I hope you all had an absolutely fabulous long weekend, I thought I would start the week off by presenting to you a drugstore brand review on Wet n Wild. As many of you know, Wet n Wild is probably one of the most affordable brands available at the drugstore – which sometimes leads to thoughts that it doesn’t perform well. But if you are active in the beauty community, I’m sure you have heard that Wet n Wild has become known now as being one of the best brands to dupe luxury products, for a fantastic price tag. Here is my review on several of their products…
PhotoFocus Foundation – $7.99 CAN.
This product has gained a lot of buzz lately. It is a medium coverage foundation that does blend beautifully into the skin, and it has a decent colour selection (when it is in stock). Now I wasn’t as blown away by this as a lot of beauty fans were, I found that throughout the day on my dry skin it did move around on my face a little and begin to look a little patchy around dry areas. I do believe though that it would perform well on oily skin, and is all in all a great affordable option at the drugstore. I do wish it had a pump though, and I’m not a fan of the smell as it legitimately smells like straight up paint.
MegGlo Contouring Palette in Dulce De Leche – $5.99 CAN.
Bottom line, this product is amazing. I have been reaching for it almost everyday over a lot of my high end products, and it reminds me a lot of the Marc Jacobs powders. I use the light side to set my under eye concealer, and the dark side to contour and bronze up my skin. It is a fantastic product, with an even better price tag.
Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana – $4.99 CAN.
I do really enjoy this bronzer, although it is not quite as smooth as the powders in their contour palette -I do however think that it is a great affordable option. It does come in a couple of different shades, mine being the lighter one. It has a bit of a sheen to it which I do enjoy, but if you are a matte girl this probably wouldn’t be your cup of tea.
MegGlo Highlighting Powder in Precious Pedals – $5.99 CAN.
This product started out as limited edition, but because of it’s success it became a permanent piece in their collection. This is hands down the best highlighter available at the drugstore in my opinion, it blends beautifully into the skin and gives off an intense glow. I have the shade “Precious Petals” which is the lighter of the 2, and is a golden/champagne colour. There is also a shade called “Crown Of My Canopy” which is too dark for my skin tone, but would be beautiful on those with darker skin as it is a gorgeous rose gold/bronze shade.
MegaGlo Illuminating Palette in Catwalk Pink – $5.99 CAN.
Considering how much I loved their other highlighting powder, this product was a bit of a disappointment. It was a little too glittery for my liking, and a bit chalky. It also doesn’t blend very well, so I would probably pass on this product.
Color Icon Blushers – $4.99 CAN.
I have the shades Mellow Wine (An intense peachy coral shade), Pearlescent Pink (A pinky coral shade with golden undertones), & Rose Champagne (A champagne sheen).
^Pictured above from left to right…Pearlescent Pink, Mellow Wine, Rose Champagne.
My two favourite’s are most definitely Mellow Wine & Pealescent Pink. Rose champagne I would say is more of a blush topper as it isn’t a very pigmented shade. I absolutely adore Pearlescent Pink, and would say it’s a great dupe for Nars’ Orgasm. I’ll even go as far as saying that I may even like it better than Nars blush as I find it is easier to blend, therefor making it quicker to apply.
Color Icon Ombre Blush in The Princess Daiquiris – $5.99 CAN.
I wasn’t sure how this one would apply, as it looked quite light when swatched. However, if you are looking for a light blush that will just give you a little pinch of colour, and a little glow to your skin – this is a great option. It blends nicely into the skin as well.
Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Silent Treatment- $3.49
I really wish I could find more of these trios, but I’m having a little bit of a difficult time finding them in Ontario. If you come across these however, make sure you pick them up. They are such a great price for the quality of eye shadow you get. They blend nicely, and are not at all patchy. They also are very user friendly if you have a difficult time knowing where to apply shadow shades.
*Sidenote: I am not a fan of the Stay Wild Glitter Eyeshadow Trios. They have a thick spray over of glitter, and the powders are quite scratchy. Stick to the classic trios.*
Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Poster Child – $5.99 CAN.
The Eyeshadow Collection palettes are a great price and for the most part are the same formulas as used in the trios. I love the “Poster Child” palette I have, with the exception of the 2 blue shades which I find a little patchy, but even without those two shades you are still getting great shadows for a fantastic price.
Now unfortunately, I do not believe Poster Child is available anymore, but I have tried the other Eyeshadow Collection Palettes in the past and they are all great and I would highly recommend. I especially love their “Comfort Zone” Palette (pictured below) which was MIA when I was writing this blog.
Au Natural Palette in Nude Awakening – $7.99 CAN.
Surprisingly, I’m not a huge fan of this palette. At first glance, the shades look lovely – but I don’t feel the quality is on par with other Wet n Wild palettes I have tried. They aren’t the worst thing, but I wouldn’t recommend running out and purchasing them as they are not super duper pigmented, and are a little bit patchy.
MegaLength Mascara – $3.99 CAN.
I’m going to keep this short, because I have talked about this mascara before. But I love this one as it gets in my tiny little bottom lashes and lengthens without being clumpy. I’ve repurchased this product on a couple of different occasions.
Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks – $6.99 CAN.
Shades in my collection (As pictured in above photo, in order):
-Missy and Fierce (A bright cherry red)
– Give Me Mocha (A true brown)
-Nice To Fuchsia (A beautiful bright fuchsia/pink)
-Berry Recognize (A deep pinky/berry shade)
-Rebel Rose (A pretty mauve)
– Nudie Patootie (A light nude, good for the center of the lip)
These lipsticks have exceptional pigmentation and dry down to a true matte while still being comfortable on the lips. I have been reaching for them a ton lately, and honestly for the price – you can’t beat them. They perform just as well if not better than some of my other high end liquid lipsticks and remind me a lot of the Anastasia formula.
I enjoyed all of the shades I purchased, however I did find “Give Me Mocha” to be a little sheer, but with a second coat it seemed to work nicely. In the swatch picture I didn’t wait for the shades to dry down, but I assure you they do dry down to be a matte lip shade.
PhotoFocus Setting Spray – $5.99
This spray is pretty darn awesome, I don’t understand how they can make such a great product for such a low price. I reach for it just as much as my Urban Decay All Nigher to be honest. If you want your makeup to stay put and you’re on a budget, this product is probably going to be your new favourite. Downfall – the smell isn’t great, but once it’s on you don’t smell it anymore.
So there you have it, a full review on Wet n Wild! Leave a comment if you enjoyed, and we will talk soon!
SIDE NOTE to Canadians: Wet n Wild can be difficult to find right now but it is becoming more prevalent in a lot of stores. I suspect it will be in a lot more drugstores within the next little bit. At the moment though, I purchase all my Wet n Wild from Rexall, Wal-Mart’s in the city which usually have a great selection, & Well.ca. My favourite place to purchase is Well.ca because they ship quickly, and if you spend over $35 you receive free shipping. I’m also super impressed with their customer service, as two of the products I received had been shattered in the mail. I sent a picture and there was no hassle, the next day they had the new product sent out to me.