I hope you all are having a great week! Today I want to continue with my next "new at the drugstore" post featuring Wet n' Wild. They recently released a TON of new products and of course, I just had to pick up a few things. (Okay..maybe a little more than a "few") Let's get into it!!
The claim to fame behind this $5.99 product is that it has been tested under 7 types of light, ensuring no flashback. Even with this wonderful claim I still was unfortunately unimpressed with this foundation. As for the packaging, I feel like it looks really professional and high end for such an affordable option. My only complaint would be that it doesn't have a pump. MAJOR BUMMER! The formula itself is really watery, which is actually very nice, because it allows for light to medium coverage, depending on how much you build it up. My main heat with this foundation is that it smells like paint and chemicals. As I apply it to my face I just immediately feel grossed out because of the smell!
Even as I did try to look past the smell I still struggled with the way the product sat on my skin. It broke up all around my forehead and cheeks each time I've worn it so far. I'm still going to play around with it and try to find a way to make it work, because so many bloggers/youtubers love it and it's only $5.99!! But so far I'm not super impressed. (If you guys have tried it let me know how you apply/tips and tricks. I really want to make this work!!)
Mega Cushion Hilight Illuminator and Soft Matte Lip Cream
Following suit with many other brands who have jumped on the cushion makeup trend, Wet n' Wild released several products in a their new Mega Cushion line. I picked up the highlight and one of their lip creams in the shade Melon it Like it is. The product formula is what really counts here, but does anyone else think this looks like kid's makeup? I know it's supposed to be cute but I honestly feel like this design just made their products look like they should be alongside Lip Smackers (no beef with lip smackers!).
But in terms of the actual products, I love the highlighter! If you're unfamiliar with the concept of a cushion product, this highlight is cream formula placed within a sponge like material within the container. Many people use their fingers or a beauty blender to apply products in this form and these type of products allow for really natural looks. This specific highlight is SO gorgeous. It has a slight pink reflect, but still looks really natural on the skin and gives the perfect "glow from within". Also, I really want to try the bronzer (I've heard GREAT things), but it looks so dark #palegirlprobs.
As for the lipstick...I have nothing good to say. I'm sorry Wet n Wild! I love you, but this lipstick has zero pigment and the ball shaped applicator makes it impossible to apply. Plus, what I expected to be a pretty rusty red is actually the most unflattering shade of orange. Sorry!!
Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks
And then, there are these liquid lipsticks. Folks, we no longer have to pay an arm and a leg to buy a liquid lipstick with great pigment and a long-lasting, comfortable formula. These new lipsticks are under $5 and are quickly gaining a spot on my favorites list. There are so many good things to say, where do I start!? The packaging is really durable and cute. I also LOVE the applicator! It looks like your typical doe-foot at first glance, but it has a slight dip in the middle, allowing it to hug the lip perfectly when applying product.
The shade range of these is also really nice. If you're into super unique shades you may be disappointed, but as for the trendy mauves, nudes and berries, there's a great range! Finally, as I previously mentioned, the formula is fantastic and lasts forever on the lips. It's not too watery and also not too moussey. I think they did a great job finding the perfect in-between! Being 100% honest if I think about it, they can be slightly drying on the lips. But, not to the point where I can't handle wearing them for extended periods of time. Plus, if you exfoliate and apply balm regularly you shouldn't have an issue!
Gel Lip Liners
I just want to get my first thought out of the way and say these are the CREAMIEST lip liners I have ever used!! Wet n' Wild is ON POINT with their lip products lately (besides the cushion lippie...)! For just a few dollars you can pick up these incredibly comfortable, creamy and long wearing twist-up liners. My only complaint is that they're really hard to find in store, and there is only a few shades in the range! (Or at least that I can find!) I have the shades Never Petal Down, which is a nice muted pink shade and Plum Together, which is clearly a berry/plum tone. They both apply beautifully to the lips and match well with many colors in my collection.
Have you tried anything from Wet n' Wild's new releases? Let me know your thoughts!
P.S. I'm sorry about the lack of swatches :( If there's sunshine tomorrow I will try to add in some pics!!