Wet n Wild Haul & First Impressions | Brushes, Blush, Contour Palette, Single ShadowsSunday, May 1, 2016
Finally got around to finishing this post. It has been sitting in my drafts for the longest time. I did some US shopping a while back and among some other drugstore stuff, Wet n Wild was one of my most excited buys. Especially the brushes. Look at how pretty they are!
I ordered some of their new wonder gel nail polish but unfortunately my redirecting service in US does not ship nail polishes! And those has to be thrown away. So upsetting. So I ordered a few of their brushes (which are always sold out, so be quick), newly formulated blushes, contour palette and single shadows. Let's begin!
Cruelty-Free, Gluten-Free, and Vegan brushes. Made from two-toned synthetic Polymax fibers made of an exclusive thermoplastic polymer complex that mimics the consistency of natural hairs to pick up formula effortlessly. Holds any cream, powder, or liquid formula without absorption.
Powder Brush - This is a very typical powder brush. All the brushes are super soft so I will not repeat that. I do like this but it can be a tad too dense for my preference as I always worry about it moving my foundation underneath. But it is really nice to add to my collection and this can actually double up as a bronzing brush too. Like a light dust of bronzer around the face without being too precise.
Flat Top Brush - A dense kabuki type of brush for foundations. KathleenLights really love this one and after trying it for a few times, it did better than expectation and buffs product out nicely. Not my favourite though but it is really great for the price.
Contour Brush - An angled brush perfect for contouring and blush. I really like this one and highly recommend!
Blush Brush - A fluffy and nice blush brush that fits perfectly on my cheeks. Really like this one too.
Large Eyeshadow Brush - It ever so slightly tapers to a pointed top and it packs on shadows nicely. The only down side is that it can get slightly messy as it does pick up quite a bit of product.
Crease Brush - A long fluffy crease brush perfect for blending out that transition shade in the crease and I really like this one! It reminds me a bit of the popular Sigma E40.
These are their newly formulated blushes which were already quite good! I picked up 3 shades - Rose Champagne, Pearlescent Pink, Mellow Wine.
Rose Champagne is a very neutral nude-y pink shade for everyday wear and this is my favourite shade. It reminds me a lot of Tarte Exposed (more pink) and NARS Madly. Alternatively, from the drugstore, Milani Romantic Rose is very similar too. It has a slight sheen not totally matte.
Pearlescent Pink is a everyday pink shade and this too has a nice sheen to it.
Mellow Wine is a darker warm terracotta shade. This is matte but not flat at all.
Note: You do need a light hand with the darker shades as they are super pigmented! This is the only downside to me as I am quite heavy handed with my blushes. They also do kick up some powder so be sure to tap off the excess to avoid have monkey butt cheeks.
MegaGlo Contouring Palette in Dulce De Leche is a very creamy and easy to blend contour powder. This powder also kick up some powder but they are very easy to work with and the cream shade is very nice for fair to light skin tones. They have another shade in Caramel Toffee that has a more yellow highlight shade and warmer sculpting shade, suitable for medium or slightly darker skin tones.
These shadows are very creamy and has nice pigmentation. Not too powdery and hard like some other cheaper drugstore eyeshadows that offers little to no pigmentation.
Creme Brûlée is a matte bone shade perfect for setting the lids and as a brown bone highlight.
Nutty is a shimmery taupe brown shade. Very nice! I really like this one.
Panther is a matte black that is not as pigmented as some others that I own but it is not bad for the price and it is easy to work with. Hence very suitable for a slow build up on the desired intensity. The swatch I did around 2 swipes to get a more opaque colour but that doesn't mean it is a bad thing. If I want to do a smokey eye, I would want to slowly build up the colour and this shadow will be perfect for that! Or if you want more pigmentation, just wet your brush. I do wet my liner brush to use this shade to line my eyes for a softer look.
That's all for my first impressions on all the stuff I got from Wet n Wild. I am very happy with my purchase and will continue to explore more from this brand. I have heard that their eyeshadow primer and setting spray is pretty good. Do give those a try if you haven't!
Do check out my post on Wet n Wild MegaLast Lip Color too. I have swatches and comparison to MAC Velvet Teddy.