Wet n’ Wild Hits and Misses
Happy Makeup Wars Monday! Today I’m sharing my Wet n’ Wild Hits and Misses with you, since the Makeup Wars bloggers are focusing on the drugstore cruelty free makeup brand.
Wet n’ Wild Not a Basic Peach Palette
Row 1 – 3, 5, 2, 8, 1
Row 2 – 7, 6, 9, 4, 10
I bought the cruelty free Wet n’ Wild Not a Basic Peach Palette because it looked like a nice Summery palette. It reminded me a bit of Colour Pop Dream Street.
I numbered the light transition shade as 1, the light beige shimmer as 2, the gold as 3, the orange matte as 4, the orange with gold shift as 5, the orange with gold sparkle as 6, the plum with gold sparkle as 7, the teal blue with gold shift as 8, the deep brown as 9 and the brown with orange tones as 10.
The plum with gold flecks, which reminded me a bit of Mac Trax, was terrible and had no pigmentation. The blue-toned teal with gold duochrome that looked so promising in the pan refused to build up at all and looked dusty. These two shades made me super sad because I wanted to love them both.
The orange with gold sparkle was very powdery. The deeper brown with orange tones transition shade was the best, but still not great. The peachy beige matte transition was super powdery and hard to build up. The deepest brown and orange matte initially were ok, but they faded on my eyes pretty fast.
The orange with gold shift was very pretty and had much better pigmentation than the other shades. The yellow gold metallic was almost as good as the orange with gold shift.
The pearly beige highlight shade was ok. I could make it work at my inner corner and under the brows.
Honestly, I was puzzled over how bad so many of the shimmery shades performed. Usually, shimmer shades are easier to work with than mattes. I hope Wet n’ Wild decides to reformulate the colors in this palette to have better pigmentation because I would then recommend it. As it stands, I don’t recommend this palette and feel like it was a waste of money.
As far as Wet n’ Wild Hits and Misses goes, the Not a Basic Peach Palette is a definite miss for me! It’s one of the worst drugstore eyeshadow palettes I’ve ever purchased and a reminder to me as to why I rarely buy drugstore eyeshadows. I do not recommend this palette and would strongly suggest you don’t buy it. When taking photos of the look I put together with this palette, the colors faded from one eye before I could even finish taking them.
Wet n’ Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer
The Wet n’ Wild Photo Focus Eyeshadow Primer is one of the worst eyeshadow primers that I’ve ever tried. It’s extremely drying and emphasizes texture, even with matte eyeshadows. It made my eyes look 100 years old and wrinkled and I will never use it again. You can see this in the up close photos of my eyes. It’s a definite miss for me!
Wet n’ Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Liquid Eyeshadows
I have two of the Wet n’ Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Liquid Eyeshadows. I find these do not wear well on their own for me. They work best when I use them as the last step in an eyeshadow look. I get about 6 hours of wear before they start flaking. They are very pretty though, and they’ll last through a party. I wouldn’t quite call these a hit, but they’re not fully a miss for me either. They do work well as a liner if you use them with a thin angled eyeshadow brush. I’ve got Aquatic Prism and Moonlight Majesty swatched above.
Wet n’ Wild MegaLiner Liquid Eyeliners
My Wet n’ Wild MegaLiner Liquid Eyeliners that I have from the Moonlight Mermaid limited edition series are terrible. They’re a definite miss for me. They don’t apply nicely for me at all. They don’t build up. They’re a pain in the ass to work with. It’s possible other liquid eyeliners from Wet n’ Wild are better. I certainly hope so! I’ve got Sea Dreams and Trident Shimmer swatched above.
Wet n’ Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Metallic Lipsticks
I have a few shades of the Wet n’ Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Metallic Lipsticks. These colors are beautiful. The formula is ok. It’s not my favorite liquid lipstick formula to wear because it’s very drying on my lips (but only Sugarpill, Jouer, and Black Moon Cosmetics are comfortable for me). I do recommend lining the outside of your lips with a lip pencil just to help you get a crisp edge if you’re like me and a little clumsy. I just find that makes it easier for me. As far as the Wet n’ Wild Hits and Misses are concerned, the Megalast Liquid Catsuit Metallic Lipsticks are a hit because the colors are gorgeous. I’ve got Sea Seduction and Harbor a Crush swatched above. I believe these are vegan.
Wet n’ Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Lipsticks
The Wet n’ Wild Megalast Liquid Catsuit Lipsticks have a nice color range for matte liquid lipsticks at the drugstore. Oh My Dolly is a blindingly bright and beautiful hot pink, perfect for summer. It’s my all-time favorite Wet n’ Wild product, making it land solidly in the Wet n’ Wild Hits category. While the liquid lipstick formula is not my favorite, the color certainly is a winner. Oh My Dolly is vegan.
Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Bronzer
The Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Reserve Your Cabana is often touted as the best bronzer for pale skin. I do think it is a great subtle bronzer if you have a very fair skintone. It won’t leave you orange at all. I feel like it gives you a very subtle beige sheen. As far as Wet n’ Wild Hits and Misses goes, this one is a hit for me. It’s not my favorite bronzer though, as I prefer my Laura Geller Sunrise Fair. Reserve Your Cabana is vegan.
Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Ombre Blush
The Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Ombre Blush I have is ok. I bought the Princess Daiquiries. It’s perfect for those with ultra fair skin or anyone who is heavy handed with a blush, because it’s impossible to look clownish with this color. I wish it had a little bit more pigmentation. I’ve shown it swatched all swirled together on the left, and in two definitive colors on the right. As far as Wet n’ Wild Hits and Misses are concerned, I’m going to count this as a winner because it doesn’t emphasize texture on my skin.
Wet n’ Wild Photo Focus Foundation
The Wet n’ Wild Photo Focus Foundation has a pretty good shade range for the drugstore. I can make the shade Porcelain work if I add white to it. Unfortunately for me, my dry skin hates the formula. It accentuates dry patches around my face, as well as my dermatitis. I realize the Wet n’ Wild Photo Focus Foundation is a winner for many, but it’s a miss for me. Porcelain is vegan.
Wet n’ Wild MegaCushion Foundation SPF 15
The Wet n’ Wild MegaCushion Foundation SPF 15 is a product I wanted to love. I bought two shades – Light Ivory (neutral) and Cream Ivory (warm). Unfortunately, both shades are way too dark for my skintone. The formula does feel nice on my skin. Wet n’ Wild’s shade range with this foundation is pitiful. There are only 8 shades. I sincerely hope that Wet n’ Wild expands the MegaCushion Foundation shade range, because it’s very good on my dry skin and it offers light-medium coverage, which is the perfect amount of coverage for my taste. I know you’re wondering if this is a hit or miss for me, and I’m going to say it’s a miss. While I love the formula for my dry skin, until I have a shade match, I just can’t see myself using it. I hate adding white to foundation. This foundation is vegan.
Wet n’ Wild Icon Rainbow Highlighter
The Wet n’ Wild Icon Rainbow Highlighter is really pretty. I actually do like the blue tone so this is a hit for me. I don’t think this particular color is available anymore, but there are 2 other rainbow highlighters still available that look like they’re also suited for fair skin.
Wet n’ Wild Where the Dreamers Go Highlighter
The Wet n’ Wild Where the Dreamers Go is my all-time favorite highlighter from Wet n’ Wild. It’s a white based highlighter with a hint of blue that I think looks amazing on my pale skin. Where the Dreamers Go is a definite hit for me! I’m sad that it’s limited edition and I hope they bring it, or a similar color, back.
Wet n’ Wild Naked Protest Velvet Matte Lip Color
The Wet n’ Wild Naked Protest Velvet Matte Lip Colors are really nice! It’s a fairly comfortable matte formula for my lips. The Charred Cherry color is gorgeous. As far as Wet n’ Wild Hits and Misses go, this one’s a solid hit.
Wet n’ Wild Hits and Misses Swatches
Wet n’ Wild Cushion Foundation Swatches and Comparison
- The Ordinary Serum Foundation in 1NS is good for my dry skin but I have to add a white mixer to it to wear it, plus I have to use the Ordinary primer and set it or it will transfer.
- The Kokie 10W requires me to add white to wear it. I haven’t done a wear test with it.
- Wet n’ Wild Porcelain is not good for my dry skin and requires me to add white to it to wear it.
- The Wet n’ Wild Cushion Foundation in Light Ivory is good for my dry skin but I have to add a white mixer to it to wear it.
- The Idun Minerals Nordic Veil in Jorunn is perfect for my dry skin. I do thin it out with Hourglass Veil Mineral Primer to make it more light-medium coverage instead of the medium-full coverage it is.
- The Idun Minerals Norrsken in Jorunn is perfect for extremely dry skin.
I wanted to do some comparison swatches of cruelty free foundations for you. You may want to check out my best vegan foundations post!
Wet n’ Wild Hits and Misses Look
I used the Wet n’ Wild eyeshadow primer, which makes my eyes look like they have a ton of texture. I mixed the two transition shades together for my crease and lower lid color. I used the orange with gold shift on the lid. I used the deepest brown for the outer v accent. I lined with Aquatic Prism liquid eyeshadow. I highlighted with Where the Dreamers Go. I lined my lower waterline with Cover FX N-Xtra Light pencil. I used Smashbox Mascara Primer and Eyeko Midnight Blue Magic Mascara. My brows are Queen of the Fill Black Brow Gel.
I hate this eyeshadow primer and these eyeshadows because they make my eyes look so textured and the eyeshadow applied patchy and faded. It’s not my makeup skills that are lacking, it’s the products that suck.
I’m wearing the MegaCushion Foundation SPF 15 in Light Ivory (too dark for my skintone, which you may not be able to tell in the photos but you can absolutely tell in person as my neck and chest are lighter than my face), the Color Icon Ombre Blush in the Princess Daiquiries, Where the Dreamers Go highlighter, Kat Von D Sexer pencil and Marc Jacobs Le Marc Liquid Lip Crayon in Flaming-oh!, which is the same color as Oh My Dolly. My lips just can’t handle a drying liquid lipstick right now. As you can see the highlighter and blush look very natural on my skintone.
Overall, Wet n’ Wild has some true gems in their lineup, but they’ve also got a lot of misses for me. I just can’t find a lot of drugstore makeup that works well for me. How do you feel about Wet n’ Wild? What are your Wet n’ Wild Hits and Misses? Be sure to check out the rest of the Makeup Wars bloggers posts on Wet n’ Wild to find more great cruelty free drugstore makeup.