The Perfect Travel Makeup?
Although I don’t wear always wear makeup every day, when I do it’s cream formulas I instinctively reach for.
Dewy, easy to apply (perfect for my ten-seconds-or-nothing approach to makeup application) and generally kind to dry skin, cream foundations, blushers and highlighters are some of my favourite products.
I’m also a huge fan of anything that saves space in my makeup bag/drawer so I was interested by Wander Beauty’s On-the-Glow Blush and Illuminator in Coral Rose (£39 for 2 x 3.1 g, Birchbox)– Nude Glow, a double-ended blush and highlight product in one.
The stick-style applicator makes this particularly useful for sweeping across collarbones, cheeks, foreheads, and noses in a hurry. And both products are paraben, mineral oil, phthalates, fragrance and cruelty-free.
True to its name, the Coral Rose blush is just that- a peachy rose colour which both works well in the sun and is neutral enough to suit most skin tones. Containing mineral pigments, squalane (highly hydrating), and vitamins A, C, and E (for antioxidant protection), this is also gentle on skin that has had a long day trotting about in the sun.
I’ve included the full list of ingredients of this (and the Nude Glow Highlighter) at the bottom of this post.
Similarly, the Nude Glow highlighter also provides skin-nourishing benefits as well as a subtle champagne-coloured sheen devoid of any large chunks of glitter.
Wander Beauty also suggest using this as an eye shadow, and it definitely offers a subtle golden glow on the lids too.
I like the ingredients here, as well as the subtly, dewy finish. You also get quite a lot of product for your money here compared to other cream products, making this reasonable value for anyone who would use these shades every day.
Great for: Those who like their makeup quick and easy to apply.
Not-so-great for: The wallet, but possibly cheaper than buying a separate blusher and highlighter.
Product reviewed was PR sample from Wander Beauty
The full list of ingredients:
Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Cetyl Dimethicone, Beeswax, Euphorbia Cerifera (Candelilla) Wax, Microcrystalline Wax, Silica, Glycereth-7, Hydroxystearate, Polyethylene, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Octyldodecanol, Squalane, Phenoxyethanol, Arachidyl Propionate, Hexylresorcinol, Sorbitan SesquioleateTocopherol, Tocopheryl Acetate, Retinyl Palmitate, Tetrahexyldecyl Ascorbate, Propionic AcidI May Contain (+/-) Mica, Titanium Dioxide (CI77891), Yellow 5 Lake (CI19140), Iron Oxides (CI77491), Red 6 Lake (CI15850), Red 7 Lake (CI15850), Iron Oxides (CI77492), Iron Oxides (CI77499), Carmine (CI75470), Manganese Violet (CI77742)