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      27.07.2011 16:38
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      awesome price

      i bought sheer cover set which consisted of:

      two shades of mineral powder foundation
      two shades of conceler
      dark brown mascara
      lip and eye pallet
      4 tester bronzer
      sheer cover face wash
      sheer cover face lotion
      on the go powder brush
      conceler brush

      all of this which only cost me 25 - £30 a month. which i think is a awesome deal.
      each month you got all of that excluding the brushes as you got them all in the first set.
      you sometimes got a free gift which would be a lip gloss brush and a lip gloss.

      sheer cover conceler is the best i have ever used, it covers everything from dark circles to birth marks.what ever you want covering it will cover without a doubt. if you just wanted to buy the conceler on its own it would cost £12 from ebay or you could just buy it from their website which would be £17.

      the mineral foundation works wonders on your skin and will also like the conceler cover any marks on your face and gives you a nice even skin tone. they give you two different shades and you mix them up your self to get the right colour.
      they come from fair to light, light to medium and medium to dark.

      the eyes and lip pallet comes with 3 eye high lighters and three lip glosses and it all so comes with a gel eye liner which is brilliant.

      the mascara is good if you like to have natural looking eyes. i didnt use the mascara because i prefer to have darker and bigger lashes but is good for just incase you run out of your mascara and cant afford to buy a new one.

      the sheer cover face wash and lotion is good if you dont have sensative skin like it do. it makes my skin quite dry.

      it is all well worth the money. it isnt expensive if you buy the set but if you buy everything separte its really expensive so i would recommend anyony to get the the set.
      you get a set ever month for about year and then it stops and if you wish you could contact them to renew your contract with them. its really simple. its a free phone number which you can find on their website which is www.sheercover.co.uk .

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      11.03.2011 19:06

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      Do not buy from the website

      I ordered this product for a friend so this review is more for those of you who are planning to buy on the Sheer Cover website. Be very careful.

      When you click on the "I agree to terms and conditions" you are not merely buying the product and end of story - they send you consignments which arrive every 60 days which you haven't ordered and they debit your account. They claim that in the small print on the website it claims that if you buy a product you subscribe on an ongoing basis!

      I surprisingly received a package through the post with a note stating that they had deducted nearly £70 from my credit card. I and got hold of them and they told me that I had inadvertently ordered it by agreeing to terms and conditions! They promised to refund the money if I sent the consignment back but at my own expense and they would not refund £6 for postage (when it was sent to me). For something that I did not order? I have already contacted watchdogs and instructed my credit card company to refund me the money. Sheer Cover should be ashamed of themselves.

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      10.01.2011 03:53
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      Sheer Cover offers a lot of free items that may be useful when ordering the starter kit

      I have severly dry skin and I'm extremely sensitive to foundations of all kinds. I only wear foundation or makeup on special occasions and not on a daily basis. I was looking for a product that wouldn't cause acne and that wouldn't give too much of a heavy application as I'm more of a natural girl.

      After watching the infomercial I thought this would be perfect for me so I ordered the product. First off I had several problems with Customer Service when it tried to prevent them from automatically sending a supply every 3 months since a 1 month supply would last me several months because I only planned to wear it on special occasions. This nearly made me cancel all together but I was really interested in the product so I went ahead with my order.

      I was so excited after recieving the package in the mail and I must admit the starter kit provides you with ALOT of products and is an excellent deal for the price.

      I wasn't really happy with the product though. It first of all made the dry patches on my skin appear more obvious and gave my skin an overall ashy appearance around the corners of my nose. Also, I felt a burning sensation about these dry spots due to the product irritating my skin, which I though mineral foundations weren't supposed to do. My face was red after removing the powders. I haven't used the powder since.

      I do still use the concelers with other foundations and powders and I absolutely loved the brushes that came with the product which is why I didn't return the product for a refund.

      I gave the free cleaser that came with the package to my mother and she loves it...

      Overall, I wouldn't purchase the product again but I did find use out of some items I received in the package.

