January 27, 2014

Wet n Wild Fergie Take On The Day Mattifying Powder Review

Wet n Wild Take On The Day Mattifying Powder

Wet n Wild Fergie Take On The Day Mattifying Powder is one of several new permanent products launching for Spring 2014 from Wet n Wild. I discovered Wet n Wild Take On the Day Mattifying Powder at Walgreens so I’m unsure at this point if it will launch at other drugstores but I’ll keep an eye out and let you know.

Wet n Wild Fergie Take On The Day Mattifying Powder ($4.99) is kinda Wet n Wild’s take on NARS Reflecting Setting Powder. At first I thought it was a simple translucent HD pressed powder but it actually has the smooth “ice skating rink” density that I associate with NARS formula.

Wet n Wild Fergie Take On The Day Mattifying Powder

It comes housed in a simple understated black compact with dual compartments featuring the powder on top and a small sponge on the bottom. I think they tried to dupe NARS version and they got it right slightly but it still needs a good deal of work. The texture is a drier, denser powder with a scratchy almost gritty feel. It actually has a very soft reflective pearl to it but unfortunately isn’t as transparent as I’d like. Running a sponge across it you won’t pick up very much product, likewise with a brush much likes the NARS formula. The best application is with a sponge in my opinion. It does a live a rather bad white cast on my skin and looks quite chalky and this is why I didn’t like it. It’ll blur the appearance of pores and perfect skin with a soft focus finish however, the white cast it leaves behind isn’t very flattering nor is the less than silky smooth texture of the product as you apply it!

Wet n Wild Fergie Take On The Day Mattifying Powder 4

NARS version is indeed transparent and much smoother and this is where I think Wet n Wild Take On the Day Mattifying Powder gets it things slightly wrong. This isn’t as smooth and feels a bit scratchy and it also isn’t completely translucent giving skin a very odd white cast.

If they did it right NARS would have some serious competition on their hands but unfortunately they got a few annoying things wrong about the formula which results in me giving it a big thumbs down.

Very nice try at duplicating an innovative product WnW but you didn’t quite get it right.

This is available now at drugstores.

Tried it?

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I purchased this item.

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  • Sara

    I agree with you Muse…. Leaves a white cast:( too bad, because this could have been the best product dupe……

    • Isabella Muse

      I agree! Exact dupe! But a little too dry and the chalky finish no go πŸ™

  • Phyrra

    Too bad! I was hoping it would be similar to NARS. I’m also trying to find another version of the Stila Stay All Day Prime & Anti-Shine Balm, which works well for me.

    • Rachael

      Covergirl has something similar called tru magic skin perfector mattifier..Maybelline feels balm like the stila especially compared to my mally skin defender..which to me personally are not the same even though people compare them. I have yet to find anything close Mally’s. Mally’s is awesome as a blot powder replacement where the balm like ones just ruin your makeup. BUT if stila u love Dec try the maybelline.

  • Nimco

    The NYC powder is a holy grail for some beauty bloggers. I think I’ll try that one instead. I was thinking about getting this one, but thanks for the review. I saved some money not getting it! Γ°ΕΈΛœΖ’

  • MalinVaine

    I have this and actually like it. Of course I have never tried NARS, and I am ghostly pale so the color works for me. I just pat a little on and around my nose and on my chin.

  • fancie

    This is why I’ve stayed away from “translucent” setting powders for so long lol. The dreaded white cast isn’t flattering on anyone! I just recently picked up the loose NARS light reflecting powder and I hope I like it. I’ve heard so many great things about it!

  • mindy

    neutrogena’s shine control powder works very well, no residue nice finish and controls shine