Monday, March 26, 2012

Review: Wet n Wild Mega Shield Lip Color SPF 15

One of the things that drives me slightly insane with my local drugstores is that if I see something, I need to get it right away or else it will fly off the shelf and never be seen again. Or something in my colour will fly off the shelf and never return. When I first saw these I thought to myself, "I have an awful lot of lipsticks so I don't really need this," then a few days later they were all gone. Some of the colours have slowly been restocked, but "A Currant Affair" has not returned. That's Berry Beautiful did and that's why you're seeing this review.

Let me get the rant off my chest though. Given the packaging, there is a giant piece of tape that keeps the lid onto the base. So when I finally got the tape all cleaned off, I managed to nick off the top of the lipstick because there's a small part that does not retract into the tube. It's silly, I know, and probably not a mistake others have made but be careful when you open and close it especially since there's a good part of the top that is exposed.

The first thing I noticed right away was that the lipstick is very creamy. I glided on a bit and realized that it was very pigmented which was quite nice. I quickly realized that I needed to apply some lip liner in order to keep it defined so I grabbed my e.l.f. Essential Feather Proof Moisturizing Lip Liner in Bitter. The two blended well together so I was saved in my haste to try out the lipstick.

So it's now applied and my lips are lined and what do I notice? Well, I notice that a cool red is showing up as a darker pink instead on my face. (Thank you yellow undertones, I appreciate you taking away the joy from every lipstick possible). I know that in the picture above one might think that it is actually pink, but the tube is supposed to be a bit on the red side. Think about a pinkish red blend, moreso on the red, but not a true red colour. I'd say crimson, but a bit lighter. Or maybe Razzmatazz (and yes, that's a real colour). If you don't believe me (which you have every right to), I'd advise checking out Nouveau Cheap's Review and Swatches.

Okay well, I admit that I really didn't like the colour. I was on the fence about it, but I've got to say that I'm not a fan. But that does not mean that I'm writing off the rest of them in this line. Unlike some other lipsticks, I feel as though this line has potential and somewhere in there is a colour -- no, the colour that I am looking for. The lipstick glides on well, has great pigmentation (if you look at the image above, that is one swipe after 2 hours), and felt great. Now I just need to wait for my local drugstore to stock up on the other colours and then I can continue my quest.

Product: Wet n Wild Mega Shield Lip Color SPF 15 in That's Berry Beautiful
Price: $2.99
Would Recommend? Yes (even though the colour I got I didn't really like).
Takeaway: Creamy, smooth consistency that leaves your lips feeling moisturized with good pigmentation. Terrible packaging. While I personally didn't find a good colour due to the lack of stock at my local store, I'll keep an eye out for others since this tube impressed me.

1 comment:

  1. I agree! I love these lippies!!! My favorite is barely legal! I like you have yellow undertones and I find that Barely legal neutralizes the natural yellow undertones of my lips! so I use it as a base coat before applying lipstick and problem solved! This is especially useful when doing the nude lip!



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