Posts Tagged ‘watercolour blush’
When I was at UMAe a few months ago, I bumped into Daniel who spontaneously decided to do a quick smokey eye look for the day time.
I’ve had Daniel’s eyeshadow quads sitting in my drawer for a while (I’m sorry, Daniel!) but at the weekend, I finally got round to having a play with them for an easy-peasy smokey look.
Before I talk about the actual make-up, it must be said that the cases for these quads are the best I’ve come across in a long while. They’re solid, feel secure and shut firmly. You’d never have to worry about these babies flying open.
Aesthetically they are very pleasing with Daniel’s initials stamped on one of the eyeshadows – adds a nice touch! I remember Daniel telling me about the amount of tweaking that had to be done before he was happy with the final design.
The two sets of quads I used are Beyond Sunset, a combination of Sunny (gold), Sand (beige), Stone (grey) and Cocoa (dark brown), and Scandal At Midnight which featyres Desire (lilac grey), Wicked (black), Pure (white) and Dream (Glitter).
The shadows are silky smooth and easy to blend and they can can be applied wet for a bold look or dry for subtle results.
There is a third quad too – Beauty Eye – and each one is priced at a very reasonable £28. If you’re looking for an alternative to the Naked palette, then look no further for this offering from Daniel. Sometimes, less is more.
For swatches on these or to buy direct, visit www.danielsandler.com.
A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting make-up artist Daniel Sandler. One product I’ve heard great things about is his Watercolour Fluid Blusher. Watercolours reminds me of my art lessons which was my favourite thing to do in art classes so the idea of watercolours for the face sounded great.
But what ones would I try? There are 10 shades in total. Daniel suggested ‘Spicey’ would be perfect for my skin tone. It’s a lovely peachy pink shade that gives me an instant warm glow. It is a very runny liquid (well its name should suggest that) to work with but it is easy to get to grips with. The first thing I was fascinated with though was the glimmering shimmer.
It is silicone based oil free formulation (so it doesn’t clog pores and suits every skin type) and is water resistant too. I can confirm this as I went swimming and the blusher hadn’t budged after 40 lengths.
I used a stippling brush by Real Techniques to dab the blush on the apples of my cheeks. I’ve tried it with my fingers as well. You just need a couple of drops for instant radiance and it is easy to build up the desired look you want. It also very light to wear, sets with your foundation effortlessly and fine to wear on its own as I’ve often done so.
I’m going to be bridesmaid for one of my best friend’s wedding this coming weekend in Scotland and I will definitely be taking the watercolour blush with me.
Daniel Sandler’s Watercolour Fluid Blusher costs £14.50 for 15ml. To find out more about Daniel’s make-up range and to buy online, visit www.danielsandler.com.