Darling Girl Wonder Wand Review & Demo

I've returned from my vacation! I had a great time hanging out with my family and checking out the various ports of call. My ship in particular stopped in Nassau, San Juan, St. Thomas, and Turks and Caicos. I have to say, St. Thomas was my favorite stop, followed closely by Grand Turk. I tried snorkeling for the first time and it was very cool. All of the locations were beautiful and serene. Although it's bittersweet to return home, I'm happy to be back to the site!

Today I'll be sharing my thoughts with you on Darling Girl Cosmetics Wonder Wands. Wonder Wands are a cream shadow formulation and are a relatively new product to the brand, having launched in late spring. They're packaged in a 3.5 mL screwtop tube with a doefoot applicator. Currently, there are eight different shades available, ranging from beiges and neutrals, to purples and blues. As far as I know, there will be more colors launching in the future. These retail for $7.50 each.

Products were purchased using a promoter discount. All thoughts and opinions are my own. Photos were taken in indirect light. For reference, my skin tone is slightly lighter than an NC15, fair with warm undertones. Please view my disclosure policy for more information. 

Top to bottom: Mrs. Muffett, Honeycake, Saucy Minx

Left to right:Saucy Minx, Honeycake, and Mrs. Muffett
There is a nice range of colors available and I really like the packaging. The doefoot applicator allows for a more precise application and I find I don't need a brush to apply these. Combined with their small size (each wand is a little over two inches long), wonder wands make a nice product to keep with you for travel. These were the only the indie eye products I took with me on vacation. 

My usual application method is to apply primer first, then dab the cream shadow on using the doefoot wand. From there, I smooth over my lid with my finger for an even application. Depending on the shade, you may have to do two layers for an opaque look. These take about a minute to set in place so you have some time to work with them. 

One thing I will mention is that you will need a primer underneath for longevity. I have oily, crease-prone lids and these only last about 2 hours on me if I don't use a primer with it. This is a typical experience for me with cream shadows. By nature, they're going to be more emollient than your average powder eyeshadow so a good eye primer is a must. When combined with my usual Nars Primer, I get over 8 hours of wear without creasing. 

Honey Cake on the lid, DG Break The Internet in the crease
Of the three shades I have, Saucy Minx is my favorite. It's a complex purple taupe with blue iridescence. Honeycake is a rose gold and Mrs. Muffett is a pearlescent white that looks like a cool lavender depending on the lighting. 

There is a bit of a learning curve when applying it so my recommendation to you is to try to build up color in layers and smooth out your layers in between. This product works best when it's evenly distributed. Overall, I do like this product a lot and would recommend it as long as you don't mind using an eye primer underneath. I always wear one when applying eyeshadow anyway so for me, it's not a deal breaker. I plan on picking up Naughty Olive, Serpentine, and She's So Violet at a later date.

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