Tuesday, 12 February 2013

Daniel Sandler Perfect Canvas Foundation Review

Although it is slow moving, I AM still planning on setting up my own business this year (as laid-out in my New Years' Resolution post) and unsurprisingly, it will involve makeup! So, I've been trying out a few different brands which I wouldn't normally have purchased from and Daniel Sandler has been one of them. If you don't know about Daniel Sandler then you're missing out, because he is a top makeup artist with his own line of makeup products which are every blogger's dream! His Watercolour Blushes are currently on most bloggers' must-buy lists if not already a much-loved product in their makeup kit. I'm yet to purchase one, but they're on the top of my list for when I get back from my travels...

Anyway, I decided to buy a variety of foundation colours to try out and thankfully, Daniel Sandler's website was offering these little 15ml pots for just £2.50 from £9.50! What a bargain eh? I've only photographed seven, but I actually bought eight... the eighth is in my makeup bag as I am absolutely in love with it.

*I purchased shades 20, 17, 14, 10, 8 (not shown), 7, 6 and 4*

*This is the swatch of 4, 6, 7 and 10. As you can see, the four is quite yellow toned and really intended for the palest of pale Snowy White complexions. The 6 and 7 are much more peachy based colours and I find the 7 looks a lot darker in a swatch than you would expect. The 10 is what would be my colour when I'm tanned I think, although we'll have to see when I get back from Thailand!*

*I blended the colours out a little more so you can see just how much a little goes a long way! Again, the 10 looks like the colour I would lean towards when tanned and the 7 looks too pale for me now, so I've been wearing the 8 recently, will probably be about a 9 when I'm abroad and will hopefully be perfect for the 10 when I'm back*

*The colours blend out really quite well. Obviously, the two paler colours look the best match in these photos, because I've swatched then on the ultimate palest part of skin I own!*

I bought the next few shades for costume makeup and also for any clients with darker skin tones. They have the most amazing pigmentation and are so creamy.

*Shades 14, 17 and 20 are just beautiful. I think that my sister falls into the 14 bracket when she is her most tanned. I have experimented a little with each of the colours I bought in terms of mixing and they blend together brilliantly*

*The colours leave such a fantastic stain which I have found to last all day... no worn-off-foundation-pale-face (a pet hate of mine)*

 *Even though these are totally not my colour, I was amazed by how naturally these three blended out on my wrist... Daniel Sandler really does have a colour for everyone*

I have been wearing Shade 8 for a couple of weeks now and find it is absolutely brilliant. You only need the tiniest bit of product with a good brush (preferably a stippling brush) and you have a natural-looking, but very forgiving, amount of coverage. On the skin it feels light and appears matte without the need for powder which is exactly what I look for in a foundation. Plus, there is such a wide range of colours that there really is something for everyone. My only niggle with the Daniel Sandler Perfect Canvas foundation is the packaging... I feel that I sometimes squeeze a little too much product out of the bottle. I tend to prefer potted foundations or a squeezy tube alternative. However, the quality of this product more than makes up for the lack of dispensing control. I would definitely recommend these Daniel Sandler Perfect Canvas foundations.

Have you ever bought a Daniel Sandler product? What is one of your favorite makeup artist branded cosmetics lines? What sort of packaging do you prefer foundations to be in?

Love and snuggles


  1. I've never tried this or any other of his before but these do look interesting I have to say... :)

    Great post :)

    Siobhan xxxx


  2. oh wow they look great, such a good price too!
    Carissa xx
    Vanilla Crush Blog

  3. I saw them on the website for that bargain price and regret not buying it x

  4. Just been catching up on your posts after a bit of a blogging break. Seems like you've been up to loads! Good luck with you're plans to be a mua!


  5. Your swatches were really helpful, thank you! The choice of shades are brilliant and at the sale price why not!