Hello Beautiful ❤
This is my first double post and also my first post about Wet n’ Wild!
I remember watching my favourite YouTube Beauty Guru’s talk about Wet N’ Wild and how fantastic their products were and also how outrageously affordable. Every week I’d check my local pharmacy to see, if my magic, they somehow started stocking them. I live in Ireland where many American brands are just a dream..a far, far away dream BUT HUZZAH! Ireland has finally jumped on the American bandwagon and our Pharmacies (drug stores) have begun to stock brands such as NYX, Wet N’ Wild, NYC, Illamasqua, Smashbox, Anastasia Beverly Hills and I couldn’t be happier.
Wet N’ Wild’s Mission Statement on their website is something I relate to and look for in a brand big time.
“We know that beauty products are a necessity; we see that quality products are essential to your makeup routine and we understand that spending your entire paycheck on a lipstick is just not reasonable.”
Even though my love affair with Wet N’ Wild started a few years ago, it was only a couple of months ago that I held their products in my hand. My first purchase was their eyebrow pencil in a fabulous deep brown. The first time I used it, my boyfriend (who didn’t even notice when I dyed my hair blonde) commented on how amazing my eyebrows looked. I was sold. In that same purchase, I got one of WnW famous Trio’s in I’m Getting Sunburned and two blushes in Mellow Wine & Berry Shimmer.
These three shades are so highly pigmented and easy to blend although I’m really not sure why the browbone shade is such a bright sparkly pink! Swatches below 🙂
I have used these eyeshadows with no primer beneath and they don’t crease or fade. Typically, my makeup goes on at 6.30 am and I don’t take it off until 10pm and they’re still as vibrant as first thing in the AM.
These blushes are again, that deep berry shade I adore. Highly pigmented, so much so, that it does make it a little hard to blend so I suggest barely dabbing your blush brush into the colour! Pearlecsent Pink & Heather Silk are the other two shades they come in and are definitely next on my list. Dear WnW Please make more blush shades!
This week, I put myself on a shopping ban, meaning NO MAKEUP, NO CLOTHES, NO FRIVELOUS SPENDING! Last night as I was on my way to meet my friends for coffee, I just ‘happened’ to be in Dunnes Stores and just ‘happened’ to wander down the cosmetics aisle towards a bright, brand new, shiny Wet N’ Wild stand. *wink wink!*
I ended up buying two on-trend lipsticks – Mega Last Lip Colour in Cherry Bomb and a Silk Finish Lipstick in Just Garnet, an eight pan eyeshadow palette in Comfort Zone and a single shadow in Creme Brulee. My total purchase came to about €13.00.. for NINE eyeshadows and TWO lipsticks! Amazing or what?
Mega Last Lip Colour – Cherry Bomb.
(Not my picture)
This deep purple, berry shade is right on trend for winter. Upon initial testing last night the consistancy was very thick and difficult to control, however I do believe using a lip balm prior and a lip brush to apply will make this go on like a dream.
Silk Finish – Just Garnet.
So this is me this morning! The lipstick is slightly darker in person!
If you’ve read my previous posts you’ll know that red is my favourite colour. Deep red, pink-red, ruby red, fire engine red.. Eyes, lips, hair, clothes. I LOVE RED. So when I spotted this baby it went straight in my basket. Silky smooth and long lasting (I’m wearing it right now! 4 hours, I’ve drank a coffee, a bottle of water and eaten and still perfectly made up lips!) I’m 100% delighted with this purchase and I’m going back for a few more which will include : Copper Dust, Black Orchid and Cinnamon.
Comfort Zone Palette.
(The above are ALL my OWN products, pictures & swatches)
Eight perfectly pigmented shadows for €6.99? Who would say no to that!? Definitely not me and definitely not my shopping ban! That’s who! These shadows have a lovely pearl finish and are so easily blended. My favourites have to be the second and third down on the left hand side and the fourth one down on the right hand side. The fourth one down is just amazing. Brown based with a blue/green iridescent shade. Today, I’m using all three of my favourite shades and a small winged liner, tightline my lower lashes and mascara. It took 3 minutes to complete, blend and I look perfectly polished & as though I spent a lot of time on my eyes!
Single Shadow – Creme Brulee
(This is not my swatch)
This is a matte cream/off white which is also a dupe for MAC’s Llama shadow and also Bare Minerals Well Rested Powder!
Oh. My. God. This is a GODSEND. Today, I used this as my blending shade, brow bone highlight AND under eye brightener(in the same way you would use Ben Nye Banana Powder/ Bare Minerals Well Rested) and highlighter down the centre of my nose….and used it to blot out my lip line!. I genuinely believe this is THEE item I’d be bringing to an isolated Island where I was only allowed one product. For approx €1.99 how could you go wrong? That’s right, you wouldn’t! I’ll be off to stock up on a few more of this particular colour as well as the fab brown shade I resisted – Nutty!
Wet N’ Wild is available in Dunnes Stores across Ireland and also a few local Pharmacies, so I highly recommend you high-tail it to your nearest stockist and give these babies a whirl!
Have you tried WnW? What’s your favourite?
MOTD using WnW Comfort Palette & Just Garnet Lipstick