16 March, 2015 What’s New: Wet N Wild MegaLast Lip Colours
American drugstore brands are an obsession of mine. I wish we had the selection and variety in the UK that they do in the states, and I often find myself scrolling through sites like Beauty Joint and Cherry Culture and lusting over $2 lipsticks and $4 foundations.
Every couple of months I like to treat myself to a US haul, and recently I picked up the Wet N Wild MegaLast Lip Colours. These have rave reviews both on blogs and Youtube, and one of my favourite beauty gurus Tati always talks about these for their incredible lasting power, matte yet creamy full coverage, and great selection of shades. They are dirt cheap as well (less than £2 for a full-size bullet), so you can really go to town picking as many colours as you like. The MegaLast Lip Colours are a line with great ‘dupe-ability’; many of their shades are bang-on matches for MAC, Charlotte Tilbury and Bobbi Brown cult classics in my collection, which I’ve swatched alongside the MegaLasts so you can see how similar they are.
Here are the colours I picked up; I’ve already placed an order for a few more!
902C Bare It All – a brilliant dupe for MAC’s Honey Love, Bare It All is a beautiful light mauve-brown that gives off that 90s grunge-lip look without looking too dark. I don’t currently own Honey Love, but I have swatched it in store, and it’s virtually identical to Bare It All. It’s a great everyday shade and I love to wear it with a slightly pink lip liner, like Charlotte Tilbury’s Lip Cheat in Pillow Talk. This helps to lighten and soften the overall effect and because of it’s creamy matte texture, it’s super long-wearing. Out of all the shades, this is the colour thats has received the most online hype, and I definitely see why!
903C Just Peachy – this is Tati from Glam Life Guru’s favourite colour and the reason I wanted these so badly. Surprisingly, this is the least wearable shade and the one I am slightly disappointed with. It’s a warm pinky-peach that doesn’t compliment my skin-tone that well, but maybe on paler skin this would look more natural; on me, I just look like I have orange paint on my lips!
906D Wine Room – I adore this shade. It’s the perfect balance between pink and red, and the matte formula doesn’t make this look OTT or too dramatic. I can see myself wearing this when I’m slightly more tanned, and find it very similar in tone to Bobbi Brown’s Roseberry lipstick, a lovely rose-based pink.
912C In The Flesh – to me, this is lipstick perfection. I have tried dark nudes from almost every high-end brand around, and the one I love the most is In The Flesh. It’s creamy, easy to wear, understated yet super luxurious, and the colour is perfect either for a casual look or paired with a dramatic copper-brown smoky eye (my favourite at the moment). It’s a perfect dupe for Bobbi Brown’s Tulle Brown, although I prefer In The Flesh because it’s a little more mauve. This is probably the most emollient in texture but it stays in place and doesn’t bleed, fade or smudge at all. If you were to choose one shade from the line, I’d say definitely pick this one up.
915B Spiked With Rum – a slightly deeper version of In the Flesh, Spiked With Rum is a warm-toned berry that is a creamier, more intense version of the Charlotte Tilbury Matte Revolution lipstick in Bond Girl. It would look beautiful on olive to deep skin tones, although I’m fair-medium and I love this. It’s great as a statement lip but wouldn’t look out of place paired with a more dramatic overall look.
917B Cinnamon Spice – this is the darkest shade that I picked up and the one that requires the most work; because the pigmentation is so intense, you definitely need to use it with a lipliner, but once applied, it doesn’t smudge or bleed. It’s the perfect shade for darker skin as the berry, brown and red tones are absolutely stunning, and would definitely enhance your skin if you’re a MAC NC35 onwards.
I’m going to make a bold claim here and say that I prefer these to the majority of the lipsticks in my collection; more than MAC, more than Charlotte Tilbury, more than Makeup Revolution, and maybe even more than the NARS Audacious lippies. These don’t pull or skip over dry patches, they last for around 4-5 hours (more with a liner) and they are so incredibly pigmented it’s hard to believe they’re so cheap. Like, less than a cup of coffee cheap. If you’re in the mood for a haul and fancy playing around with different colours, these are well worth a few £ spent on shipping – make an order on Beauty Joint and thank me later!
You can buy the Wet N Wild MegaLast Lip Colours from Beauty Joint here for £1.87(!)
Have you tried these lipsticks? What did you think? And are you running to place an order right now? Let me know in the comments below!