These Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color lipsticks sure take me back…
The year: 1991. I’m a sophomore in high school. Kids are wearing tacky acid-washed overalls, and Color Me Badd reigns supreme.
Oh, no you di’int!
My good friend Jen and I shared a lab table in biology class, and we’d start and end every class the same way, by applying our favorite Wet n Wild lippies.
Those first generation WNW lipsticks weren’t the greatest (my tummy churns just thinking about that faux rose scent and plastic flavor), but they were hella cheap, which was why we always had at least one tube stuffed into our Liz Claiborne bags.
That was a long time ago… A lot’s changed since then, but some things remain the same. Jen and I still wax philosophic about makeup and beauty (although now we do it by blog, e-mail or text), and Wet n Wild is still a viable drugstore makeup option for ladies looking to save a few bucks.
Another thing that’s changed? Wet n Wild. The brand recently reinvented itself, ramping up the quality of their products by several notches, and the improvements are obvious in their long-wearing Mega Last Lip Color lipstick line.
Available in 20 shades, ranging from subtle nudes to electrifying hot pinks and reds, these matte, long-wearing lippies are still affordable, costing just $3 each, but the formula now contains moisturizing and smoothing ingredients like Coenzyme Q10, a vitamin-like substance used to boost skin’s natural ability to repair and regenerate cells.
Based on the colors I’ve tried — Think Pink (a baby pink), Rose Bud (a medium rose) and Mauve Outta Here (a cool blueish mauve) — Wet n Wild’s come a long way, baby.
They’re highly pigmented, unflavored, unscented and last a solid three to four hours on the lips.
Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color lipsticks from left: Think Pink, Rose Bud, Mauve Outta Here
Swatches from left on NC35 skin: Think Pink, Rose Bud, Mauve Outta Here
Mauve Outta Here
Wet n Wild took a HUGE step forward with these, for sure, but I think the texture and formula could still use a little refinement.
They feel a tad too thick and heavy for my liking, with color that fades unevenly over a few hours of wear. Along my lip line, for instance, the colors will maintain good pigmentation, but they’ll almost completely fade everywhere else. Plus, after a day spent wearing these, my lips tend to feel a little drier and tight.
They may not set my world on fire anymore, but I like ‘em for $3 each!
Next time you’re in the mood to try a new matte color but don’t want to overspend, keep Wet n Wild in mind. Available at drugstores nationwide. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: B
You might like the Wet n Wild Mega Last Lip Color lipsticks if…
- You like matte lipsticks with opaque color
- You like a good bargain
- You prefer your lippies unscented and unflavored
- You want something that will last at least a few hours on your lips
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,