Saturday, 19 April 2014

Vibrant Blush Week #3: Daniel Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blusher in Trip

Happy weekend, everyone! Today marks the third and final installment of Vibrant Blush Week here on the blog, and it's a goody! (To see the first two posts in the series, click here and here). Back in November I raved about an incredible new find, Daniel Sandler's Watercolour Fluid Blusher in Cherub. I instantly fell for it due to the pretty, wearable shade, the amazing blendability, and unmatchable long wear. When I saw that Daniel Sandler had come out with two new shockingly vibrant shades of the Watercolour blushes for Spring, I was eager to pounce! I opted for Trip, an electric orange. 



The Watercolour Fluid Blushers come housed in rectangular cardboard boxes with a minimalistic gold and black design. The side of the box handily features the instructions and a full listing of the ingredients:



Inside the box is the cutest, tiniest little bottle of liquid blush! It's made of durable, lightweight plastic and has a black twist-off cap:



The instructions tell you to shake the bottle well, which is a must! The pigments and liquid base tend to separate over time. They suggest to only dispense a tiny dot of the product and that really is all you need. This stuff is super pigmented! Here's a shot of Trip, dabbed on the back of my hand. As you can see, the formula is runny and highly concentrated!


Trip is labelled as a "flush of hot tangerine" on the Daniel Sandler website, and I have to say that this description is pretty spot-on! The shade is decidedly warm, bold, and colourful. The finish is glowy, with no visible shimmer or sparkle. Here is a tiny bit of Trip blended on the back of my hand. A little really goes a long way!


I apply the Watercolour Fluid Blushers with my fingers, dabbing the tiniest amount on the apples of my cheeks and blending upwards, adding additional product later, if needed. It really applies effortlessly over foundation! This shade does require a lot of blending (unless you want your cheeks to look like two oranges), but it's worth it! You can also use a stippling or foundation brush, which also work quite nicely. 

Here is a shot of Trip applied over my foundation, without any additional makeup. It does look rather stark on its own, but...


... in the context of a full makeup look, it's perfection! Here are a couple shots of it under artificial lighting:



And in natural sunlight:


And this is what Trip Watercolour Fluid Blusher looked like after 11 hours of wear! Still perfectly in place:


And for a full breakdown of my thoughts on this blush!

Pros:

  • Very concentrated and pigmented- a little goes a very long way!
  • Blends effortlessly over foundation, without looking patchy or streaky
  • Can be worn as a bolder flush on fair skin or as a more natural shade on darker skin tones
  • Wears for hours and hours without fading or getting cakey. This stuff really stays put!
  • Lovely natural finish without obvious shimmer or glitter
  • Portable, compact packaging
Cons:
  • This particular shade is pretty difficult to sheer out- so it's not for the timid!
  • This will stain the back of your hand if you drop it there- so you'll need to give your mitts a good scrub afterwards

And there you have it! I am so pumped about this blush! Not only does it have the same incredible, blendable, long-wearing formula as Cherub, it gives the loveliest tangerine flush to the cheeks. The shade just screams Summer and I know I'll be wearing this all Summer long! This shade isn't for the timid, which is all the more reason to give it a go :)

I hope you've enjoyed Vibrant Blush Week and that I've inspired you to sport some vivid cheeks over the coming months. Have I tempted you with anything? Have you ever tried Daniel Sandler Watercolour Fluid Blushers?

Thanks for reading and have a wonderful Easter weekend! xo

32 comments:

  1. I am going to be utterly honest these scare the living hell out of me, i know full well ill end up with way too much on my face looking live ive been tangoed lol

    but gorgeous shade hon and scarily the orange is actually really pretty.

    http://shimmerglitzandglam.blogspot.co.uk/2014/04/dream-trip-decisions-why.html

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    1. Thanks! They can be intimidating at first, but luckily they blend quite nicely :)

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  2. Wow this shade looks beautiful on you! This formula sounds great! :)
    BeyondBlush

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  3. Wow that colour is actually so beautiful! I personally would find that quite intimidating, but it looks so stunning on you! x

    Rebecca | morerebe.com

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  4. Hey Jennifer, oh wow this is really not for the tame! For such a bold shade, I'd really like to see some more blendability. but it does look good on you!

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    1. Daniel Sandler actually got in touch via Twitter and said that it can look more subtle if used with a brush. Will be trying this next year for sure! xo

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  5. Seems very similar to the new armani liquid blushes. Not sure I like the color though, feels almost too orange/yellow :S

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  6. Really pretty this color. ;-)
    Wish you happy easter days... Lovely greets Nessa

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  7. Happy Easter weekend!

    That colour is certainly very out there - definitely not for the faint of heart! Gorgeous shade - I am always afraid that these types of formula tend to be hard to blend/stain the face (which can make it hard to remove!) The shade looks amazing on you though =]

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    1. Even though it does have a staining effect, it blends perfectly and is easy to work with. Definitely worth a try :)

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  8. Oh my gosh, 11 HOURS and it still looks perfect! That is so impressive! This shade is stu-hunning, amazing orange! I really want to try these but I think I can only access them online, and I'm pretty lazy when it comes to online shopping. i will eventually get around to it (maybe) haha :)

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

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    1. The wear time really is fantastic! xo

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  9. Ok, I'm honestly obsessed with these now. I feel like this is what I expected Benefits tints to be like. I want to swatch all the colours now!

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    1. They're totally worth being obsessed over :)

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  10. thanx for sharing with us. i like how it looks on you
    happy easter

    xx ML EDITOR
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  11. This product look so nice dear. Happy Easter! :)



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    1. Thanks, Kenny! Happy Easter :)

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  12. I really like this product and of course I want it :)! I'm just a little afraid that I would put too much of it on my face :D!
    Have a lovely Easter <3!

    xx
    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

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  13. I have one of these (I think it's called flush) and I just love everything about them! The texture, the finish and the originality of them! Love the look of the new neon shades :)

    Zandra // AZTEC DOLL Fashion & Beauty Blog

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  14. Soo perfecttt
    kisses
    www.supongoestilo.blogspot.nl

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  15. Omg the color is absolutely lovely! I love the tangerine shade especially for the cheeks. If I get something in a similar color soon I'm going to blame it on you. haha

    Laura
    www.lauraneuzeth.com

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    1. Heehee, I'm happy to take the blame :)

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  17. That is some good hold! I would have thought that would have been way pumpkin, but it's actually a really nice peachy glow!

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  18. Very interesting!I must have it!It looks great on you!
    Dimi...
    http://decdimisaussi.blogspot.gr/

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  19. wowzah that blusher means business! Super pretty though!!

    www.lilting-grace.blogspot.com

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  20. Somehow you just made orange blush totally cute and wearable. I can't believe how well it stayed on after 11 hours!

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    1. It really did! The staying power is amazing :)

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