Perfect Purple? Daniel Sandler Sheer Satin Eyeshadow 575

Monday, 23 August 2010


Specifically for OxfordJasmine, this one ...  I know a few people are on the lookout for the perfect "Cadbury" purple eyeshadow, and I think this one is definitely a contender!  Daniel Sandler himself picked this one out for me recently (more about that next week) after I confessed my love of purple eyeshadow to him.  I've long been after a proper "bright" purple that isn't too blue, or too "dusty", and this one has been love at first sight.

Purples are notoriously difficult to photograph, and I'm not entirely happy with how these shades appear here, but I shall do my best.


Don't be fooled by the adjective "sheer" in the name of this shadow, it's vibrant and well-pigmented, and very smooth to apply. Whilst not as buttery-smooth as, say, Rouge Bunny Rouge, it's plenty soft, and very blendable.


The top swatch there is blended over Urban Decay Primer Potion, and the bottom is over bare skin.  As you can see, putting this on over a primer brings out the hidden shimmer in this shadow, which makes it appear lighter on the skin.  The photo has washed out the shade of this shadow a little, it's very definitely purple, and not at all the lilac-y shade you're seeing here.

Daniel Sandler cosmetics are available online from LookFantastic (but a slightly limited range) and Your True Colours (which has a full range) and you can see the entire line in the flesh at Urban Retreat on the 5th floor at Harrods. The shadows cost £10.

The Fine Print: No PRs harmed in the making of this post.  Nor did any money change hands. 'twas a present.  Kinda.  Long story, look out for a longer post explaining soon.

9 comments:

  1. OMG i love this color and purple is one of my all time fav colors..great review x

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  2. great review, thanks! I had a look at the watercolour blushes he makes and they look so tempting

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  3. That looks fabulous! I love purples and I know your frustration about trying to capture the colour on camera. So often the colour gets washed out or looks too blue. I shall definitely be having a peek at this! I look forward to hearing about the Sandler experience :) xx

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  4. Wow, this purple is gorgeous. Purple is my absolute favourite eyeshadow colour...gonnahave to check thisone out :D

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  5. OMG, yes yes yes. This is so gorgeous. I usually would never buy a shadow at £10 but this could might just be THE purple shadow of my dreams. Thank you so much. this rocks the world x

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  6. Its a beautiful purple. Reminds me a bit of Nars Daphne, but without the shimmer. I'll need this one too now :-)

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  7. Ooooh pretty! I'm on the hunt for a similar purple, but mine MUST be matte. Essentially I'm looking for MUFE #92, only not, since it's hard to get and expensive where I live XD

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  8. I love this shade of purple! I am usually one who has someone put my makeup on for me but I am going solo and learning to apply my own! LOL! I have been practicing applying eye shadows but I can't get the application quite right,everytime I see eye shadow I want to pull out mine and practice and this makes me want to do just that! thank you for sharing I love your blog and I have followed you as well I need all the tips and advice I can get if I want to look fabulous with no help! LOL!

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  9. I love this shade of purple! I am usually one who has someone put my makeup on for me but I am going solo and learning to apply my own! LOL! I have been practicing applying eye shadows but I can't get the application quite right,everytime I see eye shadow I want to pull out mine and practice and this makes me want to do just that! thank you for sharing I love your blog and I have followed you as well I need all the tips and advice I can get if I want to look fabulous with no help! LOL!

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