I used to stick to the high end road on Musings for a very long time but many of you expressed more budget friendly posts and thus my adventures in drugstore land began. I’m lucky the walls don’t crumble down around me when I walk into a drugstore because lord knows I avoid the makeup aisles at the local shops like the plague.
Things have improved and brands are definitely competing with their more higher end sisters. So Beauty and a Budget is definitely a regular deal around these parts and I’m ever so happy to bring you a great deal on makeup that has high quality to back it up!
One such item, Wet n Wild Color Icon Blusher. Can you say wicked good?
An under $3 blush with a highly pigmented formula.
You’ll adore these if you love great beauty budget picks that have excellent quality to back up that sweet price tag. The blush runs from $2.50 up to $4 depending where you purchase them. I actually got them for $1.50 each at Walgreens last week when all Wet n Wild Cosmetics was 50% off. Score!
I wasn’t sure I’d like them but I was surprised and delighted how pigmented they were and how easily they applied. The formula is smooth and silky and has incredible color pay off for a nice pop of color on cheeks. You can apply subtly for a flush of color or with a heavier hand for a more dramatic finish. I’d recommend them for olive or darker skin tones because they are easily some of the most pigmented blushes I’ve seen at the local drugstore.
Although at first glance I felt the packaging was uneventful and slightly cheap looking I quickly warmed up to how slim the compacts were and how easily they stored. I actually like the packaging for its simplicity.
I got four shades but I believe there are two more? One of which is a bronzer.
Shades I got were Pearlescent Pink (kinda NARS Orgasm-like with more of a peachy punch), Heather Silk (dusky pink), Mellow Wine (weird name because it comes across more as a dusky peach than a wine shade), Berry Shimmer (again, contrasting name because it doesn’t really come across full on berry but more coralish berry). The shades are all rather gorgeous and dare I say unique as I can’t honestly say any of them look like anything I already have in my stash and believe me I have plenty of blushes.
Hated the brush included with the blush but not a big deal, this tends to happen alot with drugstore brands. Would love to see Wet n Wild introduce more shades as the four or five they have now definitely doesn’t offer a ton of variety.
- Students that love makeup but can’t afford to indulge in big brand names such as NARS (these are spot on for the quality you’d get in a $25 NARS Blush!)
- Anyone who loves snagging a great makeup deal!
- Lovers of NARS Blush (I’d say they fall into the same realms and maybe you can find a dupe or two of the colors you love).
- The brush and packaging might not appeal to packaging snobs.
Absolutely adored these and felt they were a super steal! After many ravings from readers who urged me to try these out, I’m happy to have finally tried them as they work a treat. The formula reminds me of a $3 buck NARS dupe. Get ’em. Even if you love high end try them anyway, you’ll be surprised how great they are.
Very Muse Approved for purchase!
Anyone try these?