REVIEW: Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlighter in Bloom Time

by - March 15, 2019

Sometimes, there are products that I would have completely overlooked and never bothered to pick up if not for the recommendation of the trusted bloggers and vloggers that I personally follow. In my opinion, that's one of the best things about finding those people whose opinions and recommendations you can really trust. Recently, I decided to pick up the new Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in Bloom Time very specifically because of a recommendation from a Youtuber. From a glance at the pan and then at my quite light skin, you would not be surprised that this would otherwise have been a product that I would have written off as being wrong for my skin and moved on with. Even as I drove home after picking it up, I kept glancing at the pan and thinking there was no way it was going to work on my skin.

So, did it work? Keep reading for more!

wet n wild is adding to the legendary collection of Mega Glo Highlighting Powders with two NEW shades. These beautiful highlighters will guarantee your makeup look is always Mega Glo-rious! Infused with ultra-reflective and micro-fine pearl pigments, this baked powder is everything you need to shine radiantly from the inside out. The creamy formula is infused with nylon for a silky-smooth texture that allows for seamless blending.

Honestly, I think that the Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder formula is probably the best in the drugstore for my personal taste. It's really smooth and creamy and brings a lot of light to the face without really accentuating texture. It also blends really smoothly and can be applied lightly for a natural glow or built up a little bit for a really strong glow, if that's what you're into. Personally, I'm definitely more of a subtle highlighter kind of girl, myself, so this versatility really holds a lot of weight for me when it comes to what kinds of formulas I want in my collection. 

As always, this highlighter has this really beautiful embossed flower in the pan that has me tending to focus my brush on the top right corner of the pan to try and maintain that pattern for as long as possible. Seriously, this is just such a pretty product and if you were to put it in a fancier compact or just show someone the pan itself, I really think that people would assume that it's a much higher end product. 

It was that love for the formula that made me willing to pick this one up. What really gave me reservations about how this highlighter was going to work for me was the colour in the pan, which looks to me like it would be much better suited to a deep skin tone than my own lighter one. It's a true rose gold type of shade, with a peachy pink tone and a strong golden sheen to it. 

When I initially swatched this, I really thought that there was no way that I was going to be able to make this work because it really does look like the depth of the base would end up bringing down that brightness and lift that I was looking for. Colour me surprised when this worked absolutely beautifully applied on my skin!

Something that I tend to struggle with when it comes to highlighters is that the base can be too harsh on my skin tone, with icier shades looking too pasty and more golden shades just look yellow, so I generally have to stick to champagne tones that bring that more creamy base that works with my skin but still catches light.

I think what I really love about this is that the peachiness of the base really works well with the undertones of my skin . Actually, I think this would work well with a really wide range of skin tones because the peachy undertone walks the line between too warm and too cool, and the undertone of the gold sheen is actually quite neutral so it gives a really natural looking glow to the skin without actually adding too much colour. 

When it comes to the glow that this brings to the skin, I really think it's going to span a lot of different tastes - though I do think that if you build it up, you are going to get more of that base colour on the skin and it could end up deepening up on the face like it did in the heavier swatches. When applied and buffed into the skin without being too heavy, though, this is a really stunning highlighter even with how fair I am right now. 

I wanted to do a quick comparison between the three Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powders that I own because I feel like it can really give some context to this shade. At the top of the swatches, you have Precious Petals, which was the first shade I bought and the lightest one available when they were first released. Like Bloom Time, I find that this one swatches deeper than it applies with a brush and I'm able to make it work, but really only in the warmer months when I'm a little bit tanned and bronzed. At the bottom is Blossom Glow, which is definitely the lightest and brightest of the three and the one that I've probably loved the most until now. If you're looking for a really strong, bright highlighter in the drugstore this is definitely the one. Now, it may be because Bloom Time is the new new, but I actually think it might be my personal favorite because it shows up as the most natural sheen on my face. Overall, though, I feel like this is a killer formula and pretty much anyone will be able to find a shade that suits their tastes in this range. 

I honestly think this might be one of the most surprising products that I've ever tried and it has me wondering why there aren't more of these peachy toned highlighters on the market, because it's just a stunner. And for the price? It seriously just cannot be beat. If you're like me and you really like a natural looking highlighter that brings a lot of light to the face but you struggle with undertones, I seriously think this is worth picking up. Don't skip out on it because it looks like it'll be too deep in the pan, because it really is a different story when applied to the face.

The new Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in Bloom Time is popping up along with the rest of the new products in stores now and is also available online on!

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