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Tuesday 28 June 2011

Really odd blush that I cant help but like

Daniel Sandler Watercolour blush in Flush

This has to be one of the oddest blushes I've ever come across… I'd seen it in a few magazines and then saw Daniel Sandler demonstrate it on QVC and figured it was definitely worth a go. I read a few reviews online all of which suggested ordering a darker shade than you'd normally opt for because the colour payoff isnt great. This is great advice cos I ended up ordering Flush which looked way too dark in the bottle but is the perfect shade when applied!
I found the colour a tad scary when I first tried it on the back of my hand...
...This is all I need to do both cheeks...
...I love how a light application gives a light, creamy, peachy hint of colour...
...but a second layer just makes it that little more intense

This comes in a teensy plastic squeezy bottle with a little nozzle at the top and a screw on lid. It says on the bottle that this has to be shaken before use and it's easy to see why - the water in the mixture seems to completely separate from the actual colour so you end up with a really runny liquid at the bottom and a dark gloopy ring around the top of the bottle. Nothing a vigorous shake cant rectify though

I'd like to be able to say that I absolutely love this product because it's so different to all the other blushes I use but unfortunately every good point is overshadowed by the one (HUGE!) bad one

Pros :
Colour is beautiful and really natural
Texture gives a pretty, dewy finish
You only need the smallest amount so it'll last ages

Cons :
It takes a while for this to set so regardless of how thin a layer you apply this can end up running and leaving a horrid patchy finish. I definitely recommend applying this at least 5 minutes before leaving the house so you can ensure it's set and wont start heading south the minute you leave the house. Also if you want to build the colour it's definitely best to do this in thin layers, allowing each one to dry before moving to the next :)
Costs £14.50 so it’s not exactly a bargain, esp if it’s not a product you get along with


Daisy said...

I've never seen blush in a bottle like that before! Good review :) xxx

Anonymous said...

I really like the colour, not sure about having to wait for it to set though!

lalalucy1000 said...

haha it looks like something children use to paint with :D the colour looks gorgeous tho x x

David said...

never seen anything like it I'm curious and need to check it out

All Made Up said...

If you guys happen to give this a try feel free to let me know! I'm always curious to hear what people think of it cos it's such an odd product :)

Anonymous said...

My cousin will use lipstick in the color flush (sounds tacky but looks great:-)
I guess I'll have to show her this and maybe try it to?!