If we’re being honest, growing up, I thought that you couldn’t get any cheaper or crappier than Wet n Wild. Maybe it was the cringey name, or the fact that they sold lip liners for 99 cents, but I never took it seriously. Until now.
Beyond the fact that they are an affordable, cruelty-free brand, they’ve been putting out some seriously great products that truly deliver and perform. In the past, I’ve enjoyed some of their eyeshadow palettes, nail polishes and brushes. I’ve been test driving a few new Wet n Wild products and I’m excited to share my findings. They are both wet and wild. I’m sorry; you know I had to. So read on to find out how Wet n Wild foundation, liquid lipstick, setting powder and setting spray really stack up. Photo Focus Foundation For my oily girls shopping for a full coverage foundation on a budget, here ya go. Though I am dry, I can attest to this foundation keeping my skin matte for hours and offering great pigmentation. The shade range availability tends to vary by story and can be limited so you may want to order online. Soft Ivory is too light for me while the next warm shade, Soft Beige is too dark/slightly pink. I mix the two and get an ok match but color-wise, for me it isn’t perfect. I really like the formula, the spatula packaging and as weird as it sounds, I love it’s paint-like scent. It reminds me of how Revlon Colorstay smells and the coverage and feel is similar too. I recommend it.
MegaLast Liquid Catsuit in Coral Corruption A fellow makeup artist told me I had to try these. I honestly couldn’t believe how long-wearing Liquid Catsuit was. It’s a liquid lipstick, so it does feel dry on the lips, but is not actually drying. It gives you an opaque lip with real longevity. I wore it while doing makeup and talking for 4 hours straight and had no fading, bleeding or transferring. I tried to get it to transfer by kissing the back of my hand and I couldn’t get it to one bit! The shade Coral Corruption is a beautiful summer shade for yellow undertones like me but shades like Nudist Peach and Pink Really Hard will likely be more appealing to most. I definitely recommend it. Mattifying Powder Translucent setting powder is something I use every single day and liberally. Naturally, I go through it quickly so I like finding affordable options. I was certain this would have flashback, a chalky feel and a white cast. Your girl was wrong. It’s a really solid option for setting and magnifying foundation and concealer. It has a smooth formula with no dusty kick-up mess when you dip a brush in. I’ve applied it both with a brush and a damp sponge and it performs well both ways. I feel like this powder really does keep skin mattified for hours. I recommend it.
Photo Focus Setting Spray Though I joke with clients that setting spray is “like hairspray for your face”, this actually smells identical to hairspray. Ingredient-wise, it shares many of the same ingredients with one of my favorite setting sprays, Urban Decay’s All Nighter. Most setting sprays are 4 oz., so while this is very affordable at $4.99, it’s less than half the size of most. It just didn’t really blow me away in any way. It’s fine, and maybe some is better than none when it comes to setting sprays, but I can’t rave about it. I don’t really recommend it.
All products were purchased with my own money and all opinions expressed are my own. Post contains affiliate links.