FIRST IMPRESSION: New Products From Wet N Wild Spring 2016

by - March 08, 2016

Recently, I was lucky enough to win some of the new products from Wet N Wild and I pretty much lost my mind. As affordable brands go, Wet N Wild is one of my absolute favorites because I always feel like they can be counted on to bring gorgeous pigmentation and texture to their powder products at an amazing price. For me, it can actually be a little bit hard to get my hands on Wet N Wild products (which will make the brand pretty high on my shopping list when I head to the States this summer for holiday, since it's so accessible there) so I was really excited to get to try all of these out and I'm definitely excited to give you guys my thoughts on them!

There's a pretty wide selection of products here, so keep reading for my first impressions on all of them!

Wet N Wild To Reflect Shimmer Palette in Boozy Brunch
I'm pretty sure that this product is a previous US launch that was under the Fergie line and never made its way to Canada, and it's been a favorite of a lot of people. It's a beautiful marbled powder that has a pale gold base and is shot through with pale pink and bronze and it swatches really beautifully. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to try this out on my face yet because it's a little too deep for my fair winter shade. I think it'll be beautiful in the summer, though, and all year for people with medium to deep skin tones. I really can't wait to get a little colour in my face and try this out!

Wet N Wild Megalo Illuminating Palette
This is actually an old favorite from the Wet N Wild permanent line that has been reformulated and repackaged. So far, I feel sort of 2 ways about this product. I think that the deeper, rosier side makes for a gorgeous glowy blush, but I feel like the more highlighting side is just a little too shimmer for my particular skin. For people with really smooth skin that doesn't have texture on it or people with younger skin than mine, I think that it could work quite nicely, but it just doesn't really work for me. Still, love the blush side!

Wet N Wild Megaglo Contouring Palette in Dulce De Leche
This is another reformulated and repackaged product, but it's one that we've never been able to get our hands on in Canada. According to my research (aka Being a reader/viewer as well as a blogger in the online beauty space) this shade is quite a bit different than its predecessor, bringing more brown to the table in the contour shade in comparison to a much more rosier bronze shade in the original. Honestly, I really would have liked to get my hands on the original, because those pink toned contours tend to work really well on my skin tone. That said, this a BEAUTIFUL and I absolutely love using it. The powders are soft with good pigmentation and they blend like a dream to give me a really seamless, natural looking contour. They definitely kick up a fair bit of powder when you put your brush in, so be warned about that, but I think they apply really nicely.

Wet N Wild Color Icon Blush in Rose Champagne
Much to a lot of people's surprise, the much loved Color Icon blushes have been reformulated and a couple of new shades have been added to the collection, this being one of them. When I first saw reviews of this, they weren't very good, so my hopes weren't very high. However, I'm going to have to respectfully disagree with the reviews I saw because I am a little bit in love with this blush. Now, this isn't the kind of blush that's going to give you punch and I wouldn't recommend it for deeper skintones unless it's going to be used as a rosy highlight, but one fair skin this is tops. I feel like this gives a really natural, rosy glow to the cheeks on my fair skin and it looks absolutely gorgeous. I have a feeling this is going to be a go to for me for when I have a lot going on with my eyes or lips and need something natural and nude on the cheeks. LOVE. Looking forward to seeing how the other new blushes perform.

Wet N Wild Megaliner Liquid Liner in Dark Brown & Electric Purple
I wasn't expecting much from these until I saw Chelle from Makeup Your Mind review a couple of them, and then I was pretty much dying to try them. I have to say, I'm completely in love with the Dark Brown one, because it gives a slightly softer look than a traditional black liquid eyeliner does and I think the look is just gorgeous, especially with the plummy toned eye looks I've been gravitating towards recently. The Electric Purple one is a BEAUTIFUL shade, but does take a little bit of work to get looking just right. So far, I've only worn the Dark Brown one for a full day and it held up really, really well, and I'm looking forward to giving the Electric Purple one a real try. I'm definitely in the market for more shades of this liner, because you really can't beat the price point and so far I'm impressed with the performance.

Wet N Wild Velvet Matte Lip Colour in Hickory Smoked & Shelley Shocked
Will you be surprised to hear that I love one of these and pretty much hate the other? Can you guess which one? The formula on these is good, though not what I was expecting. It's quite a bit thinner than some other matte lip crayons that I've tried and a little more sheer, though I don't necessarily mind this. I haven't really gotten to give a true test to the wear time yet, but I can tell you that I find them fairly comfortable. And as for the shades? Clearly, Hickory Smoked, which is a kind of burnt brown/berry shade is the one that I love and will absolutely be reaching for. Unfortunately, Shelley Shocked, which is a very, very pale peach shade just makes me look dead and vaguely diseased. I know that's super gross, but that's what I take from it. So first impression is that it has a decent formula and I love the deeper shade, but I would pass on the peach.

(PS - Sorry for the screw up with this first impression being missing. Sometimes I just space on these things! )

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Setting Spray
I love that the drugstore is making it easier and more affordable to find setting sprays for those of us on a budget, I really do. Honestly, though, I'm still  not sure how I feel about this one. The bottle is really small, which isn't a deal breaker but does make the cost comparison with other setting sprays in the drugstore slightly closer than a lot of other products. Also, this one is VERY strongly scented and gives me a little bit more alcohol scent that I'm comfortable with. I don't hate how it performs though, and despite the alcohol scent I haven't really noticed it feeling very drying on my skin. I'm going to reserve judgement on this one.

Wet N Wild Small Stipple Brush & Large Stipple Brush
Who else was STOKED that Wet N Wild was putting out a brush line? I swear, as soon as I saw the gorgeous white and pink brushes, I was sold and wanted the whole set. In truth, I likely would have already bought the whole set if I was able to find them nearby. My favorite of the two of these is definitely the small stipple brush, because I feel like there are a lot of different ways I can use it. I like to use it to blend my undereyes as well as cream products on my cheeks such as blush and contour, but it's also nice for setting those areas with powder. The large stipple brush is nice as well, but I just haven't quite figured out how I'm going to use it yet. Both of these brushes are INCREDIBLY soft, feel sturdy and well made, and are cruelty free! Have I mentioned yet that I want them all? I WANT THEM ALL!!

So there you have it. Overall, my impressions of the new products from Wet N Wild are overwhelmingly positive. I've finally started to see them pop up in stores and I can't wait to get my hands on some more shades. My absolute top products are the Contouring Kit, the Blush, and the brushes, but I give solid runner up status to the eyeliners. Also new from Wet N Wild are the 1 Step Gel Polishes, which I've seen some amazing reviews of and can't wait to try.

Have you tried any of the new products from Wet N Wild? I'd love to hear your thoughts in the comments!

Thanks for reading!

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