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Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Wet N Wild MegaLast Lipstick: Rose Bud + Mauve Outta Here.

L: Mauve Outta Here R: Rose Bud.

Hello everyone!

Up until recently I felt like Wet N Wild had this stigma in my mind of really cheap, low quality makeup. It probably had something to do with the time I bought a lipstick for $.99 my junior year of high school from the brand to be Barbie...and the lipstick smelt bad, tasted bad, and was the most awful shimmery mess I could put on my lips. 

For $1.50- $2.00 a whack I thought these semi-new "Mega Last Matte" lipsticks WNW came out with would be more or less the same as that one years ago. But after loads of people recommending them to me + reading reviews I decided to try them out for myself!

I originally wanted Rose Bud SO badly after seeing swatched and checked five different drugstores in my area to find it, and then a friend told me it was discontinued. Disappointed I still wanted to try the line so I got Mauve Outta Here first. A few months later I randomly found Rose Bud out of the blue at Wal-Mart, so it is possible to find. (And apparently if you can't find it in stores, it's available here, too).

It isn't the greatest to be honest, but you can't expect much for the price tag. It's fairly flimsy, but I haven't had a tube crack yet from throwing it in my purse (and my $17 Lime Crime ones are almost all cracked, so). The thing that bothers me most though is that the lipsticks don't screw down all the way into the tube, so you have to be super careful not to knick it when putting the cap on.

It's true to the matte finish where there's no gloss or shimmer to either of the colors I have. I have a bunch of matte finishes from MAC, and would say that the WNW are less drying and have less of the 'caked on' look that my MAC ones do, which is pretty impressive. So if you like matte lipsticks, you'll enjoy these!

None of my natural lip color comes through when I have these lipsticks on. Completely opaque color.

Wear Period
Both lipsticks, probably since they're matte, stay on for a good 4-5 hours with no eating, and a bit less if you do eat or drink a lot during the day. I feel like they don't fade nicely though as the day goes on, and leave weird, unattractive stains on my lips, bleeding to the outside, as well. 

The selling point for me on these lipstick, in particular the two shades I have, is the color. I have searched high and low for colors like Mauve Outta Here and Rose Bud and no drug store, or even my beloved MAC, carries anything like these. Haven't found a dupe yet. 

Mauve Outta Here has slight blue undertones, but nothing overwhemling because I usually don't like blue toned pinks on my skin. However,I love this one! It's the perfect neutral, every day pink that is subtle enough to not have people out-rightly staring at your lips, but still noticeable in a pretty way. Although it is a unique color, it is not quite as special as Rose Bud.

Rose Bud is beautiful. B-e-a-u-t-i-f-u-l. I highly recommend this lipstick if you're an aficionado. It captures the romantic color of real roses, and adds such a pretty flush to your lips that again, is subtle and somewhat natural, but still adds that extra 'something.' It's almost like having a light strawberry, redish pink stain on your lips, and I find it suits so many of my outfits and makeup looks. 

If you can get ahold of these lipsticks (especially Rose Bud!) I definitely recommend, especially if you're new to the lipstick territory. They're a great way to see what colors work well for your skin tone, have an easy to apply forumla, and don't break the bank. x

With much love, Lauren.


Unknown said...

These colours are gorgeous! Can't believe their only around $2! Both shades suit you really well too (:

Yuen @ The Craziest Paradigm - fashion, beauty + lifestyle

Kailey said...

These lipsticks are EVERYTHING TO ME. I haven't been able to find rose bud yet but I'm going to keep looking!!

Anonymous said...

Rose bud color is really pretty. i like it! ;) Irene Wibowo

Unknown said...

I LOVE these lipsticks. My roommate and I have a tradition. Every once in awhile, we go to get breakfast for dinner and then we go get a new $2 lipstick. I have a bright pink that I like and a nude that is AH-MAZING. i'll have to look around for Rose Bud, it certainly is pretty!


Unknown said...

I really love the Rosebud shade! I tend to stick to plummy, mauvey colours on my lips but I want to experiment with a brighter colour for summer.

Unknown said...

I couldn't find Rosebud anywhere even if I order but still discontinue. Anyway, I have try out wet n wild for 4 lipsticks I bought. They look so amazing esp Just peachy and Pinkerbell !!!

Anonymous said...

you guys can get RoseBud from drugstore.com! :) They still are selling it and always have great deals there :)

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