Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Review: Wet n Wild Eyeshadow, Mascara, Lip Stain.

Hi!

In the middle of last week, I got a text from a friend (an enabling friend who shall remain nameless!!) letting me know that Wet n Wild cosmetics had finally hit Dunnes in Longford. I was all ready to march in, have a little look and avoid buying anything on the stand - but instead, I marched in and did a little mental happy dance when I saw that my all-time favourite purple polish Buffy The Violet Slayer (swatched and gushed about in more detail back in 2012 here) is part of the permanent line and I no longer have to stalk it on eBay. Then, I walked away.

And brought these with me.


I picked up the Megalength waterproof mascara (€5.49); Megaslicks Balm Stain in Red-dy Or Not (€3.99); Color Icon Glitter Shadow in Brass (€1.99) and Color Icon Shadow in Envy (€1.99).

Let's get the glitter out of the way - I swatched this on Friday, the day I bought it. It's a cream glitter. By Friday evening it was on my chin, my nose, in my eyebrows,  I could see it out of the corner of my eye and I was finding glitter on the faces and heads of my two youngest boys until Sunday. I won't be buying any more of them, nor will I be swatching it again. I think it's a gimmicky silly item and I'm a bigger eejit for buying it. If you're into your glitter and love all things sparkly - by all means, go forth and rock it. Can I pull it off? No.

NOW - on to the better stuff. I really loved the other eyeshadow.


Here it is without primer:


It's really longlasting and surprisingly good quality for the amazingly low price of €1.99. I'll definitely be picking up a few more shades from this range - they apply really well and last for hours even without a primer. You'll see more of it in the photos with the mascara - it's lovely and I can see myself using it a lot.

On to the mascara - there are a few different types, they're all priced at €5.49. I chose the Megalength Waterproof mascara.


The brush is straight with thin bristles:


Here's one coat from the front, it doesn't look like anything special:


From the side, it's a different ball game. This gave me great length, which is what it promises to do. Here's one coat:


And two:


It looks a bit spidery on the bottom lashes but I'm fairly sure that's down to me being utterly cack-handed and not the mascara. I didn't use an eyelash curler. Impressive! It doesn't flake off when I rub my eyes either which is exactly what I want in a waterproof mascara. I still don't think I'll ever be happy with any mascara until I find one that gives me enormous falsies in one sweep, but I think I would repurchase this, and I'll definitely try others in the range.

Lastly I picked up a Megaslicks Balm Stain for €3.99, in the shade Red-dy To Go.


On application, it gives a great colour and a lovely bit of shine. It doesn't feel dry, and it definitely doesn't feel like a traditional lip stain (I had a Max Factor one years ago that gave me cats bum lips almost instantly, turned me off stains for years).


I put it to the ultimate test: A cup of Wispa hot chocolate.


A half an hour after sinking that bad boy, I went to check on the stain - and it was still sitting pretty. The lovely moisturized look had gone, but the colour was still there. It was actually still there 4 hours later, which is fairly good going.


I'm looking forward to trying more from Wet n Wild - I do have a couple of their nail polishes - be warned, the megalast ones have the most massive brushes in the history of nail polish, but once you get used to them, they're pretty good. There's a lilac shade I have my eye on, and a couple of vampy reds that look gorgeous.

Wet n Wild is available nationwide in Dunnes Stores.



18 comments:

  1. Great products, I love that green eyeshadow, suites you really good?

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    1. Thanks so much, it's really good eye shadow!

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  2. Sorry for being the enabling friend- Scarie xx

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    1. Haha it's okay!! I don't take much enabling in fairness ;-) xx

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  3. The hot chocolate test, I love it!

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  4. Glitter strikes again!! But that green looks lovely!

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    1. The glitter was terrible, I've given them several baths since and D still had a bit of glitter behind his ear today!! The single eyeshadows are lovely x

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  5. Cream glitters are a pain in the hoop. I like the look of that mascara though.

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    1. They ARE a pain in the hoop! The mascara is fairly decent as an everyday mascara, it's not impressing me as much as time goes on tbh, it seems to be drying out fairly quick :/

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  6. Love that green shadow- so pigmented! The stain looks great too.

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    1. The shadow's seriously pigmented, and it lasted ages without a primer, I had to remove it that night! The stains are lovely, the novelty of drawing on my face with a giant crayon will never wear thin :)

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    1. It's lovely, I'm so glad I picked it up :)

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  8. Gah, WnW?! My fav US cosmetics. Hope they come to the UK too!

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    1. Oh I hope so too!! If not please let me know if I can pick anything up for you x

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    1. Well spotted, Mary!! It is indeed, I got it and the moustache one around Christmas, serious bargain at €2.50 each ;-)

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