Lisa Eldridge, who was recently named as creative makeup director of Lancôme, has a series of popular makeup tutorials. She is her own best model. Her recent video on applying liquid blush inspired me to share my opinions about 2 products that she mentioned in her video: Becca Cosmetics Beach Tint and Daniel Sandler Cosmetics Watercolour Blush.
Becca Beach Tint is actually thicker than liquid, more like a cream. It comes in a number of fruity shades, with a subtle scent to match. My complaint is that Becca Beach Tint has a tendency to separate. I received Becca Beach Tint as a PR sample.
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush is a cult favorite in the UK. You may shop it through web sites such as BeautyMART and Cult Beauty. I purchased mine when Cult Beauty had a special for free international shipping. Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush is very runny. It comes in a dropper bottle: just let gravity do its work, don’t squeeze – it’s easy to overdo it. It is very pigmented and if you overdo it, you’ll look like a clown. It separates, and the bottle contains a mixing bead of the type you might find in a bottle of nail polish.
Make Up For Ever had a liquid blush that came in a pump dispenser, and I would always pump out too much. The Sephora crew member showed me how little product was needed, and she anticipated a lot of returns. MUFE apparently got the message, because it discontinued the product.
Verdict: I prefer creme blush to liquid blush. Creme blush is simple to use: apply with your fingers. I like using a moistened blending sponge like Beautyblender to soften the edges. In my stash: Stila Convertible Color in Lilium and FLOWER creme blush in Peach Blossom.