One of the most exciting launches of the year so far (for me anyway) has been Wet n Wild coming over to the UK… finally! Beauty Bay had a very public conscious uncoupling with Morphe and rebounded into the arms of Wet n Wild, and I’m here to offer all my support.
I received some BB vouchers for my birthday in July and decided to save them for the Wet n Wild launch. However, at this point I need to tell you of my frustrations with BB. At Christmas I received some BB vouchers (can you tell how well my family know me?!) and when I went to spend them, the transaction failed but my gift voucher amount still went down. BB are unable to reimburse the gift vouchers but were able to offer me a refund on anything I bought after that up to the value of my gift vouchers. Well… as you can imagine when Wet n Wild launched, the website was chock-a-block. I quickly got my basket loaded and went to pay with my vouchers but lo and behold, the same thing happened as before but not just once, three times!! Almost £60 worth of my vouchers were swallowed up. Yet again, I had to go back to BB and ask how they can resolve this and after A LOT of back and forth, they have said they will refund any future purchases I make. OK so the issues have been resolved in both cases but this seems like a really stupid way of doing it. So in order to use my vouchers, I need to spend more and wait to be refunded? How about just not take money when transactions fail in the first place? As much as I love BB, it has left a bitter taste in my mouth.
But what you care about is what I bought right? Well here it is…
Wet n Wild Large Eyeshadow Brush | £2 | available here
Wet n Wild Crease Brush | £2 | available here
I can’t remember which YouTuber it was (possibly Kathleen Lights) used to rave about the WnW brushes and for £2 a pop, I thought it was definitely worth trying them out. They’re pretty brushes but they’re not the best I’ve ever used. They are well made but I find the bristles aren’t stiff enough to blend out well, they feel a bit meh. For an every day bit of bronzer across the lid and through the crease they’re fine but I won’t be attempting any fancy looks with these.
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Blossom Glow and Precious Petals | £3.75 | available here
The MegaGlo highlighters were what I was waiting for. I’d heard so much about them from US vloggers and bloggers that they were top of my shopping list. Unfortunately, these sold out before I could get my hands on them in the first launch but when they were restocked I managed to get some. I can’t believe the price of these highlighters – that’s Primark cheap. And boy are these worth every penny. I wasn’t too impressed by hand swatches when they arrived but when applied with a brush they look incredible. Even a small amount gives an insane glow but when layered up they have a beautiful wet look. I love these highlighters!
Wet n Wild Mega Slim Skinny Mascara | £4.50 | available here
I’m forever on the hunt for a cheaper dupe of my much-loved MAC Gigablack Extended Play mascara which is exclusively used on my lower lashes, so whenever I see a skinny wand mascara I buy it. Unfortunately, it doesn’t quite live up to the MAC one. It isn’t bad at all, but it’s not as volumising as I’d like. It does separate my lashes nicely, and adds some length as it contains fibres but then I can’t build it up as fibres make my lashes stick together.
Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Ticket To Brazil | £4.50 | available here
As I’m going on holiday in September, I wanted a new bronzer that was a bit darker than I’d usually go for so I opted for the medium shade Ticket To Brazil. When it was delivered I thought I’d picked the wrong one as it’s sooo light. I really wasn’t expecting it to show up on my light skin tone, let alone even like it. But I was absolutely obsessed with this bronzer from the first use. The shade is perfect for me, it’s not orange, it has shimmer in but not too much, it’s long wearing, it’s pigmented. I just love using it. I’m tempted to buy the dark shade too ready for my holibobs. Not sure who on earth could wear the light shade though as it must be really light – from images online it looks like a finishing powder.
Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Catsuit in Give Me Mocha | £5 | available here
Tati (GlamLifeGuru on YouTube) has raved about these for a while so I knew I had to try one out. I played it safe with shade selection – a brown toned red is what Give Me Mocha is described as so I knew I couldn’t go far wrong. This liquid lipstick isn’t completely opaque on application but can be built up providing you use a couple of thin layers. It has the same doe foot applicator as Jeffree Star Cosmetics Velour Liquid Lipsticks which I’m very fond of. It does last very well, and even as it fades it doesn’t go dry or flaky. You can reapply directly on top – some liquid lipsticks need to be removed completely before reapplying but that’s not the case with this one.
Wet n Wild Perfect Pout Gel Lip Liner in Bare To Comment | £4 | available here
I love to try new lip liner formulas, especially retractable ones (who can be arsed to use a pencil sharpener, really?). A gel lip liner sounded interesting so I was interested to see what it was like. Honestly, it’s just a creamy-ish lip liner. It’s really nice, but nothing special. Not sure how gel is any different to any other lip liner I own. I don’t think it’s particularly long-wearing either.
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer | £3.75 | available here
Move over Collection Lasting Perfection Concealer – there’s a new bargain concealer in town. This is a thin but pigmented concealer which with a little bit of layering covers my dark circles nicely. It creases quickly but isn’t too bad when it’s been set straight away. The doe foot doesn’t seem to apply much product so I do find I have to dip in a couple of times. The way I’ve been finding this works best is to apply a layer all under my eyes and blend out, then apply a bit more over my troughs and tap out with my finger tip. I find it wakes up my under eyes and is really brightening. Really impressed with this one.
Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter Single in Bleached and Toasty | £2 | available here
I didn’t know anything about these glitters before purchasing, I just thought they looked interesting, and who can resist a bit of glitter? Now, one of these I love and one of these I don’t. Toasty applies opaquely and smoothly, whereas Bleached is drier and scratchy. Toasty is almost like a balm in texture, and I think Bleached is supposed to be the same but it’s much more chunky. I’ve not tried either of them on the eyes yet, but I could hazard a guess that Toasty would make a good lid glitter as is, but Bleached would be more of an accent glitter on top of something else as the shades within it really are beautiful. I do want to try another shade, Nudecomer which is more of a rose gold.
So… a mixed bag from Wet n Wild – as much as I haven’t been wowed by some products, I still can’t complain when they’re so inexpensive. It’s definitely made me want to try some more from the brand – I’ve heard good things about the Photo Focus Foundation but I can’t be sure of what shade I need as the descriptions and range are poor.
Did you pick up and Wet n Wild products when they launched? Let me know in the comments below, and definitely share recommendations!
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