Saturday, 15 February 2014

Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation & Concealer






Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation & Concealer* - £28

A few years ago the thought of using a sheer coverage foundation would've made me run a mile. If it wasn't Estee Lauder Double Wear, I just didn't want to know. Nowadays my skin is a lot clearer, smoother & well looked after so I've found that I can actually get away with using a lighter base. One product that always caught my eye was the Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation & Concealer. I finally feel skin confident enough to wear this & it looks so beautiful on the skin. The packaging is a straight up copy of La Prairie's Skin Caviar Concealer Foundation minus the insane £136 price tag. I used to love playing with that foundation in House Of Fraser until I saw how much it actually cost! Anyway the packaging is really cool because you get both a foundation & concealer housed together in one convenient bottle. The foundation part comes with a spatula so you can easily get the right amount of product out of the bottle in a hygienic way. There's even a little mirror in the top so this would be a fantastic product to travel with.

There are only five shades of the Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation & Concealer available. I use Porcelain which is the lightest one. I often struggle to find foundations that are pale enough for me so I'm very pleased to say that it matches my skin colour exactly. As I mentioned the foundation itself is very sheer. I would say the coverage is maybe one step up from a tinted moisturiser or BB cream. It applies really nicely with just your fingers but I always prefer to use a buffing brush. It builds well without looking cakey but never fully covers any redness present. The texture is very runny & wet. Although it feels light & fresh on the skin, I feel like it never completely sets & is slightly tacky to the touch. I've not powdered it in the above photo so you can see how it looks straight on the skin but normally I would always set it properly. My t-zone looks just a tiny bit too shiny otherwise. It feels very hydrating so I would say that anyone without oily skin would fare well with this foundation. On my combination skin it lasts about six hours without primer or setting powder. One of my favourite things about this foundation is the gorgeous dewy glow it gives to the skin. It makes my face look really healthy & radiant. It has a luminescent, light-reflecting finish which gives such a lovely youthful appearance. It would be ideal for anyone with mature skin but looks just as nice on us young'uns.

The little concealer is absolutely brilliant on blemishes! Where the foundation fails to cover redness, this concealer totally corrects it. Anyone who subscribes to the Lisa Eldridge method of using a light foundation & then doing pinpoint concealing would love this product. The texture is very creamy & it melts into the skin. It blends really well with the foundation & helps to give the appearance of naturally clear skin. However I don't find that the concealer is that effective under my eyes. It just doesn't cover my dark circles as much as I would like & it is very prone to creasing. If you do use it under your eyes then setting it with a good powder is absolutely imperative. It works well with a bit of Bobbi Brown Corrector underneath or a few dabs of Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer blended on top if, like me, you do need some extra coverage there. In the above picture I'm just wearing the Daniel Sandler concealer with some Laura Mercier Secret Brightening Powder on top. It looks okay but I personally prefer my dark circles to be completely covered. Considering you're getting both a foundation & a concealer, the £28 price tag is very reasonable. I love how the foundation & concealer look on my skin although they're definitely reserved for good skin days. Anyone with excessive blemishes, redness or scarring should probably steer clear but if you've not found your perfect sheer coverage base products yet, then this could be exactly what you're looking for.


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16 comments:

  1. This is an excellent review and your skin looks gorgeous in the pictures! I'll have a think about getting this foundation now.

    http://ambertypes.blogspot.co.uk xo

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    1. Thank you! It was definitely a good skin day! xx

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  2. This looks lovely, a nice subtle shimmer!
    Josie xoxo Fashion Mumblr

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    1. It's a beaut, I'm sure you'd love it xx

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  4. Your skin looks flawless lovely lady - I definitely want to try this now!!

    Elizabeth x | Candyfloss Curls, Cupcakes & Couture

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    1. Thanks babe! Your skin is amazing so you should get on with it nicely! xx

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  5. You look so lovely! I'm fascinated by the concept, but I can't help but feel like the concealer is just a teeny-tiny bit too dark, even in the lightest shade. I'm super pale, and I'm afraid that it pulls a bit brown. I hope that they come out with a few more shades!

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    1. The concealer blends seamlessly with the foundation so that's not too much of a concern. Don't worry I'm as white as Casper too :) I do agree that it is slightly too dark for under the eyes as I normally use something quite brightening in that area xx

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  6. I will try it!
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  7. Beautiful packaging and it looks great on your skin :)

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    1. Thank you! I wish I could afford the La Prairie one it's copying but this'll do for now ;) xx

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  8. Sounds like the perfect foundation/concealer for someone like me! I really need to find this

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    1. I'm glad you like the sound of it! It's quite easy to find online, I got mine from Escentual xx

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