Product Spotlight: Wander Beauty Wanderess Chill Eyeshadow Palette

I wore this all through December.

Ya know, with a new eyeshadow palette coming out every five seconds, you’d think that finding an awesome cool-toned palette would be easy, but noooooooo. It’s not, and not just because warm-toned orange-y browns have basically ruled the school for the last few years. I’m a warm-toned gal who just so happens to love wearing cool shades, but the cool-toned palettes I come across usually look too gray and weird on me, like I just smeared mud all over my eyes with no rhyme or reason.

Enter the endlessly wearable six-pan Wander Beauty Wanderess Chill Palette ($25 at Sephora), which is just cool enough to work on warm or cool undertones (yay!), and it’s loaded with lovely pink, taupe, purple and brown shades.

So mo weird gray tones in sight.

wander beauty wanderess chill swatches
When cool-toned palette dreams come true…

From Sephora.com:

What it is: An eye palette with six intensely pigmented cool-toned shadows in complementary shades and finishes.

Highlighted Ingredients:

– Mango Seed Butter: Rich in vitamins C and A to revitalize skin and reduce the appearance of fine lines.

– Rose Extract: Helps minimize redness.

– Vitamin E: Supports skin healing, protects skin against free radicals, and supports skin’s natural moisture barrier.

Ingredient Callouts: Free of sulfates SLS and SLES, parabens, phthalates, mineral oil, and contains less than one percent synthetic fragrances. This product is also cruelty-free.

What Else You Need to Know: Get gorgeous on the go while keeping it chill. Wander Beauty’s intensely-saturated shadows are enriched with nourishing ingredients to give a buttery swipe of color that lasts all day. This cool mix of luxe metallic, silky satin, and velvety matte eyeshadows puts infinite looks in the palm of your hand. Each luxurious shade is enriched with mango seed butter and rose extract to hydrate and protect the delicate eye area. These shades are crease-proof, fade-proof, and deliver intense payoff.

This Palette Contains:

– 6 x 0.07 oz/ 2.2 g Eyeshadows in Snowbird (satin light pink), Flushed (foil pinky purple), Free Style (matte cool nude), Gondola (satin cool taupe), Après Ski (metallic deep plum), Cocoa (satin cool brown)

I wore it pretty much every time I wore makeup through the month of December because it’s one of those “just a few swipes of color” situations. I usually do the matte in the crease, then one of the mid-toned shimmers on my lids, and then a sheer smidgen of the lightest shade on my brow bone and in the inner corners.

The formula feels a lot like Urban Decay’s, so it’s soft and easy to blend, but the colors are generally a little less pigmented and/or shimmery.

Put another way, if UD is a punk rock princess who goes hawd, Wander Beauty just wants to chill.

FYI, like with Urban Decay shadows, wayward bits of powder will travel into adjacent pans, since the powder is on the fluffier side, but I don’t really mind because there’s almost zero fallout on my face. #priorities

Ingredients:

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Diphenylsiloxy Phenyl Trimethicone, Neopentyl Glycol Diethylhexanoate, Diisostearyl Malate, Zinc Stearate, Nylon-12, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Dimethicone, Phenyl Trimethicone, Ethylhexylglycerin, Phenoxyethanol, Dipentaerythrityl Hexahydroxystearate/Hexastearate/Hexarosinate, Glyceryl Caprylate, Silica, Lauroyl Lysine, Tin Oxide, Rosa Damascena Flower Oil, Tocopheryl Acetate, Mangifera Indica (Mango) Seed Butter, TBHQ. May Contain (+/-): Mica (Ci 77019), Titanium Dioxide (Ci77891), Iron Oxides (Ci 77489), Iron Oxides (Ci 77499), Iron Oxides (Ci 77491), Iron Oxides (Ci 77492), Carmine (Ci 75470), Ultramarines (Ci 77007)

What I love most about this palette (other than the relatively affordable $25 price!) is that I can sculpt my crease with the matte brown shade (which is less of a gray brown and more of a golden brown), then buff one of the shimmers on my lids in, like — I’m not kidding — a minute. And the shimmers play nicely with the textured parts of my lids, so you get that glow without the “oh, hai, wrinkles!” effect that often accompanies shiny shadows.

Wanderess hits a perfect balance between depth and glow…in cool tones! Consider it, especially if you’re #TeamMACSatinTaupe, because these are like Satin Taupe sister shades.

One last thing: There’s also a warm version of this palette called Off Duty (also $25) if you aren’t about that cool-toned life.

Holiday withdrawal…

When do you usually put your holiday decorations away? Most years, I take everything down on New Year’s Day, which is what I did this year, but now the living room looks and feels empty…like the party is SO over and someone deflated all of the balloons.

I guess I could use this as an excuse to go look for cute Valentine’s Day decorations? Some pink pillows for the couch would be nice. I saw this wreath on the Target website, but seriously…I really, really need to stop going to Target.

If I learned anything over the holidays, it’s that Target blackouts (where you go into the store for a bottle of dish soap but leave with $100 worth of nonsense) are real, and it’s a national epidemic.

Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,

Karen

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