Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Daniel Sandler Cosmetics

I thought I should share my love for Daniel Sandler cosmetics.....recently Pixiwoo on youtube have featured this range but my first purchase was over 3 years ago.

Daniel was the make-up artist at Jade Goody's wedding, it was a very joyous but sad occasion as in her mid 20's Jade had been diagnosed with terminal cancer. On her wedding day she was glowing, Daniel did fantastic make-up on her...she looked very pretty but not 'trying too hard'. Given that she had no hair and was very sick it would have been easy for Daniel to plaster her face in make-up but he certainly showed his skill that day.

I purchased a few eyeshadows back then, a soft pink and a deep purple....unfortunately the numbers have rubbed off but I don't think they are available now anyway.

My next item was purchased from QVCUK.com, 'Line N' Lacquer' in 'Strawberry'. It is very much my Summer shade, it is just the perfect shade of raspberry pink for me. The gloss is not at all tacky and has great staying power...it is the shade on my Twitter picture which I have received many questions and compliments about.

The 'Jumbo Jet' mascara came in a beauty box, I do like the formula but I found the brush too awkward to use, having deep set eyes I found it was just too big a wand. I have seen a smaller version which I would be interested in trying when I have used up my endless supply of mascaras!!

Earlier in the year I saw a tweet from Sarah Brock (@BridalBeautyBuz) showing a bridal cover she had been the make-up artist for. It was just the look I love so I took a note of which Daniel Sandler products she had used. I popped onto www.DanielSandler.com and ordered 5 products, they have since become every day favourites.

The 'Retexturizing Primer' (£20.50) is very much like the Smashbox primer, it feels like silk..an extra bonus is it has a SPF20. The tube looked small to me in the beginning but you only need the smallest amount to get a great foundation base.

The creme bronzer in 'Riviera' (£15.50) took a little getting used too, on my first attempt of using it my skin looked muddy BUT with the correct brush and application it gives a beautiful bronze hue.

'Hot Pink' creme blusher (£15.50) gives your face the perfect 'POP'..it looks a little scary in the compact but once applied you just have a healthy flush. When I want to go for a more reserved look I use the blusher in 'Soft Peach', as the name suggests it gives a soft look that is very wearable, peach tones can look very orange on me which is not this case with this one.

My last Daniel Sandler product is 'Billion Dollar' Body Shimmer....I was sold on the name alone!! It's a baked powder that gives your skin instant colour but dimension too. Body shimmers can be tacky if they have too much glitter....this has 'golden highlights' that catch the light and just make you look healthy. I have used this on my shoulders, chest, back, arms and legs, it was brilliant during my recent bridesmaid duties....I just applied it where I felt my faux tan was not looking great.

This is a brilliant range of cosmetics, I think the prices are very good for the quality, amount and colour payoff you get in return...it will not be the last time I buy from the range.

Emma X

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  1. I have to say i really do love Daniel's range its really quite unique but amazing haha
    the watercolour blushes are just amazing! <3


  2. I agree, really feel the range could do big things internationally.

    Have had a watercolour before and loved it, not sure why I never tried a new shade....better get on that!

  3. I love Daniel Sandler Makeup especially the blush! I got mine from Hairtrade as it seems to be the cheapest place at the moment. Here’s the link if anyone wants to have a look - link