Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer Review and Swatches. Rave

I was hoping to like the new Daniel Sandler’s Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer but I don’t just like it – I totally love it!

It is like my dream foundation, I love everything about it. Plus you also get a concealer in a matching colour and that all retails  for £28.

It blends into the skin perfectly, feels light and gives a beautiful radiant and rather dewy finish without being greasy or shiny. It  doesn’t enhance dry patches which is very important for me as I have dry skin.

I have not tried this foundation on anyone with oily or combination skin but it is amazing on people with  dry and normal skin types.

I have tried applying the product with my fingers, Daniel’s Kabeauti brush, Japonesque foundation brush and others and I liked all the results.

Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer  looks very natural on the skin and I  can’t even tell that I am wearing it, yes, it is that good! It  gives a medium coverage but luckily there is also a concealer to cover all the imperfections. I personally would rather use a lighter foundation and then conceal the little problems instead of using a heavy coverage foundation!

I find that  concealer that comes with foundation gives a

Daniel Sandler Eye Shadow Quad in Beyond Sunset Review and Swatches

I have already showed you Daniel Sandler’s eye quads in Scandal at Midnight and Sheer Beauty and now it’s time for Beyond Sunset.

And this is just a perfect palette for summer and tanned skin with the beautiful warm browns and gold shades: Cocoa, Stone, Sand, Amber.

Daniel Sandler Eye Shadow Quad in Beyond Sunset Review and Swatches 1

You get two matte browns which are very flattering and would work great for a lot of different looks, the most gorgeous warm gold and grey with subtle silver shimmer.

I would say that this is the most pigmented palette out of three, the colour pay-off is fantastic. The shadows are silky and soft, the matte shades are not chalky at all.  They go on

I am Back! And Here is the Makeup I Used During the Holiday Season

I was away for ten days visiting my family and friends and I did not use Internet or my phone 95% of the time. It was the best decision ever, as I could truly enjoy the holidays and now I am back to work/blog/life well rested and motivated.

I was catching up on some blogs  I follow and loved reading “The Best of 2012” features, I should definitely post it myself. But in the meanwhile, here are the makeup products I had with me, and some of them are my all time favourites actually.

Face

Omorovicza Complexion Perfector BB SPF 20 which I took in a small pot helped my skin to look flawless,  I’ve also had my trusted Touche  Eclat  by YSL with me, as well, as Jouer’s Age Repairing Concealer in 3 Cameo.

BECCA’s  Cream Blush in Amaryllis is my all time favourite, so I had to have it to  bring the “life” to my face. Benefit’s High Beam in mini size also helped a lot.

Sienna X’s  Cream To Powder Bronzer & Illuminator is a product I haven’t featured before but I do like it a lot and will definitely post about it soon.

Eyes

First of all, I had my Benefit’s eye brow pencil, as I am never without it. Anastasia’s Genius Top Coat and three of my all time favourite eye shadows: Rouge Bunny Rouge Long Lasting Eye Shadow in Bejewelled Skylark, Daniel Sandler Polychromatic Eyeshadow in Lava and

Daniel Sandler Polychromatic Eyeshadow in Lava. Review, Swatches and Face Of The Day. Rave

I am in love with Daniel Sandler’s  new makeup collection for AW 2012 called Escape to Hollywood. I think this is my favourite one so far! I love all Daniel’s products, but some of them adore…

Like this Polychromatic Eyeshadow  in  Lava (£10.25).

Here are all the products from the new collection but I want to tell you about Lava  in details today, as, believe it or not, this is the most exciting makeup product of the month for me!

The texture and the pigmentation are fantastic!  Everything you want an eye shadow to be, it ticks all the boxes for me: easy to apply and blend, soft buttery texture and great staying power. However, the most exciting part is the colour!

It is very unique and complex – a  mix of dark chocolate and red, at least this is how I would describe it, satin finish. I have been wearing this eye shadow every single day since I have got it (thanks, Daniel) and have bit a bit obsessed.

Here is a comparison of it and some other eye shadows:

Urban Decay Heat eye shadow (I think it was discontinued), Illamasqua  Pure

Used Up Makeup Products

While I did try to write about the beauty products I’ve used up, at some point I’ve got annoyed, as having a huge bag of empty bottles at home was not cool. But I’ve started posting  what new products I get to replace some of those I’ve used up over at my Instagram

However, I do want to share my makeup empties. And, considering how many products I actually have, finishing even one  is kind of a big deal. And I have five! I did not include any mascaras though, as I do use up several every year.

Dior Addict Lipstick in 561 Baby Rose (review and swatches)

I loved this lipstick so much and I would re-purchase it, however, Dior re-launched this line, so I will have to look for a similar version. Barely there sheer pinks are my version of a nude lip, so I do end up using quite a lot of lip products like this.

Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector in 01 Rose (review and swatches)

Another sheer pink, and another Clarins Instant Light Lip Balm Perfector empty. I have finished quite a lot of these during the years, both glosses and