Wet ‘n’ Wild launched on Beauty Bay recently and I made an order right away. I had wanted to write this post when I received the products but I was away for a little bit and then my skin had a bad reaction to something so took a lil break from wearing makeup (my skin has reacted to something else as I write this, go figure).
To make this haul more interesting and informative I wanted to give you guys my first impressions of the products as well and share mini reviews.
Wet ‘n’ Wild is an amazing brand from the US that is Cruelty-Free (some of their products are vegan too) and pretty inexpensive. I knew I HAD to try some things out since I had heard so many good things about these products.
Photofocus Foundation (Vegan) – This had a lot of hype and I knew I had to try it. I’m on the hunt for a Cruelty-Free alternative to my Estee Lauder Double Wear and this looked like a good option for a fraction of the price. I wasn’t sure on my shade since Beauty Bay didn’t stock the complete shade range but I think this shade works for me. On first impression, I really like this. It gave me medium coverage in one layer and didn’t feel heavy on my skin. I know some people complain about the smell of this foundation but I didn’t find it smelt that bad. I was impressed by how long this lasted (I wore it on a day that we had a lot of rain), even without a setting spray. I can’t wait to use this again!
Photofocus Concealer (Vegan) – The shade selection sucks for this concealer, there just aren’t enough shades. Even though I knew the lightest shade wouldn’t be light enough for me I got it anyway with the hopes that it would work on my face rather than under my eyes. The shade ‘Light Ivory’ blends out lighter than when it first applies, but it is still a bit too dark for me. To use it under my eyes I mixed it a lighter concealer and I liked how it mixed. The formula is really creamy which meant it felt really hydrating. I really like how it applied and looked on my skin so I would definitely consider purchasing this again once they expand their shade range.
Photofocus Powder – I wanted to try all their base products at once since it made sense that the products probably compliment each other. Powder can be really hard to get right for dry skin, but I knew Kathleenlights likes this product so I knew I’d probably get on with this. It feels really soft and is lightweight on the skin. It set my makeup but didn’t give me a matte look or make me look cakey which I loved. If you have dry skin and are after a powder from the drugstore, I definitely recommend trying this out.
Colour Icon Blush in Rose Champagne – I love blush and am always on the hunt for new favourite shades and formulas. It is the cheapest blush I have tried (at least for a long time) at £3.50 each. The packaging is kinda flimsy but that is to be expected for the price. The shade itself is a warm peachy tone with a sheen which is perfect for summer. It didn’t last amazingly well, but blush is always one the first parts of my makeup to fade so that was to be expected for me.
Hello Halo Liquid Highligher in Halo Goodbye (Vegan) – I purchased this as an alternative to my Charlotte Tilbury liquid highlighter (which I suspect is breaking me out). I had heard Jessica Braun and Temptalia talk highly of these so I wanted to give them a try. I was impressed with the packaging and applicator, it comes in a glass bottle with a doe foot applicator which makes it really easy to apply. The shade is a pearly pink shade which suits my skin tone. I definitely recommend applying this under foundation or on a no makeup-makeup days because even when I applied it on unset foundation it still moved the product around underneath which was annoying. The formula is quite thin but packs a punch and a little bit goes a long way, much like the CT Liquid Highlighter. It is one of the better liquid highlighters I have tried (much better than the Makeup Revolution one) and comparable to more expensive ones I’ve tried.
Megaglo Highlighter in Blossom Glow – There has been so much hype about these highlighters but I was worried since there isn’t a lot of options for fairer skin tones. I was so excited to see that Beauty Bay stocked the one shade I really wanted to try, Blossom Glow. It’s a icy pink shade that packs a punch. I was a little scared that this wouldn’t blend into my skin since it is so blinding, but after a bit of buffing with a denser brush it looked a bit more natural. I really like the formula and hope that they launch more shades for fair skin in the future because I’d love to try them out.
Megalast Lipstick in Bare It All – This is apparently a dupe for MAC’s Velvet Teddy which is one of my all time faves (but of course, not CF). This is a really nice peachy-nude shade that is a satin formula. The packaging is kinda cheap but for being way cheaper than MAC I can overlook that. It lasts pretty well but the formula kinda pulls on the lips when I applied it which could be because it is quite thick. I might try it on top of a lip balm next time to see if that has an effect on the wear/application.
I may have gone a little crazy with this haul (after this I put myself on a non-buy) but, all this came to around £30 which is amazing for 7 products. I definitely want to try more from Wet ‘n’ Wild in the future, especially since I have been so impressed by everything I’ve tried and their prices are so low. I definitely think everyone should give at least something a try, the prices are affordable so you haven’t got much to lose and you might find some new fave products. My stand-out products are the Photofocus foundation and powder and the Megaglo powder highlighter.