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Wet ‘n’ Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

01/09

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Wet 'n' Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter

Unicorn

Wet ‘n’ Wild Unicorn Rainbow Highlighter ($5.99 for 0.26 oz.) is a multi-colored powder highlighter that features hues of pink, orange, yellow, pale green, blue, and lavender. Swirled together, they yielded a green-tinged gold with a heavy, metallic finish.

The powder highlighter is supposed to have an “ultra-saturated, high impact, shimmering pearl powder that blends easily for a beautiful rainbow highlight.” I tried using a fan brush to apply the colors more individually, though the strength of the orange and lavender were the weakest (they seemed firmer in the pan, so that might have been part of the issue). The consistency was drier and slightly loose in the compact and emphasized my skin’s texture when applied, even with a lighter application, as it was quite pigmented. I was surprised that a visible rainbow effect was achievable, though I would recommend going back in with smaller brushes (like eyeshadow brushes) to improve the definition of the pink and lavender shades on the skin. On me, it wore well for seven hours before turning patchy.

Ingredients

Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Ethyl Macadamiate, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Nylon-12, Dimethicone, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Lauryl PEG/PPG-18/18 Methicone, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Cetyl PEG/PPG-10/1 Dimethicone, Hexyl Laurate, Polyglyceryl-4 Isostearate, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Dodecene, Isostearyl Alcohol, Xanthan Gum, Tin Oxide, o-Cymen-5-ol, Water/Eau, Diethylhexyl Syringylidenemalonate, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Mica, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Ferric Ferrocyanide/CI 77510].

Unicorn
Unicorn
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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Wet ‘n’ Wild Precious Petals & Crown of My Canopy MegaGlo Highlighting Powders

01/06

Wet 'n' Wild Precious Petals MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Precious Petals MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Precious Petals MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Precious Petals MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Precious Petals MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Precious Petals MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

Precious Petals

Wet ‘n’ Wild Precious Petals MegaGlo Highlighting Powder ($4.99 for 0.19 oz.) is a medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a metallic sheen. It was a stronger, more obvious highlighter, so it would be best suited for someone who prefers intense highlighting over subtle highlighting. There was slight emphasis of my skin’s natural texture when worn at medium or higher coverage.

The formula is supposed to be “velvety-smooth” and give a “naturally luminous glow.” The powder was soft, blendable, and just a touch loose in the pan, but it was easy to apply to the high points of the face and diffuse the color. For a less intense sheen, I’d recommend using a fan brush or a very light hand and just lightly dusting on the skin instead. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading.

This is a fantastic option for anyone who has wanted some of the hyped-up, limited edition gold highlighters we’ve seen over the last six months, since it’s very, very similar to so many of them.

Ingredients

Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Nylon-12, Ethyl Macadamiate, Polysorbate 20, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbitan Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Caprylyl Glycol, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Hexylene Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, o-Cymen-5-ol, Polyacrylamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Mica, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Carmine/CI 75470]. - See more at: http://www.wetnwildbeauty.com/new/megaglotm-highlighting-powder.html#sm.0001blak47iyfd28s4e1dm32is08d

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Geometric Highlighting Powders

Wet 'n' Wild Desert Explorations Geometric Highlighting Powder
Wet ‘n’ Wild Desert Explorations Geometric Highlighting Powder

Wet ‘n’ Wild Geometric Highlighting Powder ($4.99 for 0.20 oz.) is a new, limited edition highlighting formula for spring that will be available at local drugstores and mass retailers while supplies last. The formula is supposed to be “long-lasting” with a “silky-smooth texture that is easy to blend.” The texture of the three powders is soft, slightly looser in the pan than ideal (some excess gets kicked up), with medium, buildable coverage and a pearly shimmer. All three shades lasted right around the seven-hour mark for me. They’re nice, and at the price point, some of the more flattering highlighters I’ve tried from the drugstore (often, they are too sparkly/metallic!). I wish Wet ‘n’ Wild would add these or something like it to their permanent range. Good luck hunting these down!

