Saturday, November 20, 2010

Wet 'n' Wild Makeup Staples

As both a lover of makeup and sales, cheap quality cosmetics are about as exciting as Christmas morning for someone like me. Wet 'n' Wild is a cosmetics line available in Rite Aid in my area. The line has definitely stepped up their game in the “quality” department over the past few years. Here are my favorite products and a quick review on each. Almost all of these are daily staples in my makeup routine.

Mega Eyes Crème Eyeliner in 886 Black.

I'll admit that I have not tried other creme/liquid liners aside from Stila's smudge pots a few years back. I used to be a strictly liquid felt-tip liner girl. I read about a million reviews comparing this to brands like Mac's fluidline eyeliner and I have to say that this is the most amazing eyeliner that I have ever used. It literally stays on all day, 12+ hours with NO flaking or smudging. Once you apply the crème liner it takes a few seconds to set and after that it is virtually impossible to move or fix. Many people complain that its hard to remove at the end of the day. I have no problem when I use an oil-based eye-makeup remover. That is the key. If you don't own any, a little bit of baby oil on a cotton ball does the trick. I even like the small brush that comes with it. Its the perfect width for application.

Color Icon Eyeshadow Single in 252B Nutty

This is the perfect "Greige" base eyeshadow. When I'm in a rush I'll use it alone but for a more intense look its great with a highlighter and darker shade to add intensity in the crease. Its a perfect light creamy consistency with great pigmentation. When I use this with Smashbox eyeshadow primer it stays on all day without creasing.

Color Icon Blusher in 831E Pearlescent Pink

This blush is the perfect pigment and consistency. Its highly pigmented but does not look fake or overdone when applied softly to the apples of your cheeks. The shimmer that appears in the photo is extremely faint when applied to the cheeks which is good in my opinion. Other blogs have also compared this to NARS Orgasm.

Below are swatches of Nutty and Pearlescent Pink. Nutty is on the left and Pearlescent Pink is on the right.

Ultimate Sheer Tinted Moisturizer 182 Natural

I rarely use tinted moisturizers because I have oily/combination skin. My skin also can be somewhat sensitive and prone to breakouts. I've only used this TM a few times but I loved it. Its a quick fix when you don't have time for foundation or just want to even skin tone with minimal coverage. With the price tag of $2.99 this is definitely the most reasonable TM you can get in drugstores.

Ultimate Brow Kit 963 Ash Brown

I love this eyebrow kit. I mainly use eyebrow kits to make my brows appear thicker and keep stray hairs in line with some wax treatments. The lighter brown shade is the one I use with a slanted thin brush and it is the perfect matte shade. It stays all day and the wax treatment isn't bad either. Because I was having some trouble applying enough of the wax with the small brush the supplied I opted to try the next product.....

Arch Envy Color & Set

I only use the Set/Fixer white/clear part of the pencil. It does the perfect job of setting the powder from the Ultimate Brow Kit. Its quicker and easier than applying wax with the brush from the previous kit.

Those are my definite Wet 'n' Wild staples you need for your makeup collection. All of the products are under $5 and Wet 'n' Wild regularly has BOGO Free sales. What a steal!

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