Friday, January 23, 2009

Sheer Cover: A Demo for Your Benefit (and my humility)

In my quest for simplicity, I want to invest in the best so that I don't have to waste money on things or products that don't work. My friend/babysitter of my children, suggested Sheer Cover make up. She had purchased it as a Christmas present for herself and loved it. She told me you could get a 3 month supply kit for 30 dollars. Good price, right! So I decided to give it a shot.

It came with a color sample to test and make sure that you ordered the right color for your skin. The kit comes with lighter color and a darker color and you can mix them to customize the powder to match your skin tone.

The kit also comes with these brushes and mascara

And it comes with facial cleanser and moisturizer and all the other goodies you see here.


So...for your benefit and my humility, here is my before shot. No make up. No nothing. Nada. Lord help you not to run away. If you keep reading I promise it gets better.


As you can see, I quickly turned to the instruction manual and tried to figure out how to make myself look better...


They didn't have a "spackling" section, so I found the directions to conceal...


I grabbed the concealer and got started.

It came with a cute little spackling...er, I mean, concealing brush.


Getting better but not even close to good after the concealer.


Then I noticed I was getting some strange looks and giggles from the peanut gallery. "Shhhh. Mommy's getting pretty, honey, for the love of your own eyes, don't interrupt."


Next came the "mineral powder" that is applied with the fancy brush.


Apply it in a circular motion...


Hmmm. Better. I can't believe I'm doing this to you loyal readers. Bless you if you made it this far.

Next on the list was the eyeliner.



Then came lip gloss and "highlighter".
Isn't it amazing how once your make up looks decent, your hair looks more horrendous.
Last of all, mascara...cue the angels. Alleluia!

I'm a bit of a mascara snob. It has to be non-flaky and have a good brush. The brush looked promising.

Pretty good, eh? Only one little clump...and that was probably my fault for not seeing it and promptly removing it.
What do you think? Do I look younger? Anyone? Anyone?
How about now? Hair makes a world of difference!
As does lighting...obviously....

So, in conclusion...I like the make up. It will take a while to get in the groove and do it quickly but it covers without caking and the mascara doesn't flake. If you are looking for major coverage, you probably want something else, but to even things out and cover small blemishes, it is a cool deal. I'm glad I checked it out!
This ends my public service announcement. You may return to regularly scheduled blog reading.

7 comments:

Grammy said...

You are gorgeous with or without makeup - thanks for sharing the info; however, I think I may need the "spackle."

Kim Peri said...

You are so funny! I agree with Grammy, though, that was a weak attempt at seeking sympathy in a BEFORE photo! Thanks for the demo....that's a sweet little deal with all the goodies included!

Tova Darling said...

Oo! Thanks for sharing! I might have to try it out. Also, your son is so adorable!

Sondre Lyn said...

Okay, first of all I have to agree with Kim... you are STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL in the before picture and from now on I will refer to you not as DW, but SW (stunning woman... super woman... makes me sick woman... something similar woman... ha! :D )

I'll have to look for it, you know, so I can tell people I use the make up as YOU! ha!

Kimber said...

I agree you are beautiful without makeup as well. Thanks for the info though. I'll have to check it out.

Lisa said...

SERIOUSLY, THANK YOU FOR SHARING. YOUR HUSBAND HAS A BEAUTIFUL WIFE, AND WE NOW HAVE SOME HELPFUL TIPS. HUGS FROM MAINE http://sophie4me.blogspot.com

Patricia said...

Wow ! You were beautiful before -gourgeous skin - but stunning afterwards ! Girl - you could be a model.