A luxury makeup brand that I was interested in trying? Wayne Goss. Sold through Beautylish, this high end brand does a lot that I want from a brand. The only issue: it’s so expensive. So let’s find out whether the Wayne Goss blush duo in vivid azalea is worth the money.
For now I have just tried two products by the brand: a gloss and this blush palette. I would also like to try one of the eyeshadow palettes, but I am a bit torn. Which Wayne Goss eyeshadow palette would you like me to review?
Review: Wayne Goss Weightless Veil Blush Palette in Vivid Azalea
At $45 this is quite the price tag for a blush and highlighter duo. However, you also get a lot of product: 19 grams of product across two pans. For a blush and highlighter that is a lot as most come with 5 – 7 grams of product for a single pan. This gives you close to 10 grams.
The blush duo in Vivid Azalea is described as a vibrant magenta and a luminous white gold. Out of the 6 available shades, this one seemed best for fair skin with a cool to neutral undertone while still being unique. There is one fair skin friendly shade but that mainly features pink tones and I don’t always love those.
How does this blush duo perform?
The Wayne Goss Blush Duo in Vivid Azalea is described as the secret to a healthy youthful flush. It comes with a matte blush and a highlighter. The powders should blur imperfections (hence the veil in the name) and can be layered to customize your perfect cheek look.
The advise is to dip your brush into these. Not swirl, but dip, which I think is a good thing to bare in mind, because this blush is intense. My preferred way of using these is to apply a bit of bronzer first, then the highlighter and then buffing the blush on top.
How do the blush and highlighter swatch?
It was a bit of a gamble when buying this shade but everything else simply seemed much too warm toned and I felt that with a light hand I could make this work. As you can see in these finger swatches, both powders are very well pigmented and as intense and vibrant as you see in the pan.
The matte blush only needs one single dip for a full on application. It blends easily and the magenta shade has a bit of a blue undertone making it a great just in from the cold kind of flush.
The highlighter is more of a soft focus luminous powder. It is beautiful applied all over the face, or just on the high points of the cheeks. The powder looks white in the pan, but has a muted gold flash to it which is very pretty. White gold highlighters are some of my favorites.
How does this blush duo apply to the cheeks?
Both of the shades blend well, apply easily but it is easy to overdo these. I would highly suggest tapping off the excess, especially if you have fair skin like me. You can see here I applied a bit too much, which then makes the product a bit more difficult to blend out. My favorite brush to use is my Quo Nars dupe.
The highlighter is subtle but does show up when the light hits it. It is pretty in the inner corners of the eye as well, but I would not use it on my nose, cupids bow or above the brow. Because the flash is more yellow toned this can look unnatural against my skin tone.
What really brings the palette together for me is the blush. The matte blush goes beautifully with the highlighter and I feel the highlighter needs the blush to truly come to life. The blush by itself is pretty too, with a soft, smooth texture that feels like silk when you touch it.
Should you buy the Wayne Goss Weightless Veil blush palette?
While I really love the way this looks on my skin, I do have reservations telling you to run out and get this. Firstly, there is the price point. It’s pretty expensive and a real splurge.
Secondly, the shade range is limited and I feel not that special. That was my main issue when buying this. Most of the shades are shades that can be bought at a far less expensive price point.
Thirdly, I wish these products would be sold seperately, rather than a duo. You are now always stuck with two products and with products like these I will always prefer one over the other. Here I like the blush more as I feel it is more unique, will I ever use that highlighter again? Only time will tell.
Is it worth the money? While I certainly do not regret my purchase, I don’t think this is worth it to everyone. I actually have a highlighter that does a similar thing and works as well that is from the drugstore. The blush I feel is more unique here and I would have happily paid just a little bit less than what this goes for just to have that come as a single.
In short, you can find something similarly at a lower price point quite easily. You do not have to spend this much for this kind of product. However, does this product offer a unique user experience that makes the price point more worth it? Absolutely.
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