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Review: Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in "902C Bare It All"

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in “902C Bare It All”

A lot of beauty bloggers mention Wet n Wild products in their favourites, so I have been trying out a few things from the line – I recently reviewed some Wet n Wild eye shadows I’ve tried and the Balm Stains. I went to my local Lawtons Drugs to look at the Wet n wild lipsticks and found that my store only carried the Silk Finish Lipstick and the Mega Last Lip Color, although I think Wet n Wild has more lipstick collections. Honestly, I just couldn’t get past the unattractive (in my opinion) and cheap looking packaging of the Silk Finish Lipsticks. Here’s a pic from the Wet n Wild site if you haven’t seen them:
wet n wild silk finish lipstick
So, I went with the Mega Last Lip Color which I think has fairly nice looking packaging. There was a really good colour selection (20 really pretty colours). Vampy Varnish has some awesome swatches and photos of all the shades. I choose “902C Bare It All”, a sort of 1990s browney-nude with a hint of pinkey-peachiness to it. I thought it looked like a good wearable, everyday shade.

Swatch: Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in "902C Bare It All"

Swatch: Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color in “902C Bare It All”

Sadly, I didn’t realize these lipsticks are “semi-matte” and realistically it feels totally matte once applied. I have fairly dry lips so this formula is not working for me at all. I find it very drying and uncomfortable 😦

So the Mega Last Lip Color is a miss for me, which is a shame, because at $3.99 CAD these would be an amazing deal. If you don’t mind matte lipsticks, I would recommend these just based on the really nice colour selection and the price.Β  Wet n Wild is also available in Canada at Walmart and through Well.ca and FTB Beauty.

What have you tried from Wet n Wild that you totally loved?

Thanks so much for stopping by!

Love,

Nerdy Librarian Girl

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Review & Swatches: My Wet n Wild Eye Shadow Palettes

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow palettes

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow palettes

I have been curious about the much hyped, cult favourite brand, Wet n Wild, but it’s not widely available where I live, and although it is sold at one drugstore near me, the selection is very small.

Recently, I ordered some of the Wet n wild eyeshadows through FTB Beauty. They seemed to have all of the Wet n Wild products available so I was able to get all of the neutral palettes I was interested in trying out. I ordered three of the Color Icon Trios in 335 “Silent Treatment”, 380B “Walking on Eggshells”, and 381B “Sweet as Candy”, and the 8-pan eyeshadow palette in 738 “Comfort Zone”.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow "Comfort Zone" palette

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow “Comfort Zone” palette

Swatches: Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow "Comfort Zone" palette

Swatches: Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow “Comfort Zone” palette

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in "Silent Treatment"

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in “Silent Treatment”

Swatches: Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in "Silent Treatment"

Swatches: Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in “Silent Treatment”

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in "Walking on Eggshells"

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in “Walking on Eggshells”

Swatches: Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in "Walking on Eggshells"

Swatches: Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in “Walking on Eggshells”

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in "Sweet as Candy"

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in “Sweet as Candy”

Swatches: Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in "Sweet as Candy"

Swatches: Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in “Sweet as Candy”

What I liked:

  • The colours! All of the palettes had very pretty, wearable, neutral shades. It can be hard to find “subtle” eyeshadow shades in drugstore brands.
  • Overall, fairly pigmented.
  • Easy to blend.
  • Didn’t irritate my eyelids, which tend to be sensitive.

What I didn’t like:

  • Too soft and crumbly! It’s nice to have a soft, blendable shadow, but these are REALLY soft. If you look at the pics, I haven’t even used these that much and have already eroded huge chunks out of some of the shades. The shadow kind of goes everywhere when you put your brush in it.
  • Fall-out. I would get a lot of shadow falling down under my eye while applying.
  • Some inconsistent texture/pigmentation. Although most of the shades were smooth, a few were pretty patchy and uneven, especially the darker or matte shades (see swatch of “Silent Treatment” trio for example)

Wet n Wild eyeshadows have been compared to much higher priced brands, like MAC. While I think that for their very low price these are good quality, I don’t think they compare in texture to MAC or some of the other higher-end eyeshadows I have. The one big difference would be in how soft they are. I was losing a lot of product while I was picking up the shadows on my brush, and then losing more while applying them. Based on how much product has already been swept away, I think you would hit pan on these much quicker than with higher-end shadows. MAC might cost more, but think about how long it takes you to use up a MAC eyeshadow.

I think if your preferred price point is more drugstore, the Wet n Wild shadows are for sure the best drugstore brand I’ve tired. However, I don’t think I’m convinced that they are comparable quality to some of the higher-end brands I have. I like them a lot, but I’m not wind-in-my-hair-the-hills-are-alive-with-the-sound-of-music in love with them.

Price details: Through FTB Beauty, the Comfort Zone palette was $8.50 CAD, and the trios were $5.00 CAD each (plus tax). Shipping was $15.98 CAD.Β I noticed they have improved their shipping options, with regular shipping $7.99 and express shipping $12.99, and free shipping now on orders $50 or more (yay!). Shipping was very fast and the eyeshadows arrived in perfect condition. I would definitely recommend this site for Canadian makeup shoppers.

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love,
Nerdy Librarian Girl

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Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stains

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When I saw these new Balm Stains in the Wet n Wild section, they immediately reminded me of the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains and the Clinique Chubby Sticks. All three have the same shape and size and “twist-up” packaging.

Battle of the Balms: Wet n Wild Balm Stain compared to Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain and Clinique Chubby Stick

Battle of the Balms: Wet n Wild Balm Stain compared to Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stain and Clinique Chubby Stick

I had to try them out. I picked up two of the six shades:

  • 128 Pinky Promise – a light, soft, baby pink with some shimmer
  • 126 Rico Muave – a medium, cool-toned, mauvey-pink
Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain in 128 Pinky Promise and 126 Rico Muave

Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain in 128 “Pinky Promise” and 126 “Rico Muave”

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Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stain in 128 “Pinky Promise” and 126 “Rico Muave”

I think these are very similar to the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains (rather than the Clinique Chubby Sticks which are more of a tinted lip balm). They even have a slightly minty scent when applied like the Revlon do. I really liked the “Rico Muave” shade which REALLY stained and stayed on all day. “Pinky Promise” didn’t really work as a stain, but is still a pretty shade. I didn’t find that either of these dried out my lips or irritated them at all.

The Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stains are only $3.99 CAD compared to the Revlon Just Bitten Kissable Balm Stains which are typically $9.99 CAD. In my area, they are available at Walmart and Lawton’s Drugs. They’re also available online in Canada through Well.ca.

Have you tried them yet? Let me know what you think.

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