Daniel Sandler Waterproof Eyeliner: Black Velvet, Brown Velvet, Grey Velvet

Daniel Sandler Waterproof Eyeliner: Black Velvet, Brown Velvet, Grey Velvet

Since picking up these Daniel Sandler Velvet Waterproof Eyeliners online at ASOS.com (currently the only Australian distributers of Daniel Sandler as far as I’m aware), these have become my go-to eyeliners. When there was another 25% off sale, I picked up backups of the Brown Velvet and Black Velvet, because I hated the thought of running out and having to wait two weeks for a replacement to arrive. #beautybloggerproblems

The main things I love about these pencils are the great pigmentation; the fact that once they set on the eyes they are VERY fade resistant and water resistant; and the very practical wind up packaging (great for travel because you don’t need to bring a sharpener or a brush).

Daniel Sandler Waterproof Eyeliner: Black Velvet, Brown Velvet, Grey Velvet

Black Velvet is a matte deep black- one of the blackest pencil liners I have seen and the intensity of the black hardly shifts through an entire day of wear. The only problem I should point out with Black Velvet is that it is very soft- so soft that on a hot day you will need to cool it down in the fridge for a few minutes to get a clean line (alternatively you could run an eyeliner brush around the edges to get a crisp line). Fade/water resistance is as good as the others, surprisingly.

Brown Velvet is a matte deep neutral brown- if you could put Bobbi Brown Gel liner in Espresso Ink in a wind up pencil, you would end up with this. The texture of this is perfection- applies silkily on the eye without tugging, yet has enough firmness so that you can easily get a clean, precise line when you want to. No refrigeration required!

Grey Velvet is a matte steel grey which leans blue. I purchased this purely because of the awesome grey eyeliner look that Pat McGrath created for Stella McCartney S/S 2014 – unfortunately the shade of Grey Velvet leans too cool and bluish for me to pull off [edit: I’ve changed my mind. I can pull it off after all, just not at the bottom lashline]. A pale, cool toned person would look fab with this. Formulation is the same as for Brown Velvet.

Daniel Sandler Waterproof Eyeliner: Black Velvet, Brown Velvet, Grey Velvet Swatches

Full price for the Daniel Sandler Velvet Eyeliners – $18.35 AUD at ASOS and £9.25 from www.danielsandler.com

Posted by on Feb 23rd, 2014 in Reviews, Swatches | 1 comment

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Glowy Monochromatic Work Makeup FOTD

Glowy Monochromatic Work Makeup FOTD with Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage and Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush

I still can’t seem to get Dolce and Gabbana S/S 2013 out of my head. I adore Pat McGrath’s Sicilian summer inspired makeup, and often wear some variation of that glowy cats eye. This is one that I wore to work- a very neutral monochromatic look that I’m fond of when I want to look polished, but don’t want to think too hard.

Glowy Monochromatic Work Makeup FOTD with Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage and Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush

 

FOTD Makeup Breakdown

Eyes:

– Matte white shade from the Tom Ford Cocoa Mirage Quad on the mobile lid

– Matte light brown shade in crease and underneath bottom lashline

– Matte dark brown shade in the outer V

– Maybelline Color Tattoo Barely Branded in the inner corner

– Daniel Sander Brown Velvet Eyeliner on upper lashline and smudged into outer 1/3rd of bottom lashline.

Cheeks:

Daniel Sandler Watercolour blush in Gentle

Lips:

– Daniel Sandler Watercolour blush in Gentle (don’t do it. Dry as hell)

 

Posted by on Jan 31st, 2014 in Eye shadow, FOTD | 0 comments.

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Burberry Pink Azalea and MAC Club FOTD

Burberry Pink Azalea and MAC Club FOTD

Burberry Pink Azalea and MAC Club FOTD

I have loved every single Burberry Lip Velvet that I’ve ever owned, and my newest acquisition- Pink Azalea– is no exception. I love the romantic, period film quality to this shade in the matte finish.

MAC Club eyeshadow is an unlikely pairing with Pink Azalea for a day time work face, but I think it works well. Hope you like it!

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Posted by on Jan 22nd, 2014 in FOTD | 0 comments.

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Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Gentle and Dare Reviewed

Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Gentle and Dare: Swatches and Review

If you haven’t already figured this out from my instagram feed- I ADORE Daniel Sandler products, especially his Watercolour blushes. They have a gorgeous finish and are one of the most long lasting blush formulas I have tried – even better than my MUFE HD blushes. Illamasqua Velvet blushes from their Sacred Hour collection have similar lasting power. Also- you can mix the Watercolour blushes to create your own custom cheek shade! 

I’ve reviewed the Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush in Cherub  in a previous post.

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Posted by on Jan 14th, 2014 in Blush, Reviews, Swatches | 2comments

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Bronze and Indigo Smoky eye FOTD with Laura Mercier Deep Night

Bronze and Indigo Smoky eye FOTD Makeup tutorial

Hello there

This is a makeup look that I photographed almost a month ago when I was working in Canberra. I’m very behind with my posts!

MAC Patina eyeshadow is a gorgeous light brown with a neutral golden sheen. I haven’t worn it often in the past because it’s quite sheer and doesn’t last very long on my eyes- but recently I discovered that my Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad To The Bronze is a wonderful base for these type of shades. With the Color Tattoo, the shade becomes opaque and Patina lasts all day.

Bronze and Indigo Smoky eye FOTD Makeup tutorial

Bronze and Indigo Smoky eye FOTD Makeup tutorial

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