Tuesday, 4 October 2011

Review: Daniel Sandler Waterbrush

Last week, I was at work getting annoyed at a trainee so I decided to browse my Twitter timeline.  I came across a tweet that said something along the lines of "DANIEL SANDLER'S WATERBRUSH ON SALE FOR £5". 

Now if this was a Hollywood (or indeed, Bollywood film), I'd have made an impassioned speech to my boss which ended in tears (his, not mine because he was so moved by the passion with which I spoke) and then a montage of me running home with my smooth locks blowing in the wind.  You'd know it was a film because 1)I don't run and 2)my hair is seldom smooth.

However, as this is London and I am a professional, I worked away until it was 5 p.m. and I was able to rush home and order the brush.

The website said that the brushes were out of stock but that more were expected to arrive on the following Monday.  My brush turned up on Tuesday, complete with the complimentary nail file that comes with every order from Escentual.com

This is no normal blusher brush.  Daniel Sandler is famous for his Waterblushes so I'm glad he has had the foresight to make a brush that one can use in conjunction with that product.  The added benefits are that you can use it with other liquid blushers..such as Benefit's Benetint.
Anyway, remember I blogged about the ELF Stipple Brush?  Well, the Daniel Sandler Waterbrush is a mixture between the standard blusher brushes and a stipple brush.  It looks like a standard blusher brush but if you look closely (or even touch it) you see that the hairs are not all the same length.  I think this is key in ensuring that application of liquid blusher doesn't look fake.  The hairs are not naturally pink, they're brown and white but I've already used this baby many a time.

The hairs are synthetic (Taklon..I researched) which I think is the key again for smooth application as I find that natural hair blusher brushes (like this one) do tend to soak up a lot of the product instead of holding it until you're ready to put it on your face.
I've been using Benefit's Benetint (read my review here) in conjunction with this brush as I find it easier than using the brush that Benetint actually comes with.  I draw a stripe down the top of the Waterbrush, stroke it in strips over the cheek area and then swirl the brush so it looks more natural.  You might be asking why there is that blob of colour on the right hand side..well, I sneezed whilst using it and it dabbed on from the Benetint brush.

If you want to pick one up for yourself, head on over to Escentual.com now.  You can also follow Daniel on Twitter, he doles out fantastic makeup tips on a daily basis that actually work..I've tried them!  Escentual.com are also selling Daniel Sandler's POP Waterblush which is a limited edition colour and £5 from each sold will go directly to Macmillan Cancer Support.  I bought that too but I'm not cracking it open until I've made a sizeable dent in some of my other products!


  1. Oooooh! As a self-confessed blush addict, this brush MUST be added to my brush stash. Ordering it right NOW!! Great review!

  2. I'm dying to try out the blushes and this brush seems like a bargain (for the time being!).

    Thanks for this review.

  3. I think I may need this too! I am a cream blush junky and have been using my fingers up until now...EXCELLENT review my dear.

    BTW I have tried the GOSH liners but they were a bugger to get off as was the NO7 one I tried too. I save those for super shitty bad weather days x

  4. Placed my order >.< fantastic review :o) xoxo

  5. I usually apply my cream blush with my fingers, but maybe I should be a civilised person and do it with a brush... :P


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