This loose finishing powder has only a slight advantage over its Wet ‘n’ Wild cousin, the disastrous Natural Blend Mineral Foundation, because the blend of finely milled silica and cornstarch are strong absorbents for those with oily skin or shine-prone areas. The sole shade is a light peach that will diffuse flaws on lighter skins tones, but surely won’t flatter deeper ones. The screw-top jar packaging means that you’ll want to keep this at home, because it’s a mess waiting to happen inside a portable makeup bag.
Silica, Zea Mays (Corn) Starch, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Magnesium Stearate, Zinc Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Allantoin, Glyceryl Caprate, Potassium Sorbate, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Laminaria Ochroleuca Extract, Nelumbo Nucifera Stamen Extract, Crithmum Maritimum Extract.
May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide
Wet 'n' Wild At-A-Glance
Strengths: Inexpensive, good tinted moisturizer with sunscreen; some attractive bronzing powders; mostly good eyeshadow and lipstick options.
Weaknesses: Unimpressive concealers; large assortment of average to poor eyelining products; the mascaras do little to impress; some lip products suffer from the inclusion of irritants; the makeup brushes.
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.
For more information about Wet 'n' Wild, visit www.wnwbeauty.com.
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