I picked up the new Wet n Wild Blush Brush launched with the Flights of Fancy Summer 2018 Collection. The Blush Brush is from the Pro Brush Line Collection but it comes in a limited edition box that features the tropical jungle print from the Summer 2018 Collection.
I was surprised and delighted that the Wet n Wild Flights of Fancy Collection arrived so quickly in stores. My local Walgreens had the collection in stores on Monday which shocked me. Lately, many, many drugstore brands have stopped launching their collections early at brick and mortar stores. Milani, Wet n Wild, Maybelline, and now even L’Oreal have started to launch online more and more. I do see understand the mentality behind smaller brands like Milani and Wet n Wild launching first online as they are bypassing any extra cost by launching in stores not to mention they have more control over their PR and create more of a buzz across their social media outlets as well as garner more followers by launching online first. Plus they are literally forcing people to shop from their site first which likely results in more money in pocket versus selling at drugstores.
But thankfully the Wet n Wild Flights of Fancy Collection coincided with the online launch.
And that’s the story of how I got my Wet n Wild Pro Brush Line Blush Brush 🙂
Wet n Wild Pro Brush Line Blush Brush is a $7.99 brush that pretty much takes on Real Techniques Bold Metals Brush Collection as the design is very similiar. The metallic purple handle is quite lovely with a lightweight feel that doesn’t feel flimsy nor cheap. The brush is Made in China but cruelty-free and vegan and not made from animal hair.
The bristles are quite soft and remain soft through the washing I gave the brush after removing it from the box. I didn’t experience any shedding or splitting.
I like the head of this brush. It has a smaller dome shape which allows me to easily tap color onto my cheeks. I prefer a brush like this for blush application versus a fluffier, fuller brush as I feel like I have a bit more control over color application. The tapping method works great but if I’m blending in the color across my cheeks I found that it applied a bit patchy. It just failed to diffuse the color well and blend it out. I also felt like it would pick up color towards the upper part of the brush but wouldn’t full load up with color and I think this is sort of where I’m getting the patchiness from. It also seemed to pick up A LOT of color. I really had to be gentle when tapping it into my blush otherwise I’d have a ton of blush on the brush from a single tap.
Wet n Wild Pro Brush Line Blush Brush is not without faults sadly. The price is quite nice and the brush well made but I think it’ll be something I won’t reach for often to apply my blush. It might make a better powder brush as it fits down the sides of my nose nicely or even a highlighter brush but as a blush one it does fail a bit.
Do you need it?
Probably not if you already own a great blush brush that you love. And if you’re shopping a new one? Well, I probably would suggest this one.
Wet n Wild Pro Brush Line Blush Brush is available now at drugstores and should be launching soon at Ulta.com.