Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

March 5, 2018 | Beauty, Wet n Wild | 16 Comments »


Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

A few weeks back I was thinking that Wet n Wild should be coming out with their Spring Collection soon. Then I saw the promo photos for the Goth-O-Graphic Collection and excitement set in. It looked even cooler than their other collections! But maybe I’m just a sucker for skulls and metallics? Once the collection was released online I purchased the entire set. I really only had my eyes on both of the MegaGlo Highlighting Powders, the MegaGlo Loose Highlighting Powder, 1 MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Eyeshadow, and 1 MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Metallic Lipstick. But I figured another $10 and I could just have the whole set. I mean even if only half of the products worked out for me it would be worth the money. Well, I’m sad to say that none of these products worked out for me. And since Wet n Wild doesn’t offer refunds, I’m stuck with a box of useless products.

I’m so bummed. I honestly don’t think this Spring Season in a Box is worth $39.99. The quality just isn’t the same as their previous collections. I’ll break it down by product.

Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in White Raven

Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Purple Ashes

Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

Swatches: White Raven, Purple Ashes

MegaGlo Highlighting Powder $4.99

  • Purple Ashes
  • White Raven

These two beauties are what I was most excited to get my hands on. The skull packaging is too cute! However, I found them to be very sheer. My swatches are heavily built up. They’re not all that bad, but they’re nothing like the other MegaGlo Highlighting Powders I’ve tried in the past. I know a lot of their products can be very hit or miss, but I’ve always felt their MegaGlo Highlighting Powders were pretty solid. These are just ok.

Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in Moon Tears

Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

Swatch: Moon Tears

MegaGlo Loose Highlighting Powder $6.99

  • Moon Tears

In my opinion the MegaGlo Loose Highlighting Powder is the only winner from the entire collection. I still don’t think this one product alone is worth paying the $39.99 for the box so I’m still a little bitter about that. If you spot this in the store I’d definitely scoop it up if I were you. It offers a really nice glow. A little more subtle, but it can easily be built up. You also get quite a bit of product for the price. It’s a really great buy.

Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

MegaGlo Highlighting Stick in Hell-O Darkness

Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

Swatch: Hell-O Darkness

MegaGlo Highlighting Stick $6.99

  • Hell-O Darkness

The MegaGlo Highlighting Stick is a beautiful shade! It’s fairly creamy, but it doesn’t really apply evenly. It’s not too big of a deal because you can always use your finger tips to blend it out.

Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Eyeshadow in Goth Tears, Mystic Dreamer, Nyctophilia, Pure Intension

Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

Swatches: Goth Tears, Mystic Dreamer, Nyctophilia, Pure Intension

MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Eyeshadow $4.99

  • Goth Tears
  • Mystic Dreamer
  • Nyctophilia
  • Pure Intension

The MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Eyeshadows really bummed me out. I had my eye on Mystic Dreamer so that’s the one I tried first. It’s a gorgeous shade, but it doesn’t apply evenly at all. I tried to quickly blend it out with my finger tips as I usually do when working with liquid eyeshadows. But no matter how much blending I did it was super glittery in some areas and super sheer in others. I suppose these would work ok if you were applying a bit to the center of your lid for a halo type effect. But if you’re going for an all over lid shade you might be disappointed. And don’t even waste your time with Nyctophilia. The other shades at least swatched nicely. This one didn’t.

Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

MegaLiner Metallic Liquid Eyeliner in Black Butterfly, Pink Coffin, Skull Prayer

Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

MegaLiner Metallic Liquid Eyeliner

Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

Swatches: Black Butterfly, Pink Coffin, Skull Prayer

MegaLiner Metallic Liquid Eyeliner $3.99

  • Black Butterfly
  • Pink Coffin
  • Skull Prayer

The MegaLiner Metallic Liquid Eyeliners are super pretty! I bet these could make for some cute little accents or look nice layered on top of your traditional liner. My problem? It would be nice if the brush didn’t look like this. Seriously, what am I supposed to do with that? What kind of a line am I going to make with that? Not a precise one I can tell you that!

Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Metallic Lipstick in Death To Unicorns, Gunmetal Heart, Pastel Grunge, Wicked Pink

Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection

Swatches: Death To Unicorns, Gunmetal Heart, Pastel Grunge, Wicked Pink

MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Metallic Lipstick $4.99

  • Death To Unicorns
  • Gunmetal Heart
  • Pastel Grunge
  • Wicked Pink

Finally we have the MegaLast Liquid Catsuit Metallic Lipsticks. I’ve tried some of their metallic lipsticks in the past and they were pretty awesome! They were nicely pigmented and they applied nice and evenly. These? They did this weird thing when I tried to swatch and apply them. It would bead up and the beads wouldn’t spread out. In my swatches I had to run the wand back and forth trying to break up the beads and maybe get a decent enough swatch. It wasn’t happening. I don’t think I’ve ever had this happen before. I also detected a bit of a scent. It wasn’t vanilla or floral. It was rather funky. It wasn’t strong, but it was definitely noticeable.

The look I created with these products was awful. I ended up removing everything and did a quick face before leaving the house. I will definitely use the MegaGlo Loose Highlighting Powder in a look later on this week. For now I’ll just leave you with these photos, swatches, and my thoughts.

