I’m sure I don’t need to give you the blush spiel again – we have a complicated relationship – I love it, I hate it, it makes me look like a tomato. But there’s one person who can change all that with one pigmented sweep of colour and some wise words. Ladies and gentleman, the King of blush himself, Daniel Sandler. A guy who’s been manufacturing his own beauty line for 10 years and a man on a mission to bring cheek colour to the frontline of makeup bags across the world and guess what? He’s converted me.

Daniel preaches that the right dose of blush can make you look healthy, radiant and a whole host of other desirable adjectives. And he’s right. Why oh why did it take me so long? *Slaps self on wrist and loads up blusher brush* 

Onto the blush in question, the Watercolour Blush in Goddess. A terracotta peach with a dash of pink and a shot of golden shimmer that’s coming onto shelves later this month. The colour’s a beaut, one that somehow manages to add a sun-kissed wash of colour and a wind-slapped appearance to my apples with just one dot of its liquid formula. That’s the thing, you literally need one drop for each cheek (I don’t know how anyone would ever use the whole thing). It can be applied with fingers (my preferable tool) or Daniel’s Waterbrush, though I find the latter technique requires a bit more elbow grease in the blending department. Ain’t nobody got time for that. Two other notes: it lasts all day long and works best over a powder-free base. Perfect.

Goddess and my other new(-ish) blush favourite, NARS Douceur, now make daily appearance in my makeup menus. Daniel, you got me.

shop the post

  • Evelyn Morales

    I know what you mean Anna, I also love my blush but sometimes I put to much or on the wrong place and it just makes me look weird. Thanks for the tip on the nars blush, I want to buy some more blush soon. Great post!

    http://allaboutevesbeauty.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Carina Stewart

    I’m in between about blush sometimes, although going with a easy peach always seems like a good idea :)

    Carina | CARSTINA

  • http://heelsforever.wordpress.com/ Heels Forever

    That NARS blush looks incredible! Have never tried a watercolour blush but am very intrigued

    Heels Forever

  • Caitlin Ramsay

    I’ve just looked at more of his products, and they seem really amazing! Never heard of water based blush!

    Caitlin | Oceanic Stars

  • Bella

    As a very sallow person, blush is my best friend. I totally agree with the friend of yours you once featured, who said to always apply more than you think you need, because half of it will have disappeared before you are out the door. I am always very envious when you post your looks and there is no mention of blush, and you totally get away with it. But this blush looks good on you!

  • jess

    Sounds great, always fancied Daniel Sandler blushers, now have s reason to try them out, btw having trouble closing your new adverts that black out your page on my HTC one the x in the corner just won’t close it have to refresh to get anywhere x

  • Anna Blush

    I have the watercolour blush in Flush and love it. This shade looks lovely xx

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

  • http://lottiekerr.blogspot.co.uk/ Lottie Kerr

    I couldn’t live without blusher, it just warms up the complexion. Especially in winter as I’m so freaking pale!

    Lottie x

    http://lottiekerr.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.letitbecosy.com/ Rocio G.

    I was actually thinking the other day that a bit of blush would look great on you especially at this time of the year. I’m sure you have a natural flush to your cheeks when you are not wearing any make up so why not add it after make up too! It makes everything look more natural in my opinion! Although don’t get me wrong, you always look gorgeous.
    Talking about Daniel Sandler… I’ve meaning to try this blush for a freaking long time but can never decide on one colour. I have a make up job next week where I need to do very natural make up and can’t think of a better product than this to achieve it. Was thinking of the colour cherub as a ‘generally flattering’ colour… I might take the plunge and buy it. :)

  • Laura Wood

    I totally didn’t wear blush forever because I go red and it always peaks through but I started wearing it about a year ago and haven’t looked back! Especially love the becca beach tint, but have heard the watercolour blushes were good by Sandler…so tempting!

  • Sian Doyle

    Hi Anna,
    First up, that colour is beautiful! I also tend to avoid any blusher because I’m constantly sporting a pinkish hue on my cheeks anyway. This shade may be just the ticket to change my mind though.

    I’ve noticed that in a couple of posts, you’ve mentioned your flushed red cheeks – do you have any recommendations for banishing the (naturally) blushed look?

    Thanks!
    Sian

  • http://www.tazminzara.blogspot.co.uk/ Tazmin

    That is beautiful!!!! I’m soooo tempted by the “Icing” shade from Daniel Sandler and “New Order” from NARS. What are you doing to me!? But I suppose my student loan did just come in…

    http://tazminzara.blogspot.co.uk

  • India Benjamin

    I loved this whole post, gif image and all! Very amusing :) I haven’t found the right blush yet bur I have pretty rosy cheeks anyway so I’m in no rush. You have lovely eyes!

    http://www.touchscreensandbeautyqueens.wordpress.com

  • http://www.thebravestindividual.blogspot.co.uk/ Emma Payne

    I love the gif! I have never tried these but I’m unsure, I’ve heard bad things aswell and think I’m only just getting the hang of powder!

    http://thebravestindividual.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Marie

    NARs Doceur is the latest addition to my NARS blusher collection and I love it. I found out that light and peachy blushes suit me best. Blushes that are too corally or reddish make me look like a tomato, too ;)

    pocketfulofmakeup.blogspot.com

  • Cornelia Kennedy

    oooh a GIF! Love that! Such a lovely flush of colour, I am addicted to blush.
    Cornelia – Ineffable Beauty

  • Beth

    I was also converted to blush,it really does make a difference. Liquid blushes especially seem to add a much nicer glow than powders. Glad you’ve found one you love!

