New from Wet n Wild Spring 2016: Swatches and Review
Personally, Wet n Wild products hardly ever impress me. These new additions to the line have me amazed.
The brand came out with a few new different primers, reformulated their blushes, and gave us great contouring products and eyeshadow palettes; two hard to find items at the drugstore beauty section. I am honestly impressed. When I think of Wet n Wild, I think of the lowest of the drugstore. Maybelline, L'Oreal and Revlon are usually a little higher up in quality compared to Wet n Wild, but these new products can put those brands to shame. I have started incorporating some of them into my daily routine, which says a lot since I don't switch up my routine often. Read more to see my thoughts and swatches on these new Wet n Wild products for Spring 2016.
Wet n Wild Au Naturel Palette in Bare Necessities
I am incredibly impressed with the quality of these shadows. The palette comes with a great range of shimmer and matte shadows and there are no misses. I mean, look at that matte black. The palette also comes with a duo ended brush. The brush is a nice thought, but I'd much rather use my own. The matte shadows blend out beautifully and the shimmer ones are super pigmented. With a primer, I was able to get about 5 hours of wear without the shades fading. With a primer and a sticky base (I used NYX Jumbo Pencil in Milk) I was able to get about 9 hours of wear without it fading. Having to go the extra step and use a eyeshadow base is not a big deal for me, especially since this palette is so inexpensive.
Wet n Wild Color Icon Contouring Palette in Caramel Toffe
This is my favorite from what I've tried. You just need the tiniest bit of product to get a strong contour and it never looks patchy. The shade is perfect for my medium skin tone, it is not too orange and adds great color and definition. The banana shade is awesome for under my eyes and to clean up the contour below the hallows of my cheeks. I am loving this product and I've been reaching for it more than my more expensive contouring products. This is totally a must have.
Wet n Wild Coloricon Blush in Pearlescent Pink
This is not a new product to the Wet n Wild line, but they did reformulate the product. Whatever they did was a great change. I remember using these blushes years ago and them being super chalky and not natural on the cheeks. This new formula is beautiful. It blends nicely, looks natural on the cheeks, and is super long wearing. I was able to get a whole day of wear with this blush. I love this specific color too. If you are looking for a peachy blush with a golden luminosity, then look no further.
Wet n Wild Photofocus Setting Spray
I may not be the best person to get an opinion on this product because I can hardly ever tell if a setting spray actually makes my makeup stay on longer. I'm changing up my makeup on a day to day basis and I have no idea which part of it is making it last and which part isn't. What I can tell you is that this can eliminate that "powdery" look from your face, making you look more natural without the dewy shine like some other setting sprays can give you. This must be where the "photo focus" claim comes from.
Overall, I think Wet n Wild brought out some amazing new additions to their brand this season and I think we can except this brand to really begin showing some real potential. I have been reaching for the new Coloricon Blush and the Coloricon Contouring Palette daily and don't plan on giving them up anytime soon. I am so happy with these products and I am sure you would be too! Give them a shot and leave me a comment letting me know what you think.