Hello everyone! Today I am going to share with you the first part of my wet’n’wild lipstick collection - the brights and the bold shades. I order all of my American cosmetics from the site ‘beautyjoint.com’ and this line costs $2.75 per lipstick which translates to roughly £1.85 a lipstick - very budget friendly!
The finishes aren’t all matte, I would say they’re a mix with some of them being more on the satin side but each of them very pigmented which is one the best things about them! The packaging is what you would expect for such an affordable line and its kind of annoying how the lipstick gets in the lid no matter how careful you are as you can’t wind them all down. Irritating but I can excuse it for the price! The shape of the bullet isn’t perfect as its pretty much a slanted circle so with bright shades a lip brush can be handy, although I usually just apply a little at a time to avoid messy application.
I also like how they have the name on the bottom of the lipstick and that you can see the shade at the top unlike lipsticks in opaque packaging. In general they last about 3-4 hours before I have to reapply. Pretty standard for a lipstick of this finish but much better than those super creamy formulas which don’t stay put for more than an hour.If you want an even longer application then apply it, blot and then apply again which will prolong the wear time.
I’m going to run through the shades, any dupes I have found courtesy of the internet to more expensive lipsticks and the finish of each lipstick too ^_^ It’s always handy to pick of a dupe of a £15+ lipstick to see if you really like the shade on your own skintone before splashing the cash, especially in the UK as you can’t return cosmetics!
L-R: Purty Persimmon, Smokin’ Hot Pink, Stoplight Red, Sugar Plum Fairy and Cherry Bomb in natural lighting, ONE swipe
L-R: Purty Persimmon, Smokin’ Hot Pink, Stoplight Red, Sugar Plum Fairy and Cherry Bomb the shades with Flash
1.Purty Persimmon / 970
The most flattering orange/red shade I have tried and a must have for anyone with tanned skin because this colour compliments the warmth in our skins so well! For someone who loves the neutral shades this is just on the verge of being a bit TOO bright - but for those of you who enjoy bright shades pick this beauty up. It applies smoothly without dragging on the lips and its most definitely a satin finish and very much non-drying. I would only really wear this in the summer time as it is rather loud and vibrant but I’m glad I finally found an orange shade which really pops and sits well with my skintone. Oh and a word of warning - this shade transfers quite a bit so carry it around when wearing it.
DUPE FOR: Almost exact for MAC’s Lady Danger - swatch and credit here, slightly brighter than Tom Ford lipstick in Wild Ginger - swatch and credit here and NARS Heatwave - swatch and credit
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
2. Smokin’ Hot Pink / 905D
This is a medium/hot pink shade which actually leans on the very red side in certain lights. I have a pretty love/hate relationship with it because sometimes I feel like it sits well with my warm skintone and other times it looks a little tacky?? The formula of this shade is more matte and therefore a little drying on the lips but it does last longer on the lips, around 5 hours. It’s essential to prep by exfoliating and putting on lipbalm a while before hand. Again this is another summer funtime shade for me, I couldn’t get away with wearing it to work nor would I feel that comfortable wearing it to uni. My personal favourite way of wearing this is layered with a deeper lipstick and because of that I don’t think I will be repurchasing this as it just hasn’t ticked enough boxes for me.
no supposed dupes, but do search swatches for an idea of the shade
Overall Rating: 3.5 stars
3. Stoplight Red / 911D
The most beautiful medium red shade I have come across or otherwise known as ‘hollywood red’. Its a red shade that isn’t blue-toned or orange. Personally I find that deeper reds suit my medium skintone more but I can still pull off this shade. The formula is less matte than smokin hot pink and so I do recommend using a lip liner to properly define the lips so it doesn’t smudge around the edges as its such a vibrant colour. It has a touch of pink in it when swatched but it comes across as a true red on the lips. I think this is one of the most universal shades of the line and it will really suit all skintones.
DUPE FOR: MAC’s Ruby Woo swatch and credit here, YSL Rouge Pur Couture swatch and credit here, NARS Carthage swatch and credit here.4. Sugar Plum Fairy / 908C
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
I ADORE this shade, a beautiful and flattering purple with a slight pink tone. Its a fun shade to wear and I imagine it suits many skintones, I know it looks stunning of light/medium skin especially! Again the pigmentation is fabulous, one swipe is all you need to get a lovely even application and it fades beautifully too. It is matte but not drying and very comfortable to wear on the lips. I don’t need a lipliner to wear it and it lasts at least 5 hours on the lips which is impressive (even with eating). When it does fade it leaves a lovely lighter stainFor the price I seriously recommend everyone pick this beauty up, you can’t get much better than this beauty.
DUPE FOR: Exact dupe for MAC’s Rebel Swatch and Credit here ethical and so much cheaper!
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
5. Cherry Bomb / 918D
One of the darkest lipsticks in my collection and surprisingly its really flattering too. It makes my lips look fuller and on me the shade comes off as a deep burgundy shade. It has a slight blue undertone which makes my lips look whiter -always a good thing and it has just the right amount of vampyness to it. I love mixing this with Sugar Plum Fairy but both shades are beautiful alone. It’s pretty matte so be sure to prep the lips before application! I also like tapping this gently against the lips to sheer out the deep colour making it a little more wearable for normal situations. Also this one really does stain the lips properly which I don’t mind as its quite a flattering colour, just apply some balm on top and you’re good to go.
DUPE FOR: An exact dupe for MAC’s Diva swatch and credit here.
Overall Rating: 4 Stars
In my experience I have found that none of these shades bleed or fade unevenly (unless you haven’t prepped your lips for the drier ones of course) and for the price the quality is outstanding! Why spend £20 on a bright lipstick you’ll hardly wear when you have the opportunity to pick one from this range which will deliver the same if not better pigmentation, without burning a hole in your bank account...seriously if you’re looking for a bright or everyday lipstick for a decent price - look no further!
Part 2 will be the lighter and neutral shades, some of my absolute favourite in my whole collection and that will probably be up in a week or so. Also I will have more swatches on my IG @theblushinggiraffe in a couple of days so you can see how they look on my skintone ^_^
Have you tried any of the wet’n’wild lipsticks?
Thank-you for reading ♥
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