Since Wet n Wild is pretty new on the Irish market, I’ve decided to embark on a Wet n Wild week (pretty apt considering the weather forecast for the next week eh?!) wherein over the course of the next week- Wednesday to Wednesday- I will show and tell different WnW products each day and let you all know what needs to be known about the particular products.
First up, I have to talk about one of my WnW loves- the Mega Last Lip Color lipsticks. I picked up my first few on the Non Pareil Boutique website and bore the comparatively extortionate shipping costs just to try these out. Fellow make-up lovers in the States were going gaga over these, and as a fan of a strong statement lip myself, I was intrigued. I have since purchased some new colours and I now have six in my collection and the six that I have incorporate a pretty decent colour spectrum- from peach to baby pink to mauve to hot pink to plum to bright red! There are about 10 colours available in your local WnW stand so if you want to see the whole family, get thee to a Dunnes Stores or local pharmacy that stock the line!
These cost €2.99 a piece which is bargainous- but what is the point in bargainous makeup if it's not good quality? For €2.99 a piece, how much quality are we really entitled to expect? Well, in my opinion, these lipsticks are pretty darn impressive for such a small price tag, but they are not without their flaws. Let's look to the positive first- the shade range is impressive- from your nude offering to the dark plums and reds, there is quite a selection available- not too shabby for a drugstore/pharmacy/supermarket brand. What is really spectacular about these lipsticks, and why I do love them so very much, is the PIGMENTATION (and yes, it is that good). One swipe of these bad boys on your lips and you have literally punched yourself in the mouth with pigment. These lipsticks also last about 4 hours before needing to reapply which is pretty awesome also and they stand the test of time well when faced with every lipstick's worst nightmare of eating. drinking and general wear and tear.
On to the not-so- positives. These are a little hard to apply to the lips in my opinion. The formula seems quite dry in most of them so they take an extra bit of effort to apply. They are also very drying if being worn for any length of time. When I apply these, I make sure my lips are in good condition, put a layer of Vaseline on my lips, line them with whatever liner I think is a good colour match, and then take my time to fill in the colour. I also think the lipstick is not really soft enough to use with a lip brush, and I am generally not a fan of faffing about with lip brushes. Once I have my general application and shape applied, it is pretty easy to maintain over the course of the day. Also, these lipsticks can be a bit drying and unflattering on dry lips so make sure you keep the kissmakers in good condition. My major bug bear with these however is the packaging. I know, I know, I paid three euro, what should I expect? I don't mind the black bullet and the clear lid, it quite like being able to easily see what colour I have to hand without having to inspect stickers (which are also colour coordinated FYI- much appreciated WnW gurus)- I just haaaaate the way the lipstick does not retreat fully back into the bullet and I always always no matter how hard I try not to always catch the lipstick with the lid when I am putting the product away after using it. This might not bother everyone but it drives me nuts!
So, bottom line, I love these lipsticks because I love the pigmentation, and I love the pigmentation so much that I would buy more if some new colours came out. I definitely think these would be your thing if you like a statement matte/ slightly satin finish. In the swatches above, I literally swiped the lipstick once on my arm, and you can see the crazy colour payoff for yourselves.
Let me know what you thought of these lipsticks if you have tried any of them recently? What colour do you love?