Wet n Wild has long been a drugstore favorite of mine. They consistently put out remarkably good quality products for very affordable prices and this Wet n Wild summer collection is no exception! I have almost everything from the collection, including the metallic liquid lipsticks that caught my attention.
Along with both the MegaGlo Highlighting Powder and all the ColorIcon Metallic Liquid Lipsticks, I have 3 of the 4 new summer MegaLast Nail Polish colors. They aren’t picture with the rest of the collection because someone misplaced them on picture-taking-day. #mommybrain #becausemommybrainisREAL
Wet N Wild Summer 2016 Collection
I was sent the entire Wet n Wild Summer 2016 collection with the exception of the MegaGlo All-In-One Highlighting Sticks. I typically don’t go for cream highlights, so passed these over. If you’ve tried them, and if they are any good, let me know below. I’m curious to hear!
MegaGlo Highlighting Powder | Retail: $3.99 | The two in the summer collection are Precious Petals and Crown of My Canopy. These are sold out just about everywhere, so be warned that it might be difficult to find. And for good reason, as I found out. These are, hands down, the prettiest highlighters I’ve seen from the drugstore!
As you can see from my swatches — which, no joke, was only ONE swipe of my finger — they are pigmented! I’ve applied these with a fan brush, a small highlighting brush, a stippling brush, and just my fingers. Each way applies beautifully and shows up without any need to build up. If you do happen to stumble across these…that’s $4 well spent in my opinion!
ColorIcon Metallic Liquid Lipsticks | Retail: $2.99 | Liquid lipsticks have been the go-to trendy lipstick for months now and this summer it’s all about the metallic liquid lipstick! Wet n Wild released 6 different shades ranging from wearable to funky!
I think it’s pretty noticeable in the arm swatches above, but these can apply pretty patchy. I think the one that applied the smoothest was the red that’s the second on the left. The two lightest colors were very sheer and looked best if I applied some type of colored lipstick or lip pencil underneath and just used the liquid lipstick to give that metallic shimmer.
My Tulips Are Sealed || A nude-peach, it went on somewhat streaky, which made it tricky to apply evenly. But for those with fair skin this would be a great your-lips-but-better…with a metallic shimmer! 😉
Peony Express || A rosy-nude, this is my type of your-lips-but-better color! I really like this shade and is the type I would reach for on an every-day basis. It can also apply streaky, though not as bad as the previous color.
Chrysanthemum’s the Word || This color shows up a lot more pinky-coral than the picture is showing for some reason (these metallics are tricky to photograph!). This one applied a lot less streaky and is one that I found I could wear alone without having to fuss worrying about streaks whenever I put my lips together.
Days of Fuschia Passed || As the name suggests, this is a pink-fuchia color. It’s not as vibrant as the name would suggest, so don’t be too scared to give this a go. I found it wearable, and I’m not really into fuschia colors. 🙂
Coming Up Roses || This is your red from the collection! Again, the picture isn’t doing it justice — it shows up a lot more red and not as much pink/purple in person. Makes me think of Christmas with the bright red and shimmer.
Indigo Your Own Way || In the tube this looks lie a vibrant, bright violet, and while it can be applied to get almost the same intensity as the packaging shows, more often than not it quickly wears down to a softer lavender shade. I’m not into purple lipsticks, but if I was this would be a wearable option.
The biggest point I want to drive home is that they are not longwearing. They do NOT dry down and in my experience they only lasted 1-2 hours before I felt I needed to reapply to get that color and shimmer back. The texture of these lipsticks is also a bit off-putting, since all but Peony Express and Coming Up Roses feel gritty — like you can feel the shimmer — when you rub your lips together.
MegaLast Nail Polish | Retail: $1.99 | I’ve had experience with this line in the past, and love how affordable they are and how well they hold up on my hands. On average I would say they last about 4-5 days before they start chipping badly, which is good wear time for me. I am hard on my hands!
(I know this is a lengthy post! You should leave me a comment that include “gilded cheekbones” somewhere if you’ve made it this far! Our secret 😉 )
The three colors I got were Wild Wild Violet, Leaf Me Be, and Poppy Culture. Speaking of which — all the names in the Summer 2016 collection are REALLY cute! I love the play on words! Back to the polish, these are very vibrant and bold, which is so fitting for summer. That green really caught my eye since I don’t own anything like it.
And here are the swatches. They each have two coats. Leaf Me Be is still relatively sheer, at least for me, and if I were wearing this on my nails I would’ve went on with another coat. Wild Wild Violet is just a touch sheer, but if I had the time this would be another three-coater. Poppy Culture on the other hand…this baby was opaque at ONE coat! I was so impressed and pleased. I know I’ll be wearing this one a bunch this summer!
Whew! We made it to the end! I know this was a lot of information and images, but I didn’t want to leave anything out that might help you decide if any of these products are worth picking up. I’ve seen displays for the Wet N Wild Summer 2016 collection available at Rite Aid and Walgreens, so keep your eyes open. Who knows if they might restock those highlighters! 😉
Have you purchased anything from the Wet N Wild Summer collection? Do you plan to buy any of the limited edition products?
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