Today I will be reviewing the Daniel Sandler Watercolour blush in Gentle. I've had this for a while after receiving it in a swap on BBS but haven't reviewed it yet as the shade name has rubbed off so I wasn't sure of the name till now. I believe this is quite a hyped product and something I wanted to try out thinking it would be perfect for my dry skin. You can find this on the Daniel Sandler website or FeelUnique for £14.50 and it comes in 9 shades.
It comes in a little bottle, you unscrew the black lid and squeeze the product out of the nozzle. You need to shake the bottle before use as the product can separate inside due to the water based formula. It's similar to how the MAC face & body works.
The swatch looks very dark and scary here. More foundation like than a subtle blush but it is a very heavy swatch so don't be fooled my dears.
It has quite an orange tone to it but it doesn't look orange on my cheeks when it is blended in. Although you can't see it in the picture I recently noticed that when the product is applied sheerly and thoroughly blended, you can see little shimmers.
I use my fingers to dot it on my cheeks and rub it in a bit. I find when I use my ELF stippling blush to blend it in the product spreads over a bigger area than I would like. Daniel Sandler has a synthetic waterbrush specifically for this which looks fantastic & retails for £15.50.
I rubbed in the swatch that was on my hand and tried to wash it off but it just wouldn't budge. The claims of being water resistant I have found are very true. As you can see once its rubbed in, it gives a nice subtle flush to the skin. However, you can also build it up for the more daring among us.
|I found it so hard to take an accurate picture - in pictures it doesn't look as visible as real life. The dots of colour in the first photo are a stark contrast to the heavy swatch above.|
BARGAIN ALERT - I have just found a fantastic offer on the Daniel Sandler website. If you buy the watercolour blush in charm a donation will go to a Cancer Research charity AND you get the waterbrush absolutely free! How awesome is that? I am tempted that's for sure. Take a look at the duo in action over at strawberryblondebeauty.com.
I am so glad I have this as part of my blusher collection. It's very different to any other formula that is available on the market. When applied lightly it gives a glowy subtle flush to the cheeks. I would love to try one of the other shades or the creme rouge formula and although the product lasts forever and is worth the £14.50 price tag, I sadly can't justify that expense just yet. I'm not entirely sure how the more oily skinned among us feel about it but I thoroughly love it!
Before I go I'll leave you with a fantastic review of these blushers by Charlotte from lipglossiping. She has some absolutely gorgeous swatches and for once I haven't left you with a decent 'on face' swatch so you can check out Charlotte's swatches instead. Also I suggest you follow the man himself on Twitter as he genuinely is really nice and takes the time to reply to any tweets :)
Till next time...Toodles! :)