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Daniel Sandler’s Watercolour Fluid Blusher is one of those products everyone should own. It’s a cult classic, in fact it’s Daniel’s hero product and there isn’t anything else quite like it.

Dabbing a drop on each cheek before blending it in, gives a lovely, luminous glow to the complexion that doesn’t fade or budge and a little bit truly goes a long way.

The watery formula (which is silicone-free) contains Vitamin E and Jojoba to nourish and enhance skin, and is a welcome alternative to powder and cream. The blusher is also versatile enough to be blended with other shades as well as layered on for a more intense colour. Mama Shaikh who has terribly dry skin loves this.

So yeah, where was I? Oh right, Daniel’s new Watercolour Blush. It’s called Joy, it’s a girly pastel pink with a subtle shimmer and £5 from every bottle sold goes straight to Macmillan Cancer Support. When you think that a bottle costs £15.50, that’s almost a third going to a cause we all feel very strongly about.


Truthfully I steer clear of pastel pinks but Joy gives my skin tone a natural flush of colour, almost as if my cheeks have been pinched but in a nice way – not like when your aunty or uncle would pull too hard. I’ve also mixed Joy with my favourite Watercolour Fluid Blusher, Spicey which makes for a warm peach.

Any way, this is Joy on its own in natural daylight (before I went to work) and in artificial light (but without flash):

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Crap. I look like a blow-fish. And I went a bit crazy with Joy in the second picture. (I was knackered, OK? And if you can get past the blow-fish thing then you’re very kind.)

Joy is limited edition – in fact only 300 bottles have been made so if you want to grab a one-off, you’d better get your skates on. I ordered mine directly from Daniel’s website so perhaps that figure is closer to 299 instead.

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Weddings are fun but big fat Asian weddings are something else – bold, bright and larger than life. I make no apologies for being bias here – Asian weddings blow other nuptials out of the water. Outfits are colourful and sparkly and make-up and hair is on the point.

This Easter I saw my friend tie the knot and it was a privilege to be part of the momentous occasion. Good food, cake and everyone – and I mean everyone (aunties and uncles the most!) – was on the dance floor before the main course had been served.


I bought my dress from a designer called Aamir Baig in Karachi, which I absolutely love. I was a tad nervous about what to do with my make-up because it had to compliment the outfit and that meant bold eyes and lips. I was worried that with one false move I would look like a tranny.

My beloved Hourglass liquid lipstick Icon served as the perfect red shade. Daniel Sandler’s Watercolour Fluid Blusher in Glamour added a flush of colour to the cheeks and Illamasqua’s Gleam in Aurora acted as a highlighter. For the base, I went for Illamasqua’s Skin Base in No12 in partnership with Hydra Veil.

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For the eyes I blended Avon’s Supershock Gel Eyeliner in black along the lash line and outer corners, Illamasqua’s Precision Gel Liner in Infinity on the lash line, Inglot’s Eyeliner Gel in gold (No 95) as a base on the lids and packed the Body Shop’s Colour Crush eyeshadow in Gorgeous Gold on top with the dark brown shade from Daniel Sandler’s Beyond Sunset quad blended in the crease. I also added a tiny bit of Illamasqua’s Liquid Metal in Surge in the inner corners.


Finally I finished off with Eylure Naturalites lashes (No 161). I can only apologise as one seems to be making a break for freedom in the picture below. Do forgive me, this was taken at the end of the evening after nine hours wear and a drive back from Southampton to London:


The sad thing is I don’t get to play around with make-up and bold looks as much as I used. This wedding injected some fun back into what make-up should be about and I have realised I must make more time for it. Who knows, I might share some more looks on the blog…