Overall, the Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection was a huge miss for me. The packaging is all kinds of cute and I’m even digging the product names. However, the quality isn’t what I’ve come to expect from Wet n Wild. Their previous collections have been huge hits for me. I may end up with a dud here and there, but I’ve never ended up with a box full of duds. Well, the MegaGlo Loose Highlighting Powder isn’t a dud. I do recommend that. And maybe the MegaGlo Highlighting Stick if those types of highlighters are your thing.

Have you tried anything from the Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection? What are your thoughts?

Info

Product: Wet n Wild Goth-O-Graphic Collection
Price: $39.99
Purchase: wetnwildbeauty.com

OFRA Cosmetics Vintage Vineyard Lip Set

February 19, 2018 | Beauty, OFRA Cosmetics | 12 Comments »


OFRA Cosmetics Vintage Vineyard Lip Set

OFRA Cosmetics Vintage Vineyard Lip Set

OFRA Cosmetics Vintage Vineyard Lip Set

Swatches: Bordeaux, Cape Town, Tuscany

I’ve got so many posts lined up. So many new to me brands and products that I can’t wait to blog about. For the first time in a long time I’m actually very excited. And speaking of a new to me brand, this is my first time experimenting with OFRA Cosmetics! I’ve actually been dying to try their liquid lipsticks. I’ve heard so many great things. The Vintage Vineyard Lip Set was a great place to start.

OFRA Cosmetics Vintage Vineyard Lip Set

The Vintage Vineyard Lip Set contains 3 of OFRA’S Long Lasting Liquid Lipsticks in the shades Bordeaux which is a blackberry purple, Cape Town which is a light plum, and Tuscany which is a muted mauve-red. All 3 shades are matte. They have a light vanilla scent which I thought was nice. They applied beautifully and evenly. With the exception of Bordeaux. Because it was darker I found it was a little tricky to work with. It does eventually even out, but you really have to work at it. This was the only shade I didn’t get a photo of. That’s because I just didn’t like the way it looked on me. I’ll definitely keep working at it, but right now I just find it to be a little too vampy for my liking. Cape Town and Tuscany are total winners though. I have so many similar shades in my collection, but I’ll probably reach for these more. I found them to be very comfortable. You can see Cape Town and Tuscany in action below.

OFRA Cosmetics Vintage Vineyard Lip Set

Cape Town

OFRA Cosmetics Vintage Vineyard Lip Set

Tuscany

I also went ahead and did another look using my LuLu Face Company Custom Palette. Looking back on the review I wasn’t too happy with the look I created and felt I could do better. I guess the same could be said for most of my older looks. So expect to see a lot of do-overs this year. I’m much happier with this look though. I just really wanted to try and do that palette justice because I like it so much. Aside from the shadows and pressed cake eyeliner (which I applied on my lid this time) I’m also wearing the Mineral Blush in Fresh Rose on my cheeks and the Silky Pressed Mineral Shadow in Chablis as my highlight. I still say it makes for a gorgeous highlight!

LuLu Face Company Custom Palettes

I think both of these lipsticks compliment the palette beautifully. The moment I saw them I knew I had to pair them with this palette. Overall, I’d have to say that they are great lipsticks. They’re very comfortable and fairly long lasting. They have definitely put OFRA on my radar.

*I received these products complimentary. I was not paid or compensated in any way to write this review. All opinions are completely my own.

Info

Product: OFRA Cosmetics Vintage Vineyard Lip Set
Price: $50.00
Purchase: ofracosmetics.com

Dose Of Colors Blushing Berries Palette

February 15, 2018 | Beauty, Dose Of Colors | 8 Comments »


Dose Of Colors Blushing Berries Palette

Dose Of Colors Blushing Berries Palette

Dose Of Colors Blushing Berries Palette

Dose Of Colors Blushing Berries Palette

Dose Of Colors Blushing Berries Palette

Swatches: Berry Chic, Rose Berry, Berry Pop, Mixed Berries, Berry Black

This is my very first Dose Of Colors purchase. Many of their products have caught my eye in the past, but never enough to make me place an order. One day while walking through Ulta I saw the Blushing Berries Palette on display and grabbed the only palette they had left in stock. I didn’t have time to swatch it in person. I just kind of grabbed it and hoped for the best. I remember seeing lots of beautiful looks created with it so I had very high hopes. Did it live up to my expectations? Let’s find out!

Dose Of Colors Blushing Berries Palette

I’m really digging the pretty red packaging. It comes with a brush that is surprisingly soft. It’s a little on the small side so I use it for my lower lash line. I don’t usually use the brushes that come with palettes, but this one was really nice. Too nice to let it go unused. The shadows are gorgeous! I love the shade selection! That’s what really caught my eye. They all compliment each other beautifully. They’re all very nicely pigmented and blended beautifully! As much as I love me some berry shades they can be tricky to work with. Surprisingly these were some of the easiest berry shades that I’ve worked with. You can see a look I created with the Blushing Berries Palette below.

Dose Of Colors Blushing Berries Palette
Dose Of Colors Blushing Berries Palette

Overall, I’d have to say that I love this palette. The shades are so up my alley. I’m tempted to go back and grab the other palettes. The Marvelous Mauves and Sassy Siennas are kind of calling my name too.

Have you tried anything from Dose Of Colors? I’m really digging the fact that you can now find their products at Ulta. Even though I hate going there lately. But that’s a story for another time.

Info

Product: Dose Of Colors Blushing Berries Palette
Price: $32.00
Purchase: doseofcolors.com

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