Rosy Cheeks – Liz Earle Natural Glow

This was another lovely freebie from the ever wonderful Liz Earle PR team, and it is something that I completely would not have chosen for myself.  However, I love it.  I always stick to bright pink blushers of the powder variety.  Cream blush is a product I have always struggled a little with applying – especially when it is bright pink and just looks clown like on the cheeks.  The more natural shade of this cream blush makes it both easier to apply and is a lot more subtle than my usual doll look. 

The shade is Nude 03: ‘Subtle rosy apricot. Brings a warm, delicate flush of colour to light-to-medium skin tones’.

I probably still wear far more of the product than what is needed but I will ‘forever be that girl that wears too much blusher’, I’m cool with that. Although I demonstrate the use of a lot of product the cream blush looks lovely when just a smudge is applied to the cheeks.  The colour really brightens up the face and gives a healthy look.  My paper white complexion can leave me looking rather unhealthy and therefore I need blush to stop me look so ashen.  

This is the perfect blush for every day wear as it is subtle enough for work and is easy touched up later in the day due to the compact it comes in.  As it is cream based it does not call for a bulky blusher brush but ensure that your hands are clean before you apply.

Once I have a job again I will be investing in some more shades of this blush – perhaps my usual pink tone.


The Long Time Coming Liz Earle Post

This post has been sitting in my drafts folder incomplete for months due to a bout of bad skin and starting a new job, a new temporary job which has now ended.  However, whilst working in John Lewis I was in close proximity to the Liz Earle counter and I was amazed by just how popular the brand is.  I knew us Brits loved Liz Earle but I had no idea just how many cleanse and polishes flew off the shelf on a daily basis. The Liz Earle concession actually made it to the one million mark over the Christmas stretch – which was celebrated in the beauty department with a beautiful pale blue cake and fizzy wine (it certainly made the last couple of hours go a lot quicker).  
Like the shoppers of John Lewis I have been a fan of Liz Earle skincare for a while, but I had never tried any of the make up.  The ever so lovely pr team at Liz Earle HQ sent me some make up to try out (a while ago now) and I feel terrible about the length of time it has taken to get this post finished.  But it does mean I have had a while to truly test the products out.
Above you can see pictured the new Signature Foundation in porcelain.  The texture of the foundation is perfect for my acne prone skin as it is thick and allows for layering without causing any streaking. The colour is also a great match for my pale as snow skin.  As you can see from the shade card pictured at the top of this post Liz Earle have a fantastic range of colours. The finished look is quite a natural one which I am not that familiar with as I tend to sport the unrefined doll look but it is a lovely sophisticated look – great for looking like a proper grown up. 
I took multiple photo’s of the concealer and found it hard to photograph but as you can see from the photo that turned out best it does as the name suggests and reflects the light.  Another perfect match for my skin tone and comes in a twist tube with brush application – which I personally love in a concealer.  I have been using this to camouflage my unsightly spotty skin and dark bags under my eyes from the stress of the build up of Christmas.  It is now an essential part of my make-up routine.  
I feel like I cannot give the loose powder a just review due to not having a decent powder brush or puff (both of these things are on my list of things to purchase but lack of a job again makes this difficult).  However having used the product with a mix of cheap make-up brushes and cotton wool puffs I do really like it.  I usually use a compact powder rather than the loose powder as I have found in the past that loose powder can be drying to my skin, but I did not have that issue with this one and I actually found it kept my make-up looking tip top for a lot longer than usual. 

Here is the obligatory embarrassing photo, this is the part I struggle with when it comes to make-up reviews as I am very conscious about my skin but as you can see Liz Earle done a good job of helping me cover it up. THANK YOU. I have put the camera battery on charge so expect lots of nice post’s to nosey at in the new year.  I hope everyone had a fabulous Christmas and stay safe at New Year but have a good time…obviously.


Note: Only the foundation, concealer and powder are Liz Earle.

