20th December 2011
Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer Review and Swatches
I have been enjoying a rare period of well-behaved skin recently, so I have seized the opportunity to try some natural finish foundations. First up is the Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer. I have the Waterbase Foundationin Fair, but the lightest shade was proving a little too warm for my ultra pale winter skin. The Invisible Radiance Foundation comes in three similar shades to the Waterbase Foundation, plus a brand new paler shade named Porcelain.
When you unscrew the cap, you’ll find a handy applicator spatula that allows you to scoop out at little or as much foundation as you need. I take a little and dab it onto the back of my hand, and then apply directly to the face using my fingers for a dewy finish, or a brush when I want a little more density.
The texture of this foundation is very special. It’s pretty and sheer with a dewy finish and it makes skin look utterly luminescent. The effect is more luxe sheen than micro-shimmer, which is perfect for everyday wear. Added vitamins A, C, and E aid skin repair and renewal and this, together with the light-reflecting finish, helps to make skin look so youthful and fresh. The formulation blends seamlessly thanks to its silky texture and it has a nice amount of coverage. If you have freckles or pigmentation though, these will show through. That’s what makes the attached concealer such a treat.
Concealer is always a subject of contention – I need a formulation that doesn’t dry out my undereye area, but I also need one that can cover the redness on my nose without making it oily. This high coverage concealer is a lovely balance between the two. It’s creamy and easily blendable thanks to its lightweight oils, but it sets quickly. It has a dewy, light reflective finish that looks like a second skin which is something I’ve never experienced before from a concealer – I normally have very matte, flat colours, but this makes skin look really vibrant and healthy.
All skin types can wear this, but oilier complexions should set the foundation with a touch of powder. The foundation feels very lightweight and comfortable; one of my favourite things about it is how moisturised and plumped up my skin feels when I’m wearing it. The Daniel Sandler Invisible Radiance Foundation and Concealer is perfect for this time of year when skin is looking a little dull and lifeless – it will perk it right up and leave you looking like you’ve had your full eight hours.