Huge Wet ‘n’ Wild Haul + MAC Dupes?!♡ New York Haul Part 1!

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.

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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!

comfort zone swatchesThis 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!

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megalast swatches

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.
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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

Drugstore Blush Wishlist ♡ Wet ‘n’ Wild, Sleek and More…

It’s Wishlist time again!! This time it’s Drugstore Blushes. These are the blushes that I have been wanting after for a very long time, but for some reason, have not made it into my collection yet. Let’s get started shall we?

Drugstore Blush Wishlist1) Max Factor  Creme Puff Blushes – £8.99 – Boots.com

Max Factor is one of those brands that seems to produce a constant stream of good products. I honestly can’t think of one Max Factor product that I have tried that I haven’t liked. So I have always been curious to see whether their Creme Puff Blushes stand up to my expectations. Plus, look at how pretty they are with all the swirly marbling!!

2) Milani Baked Blush – Luminoso – $7.49 – drugstore.com

The Baked Blush in Luminoso by Milani is definitely a cult favourite. Everybody and their mama in the beauty community seems to be madly in love with blush so I’m definitely going to try and pick it up when I’m in America this weekend!

3) Nyx Baked Blush – £6.50 – boots.com

Nyx is a brand that has always massively intrigued me, until recently it has been fairly difficult to get hold of in the UK, but now Nyx is available on the Boots website! Naturally I now have about 1000 Nyx products that I want to add to my collection, and the baked blushes are definitely one of them. There is also the added bonus of the absolutely adorable packaging!

4) Wet n Wild Coloricon Blush – Pearlescent Pink – $2.99 – drugstore.com

Wet n Wild are well known for producing amazing products for a stupidly low price. You get 0.2oz/5.85g of product in one of these blushes and they are only $2.99! Thats more product than the Milani blush for less than half the price! Definitely going to be picking one of these up in New York!

5) Sleek Blush By 3 – Pink Lemonade – £9.99 – boots.com

It’s crazy to think that you can get 3 pretty much full size Sleek blushes in one palette for £9.99. That only £3.33 each! Such a bargain! Plus, Sleek blushes have such incredible pigmentation and leave your cheeks looking so effortlessly pretty. The shade range in the Pink Lemonade palette is very rosy toned, with a coral on the end, I think there is a blush in this palette for almost every makeup look and the coral tone would look stunning in the summer with a tan!

 

Let me know if you have tried any of these blushes and if you have any other recommendations for me!

Tasha J Beauty xo