Wet N’ Wild

Wet n’ Wild Smokin’ Hot Pink & Spotlight Red
For the last couple of months I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect lipstick.  I’m not sure what it is that I’m looking for. Is it the color, texture, staying power or price? It’s actually a combo of all those things.  In a previous post I reviewed the NARS Audacious lipsticks. Those are by far my all time favorite lipsticks, but at $32 a pop and on my salary, I try to limit the NARS lipsticks I purchase.   

Right now I’m obsessed with watching beauty YouTube videos.  There are three beauty experts that I watch religiously. I’m not sure of the protocol with regards to posting their information on my blog, so I’ll refrain.  One of the Vloggers reviewed the Wet n’ Wild MegaLast Lip Color and that peaked my curiosity.  I haven’t used a Wet n’ Wild product since I was in high school.  I loved the deep vampy blue that was all the rage in the mid 90’s.  For .99 cents you couldn’t beat the price.

A few months ago I bought four of the MegaLast Lip Colors.  Two of the colors are posted above. I also bought Cherry Picking and Don’t Blink Pink.  The lipsticks were on sale at CVS, buy one get the other 50% off.  At 1.69 regular price and the second 50% off,  I couldn’t pass up the bargain, so I bought four.

According to the Wet n’ Wild site the MegaLast Lip Color lasts 4 hours and feel rich and velvety on the lips. They are not supposed to bleed or feather and are a semi matte cream.  I loved the fact that they are a matte lipstick.  I know that matte lipstick are extremely popular right now.  

I was pleasantly surprised by these lipsticks.  They did feel velvety like the site said they would, and they didn’t feel over drying like the MAC retro matte formula. When I would reapply my MAC Retro Matte lipstick, the color would just peal right off, I didn’t notice that with these. I felt that they didn’t tug my lips or accentuate any dry patches I may have had on my lips. They didn’t quite last 4 hours, but they did last longer than some other lipsticks I own.  I noticed the color would start to fade in the center of my lips. Even though they don’t bleed, I like to use a lip liner.  I use the MAC Candy Yum-Yum with Don’t Blink Pink and an e.l.f  lip liner with Cherry Picking.  

I absolutely HATE the packaging.  The plastic lid is annoying.  It can easily crack and looks messy after a couple of uses.  Of the four colors I purchased, I only kept two, Cherry Picking and Don’t Blink Pink. The two in the photo above, I gave to my mom. They looked more coral than pink against my skin tone.  I  don’t like that I can’t color swatch the lipsticks before purchasing them,  but at $1.69 a piece, I’m not going to complain,

A couple of months ago I went to Las Vegas with my husband and decided to only take my drugstore lipsticks, nothing “high end”.  These colors worked out amazingly well.  It just goes to show you don’t have to spend a million bucks to look a million bucks.
Wet n’ Wild MegaLast Lipstick gets 4 out of 5 Pink Gerber Daisies 

The beauty of a woman must be seen from in her eyes, because that is the doorway to her heart, the place where love resides”
Audrey Hepburn