REVIEW: Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals

by - May 19, 2017

As highlighter has become the thing that everyone in the beauty world seems to be obsessed with, there's still been quite a lack of good highlighters in the drugstore. Honestly, I feel like there have been one or two stand outs, but everything else seems to pale in comparison to its higher end counterparts. However, with the release of the Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powders, everyone seemed to go mad with excitement and I was absolutely dying to get my hands on them - or at least on the lighter shade, Precious Petals. FINALLY, with the help of a reader who gave me a heads up that I could find this shade at Rexall, I managed to get my hands on it and the excitement was oh so real!

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Taking one look at this pan, with the gorgeous shimmer and the really pretty floral embossing in the powder, it really doesn't feel like this is inexpensive makeup. If you shifted this into a slightly more luxe packaging, I would swear it was a $40 highlighter. I immediately had high hopes for the formula - if not for the shade, but more on that later. 

I'm really, really impressed with the formula on this highlighter. It has a smooth texture that picks up really well on a brush and blends really beautifully onto the skin so that you aren't left with a stripe of metallic. Instead, the edges really feather out nicely to give a really beautiful glow to the cheekbones when applied. I've been using the Luxie 660 Precision Foundation Brush that I got in last month's Ipsy bag to apply this and I think it works really well to both concentrate and blow out the colour.

Another thing I like about this formula is how long wearing I've found it to be. I wore it the other day, paired with Wet N Wild Photofocus Complexion products, and even after a long day of work my base looked really great and my highlight was still completely on point. I don't know about you, but for me that's a bit of a miracle.

Now for the colour. As you can see in the swatch, this doesn't look at all like a shade that would suit a fair to light skin tone at all when densely applied and I'll admit I was pretty convinced that it wasn't going to work for me. However, when applied in a wash with a brush, I find you lose a lot of that deeper pigment and you're mostly left with sheen on the cheeks rather than colour. The undertone, as you can see in the photos, is very warm toned and golden, but I feel like there's a hint of rose in it that keeps it from being too yellow on my skin.

I think this will definitely not be a shade I can easily make work in the winter, since I get really cool toned fair and it's quite warm toned, but right now in the warmer months I think it looks really gorgeous. If you're fair and looking for a really icy highlight, this probably won't be to your tastes and will be more of a blush topper than a highlighter, but if you're looking for a highlight that walks the line of natural and yet still packing a punch I think this could definitely be worth looking at. 

Overall, I think this is definitely a highlighter that's worth the hype and that it's definitely stepping up the drugstore's highlighter game. It's a really beautiful formula that applies really beautifully and wears really well throughout the day. I honestly think the only issue anyone might have with this powder is it not being quite the right shade that they're looking for - which clearly means Wet N Wild needs to get on expanding the shade range, amiright? 

You can finally find the Wet N Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder in Precious Pearls here in Canada at participating Walmart, Superstore, Loblaws, and Rexall locations!

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