Charlotte Tilbury’s Pinkgasm Beauty Light Wand Is Worth the Wait
TikTok has completely changed how we shop for beauty products. One viral video can sell a product out for months. The best example is Charlotte Tilbury’s Pinkgasm Beauty Light Wand, which is finally back in stock after being impossible to track down for half a year—so I suggest you grab one while you still can.
I first saw the Light Wand—a shimmering pink blush and highlighter hybrid—in action in Madison Beer’s Vogue Beauty Secrets video back in February, and shortly after, I couldn’t scroll TikTok without seeing it in a tutorial. I was mesmerized by the gorgeous shine and juicy pink flush and couldn’t wait to get it on my cheeks. The only problem? It wasn’t available anywhere, and no amount of beauty editor favors could get it in my hands. For months, it taunted me every time I opened the app. Nothing in my (giant) arsenal of blushes would satisfy me. I needed to be as glowy as Madison Beer.
Flash forward six months and a waitlist of 50,0000 people later, the Charlotte Tilbury Pinkgasm Light Wand has finally been restocked, and I haven’t gone a day without using it since it arrived at my doorstep. I was worried that the real thing wouldn’t measure up to the hundreds of videos I’ve seen, but I’m happy to report it’s even better in person.
The sponge applicator is incredibly easy (and fun) to use, and just a few dabs will go a long way. It blends gorgeously into my skin, and can be easily built up from a natural flush to full-on statement blush—like Madison and most of the TikTok girlies, I prefer the latter. I’m generally skeptical of products that claim to be universally flattering, but I have a hard time imagining someone this would look bad on. The blend of rose and gold tones is just so perfect and makes me look as cute as a cartoon princess.
I usually prefer matte blushes, but the shimmer is so fine it doesn’t read as glittery—just fresh and dewy. It doesn’t emphasize the acne scarring on my cheeks and will be clutch this winter, when my skin gets pale and sallow. My confidence has truly suffered in the last year, but when I swiped on this blush, I never felt prettier—I audibly gasped at the effect.
At $38, it’s a little steep for a blush (though to be fair, it is two products in one), but that feeling is worth any price tag—and well worth the wait.
Bella Cacciatore is the beauty writer at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram @bellacacciatore_.
Published at Mon, 01 Nov 2021 17:20:07 +0000