Ever since Wet ‘n Wild arrived in South Africa about a year ago I have been dying to try it out. So whyyy it took me so long to buy some products is beyond me. I think I was expecting a lot more from the brand. I see all these overseas bloggers posting about their incredible Wet ‘n Wild products and then when the brand arrived in South Africa all we get is a tiny stand in Clicks and Dis-Chem! Originally Wet ‘n Wild only stocked four Clicks’ in the Western Cape and the closest was an hour away from me, but now you can almost count on any Clicks or Dis-Chem stocking them.
So it took me ages but when saw a post on ‘We Heart It’ that showed dupes for high end lipsticks (I have a slight obsession for finding a dupe for M.A.C’s Rebel , even though it costs R195 and I have spent about R700 on similar colour lipsticks) and they had Wet ‘N Wild’s Sugar Plum Fairy as the dupe for Rebel, I knew that would be my first product! So I praaaayed that they would have that particular range in South Africa and what do you know, they did!
While I was there I also spotted two glittery pans of gorgeousness; what I thought were loose glitter pigments.
Anyway, on to the reviews:
LIPSTICK: First off I actually thought I had a broken tube because it was so loose when you wind it up and it doesn’t wind all the way back down, so if you aren’t careful you can get lipstick all over the lid. I did some research and not all of the W&W lipsticks are like this, its just this particular lipstick range.
The formula itself was quite dry and needed to be applied carefully but it really is a fantastic dupe for Rebel! As it’s quite dry I would suggest using a clear gloss over to leave you with a nice glossy finish.
EYESHADOWS: Colour Icon Glitter Singles in ‘E3512’ Bleached (lighter silver) and ‘E3532 Spiked’ (darker silver).
What I originally thought were glitter pigments – and I was wondering what I would use to apply it to my eyelids – actually turned out to be a clear base with coloured glitter. Thankfully this keeps the glitter on your lids for long wearing results. They do claim to be crease resistant, and after loads of blending they do seem to be quite resistant, but you have to work with the glitter and play with it a bit.
I like Spiked much more than Bleached. Mostly because a glitter eyeshadow should be bold and stand out, and Spike is bright and and much more statement-y than Bleached, which is more demure. Well, as demure as a silver glitter can get. Spiked is also thicker and pure silver glitter, while Bleached has flecks of gold in it.
This picture was taken after I had the glitter on for three hours.
All in all, I would use the glitter shadows again – but only on a girly night out! I don’t think silver glitter Barbie doll eyes are appropriate for nights out at the cinema. I would also use the lipstick again, but at least I know to prep and prime my lips beforehand, as well as using a gloss on top.
The eyeshadows retail for R28.95 each and the lipstick was R44.95.
I think the final prognosis is that I HAVE to try out more Wet ‘n Wild products 😉
Have you tried any Wet n Wild products? Is there a product you would recommend?