The Elusive Wet N Wild Rainbow Highlight

Hey! Hello! I’m trying to do the blogging thing now that I’m not working, but with the holidays coming up (and the fact that we’re hosting 3 of 4 parties) it’s been hard to do/come up with stuff.

I was going to do this differently. There were going to be swatches. But I think it might be difficult to do. Now instead, it’s just a quick review. Well anyway.

Remember on Instagram when everyone was going crazy for the rainbow highlight? There were videos of people dipping it into their brushes and then you can see the rainbow powder on your brush? Yeah, those. They were magical. They were impossible to acquire. They were expensive. Well, Wet N Wild Beauty jumped on that cash train and made their own. I see after another Instagram search that many brands are creating their own. That’s really cool.
But one super awesome thing about Wet N Wild is their price point. Beauty on a budget is my game and they’re the best at it, in my opinion. So their rainbow highlight is a whopping $5.

It’s no wonder these FLEW off the virtual shelf. That’s right, an online exclusive. Every time they updated their Instagram to say they were back in stock, they’d be gone by the time I got to it. So it took awhile but I finally snagged it.

I wanted to give this a fair shot before I came on here to review it, because it wasn’t all that impressive at first. So I’ve worn it a few times. So I think I have a nice fair opinion of it now. I’ve worn it on my bare skin, I’ve worn it with a primer, I’ve worn it with foundation.

I will say this much, if you are expecting this to be “BAM, rainbow on my face!” you will be disappointed. I’ll admit, I was at first. But if you really think about the practicality of wearing a straight up rainbow on your face, it’s probably a good thing.  My goal in life is to be a rainbow, so I guess I forget sometimes that you can’t walk around with a rainbow on your cheekbones. Anyway, if you dig deep enough you can do that cool thing with the rainbow powder on your brush. But you probably don’t want to dig around in your highlight for days.

Now as a highlight itself, this is a really great product. I’ve always heard good things about their color icon blushes and highlights and this lives up to it. So, girl, if you want your highlight to be seen from the heavens, this will do it. If you want a subtle rainbow pigment to your highlight,  you can make it happen but it requires digging and scraping, and that’s just too much.

But overall, I give it two thumbs up. It definitely works well as bright highlight, so if you wanna glow it will do the trick for sure. If you want to be a rainbow, I’d look at other options.

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So yeah. If I don’t post before then (which I probably won’t let’s be real, I’m the worst) have a safe and happy holiday!

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Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Lip Color Review + Swatches

Alright, I don’t think I’ve done anything like this on my blog but I’ve been getting a little more into lip products so I thought I’d talk about a recent discovery here.

As I was wandering around CVS one day, picking up a last minute wedding card (last minute, story of my life) I came across the Wet n Wild MegaLast Liquid Lip Color. The lipsticks I use are by Wet n Wild and I’ve always thought they were just okay. I mean, they were good for being 99 cents, but they really didn’t last long. Especially for me, since I have a bad habit of rubbing my lips together and biting them a lot. For that reason, I don’t really wear lipstick all that much anyway.  But I saw these and remembered hearing pretty good things about them. And they were on sale. So I grabbed a couple. Apparently they’re not really found anywhere other than CVS, at least not as far as I’ve been able to tell. Since I don’t really frequent CVS, that’s probably why I’ve never seen them before.

I am obsessed. I’m sure that there’s better ones out there but those were the ones I wanted to try since the price point is phenomenal. And I love them! I now have six shades so those are the ones I’m going to talk about. I went with a pretty decent range of colors, so I don’t necessarily see the need to get any more just yet, but who knows. It’s not like they’re terribly expensive. But these are the ones I have right now so they’re the ones I’ll swatch and talk about.

First off, let me just talk about them as a group. The application is just like a lip gloss, which might turn most people away but I like it. It actually gives me more control. It feels really glossy at first but it dries pretty quickly and then it looks beautiful! The only problem I’ve had so far is when you try to touch them up they can get kind of clumpy. You really have to work it out and be careful.  Other than that, they last a long time without having to touch them up, and they don’t smudge off. I was super excited when I gave Grizz a big kiss on the cheek and it didn’t rub off!

So next, the shades.