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      21.09.2010 19:23
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      try it as it does seem to work for some people

      ok firstly i love sheer cover but it has its faults ill start with the faults 1# dosent stay on my nose properly if its cold outside 2#if i try to cover a spot with the concealer it makes the spot worse the next day. 3#the cleanser it comes with DO NOT USE its dries out skin badly. There the only faults that sheer cover has apart from those its quite good at covering the rest of the face even blemishes,the brushes it comes with are good and so are the little lip glosses.the concealer is good for under eyes but as i said before not good on certian types of spots,one of the main reasons i will continue to buy sheer cover is because it DOES cover acne scarring and it would look completly natural apart from it coming off the nose making me have flawless skin but red shiny nose,mabye its just me so give it a shot as it has good and bad points.as for the nose problem i have with it after i have applied i know speay a little bit of hair spray to help it stay on lol.

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        13.08.2010 22:03
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        over all its a good makeupset.

        After seeing the commercials for Sheer Cover I'm sure many women are wondering about it. Make sure and read the comments posted by other women before you purchase.I wouldn't recommend Sheer Cover for fair, sensitive or dry skin. I ordered the light starter kit which had loads of products. Mascara, brushes, 2 concealer colors, face wash, lotion and 2 colors of foundation. The fragrance of both was very strong and after applying both burned my skin . I have not since tried a new mineral foundation. I use Este Lauder Double Wear in Shell. I just used the lightest foundation, the other fair color is more of an orange shade. I still turned a slight orange shade after applying the foundation. The foundation is very heavy and felt very dry. lastly
        The other things I want to know before buying this or any skin care products are the ingredients and if it is cruelty free and it's good to see environmentally friendly packaging. I checked out Sheer Cover through their website.I really liked the ultra-light set, and my experience with their customer service absolutely blew me away .

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        17.02.2010 04:03

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        great product and would not be without it

        I am 30 years old mixed race woman with reasonably good skin. so i have never felt the need to so, have never worn makeup except for lipstick. That and i did not have a clue on what to buy, colour i need, how to do it etc.. so i just never bothered. I also have never liked the heavy makeup look on woman where its obvious they are wearing it. However as got older my skin looks less youthful. I had been thinking of trying something just did not know what and how to go about it. I had seen the infomercial for sheer cover a few times and considered it but never called to place an order. it was only when i saw the informercial one early morning ( when there was a promotion for free post and packaging) that i picked up the phone and ordered. it arrived about 8 days later. it was packed well and first impressions were good. I then put on the instructional cd that comes and it showed step by set of what to do. The basics was great but as the tutorial progressed, I was a little annoyed that it was showing me how to do things with products that had not come with the pack. You had to order to buy them with a phone number at the bottom of the screen. Well i did not order any addition stuff as i was thinking 'the cheek' After i set to trying my sheer cover, it is a bit fiddly mixing the powder at first but when you get use to it its wonderful and i would recommend it. It enhances my face, it feels and looks like im wearing nothing. I get compliments all the time. It has really sparked a desire in me for makeup and products because i feel so good. Id just like to say you don't need the additional stuff you do get everything you need.

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        16.01.2010 16:57
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        Worth a try

        I was up early one morning with my baby and I sat down on the sofa, turned the telly on and Filmfour were advertsing this mineral make up called "Sheer Cover". It was claimed to be totally natural, wonderful for your skin and provides flawless cover.

        How exciting!

        You can imagine my excitement when I opened a whole box of sheer cover make up at Christmas!

        The foundation is like every other powder out there on the market. It's light and if you shake the box too much it goes absolutely everywhere! There are "light reflectors" in the foundation that make your skin look more vibrant and lively. It is easy to blend in and doesn't make you look "orange".

        The concealer is about as useful as an umbrella on a sunny day. You might as well dab some water on your blemishes, because it doesn't seem very effective at hiding blemishes! Not at all!

        Also, if you have dry skin, it's the same old problems you would have with any other powder. Your skin becomes ever more dry and the makeup looks patchy.

        The lipsticks taste disgusting. But they're not food, so I'll forgive them for that. I like the selection and they stay on for hours at a time - which is always a plus. They don't dry out your lips either which is handy too.

        I used my sheer cover make up and was mostly pleased with the results. It DOES provide a nice shine and youthful glow to your complexion and it does feel much lighter than any other make up.

        There is one downside.

        Sheer cover gave me spots!! I'm still suffering from the blemishes that sheer cover caused me. Why? Because it DOES clog up your pores and hey, maybe that's the conspiracy. Maybe they want you to get bad skin so you become dependant on the stuff. Anyway I've stopped using it because I hate having bad skin.

        Conclusion is, well, test it for yourself. It may not affect your skin like it did mine. If you don't break out with it, then it is well worth the pennies.

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          17.10.2009 16:26
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          GOOD PRODUCT

          There are several foundations on the market. Tinted Moisturizer, Mousse or Whipped Foundation, Liquid Foundation, Cream-to-Powder Foundation and Minerals the choice is endless. It's important for women and in some cases men, to find the perfect foundation for their skin type and color in order to get their skin looking its best, without causing break outs and dry patches.

          Mineral powder foundations are becoming more and more popular, in fact most people now own a mineral powder foundation at home and some even use it daily rather than using a liquid or cream to powder foundation. Why as mineral powder foundations become so popular? Well it's pretty much obvious in the name. Mineral powder foundations contain many vital minerals that improve your skins condition helping it to become spot free and feeding it minerals that are from the earth that feel lightweight and look totally natural.



          Sheer cover is an exceptional mineral powder foundation, in fact probably one of the best in the market. Although, some people find mineral powder foundations difficult to apply. Liquid foundations and crème to powder foundations seem to apply more easily using your fingertips, brush or a sponge and blend it around your face. However, the mineral powder foundations although you can blend them around your face using a brush it feels quite odd at first applying a foundation using a brush very similar to a blusher brush all the way around your face, it is harder to blend and also more time consuming as liquid foundations rub well into the skin and are more smooth then powder.

          Sheer cover mineral foundation prices vary. I purchased this product for £12.99 on Bizrate however, some people purchase the product in a package which include brush sets and other useful tools theres a lot on information on the Sheer cover website about this deal.

          Don't let this put you off however, as the Sheer cover foundation does provide a wonderful coverage and lasts for a long period of time, less is more definitely applies with this product you only need a small amount of powder per application which can save a lot of money in the long run!
          The sheer cover foundation caters for people who have troubled skin and want to cover birthmarks, acne, broken blood capillary etc. As I said before what makes this product so "special" is the fact that it is made up of minerals, it's a very natural product so those who do have troubled skin don't need to worry that there make-up is making it worse.


          Most foundations look like a mask, they look very thick and cakey. However, The natural minerals contained in Sheer Cover lay are lightweight, and leave your skin looking natural but at the same time it covers all imperfections on the skin so your skin just looks like it's naturally that great.

          Sheer Cover Mineral Makeup has a wonderful return policy so if you buy the foundation and decide that it's not for you, either it doesn't cover your imperfections well or doesn't make your skin look as good as you expected then you don't need to worry as you can return the product to the sheer cover team and get your money back.
          Overall, this product is a good coverage mineral powder foundation which is especially great for those who have bad skin or are prone to break outs. I really like this product however I do prefer liquid foundations and I'm always in a rush in the morning so I need a foundation that can be applied in a few minutes. I would recommend this definitely though, and if I wasn't in such a rush in the mornings I would definitely buy this product again.

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            05.10.2009 14:47
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            Gorgeous value for money cosmetics that will make you feel like a movie star!

            The first thing you will notice when you order this product from the TV is that you get a lot for your money. You receive a box with a lovely ribbon tied organza bag in it, and all of your products plus the bonus gifts too. The product started out as Scar coverage make up in the USA, so if you have a troublesome spot, be sure this stuff will cover it, without making you look like you have a concealer cake on your face.

            What you get:

            You receive 2 pots of mineral foundation in a complimenting shade to your skin tone (which you should have discussed with the representative on the phone). You get a duo concealer in two shades which again will match your skin tone and the pack you have selected. There is a brown/black mascara, a cleanser and a moisturiser. Your bonus gifts will be a set of make up brushes, a small colour compact, a lip-to-lid 6 days 6 ways sampler card in Bronze, and an instructional DVD.

            Plan:

            Whilst you are on the phone they may ask you to join 'the plan' I did this and I was very pleased. I get a new supply of the product every 90 days (or less frequent if I choose to change it like when money's tight for example). The payments come out each month, and because you pay monthly for a 3 monthly supply, I don't miss it - however, it is a big commitment - you can actually cancel at anytime, but don't feel pressured in to getting it if it isn't for you. It is good though, because they offer a 60 day money back guarantee, so you can just try your first lot, if you don't like it, send it back and they will refund you, even if you have used all or part of the products. If you choose to return it, you get to keep your bonus gifts too which is a fantastic offer.

            The Products:

            Cleanser: this is very natural and gentle and suitable for most skin types. It is comforting and contains lots of nice essential oils to cleanse any make up off your face. You only need a tiny bit. It leaves your skin very soft, with hardly a need to moisturise
            Moisturiser: only use a tiny bit, but ensure you do use it on any dry patches, as you do not want the mineral powder to settle in to this areas and look cakey
            Concealer: use a mixture of applicators - small for precise areas, large for general cross hatching (see DVD), and your fingers to melt it into cracks and creases (sides of the nose and mouth for example
            Mineral Foundation: you need to sit in natural light and blend this to your skin tone. It is very easy if you watch the DVD for instructions on how to do so. Once blended, dip the largest brush in to the powder, tap off the excess and using large circles sweep it on to your face. Less is definitely more with this product, if you put a little too much on it can be hard to go back, but by building it up a tiny bit at a time you can barely go wrong. This product is made from minerals naturally in the ground so it is suitable for even the most sensitive skin
            Mascara: this is conditioning and nourishing without compromising on lengthening. It is very natural, which is the whole sense behind the mineral make up
            Brushes: you get 4 'studio' quality brushes. I was a tiny bit disappointed with these as some of the bristles fell out, but they are lovely brushes, and remember they are free - the Customer Services of Sheer Cover will replace them though if you are not happy with them
            Colour Pallette: this is a tiny trial size of some other Sheer Cover products which you can buy from their catalogue if you wish at a later date. There are highlighters (try using in the corners of your eyes or on your lips mixed with lip gloss), lip glosses and a cream eyeliner, which is so easy to use compared to liquid eyeliners or pencils.
            Lip to Lip Sampler Card: this is 6 'dots' of highlighter to sample. It is really versatile and you can use it literally from your lips to your lids, even on your décolleté. It comes in Peach, Pink or Bronze and the sample card is in Bronze which is the most popular colour, although I much prefer the peach as I am quite fair skinned.
            DVD: WATCH IT, it is annoying and cheesy, but it has loads of hints and tips on there for application, such as cross hatching method of applying concealer.

            Everything else:

            You get all of the above, which is classed as a 30 day supply for £29.95 plus £5.95 postage and packaging, it arrives within about 2 weeks, but they do tell you to allow up to a month for delivery. So if your in a rush, you can't get it quicker. You can return the product within 60 days, as I have mentioned, but you have to foot the delivery. If you return it within 7 days, you can send it back free, just ask for the freepost address. Customer Services are really good, they will even tell you how to use the product, as they are trained beauty experts. It's a fab follow up service and I really feel valued whenever I call them up.

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            22.04.2009 01:18
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            Preserving beauty without preservatives - mineral make-up

            Mineral make up are the buzz words at the moment. Wherever you go, whatever you watch, there is bound to be someone raving about the advantages of pure mineral make up.

            For the longest time I favoured Max Factor, don't ask me why, my skin just seemed to like it despite being rather sensitive to almost all soap, creams or foundations. But over the last year or so I changed my opinion. I decided to try the new revolution of mineral make up and ordered from a number of companies, Bare Escentuals (who actually have a small booth in Selfridges on London's Oxford Street) and UK based Lily Lolo. I was fairly happy with both companies for a while, happily mixing products to make them fit my skin and lifestyle.

            One night, unable to sleep I watched a couple of infomercials on one of the satellite channels. And this is how I discovered Sheer Cover® Mineral Makeup. The spokesperson for this line of make-up seems to be American television personality Leeza Gibbons (I know her name and face but can't place her in anything). Leeza had actress Alyssa Milano as a guest in the studio with her explaining the product when I saw it.

            Of course, infomercials are there to sell you products but for the first time ever I was almost tempted to phone up there and then to order the product. What I saw on screen was what I was after, simplicity perfected. It seemed that Sheer Cover® Mineral Makeup was the next step up from Bare Escentuals which sometimes left my skin looking a little blotchy. If the product only delivered half of what it promised I would be delighted.

            After reading up online about Sheer Cover® Mineral Makeup I decided to take the plunge and order online.


            === How to order ===

            There are only two ways of ordering, by calling the telephone number on the TV screen or check out www.sheercover.co.uk (there is a US version but I doubt they will allow you to order even though it would be cheaper - they seem to take pounds for dollars so the price seems to be like for like even if the exchange rate isn't plus they offer free shipping on their products - why do UK customers always seem to lose out).

            I don't know how easy the telephone ordering service is but I am sure you will be able to talk to efficient people who will separate you from your hard earned cash if you are willing to spend. I prefer online ordering and after checking out what I could get for my money, opted for the 30 day introductory kit at £29.95 plus p&p charged at £5.95.

            There is the deluxe kit for £59.85 plus p&p but I wasn't going to spend that amount on a product I wasn't sure about. I was sure I would know after a month if I liked Sheer Cover® Mineral Makeup or not and didn't want to spend twice the amount in case I didn't like it (no matter if the pots were a lot bigger, if I didn't like it, it would still be money wasted.)

            Of course, if you don't like the product, just pack everything up and send it back - their 60 day guarantee allows you to return the products, even if you used all the product. They will not refund p&p so you will lose out on postage.

            I opted for the medium shade as it appeared to be closest to my natural skin colour and from what I read it was the best one for me. I have read and heard from customers who had very light/fair skin and found even the lightest foundation too dark.


            === Introducing the Introductory Kit ===

            A few days after ordering you will receive your package via courier. The innocent looking white box contains a treasure trove of beauty delights, beautifully wrapped in a see-through white ribbon tied bag. What you will find when you untie the sheer bag is:

            2 x Mineral Foundation in two shades (1.5g each) - (in the shade of your preference, light, medium, tan or dark)

            Duo Concealer in two shades (1.5g) - ( will allow you to mix two creamy colours to match your skin tone closest to your own to cover up blemishes, to conceal and cover up)

            Extra-Length Mascara (4ml)

            Conditioning Cleanser (60ml)

            Nourishing Moisturiser with SPF15 (30ml)

            BONUS GIFTS

            4 Studio Quality Makeup Brushes (not unlike the Bare Escentuals kit you receive A concealer, foundation and contouring brush but my guess it's made from animal fur and I react badly to it, have to use my own synthetic brushes to avoid red spots and blotches)

            Sheer Colour® Compact (travel brush with powder compartment for on the go touch ups - very poor quality brush, constantly losing hairs from the brush, not well made at all)

            6 days, 6 ways Lip to Lid Highlighter Sampler Card (a compact with brush and different lip gloss and eye shadows)

            Sheer Cover® Tips & Tricks DVD (showing you how to apply the make-up, also included is brochure with more items from the range)


            === Making the best of what you've got ===

            Unless you have used mineral make-up before, I would suggest to actually watch the DVD that comes with the package. It will tell you all the basics as well as tips and tricks how to apply the product. Unlike ordinary make up, it does take some getting used to, in particular to get the shades just right and making sure that the product is not too light or too dark. The DVD gives you step by step instructions.

            Sheer Cover® was not the first mineral make-up I used so I was fully aware of what I needed to do, how to mix the two shades and how to apply with the supplied brushes - or in my case, use my own brushes to avoid any problems with flare ups and over sensitivity to some animal hair based brushes.

            The mineral foundations arrive in two sifter pots and it is suggested to use the lids of the pots to mix your foundation in. This is all fine and well if the lids are of a larger size. The introductory offer only has small pots so swirling the brushes in the lids is often counterproductive and you are likely to brush the powder out of the lids and onto the floor. I use an old lid from a compact powder that I still have to mix the foundation to mimic my own skin shade.

            At the beginning with new brushes you will notice that you need more powder than the advertised amounts (of very little). Once the brushes are sufficiently full with powder you will notice that 'a little goes a very long way'.

            The instructions say to swirl the brush in the powder, then tap on the edge of the lid to get rid of the excess, then starting either at the chin and working your way around your face, or starting at the nose and working your way out, you start applying the Sheer Cover®.

            I have to admit, the first couple of times I was not impressed and I was glad I didn't try it before going out for the evening but one quiet morning with nothing else to do. It took me a couple of days before I managed to get the perfect mix of the two shades and found that using my synthetic small kabuki brush was the perfect vessel to apply and build up the foundation.

            Don't be fooled when the show you on television that just by lightly sweeping your foundation brush over your face you will cover all imperfections and you will look flawless and airbrushed. You have to slowly build up the layers and while it takes a good few minutes as a beginner, once you have the hang of it will be a short process and I can now apply perfect make-up in under a minute. Also, you will have to work the minerals into your skin which means you have to apply some pressure even though you might resist it at the beginning, believe me, the results are so much better.

            The result, however, when you get it right, is sheer perfection. The powder will ever so slightly turn into a creamy substance and will cover and camouflage a multitude of imperfections.

            I have sensitive skin that is still prone to the occasional outbreak of spots. However, since using Sheer Cover® I have not experienced flare ups.
            There is no need to use a finishing powder of any kind, my skin look perfect without it and there is no need for touch ups during the day. The only time I do add an extra layer - or apply fresh - is when I am going out and need to look fresh.

            My skin looks fresh and natural without 'demarcation lines' where liquid make up shows or clogged up pores.


            === It's not all gold that glitters ===

            Experiencing almost flawless skin does not come cheap. When you order your first delivery you will automatically be added to the club and every three months you will receive top ups through the post costing you £59.95 plus p&p. If you wish to spread the cost you can pay in three equal instalments.

            I contacted their customer service the moment I received an email alerting me that my follow up parcel was ready. I explained that is used so little that I still had more than enough to last me for another month and I asked them to hold the 'deluxe' three months supply for another month. They were happy to do that and before the end of the second month I got another email alerting me that my parcel was due to be dispatched.

            Not everybody can use mineral make up and it is hard to find the perfect mix of colours, in particular if you only have two to play with, sometimes you may need more than that. I happily mix Sheer Cover® and Bare Escentuals to get the perfect colour, although the latter often dries out my skin so I do not use too much of it. I also have to be very careful not to mix it with products from the Lily Lolo range as they make my skin look like I applied talc.


            === Ingredients ===

            Sheer Cover® Mineral Makeup contains

            Active Ingredients: Boron Nitride, Bisabolol, Aspalathus Linearis Leaf Extract, May Contain (+/-): Zinc Oxide, Bismuth Oxychloride, Titanium Dioxide, Mica, Iron Oxides.

            It does not contain contain oils, perfumes, dyes or talc.


            Sheer Cover® Mineral Makeup is part of the Guthy-Renker group

            Established in 1988, Guthy-Renker is today one of the world's largest direct response television companies with sales of more than $1.8 Billion per year and an average annual growth rate of 25% over the last 10 years.

            Originally launched as a television direct marketer by Co-CEOs Bill Guthy and Greg Renker, the independently-owned, vertically-integrated company has since broadened its focus into every area of electronic retailing, making quality products available to U.S. and international consumers through broadcast television, cable and satellite, as well as internet, telemarketing, direct mail, and retail channels.

            © http://www.guthy-renker.com


            === Customer dis-service ===

            I was happy for a while but lately things have gone horribly wrong. I had postponed a delivery by a month and instead of taking the money in instalments as I had requested, they took the lot. Suddenly missing £65.00 from your account when you expected no more than £25.00 was a bit of a shock.

            Sending an email to the address on the Sheer Cover® website had it bounce back unanswered - in Swedish (a language I actually still speak fairly well). I called customer service, again freephone number is an advantage, and was told that they never send follow up emails confirming changes, it is up to the customer to remember who they spoke to and what was said. I work in customer services myself and we have to follow up changes in writing if there is time, or by phone all if time is too short.

            What Sheer Cover® are doing is hide behind their terms & conditions when you talk to them. They are inflexible and their standard answer is "it's all on the website" or "it tells you on the back of the invoice".

            I understand that I have to make sure that I remember things but it's human to forget and if a company doen't bother to update files properly then it is a receipe for disaster.

            If I pay a premium I expect premium service. In the USA they offer free delivery (UK p&p is £5.95). The USA deliver via FED EX within 5-7days, in the UK you have to wait up to 28 day although delivery is normally within 14 days)

            I told the customer service person that I would refuse the parcel and expect a full refund including p&p. As much as I like the product, I really do not like to be taken for a ride.



            © Tempus_Fugit/Teena2003

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              10.11.2008 13:02
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              approach with caution

              I ordered the 'special offer' sheer cover kit and the first thing that impressed me was just how much product I got for my money. It really was a bargain and gave me the opportunity to test out a range of their products without spending an absolute fortune. The products themselves were also impressive - the mineral foundation was amazing and being able to blend and customize my own shade was an added bonus. It does give 'sheer cover' and leaves the skin glowing even after the make up has been pulled off. I believe this is due to the mineral content of the product which is actually good for the skin. The concealer was outstanding and honestly one of the best I have ever used, as was the concealer brush. Once again you were provided with a 'duo' concealer which meant having 2 shades to play with and blend together to create the perfect colour for your own skin. This product alone was worth the money, as I have never before or since found anything to match it. The lip gloss and eyeshadow pallete is adorable with lovely muted tones that can be used as highlighters also - very convenient, hanbag size. Not to mention the moisturiser and cleanser that is thrown in and the travel version of their foundation brush.

              There were a few disappointments though - the mascara was watery and too light for me and didn't create any impact once applied. Though this is down to personal taste.
              The brushes supplied to mix, blend and apply the mineral foundation were no way near as 'soft' as the promo ad would have the customer believe and I had to send mine back due to the bristles falling out - I was provided with another brush but still was not happy with it as I found the bristles harsh against the skin.

              Here is the biggest disappointmnet of all - I had ordered just ONE sheer cover kit and when asked by the operator if I would like to make regular payments in order to receive regular, monthly shipments I stated quite clearly NO because I wanted to see if I liked the product first - fair enough.
              However, much to my dismay, Sheer Covers' company that handles payment - Guthy Renker - decided to completely ignore my refusal and decided to withdraw more money from my account, without my permission, for products I had NOT ordered. This left me furious and I was very quick to deal with the matter. They apologised and refunded my account in full and sent me a free gift which was nice. However, they really lost my confidence as a consumer and despite loving the majority of their products I will not be making any further purchases with them.
              So be warned if you are thinking of buying this starter kit.

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                24.06.2008 17:19
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                Its a perfect gift and a wonder thing to own.

                Ok this make up product is actually the most perfect thing on the planet. Its gental easy to apply its all very natural and its very affordable. I have being buying Sheer Cover for almost a year and a half its so good i cant get enough.

                Its so good for covering up acne, birthmarks, tattoos, red patch's. The mineral powder its so concentrated and you only need a small amount because with this a little goes such a long way. Its light and when i wear it its like i dont even have make up on. You get two colours. The one i have is buff and latte and you can custome blend them to match your skin tone if either one is to dark or light. You can get all differnt powders its a brilliant little investment.

                You also get a duo concealer wich is superb its soft and has brilliant coverage its 2 colours dark and light and you can also custome blend these there perfect for dark circles and red spots all sorts.

                The moisteriser cream and face wash that come with it are so gental and refreshing and they have cleared my skin up and there perfume free.

                The colour pallet you get with the set is also a beautiful little contraption its got 3 beautiful lip gloss's 3 beautiful hight lighters that are very flattering and then the cream eye liner thats perfect for smokey eyes or just abit of definition.

                Then you have the lovely mascara that has something in it that conditioners for your hair have to prevent breakage of your eye lash's its a beautiful colour between black and brown so its not to harsh and not to soft and very natural.. and makes ur eye lash's look long and your eyes to appear much larger.

                You get a small tester of bronzers and on the back of each one it says something you can do with each.. you get 6 all together and there perfect. Especially to give the illusion of natural sun kissed skin or even cheek high lighter.

                Then you get 4 brush's poweder brush, blender, precision applicator and a travel brush for people on the go or to save you carrying all your powders with you. If you have custome blend'd them then this is perfect so you dont have to keep doing it. The brush's are all very soft and gental on your skin.

                You also get a book-let and a dvd to show you how to apply it and tips n trick to help you out to a more out going you.

                It can take abit of time to get use to doing as the powder is very concentrated and aslo it can get very fustrating if you do it rong and you look like you've caked it on. But thats really the only downfall or it could just be me.

                Id recomend to buy this product because it really doea as it says.. let the real you shine throught its quick easy and its really really natural a perfect buy.

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              • Product Details

                For a flawless look use Sheer Cover / The minerals make imperfections invisible without the thick, cakey finish /