Two weeks ago, I was contacted by Sephora, who kindly gave me a chance to review products from a recently launched brand: Wander Beauty.
Wander Beauty is a brand launched in 2015 by the gorgeous model Lindsay Ellington, who has dedicated this brand to: “…modern women who’s traveling and doing her makeup in a taxi like I did this morning.” (hence, the “wander” part)
That’s a sentiment I can appreciate. Much as I love the leisurely Sunday mornings when I take a full hour to enjoy makeup, the reality is that I barely get 15~20 min. Streamlining is a must; anything that’s pouch-friendly and shortens application time is a yes in my book.
Wander Beauty launched in Sephora this March.
I was sent two “Wanderout Dual Lipsticks,” in the colors “Jet Set/Vacay” and “Wanderberry/Barely There.”
They’re long-lasting lipstick duos that come in two shades: one bright, one neutral. I’m told the products are free of fragrance, mineral oil, and parabens. Plus, cruelty free!
I’m a sucker for pretty packaging. Just loving the burgundy/gold tones; this is gorgeous.
That little GPS arrow is calling to me.
From left: Vacay, Jet Set, Wanderberry, Barely There.
Each lipstick holds ” 2.04g/0.07oz ” worth of product. It’s about half the amount of a normal lipstick, but you do get two, which equals to ” 4.08g/0.14oz. ”
I personally can never finish a whole lipstick, so this is perfect.
Swatches. From left to right: Jet Set, Vacay, Wanderberry, Barely There
These swatch beautifully, super creamy. Jet Set’s a fun hot pink, Vacay a muted light pink, Wanderberry a deep garnet red, and Barely There a muted rose.
(Top: Sunlight, Bottom: With Flash)
The bright colors are definitely more pigmented than the neutrals. The nudey neutrals are much sheerer. “Jet Set/Vacay” leans cool, and “Wanderberry/Barely There” leans warm.
And finally lip swatches:
(I’d like to disclose: my lips were in a terrible condition when I swatched them! Very dry.)
All of these pics were taken on the same day, same hour, in sunlight. No liner, no primer.
You can tell the consistency differs with each color. All of them feel creamy going on, but to each a different kind of creamy, if that makes sense. Wanderberry is more of a creamy matte, while Vacay is slippery + creamy.
Level of matte-ness: Wanderberry >> Barely There > Jet Set > Vacay.
Pigmentation: Wanderberry >> Jet Set > Barely There > Vacay
My favorite color so far is “Barely There,” while my favorite consistency is “Jet Set.” I personally love sheer lippies, but the neutral ones are probably too sheer for someone who loves opaque lips.
Currently, the only one I’m on the fence with is “Vacay.” I can’t for the life of me pull off cool-toned light pink, especially if it’s sheer. My dry lips reveal all sorts of crevasses and flakes with sheer, light pink! T’is a beautiful color but I don’t see myself reaching for it often.
Meanwhile,”Barely There” seems like a lovely MLBB!
One of the best things about these: you can mix it up.
If you’re feeling bright colors, just pop in two bright colors and off you go. Feeling nudes? Grab two neutrals. There’s a bit of a mix-and-match element to these duos, which is good fun.
Thank you Sephora, for giving me a chance to try these lovelies out!
For anyone curious : http://www.sephora.com/wander-beauty