Wednesday, 12 February 2014

Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color- Collection, Review and Swatches

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?

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15 comments

  1. such a brilliant review..I've been using the wnw lipstick I got every day, love it. looks like we both have the same issues with the bullet. mine keeps getting snagged when I put the lid on so it's destroyed at this stage, and the fact it's clear, there's no hitting it ;0 but other then that like you said, you cant go wrong for 3 quid and the pigment is amazing..love all the colours you got, didnt see some of them the last time I went in so will be on the hunt for them the next time ;)

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only lipstick snagger Sarah, was really beating myself up about it! ;)

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  2. These are actuallu one of the first things I picked up after seeing you rave about them here before, picked up the shades Rose Bud and Mauve Outta Here and Red Velvet! There all so gorgeous but my lips are as dry as the Sahara at the minute so I can't wear them for the same reason's that you've mentioned here already, there just so god damn drying on! :( I think Smokin Hot Pink is going to the next one I try :)

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    1. I don't think this wild weather helps us either Alisha, my lips are so reactive to the climate and this chilly wind is upsetting them already so will prob have to park these lipsticks for a while until it improves somewhat or my lips get less dry! Smokin' Hot Pink is one of my faves- I bet you will love it! :)

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  3. They look lovely in the swatches, a few people have said they drag a bit on the lips, but sure what do you want for less than 3 quid?

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    1. Exactly Donna- almost feels wrong to hold it against them when they were so cheap and they defo make up for it in pigmentation stakes!

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  4. The swatches look impressive and I wouldn't have guessed looking at the sticks themselves. I may have to go check them out!

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    1. Appearances can be deceptive I think, I remember when I swatched my first one I was shocked too, I've pretty much swatched them all and the pigmentation is pretty consistent so I defo think you should check them out! :)

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  5. I really like them :) for 2.99 they are just fab! x

    alex @ http://pinkelephantbloggin.com/

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    1. Completely agree Alex, such a steal at that price! :)

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  6. Wow the pigmentation looks amazing! Hurry up spending ban so i can go wild :).

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    1. Girl I hear ya, I'm doing a Frugal February challenge at the minute and I have a wishlist as long as my arm for when I can start spending again!! :D

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  7. Love the look of Rose Bud - mmm.... I might just have to pick one of these up!

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