Price: $4.99 * Buy At: Walgreens * Size: 0.27 fl oz / 8 mL
The Wet n Wild Photofocus Lash Primer claims to create a perfect base for mascara, adding volume and length, and nourishing the lashes.
I have experimented a decent amount with this product, even just using it on one eye and I definitely did not notice any kind of difference throughout the day...although mascara lasting on my lashes has never been an issue. I do notice that when applied (and allowed to dry) before bottom lash mascara, it prevents accidentally getting mascara on the lower lashline, something I do all of the time, since my lower lashes are kind of long. With just one coat on my top lashes, I don’t see a difference, but I can notice a bit of a change with two coats of the Lash Primer. Since this just adds another step to a makeup routine, it’s not very necessary, but I will use it on days that I have more time to get ready and do my makeup.
In these result photos, I have applied two coats of the lash primer on my left eye. I let the primer dry and followed up with one coat of mascara in the top picture, and two coats of mascara on the bottom.
Price: $21 * Buy At: Ulta * Size: 0.4 fl oz / 12 mL
The Too Faced Melted Chocolate Liquified Long Wear Lipstick in Chocolate Honey is a warm medium tan with a subtle shine.
The Too Faced Melted Lipsticks come in a colored squeeze tube with a soft sponge applicator. The Chocolate range of the Melted Lipsticks has Too Faced’s signature cocoa powder scent, although it is not as strong as the scent of products like the Chocolate Bar Palette. Chocolate Honey is not as intense and opaque as other shades from the Melted line, but it still has even pigmentation and coverage on the lips. Unlike most liquid lipsticks currently on the market, the Melted Lipsticks do not set on the lips and are prone to transferring. However, I am not opposed to this as Chocolate Honey is extremely comfortable on the lips. It feels very thin and moisturizing, something I always look for in a lip product. Because Chocolate Honey doesn’t set on the lips, it does not have the wear time that other liquid lipsticks have, so I would keep the product on hand for touch-ups throughout the day.
Price: $2.69 * Buy At: Walgreens * Size: 0.2 oz
The Wet n Wild Coloricon Blush in Rose Champagne is a neutral peach with shimmer.
The Wet n Wild Coloricon Blushes were recently repackaged and reformulated. They now come in a more sleek looking black package with a clear lid. The product inside no longer has an embossed design. The packaging feels cheap, but you can’t really complain about that with a product under $3. Rose Champagne gives the cheeks a nice subtle and natural glow. It could probably work as a bit of a highlight on dark skin tones, but it works great as an everyday blush for skin tones like mine. Rose Champagne is a bit powdery due to its pigmentation, but that does not bother me whatsoever. The blush applies nicely to the cheeks and is easy to blend out for a natural finish.
How To | Step by Step
To create a clean base on the lids, I applied the Nyx Dark Circle Concealer and set it with a matte ivory shadow.
For the base of the brown liner, I used M7 from the Smashbox Full Exposure Palette. I just created a pretty thin winged line with an angled liner brush.
To buff out the liner and give it a softer look, I used M6 from the same palette (which is just a shade lighter). I didn't go too crazy with blending out the liner, but you could make the liner much thicker and more dramatic.
I highlighted my inner corners, as per usual, with Inglot #318 and a small detail brush. I also lightly smudged the same M6 shadow along my lashline to prevent the look from appearing top heavy.
As always, to complete the look, I curled my lashes and applied the Max Factor Wild Mega Volume and the L'Oreal Carbon Black Mascara to my top and bottom lashes.
While I don’t find this new Wet n Wild Palette to be a dupe for the Urban Decay Naked 2 Palette, it does have some pretty comparable shades, so I figured I would share some comparison swatches! For each set of swatches, I marked which one is from the Urban Decay palette and which one is from the Wet n Wild palette. Only one of the shadows I would say is a dupe, but you can get a pretty similar effect on the eyes using this drugstore alternative. When you see the two palettes together (as I have shown above) you can see the similarity. The brushes that come in the palette are also the same in style, with a flat shadow brush on one side and a slightly fluffy domed brush on the other.
Price: $14 * Buy At: Sephora * Size: 0.14 oz
The Sephora Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer claims to be a feather light product that is ideal for the under eye area.
The Bright Future Gel Serum Concealer comes in a classic clear tube and has a typical doe foot applicator. The concealer has a very thin and liquidy formula, which makes it very lightweight, but it still retains a medium coverage. This makes it perfect for the under eyes to prevent them from looking cakey or creasing. It also blends very effortlessly, so there is no tugging or pulling on the delicate under eye skin. While this concealer is ideal for the under eyes, it also looks super natural over blemishes and large or clogged pores. The product sets quickly on the skin and has a natural matte finish, so a setting powder is not necessary if you do not get oily. I have dry skin and I do not experience this concealer creasing under the eyes, but I do not know how it would act on someone that struggles with concealers creasing. I am super impressed with this concealer; I love the formula, the coverage and the appearance on the skin and I think it will end up being my new go to concealer.
Price: $2.69 * Buy At: Walgreens * Size: 0.11 oz /3.2 g
The Wet n Wild Matte Velvet Lip Crayon in Lie Lack is a cool toned pink with a matte finish. When swatched and applied on the lips, Lie Lack appears much more pink than expected from the packaging.
The Wet n Wild Matte Velvet Lip Crayons are a typical twist up crayon. The packaging has a matte finish and the product color is featured on the end. Lie Lack is a bit sheer, but not patchy at all. Because of the opacity, it doesn’t appear as bright or pale on the lips as you would expect. It glides onto the lips, without feeling slippery. Lie Lack has a matte finish on the lips without giving the ‘desert mouth’ look; infact, it is very comfortable to wear. Unlike popular liquid matte lipsticks, Lie Lack does not set and dry to your lips, which makes it comfortable to wear, but does not ensure no transfer. It is not the longest lasting lip color, but Lie Lack leaves a subtle stain on the lips.
How To | Step by Step
As a subtle transition color for this look, I first applied Puppy from the Stila Eyes Are The Window Spirit Palette. I held a cart along the side of my eyes to get a sharp, clean line.
For the white liner, I used the Nyx White Liquid Liner to create a semi thick winged line. I went over the line with Inglot #318 to set it and to make sure it was opaque.
All over the white liner, I applied the Nyx Crystal Hip Liner to add some glitter. I used two layers of this liner.
To balance out the cool toned liner, I used warm browns on the lower lashline. I first applied a brown pencil liner from Ulta, and then I smoked it out using Inglot #337 and #357.
I applied the Essence I <3 Extreme Mascara to my top lashes and the Urban Decay Perversion Mascara to my bottom lashes. To add some more drama, I used the Ardell Demi Wispies. I also took a bit more of Inglot #318 to add a bit of highlight to the inner corner of my eyes.