Holy MOLY. Has Wet n Wild not stepped up their game recently? Last year, I was incredibly impressed with the performance of their new eyeshadow trios and singles, but I hadn’t ventured into their lipcolor category until recently. In the past few days, I’ve been trying out some of the new shades from their MegaLast Lipcolor range. All six of these shades are new for 2012, and they’ve arrived just in time for the spring brights trend.
The MegaLast Lipcolors are very pigmented semi-matte long-wearing lipstick shades that promise four hours of wear. They all have a cream-finish that I really like. For the price, I can’t believe that Wet n Wild was able to add Co-enzyme Q10, Vitamins A & E, and hyaluronic microspheres to the ingredient list—but somehow they did!
More photos, swatches, and details…
The tube component is really simple, I like that you can see the shade through the cap. The cap snaps on snugly, and the component itself doesn’t feel too flimsy. Typically, when you buy a value lipcolor, the packaging can be a little sub-par, but I thought this one was better than some of the other inexpensive brands I’ve purchased at the drugstore.
The MegaLast lipstick shades totally passed my wear-time tests, above is a photo of shade Cherry Picking after exactly four hours of wear with no reapplication. While this does transfer to cups and glasses, you can see that you still have PLENTY of color left behind, with minimal migration outside of the lip line.
I absolutely LOVE how fashion-forward the six new shades are. With the exception of Dollhouse Pink (nothing wrong with it, it just wasn’t for me), I have no problem wearing all of these for spring. They’re all totally on-trend and will look gorgeous on a variety of skin tones. I have a cool skin tone with plenty of pink undertones, and I was still able to wear the orange-based shades with no problems. If I had to pick favorites however, Pinkerbell and 24 Carrot Gold rocked my color-loving world! Due to how impressed I’ve been with the products I’ve tried recently from Wet n Wild, I will delve further into the line and share my findings soon!
965 Cherry Picking
966 Don’t Blink Pink
967 Dollhouse Pink
969 24 Carrot Gold
970 Purty Persimmon
It was incredibly hard not to give these five full stars based on value, pigmentation, and performance—but to be totally fair, if there was one thing I could change, I would perhaps make these a little more moist. But then again, semi-matte and matte lip shades have a tendency to be a little on the drying side. While these weren’t horribly drying, you should probably reach for a good balm after wearing to help with any residual dryness. Don’t forget to exfoliate your lips prior to wearing, that way, the semi-matte finish won’t emphasize any flakes you may have.
Price & Availability…
$1.99 each, drugstores