Expert Profile Daniel Sandler

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WrittenbyKirsty Brailsfordon04/09/2010

Expert Profile: Daniel Sandler

He's a make up genius with his own cosmetics line – who better to grill about everything beauty?

Make up artist Daniel Sandler has done some amazing videos with, so we thought it was about time we found out a little more about him.

How did you get started as a make up artist?

As a teenager in the mid 1980s I started putting make up on myself as I wanted to look like David Bowie. I would then strut down the Kings Road, Chelsea, thinking I looked amazing. I met loads of like-minded fashionistas at London clubs and trendy parties, including models, designers and photographers. I soon realised how much make up could transform someone so I attended a make up course at the London College of Fashion to learn the basics. Luckily, I met the right type of people that gave me a foot in the door in an industry where I have been successful for more than 20 years.

What's your beauty must-have?

My Clarisonic face and body cleansing brush and my Slendertone Face.

Do you ever wear make up now?

Yes, when I go on telly or need to hide a blemish, but not every day.

How should we adapt our make up for the summer months?

Make sure you use waterproof formulas and apply either a bright flash of colour to your lids using a liquid or pencil liner or apply a fun bright red, orange or pink lipstick.

What's the one beauty rule that everyone should live by?

My mantra is blend, blend, blend! It doesn't matter what make up you wear, but always blend it well.

Talk us through your night-time cleansing regime

It's uncomplicated, fortunately. I splash my face with water then squeeze a little Clarins creamy cleanser on the cleansing brush head and let it do all the work. Then I apply a face serum and finally a layer of night-time moisturiser over my face and neck.

What are your five make up staples?

Make up brushes, concealer, blusher, eyeliner pencil and mascara.

Who's been your favourite person to work with so far?

There are a few! Lisa Snowdon, Claudia Winkleman, Carly Zucker, Nell McAndrew and Myleene Klass to name a few, but I also loved Jade Goody – I did her wedding make up.

Who would you love to work with in the future?

Beyonce Knowles.

What's your signature scent?

Creed Fleur de The Rose Bulgaire from their Private Collection

What are your top tips for achieving that ever elusive 'no make up' make up look?

Choose textures and shades that compliment your skin tone and apply them in good, even daylight. But make sure you don't look too natural or it will look like you've not actually put any make up on.

Talk us through how to choose the perfect foundation.

Choose three shades that you feel match your skin tone and apply each in turn to your face and neck in daylight. The one that's invisible and seamless is the perfect one for you.

For make up application do you prefer brushes or fingers?

Both are good. Brushes are good for eye shadows, base, concealer, powders and lipstick whereas fingers are good to apply creamy formulas such as tube lip glosses, blushers and bronzers.

What beauty trends are you loving for A/W '10

Perfect looking, made-up skin with foundation and powder, dark smoldering eyes and vampy lip colours.

What's next for Daniel Sandler?

I'll continue to work with my celebrity clientele for red carpet events and glossy mags while working for and shooting "how to" make up videos. I'll also be working on new products for my award-winning mineral make up range and helping as many charities as possible, such as the Lords and Lady Taverners, Help For Heroes, and the Eve Appeal. I'll also mentor young make up students in London who want to follow in my footsteps.

Check out our beauty videos with Daniel here.

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