Sheer Gloss

A U.K based Beauty Blog created by a makeup enthusiast.

Friday, 11 August 2017

4 Bronzers That I Think Are Just Fab!


Bronzers from Too Faced, Benefit, Becca and Hourglass



Ever since from the age of 14, a bronzer has played a massive part in my makeup routine, with the Coty Sun Shimmer Bronzer (now Rimmel) being my very first purchase and was used throughout my teenage years.  Since then, I've  discovered many, many others including The Balm's Bahama Mama which made it's presence on the dressing table for the last couple of years (that's such a great bronzer!) However, looking back, you can bet your life some of those Bronzers had left me looking like I'd been tangoed! Haha! Luckily, we're now left with some fantastic choices which means I want to try more!

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Monday, 7 August 2017

Where is Pore? Discovering Caolion Pore Tightening Day & Night Glowing Duo


Caolion Pore Tightening Day and Night Glowing Duo


My early years of dealing with oily/combination skin often resulted in comments stating that I should consider myself lucky and that wrinkles will came far later than our dry skinned sisters - which to a certain extent has rung true! But what they didn't tell me is that as my skin ages, the pores from those oily patches just get bigger and bigger, leaving me with that stretched, saggy, orange-peel-look due the skin's loss of firmness and structure.


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Monday, 31 July 2017

Tarte Shape Tape Concealer: Is it Really The Bee's Knees?


Tarte Shape Tape Concealer


Once in while, a product comes a long that everyone loses their shit over (excuse my French!). This time, it's Tarte Shape Tape!  I haven't heard this much buzz over a concealer since Mac's Prolong Wear during the early years of YouTube (which use to be an old favourite of mine) along with the later release of the Nars Radiant Creamy Concealer. According to the website from Tarte, a tube of Shape Tape is sold every 26 SECONDS!!! But like with a lot of these hyped up products, this soon went out of stock before I had the chance to say "dark circles!" Our only UK Tarte distributor is QVCUK.

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Friday, 28 July 2017

Discovering Super Affordable Skincare From Balance Active Formula*


Anti-Ageing Formulas From Balance Active Formula Skincare



Anti-ageing products can be a challenging task choosing which ones are suitable for each specific skin type or problem. And it isn't cheap either! As some can be so expensive it's enough to give your bank balance a heart attack! Pretty packaging can have its virtue too, luring you in along with their fancy claims has often left me disappointed.  Balance Active Formula understands the needs of providing affordable skincare whilst on a budget, by ditching the fancy packaging and concentrating on the important part - the ingredients! The low cost brand has developed various award winning ranges formulated with clinically proven active ingredients to minimise the signs of ageing. And they're paraben free too! 

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Monday, 24 July 2017

My Bullet-proof Summer Base For Special Occasions


My Bullet-Proof Summer Makeup


If you live in ole "Blighty" you'll know how unpredictable the weather can be at times and the Summer season shares no exception to the rule as it can be mild one minute and absolutely boiling hot the next! So for general wear, I find I have to own several different foundations to adapt to the ever changing temperatures to avoid my makeup slipping off and ensure my skin still feels comfortable during the process. 

However, when it's really hot, the last I want to do is plaster myself in makeup. But unfortunately, there are times when that's just not possible - especially when you have a wedding or party to go to where the requirement of makeup needs to be a tad more full-on than normal.

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Monday, 17 July 2017

Cleansers on Rotation


          6 great wash-off cleansers


During my time beavering away in this far corner of the internet, I seem to have grown much affection for the humble cleanser  - wash-off cleansers that is! And have accumulated quite a few since discovering the importance for double-cleansing for the removal of SPF that are featured in many products these days and also makeup which have become far more long-wearing than they used to be. I love having them in a row so I can pick and choose which one I'm going to use for the evening or for that quick freshen-up in the mornings. These ones I'll be sharing with you today are the ones I gravitate towards the most for the removal of make-up or for assisting for that double-cleanse experience.

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