Sheer Gloss

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

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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Monday, 10 July 2017

Sukin Revitalising Facial Scrub





Sukin was a brand I hadn't taken much notice of despite seeing the odd item pop up in TK Maxx stores. But it wasn't until they began cropping up all over Instagram and then soon after their release in Boots that I became intrigued and decided to try one their products.


Brought to us from down under, Sukin has fast become Australia's No1 organic natural skin care brand after identifying there was a gap in the market for high efficiently and environmentally sustainable products that needn't cost the earth; - covering hair, face and body that can be enjoyed by all regardless of age. These products contain only naturally derived ingredients, so there are no nasties, no parabens and no suphates. They are also vegan-friendly and cruelty-free. Their main website contains  the listings and details of all the ingredients that are featured in their products. I have enclosed a link should you wish to find out more. 

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Monday, 3 July 2017

Latest Drugstore Buys : Lips


Call the Shots, Fiery Fuchsia and Bear Hug


"Brights don't suit me!" would be a cry regularly heard from yours truly whenever I hit the makeup counter, leaving every assistant opened mouthed and looking perplexed! "REALLY? But you're dark!" they'd all reply! Often referring to the dark hair and also the olive toned complexion they seem to see which I don't. So after hearing the same response for the umpteenth time (this time from a consultant from Clarins) I decided to bite the bullet whilst it's Summer and play around with some brights; which to be honest, I was getting quite bored of nudes anyway! (who'd have thought?)

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Friday, 30 June 2017

The Ordinary Coverage Foundation | Does it Live Up To The Hype?


The Ordinary Coverage Foundation Review





Never before have I witness such a long waiting list for a makeup item such as this one! It seems everyone and their nan has been eagerly waiting with anticipation since the launch of these Serum and Coverage foundations from The Ordinary. It's been crazy!

You may remember me already receiving and loving the Serum foundation - review here if you want to find out more - which I originally ordered the same time as the Coverage foundation way back in the beginning of May. Well the Coverage foundation has finally arrived, and I've been trialling it for a couple of weeks now. It's time to share my thoughts. (Spoiler alert!) One thing I will say is this foundation really had me scratching at the head!

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Monday, 26 June 2017

Skincare Empties #4 : Quick Reviews Featuring The Ordinary, Garnier, TonyMoly, Origins and More...




Despite enjoy reading everybody else's,  I hate writing empties posts! Fortunately, I see how the positives can out-way the negatives when it comes to putting these together. However, for me, the negatives are the photos - MY PHOTOS! As they always tend to look like garbage due to the overcrowdedness of all those products; the packets and cut-opened tubes - not exactly atheistically pleasing, is it? Writing about them becomes that bit more hard work as well  because the moment's gone and you want to talk about something shiny and new instead!

But despite these thoughts, empties posts are surprisingly popular amongst enthusiasts because it brings confidence and reassurance to the reader knowing they've used an entire product and gives  a much more thorough insight as to what you might expect! Plus, there could be other things that may have gone missed or has changed since that first initial review. 

And there is a lot to get through! So, these are going to be very speedy! Are we ready?...

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