Thursday, August 20, 2015

Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash Primer: Review and Swatches

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Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow: Review and Swatches
A primer and highlight hybrid, Wonder Glow Instant Soft-Focus Beauty Flash Primer($65 CAD) is a fan-favorite from Charlotte Tilbury. Formulated with "Fluorescent Core Light Diffusers", soft-focus ceramic microspheres, BioNymph Peptide Complex, and hyaluronic acid, Wonder Glow hydrates, nourishes, and blurs the skin. To read all about it, click.......
Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow
Packaging:
The Wonder Glow comes in a lovely rectangular plastic bottle. The bottle is squeezable and the product dispenses from a pointy spout. The cap is note-worthy because it's rose gold and super pretty.
Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow: Review and Swatches
Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow
Formulation:
With a lightweight, almost serum-like texture, Wonder Glow can be used as a primer underneath your foundation or it can be mixed into your foundation. It can even be dabbed over your makeup for a highlighting effect. The Wonder Glow is packed with cool gold micro-shimmers. When really blended out, the shimmers become very subtle so they give only a glow. The product is formulated with hyluronic acid so it moisturizes the skin while giving it a blurred effect.
This is very similar to MAC's Prep + Prime Natural Radiance and Annabelle's CC Instant Perfecting Base. The only downside with this primer, as is with most primers with a similar formulation, is that it's not great for those with oily or combination skin as it doesn't curb sebum production and may cause the skin to look greasier than usual.
Charlotte Tilbury Wonder Glow (unblended)
Overall:
This is a lightwight illuminating primer/highlight that blurs, moisturizes, and highlights the skin. The shimmers are very subtle so they will provide only a glow and not an over-the-top glitter fest. With that said, I don't think the formulation is great for combination or oily skin but it would be wonderful for dry to normal skin.

Availability:
Charlotte Tilbury is available online and in stores at Holt Renfrew (Toronto and Vancouver locations).
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