Review: Wet-n-Wild CoverAll Collection

A reader asked me to review the Wet-n-Wild face products I hauled in January, and I have tested these wonderful little tubes and pots of goodness for months. There really isn’t a product I don’t adore at least a little bit (though one I still haven’t figured out how to use…) and so without too much preamble, find to follow my thoughts on the Wet-n-Wild Cover All collection, and the new(ish) setting spray.

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Primer: Excellent. A lotion-like consistency and face-feel, though as it sets it gets a bit velvety and tacky like a serious silicone primer. I think it smooths out my imperfections and helps keep me a bit more matte. I also think it makes a nice base on which foundation can stick. Repurchase? YES!

Color Correcting Palette: I don’t know how to use this. I picked it up after digging so hard on the other CoverAll products and because color-correcting is all over Sephora for waaaaay more than the $4.99 I paid for this little disk. It is very thick and very creamy and I get the whole green on red cancels out the color…purple on yellow cancels out the color…etc. But I feel like I put this stuff on my face and blend it out to nothing and then I’m right back where I started only sticky. Repurchase? Probably not.

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Cream Foundation: Excellent. This has become my second favorite drugstore foundation. It is inexpensive, sits so nicely on my skin, wears well throughout the day, is a good color match, doesn’t oxidize, and helps keep my face a little more matte. It is comfortable to wear and it doesn’t break me out. Repurchase? Most definitely.

Pressed Powder: Very soft, but very dry and delicate, so putting a brush in this compact kicks up a lot of product. But it sets the cream foundation very nicely and adds just a little more coverage. Repurchase? Maybe, but there are so many other pressed powders I want to try, and I don’t really dig the packaging on this.

Setting Spray: I like this some days and I like it not-so-much other days. When it works, it works well and smooths out any powdery look my products have produced while sort of suction-cupping my makeup to my face for all day (slightly dewy) wear. It feels like hairspray for my face. But when it doesn’t work it comes out of the spray nozzle in huge, uncomfortable drops of tackiness, smears my mascara all over my face, and muddies up my look…and I haven’t been able to find a rhyme or reason for why some days it does wonderful things and some days it underperforms. Repurchase? Maybe. But like the pressed powder, there are other setting sprays and fixing mists I want to try. This one is small and cute and inexpensive though, so I won’t rule it out.

Have I missed any Wet-n-Wild Cover All products? Any other face staples I should rush out and find? Let me know in the comments if you have any recommendations.

More soon,

Girl

Note: Pictures taken in natural light. Products purchased by Girl.

MAKEUP HAUL: WET-N-WILD Limited Edition 2016 Summer Collection

So in my absence from Girl Doesn’t, and on the tail end of my self imposed no-buy, I went a bit makeup crazy. I bought so many tinctures and potions I didn’t need that I’m almost embarrassed, and I can still feel the slow painful wail of my bank account shriveling up in sadness AND YET I DID IT ANYWAY AND DAMN IF I’M NOT STILL GOING.

Get ready for my return to blogging to be one unnecessary haul after another.

I have no excuses. Except. Egads is this sparkly shit beautiful.

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These highlighters are so creamy and lovely and perfect.

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The Metallic Liquid Lipsticks I found to be a little less impressive. They swatch beautifully and I dare you to look at that stunning metallic sheen and think “Nah, I probably don’t need that in my life,” with any sincereity but they aren’t a forgiving product. It pools in any lines on your lips, clings to every dry patch, and doesn’t evenly coat your pucker in color or metallic goodness. It can be a patchy mess, but it can also be really pretty. Which is to say, I do not regret getting my paws on these, but I’m still trying to figure out how to make them work.

More soon,

Girl

Note: Pictures taken in natural light. Products purchased by Girl.

 

 

Makeup Haul: Wet-n-Wild

Just in case all the makeup I received over the month of December (and the holiday deals of which I took advantage) weren’t enough to satisfy my makeup cravings, I walked in to a drugstore as a way to pass time waiting for takeout (Boyfriend is hungry for actual food like I am hungry for new lippies) only to find several new displays of Wet-n-Wild products.

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This is a brand I’ve always passed over, in part because celebrities plastering their names on products is not appealing to me, and in part because the prices have always been “too good to be true for good products” in my opinion. How wrong I was.

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I went monochrome and passed on colored products in favor of face. I was so blown away by the primer, which I liked after initial application and LOVED after it kept my very very VERY oily face matte for the better part of the day–something no other primer I’ve used (high end or drug store) has been able to do.

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In fact, I loved everything I played with so much…I went out the next day and immediately bought a liquid and powder foundation from the same COVERALL collection. Which impressed me just as thoroughly as the primer.

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Let me know if you’d like in-depth reviews on any of these products. Most of them have been around for a while, but the mascara / fiber set and the setting spray are brand new.

Note: Pictures taken in natural light. Products purchased by Girl.