First up is “Raisin the Roof.” Megalast-2

This one is my darkest shade and it has a slight shimmer to it. It looks like a dark red in the tube, but I guess by the title it’s supposed to be like a raisin color, so maybe a dark purple? That’s not really what it looks like to me when I wear it, but it does show through in the swatch.  I really like this one. I was going for a rock star look last weekend so I paired it with a deep smokey eye and it looked stunning!

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The next one is “Cherry on Top”Megalast-4

and as you could probably guess, it’s a bright cherry red. It’s definitely one that’s only good with specific looks, but it’s really pretty.Megalast-5

Next, I got “Red My Mind”Megalast-6

because I really love to do a very natural face with a classic red lip once in awhile.  Something about it looks really fresh and classic. There’s nothing much to say about this shade other than it’s perfect for that. The swatches of “Cherry on Top” and “Red My Mind” look pretty similar, but “Cherry on Top” is definitely more vibrant on my lip.  “Red My Mind” just looks way more classic. Megalast-7

Now for my favorite, “Pocketful of Roses.”Megalast-8

This one is just a very nice pink. It’s not a nude or natural sort of pink, it has a little bit of a pop but it’s still super subtle. I actually ended up wearing this one to the wedding I was talking about. And for most makeup looks, I find myself reaching for that one the most because it’s just so perfect for almost everything.Megalast-9

Okay, so on to “Click on My Hyperpink”Megalast-10

This is a really bold pink, really bold. I think it’s just something nice to have in the collection in case you want a bold look. The swatch and the tube color remind me of “Pink Ice” from their dollar collection which was my favorite shade from there, but when I wear it on my lip it is WAY more bold. I’ll probably save this for a super specific occasion, it’s honestly a bit much.

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This one is “Pink Perfection”Megalast-12

and it’s a very nude pink. It’s very, very sheer and has a nice shimmer to it. I really like this when I want a bold eye look so I don’t want my lips to be doing too much. This is definitely something that can be used for a nice every day look as well.Megalast-13

All in all, I find these to be wonderful for the price point, which I believe was around $3 a tube, maybe less. They were buy 2 get 1 free at CVS when I first picked them up which really made them worth it for me. I think some shades are a little harder to work with than others, so I will say to watch out for that. Like, when I was saying they can get kind of clumpy when you reapply, I feel that was more true for “Pink Perfection” and “Click On My Hyperpink” than the others. I’m not sure why that is. I feel that may be a dealbreaker for some people but it didn’t really bother me, it just meant I had to take an extra second to make sure I smooth it out nicely. So, despite all that, this was actually a game changer in my makeup routine because it really made me want to actually wear lip color!

Do you have these Megalast Liquid Lipsticks? What’s your favorite shade? What’s one makeup item that completely changed the game for you?

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♥J

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Random Faves Feb 2016

I did say I would do a random favorites post whenever I accumulated enough products to actually do one. It’s been almost a year since my last one, but I finally got enough to talk about. Some of these are pretty new and some aren’t at all but it’s the first time I’ve tried them. Some of these in fact, I’ve gotten very recently.

Likes

L’oreal True Match Lumi Powder Glow Illuminator – I think this came out pretty recently, actually. I’m not 100% sure.  I love this as a highlight! I use a stipple brush to swirl all the colors around then apply it to my cheekbones and it’s perfect for me. The one I got was Rose and I think it’s amazing. I will say it’s easy to go overboard as it does have quite a bit of shimmer to it, so use it carefully or you’ll have glitterface.

Wet n Wild Photofocus Setting Spray – This was a case where packaging got to me. It’s called Photo Focus and it has this cute little camera design on the lid. Call me crazy for buying it just for that… but oh well. I like it though! It helps me keep my makeup on all day. I’ve never used a setting spray before this one, so I assume that’s what it’s supposed to do haha.

 

Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion – I know this one is so not new. Everyone and their mom has it, loves it, lives it. But Tiffles recently gifted this to me and I can’t figure out how I lived without it. This makes a difference. There was a time I didn’t use primers and then I started to but it wasn’t until I used this one that I realized what a difference it makes. I’m a little afraid of it being a gateway to more high end make-up. I simply can’t afford to always buy the high end stuff, even with how well I stretch everything out. But this might be the product I do splurge on. I’m waiting to see how long one tube lasts me. I try to use it for when I’m going out as opposed to my every day looks so I don’t go through it too quickly.

