- Blush has good pigment
- Blush formula is buildable and forgiving in color
- Applies easily with fingers, brush, or sponge
- Not patchy
- Illuminator is not very pigmented
- Highlighter was not creamy, harder to apply
- Pricey for what it does
I’d consider this blush and highlighter duo half good. Wander Beauty On The Glow makes a decent cream blush, but the illuminator is pretty “meh.”
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I’m not that impressed with this Wander Beauty On The Glow blush and highlight stick.
I wanted to love Wander Beauty Blush and Illuminator. I love the convenience of the dual-ended blush and highlighter that can be used on so many different areas of the face. But, this product just isn’t worth the price tag. Out of the two formulas, the blush is all I’m impressed with in terms of pigment. The highlighter is lackluster, and the wear of both isn’t anything to write home about. If I’m going to spend nearly $40 on a product, it best perform, and this one really missed the mark for me.
Quick Rating Rundown
:Wander Beauty On The Glow Blush
Promises vs. Performance: Use Wander Beauty’s blush and highlight stick on cheeks, eyes, lips, and body.
Wander Beauty On The Glow boasts a 7-in-1 multitasking formula. The dual ended blush and highlight stick delivers natural color to cheeks and lips and luminosity to eyes and the body. It can be used as an eyeshadow primer and even to enhance the shoulder and décolletage. With fingers or a brush, easily apply both color and illumination for a soft focus effect. As said by Wander Beauty, “On-the-Glow keeps you gorgeous on the go™” with this touch-up friendly product.
Let me be honest with you: On The Glow is an overpriced blush and highlighter duo. At nearly $40, I expect more than the performance I got from this product. Yes, the blush has an intense, bold pigment (I thought the soft pink shade was even too intense for my fairer skin!), but the highlight lacks. It doesn’t give a glowy, highlighter effect. I’d say it gives more of a natural radiance to cheeks. The cream formulas do apply easily with fingers, a brush or a sponge, but you really have to pack it on to get any payoff with the illuminator. This can result in a heavy looking product that can settle into lines and pores. It doesn’t have the longest wear either, especially if you don’t set it. After about five hours of wear, it begins fading away.
How It Compares: Skip Wander Beauty On The Glow.
You know, not all products can be winners, and, unfortunately, this one isn’t. While the Wander Beauty On the Glow blush is pretty pigmented, I can’t say the same for the illuminator side. It doesn’t give that pop of glow that I expect from a formula that costs nearly $40. At that price point, I expect to be wowed and impressed. It does apply easily without being patchy with fingers, brush, or a sponge. I wish I could say the wear impressed me, but it didn’t. It wears well for the first five or so hours, but, after that, it begins fading and wearing off. Depending on your skin type, it can settle and cling to imperfections.
What is my favorite cream blush, you might be wondering? ROSE INC Blush Divine is easily one of the best formulas I have ever tried and is one of my holy grails. The creamy formula easily blends into cheeks with fingers or a brush, providing a the most healthy, radiant flush of color. It never accentuates any imperfections, from dryness to texture and never settles into lines or pores. Blush Divine applies beautifully over any base, whether cream or powder, without disrupting the makeup underneath. For a complete list of my favorite cream blush formulas, check out our MILABU PICKS article, ‘The Best Cream Blushes You Need In Your Life.’
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Edited by Maddie