I’ll be honest, I didn’t think that I would write about these, but since I already filmed the video review and it’s been sitting in my Que for release for a few weeks now, I figured that I would write one anyway. My opinions haven’t changed since first trying these lippies and I doubt that they will. Let’s get on with it – shall we? Today I’m talking to you about the Wet n Wild Color Icon Metallic Liquid Lipsticks from the Limited Edition Lost in the Wild Flowers collection.
The Wet n Wild Color Icon Metallic Liquid Lipsticks from the Lost in the Wild Flowers collection showed up in my local Walgreens about a month (or more) ago and I found four shades available. The display was quite picked through so I’m not quite sure if there are more colors available, but I picked up what my Walgreens had and I was really excited to get my hands on them. Retailing for just $3.99 these metallic liquid lipsticks were a part of a limited edition collection that included nail polishes and some blush and highlighters (or that is what I seen in the display) and I decided I would only pick up the lipsticks.
Now this new craze of metallic liquid lipsticks seem to be hitting quite a few companies and brands as they are being released all over the internet and you may have already seen different brands like Kylie Jenner and Milani – even ColourPop recently released a set of them. I was quite excited to try one that was affordable. After bringing the four shades home with me, I immediately began to swatch each one.
The packaging is adorable and I love how small it is while still packing in a good amount of product. The doe foot applicator is also quite nice. It has a slight dip in the applicator allowing you to apply the product to your lips easily and ensuring the product hugs your lips to create shape. It reminds me of the Jordana Sweet Cream liquid lipstick applicator which I talk about in this post here. The only difference is that the one from Wet n Wild, the applicator is a little more on the fluffier side, but it still makes applying the product a breeze.
If you are looking for a lip product that is much like a gloss, you may like this particular lippy. This reminds me of a glittery gloss with a similar texture. It’s kind of odd to me to be honest and applying it on my lips – while the colors are pigmented, it looked weird and felt uncomfortable. This is not a liquid lipstick texture I would prefer. It reminds me of a gel like lip gloss formula with shimmer and metallic flecks.
Longevity… I couldn’t say that these lasted AT ALL. They kiss off very easily and drinking or eating anything really left a mess behind. While they do have nice pigment and color, I hate that when I wipe it off my lips, it leaves that metallic shimmer behind which settles into the fine lines and cracks in my lips. It’s unattractive and really emphasizes all those lines on my lips whether at it’s full pigmentation or faded. I also haven’t seen any other colors available in this line and while I’m not a fan, maybe a different color selection would make for a different opinion. All of the shades have a blue base to them, which is not my favorite to wear – especially if they have a shimmer or metallic look to them.
Since they are so affordable, I think they would definitely be a great topper for a matte lipstick or something fun to wear. They oddly remind me of my childhood – which by the way, I am a child of the 80s and a teen of the 90s, so that says a lot about the shade range and finish. While I was able to apply the lip products and get color from them, there is a lot of streaky color application and sometimes I felt like I was applying more and more but rubbing off color at the same time. While these are cheap, unless you have something fun planned for them – I don’t think they would be used well for every day or even special occasions. I have had MANY Wet n Wild lippies over the years and these definitely made the “eh” list because I have them so I’ll try to make use of them, but I’m not a fan and don’t think I will be. If I had to absolutely choose one out of the whole bunch, I think “Coming Up Roses” – the darkest shade in the bunch, would probably be my favorite – though, I wouldn’t exactly use the word “favorite”. One I know I would be able to make use of is the purple shade – Indigo Your Own Way. When it comes to the metallic part in that particular lipstick, it lends for the glitter to be more wearable then the rest.
In the packaging, these look like absolutely beautiful colors and I think they are… but for me personally, I think they just were not the right fit. At under $4.00 each – the price point is nice and I’m sure I’ll figure out a way to make use of them. Have you tried these yet and if so, what are your thoughts? If you haven’t, do you think you’ll be checking any of these out.
I have always been a fan of Wet n Wild and I’m really enjoying their new releases I’ve seen hitting the stores lately, but this particular set I think could use some improvements. Texture, longevity and overall formulation could use some changes and are certainly to be desired. While this is my opinion of these liquid lipsticks from Wet n Wild, that doesn’t change my general opinion of the brand, and I do still enjoy what WnW offers.
Disclaimer: The products mentioned and discussed in this post were purchased by me with my own money. As with anything on this site, all opinions are my own, 100% honest and unbiased and are never swayed for one reason or the other. Affiliate links may be posted through out.