Wet n Wild Cosmetics just keeps slaying the drugstore makeup game.
Recently I picked up the Wet n Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Palette ($4.99) in the shade Catwalk Pink and the MegaGlo Contouring Palette ($4.99) in the shade Dulce de Leche. I have to say I’m majorly impressed by these $5 palettes.
The illuminating palette has four different shades in the pan: a yellow and pink highlighter for light to medium skin, and a deep pink and bronze shade for deeper skin tones. While I’m too pale to use the deep pink or bronze shades as highlighters, they make for beautiful blush/bronzer toppers or eyeshadows.
The pan size is very generous, so it’s easy for me to swipe my fan brush in just one of the four shades. My only complaint is the formula does have quite a bit of kick back, but I’ve experienced that with almost every highlighter I own, high end and drugstore alike.
These shades do have glitter in them, however, it blends into the skin nicely and doesn’t look chunky. These highlighter shades are more natural or subtle than Anastasia’s glow kits, but they are perfect for everyday looks. If I’m going for full glam I will reach for my glow kit, but this palette is great for every day looks.
The contour palette is just as incredible. The formula is smooth and easy to blend. The contour shade is not too warm or cool toned, so it doesn’t make me look orange or muddy. There is a little bit of fall out on both shades in this product, but it’s nothing unmanageable.
The highlighting shade is nice, but I wouldn’t use it to set my concealer. I prefer to use a loose translucent powder (this one is my favorite) to set my concealer and face makeup before applying this product because I find the product goes on much smoother that way.
The one thing you do need to be careful of with this product is where you swipe your brush. I was using the e.l.f face powder brush ($6) to apply the highlight shade and my brush accidentally dipped into the contour side. Because this product is so pigmented, a mistake like that takes a bit of work to blend out.
The bottom line is both of these palettes are absolutely worth your $5. Wet n Wild is great for beginners, but their products are perfect for affordable every day looks for anyone.
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Disclaimer: All opinions are my own, I was not paid to write this review. All products were purchased with my own money.