In keeping with my gluten free, saving money by buying drugstore to get more for your buck recent philosophy, I got a few Wet N Wild Products today. Then I used my new ELF and Wet N Wild stuff to see how the color payoff would be, as well as to test out my uber sensitive skin and eyes with the more affordable products, and to see how the coverage would be in general. So here's what I got...
This is the Wet N Wild ColorIcon Palette in Pride. It was $4.99. There are several colors in the palette that are supposed to be dupes of MAC colors. The two MAC that I had that are supposed to be comparable are next to the palette shades. The green is Steamy, and the blue is Deep Truth. The matte white is supposed to be similar to MAC's Gesso, but I don't have that one.
Here are side by side swatch comparisons on bare skin. If you notice, the Wet N Wild side is the more pigmented! THAT one surprised me. The green imo is DEAD ON Steamy, but the blue is a bit brighter and more shimmery than Deep Truth. They're close though.
Wet N Wild ColorIcon liner in Turquoise and Wet N Wild Mega Last Lipcolor in 902C Bare It All. The liner was a whopping $0.99 and the lipstick was $2.99. LOVE the shimmery, glittery color of the turquoise! It was a little thick, but once it warmed up it worked pretty good. The lipstick is one that you're either going to want to apply over a balm or with a gloss. I've used it both ways now and like it both those ways. I ate after doing my LOTD with this and the ELF gloss in Sweet Salmon and my lips look the same!
Swatches of Bare It All and Turquoise.
OK, so now for the LOTD. First I'll let you know what I used, then I'll let you know my thoughts so far.
Those were taken with flash indoors. The following were in natural lighting.
ELF Eyelid Primer all over
ELF Cream eyeliner in Ivory as base and under lower lashline and in inner corner
Wet N Wild Pride Palette Matte White on browbone
Wet N Wild Pride Palette matte green on inner 1/3 of lid
Wet N Wild Pride Palette Shimmery Green on outer 1/2 of lid and inner 1/2 of lower lashline
Wet N Wild ColorIcon liner in Turquoise to line
Wet N Wild Pride Palette Matte Blue in inner 2/3 of crease
Wet N Wild Pride Palette Shimmery Blue in outer 1/2 of crease and outer V, and outer 1/2 of lower lashline
Maybelline Define A Line Black in lower Waterline
ELF Mineral Infused Mascara in Black
Both those were indoors with flash; here is outside.
Monistat Gel as Primer
ELF Eye concealer/highlighter duo under eye area
ELF Studio Line Tinted Moisturizer in Beige
ELF Mattifying translucent powder
NARS Orgasm Blush
Wet N Wild Mega Last Lipcolor in 902C Bare It All
Elf Glossy Gloss in Sweet Salmon
I was pleasantly surprised today! Never would I have expected the color payoff, feel, and coverage of all the products I used today. I will say that the tinted moisturizer will not be used daily, as I could feel the sunscreen in it. I want to try the Elf mattifying powder over my NARS Sheer matte foundation, possibly tomorrow. My eyes are a little itchy, possibly from the Elf primer, but it could also just be allergies in general, as they're acting up on me atm. I'll just have to continue playing it by ear.
However, with the color payoff of the Wet N Wild products, I'm sure I'll be picking more of them up as well. Gotta get some more MAC dupes. And at these prices, I can continue to purchase some things here and there.
What do you think of Wet N Wild? Have you tried any of their dupes?