Tuesday, July 29, 2008

wet n wild Beauty Benefits

wet n wild Beauty Benefits is a new line from the budget brand, but it's treated as a separate brand. It is formulated with Lotus Marine Minerals™, botanicals it claims to keep women looking "healthy and young."

I tried the following three products:

Color CorRx Eye Brightening Concealer

Color CorRx Eye Brightening Concealer in Fair - concealers are the most troublesome kind of makeup products for me. Concealers help cover dark circles and brighten the eye area, but are difficult to blend (although beautyblender has helped) to look natural. This kit features a somewhat greasy cream corrector in light peach, a cream concealer in a deeper peach that's almost scary, and an off-white pressed highlighter to set the concealer and corrector. Surprisingly (given the shades), the results are as good as what I get with my L'Oreal True Match concealer, but the number of steps that is overkill.

Beyond Amplifying Mascara Waterproof (not shown) - this is an OK mascara. It doesn't clump, run, or smear (as long it doesn't contact the Color CorRx Eye Brightening Concealer application), but neither does it build appreciable volume. I'll stick to Maybelline's The
Colossal Volum' Express mascara as a volumizing mascara.

Beauty Brilliance Bronzing Powder

Beauty Brilliance Bronzing Powder - In general, I'm satisfied with my blushes and bronzers. I avoid obvious shimmer and sparkle and stick to muted tones. I use a light touch. Beauty Brilliance Bronzing Powder has pink, terracotta, and darker bronzer shades that can be blended together. It has some shimmer, but it's not obvious.

You may find wet n wild Beauty Benefits through its store finder. The nearest store that carries wet n wild Beauty Benefits is nearly 50 miles from my home in the DC metro area!


Retainer Girl said...

Wow. Wet 'n Wild is trying to keep pace with the other drugstore brands, huh?

I don't think I'll be picking up any of these, but I did buy the Maybelline Colossal mascara thanks to your post. I don't love it as much as my CoverGirl Lash Blast, but I liked it enough to keep it. I was pretty impressed with it, but the wand has a tendency to get goopy.

The Style Page said...

Congratulations on your thesis!

After reading your review of The Colossal, I agree that goop sticks to the wand and that the mascara has a funny smell. Lash Blast doesn't have those defects, but neither does it build volume in the way that The Colossal does.

Retainer Girl said...

Thank you! I feel 100+ pages of 24-lb paper lighter! :)