Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Flushed and blushed: Daniel Sandler Watercolour Crème Rouge in Hot Pink

So, I totally need to start this post by bringing back an old phrase of mine (that I like to believe I coined, but I probably didn't) - MAJOR GOLLUM EYES at this new Daniel Sandler Watercolour Crème Rouge blush in Hot Pink.* I'd be tempted to call it a fuchsia, but let's not be too picky.

Daniel Sandler blush in Hot Pink - and swatched!
I've been loving cream blush textures recently, there's something so satisfyingly easy and pre-schooly about the dab and smear fingerpainting technique I can use to apply them. No effort, just dot on (perhaps with less aplomb than an over-enthusiastic small child wielding some paint) and then diffuse outwards… Doesn't saying diffuse make it sound a bit more adult? All the same, it's still fingerpainting for the face. Unless you use a brush like an adult, but I kind of enjoy the dab and smear.

Daniel Sandler blushes are a bit of a thing of mine. I first fell in love with the Watercolour Blush, those amazing just-add-one-drop-and-stand-well-back blushes which blend so smoothly to a translucent all-day finish. I didn't think I'd need to look any further than that because I kind of felt like I'd found one of those rare, perfect products, but then I was unexpectedly introduced to my first Crème Rouge, a gorgeous peach shade, and had to kind of admit they were pretty great, despite the unfancy no-frills packaging.  I am actually a huge fan of unnecessarily fancy packaging, but we'll let it slide.

Usual pretentious expression - and Hot Pink on the cheeks :)
Daniel Sandler's new Watercolour offering is this Crème Rouge in Hot Pink, a bright blue-based fuchsia colour which delivers colour in the form of a lovely great big whack. It blends fluidly like its liquid sister product to deliver a sweet, youthful flush over the apples of the cheeks with a cream-to-powder finish (I LOVE!) which lasts all day. It takes a little warming up, but was smooth and non-greasy and kind of gives an almost stain kind of blush - just a peep of the skin's natural texture. This one is for the sweet-toothed. Daniel Sandler's Watercolour Crème Rouge in Hot Pink is available from the Urban Retreat Beautique for £15.50.

* This was provided as a PR sample. All opinions are my own and are completely honest.

25 comments:

  1. Love it! And that lip color... to die for! If only Daniel Sandler sold his make-up in the US as well...

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I've ordered some of his products from Escentual in the past. Very good service :)

      Delete
  2. I definitely need this blusher! And whatever beautiful lipstick you're wearing.

    ♥ Jessica

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. That lipstick is the humble Revlon Cherries in the Snow, and if you don't have it yet - where have you been?! :)

      Delete
  3. That blush looks gorgeous and I too love a cream to powder blush. Not tried anything from Daniel Sandler but repeatedly hear good things about it. That lipstick looks lovely on you too. Never got around to checking Cherries in the Snow out, despite the fact it's been raved about for a good 2 or 3 years haha!

    Rebecca x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thanks lovely! Daniel Sandler is a really great makeup brand - fairly low-key and not in your face, but really good at staple products which perform brilliantly :) x

      Delete
  4. I love your eyeliner and lip color (I was going to ask, but now I know--- Cherries in the snow :P). You've tamed the bright colors in such a precise manner--- what a beautiful look!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. thank you Dovey! So sweet <3

      Delete
  5. i haven't tried Daniel sandler products yet, but really want to. The blush looks lovely and so does the lip colour. I think i will pulling out cherries in the snow tomorrow. x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Daniel Sandler products are great - they may not be flashy but consistently deliver on quality every time! x

      Delete
  6. This colour is fantastic..looks gorgeous on you hun.
    Sara xx http://beautifulworldoflennynb.blogspot.ca/

    ReplyDelete
  7. Cheeks and lip combo is just gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. oh thank you! So kind! It was an accident!

      Delete
  8. Cheeks and lip combo is just gorgeous!

    ReplyDelete
  9. I am absolutely in AWE of how incredible your eyeliner looks - the wing is PERFECT *_*

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. well - years of practice! In truth, usually my wings are a little off day-to-day - if I'm just staying in the house I usually can't be bothered to get them perfectly symmetrical! :)

      Delete
  10. This is exactly what im looking for ive got a lipstick in a similar shade which ive used on my cheeks today it works but sure its not good for my skin gta have this x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Oh I hope you like it! It's a fantastic blush :)

      Delete
  11. Super mooie kleur !
    ik volg je trouwens via bloglovin, volg je me terug?xx

    ReplyDelete
  12. it looks amazing - love pink

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. me too! It's such a gorgeous bright shade, I LOVE! I always love a good pink though :)

      Delete
  13. Love this whole look. You are so gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  14. I'm always a tad apprehensive about bright cream blushes but this looks so lovely on you. Oh so tempted to purchase!

    ReplyDelete

I respond to all of your lovely comments, so be sure to check back or subscribe to email follow-ups, particularly if you've asked me a question!

LinkWithin

Related Posts with Thumbnails