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Ultimate Match SPF 15 Foundation
Rating
$4.99
Category:Makeup > Foundations With Sunscreen > Liquid Foundation w/ Sunscreen
Last Updated:12.05.2014
Jar Packaging:No
Tested on animals:No
Review Overview

This sheer liquid foundation contains an in-part avobenzone sunscreen, although we're surprised at the low amount of active ingredients achieved an SPF 15 rating. We're not arguing with the rating, but if you’re using this foundation as your sole source of sunscreen you may want to reconsider, just to be on the safe side. Although the price is attractive, this foundation has an antiquated feel and doesn’t provide meaningful coverage. Oddly, the shades look much more neutral in the bottle than they appear on skin; most take on a slight peach cast that’s difficult to soften, and the formula makes lines and pores more apparent. There are infinitely better foundations at the drugstore, including top choices from Revlon, L’Oreal, and Boots.

Claims
Ingredients

Active: Avobenzone 1%; Octinoxate 3%. Inactive: Water, Butylene Glycol, Mineral Oil, Talc, Stearic Acid, Glyceryl Stearate, Sorbitan Sesquioleate, Sodium Laureth-4 Phosphate, Phenoxyethanol, Triethanolamine, Xanthan Gum, Methylparaben, Disodium EDTA, Tocopheryl Acetate, Propylparaben, Butylparaben, Sodium Hyaluronate, Aloe Barbadensis Leaf Extract, Maltodextrin

May Contain: Mica, Iron Oxides, Titanium Dioxide

Brand Overview

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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