Wet ‘n’ Wild Desert Explorations Geometric Highlighting Powder ($4.99 for 0.20 oz.) is a light, pastel pink with warm undertones and a pearly shimmer. It had semi-opaque, buildable coverage with a luminous sheen that didn’t emphasize pores. The texture is slightly powdery to work with, but it didn’t look powdery when I applied it to my cheeks. It may add a hint of color on very fair skin tones. This shade wore for seven hours on me. Makeup Revolution Peach Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). Maybelline Iridescent (100) (P, $9.99) is more shimmery, less pigmented (95% similar). MAC Play It Proper (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Burberry No. 03 Pink Pearl (P, $68.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Moon Glow Lights (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Devotee (P, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Laura Geller Charming Pink (P, $26.00) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Becca Prismatic Amethyst (LE, $38.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Dior #002 (P, $56.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Right) (LE, $70.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Softly Does It (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Moonlight (P, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #01 (P, $39.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever H102 (P, $23.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Laura Mercier Devotion (P, $44.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Love This Bitch (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Starburst (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Milani Afterglow (P, $10.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Lancome Moonlight Rose (LE, $42.00) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). Milk Makeup Pink (LE, $30.00) is more shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wet ‘n’ Wild Sun Ceremony Geometric Highlighting Powder ($4.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a light-medium, yellow gold with strong yellow tones (but no orange tones, so it looks almost like a “cool” gold) and a smooth, frosted shimmer. It blended out easily and applied with semi-opaque coverage that could be diffused or built-up for lesser or greater coverage as desired. The powder is a little powdery to work with, and it just made the skin look ever-so-slightly powdery when applied. A little extra buffing helped to work the powder into the skin and leave a pearly sheen behind instead (that didn’t emphasize pores). It wore for seven hours on me. Colour Pop School is Fun (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Gimme That! (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Turn It On Pearl (P, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Glow (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Tarte Burst (P, ) is lighter (95% similar). Milani Summer Glow (P, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Noctum (LE, ) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Ciate Starburst (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Kiss (P, $9.00) is darker (90% similar). Hourglass Pure Strobe Light (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Black Bloom (LE, $80.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00)(90% similar). Makeup Revolution Golden Lights (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Bliss (LE, $26.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). J. Cat Beauty White Goddess (-, $9.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Happy Face (P, $30.00) is more muted (85% similar). Cle de Peau Gold (12) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Daylight (P, $23.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals The Shining Moment (LE, $26.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Wet ‘n’ Wild Where the Dreamers Go Geometric Highlighting Powder ($4.99 for 0.20 oz.) is a pink-tinged white with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted sheen. This was the most shimmery/metallic of the three. It had medium coverage that was buildable to opaque payoff if desired, but the lightly powdery, smooth texture made it easy to diffuse and blend on the skin. The shimmer didn’t emphasize pores either, which is always nice. This shade lasted for seven hours before fading. Urban Decay Luminous (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Makeup Revolution Ever Glow Lights (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). NYX Liquid Prism (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Summer Dual Intensity Blush I (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop S'il Vous Play (P, $8.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). NYX Moon Glow (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Burberry No. 01 White (LE, $68.00) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #18 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). NYX Snow Rose (P, $7.99) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Pink (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Trophy (LE, $33.00) is warmer (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Left) (LE, $70.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Delice (78) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Cle de Peau Pastel (11) (P, $55.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Ice Queen (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Becca Pearl (P, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Wet ‘n’ Wild Reserve Your Cabana Bronzer

Wet 'n' Wild Reserve Your Cabana Bronzer
Wet ‘n’ Wild Reserve Your Cabana Bronzer

Wet ‘n’ Wild Reserve Your Cabana Bronzer ($3.99 for 0.46 oz.) is a soft, golden beige with a luminous sheen. Illamasqua Aurora (P, $24.00) is more shimmery. Chanel Jardin de Camelias (LE, $65.00) is less shimmery, lighter. Burberry Nude Radiance No. 01 (P, $48.00) is lighter. Becca Moonstone (P, $38.00) is more shimmery, darker. Becca Moonstone (P, $41.00) is less pigmented. Kevyn Aucoin Candlelight (P, $44.00) is more shimmery, lighter. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

This highlighter isn’t new, but when they originally launched, I couldn’t find this shade, and the other day I was at the drugstore and was reminded about it and picked one up to try–and I’m so glad I did. The texture of this powder is exceptionally smooth, almost creamy, with a finely-milled consistency that doesn’t get powdery at all. It has a really fine shimmer that translates into a glowing sheen, rather than noticeable shimmer, and it never turns frosty. It seemed nearly impossible to over-apply as a result! The resulting finish is absolutely beautiful, and it wears a solid eight hours.

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

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Wet ‘n’ Wild I’m His Breezey 5-Pan Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild I'm His Breezey 5-Pan Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild I’m His Breezey 5-Pan Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette

Wet ‘n’ Wild I’m His Breezey 5-Pan Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette ($3.99 for 0.21 oz.) contains five eyeshadows that range from silvery-white to navy blue. The quality of this palette is mediocre; every shade suffered from a powdery, sometimes chalky, base, so color payoff was often sheer, all were prone to fading quickly on the lid, and even in the event that a fair amount of color applied to the skin, it easily sheered away if you blended it at all. The consistency just didn’t allow the powder to bind, adhere, or smooth over the skin. It’s this type of quality that gives drugstore makeup a bad name–this reinforces every negative stereotype, and it’s unfortunate, because there are better products to be found in the drugstore aisles and Wet ‘n’ Wild used to make them to boot!

I had hoped that by now these palettes would be readily available online, but I still haven’t spotted the new 5-pan palettes, like this one, yet–they’re all permanent additions to Wet ‘n’ Wild’s range.

I’m His Breezey #1 is a soft, pale, bluish gray with a frosted finish. It had semi-sheer color payoff, and the texture was very, very powdery to work with. It managed less than four hours of decent wear on me. See comparison swatches.