    Beth

    http://www.bethyoungmakeup.com

  • Marlenne

    Looks really natural, love it!

    marlennebeauty.blogspot.com

  • http://molliebylett.blogspot.co.uk/ Mollie Bylett

    I’m exactly the same! I never ever wear it! I may just have to try this one :)

    Mollie xoxo
    molliebylett.blogspot.co.uk

  • Emily Golding

    I love the look of this one, usually I stray away from blush lots as I find them too rosey but this looks fab!

    Emily xxx

    http://www.beautybyemily.co.uk

  • http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/ Emma Be Beauty

    I’ve wanted to try this for so long. I’ve put it in my basket online about 5 times but always end up not buying it but it looks amazing.

    http://emmabebeauty.blogspot.ie/

  • Eleri Roberts

    I heard about this from Liana, very intrigued to try it! Looks subtle and lovely xx

    Eleri Roberts

  • Laura

    I know this post is about blush, but dat eyeliner!

  • Laura Murphy

    I have Goddess and it’s such a lovely, wearable colour! The finish of the Watercolour blushes is lovely too x

  • Supria

    Anna, if you like this then you will love MAC Gingerly, Chanel cream blush in Destiny or the By Terry cream blush in Ginger Glaze… They add a beautiful sun-kissed warmth to the face and all fall in that terracotta peach family :)

  • Prettysnoopy

    Looks gorgeous Anna, and so do you! xx
    http://www.nellyandnoopy.wordpress.com

  • http://www.beautybabbles.com/ Kate

    That colour really suits you! I have naturally flushed cheeks so I look ghostly without blush when I put foundation on!

    Kate xo | http://www.beautybabbles.com

  • Catrin

    I have the shade Cherub and it gives the most perfect pink flush, I never got to grips with the Watercolour brush, maybe I need to give it another whirl.

    CatrinTeleri

  • lbakes

    I’m with you on the blush thing, I don’t use it every day and when I do I only apply a tiny amount but liquid ones like this seem to add a really nice glow without being overpowering!

    http://lbakes.blogspot.com

  • Aimee Flanigan

    Such an incredibly natural finish! Looks lovely x

    http://aroundtwenty.blogspot.co.uk

  • Embellished
  • http://artfarmblog.com/ Katie Brown // Art Farm

    Damn! Goddess is a beaut! I need to get on board and place an order. I love that it last all day. I do love the look of cream blush how it melds with the skin, but so often it just wears away by the end of the day. It looks beautiful on you, Anna!

  • http://unstitchedd.blogspot.co.uk/ Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD.

    Love this shade, it looks so beautiful on! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    ♥

  • http://shedreamsinperfectfrench.com/ Shani

    I’m so pale as it is, blush is the only thing that gives me a fighting chance! No powder base is a no-no for me, so I guess I need to skip this one, sigh. (My wallet is thanking you, though.)

    Shani x
    http://shedreamsinperfectfrench.com

  • Tarte Tanya

    This shade looks stunning on you.
    Thanks for sharing :)
    TarteTanya

  • steohanie court

    liquid liner too?!

  • http://lifeofverity.blogspot.com/ Life of Verity

    This looks gorgeous, seems like a newish idea. I love the great use of a gif too xxx

    Verity | Life of Verity

  • steph

    I’m not a blush person either. I love bronze & highlight so Ill have to check this one out!

    butttt the only blush I do like is Benefits Hervana, with a light hand, heavier if Im feeling cute =P

    tzeyien89.blogspot.co.uk xxx

  • Carly Jade

    This is gorgeous, I’ve been wondering about these for a while now. Do you add the drop to the back of your hand and work from there or straight to finger tips?

    http://www.ceejayell.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://www.vibrantbeautyblog.com/ Jennifer Monforton

    Ah, glad you’re loving this! I bought a Watercolour blush in Cherub back in the Fall and am totally smitten! Was skeptical about the liquid texture, but it’s sooo easy to use. Goddess looks like a lovely colour- I can see how it’s converting you to a blush-lover :)

  • Allison

    the color is truly gorgeous! I’ve never heard anything about these blushes, I must do some more research

    http://mercuteify.blogspot.com/

  • http://www.zoeblogsbeauty.com/ Zoë Baldwin

    I have one of these blushes in So Pretty which is nice in summer time with a tan x x

    http://www.zoeblogsbeauty.com

  • Celina

    These are beautiful. I haven’t heard much about them but when I have, they have always been positive.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

  • mageeski

    I love Douceur! This one looks really interesting!

    Emily | PENNY RUGBURN

  • Amelia Holly

    That colour is gorgeous! And such a unique idea

    ameliaholly.blogspot.co.uk

  • Megan Jackson

    This looks such a gorgeous natural shade. I’m a less is more girl when it comes to blush so I think I definitely need to look into this one!
    It suits you so well Anna!

    aneclecticaffair.blogspot.co.uk

  • Abby Connigale

    The colour is beautiful! I really don’t get on with blush but this might be the one that changes me! xx

    Abby | http://teenagelovesxo.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Tanya

    Are you wearing the big eyeliner from l’oreal?
    Thanks :)

  • http://multitaskingdamsel.tumblr.com/ Multitasking Damsel

    i love liquid blush, its abit difficult to use at first since, you only need the slighest amount. But it gives such a nice finish I love it!

  • Berrie-Blogs.blogspot.com

    Ive never been a huge blush person but this looks fab! http://berrie-blogs.blogspot.sg/ xx

  • Shannon Yee

    Love the look of neutral bronze/rosey blush, I have also recently purchased douceur and I really like it!

    http://shannonjadehearts.blogspot.co.nz/

  • Spatra

    Very nice post .Know more about ‘How to apply Blush’ http://www.thenomansland.net/2014/01/how-to-apply-blush.html

  • Spatra

    Such an nice and incredibly natural touch! http://www.thenomansland.net/2014/01/how-to-apply-blush.html