The new Wet n Wild Megalast Liquid Lip Color are certainly eye-catching, and so I decided to pick up several to try out. Just from the tube, they look incredibly pigmented, vibrant and very promising. Read on for more photos and a full review.
The names of these lip colors are so cute! L to R: 920A Coral Me Bad, 921A Red My Mind, 922A Cherry On Top, 923A Back to the Fuchsia, 924A Click on My Hyperpink, 925A Do I Make You Blush, 926A Pink Perfection, 927A Iris I Was Rich, 932A I Can Bare It
They contain a good mix of cream and frosty/glittery shades.
Intense swatches! L to R:
920A Coral Me Bad, 921A Red My Mind, 922A Cherry On Top, 923A Back to the Fuchsia, 924A Click on My Hyperpink, 925A Do I Make You Blush, 926A Pink Perfection, 927A Iris I Was Rich, 932A I Can Bare It
Wet n Wild describes the new Megalast Liquid Lip Color as: “Intense liquid color with built-in moisturizer provides one-step application for weightless, ultra-conditioning wear that lasts up to 8 hours. ElastiSilk™ formula combines flexible color adhesion with silky-smooth pigments for transfer-proof, even application. Paraben-free formula conditions and moisturizes with vitamin E that helps promote anti-aging, protects the skin’s moisture barrier, and balances the lip’s natural hydration for a healthy-looking, plump pout all day.” The full collection consists of a few more colors (I believe there are 14 in all, and I have 9 to show for you today.)
Pigmentation. The lip colors are definitely intensely pigmented and contain a good mix of creams, frosty shades, as well as some glitter. The shades are magnificent, especially when swatched on the arm! Wet n Wild did a fabulous job choosing the color range for this line.
Application. They have doe-foot applicators which makes it easy to apply it to the lips. The color goes on smoothly and creamy and feels very hydrating – at first. Within about five minutes the product began to feel like they were “setting up” on my lips. They became dried and tacky feeling and no longer smooth. As the time wore on, the color began to crack and flake away, however, it was odd that what was left on my lips was definitely not going anywhere! My attempts to rub my lips together to redistribute the product were in vain, because at that point the gloss had settled to feeling like a waxy coating on my lips. In fact, it was extremely hard to remove the gloss from my lips and I had to literally scrub my lips with a makeup wipe to get the remaining gloss to come off. Below is one lip swatch I did to show you the beginning phase of cracking. I did not lip swatch the entire collection, to avoid having to scrub off each shade.
Within five minutes of application, the gloss went from feeling smooth and hydrating, to dry and cracking. It began to peel off beginning at the inner part of the lips, and continued the longer I wore it. The shade is gorgeous, however! (925A Do I Make You Blush?)
This is a shot of my attempts at scrubbing the lip color off of my arm (this was a lot of scrubbing!) It definitely has quite a bit of staying power!
The packaging is so bright & beautiful!
Overall I did not find the Megalast Liquid Lip Color to be hydrating at all to my lips, and although the packaging and pigmentation is right on, the formula seems to be off. Considering the price point of this product, one may argue that for a $3.00 lip product it isn’t really much to complain about (and technically there were $1 off coupons on each gloss so I paid a mere $2 each!), but coming from the perspective that I have been wowed by many high quality Wet n Wild products with such a low price tag, this one took me off guard.
Krystal from Beauty By Krystal had offered the suggestion to wear these lip colors on top of a lipstick, so I wore my L’Oreal Color Caresse lipstick in Sheer Linen underneath to see if that would create a barrier, but unfortunately that did not help. Thank you for the suggestion, Krystal! Perhaps another lipstick or balm would help these these so I could continue experimenting, but I have determined this product does not work well my lips. I would be very curious if you have picked up any of these lip colors and if you have found a way to make them work for you?
Where To Buy: Wet n Wild displays at local drugstores. $2.99 each.
- Product – 5/10
- Formula- 2/10
- Pigmentation – 9/10
- Longevity- 6/10
- Application – 8/10
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Note: Thank you to a reader to noted that I was referring to these as “glosses” when they are actually liquid lip colors that are supposed to set, as I described in the review. I will be experimenting with other ways to make these work, but using them directly on my lips has not been “weightless, ultra-conditioning or long lasting” as Wet n Wild describes them to be.