Believe it or not, spring really is approaching. Slowly. In the distance. And because there’s little else to do early February, I’m already testing out some much-hyped spring products, so I can be ready the very first flip-flop appropriate afternoon. God, I miss flip-flops.
Prepare yourself. All 3 of these products blew me away.
For some reason, I expected very little from these new lippies even though they have this ridiculous name “Vicious Varnish.” Given the packaging, I assumed they were lip glosses, but whoa. They are much more. What I found: a liquid lipstick that dries slowly down to a rich, even stain. I can’t get over them. I grabbed two to try: a cool-toned pink – “Ball in Vienna” and an electric red – “Voguing Madness.”
I probably expected little of these because a few other drugstore brands have recently released gloss stains that I found underwhelming and patchy at best. In a word, these are unexpected little divas that kind of make me wish drag was an option for me.
They don’t dry out my lips. They are vivid, rich colors that take over your makeup look, which to me means less time spent perfecting eye shadow.
…I will be purchasing more.
Wet n’ Wild also released both a bright blue and bright purple version of their On Edge Cream Liners. Of course, I picked up the blue because SPRING. This liner is a little softer than most cream liners, which I thought would mean less staying power – but nope. “Cobalt Vault” goes on smooth and sets pretty quickly. I have oily lids, but which a primer, this doesn’t budge on me all day.
A note: I’ve read that the packaging of these liners isn’t air tight and ends up drying out a little sooner than most cream liners. I hope that’s not true.
Last but not least is the new “Poster Child” 8-shadow palette, which caught my eye sitting neatly beside “Comfort Zone,” a cult favorite. I adore “Comfort Zone” and hoped these shadows would be on par with the others from Wet n Wild, which are known for being incredibly pigmented and buttery.
This palette is just like the others. You want to be careful with these shadows because they shatter easily, but if you’re looking for some bright spring colors that don’t go on chalky or patchy, then here they are at 4.99. :)
Mmmmm … buttery shadows. :)