I love Charlotte Tilbury, all the products I own have been ones I like and reach for. Be it the Film Star Bronze and Glow (find my review here) or the Light Wonder Foundation so far nothing I’ve gotten my hands on from the line has disappointed. If by any chance you’ve missed it I happen to like a glowy-dewy look to the skin, and I do experiment with the matte-r side of things sometimes, so when I had the chance I jumped at WonderGlow a glow boosting, youth infused face primer.
It comes in the same packaging as the Light Wonder which makes me happy when they sit out together in a little pretty rose-gold capped bottled harmony. The usual CT marketing is promising a lot in her videos she calls it “A Youth Elixir”claiming that it’s skincare with this fluorescent core technology that gives skin a glow. While I’m not sure if it’s skincare – I wouldn’t skip my moisturiser or something for this, it does give skin a nice glow.
It’s a very warm, champagne gold toned primer. In the bottle, and in a heavy swatch you can really see how yellow it pulls. On the skin it sheers out into this soft sheen, I find this is quite good for neutralising some redness , the little glitter particles can look a bit harsh on the skin for me without anything over it if applied all over the face. I’d suggest applying it on the cheeks and forehead for radiance and not just going to town. It doesn’t increase the longevity of foundation in my opinion and experience, however this pairs beautifully with the Light Wonder Foundation and really does enhance the glow. I’ve also worn it under the Giorgio Armani Luminous Silk foundation and was happy with the results.
Next to other radiance enhancing primers it’s clear that this has a very different undertone, unlike the more bronzey peachy Laura Mercier or the Revlon Skinllights it pulls far more yellow. Clearly it’s not in the same colour family as Becca’s Pearl or the Clarins’ Instant Light, I’ve found it to be a refreshing change in my primer line up. In terms of the texture they are all pretty much the same, with the Charlotte Tilbury having a slightly more gel based texture than the others. On the skin it’s light to nonexistent and doesn’t leave a tacky feel after application like the Laura Mercier offering.
Unlike other Charlotte Tilbury items I own the outer cardboard box is white not the deep burgundy with rosegold of the makeup line. From some online research I did it seems that the white packaging is for the skincare line, perhaps pushing the claim that this is skincare yet again. The products ingredients are listed on the side of the box but can also be found online. It’s got some irritants like fragrance but I haven’t had any reactions to report.
The claims here are pretty hefty, it’s meant to be filled with anti-aging ingredients and skin care benefits which I’m not too sure about. However if you are looking for a new radiance giving, glow filled primer I’d look into this. Has it beaten my all time favourite the Laura Mercier Radiance Primer? No. But the effect the two give is quite different and so I can justify having both. While I’d say the Light Wonder Foundation is a a must have, despite the slightly limited shade range, this is just a nice to have.
Have you tried the Wonderglow? What were your thoughts?