The best of Wet n Wild: What you should try from the iconic drugstore brand

When I was first started out using makeup, I would always check out the Wet n Wild counter because it was easy to find and had budget-friendly prices. Drugstore makeup may have a reputation for having poor quality products but Wet n Wild has always impressed me with the performance of their products. Even now that I’m better versed with beauty, I keep an eye out for WnW’s latest releases and find new faves to add to my collection! The quality is comparable to high-end makeup, and it’s cruelty-free, too! If you’ve never tried anything from the brand, you’ve been missing out, so I’ve put together a wishlist of my Wet n Wild favorites that you shouldn’t sleep on.

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Photo Focus Foundation (P599 at BeautyMNL)

I immediately grabbed this foundation when it first came out as there were so many good reviews online, and I have no regrets. This is one of the best drugstore foundations that I have ever tried! I love how the demi-matte finish with medium-high coverage keeps my face looking healthy and glowy without the grease. I always use this foundation when I’m taking photos, and it truly lives up to its name.

MegaCushion Foundation SPF15

If you are have a hard time finding the perfect yellow-toned shade with cushion foundations as I did, get this one ASAP. This is a liquid foundation in a cushion compact, minus the heavy feeling. It has a luminous and lightweight formula with light-medium coverage. The accompanying cushion puff is real handy to use as it picks just the right amount of product and makes it easy to build more coverage. The formula doesn’t claim to be matte or dewy but I find that it has a natural finish, like skin but better! My shade is Nude Beige, which is a perfect match for those with NC25-30 skin tone.

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MegaGlo Contouring Palette

Lusting over that Marc Jacobs Instamarc Light Filtering Contour? Skip that and get this instead! They have two variants but I like Dulce de Leche because it suits my skintone better. I find that the highlight color is good for setting the undereye area as it makes it look lifted. It is not as creamy as MJ and actually feels a bit powdery, but it blends like a dream once applied. It is a bit bulky because it’s a huge compact but I would recommend this to those who are just learning how to highlight and contour.

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Color Icon Blusher (P299 at BeautyMNL)

I love how this blush feels soft and delivers so much pigment. I only dip my brush on the pan once because a single tap is all you need to deliver the right amount of color. This is also very long-wearing, with a good 6 to 7 hours of staying power on my oily skin. There are a lot of shades to choose from, including matte and satin finishes. Some shades even have a bit of glitter on them, so make sure to tap off excess powder before applying to your cheeks. My favorite shade is Mellow Wine but Apri-Cot in the Middle and Pearlescent Pink are also good picks.

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MegaGlo Highlighting Powder (P499 at BeautyMNL)

When this was released last year, the online beauty community went gaga with rave reviews. Whether you want a soft luminous effect or a megawatt glow, this highlighter is your answer! I think that you’ll immediately understand the hype with just one swipe. My favorite from the line is Precious Petals, which gives a gorgeous, pearly pink finish that is totally wearable from day to night. The powder is silky soft and creamy to the touch, and one swipe is enough create a noticeable highlight. I get a decent 5 to 6 hours of wear time with this highlighter, which is amazing for such a bargain price. I use a fan brush to create a natural-looking glow but if you want a more blinding effect, use a dense fluffy brush and highlight away!

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Color Icon Eyeshadow 10-Pan Palette (P499 at BeautyMNL)

Long-time, die-hard WnW fans know that the Comfort Zone palette was all the rage back in the day. I actually still have that in my collection, and it will forever go down as one, if not THE best drugstore below $5 palette ever invented. WnW reformulated the OG palettes into this 10-pan palette, and though I was initially disappointed, it far exceeded my expectations. These shadows are very soft and creamy to touch. My favorite are the matte shades, which have a staying power of 6 to 7 hours whether with or without eye primer! If you are a beginner, you can create both basic and vibrant looks with this palette without messing up because of how well the shadows blend. My favorite is the Rose in the Air palette which is often compared to the famous ABH Modern Renaissance Palette. I do think it’s a good, cheaper alternative!

Mega Last Lip Color (P299 at BeautyMNL)

I saved the best for the last, with a true beauty junkie’s most well-kept secret. These lippies have been bestselling classics since forever because as cheap as they are, they are just as good as a MAC lipstick. There, I said it! If the tube was unmarked, you would mistake this for a high-end lippie because one swipe gives full pigmentation with no patchiness whatsoever. It glides on easily and feels very comfortable on the lips with a soft matte creamy finish. It’s lightweight, long-wearing, and doesn’t dry out lips, feather, or bleed! My fave shade is Sandstorm which is like MAC Taupe minus the hefty price tag. My only complaint is the packaging as the lid comes off very easily and has made a mess of my kikay kit in the past. Other than that, this is worth hoarding!

Are you a fellow Wet n Wild fan? What are your favorites from the brand?