Daniel Sandler recently launched a limited edition watercolour blush, exclusive to Escentual.com. The colour, simply called 'POP'. To me this was exciting enough but even more so when I was informed that £5 from every sale goes directly to Macmillan Cancer Support. One of my favourite beauty products and money to a good cause...I didn't need persuading to order this straight away.
Any readers of my old blog and even twitter will know I hold Escentual.com in very high esteem - they are my go-to online beauty site for many reasons and as ever - my order was processed swiftly and arrived the very next day, without ludicrous and inflated postage charges.
Here is POP in all it's watermelon-y glory. I'll admit, I was a little afraid when this blush first arrived. I wasn't sure I could wear this shade of pink. Watermelon describes the colour very well as you can see from the (unintentional) spillage above.
As with all watercolour blushes, a little goes a very, very long way. A miniscule dot per cheek is all that is needed.
without flash / flash
This colour is so beautiful and even better - so wearable. One of my favourite things about Daniel Sandler watercolour blushes is that you are always totally in control of application and depth of colour applied, as long as you stick to the less is more rule and don't initially apply too much. They are sheer but buildable for a more intense look.
The formula is beautiful and feels light and undetectable once on the skin. I've struggled in the past with liquid blush sitting in the pores of my cheeks and magnifying them (hello, By Terry Rose de Rose - I'm looking at YOU) but this doesn't sit in pores and doesn't contain so much shimmer that it highlights and emphasises flaws. The blush is oil free and silicone based and has caused no sensitivity etc on my sensitive/blemish prone cheeks.
These blushes are so forgiving and give the impression of a natural flush of colour whilst also being incredibly long lasting. If you are reading this from the UK, you'll be aware we are in the throes of a mini heatwave at present. I applied this blush around 11am and at 9pm the colour was still going strong.
I previously used a light touch with my finger to apply my watercolour blush, but alongside the launch of this limited edition colour, Escentual went one better and offered 65% off the RRP of the Daniel Sandler 'waterbrush' making it just £5.
The waterbrush usually retails for £15.50 and is a synthetic (taklon) slanted brush.
A professional standard brush for a bargain price? Oh go on then. You twisted my arm.
The difference when applying my watercolour blushes with this brush is amazing - it looks softer, more natural and the edges diffused and blended perfectly. Although applying with your finger does a perfectly nice job, I would highly recommend this brush for a flawless finish.
POP is priced at £14.50 from Escentual.com with £5 of the price going to Macmillan Cancer support. These are very limited edition (only 250 available) so get yours before they sell out.