Wet n Wild MegaGlo Makeup Stick Conceal (Nude For Thought)
I’m currently so enamored with Wet n Wild’s cushion foundation — seriously, the more I use it, the more I like it — I decided to take a closer look at some of their other face products that I’d ignored up until now.
I’ve mentioned before that I generally prefer stick concealers because they’re quick, convenient and usually contain waxes which means they’re usually waterproof (a necessity given my watery eyes) and do a great job of sealing in moisture. Well, Wet n Wild apparently has an entire line of concealer, contour and blush sticks.
I’m not one for contouring, so I decided to skip their contour sticks entirely and there’s only one shimmer-free blush stick that I’ll probably try eventually but I was mostly intrigued by the concealer sticks. Disappointingly, there are only 3 concealer shades. I feared that the lightest shade would be too light for me and the darkest, although it had a nice yellow undertone, looked like it would be too dark for me. That left me with the middle shade, Nude For Thought ($4.19 at CVS).
Hard Candy Sheer Envy Color Correct Cushion Wonder – Peach
As I mentioned a few posts back, I picked up the Hard Candy Peach corrector from Walmart recently. Carah Amelie on YouTube raves about it and named it as one of her favorite beauty products of 2017. Hard Candy isn’t really a brand that I’ve explored much but such high praise really piqued my interest.
The corrector is available in 4 shades: Green, Lavender, Peach and Yellow. Out of all of those colors, I thought Peach would work best on my dark circles. The Cushion Wonder correctors retail for $6 each at Walmart.
I recently purchased the new Wet n Wild Photo Focus concealer from CVS for $3.99. I chose the second lightest out of six possible shades because the lightest shade, Light Ivory, looked a bit too pink for my liking whereas Light/Med Beige leaned more yellow.
I’ve seen a lot of people refer to the Photo Focus concealer as a Tarte Shape Tape dupe and it made me curious. As you may recall, I wasn’t a fan of Shape Tape. Although it had excellent coverage, I thought it looked very heavy and mask-like and emphasized skin texture and dryness, even when used sparingly. However, depsite my disappointment with Shape Tape, I was interested to see how Photo Focus compared to it.
With few exceptions, these days I don’t watch very many beauty videos on YouTube anymore but recently one of Carah Amelie’s videos popped up in my recommended list. It was her 2017 favorites video and in it she raved about the Hard Candy Sheer Envy Color Correct Cushion Wonder in Peach. I was intrigued so the next time I was at Walmart picking up prescriptions, I moseyed on over to the beauty section and grabbed one of the Hard Candy peach correctors. If I remember correctly, it was $6 which is kind of pricey for Walmart but the tube’s huge, so it makes it feel like I’m getting my money’s worth.
Well, that purchase got me thinking about peach correctors in general and I suddenly recalled my local CVS had recently installed a new L.A. Girl display. I had tried the L.A. Girl HD Pro Conceal years ago and, despite the raves it gets in the beauty community, I wasn’t impressed by the coverage or formula. But it’s been years and my skin and preferences have been known to change over time, and perhaps I got a bad tube back in the day, so I wanted to give it another shot. I thought the concealer lacked coverage but perhaps I’d have a better opinion of the HD Pro Conceal corrector. After all, I don’t really need high coverage in a corrector. If I recall, there were 6 different corrector shades in the display. I picked Peach which cost $3.99 at CVS.
My local CVS reset several of their drugstore makeup displays last week just in time for the Physicians Formula, e.l.f. and Wet n Wild CVS ExtraBuck promos. I tossed my receipt but I’ll try to list all the prices I remember.
- The new Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundation SFP 20 in LN3 ($15.29). There are 16 shades available on Physicians Formula’s website divided into 4 subcategories: Light, Medium, Dark and Deep. The 3 lightest shades in the display were Light Cool 1 (LC1), Light Warm 2 (LW2) and Light Neutral 3 (LN3).
- I went kind of crazy and purchased 4 Physicians Formula The Healthy Lip Velvet Liquid Lipsticks ($8.19 each): 2 more tubes of Berry Healthy, 1 more tube of Bare With Me, and 1 tube of Vitamin Beet. I’ll probably put a couple of my backups on my blog sale page soon, so look out for those in case you’re interested.
- e.l.f. Blushing ($3). It’s been ages since I owned any e.l.f. makeup but this color really caught my eye.
- e.l.f. Small Stipple Brush.
- Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Blossom Glow ($4.99). I believe this is the shade that tarababyz says is a dupe of her favorite Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer Powder.
- Wet n Wild Nutty eye shadow. Honestly, I only bought this to reach the ExtraBucks threshold. I hardly ever wear eye shadow these days, so this is definitely going to wind up on the blog sale.
- Wet n Wild Photo Focus Concealer in Light/Med Beige ($3.99). The color range sucks. The lightest shade, Light Ivory, is a little lighter than my skin tone but very pink. The second lightest shade, Light/Med Beige is a little darker than my skin tone but warmer. I decided to go with the slightly darker concealer because the undertone’s right and if I blend it enough I’m sure I can make it work. Whenever I use a too pale, too pink concealer to spot conceal, it’s always too conspicuous.