Dislikes

Almay Smart Shade Correcting Primer – Ok, it’s not that I dislike this. I’ve never used a face primer before this one so I guess I’m not entirely sure what they’re for. I would guess that like eye primers it helps everything glide on smoother and last longer. It does that well just fine. The gimmick is that it is made of lavender and green to help neutralize your skin tone so it’s supposed to help with redness and under eye bags. At first I really regretted this purchase because when I put it on my skin looked even more red so I thought I was having an allergic reaction. My skin is super sensitive so I’ve always been careful about that sort of thing, and because of that I was actually kind of apprehensive about buying a primer. The problem went away and hasn’t happened again. I find that when paired with foundation and concealer it does neutralize alright, but I feel like there’s probably better primers out there. The smell is weird and it feels a little gritty. It works though.
So it’s not like I hate it, I just don’t know if I’d buy it again without looking at other primers first.

e.l.f. Eye Primer and Liner Sealer – So this one is a two in one sort of deal. It comes with an eye primer stick on one end and this little marker looking thing on the other end. That part is supposed to be for if you use an eyeshadow to line your eye, it gives you deeper look as if were really an eyeliner. I don’t know if I’m doing it wrong, I’ve tried it a couple different ways and I’ve still concluded that that part is garbage. The sealer gets everywhere and makes a mess for one thing. If you try to use it by dipping the applicator directly into the eyeshadow it does nothing. But if you try to draw the eyeliner on first then go over it with the sealer, it rubs your make-up off! I hate it, so I never use it. And the primer is just okay. I bought it because I didn’t see the kind they have that comes with a wand and I had run out. I miss that one, so hopefully it’s not gone from my stores. If I do find that one, I won’t be repurchasing this one.

Rusk Sensories Calm Shampoo and Conditioner – I am soooooo bummed about this one. Usually I love Rusk products! I had high hopes for this one, but it did not deliver. It smells bad, it’s super thin and liquidy, and it doesn’t do anything beneficial to my hair. I can’t wait til I run out.

Bonus

e.l.f. Total Face Brush – So, I’m not sure what happened here, but I think e.l.f. may have changed this brush? Either that or I bought the wrong one accidentally. But I had gotten a huge set of e.l.f. brushes and this big fluffy brush was included. Since they are cheaper brushes they started to break recently. A couple of them the hand just broke off the brush part and all it took was some super glue to fix. But in the case of this one, I think the glue holding the bristles together started to separate. It started shedding more and more and then there would be weird little chunks of glue coming out. It lasted me a few years so I had no problem getting a new one. But I think they may have changed it. I had mixed feelings about it. It’s way softer, which I love. But then I started to feel that it wasn’t picking up as much product as the other one did. When I did use some powder with foundation applied first it was then I realized that wasn’t the case. I was getting similar coverage with less cakeyness . So, I’m super glad for the change!

Maybelline The Rock Nudes – I did a full review of this. If you didn’t catch it, check it out here.

Wish List

 

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Matrix (I think they may be re-packaging this, I couldn’t find the picture on their website. The image is from amazon but the link is to the closest thing I could find to it.

Matrix Total Results Sleek Shampoo and Conditioner – When I bought my Rusk ones, my mom bought this set. When I stayed at my parents’ place to dogsit while they were on vacation, I ended up trying this. Wow. Way better. My hair felt so soft and healthy after using it. This will definitely be the set I buy next.

Wet n Wild Pink Brushes – Where in the heck can I find these besides their website? Oops, I didn’t pull a picture. But if you look at my Instagram widget on the side you can see where I re-grammed it. But seriously though. I saw that a lot of people are getting those from Walgreens and I have not been able to find them.
Why?? They’re so pretty and super cheap and I’ve heard great things about them!!

That’s all I have for now. Maybe there will be more next year.
What products have you been loving? Anything you want to try? Where the heck are those brushes?

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♥J

P.S. I’m putting off my wig collection post. It’s totally gonna happen, I’m not deciding not to do it. It’s just more likely to happen next month as opposed to next week, ya know what I mean? There’s a couple of other projects I need to tend to first.