Today’s review is going to be on Wet N Wild’s Mega Last Lip Colour in Cherry Picking which I picked up a few weeks ago as a part of my birthday haul, which I’m yet to receive the rest of the products I ordered. Living in Australia can be frustrating at times.
This particular lipstick range is described on Wet N Wild website as:
Lips take center stage! This 4-hour, longwearing lip color leaves a semi-matte, crème finish in one stroke. Glides on easily with rich, velvety color that doesn’t cake, feather, or bleed. Made with hydrating skin-care ingredients: Hyaluronic Microspheres provide extraordinary adhesion to lips, an exclusive polymer complex offers cushion-like feel and texture, and natural marine plant extracts Coenzyme Q10 and Vitamins A & E help smooth lips.
I bought this from Beauty Joint at USD$2.75 for 3.3g of product which makes it the cheapest lipstick I own! You can also get it off Crush Cosmetics which is an Australian website for AUD$6.95 where a spend of $60 or more qualifies you for free ground shipping.
The cheap price tag is reflected in the packaging, it doesn’t feel that luxurious, if at all, and when you take the lid off there’s an 80% chance that you’ll nick the lipstick in the process therefore getting the product all over the clear lid which makes it look messy. However I’d prefer this packaging to one that would inflate the price.
The product however is in no way affected by the price, it’s creamy and extremely pigmented. You wouldn’t expect such glorious quality from a cheap product. Wow, when was the last time someone used the word glorious?
This particular colour I would describe as a red with very, very strong pink undertones with a semi-matte to matte finish depending on how you prep your lips. Before I got this, I was doing a bit of research on it, as one does, and a lot of people compared this to MAC’s Moxie which was limited edition. I don’t own that shade so I can’t do any comparisons but if one day, in the distant future, MAC decides to relaunch it you know I’ll be all over it. And by all over it, I mean I’ll buy it.
So the swatches show a pinky-red but on my pigmented lips it comes across as a loud, vivid, dark pink in direct light and under different lighting conditions it does look like a pinky-red. The first image above shows a pinky red when it’s not in direct light while the bottom photo shows a warm, bright lip it is when there’s flash and strong lighting.
It’s actually quite hard trying to capture the true colour on camera because sunlight washes the colour out, flash doesn’t provide a true representation and no lighting is just inaccurate.
Ah, first world blogger problems.
Anyway before I apply this I always have a lip primer on, my handy Models Prefer Lip Primer does that job, and I let it sit on my lips while I do my base and eyes before moving on to lips. It glides on effortlessly when there is a slip to your lips and gives full opacity in one swipe. I find that you have to use a lip brush to tidy up edges because there isn’t a point on the bullet, it’s circular and kind of awkward when you want to define your upper lip.
I haven’t found a lip pencil for this and I don’t think I’ll get one just because I’m lazy and sometimes forget to use it.
In regards to wear time, this generally lasts through me eating savagely and does stain the lips a little and can transfer if you don’t blot.
Overall I’m very impressed with this lipstick and for the price I really can’t complain about it. It’s pigmented, smooth and so, so cheap. I cannot get over how wonderful this little gem is.
Have you used this lipstick? What are your thoughts on it?
Let me know in the comments!