I live in Toronto, so the number of times I have actually come across Wet n Wild in person is few and far between. I recently ordered some of their new products in the wee hours of the morning because I am constantly hearing people rave about how amazing the quality is notwithstanding the price.
In addition to the list below, I also ordered a Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Hieroglyphic Heart ($3), which was never delivered to me. There was, however, a Color Icon Rainbow Highlighter in the shade Bronze Over the Rainbow ($6) in the package, so I just assume there was a mix-up. I didn’t test this highlighter other than a swatch on the back of my hand because it was much too dark for my skin, so I will be passing it off to one of my friends who will suit the colour better.
Overall, there were some hits and some misses but I can say with confidence that the quality of the products are so good for the price range.
Color Icon Ombre Blush ($5)
Shade: The Princess Daiquiris
The colour of this blush is so stunning in the pan but it takes a little bit of work to build it up so you can actually notice it. It is one of those products where the top layer has no pigment for some reason, so scraping it off is helpful. That being said, I have extremely fair skin and it hardly showed up on me until I had applied several layers. There is also a lot of fallout with this blush, which I only excuse when the pigmentation of a product is stunning. In this case, not so much.
Mega Glow Highlighting Powder ($5)
Shade: Precious Petals
This highlighter is blinding. It is very finely milled so it appears reflective on the skin, without looking like glitter. My only complaint is that it just doesn’t work with my skin tone. I ordered the lighter of the two shades and it is much too dark for my complexion. I think that even if I had a fake tan on it would still be too dark.
What I have started doing is applying it further out on my cheek bones. Then I put a lighter, champagne shade over top so that it still has a brightening effect. I hope that they expand the shade range for this product because the formula is amazing. Perfect for girls with deeper skin tones.
Photo Focus Foundation ($6)
I was strangely nervous before I tried this product. I have seen so many influencers praise it online so my expectations were high going into it. The first thing I noticed was that the “Porcelain” shade was actually porcelain. This is a rarity with foundation in general, let alone a drugstore brand so I was pleasantly surprised.
It has a spatula applicator which is not my favorite because it isn’t as sanitary as a pump. When I applied the product, I was shocked at how thin the formula is. I blended it out with my beauty blender and immediately loved it. It is medium coverage, but can be built up with multiple layers. It actually was as if my skin was photoshopped before my eyes. It has a very matte finish and stayed that way all day long.
After several hours of wear, I found that it got a little bit creased around my nose and smile lines. To fix this, I now using a hydrating primer before and bake these areas with loose powder after application.
MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipstick ($5)
Shade: Give Me Mocha
I absolutely love the shade of this liquid lipstick. It is a sort of subdued red. The applicator is strange because it is quite stiff on the tip, but the base holds a lot of product and is much softer. I suppose that the intention of this is to make a sharp edge but I found it difficult to disperse product evenly.
After application, my lips felt quite sticky and it took about five minutes to dry down completely. Even still, the sticky feeling lingered on the edges of my mouth. Within an hour of wearing this product, it began to flake off and stick to my teeth. I wasn’t even eating or drinking. It didn’t look horrible, but it just wasn’t comfortable or long-wearing.
MegaCushion Color Corrector ($6)
Let’s just address the biggest issue about this product right away – what in the world is up with this packaging? It looks like children’s play makeup. Somehow, I looked past this and purchased the peach shade. It is supposed to cover dark circles, but I actually got it to use on my dark purple acne scarring which often peeks through my foundation.
I used this as a base before the foundation and even after just applying this, my dark spots were a lot less noticeable. It has a very thin consistency so it doesn’t change the appearance of foundation on top unlike a lot of colour correctors. When applied on the face it is very light shade – almost white – so even though I actually really like this product I don’t know that it would be effective on a wide variety of skin tones.