Many of my favorite makeup products to wear as of late have been coming from brands known for their dedication to easy/on-the-go beauty. Wander Beauty is a brand that caught my eye last year, and while I don't have too many pieces from the line, I've been impressed enough by what I have to want to try more.
Wander Beauty was co-founded by Lindsay Ellingson, a former Victoria's Secret Model, and Divya Gugnani. The idea was to create a travel-inspired yet luxury experience, and as Ellingson had traveled the world when working as a model, she knew just the kinds of products that worked and that didn't work. The line looks to simplify and streamline your routine without compromising quality or performance. I like my makeup to be super effortless on a day to day basis, so this ethos really resonates with me.
I've tried four products from the brand so far, the first one being the Exquisite Eye Liquid Shadow in Bronze. It's a liquid eyeshadow with a doe foot applicator that's super easy to apply. It's incredibly creamy and blends out so well with a finger. The formula lasts well throughout the day with minimal creasing. The Bronze shade is the perfect everyday bronze for me - it's quite neutral and effortless to wear. If a bronze shade leans too warm I have to be sure to also wear eyeliner and enough mascara to keep it from looking like I have pinkeye, but this shade isn't that high maintenance. I can put it on with a quick sweep of mascara for a chic and defined easy eye look.
Speaking of mascara, their Unlashed Volume & Curl Mascara is simply the best. I haven't been able to shut up about it lately because it's just blown me away, and I'm definitely going to be repurchasing it for a long time. It has a really interesting curvy brush that lifts every lash. It's a natural-bristled brush and a slightly drier formula, so it gives the most fluttery, fanned-out lashes. One coat gives a more natural look for every day, but it layers really well to a more dramatic look. I'm also the queen of smudgy lashes, and this one manages to last all day without smudging on me!
I've also been using the Dualist Matte & Illuminating Concealer* a lot lately. It's the only concealer in the line, but it's really the only concealer you need, period. One end is a matte stick concealer, and the other end is a more sheer, illuminating liquid concealer with a doe foot. Usually stick concealers are too dry and cakey for my skin, but this one is different. It glides on smoothly and feels lightweight but has enough coverage for blemishes and discoloration. The illuminating side is beautifully creamy and hydrating underneath the eyes, and it really helps to brighten and conceal dark circles. Both sides of the concealer are formulated with aloe vera extract, collagen, and Vitamin E to nourish and plump the skin while also concealing imperfections. I love that you have all you need in one product - I use the matte end on redness around my nose and on blemishes and the illuminating end under my eyes as well as on my forehead and chin for a more highlighted look. It really gives me quite a healthy, glowing complexion. And if this review hasn't swayed you, I know Katie Jane Hughes mentions using this quite a lot!
The latest product I've tried from Wander Beauty is the Beach Balm* in the shade Sangria. It's a sheer tinted balm that is a lovely berry red shade. It nourishes the lips with shea butter, Vitamins C & E, chamomile extract, and prickly pear extract, so it's perfect to toss in your bag and reapply throughout the day. The shade gives the perfect flush of color and seems like it would be quite universally-flattering. When I wear this it gives a "just bitten" effect to my lips that really makes a look seem more fresh and effortless. I also love dotting it on my cheeks for a dewy flush. Wander Beauty has a lot of other lip products that look absolutely beautiful, so I'm dying to try those next!
Have you tried anything from Wander Beauty?
*Products marked with an asterisk have been sent to me for consideration, but all opinions are my own. Please see my disclaimer for more information. This is not a sponsored post, I just would love to see the brand get more recognition!