I am a huge fan of cream products because of their general ease of use. There are just so many times that I am rushing to get ready and I reach for a cream product because in my opinion, they’re so much quicker and easier to apply – brush or no brush. Point being, I like cream products. A lot.
I’ve been trying out a few natural skincare and makeup products lately, and W3LL PEOPLE Universalist 5 Multi-Use Colorstick (in Creamy Crimson) is one of the products I’ve been testing. This is a cream color product that can be used all over the face, alone or blended with shadows, highlighters or other products to create various effects on the eyes, cheeks and lips.
First of all, the packaging is beautiful. The white tube is minimalist, yet chic. It’s a good size, not too wide, not too thin, so it feels good in the hand. The texture of the tube is smooth without being slippy, which provides better control over product placement.
The shade, Creamy Crimson, is true to its name – a true, crimson red that would work well with most skin tones. As a blush, it provides a beautiful flushed look to the cheeks. On the lips, it leaves a pretty, just bitten look.
The Universalist Multi-Use Colorstick is creamy and smooth-looking on the skin. It doesn’t leave any greasy film or residue, and it’s free from harsh and artificial chemicals so it’s nice and gentle, even on sensitive skin.
I do find that the colorstick drags a bit when applied directly to the skin, so if you’re planning on wearing any foundation or concealer underneath, I recommend using a stippling brush to apply the product. Just swirl the brush into the product, then stipple onto the cheeks and blend it out. The dragging that I referenced above will move foundation and concealer around a bit, but I’ve found that when the product is stippled on with a brush, everything stays in place beautifully.
The Creamy Crimson shade is pretty and sheer when blended onto the cheeks, which is perfect for a natural looking flush. Those who want more color will be able to build upon the product, however, without it getting too thick or heavy looking.
On the lips, the product applies nicely and with a good amount of pigmentation. The finish is creamy, but can get just a tad dry. (This can be easily fixed by applying a light lip balm underneath.)
Overall, the lasting power is a few hours. It’s good, not great, but that can be expected with cream products. The packaging is great for throwing in your bag though, so it’s easy to bring along for touch-ups if necessary.
The Universalist Color Stick is not tested on animals (woot), made in the USA, and again, it’s free of artificial preservatives and harsh chemicals, including parabens, sulfates, dyes, petroleum and more.
The W3LL PEOPLE Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick is available at Pharmaca.