Saturday, September 27, 2014

Some Glow n' Wonder




























Two of my most anticipated products from the Charlotte Tilbury US launch were her much talked about Light Wonder foundation as well as her Wonderglow primer (which I've reviewed here). In my extensive research (re: my blog stalking) I had seen her foundation described as light coverage, hydrating, and "your skin, but better". I feel that phrase is sort of overused when describing foundations (and I count myself as one of the biggest culprits), but even still it always manages to illicit an "ooh, I need that!" response from me when I read it.

After seeing the foundation worn on some of my favorite bloggers (specifically Milk Teef and Lily Pebbles' reviews), my interest in the foundation tripled and I knew I had to have it! It ended up being the last item released from the line due to customs, so when it arrived on my doorstep I already had Charlotte's lovely Wonderglow in my possession (both items courtesy of the lovely Beautylish - a wonderful makeup site that I would highly recommend).

So after some high anticipation, what did I think? Well, lovelies, I can honestly say that after several days of use I think I've found my new holy grail base. No, really. As the queen of tinted moisturizers, I never thought that I'd find a foundation that blows away all of my favorite light bases, but this gem has proved me wrong. I can completely understand why bloggers have been saying that this stuff is "your skin but better", because there's simply no other way to describe it! It is such a light base, but manages to cover up any redness on my complexion, leaving behind hydrated skin.

The best way I could describe it would be as a "shake to wake" formula (very similar in texture to Chanel Vitalumiere Aqua) that serves as a makeup/skincare hybrid. It's incredibly hydrating (so probably would work best for normal to dry skin, one of the reasons we get on so well) and really melts into the skin, leaving behind a more even complexion. It can be built up in coverage with a few layers, but I would say at most it could make it's way to medium coverage. As for the shade, I had gambled a bit and blindly ordered the shade 4 Fair after doing a little bit of research on undertones for each of the shades. Luckily, it ended up being a perfect match! Just a warning that the formula does oxidize a bit after application, so keep that in mind if you're ordering.

So as amazing as the foundation is, it is even more incredible worn on top of Charlotte's Wonderglow primer. Now, I certainly don't think it's a requirement to wear both together, and if I had to choose just one I'd use the foundation hands down (and if you still want a Wonderglow-type primer, I'd recommend the much cheaper but very similiar option of Revlon's Skinlight in Bare Light). However, I did find that the Light Wonder applied like a dream on top of Wonderglow, and it added just a bit more of a dewy, soft-focused glow to my skin. Plus, I found that the results lasted longer throughout the day, making it a win-win.

I love how dewy these two make my skin look (and while still passing the "sunglass test" - the oil-free formula makes it dry down a few minutes after application, while still leaving behind a dew-factor), and I could not be happier with these purchases. Definitely two of my favorites from the all-around amazing Charlotte Tilbury line.


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  1. Your skin looks flawless! Thanks for the great review x
    anacelinelabod.com

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    1. Aw thank you! I gotta admit, these two products together really do leave me feeling pretty confident with my skin, I love them :) And thanks so much for reading!

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  2. Ah, I wish they have a counter here in my country. It looks beautiful on your skin because it just looks like second skin. I will have to find a way to try it out. ^_^

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    1. I believe that Charlotte's website does international delivery (though don't quote me on that), and if not perhaps Selfridge's does? I'm really excited for it to come to stores in the US, 'cause right now it's only online which makes it harder to try out. But thank you so much, it's truly the best foundation I've ever tried out! I hope you're able to give it a try :)

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  3. They sounds really brilliant, wonder if they stock it here in SA.

    Meg | Meghan Silva's Blog

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    1. I'm not sure whether or not they do yet, but with the new expansion to the US hopefully they'll be expanding to other places soon as well, because the line is full of some amazing products!

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