Hello, my loves! Today, I have a review of the Charlotte Tilbury Glowgasm Beauty Light Wand. Earlier this year, Charlotte Tilbury released their Glowgasm collection, and this was one of the many products in the collection that caught my eye. However, being a product from Charlotte Tilbury, I wasn’t sure if it was worth the expensive price tag. In the summer, I had redeemed 2,500 Sephora points for a $100 gift card, and I decided that I wanted to use the gift card to buy this. Read on to see what I think of it!
The Glow Gel contained in this product enhances the skin’s luminosity for a high-gloss highlight that plays with the light and stays dewy all day. Velvety silica has magical, soft-focusing powers, and sensorial oil gives skin a silky-soft feel. Lindera extract magically mimics the effects of light for a youthful glow.
The Beauty Light Wand is described as a wand that highlights the face, and is essentially a liquid highlighter or blush. Within the Beauty Light Wand range, the brand has two High Blushes and two Highlighter wands (one is their original Beauty Light Wand, which isn’t in their Glowgasm collection). The shade I own is Pinkgasm, which is a High Blush. This product retails at $50 for 12 mL and can be purchased at Sephora, Beautylish, Cult Beauty, and the Charlotte Tilbury website. The Beauty Light Wand is made in Italy.
Most people are probably going to hate the packaging, or love it. The Beauty Light Wand comes in a squeezy tube with a cushion sponge applicator at the end. To get product out of the tube, you can twist and unlock the top, as seen below, and then you squeeze the tube until the liquid comes out from the sponge. After you get enough product, you can lock the top back up so that additional product doesn’t come out when you’re not using it.
I have to be honest, the applicator is a little…messy. Product doesn’t only come out the top of the sponge, but also the sides. Do I dab it from the side of the sponge onto my face? Or do I wipe some onto my finger and then apply it to my face? The packaging is not unusable, but I do find it kind of annoying. Since you can’t use the sponge to blend the blush out anyways, I feel like it’s an unnecessary part of the packaging. My personal preference would have been just a regular tube of liquid blush (think Glossier Cloud Paints). A positive with the sponge is that it holds the liquid blush, and the product is so pigmented that one squeeze usually lasts me few uses, which means I’m not constantly untwisting and squeezing.
Another big con about the packaging is that this tube doesn’t feel fully filled. Below is what the packaging looked like after 2 uses – it looks half empty! I would hope that there is actually 12 mL of product in there like the packaging states, but then why not be less wasteful and just make the tube smaller?
Pinkgasm is a shimmery coral-pink blush that leaves a gorgeous, naturally dewy finish on my cheeks that hits in just the right areas of my face. The shimmer is micro-fine, so it doesn’t look like a glitter-bomb on your cheeks, nor does it emphasis textures or pores. The formula of this blush is quite liquid, and blends very easily on the skin. It sheers out well for a subtle flushed look, but can also be layered for a stronger look. The consistency is thin but creamy, and sinks right into the skin, giving no risk of patchiness or overapplication. I feel like people who are not used to using liquid blushes would find this fuss-free to use.
My preferred way of using the Beauty Light Wand is to dab it on my cheeks using the sponge applicator, and then using my fingers to blend it out. I do go in with a sponge to blend out the edges sometimes, but in general, I don’t like using a sponge because it soaks the product right in.
I like using Pinkgasm as a blush on my “no-makeup makeup” days, but it also works well as a blush topper. It’s a particularly good blush to use for no-makeup makeup looks, because it provides enough glow that you don’t need the added step of using a highlighter as well. Used in combination with other Charlotte Tilbury products, this just gives my complexion a healthy look like I slept eight hours, drank 2 litres of water, and never touch junk food (ha!)
I do find that this fades on me after a full day of wear, but in my experience, this is pretty standard for a sheerer blush. It fades very evenly, without any weird patchiness.
- Beautiful, glowy finish
- Product is easy to blend
- Blush fades even and
- Packaging is not the most practical to use
- Product feels half full
- Fades throughout the day
Overall, the Beauty Light Wand is a really beautiful product that give your complexion the most gorgeous, dewy glow. On top of that, it has a nice formula, and it’s easy to use. However, at $50, I’m not entirely sure if it’s worth the price. It is beautiful, but I don’t know if I could justify buying another one of these. I definitely recommend this for anyone who wants to treat themselves to a luxury product, but it’s not a must-have.