I’m His Breezey #2 is a pale gray with a soft, frosted finish. It seemed like a promising shade initially, but it is so powdery to work with that it turns into a veil of color when applied. It had faded significantly after four hours of wear. See comparison swatches.

I’m His Breezey #3 is a cool-toned, muted, dark purple-blue with a mostly matte finish. It had sheer color payoff, and the texture was powdery and dry. It started to crease and fade after three hours of wear. See comparison swatches.

I’m His Breezey #4 is a medium, sky blue with a soft, pearly finish. The texture was powdery, slightly chalky, while the pigmentation was semi-sheer. This shade had completely vanished by the sixth hour–as in, it looked like my regular lid–and it was showing signs of fading after three hours. See comparison swatches.

I’m His Breezey #5 is a medium-dark, brightened blue with silver sparkle. It was the least powdery shade in the palette, and the color payoff was semi-opaque. It lasted longer than the other shades, too, and managed six hours. See comparison swatches.

5
Product
6
Pigmentation
5.5
Texture
5
Longevity
3.5
Application
56%
Total
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Wet ‘n’ Wild Naked Truth Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Naked Truth Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Naked Truth Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette

Wet ‘n’ Wild Naked Truth Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette ($3.99 for 0.21 oz.) consists of five eyeshadows. These are new–and permanent–beginning January. I found mine at Walgreens about a week ago. The formula is suposed to be “long-lasting, highly pigmented … satiny-smooth for crease resistant wear.” There are five of the 5-pan palettes being added to the permanent range. Recently, I’ve been rather disappointed with Wet ‘n’ Wild’s eyeshadow palettes, so I thought I would start with this neutral-themed one, as neutrals tend to easier to do than bright, bold colors. All five shades are on the softer side and can be powdery, so you’ll want to use a light touch when grabbing color and then pat, rather than sweep, on. I would recommend using an eyeshadow primer underneath these, as alone, they are noticeably faded after six to seven hours.

I don’t think the formula is as good as the now-classic Color Icon Trios and 8-pan palettes–there’s a prevailing dryness/powderiness throughout all of them that makes them harder to work with, prone to fading, and lacking color payoff. It’s not the worst Color Trio palette I’ve tried, but it doesn’t live up to the original formula. ┬áThe color combination is nice, and I could see it being a workhorse of a neutral palette for some; I just wish the quality of this was like their original palettes (that are still available–not like I’m pining for shadows from 10 years ago!).

Naked Truth #1 is a light, yellow-toned beige with warm undertones and a soft, frosted finish. This shade was the most powdery of the five, and it had a tendency to sheer out a lot when applied to the lid, as it doesn’t adhere to the skin well. If you applied it over a slightly tacky base, it would be more pigmented and easier to use. Cle de Peau #119 (LE, $45.00) is yellower. Kat Von D Galore (LE) is similar. MAC Femme-Fi (LE, $15.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Mixologist (P) is less warm-toned. Make Up For Ever #126 (P, $20.00) is less yellow, more peach. See comparison swatches.

Naked Truth #2 is a light beige with yellow tones and a matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, and it wasn’t too powdery and was blendable on the skin. Kat Von D Countess (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Bleach (LE, $18.00) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Ali Ababwa (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Broken (LE, $18.00) is lighter. MAC Brule (P, $15.00) is warmer. bareMinerals Daydream (P) is cooler-toned. See comparison swatches.

Naked Truth #3 is a dark, subtly warm-toned brown with a satin finish–a little sheen that ends up looking more matte than anything else on the lid. The texture was dry, slightly stiff to work with, but it wasn’t too powdery, though these characteristics resulted in semi-opaque pigmentation. Makeup Geek Bada-Bing (P, $5.99) is darker. Chanel Charming #4 (LE) is similar. Guerlain Two Spicy #2 (P) is slightly warmer. MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $15.00) is warmer. Burberry Dark Spice #2 (P) is darker, warmer. See comparison swatches.

Naked Truth #4 is a warm, medium-dark brown-leaning taupe with a soft, pearly shimmer. This was the best shade in the palette, as it wasn’t too powdery and was nicely pigmented. MAC A Glimmer of Gold #4 (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned, darker. bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is darker. MAC Just Before Dawn (LE, $21.00) is darker. Chanel Mystere #3 (LE) is similar. See comparison swatches.

Naked Truth #5 is a medium brown with warm, coppery tones and gold sparkle over a satiny finish. It had decent color payoff, though the texture was powdery. This shade did give me problems with fall out during wear (not just during application). Makeup Geek Brown Sugar (P, $5.99) is slightly warmer, no sparkle. theBalm C4 (LE, $16.00) is warmer. Inglot #122R Bottom (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer. MAC Lie Low (P, $21.00) is slightly darker, no sparkle. MAC Mulch (P, $15.00) is browner. See comparison swatches.

Naked Truth
Naked Truth
7.5
Product
8
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
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