Lilac to Reality and The Sweetest Bling are two new, limited edition Wet n Wild Queen of my Heart Megaglo Highlighter Powder Palettes that are launching now at drugstores for Spring 2017. I got suckered into these because I adored the cute heart design that reminded me of MAC Quite Cute Blush that launched a few years ago.
I’m not a huge highlighter girl by any means and like many of you I’m tried of the endless highlighters. I’m also not one that embraces unusual shades of highlighter like lilacs and purples or even greens. But here I am with two brand new highlighters in my possession beause I’m weak. I’m so very weak 🙂
Wet n Wild Queen of my Heart Megaglo Highlighter ($4.99) come housed in white plastic compacts that hold 0.19 oz of powder each. These are made in China for anyone concerned with such issues. Each palette is made up of a dominate shade of color with a tiny heart embedded in the center that’s a shade lighter. I don’t know if anyone would actually go out of their way to use the colors individually as you’d need a hell of a small brush to get at that heart shade. I just swirled my brush in both shade and dusted on.
Neither shade is very flattered for my skin tone because although I’m lighter I still have warmer undertones. I consider my skin a medium fair and these are both cooler shades that will likely look best on fairer skin with cooler undertones. They make me look like an ice princess when I apply them in all honesty. It’s just a little tool frosty and cool for me. The most wearable of the two shades would be The Sweetest Bling which is what I’m wearing in my photos below.
The texture of the highlighter is soft and velvety but also every so slightly crumbly which makes it a little difficult to blend out. I have drier skin but I’m beyond proud of the fact that I prep so well you’d never know that. I’m mentioning this because even with proper prepping these cling horribly. I consider the texture of my skin fairly smooth but after application this formula just sits unnaturally on top of my skin. Blending helps considerably but I fear you have to build more during the blending process because the formula is one that dusts away as you blend which means you have to apply more and build layer after layer to get the most glow. They swatch incredibly but I’m somehow missing a beat during the application as I can’t get that sort of color pay off anywhere else but on my arm. A little setting mist helps refine the finish and create a smoothest that isn’t there during the initial application. I don’t feel like I get a glow or a luminosity in the finish but more of a “I dusted shimmer on my face” look. As you can see below in my photos.
Overall, Wet n Wild Queen of my Heart Megaglo Highlighter Powder is a highlighter that you’ll say to yourself, “You get what you pay for!” They aren’t terrible but they aren’t great either or at least not as great as the Internet would have you believe. I’m hearing major raves across the board about these but personally, I thought they were a bit of a miss.
Wet n Wild Queen of my Heart Megaglo Highlighter Powder is launching now at drugstores.
Have you tried them?
Do share your thoughts!