Anyway, sunday update over.. I wanna talk to you all about two products I've been using non-stop recently :)
Liz Earle Gentle Face Exfoliator and Sheer Skin Tint.
The gentle face exfoliator retails at £13 for a 70ml pump bottle and the Sheer Skin Tint isn't actually available yet, I was lucky enough to be sent it as a 'pre launch exclusive' or whatever you'd like to call it ;) I've been blogging about Liz Earle for a really long time and I've loved everything.. when they emailed me to tell me they were launching a tinted moisturiser I almost passed out with excitement haha! The Sheer Skin Tint retails at £21 for a 40ml tube and you can pre-order yours here.
First into the ring, the gentle face exfoliator:
This is a thick white cream packed full of jojoaba beads that gently slough away dead skin cells from your face. This leaves my skin looking smooth, radiant and healthy. I've been using it twice a week and following it with my Liz Earle Skin Repair Moisturiser. With some facial exfoliators I find that they can really dry my skin out and leave it quite red, I suffer with a lot of redness in my cheeks and it makes me really upset and self conscious some days.. this exfoliator doesn't cause any of those things! If anything I think it actually reduces the redness in my skin a little bit, possibly because of the eucalyptus in it? hmmm..either way its fantastic and I would absolutely recommend it to anyone who finds most facial exfoliators too rough :)
Next, the sheer skin tint in 'Bare 01':
This is a really creamy yet surprisingly lightweight tinted moisturiser. The miracle workers at Liz Earle spent three years creating this and oh boy did they do a great job! I've been wearing this every single day, at home, at work, in Asda, visiting friends, running errands, shopping, everything. It's perfect.
I'll hold my hands up and be completely honest, I was worried about using this for the first time.. like I said above I have a lot of redness in my skin, I've also had a few breakouts recently (hormonal and also because I'm quite stressed out/exhausted with my new job! gahhh) and I was worried that it wouldn't have enough coverage for my needs (I'm addicted to the likes of Estée Lauder Double Wear). BUT joy of joys this evens out my skintone perfectly and gives just enough coverage to sneakily hide a few spots and large pores as well as really brightening up my overall complexion and giving the skin a lovely, dewy, healthy finish. I'm so, so in love with this. The other day when I arrived at work (at 8:30am) two of the girls in the office asked if I'd been for a facial the day before! Little did they know I'd not got to bed until 3am and I felt like POO haha! This is the perfect 'hide all sins' product :) ♥
If you're after healthy, dewy skin with just enough coverage to hide all of your skins, SPF15 and a dash of moisture in there too then this is the tinted moisturiser for you. It also photographs really well (some skin products with SPF can 'flash back' at the camera giving you a ghost face!). It wears really well throughout the day (I've found that I don't need to touch up until about 1pm and I put it on at 7am!) and when it does enevitably start to wear off, it does so gracefully (hahaha) no patches, no creasing, just subtle wearing :)
Can you tell I love these two? haha! Sorry I've rambled on for so long ;)
Have you tried either of these? Do you love them as much as I do?