Wet ‘n’ Wild Geometric Highlighting Powders Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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). MAC Play It Proper (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Just for Us (P, $7.00) is less shimmery (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 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Nude Glow (Bottom) (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% 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). Urban Decay Wicked (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Smashbox Petal Metal (LE, $39.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Colour Pop Sugar Trap (P, $7.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Chanel Perles et Fantaisies (Right) (LE, $70.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior #002 (DC, $56.00) is more shimmery, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Go Honey (P, $8.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Softly Does It (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Gleamer (LE, $29.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Moonlight (P, $23.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Guerlain Holographic (Left) (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #01 (P, $39.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% 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, $34.00) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Turn It On Pearl (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Glow (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Thimble (LE, $8.00) is more muted (95% similar). Tarte Burst (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Gold Bar (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Double Down (LE, $8.00) is more muted (90% similar). Milani Summer Glow (P, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay No Angel (LE, $26.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Drop a Pin (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Laura Mercier Translucent (P, $38.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Noctum (LE, ) is more muted, warmer (90% similar). Ciate Starburst (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Givenchy African Light Gold (LE, $41.00) is less shimmery (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 RΓͺve SalΓ© I (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). NARS Watch Me (LE, $30.00)(90% 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). Chanel Delice (78) (LE, $45.00) is more shimmery (90% 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). L'Oreal Ice (P, $12.99) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). NYX Snow Rose (P, $7.99) is darker (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). Chanel Poudre Lumiere Glacee (LE, $45.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). MAC Barely Dressed (LE, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Becca Pearl (DC, $38.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). MAC Trophy (LE, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Revolution Liquid Luminous Luna (P, $9.00) is brighter (90% similar). Tarte Champagne Pink (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Dior Glowing Pink (001) (LE, $58.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony Geometric Highlighting Powder
Wet ‘n’ Wild Sun Ceremony Geometric Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony Geometric Highlighting Powder
Wet ‘n’ Wild Sun Ceremony Geometric Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony Geometric Highlighting Powder
Wet ‘n’ Wild Sun Ceremony Geometric Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony Geometric Highlighting Powder
Wet ‘n’ Wild Sun Ceremony Geometric Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony Geometric Highlighting Powder
Wet ‘n’ Wild Sun Ceremony Geometric Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony Geometric Highlighting Powder
Wet ‘n’ Wild Sun Ceremony Geometric Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony Geometric Highlighting Powder
Wet ‘n’ Wild Sun Ceremony Geometric Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go Geometric Highlighting Powder
Wet ‘n’ Wild Where the Dreamers Go Geometric Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go Geometric Highlighting Powder
Wet ‘n’ Wild Where the Dreamers Go Geometric Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go Geometric Highlighting Powder
Wet ‘n’ Wild Where the Dreamers Go Geometric Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go Geometric Highlighting Powder
Wet ‘n’ Wild Where the Dreamers Go Geometric Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go Geometric Highlighting Powder
Wet ‘n’ Wild Where the Dreamers Go Geometric Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go Geometric Highlighting Powder
Wet ‘n’ Wild Where the Dreamers Go Geometric Highlighting Powder

Wet 'n' Wild Where the Dreamers Go Geometric Highlighting Powder
Wet ‘n’ Wild Where the Dreamers Go Geometric Highlighting Powder

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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Make Up For Ever Ultra HD
  • Guerlain Les Voilettes
  • MAC The Spring Flock Blush
  • Wet 'n' Wild Sun Ceremony Highlighting Powder
On eyes:
  • Tom Ford Disco Dust Eyeshadow Quad
On lips:
  • bareMinerals Chase Your Dreams Lipstick

About the Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). (For more information, please check the FAQ.)

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Oh I like how Sun Ceremony is a cool toned yellow gold! It can be really hard to find gold highlighters that aren’t warm or bronzy, not too many close dupes for this one. Will buy if I can find it. The geometric embossing reminds me of Cle de Peau highlighters. And I like how Where the Dreamers go is a dupe for many HE brands that cost multiples more

The design is very reminiscent of the Cle de Peau highlighters, though I think the formulas aren’t as comparable (these have a lot more shimmer/color/coverage to them)!

