Every time Wet n Wild launches something new I am right there camping out at Walgreens waiting for the doors to open. Actually, in reality I am driving around the island with my mom to all the different drugstores trying to find a full display. It’s a lot harder than it sounds! Wet n Wild is hands down one of my most favorite drugstore brands. They are so reasonably priced, have amazing products (for the most part),
and are cruelty free. Winner, winner chicken dinner! These
new cushion products are pretty snazzy! They’re both liquid products. Although I don’t normally reach for liquid contours or highlights, I like them because they give your face a dewier look. They make your skin look more hydrated due to the liquidness product and how they melt right in with your skin. They also lay similar to how a liquid foundation would. I really like these sort of products in the spring and summer when I focus more on my skin than deep eye makeup like I do in the fall and winter.
Currently, I am down south with my fiancé where he is stationed. The other day we were driving and just so happened to pass a Walgreens and I nearly gave him a heart attack when I yelled “YOU HAVE TO TURN AROUND!” Hey, I’m a blogger this is what we do, right? Any who, fast forward past the heart palpitations I gave him, I found the new displays! Granted they were 95% empty (sad face), but I was still able to grab these cushion contour and highlights!
First impression: The packaging is super cute. The little doll like figures remind me of my Bratz Dolls as a little girl. Also, I really love how they matched the coloring of the label to what the product inside looks like. Of course, I didn’t know that fact until after I purchased them and opened them up at home.
What comes inside: If you have any other cushion product you know the packages are relatively the same. They come with a little flat sponge applicator and a cover over the actual product to keep it from drying out. This particular packaging does not come with a mirror. The product itself is liquid soaked in a sponge. To release the product, take a sponge or brush and press on the sponge so that the product transfers on to your tool. Very straight forward. I personally love cushion products. I think the whole idea of them is pretty cool.
Application: Cushion products are liquid. Therefore, you want to use these BEFORE any powder products. Liquid on top of powder looks super cakey and can cause things to move around. No Bueno. To use these, I first apply my liquid foundation then my concealer, and finally I’ll go in with the contour and/or highlight. After, I set my face with powder as I normally would. To apply the actual product itself, I use my beauty sponge. I dab my sponge right on the cushion and then apply where I want. The sponge really helps to easily blend out the product and give it that seamless, blended appearance.
Cushion Contour ($5.99): Immediate first impression: “Whoa, this is probably going to be a little too dark.” In the cushion, the product appears very dark. Once applied with a light hand, it really blends out to
be a nice looking contour. A little goes a long way with this one. It is more on the cool side (what you want in a contour) but it’s not overly cool as to where it would wash you out and make you look sick. I definitely like the shade it gave to my cheekbones. Especially after applying my Benefit Hoola Bronzer over top, I loved it even more. I have more of an olive skin tone… I think for lighter skin types this contour might be a little too dark.
Cushion Highlight ($5.99): Immediate first impression: “Holy iridescent pink, Batman!” I am a champagne or gold highlight kind of girl. White or pink highlights are just not for me. Surprisingly though, I really do like this highlight! It really gives a pretty glow from within. I used this as a base and applied powder highlight overtop and WAM I was beaming to the heavens. I loved it. However, I will say, I made the mistake of baking my concealer first and then using this highlight and it moved around my foundation and concealer like no body’s business. It was splotch city. Not cute. When used right, I think this is a great product. I really recommend it. It’s a very pretty highlight. Just don’t let the product in the cushion scare you away.
For the price, these are both totally worth it! If you can only get your hands on one of these products, I definitely suggest the highlight over the contour. I’m going to try and find the rest of the Wet n Wild new releases. I have my eye out for some pretty cool things! If you’ve tried anything from their new line let me know by leaving me a comment below! Also, tell me what your thoughts are on cushion products or liquid contours/highlights.