Wet n Wild Highlighting Bar in Platinum

October 1, 2018 | Beauty, Wet n Wild | 5 Comments »

Wet n Wild Highlighting Bar in Platinum

Wet n Wild Highlighting Bar in Platinum

Wet n Wild Highlighting Bar in Platinum

Swatches: Bronze, Platinum, Rose Gold

Back when Wet n Wild released the Sequins & Stardust Collection I went crazy trying to track everything down. I was mostly excited about the MegaGlo Highlighting Bar in Gold. I believe I had to order them online because every store I visited was sold out. It was a very popular item.

So you can probably imagine just how excited I was when I found out that Wet n Wild added 3 more shades! There’s a Highlighting Bar in Bronze, Platinum, and Rose Gold. You can also find the Gold shade in case you missed out the first time around. Luckily I didn’t have to go too crazy tracking these down. I only had to go to about 3-4 stores. I haven’t seen these online so you have to check your local Walgreens if you’re hoping to get one. And I’d try sooner than later because each display only holds 2 of each shade and they sell out fast!

Wet n Wild Highlighting Bar in Platinum

This is the MegaGlo Highlighting Bar in Platinum. I was mostly excited about the Rose Gold because I’m a sucker for anything rose gold. But after seeing and then swatching the Platinum that quickly changed. I just had to try Platinum first.

It’s nicely pigmented yet offers a more subtle glow. However, it can just as easily be built up. Just look at it on the inner corner of my eye! I really love the Platinum shade and feel like it’s a great every day highlighter. Whether you want a more natural looking glow or you’re looking for that blinding highlight. The bronze and golds are a bit more intimidating and I’m not sure how I’m going to use them yet. The Platinum was very easy to work with though. You can see the Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Bar in Platinum below.

Wet n Wild Highlighting Bar in Platinum

If you happen to spot the Platinum shade while out at your local Walgreens, get it! You won’t be sorry. It’s a really great highlighter. There is even a mirror included under the bar. I didn’t photograph it because photographing mirrors never works out for me. That and it’s kind of a pain to pull out. But I can see it coming in handy for a quick touch-up or travel.

Have you tried any of the MegaGlo Highlighting Bars? Which one is your favorite?


Product: Wet n Wild Highlighting Bar in Platinum
Price: $4.99
Purchase: In store at Walgreens

It is my birthday

September 27, 2018 | Beauty | 10 Comments »

it is my birthday

‘It is a statement of fact.’

I don’t usually make a big deal about my birthday. Especially since it’s my unlucky month. But my Thursday post happened to fall on my birthday this year and it felt weird posting a review and not even acknowledge it. So there you have it. It is my birthday. I figured I’d lighten the mood a bit by sharing one of my favorite scenes from The Office.

Sephora 2018 Birthday Gift

This year’s Sephora birthday gifts are a Bite Beauty Lip Set, 250 bonus points, or this GlamGlow Set. The GlamGlow Set contains a mini Supermud Clearing Treatment and mini Glowstarter Mega Illuminating Moisturizer in Nude Glow. I usually opt for the lip sets so this year I decided to try something different.

Have you gotten your birthday gift this year? What did you pick?

SauceBox Autumn Goddess Set Revisited

September 24, 2018 | Beauty, SauceBox | 4 Comments »

SauceBox Autumn Goddess Set Revisited

SauceBox Autumn Goddess Set

SauceBox Autumn Goddess Set Revisited


Midwest Glam has been up and running since 2013. I’d like to think I’ve come a long way since the earlier days. I’m not saying I’m where I want to be now. I’ll always strive to be better. But looking at my photos, swatches, and looks from the earlier days has me cringing. Some were so bad I’ve honestly considered taking down the post. But I won’t do that. We all start somewhere. I kind of like looking back to see how much has changed. Even if it pains me.

Rather then take down my cringe-inducing posts I thought it might be fun to sort of revisit them. The photos won’t be as great because the product has been used, but I can still change it up a bit. I can take better swatches. I can redo those looks. Maybe use a heavier hand? Really go for it this time. Again, I’m not saying this is IT or perfect in my eyes. But it’s my idea of a much better attempt.

Anyway, now that it’s officially Fall I’ve been eying all of the Fall palettes. I swear they can slap the words pumpkin spice on anything and I’d buy it. But I’m trying not to buy into the hype. Pumpkin spice donut? I’ll take two please. Pumpkin spice palette? Um… pretty sure I already own a bunch of orange, red, and brown shades. So I went digging through my collection and sure enough I had plenty of Fall inspired sets/palettes. One of my favorites being the SauceBox Autumn Goddess Set.

You can see the original post here. It’s a really pretty set that contains 5 eyeshadows. The pans are pretty big. I have them in a Z-Palette alongside some other single eyeshadows. What I like about this set is that the first shadow can also be used as a highlighter. Which is how I use it whenever I reach for this set. You can see my updated look below.

SauceBox Autumn Goddess Set Revisited
SauceBox Autumn Goddess Set Revisited

For this look I used the 1st shade on my lid, I used the 2nd, 3rd, and 4th shades in my crease, I used the 5th shade on my outer lid/crease, I used the 4th and 5th shade on my lower lash line, and the 1st shade was also used on the inner corner of my eye as well as my highlighter (on my face).

The Autumn Goddess Set is easily one of my favorite Fall sets. The colors scream Fall. They are nicely pigmented and apply and blend like a dream. SauceBox recently had a restock for a short time. It’s currently sold out, but they seem to restock from time to time. I got lucky a few years back and was able to scoop it up during one of their restocks.

What are your favorite Fall sets/palettes?


Product: SauceBox Autumn Goddess Set
Price: $25.99
Purchase: sauceboxcosmetics.com


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