Oooh!!! Sun Ceremony looks perfect for us somewhat darker skintones! And also thinking that Desert Exploration would work nicely up to possibly an NC42? Or NW35? Not sure about that one as much as Sun Ceremony, though. Love all 3, except they forsake the opportunity to offer a highlighter for those darker than a dark end of medium going into tan skintone. There ought to have at least been a coppery or rusty-rose edition!

I’m totally into the gold one but LE displays at my local drugstores are a total crap shoot. Any idea when these will release? Like, during this month or…?

I don’t have a specific date, only spring, and my guess is now or in the next month. I have the same luck as you at my local drugstores, though I have not extensively checked since I have moved (only in the first month or so).

I’m impressed by the scores and what they’re good dupes for. If I wasn’t after specific highlighters and was in the market for a budget one, I’d go for these.

Thanks for the review Christine!

So true! I wish they’d start selling their LE items online :/ It’s a bigger time sink trying to catch drugstore LEs than high-end LEs!

Slap store silly. Run. Toss extra pale dreamer my way. eBay will triple price pulling a NATASHA DENONA. Hit hard! When every store I drag my bum to does not have it. Doesn’t exist. LE means just kidding. ?

If this is the only item type in the collection, your luck may be better. They did some 6-pan eyeshadows last spring which weren’t as scarce as some other collections had been, since the only thing in the display were the eyeshadows.

The Star Wars Cover Girl stuff was the worst. It popped up in other areas months before I ever saw it in mine, and several stores only had one display with only two of several lipsticks in it. I think I’ve finally gotten all the shades I wanted, but I accidentally bought one twice because I’d conditioned myself to pounce on any display I found immediately.

Haha! I like the “Good luck hunting these down” remark!
I will certainly grab them if I see them. But, I’m not one to go on a wild goose chase. It is funny how they resemble the Cle de peau luminizers!

OO.. A pale one. I must hire someone to slap me anytime I think to buy another highlighter. “Just because it is less expensive is not excuse.” ? “It’s for feet. Swear.” ?

What nice highlighters! Pretty all three, but I’d love to get my hands on Where the Dreamers Go. Not much of a chance of that happening, though.
I can’t remember seeing W’n’W here for years and decades. I think I’ll check some online stores.

Wow these are quite beautiful! Sun Ceremony is definitely my fave as I love a good gold highlight. I’ve been trying to hold off on buying new ones but this has a more unique feel to it versus the more bronzey ones I own. I hate tracking down LE drugstore products though so I’m hoping this won’t be too painful to find here

I’m pleased that they came out with one that’s actually cool-toned, and decent quality, too! Now, if only someone would come out with a cool-toned highlighter that’s not quite so bright/white!

They look good for DS highlighters! I like Sun Ceremony on you. I don’t have a white highlighter, the last one looks ideal, if only we had WnW in the UK! I might get Becca’s Pearl or NYX’s Ice instead.

Wow! I am excited about these! I rarely see drugstore highlighters that I think would work ( I agree that usually they are far too glittery). Desert Explorations is even a shade that I’ve been looking to add to my collection. Now if only I can get my hands on one.

Mmph. Major CdP vibes!! It’s too bad that the formulas aren’t similar, but I’m definitely going to look for these this afternoon!! Fingers crossed πŸ˜‰

‘Where the Dreamers Go’ is SO PRETTY!!!

It must be added to my collection. MUST. The others are gorgeous, too – and DO WANT – but ‘Where the Dreamers Go’ is ab absolute must for me.

I picked up Where the Dreamers Go today at my Walgreens. They had all three highlighting powders, plus new colorful liquid liners and two new LE shadow trios where new products are placed by the door. Looking forward to trying it out!

Nice. I love gold especially since it’s a cooler yellow. I think they remind me quite a bit of the CdP. Since they are so inexpensive, I’ll pick one up if I see them.

I think its so funny that other reviewers online have pretty much said these suck! I bought them on the recommendation from this review and I love them! I love that they are a more “gentle” highlighter but still buildable. I don’t like looking like I have a stripe of metalllic looking skin and these just make my skin glow a little extra wherever I put them!

That’s interesting! They are certainly not the most overt, but they seemed like a moderate highlighter – definitely easy to use. I was pleasantly surprised, so I am happy to hear that you liked them as well, Catie!

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