Disclosure: I received a complimentary Sheer Cover Studio Makeup kit as a member of ModernMom. All opinions are strictly my own.
I am a self proclaimed makeup junky. Not that I buy tons of different brands, but that I wear my favorite makeup every day. And I do splurge on really good makeup from time to time. One of my favorite brands of makeup right now is Sheer Cover Studio Makeup. I recently had the chance to try it out and I fell in love. I’ve been a fan of mineral makeup for a long time but can’t always afford it. Sheer Cover is affordable!
I know a lot of makeup has hype that it will fill in fine lines, cover blemishes and dark spots or make your large pores look smaller. Sheer Cover says that too but the difference I’ve found with it is that is actually does do those things. At least for me it did. I have both large pores and redness on my cheeks. I have a couple of freckles that I like to cover some times too. Sheer Cover adapts itself to your skin tone and the minerals in it work as a highlight to catch the light and make your skin appear brighter and refreshed all the time.
Here are the products I tried and the steps I took to apply them. There’s a quick video showing it in action at the bottom of the post.
- Base Perfector Primer
- Conceal & Brighten Trio
- Sun-Kissed Bronzing Minerals
- Perfect Shade Mineral Foundation
- Sheer Cover Lengthening Fibers
- Sheer Cover Lengthening Mascara
I started with the Base Perfector Primer. It is used to minimize the appearance of pores and fine lines and works as a base for your mineral makeup to sort of cling to without sinking into creases or caking up. After cleansing and moisturizing my face I apply a thin layer over my entire face and let it dry. It is very lightweight and not at all sticky. Once it’s on, I don’t even feel it. It leaves my skin really soft and silky.
The next thing I use is the Conceal & Brighten Trio. You can mix the light and dark shades on the back of your hand using a makeup brush, to acheive the exact shade you need to blend away any redness or blemishes. I use the brush or my fingertips to dab a small amount on the places I want to really cover up.
Then I use the white, which is a highlighter, to brighten under my eyes and near the tear duct. Dab a small amount right by the teat duct and smudge a little under your eyes. You will immediately look awake and brighter eyes. You can use a little right at the top of your eyebrows (on the outer edge) like you would light shadow to make your eyes look bigger.
Next, I apply a little bit of the Sun-kissed Bronzing Minerals in the hollows of my cheek bones. I have a full face so I like to really emphasize my cheekbones to make it look more defined. I also brush a little around the perimeter of my face and across my nose and cheeks to add a little sun kissed look.I do that after this next step though.
The next thing I use is the Perfect Shade Mineral Foundation. I am IN LOVE with this mineral foundation. There is a sifting lid beneath the cover. all you have to do is turn your foundation upside down and give it a GENTLE tap or shake. Turn it back over, carefully remove the lid, because mineral makeup is a bit messy. Then dab a Kabuki brush in the LID. The main cover lid. There will be just the right amount of mineral foundation clinging in the lid. Tap your Kabuki brush lightly to remove any excess and then brush it on your face in circular motions. Repeat.
And that is it for your face. The next step is your eyes and there are two products that I received for that: Sheer Cover Lash Extending Fibers and Sheer Cover Lengthening Mascara. Admittedly, I’m not a fan of the Lash Extending Fibers. They make my eyes itchy and sore. So I don’t use those. But I do like the mascara fairly well. I apply my eyeliner and then get started on my lashes.
The Lash Extending Fibers go on like mascara. When you pull the wand out, you see this wand completely covered with tiny fibers that, when brushed on, cling to your eyelashes and add length and fullness. Then you apply mascara over top and voila, your lashes look as long as false lashes. I’m in love with the concept, I just can’t wear the product because it irritates my eyes. I’ve heard others say they had great results though, so your luck may be better than mine.
The mascara is nice. I love the brush. It is wider at the ends and tapered in the middle so it really grabs your lashes and spreads the mascara on. For me, the mascara is a bit thin. I had a little trouble with smearing it when I was applying it. Once on, though, it looked great and didn’t irritate my eyes when I was using it without the Last Extending Fibers. It didn’t make them look much longer but it did add some fullness.
The last couple of steps in my makeup routine are to apply the Sun-kissed Bronzing Minerals across my cheeks and nose. I do this very lightly. Then I add my favorite blush, also very lightly jsut to give the pinkish blushed look. I apply it to the apples of my cheeks. If I’m going out, I apply my favorite eyeshadow OR I just use the Sun-kissed Bronzing Minerals as eyeshadow. They are brown hues so they work perfectly for me. Pop on a little lip gloss and I am done!
Also if I’m going out for date night with Clay I may give a spritz of makeup finishing spray but for daytime, it’s just primer, conceal and brighten trio, foundation and sun-kissed bronzer plus a little eyeliner and mascara. 5 – 10 minutes tops.
Sheer Cover Studio Makeup kits can be purchased for as low as $30 for a full kit! I chose the “Light” shades but there are more for darker skin tones. Whichever you choose, they will adapt as you apply and give you a nice, smooth finish.
Check out our quick Sheer Cover Studio application video: