Friday, 17 September 2010

The Sher System

Did you know that "Sher" means lion in Punjabi? Well, it does.  And no, I didn't have to Google that, I speak-a the language.  Never let it be said that you don't get an education when you come by here!
I have had this for a fair while now and I (as usual) have many things to say about it.

Firstly, the packaging.  It seems dated to me but then what can you do when a logo was made an age ago and changing it would cause confusion.  The powder could be packaged far better.  It has trademark sifter holes but no trademark sellotape over them.  Thus, when you open it, the puff is already powdery and it just looks messy and like it's already been used.  I assume it hasn't been but you know you assume that when you see cosmetics that look like that.

Secondly, the instructions.  There is a 9 step process re. how to use the products and I think it is a bit overcomplicated but hey, if it works, it's all good.

These products are aimed at those with acne and acne scarring which is something I don't suffer from.  However, I'm sure you can use them as a standard foundation/concealer tag team.

I don't use powder as a basic foundation, I never have.  My mum loves powder and it is the only foundation she uses.  Therefore, she got the powder.

See?  She has abandoned the puff which came with it as she is loving the Revlon foundation brush.  She didn't like this powder.  She said it was nice and smooth but it did make her look patchy (I checked) and she looked like a corpse wearing it.  As I have said before, she is light skinned and we have never known a powder to wash her out like this before.  She only told me very recently that she likes using powder because it makes her skin look matte (she's getting into highlighters at the moment and has been liberated this from my collection) but this powder made her grease up.  My mum being greasy is about as rare as me being matte before I bought this..

I used the under cover cream without mixing it at first (as per usual, I didn't read the instructions).  I quite liked it, it matched in well with my skintone but it did settle in the fine lines under my eyes.  

The bronzing powder looks very scary in the pan, it's is bright brick orange with massive bits of glitter.  It's not that bad when you apply it.  I had to use it with a light hand but it gave me a nice sheen.  It comes in more than one shade so you can choose which will go best with your skintone.  I think it is my standout piece from this set.

This was so hard to photograph and in the end, this was the best of a bad bunch.  I tried to photograph this everywhere, with the flash on and the flash off and it never worked. 

This too, comes in a number of shades and I chose the one which went best with my skintone.  In hindsight, I should have taken a photograph of the colour but for some reason I forgot.  If I have read the leaflet right, you are meant to mix this with the under cover cream which I did after it settled in the fine lines.  I have also used this alone.

On both occassions, it worked well.  When I use it alone, it gives me a "my face but better" look which is always welcomed.  When I use it with the concealer, it keeps the concealer on for longer and doesn't let it settle in the fine lines.

In conclusion, this was a bit hit and miss with me.  The powder was a big no no, the bronzing powder was the biggest yes, the tinted skin enhancer was a big yes (both alone and mixed with the under cover cream) and the under cover cream did a fairly decent job of covering up those pesky dark circles I get under my eyes when I don't get enough sleep.

You can buy the Sher System from here.


  1. i have never heard of this system.. the name is just so random lol.

  2. I'm hearing about this for the first time as well :-/

    but if were in the UK, I would have given it a try. :)

  3. 9 steps is a lot, too many for my lazy self! The bronzing powder looks nice though. x

  4. Oooohhh that bronzing powder looks so want.

  5. Oh and i gave you a blog award !

  6. Hey the bronzing powder looks great!!


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