|That's swatched very heavily to show you the colour; on the cheeks it gives a lovely sheer and natural glow!|
If you saw my post on blusher over at beaut.ie, you’ll know I’m on a slippery slope to fully-fledged addiction! (And if you didn’t, why not check it out here?) Since then, I’ve added another beauty to my collection: Daniel Sandler’s Watercolour Fluid Blusher.
I’ve read a lot about these award-winning blushers in various magazines and I follow the makeup maestro himself on Twitter, but they’re tricky enough to come by on these shores. If you’re in Kerry you’re in luck, as makeup artist Kathryn O’Neill stocks the products, but as far as I’m aware there’s nowhere else in Ireland you can get your hands on them.
So when the lovely Denise tweeted me about the Look Fantastic site stocking them and providing free shipping, I was all over it. There are 10 shades available including the limited edition Pop, but I went for Spicey, which is recommended for medium skintones and is a pretty rosy terracotta colour. I’ve been wearing it non-stop since I got it: the silicone-based, oil–free liquid gives the prettiest, most natural looking glow, and it’s incredibly long-lasting.
These blushers are incredibly pigmented so you really do only need the tiniest amount. I apply a drop to the back of my hand and use my fingers to blend upwards and outwards from the apples of my cheeks. I use it on top of foundation and just powder my t-zone afterwards - the product doesn’t require any powder to set. If you’d like a deeper colour, you can layer it using another drop. You can also apply the product using Daniel’s waterbrush, and there’s a great video on his site that walks you through it.
I paid £14.50 from Look Fantastic and I'll definitely be ordering from them again. They have a great selection of brands and products available, my order arrived within the estimated 5-7 days delivery time, and the free shipping is a welcome added bonus.
What blusher is rocking your world? Tell me in the comments!