This full-size synthetic kabuki brush has adequate density for picking up powder, but the bristles are far too stiff to make applying it enjoyable. The shape is also problematic: because the stiff bristles are packed so tightly, they don’t spread out evenly and instead gather from one side to the other. It’s possible that this brush will open up over time, though synthetic bristles don’t unfold or wear in the way natural hair bristles do—but for the price it’s not much of a gamble.
Wet 'n' Wild is one of the few cosmetics companies around that prides itself on being extraordinarily cheap, although the prices have increased across the board since we last revisited this brand. But don't let its hokey name and pre-teen marketing tactics deter you, because there are some great options available, and the packaging has improved in almost every category. The best-performing products will seem like steals, while the less impressive to horrible products will quickly have you thinking, "you get what you pay for." It is not very often that a line offers such a procession of clear-cut winners and dismal losers, but once you know what to focus on, you won't get soaked by Wet 'n' Wild. This line is available in most major drugstores across the country, and, like most drugstore lines, does not offer testers. Interestingly, the selection of Wet 'n' Wild in Canadian drugstores tends to be better than what U.S. shoppers will find.
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