If you're anything like me, a massively over-the-top lipstick hoarder, than you will probably own at least one Wet N Wild Megalast lipstick in your collection. Back when I first started my crazy, obsessive makeup journey I decided to purchase 6 of these in one go and after using them for a couple of years I'm still sitting on the fence.
Out of the 26 shades available in the Mega Last collection I picked up mostly pink shades (my fixation with pink toned lipsticks can be reflected through my lipstick collection) -Don't Blink Pink, Think Pink, Pinkerbell, Mauve Outta Here, Dollhouse Pink and Cherry Picking.
I was a little weary when I first saw these whilst online shopping but after reading and watching so many reviews exclaiming how 'wonderfully pigmented' and 'great quality for the price', I eventually caved in. I mean they are dirt cheap, retailing at $2.75 on Beauty Joint or even $1 or less if you live in the States, and they truly are pigmented as hell but there are quite a few cons associated with theses.
Let's start with the good stuff:
As I mentioned before, the pigmentation is out of this world (as you will see in the swatches below), with just one swipe you can achieve full opacity. The product dries to a lovely semi-matte finish and does feel quite creamy when first applied.
The colour selection is superb if you're looking for bold, stand-out shades and is pretty accessible as you can buy these online. I've also seen countless other bloggers/YouTubers who have stated that some of the shades are dupes for other higher-end brands, which is great for savvy savers out there. The staying power of the Mega Last Lip Colour is commendable, being able to last 3-4 hours (without eating of course) before a touch up is needed. I do strongly suggest to touch up after you eat though as it can leave a ring of colour around your mouth if you don't!
Unlike other bold lipsticks, the Mega Last Lip Colour doesn't bleed or smudge around the lips. They do tend to stay put after they have dried down to their semi-matte finish. The clear lid also makes it quick and easy to spot which colour you want for when you're in a rush as well. If you're sensitive to smells these will be excellent for you as I didn't particularly find these to give off any scent.
Now for the not so good aspects:
First and foremost the packaging is absolutely terrible. Although I know they are cheap as chips, I still hate the fact that the packaging is so incredibly cheap. Not only is it made from plastic, it can possibly be shattered if dropped or stuffed into a crammed handbag. But that's not the the worst problem - the construction and placement of the product itself is infuriating. The lipstick itself cannot be winded down the entire way to be safely covered, instead it sticks out and is easily chipped from opening and closing the lid. Now I don't know about you, but I'm extremely frustrated.
Another problem I have uncovered is that after an hour of wear the creaminess starts to wear off and the drying begins. If you're prone to having dry lips already I would definitely say stay away from these as they will drive you insane. But you're having a good lip day, these will look quite nice paired with a good hydrating lip balm. Also, as these do dry to a semi-matte finish, these lipsticks will accentuate any dry patches/flakiness you have on your lips so definitely (and I mean definitely) make sure you have a thorough lip scrubbing session before wearing these out.
In addition, the lipstick itself is not shaped into a slight point like other lipsticks, instead it is just a slanted circle. This can annoy some people as it does make it slightly harder to be precise with this lipstick, and you do need to be quite careful with this lipstick as the colours are so vibrant and bold.
Don't Blink Pink - A bright fuchsia (quite similar to MAC's Chatterbox in my opinion).
Think Pink - A light baby pink. This is certainly a more wearable baby pink shade for yellow undertone girls like me - it's not too pale and not to blue toned.
Pinkerbell - A bubblegum pink that's slightly coral toned.
Mauve Outta Here - A cool toned medium purple-pink. I usually associate 'mauve' shades to be my 'Your Lips But Better' shade but this one is definitely too cool for my completion. Nevertheless, the colour looks great with my skin tone.
Dollhouse Pink - A very bright, blue toned pink. You have to be quite careful with this shade as it can look very ..wrong on different skin tones.
Cherry Picking - A bright cherry red - a great alternative to the classic red.
Swatches below are in the same order as the descriptions above.
So that my thoughts on the Wet N Wild Lip Colour lipsticks. I do highly recommend these and at less than $3 you just can't go wrong! Let me know your thoughts on these!