While I’m waiting on my order from the annual Sephora VIB Rouge sale to arrive, I thought I’d share a review of another one of my recent purchases that I’ve been loving lately – Charlotte Tilbury’s Hollywood Contour Wand and Beauty Light Wand.
These are definitely two products that have been hyped up on YouTube and the blogosphere, but I love Charlotte Tilbury so even before I had read any reviews, I knew I wanted to give them try.
The packaging on both the wands is a little bit strange – tubes with sponge applicators. While some people have had issues with the hygiene of the sponge applicator, my biggest gripe is with the tube itself. You have to twist the top of the tube to unlock it, then squeeze the product out. Except the tube feels like it’s 70% filled with air, not only making it difficult to squeeze out, but also suggesting that there’s less product in it than it would seem.
When it comes to contour, I typically like something with a cooler undertone, and while this is slightly warmer, it seems to work perfectly with my skin tone. I purchased the colour Light-Medium (it also comes in Medium-Dark), and I apply it straight from the applicator to my skin then blend it out with a beauty blender (I’ve also tried blending it with a brush, that works just as well, but provides more of a sheer application).
The Beauty Light Wand is definitely the star of the show between the two. The highlight gives you an incredible lit-from-within look that you can either build up or sheer out depending on the day. I like to apply this liberally on my cheekbones, down the centre of my nose and on my cupids bow. And honestly, I can’t imagine how you can go overboard with this highlight – it’s just a beautiful champagne glow – not to mention it lasts all day.
If you’re in the market to try out some new cream products, or just like checking out the latest innovations, these products are seriously not to be missed. Charlotte Tilbury never fails to impress. A+!
Wearing both the Contour Wand in Light-Medium and the Beauty Light Wand above