Comparing Gel & Liquid Watercolour Blush

Cheek To Cheek: Watercolour Liquid Vs. Watercolour Gel Cheek Colour

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It’s been 15 years since we launched the iconic Watercolour Liquid Cheek Colour, and now there’s a new blush on the block: Watercolour Gel Cheek Colour. Blusher fans rejoice! But what’s the difference between the two award-winning formulas, and which one should you choose? We've broken it all down to help you find the perfect blush for you. Read on to find out more.

Watercolour Gel Cheek Colour vs. Watercolour Liquid Cheek Colour

Why Watercolour?

Daniel, AKA “the Patron Saint of Blush”, prefers gel and liquid products as they leave skin looking fresh, alive & younger, with a finish that's like a second skin, as opposed to pressed powders that can make skin look dry or older. Whether you choose the liquid or gel formula, with Watercolour you can always be sure of:

  • A blendable formula that gives a seamless, streak-free finish.
  • Buildable coverage, letting you layer up as little or as much colour as you like to achieve the look you want.
  • Long-lasting colour. Our Watercolours are water-resistant and rub-proof. You’ve got some working time to apply them, but once they set, they don’t budge, and there’s no need to set them with a powder.
  • A lightweight, comfortable feel that won’t weigh skin down.
  • Easy, bespoke colour. Mix a few shades on the back of your hand to create the perfect, custom shade for you.
  • A smooth finish. Cheeks often have large pores, and the silicon ingredients in our Watercolours will help to diminish enlarged pores and create a smoother finish on the cheek area.

Which one should I choose?

Watercolour Gel Cheek Colour

Pick Watercolour Gel if:

  • You want sheer colour with an ultra-natural, flattering finish with a slight sheen.
  • You aren’t confident applying the liquid blush, or find that liquids are too runny or pigmented.
  • You’re on the go. Watercolour Gel Blush can be applied quickly and easily with just your fingers, and it’s easier to control than a liquid.
  • You want a multi-purpose product. The Watercolour Gels can be used on lips too, which means one fewer item in your makeup bag.
  • You’ve got dry skin. Our Watercolour Gel is enriched with Vitamin E to soothe and protect, and Hyaluronic Acid to hydrate


Watercolour Liquid Cheek Colour

Choose Watercolour Liquid if:

  • You want more choice. Watercolour Liquid Blush is available in 16 shades (plus there’s 8 illuminators and a bronzer too) so you can be sure there’s a shade to suit you. With matte, shimmer and satin finishes, you can find the perfect blush to suit your mood, whether you want a dewy-fresh finish or to give cheeks a touch of sparkle.
  • You want to achieve a more sculpted look. While you can apply Watercolour Liquid with your fingers, applying it with a brush gives a much more professional finish.


Top tips when working with liquid, gel or cream blushes

Liquid, gel and cream products (be them blushes, bronzers or highlighters) layer beautifully over liquid or cream foundations, but don’t sit very well on top of powder formulas. We don’t recommend wearing our Watercolours over powder foundation or mineral makeup. It’s fine to wear powder products on top, so if you want to wear a bronzer, contour or other powder, Daniel advises applying your liquid or gel blush first.

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