So as some of you may know, I was in New York 2 weeks ago and I did a lot of shopping..So much shopping that I’ve had to split up my New York Haul blog posts into 3 parts. The first is all of the Wet ‘n’ Wild goodies I picked up, the 2nd will be all of the other makeup, and then the 3rd will be fashion bits and pieces.
Wet ‘n’ Wild is an extremely affordable brand that is only available in the US as far as I am aware, so obviously I had to go a bit overboard while I was there.
I picked up a lot of the hyped about products on the internet and some that I have been wanting after for a while now! So let’s get into it!
First of all I picked up 2 of the colouricon blushes in the shades rosé champagne and pearlescent pink. I have been testing out both of these blushes over the last couple of weeks and I have fallen in love. They are incredibly pigmented but super easy to blend so you don’t have to worry about clown cheeks, they give a beautiful sheen to the cheeks without being glittery, and best of all, they were only $3!
Rosé Champagne is a beautiful mauve-y colour that blends seamlessly and gives a quite subtle hint of colour to the cheeks.
Pearlescent Pink is a brighter more coral pink that gives a slightly more intense look, but still beautiful and blends like a dream. This shade is perfect for spring/summer when the sun is shining!
Next up is the cult favourite Comfort Zone Eyeshadow Palette!
This eyeshadow palette has been spoken about at least a trillion times on the internet I’m sure and for $5 I can see why!
All of the eyeshadows are amazingly pigmented, really easy to blend, buildable and the shade range is pretty much everything you could ask for. I have been loving creating new looks with these eyeshadows.
Plus for $5 you are also getting an amazing MAC eyeshadow dupe!! The very bottom right shade (bottom on the swatches) is an amazing dupe for Mac’s Blue-Brown pigment!
I couldn’t quite get the intensity of the duochrome to show up in pictures, but the base for this shadow is a very red-brown, but when the light catches it, there is a stunning bright blue duochrome sheen.
All of these shadows are shimmery, however, when the crease shades are blended out they don’t leave a lot of shimmer in your crease and they look absolutely stunning. I would highly highly recommend this palette!
I also picked up the Contouring Palette in the shade Dulce de Leche and it is incredible. in swatches it doesn’t look too great, but blended out in the hollows of the cheekbones and you have the most beautiful contour in about 5 seconds. I use my Real Techniques Expert Face Brush to apply to product and then a big fluffy powder brush to blend it out, and it gives a beautiful contour to the cheeks.
Finally we reach my main weakness, Lipstick….and to be precise, the Megalast Range of lipsticks..I picked up 8 different shades, and not only were they only $2 but they were also buy one get one free!
As you can see from the swatches above these lipsticks are incredibly pigmented, each of the swatches above was 1 swipe of the lipstick. Also when they say Megalast they mean it. The first night I wore one of these lipsticks I wore ‘Mochalicious’ out to dinner, and I had drinks, dinner and dessert and they stayed on the whole night!
The brighter shades also leave a very even, pretty stain on the lips when they do eventually wear off or you remove them.
The best way I have found for removing these lipsticks is to use an oil-based makeup remover.
The final product I picked up was a basic lipstick in the shade Blind Date.
These lipsticks have a glossy finish and aren’t quite as pigmented, but there is still a lot of colour payoff. The shade range isn’t quite as extensive, but there is definitely still a colour for everyone.
Blind Date is a beautiful plummy wine shade that would look absolutely stunning with a bronze smokey eye in the autumn.
Overall I am hugely impressed by wet ‘n’ wild, and will definitely be looking on amazon for more of their lipsticks, and if you live in the States, you should definitely count yourself lucky and go and pick up some wet ‘n’ wild makeup. I was expecting the products to be sort of average for the price, but the quality is amazing and the prices couldn’t get much lower I don’t think!
Let me know your favourites from Wet ‘n’ Wild!
Tasha J Beauty xo