August 10, 2020

Wet n Wild Mega Last High-Shine Lip Color Evoking the Spirit of Pat Mcgrath

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4 stars out of 5

Is Mother upset that Wet n Wild Mega Last High-Shine Lip Color ($2.99) evokes the spirit of her LuxeTrance Lipstick? One does wonder! Notice that little lip accent on the tube? Feels very Pat Mcgrath doesn’t it? I thought so!

Wet n Wild Mega Last High-Shine Lip Color is a fairly new lipstick that launched a few months ago along with Mega Last Matte Lip Color (with the black packaging this looks even more Pat Mcgrath) in 14 shades each. I was intrigued by the High-Shine formula as you know me I’m all about shiny lipsticks and feel like the world needs more of ’em! And at $2.99 each these were an tempting little pick up.

Here’s my review and thoughts!

Wet n Wild Mega Last High-Shine Lip Color is fantastic. The price, the formula, the shine, and color all get big raves from me but the packaging blows. But let’s get into the good before we deal with the bad.

I picked up a single shade in this formula just to try out and if it wasn’t for the packaging I’d probably grab more. The shade I got was Jam with Me which is a deep reddish brown perfect for Fall looks. I love this formula! It’s light, every so slightly balmy, thin, and it glides on perfectly with a nice, smooth finish that’s super shiny and incredibly pigmented. It’s also fragrance and flavor-free. I loved how easily it applied and how it felt lightly moisturizing on my dry lips. The shine factor was definitely a nice perk as sometimes these shiny lipsticks promise shiny but deliver very little. Wet n Wild Mega Last High-Shine Lip Color had a very nice shiny finish! The color wears for around four hours without feathering or migrating on my lips.

Wet n Wild Mega Last High-Shine Lip Color Swatches (Jam With Me)

Sadly, the packaging is a big nope. Visually it’s very cute! It’s a white barrel that has a lip shape clasp on the front. It’s plastic and very lightweight and flimsy but still cute. It obviously comes across as a Pat Mcgrath-like packaging which you either think is a flattering copy or an awful copycat. I didn’t mind the copycat nature of it and thought it was a cute packaging.

However, I did dislike the factor that it is faulty packaging. The lipstick doesn’t completely swivel down which droves me bonkers as you can easily take a chunk off when replacing the cap. Secondly, be careful how much pressure you using during application. My first application I completely ruined it as I applied but it ended up tilting to the side and breaking at the base. I had to push it down a little and pop it into the freezer to reset it which didn’t quite work out as it’s still all messy and deformed. Not sure if this was an isolated issue but if all the shades are like this thanks but I’ll skip!

The packaging is fault but the lipstick formula wins here! Wet n Wild Mega Last High-Shine Lip Color comes in with great pigment, a comfortable wear, moisture, and plenty of shine! Too bad about the packaging because this is a great little budget pick. Even with the faulty packaging I still gave it a very generous 4 out of 5 stars.

Tried it?

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Wet n Wild Mega Last High-Shine Lip Color is 0.11 oz and will set you back $1.99-$2.99 depending where you purchase it. It’s available in 14 shades selections and has a pigmented formula that feels light, thin, and slightly balmy with no fragrance or flavor and a shiny finish. I thought the formula wore very comfortably for me for at least four hours without fading, feathering, or migrating.

Pros

Super affordable.
Pigmented.
Moisturizing.
Shiny.

Cons

Faulty packaging.

Who

Wet n Wild Mega Last High-Shine Lip Color is a fantastic pick for shiny lipstick lovers if you can get past the faulty packaging!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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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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  • kjh

    Non-swivel down is a huge deal breaker. Some of these shiny girls have a real low melting point and go limp to worse in summer, regardless of your A/C. In the past, if a formula tended in that direction, I kept them in the fridge.

    • Isabella Muse

      Def a good idea. I put some of my softer lipsticks in my skincare fridge!

  • Emily Ortiz

    I love this formula and picked up four different shades but honestly I had the same gripes about the packaging.

    I really wish it would swivel down all the way and the formula is pretty soft and has a tendency to tilt and mush if you’re not careful,definitely not travel or purse/car friendly.

    • Isabella Muse

      Glad I’m not alone 🙁 loved the formula, hated the packaging!

  • Tracy

    I bought 2 of these back in late February (I guess that must be when they first came out) and I haven’t had any issues with the packaging – maybe you just got a bad one? I loved the formula and colors but now between quarantine and masks I have no place to wear it which is sad because it really is a wonderful lipstick.

    • Isabella Muse

      I’m gonna buy another one and see how it goes! Maybe it was too hot and the lipstick was melty? I know tell me about it. masks have cut short lipglosses and lipsticks for us all!

  • Lisa Marie

    Oh wow I’ve been tempted by these myself! The packaging looks like a serious problem but with that formula and price, I think I’m going to chance it.

  • Donna Jensen

    The fact that they have a shade called “Never Nude” as (hopefully) a nod to Arrested Development is enough to sell me.

  • Susan

    Since you like the WnW lipstick so much is it worth it to get the colors you like and put them in a palette?

  • Jaimie

    I just purchased this in the shade “clothes off”. While the formula is great, my lipstick was already faulty before I even used it. It was sideways in the container and I could tell if I pressed even a little bit hard I could easily push it right over. I’m glad I read your review first before trying it so I knew I needed to be extra gentle. The formula is awesome though but yes they dropped the ball on the packaging! I also bought this in the Matte line shade “skinny-dipping”. Not sure if the packaging on that one will be faulty or not, but I’m thinking they’re all going to be like this.

  • Miska

    Oh boy, lip products are my weakness. Anything besides matte. I really want to look in to these now. I’m torn though since I’m always in a mask, lipstick will end up making me look like the Joker hehehe. Still at just under three bucks a pop, these bad boys are seriously tempting me. Isabella, Jam with Me looks gorgeous on you! I may be breaking my no buy rule on makeup again. Off subject, have you heard anything on the ELF $3 Hot Jalapeno Palette??? Four shades, three green and one gold that have my interest. Anybody have any thoughts on their eyeshadows and how they preform? I’m a sucker for green eyeshadows.

    • Isabella Muse

      LOL the damn mask really makes it hard to wear lipstick ;-D I have that one! It’s actually quite lovely! I am too because green goes great with my brown eyes ;-D It’s def worth a pick up!