I’ve been meaning to write this post for some time as I actually grabbed the Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush quite a while back and… Spoiler alert: they’re some of my very favourite blushes, ever.
I’ve heard from so many people that blush is not an essential part of their makeup routine. I couldn’t be more opposite. Blush is a totally essential part of my makeup routine – especially if I am wearing foundation.
I personally find that when I am wearing a foundation that blush is 100% needed to bring my skin back to life, and to make my face look less “flat” toned – you know what I mean?
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush Review
Water Colour Blush Shades:
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Flush:
Flush is a beautiful deep matte pink shade. It’s noted online as being best suited for medium to dark skin tones, but I actually think it’s very wearable on fair skin tones, too.
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Passion:
This blush is described online as a subtle coral shade with silver highlights that best suits medium skin tones. I actually don’t completely agree with this colour summary.
I would say it’s quite a bright coral, and I honestly haven’t noted a strong silver highlight to it. This blush is quite glowy, and it definitely has a sheen to it, but I haven’t really thought of it as silver-toned at all.
I actually shared a bit on this blush in my recent Pantone Colour of the Year Favourites post.
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Glow:
This shade was actually curated by Katie from Beauty and the Boutique and Daniel Sandler. It’s a mixture of a blush and bronzer tone to give a really beautiful bronzy flush to your cheeks.
It has a really beautiful golden sheen to it that really makes your skin look so beautifully glowy.
Cyclopentasiloxane, Isododecane, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Cera Alba (Beeswax), C18-38 Alkyl Hydroxystearoyl Stearate, Disteardimonium Hectorite, Polyethylene, SD Alcohol 40-B and may contain: [+/- Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Iron Oxides CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Carmine CI 75470, Yellow 6 Lake CI 15985, Red 22 Lake CI 45380, Red 28 Lake CI 45410, Red 36 CI 12085, Mica, Silica, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Tin Oxide] May contain carmine as a colour additive.
Why Do I LOVE The Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush So Much?
I have quite dry-prone skin and because of that, I tend to gravitate towards cream or liquid products. Cream and liquid formula products are typically more moisturizing and forgiving to dry skin, and so typically, I find they work best for my skin type.
However, there have been plenty of occasions where I’ve gone too far with cream products and my skin looks oily/greasy. Sometimes all those cream products layered onto one another (think foundation, concealer, then bronzer and blush) just look a little too slick and heavy.
The Daniel Sandler Liquid Blushes are a liquid, but because they are so thin in texture, they do not add any creamy texture to the skin. They are extremely lightweight and really look just like your skin when you apply them. They work great just on your natural skin as well as over foundation.
This formula is unlike any blush formula I’ve ever tried and I absolutely love it.
How to Apply the Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush?
The Watercolour Blush does separate after use, so you’re going to want to shake it up well before using it.
Next, you’ll want to squeeze a drop or two out either onto the back of your hand or onto your fingertips. Then apply it to your cheeks and blend out using your fingertips.
If you don’t want to use your hands to blend the blush out, then first apply the blush to your cheeks and blend it with a brush.
I do not recommend you apply this product to a brush or sponge to apply it. They will just absorb the blush.
Applied Over Foundation Vs. Bare Skin
This blush can be worn over foundation or just on bare skin. On top of foundation, I’ve found that the blush will apply more pigmented.
As on bare skin, it will blend out more and just appear as a very natural and subtle flush.
Are they available in Canada?
You can basically order these online on Amazon.ca
These blushes are not yet available in-store anywhere in Canada which is a shame. I hope that changes eventually.
*The shade “GLOW” is only available through Beauty and the Boutique.