The Daniel Sandler Instant Tan Face Powder is a product I was lucky enough to win in a recent Twitter competition - I was over the moon!
It arrived beautifully boxed within a little gold organza bag type thing - would make a lovely present actually. The compact itself is pretty sturdy and of a decent size - also comes with a handy mirror within the lid...
So - the Instant Tan Face Powder is a bit of a changeling I reckon...! It's a powder in the pan which takes on the guise of a cream during application, as it's really easy to blend, but then has the staying power of a powder once on. It's lasted well throughout the day - even in this hot weather and just fades away evenly without sitting in dry bits or pores. It has a luxurious texture to it with no shimmer or glitter and is described on Daniel's own website as velvety, demi-matte and silky smooth. Obviously best to start off with a small amount of product as per the instructions and build up gradually. You only need to press your brush lightly into the compact to pick up enough to begin with - a little goes a long way. It works well to add a bit of a contoured effect but I must admit my favourite method is to use my large blusher brush and just dust across where the sun would naturally catch ie across the tops of cheekbones and bridge of the old nose - any excess can then just be lightly swept around the rest of one's kite! Considering this is one of the palest bronzers I've used it works really well with my light olive skin tone and there are no orange or dirty tones. It can be used on it's own or mixed with a bit of blush for a rosier look.
Here it is swatched and then blended below...
On the kite - serious face ...
...and stupid face - sometimes you just gotta do it (don't ask!).
Sorry about that!...Anyway...you know when 'us bloggers' talk about 'reaching' for some product or other - well I've been 'reaching' for this a whole lot recently. I love the fact that it does what it says on the can and just gives a healthy, 'caught a bit of sun' look - which is exactly what I'm after at the moment!
The Daniel Sandler Instant Tan Face Powder is priced at £22.50/9g. It's available from his own website here or from the usual online beauty retailers including QVC.
Have you tried Daniel's Instant Tan Face Powder? What 'facial tanners' have you been reaching for at the moment?
PS Apologies for hair - but I'd scraped it back for the school run!