pink on the apples. I’m so glad I did as I really like how it turned out for a neutral toned, natural glow that adds colour in a quiet way.


Burberry Heather Pink Lip Mist

I felt I needed a little touch of soft pink to warm my face a little and stop me looking too beige, so opted for my new favourite natural lip, Burberry Heather Pink Lip Mist - a moisturising wash of colour that’s as easy to apply as lip balm. This is my all time favourite kind of lipstick formula and I’m adoring this shade right now… you’ll see more of it in an upcoming post on my current favourite pinks.

Final Look

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               natural light                                                                   in daylight, with flash

I’m really pleased with how the products look on as I feel like they even out my skintone and provide medium coverage without looking overly heavy or made up.  Plus these natural brown and pink tones are my favourite kind of make-up look. I love the eye make-up and will definitely be reaching for it a lot. 

Today is your last chance to get the Sheer Cover Introductory Kit at £10 off, working out at £19.95 (I’ve been told it won’t be reduced again for quite some time).  Mine is the Medium kit and although it’s fine, Light would be my preference… get it at and my full review of the kit is here.

Ok more than enough chit-chat from me… what do you think?

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