You know sometimes you try a brand and you’re totally blown away by how impressed you are when for some totally un-known reason you maybe didn’t expect to be? Well, that’s exactly what happened when I started playing with this trio of Daniel Sandler cheek products.
Now, when I say I didn’t expect to be wowed, that’s not a reflection on the brand at all – I’ve tried the Watercolour Blush in the past and absolutely love it. But I guess as it is a slightly lesser known brand, I didn’t know what to expect! But I have to say – wow!
Starting with the ‘Instant Tan’ bronzer – it’s matte, but with that subtle satin finish so it looks healthy and glowy but without shimmer or glitter. I also love that the shade looks healthy, not muddy as some bronzers can be. Although as with any bronzer, you do have to be somewhat cautious not to over do it – as it is pigmented. Texture wise it’s smooth and silk and a joy to use.
The same silky smooth texture can be found in the ‘Sculpt and Slim Effect’ contour palette (with a name like that, who can resist!?) which I think is my favourite of the three – the contour shade is a little richer than the bronzer shade, slightly more brown. With the glowy, highlight being nice and shimmery but still smooth not glittery and not such a dramatic contrast with the contour shade that it will look odd. I really like this combo – you can of course double up the contour as a bit of a bronzer too.
Then we have the quad-colour shimmer ‘Radiant Sheen’ palette with a pale shade, a pink, and a light and darker bronze. These can be used individually or blended together – as shown in the swatches. I have to say, I do love the peachy shade that’s created when you blend the four together and it creates a silky smooth glowy highlight. The colour is gorgeous and flattering – with no hidden glitter at all.
Overall, I am so, so, impressed with these products – from the sleek and simple packaging to the pure quality of the products – I can’t fault them at all.
Daniel Sandler Cosmetics are available from lookfantastic.com