February 11, 2015

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color Review & Swatches

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Colors

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color ($3.49) are a new matte finish lipstick pencil available in nine shade selections! Can I say how pleasant these are for a matte finish lip product?

I like them well enough but they have quirks that make them a big no!

Take a look!

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color for a person who hates matte (Me! Me!) is a very comfortable, wearable formula. These are a swivel up pencil which can used all over lips. They aren’t terribly pigmented but they have enough pigment to provide natural, pretty color on lips. Although matte in finish they have a very, very lightweight feel that isn’t drying. They aren’t a traditional matte finish in my experience with them. They are very light without being too velvety or heavy. They also lack pigment and apply quite sheer but I like how they enhance my natural lip color with just a bit of color.

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color swatches

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color Swatches (Pinky Candy, Trenscendence, DJ Doll, Fashion Darling, Plumgenue)

Now the bad…sometimes they apply patchy, it seems to vary from shade to shade but you can easily go over them for a smoother finish. Most important though is the fact that they snap off from the base and they end up sliding out of the tube! Basically they suffer the same issues that the NYX Lip Creme Pencils do. I purchased five shades and every single one snapped off at the base so I can’t swivel them up or down anymore.

Wet n Wild dj doll Velvet Matte Lip Color

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color dj doll

Wet n Wild DJ Doll Velvet Matte Lip Color

Wet n Wild fashion darling Velvet Matte Lip Color

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color fashion darling

Wet n Wild Fashion Darling Velvet Matte Lip Color

Wet n Wild pinky candy Velvet Matte Lip Color

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color pinky candy

Wet n Wild Pinky Candy Velvet Matte Lip Color

Wet n Wild plumgenue  Velvet Matte Lip Color

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color plumgenue

Wet n Wild Plumgenue Velvet Matte Lip Color

Wet n Wild trenscendence Velvet Matte Lip Color

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color trenscendence

Wet n Wild Trenscendence Velvet Matte Lip Color

So Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color provide light, pretty color to lips but the fault packaging makes them a big waste of time. I can see them being major disappointing if you expected something velvety and pigmented however, if you go into the purchase expecting lightly matte natural color you might not be disappointed. But the main problem still remains, the awful packaging!

Sad sigh!

What a shame!

Wet n Wild Velvet Matte Lip Color are available now at drugstores.

I purchased this item.

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Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Heidi

    I love the colors — they look really pretty on you — but I’ve read all over the place that just about all of them break in the tube early on, just like you experienced. I’m still a tiny bit tempted — the thrill of the new, I guess — but I’ll wait for a sale. I almost wonder, with all the bad feedback these guys are getting, if they’ll soon end up in the clearance bin?

    • Isabella Muse

      i purchased five, all five broke, even on sale it might not be worth the hassle 🙁 I really like the formula actually, some apply a little patchy but I like the lighter matte finish but the breakage=sucks!

      • Heidi

        I broke down and bought Plumgenue. God, what a pretty color. The bullet broke right away, though, too. I notice you don’t get much product in this either. With that break happening and that price, it’s not a good combination. Wet n Wild has improved a lot over the years, but this isn’t one of their best.

        • Isabella Muse

          i liked that shade too, well, actually I liked them all haha! but the breakage sucked majorly!

  • barbara

    I purchased 7 and all but 2 were broken. I returned all of them but the 2. lets hope they don’t decide to break too. I liked the formula not great, but okay for 3 bucks.

    • Isabella Muse

      at least you got 2! I didn’t get any lol! all five broke for me damn!

  • Fancie

    I just picked up a handful of these and now I’m nervous to try them lol. I don’t want to fall in love with them and then they break

  • barbara

    you actually wouldn’t know they are broken unless you either tip it upside down or turn it all the way up and the lipstick will fall out. LOL I didn’t know some of mine were broken until I did that to one of them.

  • Andrew

    I reviewed a few of these lately and actually really liked them, but I didn’t have the whole snapping off at the base issue. Maybe I just got a lucky bunch! I love that some of the colors perfectly dupe shades from NARS!

    • Isabella Muse

      you’re lucky! Glad to hear it. I didn’t think they were as pigmented as NARS unfortunately 🙁 texture is thinner too!

  • Ayman

    WOW Great Swatches. Really beautiful.I must say Muse none of the shades looks bad on you. You look pretty in all of the shades. I don’t think they have arrived yet in Canada. I haven’t seen them.

  • Ali

    I’ll be staying away from these then… I really don’t like the whole chubby pencil thing anyways.

  • Krista

    Oh man…I also reviewed these on my blog and a of mine broke too!! I bought 6 of them. I just hated them altogether to be honest. I didn’t like the lack of pigmentation. it looked like I had worn my lipstick all day and it was coming off. Yikes. These are probably the worst drugstore product I’ve ever tried!!

  • Katie N

    I bought a couple of these, too, and loved the finish and feel on my lips. But like everyone else, they broke after about 2 minutes. I just don’t understand how they decided to release these without fixing the packaging woes! There’s not doubt that Wet N Wild had to be aware of the issue during product development! It makes me mad! 😠

    • Isabella Muse

      I liked them too! they were just really pretty and natural on lips. damn shame they all broke!