“You Make Me Blush”
I have always appreciated a good blusher such a quick and easy pick me up making me look healthier than I feel at times! I am a fan of natural blushes that compliment my skin and I can pop on without worrying about being too heavy handed and looking a bit too rosy! I have tried and love many blushes – powder, mineral, cream and liquid but I have never used a gel blush. When Daniel Sandler (of the iconic Watercolour Liquid Blushes!) released a new range of Watercolour Gel Cheek Colours my curiosity got the better of me!
There are four colours in the collection, I selected Nectar a beautiful soft peach shade. This blush is a real hard worker promising to be:
- Hydrating – containing Hylauronic Acid to soften the skin
- Soothing – containing Vitamin E to protect the skin
- Long Wearing
- Water Resistant
- Leave a natural finish
The blush comes in a beautiful black and gold tube which I find easy to spot in my makeup bag! It has a silicone gel texture which dispenses easily by squeezing the tube, I find I am not wasting product with it rushing out! (It is also great as my toddler can’t squeeze it out everywhere!).
I find this formula really easy to apply using my fingers, I have also tried using a brush and prefer the finish I achieve through applying with my fingers. It blends like a dream, easily and quickly I can achieve a soft flush of colour on my cheeks. It is a fool proof formula as I often blend it with one hand whilst feeding my kids breakfast with the other! The formula dries down quickly without leaving a sticky or greasy feeling on my cheeks. My skin is on the dry side currently and the gel formula does not sit or settle into my problem patches (thankfully no one likes a chalky look!).
This blush feels so comfortable once applied on my skin, it is light weight and has not caused my sensitive skin any irritation. It has such a beautiful finish, a sheer flush of colour with a subtle glow. I have found it easy to build colour without ever looking overdone! I do not need to use a lot of product to create a natural finish and like to pop any remaining gel on my eyes and lips for a natural monochromatic look.
I have worn this blush in our Autumn down pours and sunny afternoons and it has stayed in place (unlike my hair but that is a different story!) it even survives the gummy kisses from my baby which is a real test to its staying power! It did not dry my skin out and feels comfortable to wear all day. It removes easily at the end of the day with my makeup remover no extra scrubbing required!
I am really pleased with the finish and ease of the Watercolour Gel Cheek Colour and will be looking into trying more from the Daniel Sandler range. This beauty has been happily added into my daily makeup bag!
The Watercolour Gel Cheek Colours (£16.50) are available directly from Daniel Sandler.
What is your favourite pop of colour? Let me know in the comments below and hit the star if you enjoyed this review!
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