Lovely Liz Earle

The hot cloth cleanse and polish has been my favourite skin care product for a couple of years now and I have been yearning to try the toner and the moisturiser that complete the Liz Earle skin care regime.  I decided I would chance my luck and e-mail Liz Earle customer service and ask if they had any samples that I could review and boy was I in luck.

The lovely packaging that the toner and moisturiser came wrapped in with an added guide to using the toner and a little handwritten note from customer services saying that I hope I like them and with thanks.  It should be me thanking them really but such great customer service. Once I have a job I will be going on a Liz Earle spending spree.
I was asked what my skin type was so that they could send me a moisturiser that is suitable for my skin and I was sent the normal/combination skin repair moisturiser.  Anyone who has been reading my blog regularly will know that my need is in dire need of repair at the moment.  They also asked if I would like the toner in the form of a spritzer or in a normal bottle. I opted for the spritzer so then you have the option of spritzing it on your face or on to some cotton wool.
I am glad I opted for the spritzer because it is so refreshing and soothing on the skin. I love using it after the gym or first thing in the morning to wake me up a little. You can also use it over make-up which I did not know until I read the little guide. I haven’t tried this yet but I imagine it would be amazing if on holiday somewhere warm. It has been raining nearly all summer in the UK so my face has been naturally wet.
The toners official name is Instant Boost: Skin Tonic. Some of the ingredients are:
“Organic aloe vera to revitalise and soften and calendula, chamomile, cucumber and natural source vitamin E to soothe and refresh the skin.”

It is one of the best toners I have ever used and I have noticed a little change in my skin due to it. Maybe Liz Earle is the answer to my skin problems rather than medication.
The moisturiser is equally as amazing but very strongly scented. I have seen a few people on here saying that they did not like it because of it but I really like the smell but I can see why it would be overpowering for some.  The cream is rich and thick but you hardly need to use any to cover your face and it absorbs quickly. It goes well with make-up over the top and it makes skin look more radiant.  Again it is another winner from Liz Earle.  Overall teamed with the cleanse and polish cleanser this is an amazing skin care regime and I urge anyone that can afford it give it a try. It was my Dad’s girlfriend that got me into using it and I certainly do not regret it.  The simply blue packaging is so elegant in its simplicity and I always feel rather sophisticated using it when I compare it to my face wash from Superdrug in its bold orange packaging.
Much love to the Liz Earle Customer Service Team

Liz Earle – Cleanse and Polish Hot Cloth Cleanser – Review

It was my Dad’s girlfriend that introduced me to this wonderful product after deciding to give me a mini facial one Christmas whilst I tried to remove my mound of makeup using merely a cleansing wipe.

I had heard good things about Liz Earl products but due to being a skint student had not thought too much about them but after seeing how good it is that night I received it for my following birthday and then my birthday after that.  I think it is going to be one of those things that I always get for my birthday or Christmas now but it is a great product and it usually lasts me a year because I do not use it every day. I mainly use it after occasions where I have been wearing a lot of makeup or I am having a particularly bad skin week.  Which feels like every week these days.

The cleanser is creamy and contains rosemary, chamomile, cocoa butter and eucalyptus oil.  The cocoa butter softens, smooths and moisturises whereas the rosemary, chamomile and eucalyptus oil tone, smooth and purify.
To use you smother one or two pumps (depending on how much makeup you are wearing) all over your face in a upwards circular motion whilst letting the muslin cloth (which comes with the starter pack) heat up under a warm tap. 
The muslin cloth lifts away dead skin cells and the cleansing motion helps improve circulation. 
You then rub the makeup/grime off using the cloth and because the cloth is warm,voila, you feel like you have visited a sauna.
To finish you splash your face with cold water to close your pores.
Honestly it is a lovely feeling.  I would say it would be more cost effective to buy this product than to buy yourself a facial.  It is basically a facial in a bottle. Truly wonderuful.
It is suitable for all skin types and all ages.   The starter kit is £14.25.