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).
Physicians Formula LW2, Physicians Formula LN3, Wet n Wild Light Ivory, Wet n Wild Cream Ivory
So I went back to CVS as I said I would and picked up the second lightest shade of the Wet n Wild cushion foundation, Cream Ivory, as Light Ivory’s undertone didn’t look quite right on me. The shade itself is okay and I can make it work but I felt that a slightly warmer undertone would flatter my skin tone more. FYI: Light Ivory is described as Light Neutral and Cream Ivory is described as Light/Medium Warm.
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.
So I tried the new Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighter in Blossom Glow ($4.99). If you follow Tarababyz on YouTube, this is the shade she says is a dupe of Dior Diorskin Nude Air Luminizer in 002.
Wet n Wild MegaCushion Foundation SPF 15 (Light Ivory)
While I was still mulling over which shade, if any, of the Physicians Formula The Healthy Foundations I’d keep, I decided to give Wet n Wild’s new MegaCushion Foundation SPF15 ($8.99) a try. I normally would’ve passed on it because all of the Wet n Wild foundations and concealers I’ve tried before seem better suited for oilier skin types and have either run very pink or very dark. However, CVS was running an ExtraBucks promotion on Wet n Wild and I noticed a $1 off coupon on the display.
There are 8 shades in the MegaCushion Foundation range. I usually go with the second or third lightest shade in most drugstore foundations but based on past experience I know that Wet n Wild base products tend to run dark so I went with the lightest shade, Light Ivory.