Tuesday, 29 October 2013

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Creme Rouge in Sunset

Daniel Sandler's cult cheek product is undoubtedly the rather lovely Watercolour liquid blush.  The little bottles of colour are fabulous for a soft, shimmering cheek look, but really require a brush to apply properly, making them a little less suitable for slinging in your handbag or for travel.  Watercolour Creme Rouge is the answer - the same beautiful blendability and soft effect, but in a cream compact.

The packaging is a little on the basic side - the colour sits in a sturdy rubber-effect plastic pan, which is nice.  Unfortunately it's protected from the top by a simple clear plastic domed lid, which looks like it might smash easily in a busy makeup bag.  It also means there's no mirror, which is always a shame, particularly for a product you might like to carry around with you.

This shade, Sunset, is described as a rich golden peach.  It looks a little ORANGE in the pan, albeit less so on the skin, but there's definitely something a bit orange toned about it.  It's definitely not subtle, in the pan or swatched.

Pigmentation, though, is clearly excellent.  This is a quick finger-swatch dabbed from pan to hand, and the colour opacity is really impressive.

Blendability is also excellent, with the product melting and smoothing over the skin with extreme ease.  I like blending it in with my fingers, but a brush would do an equally good job.  As there's a fair bit of brown in the base, I've applied it under and just over my cheekbones, for a flash of colour and a bit of contouring action.

All in all, I'm impressed with the product, even if I'm not sure of the colour.  Sunset is a little strong and a little warm for my liking, but on deeper or warmer skintones, it'd be stunning.  The texture and finish are fabulous, though - creamy, blendable, but not sticky or overly slick once applied to the face.

At £15.50, it's not a cheap option - but thanks to that excellent pigmentation, I can see it lasting a long old while, so on a cost-per-wear basis it's very decent indeed.  Find it now at the Daniel Sandler website.

Disclosure: PR sample

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