When I heard about W3ll People on the No More Dirty Looks blog, the product packaging was what initially drew me in. Can you blame me? It’s smart, clean, and perfectly simple. However, after receiving a few of their products in the mail for review, I quickly realized that the company had much more to offer than dreamy branding. Today I’ll be reviewing the first of three amazing W3ll People products I’ve been wearing lately: the Universalist Multi-Use Color Stick.
Ingredients (provided at w3llpeople.com.com)- “Grapeseed Oil infused with Green Tea, Reishi Mushroom**, Bayberry**, Beeswax, Olive Oil***, Passionflower Oil, Castor Oil****,Silica, Coconut Oil*****, Silk Powder, Castor Isostearate Beeswax Succinate *, Essential Oil blend, Tocopherol (Natural Vitamin E), Lysine, Grapefruit seed Extract, Japanese Knotweed Extract, Pomegranate Extract,[+/-: Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxides (CI 77491, 77492, 77499), Mica (CI 77019), Carmine (CI 75470), Manganese Violet (CI 77742)] * Eco-cert, ** Certified Organic by Oregon TILTH, *** Certified Organic by Ciranda, **** Certified Organic by Stellar, ***** Certified Organic by QAI”
Some great things about this product:
1. It’s free of parabens, petrochemicals, glycols, silicones, and talc.
2. It’s made with organic ingredients.
3. It’s cruelty-free.
Product Description(provided at w3llpeople.com)- “For the person that wants it all, this fabulously utilitarian product combines multi-use color, powerful organic antioxidants and easy application in one simple stick formula. Choose from a vibrant array of color options that you can quite simply stick anywhere.”
Price– $33, which isn’t too shabby for a product that can easily be used as a blush, a lipstick, and an eye shadow.
Performance– I received the #5 Universalist Stick in the mail for review, and while it looks brown on the website…it’s actually much more of a rich red in person. I love products that can effectively serve several purposes, and this multi-use stick does just that. A dab or two on my cheeks results in a natural-looking pink glow, and a coat or two on my lips makes them a flattering, deep red. Just for fun, I even put the tiniest bit on my lids a few times, and I was pleased with the results.
Below, I’m wearing the Universalist Stick on my cheeks and lips (and looking particularly fancy). I’m also wearing a light coat of Nudist Lip Shine (#1) on my lips over the the Universalist Stick and a bit of Narcissist Foundation/Concealer (#2) under my eyes. I’ll be reviewing those guys tomorrow and Monday!
Scent– Each of the products I received from W3ll People has a woodsy, herbal scent that reminds me a little of some Aveda Products. It’s quite pleasant and not at all overpowering.
Rating– 9.5 out of 10. I subtracted .5 for the grapefruit seed extract (but no more than that since it is only grapefruit seed extract, after all).
Would I purchase this item again? Without a doubt.
*Product was provided by W3ll People. Opinions were provided by me.
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