“ Brand: Sheer Cover / Type: Eye Cream / Subcategory: Eyeliner / Suitable for: Eye „
*Introduction* Before my mum bought a Sheer Cover Set via the internet, I had never heard of the brand. With the set she was given the foundation/powder that had been the purpose of her purchase as well as a number of over extras. One of these extra happened to be Sheer Cover Cream Eye Liner. Now she will not deviate from her favourite Bobbi Brown Gel Eye Liner at present so she said that I could have this. Never one to turn down a freebie, I happily accepted this product into my ever growing make up collection. *The Claim* Sheer Cover Cream Eyeliner offers the precision of liquid liner and the ease of a cream. *About the Product* This Cream Eyeliner offers the precision of liquid liner and the ease of cream based formula for a silkier, softer line. It glides along your lid for a fine line, yet it's highly blendable for creating any look, from subtle to dramatic. *Application* When you look at the packaging of the product you do think, how am I going to get that onto my eyes and make it look good? Well it is actually a lot simpler than you would think. First things first, you will need a thin eye liner brush. Without this, the cream eye liner is staying in the pot it's in. When you have an eye liner brush, dip this into the cream eye liner. Only a small amount is required and you then apply it to your eyelid with gentle strokes. You can apply it alone or before/after applying eye shadow and create a classic or smoky appearance. I prefer to apply after I have put on my eye shadow as I think it has a better appearance but if you want it to be more subtle, applying it beforehand is probably best. *Price and Availability* To say that Sheer Cover Cream Eye Liner is not widely available to buy is a bit of an understatement as there is in fact only one place that you can purchase it and that is online at www.sheercover.co.uk. This is a shame as I think that they would sell a lot more of the product if it were available via Boots or Superdrug. You can buy this eye liner for £14.95. This is an expensive price for a product that can be bought at a price just slightly higher for more of the product and higher quality. *My Opinion* The Packaging: This cream eye liner comes is in a small, translucent plastic compact with a flip lid. It is small enough to fit in your handbag but I wouldn't have it in mine as the plastic pot isn't particularly sturdy and you may find that it breaks and the eye liner is all over the inside of your bag and belongings. I'm not a big fan of the packaging. It is fiddly and quite boring. No stars from me on that front. Colour and texture: The colour of the eye liner is pretty good as it is strong and bold. There is no doubt that you can tell that eye liner has been applied. You can tone this down easily by applying eye shadow over the top but that is your decision to make. With regards to the texture, as you would expect with a cream eye liner, it is smooth and creamy. This means that it the application is easy although it can be a little streaky if not applied well. But remember; don't give up if you aren't successful initially. Practice makes perfect. Range of colours: What range of colours? You can only buy Sheet Cover Cream Eye Liner in Café Mocha therefore I think that this is really quite poor. Perhaps because they aren't available to buy easily they decided not to produce the product in a variety of colours. Nonetheless, it is extremely disappointing. Staying power: Sheer Cover Cream Eye Liner has average staying power. It doesn't last as long as I would like as towards mid afternoon, if you look in the mirror you will find that most of it has disappeared into the crease of your eyelid. Not impressive. Longevity of the product: This pot lasts a fairly long time. Probably about 4-5 months depending on how often you use it and how much eye liner you wear. This is ok but considering how much the product costs, alternative products are better value for money. Does it offer the precision of liquid liner and the ease of a cream? Yes it does but not as well as you would like sometimes when you don't quite apply it correctly and it appears streaky. This is ok if you happen to be smudging it afterwards but not a good look otherwise. Does it give you a silkier, softer line? Sheer Cover Cream Eye Liner gives you a silkier, softer line than an eye pencil although I don't quite think that it is as good as a gel eye liner. On the whole I think it is fairly good but not perfect. Is it highly blendable enabling you to create any look from subtle to dramatic? Yes it is indeed. The great thing about this cream eye liner is that if you do apply it correctly, many different looks can be achieved from a classic appearance to the popular smoky eyes. *Would I Recommend This Product?* Don't get me wrong, I don't dislike the product as it does quite a reasonable job but my problem with it is the fact that there are much better alternatives available to buy for only a little bit more money therefore I can't imagine that I would but this myself. If you want an eye liner that will give effects like this but better than my advice is to try Mac Fluidline Gel Liner as I think it is a better alternative. It was nice as a freebie from my mum, but I won't be getting it again once I have used the last of it up. *Overall* On the whole I think this is a good product, but no better than that. The price tag is quite high and I'm not entirely sure that it warrants a whole £15. Sheer Cover Cream Eye Liner is an product that works well WHEN you get your technique of applying it right. Until then, you may fall out with it but be sure to persist rather than waste the money that you have spent.