Lovers of liquid blushers rejoice for we have yet another new addition to the family, the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Beauty Blush Wand!
Yes, you read that correctly, in a world full of dewy dumplings (shout out to Nam Vo!) Team Tilbury has treated us to a matte offering…let’s dive in!
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Charlotte Tilbury Matte Beauty Blush Wand
Now look, it’s no secret that I am a fan of blusher. Blush and lipstick excite me. I love how a simple swipe of blush can change an entire look, how a pop of pink can add the ‘healthy from within’ appearance I so long for; they are transformative makeup items, yet can do so in the most beautifully subtle or outlandish way. #TeamBlushForever
So when Tilbury teased us with this latest launch I knew I was sold. Already a fan of the original Beauty Light Wands that ooze with pretty pearlesent pigments, the question remained: would I fall for their matte sister?
Described as being “One dot wonder” and “universally flattering EASY LIQUID BLUSH WANDS that lift and revive the look of every complexion” the liquid blushers certainly talk the talk.
The “one dot wonder” referring to Charlotte’s easy application guide:
“1 dot for day, 2 for date and 3 for disco! 2. BLEND & POP!“
The new Matte Beauty Blush Wands are available in four shades at launch:
- Pink Pop
- Peach Pop
- Pillow Talk
- Dream Pop
Pillow Talk is only available on the Charlotte Tilbury website.
The blusher promises: smoothing finish, a fresh glow and a blush that lasts all day.
Price, Packaging & Swatches
Charlotte Tilbury Matte Beauty Blush Wand retails for £30 for 12ml, an increase for the Beauty Light Wand price, I believe they were previously £26…?
Some other liquid blushers for price comparisons:
Charlotte Tilbury Beauty Light Wand 12ml £30
(£2.50 per ml)
Vieve Sunset Blush Balm 15ml £21 (1.40 per ml)
Nars Liquid Blush 15ml £28.50 (£1.90 per ml)
Made By Mitchell Liquid Blursh 6ml £14 (£2.33 per mi)
Rare Beauty Soft Pinch Liquid Blush 7.5ml £22
(£2.93 per ml)
Daniel Sandler Watercolour Blush 15ml £18.45
(£1.23 per ml)
The packaging is the same as the other Beauty Light Wands, a squeezable tube, the tube bearing the shade of the blush, with a sponge tip applicator.
Personally, I’d prefer for there to be a nozzle to dispense product rather than a sponge for hygiene reasons.
There is an ‘On/off’ section that you twist on the neck of the product. Make sure you turn to “off” when not in use to prevent leakage.
I chose the shade Pillow Talk and I think she’s rather beautiful.
A lovely, melting mauve-y pink that is pretty and enhances the face. See the swatches below.
I have a swatches reel over on my instagram here!
Application & Longevity
The product is easily ‘stamped’ onto the cheek using the sponge. I trialled two application methods; fingers and brushes and found that the blusher blended well with both. I’d perhaps choose a brush for ease and speed, however, I could apply and blend with my fingers without issues.
The blusher is a matte formula therefore I was aware beforehand that she’d be a different animal to say, the Vieve Sunset Blush Balm I reviewed last week. I expected a quicker ‘dry down’ time and my concern was possible patchiness. Matte formulas tend to be a little more tricky to work with.
The Matte Beauty Blush Wand does indeed need to be worked with quickly so I’d advise applying and blending on one cheek first before moving on to the next. Applying a small amount and blending, then repeating this step to build intensity.
I find using this method achieves a seamless application, either with a brush or when using fingers to apply. The blush doesn’t go patchy nor does it transfer and I find it does have great longevity, lasting throughout the day on my oily/combination (and dehydrated) skin; both tested on bare skin and on top of foundation.
The Charlotte Tilbury Matte Beauty Blush Wand has a matte finish, therefore there isn’t any shimmer or shine; which is perfect if that is something you wish to avoid. Of course, if you want to add, a touch of highlighter on the cheekbones gives a lovely contrast between the two finishes.
The matte finish is not an unflattering finish nor does the formula dry ‘tight’ or tug at the skin; something that I’m becoming increasingly aware of now I have entered my forties!
Overall I think this is a great launch from Charlotte Tilbury. It diversifies the brand’s liquid blusher range both in terms of finish and formula and gives us as consumers more options. The shade range is pretty and is inclusive. It is a welcome addition to the makeup collection!
Are you tempted by this latest launch?
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