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Wet n Wild Fergie Summer 2014: Mixing Metals Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

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Wet n Wild Fergie has released a few limited edition eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks for Summer 2014, and today I have the Centerstage Collection Photo Focus eyeshadow palette in Mixing Metals.  My previous experiences with the Wet n Wild Fergie eyeshadows have been less than stellar (one, two), but I guess third time is the charm, because this palette is great! Continue reading

Wet n Wild Fergie Take The Day On Mattifying Powder in Pedestal: Review & Swatches

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Wet n Wild Fergie Mattifying Powder

Wet n Wild has released several new items for 2014, both under the Fergie sub-brand and the main brand. Thus far, I’ve reviewed the Fergie Vicious Varnish stains (love!), Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Stains (like), and Wet n Wild 5-pan eyeshadow palettes (dislike).  Today I have a review of the Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Take on the Day Mattifying Powder in Pedestal (the only shade).

Although this is described as a mattifying powder, the extended description makes it clear that in addition to mattifying, it is supposed to have a luminous finish – it seems to be intended as a dupe of the NARS Light Reflecting Pressed Setting Powder. From the Walgreens website product description,

Feel shiny within, not without! Revolutionary light-reflecting powder contains porous silica beads, which absorb oil and minimize shine. Lightweight powder feels weightless on the skin without adding color, and sets with a luminous, soft-focus finish.

In fact, in addition to the description, this powder seems to have a lot in common with the NARS (which I do not own).  Both are fairly hard-textured pressed powders with some sparkle that are intended to mattify with a soft-focus finish. Both go on – or at least are intended to go on – translucent, though I’ve read that others noticed a white cast with the Wet n Wild (I did not). Both powders come with a similar velvety feeling sponge. Continue reading

Wet n Wild Fergie Vicious Varnish High Shine Gloss Stains: Review & Swatches

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WnW Fergie Vicious Varnish Review

I recently found a Walgreens with a fully stocked, updated-for-2014 Wet n Wild display, and I bought several of the new products to test out. Today, I have a review and swatches of the Wet n Wild Fergie Vicious Varnish High Shine lip gloss stains. The stains come in the following ten colors, and I bought five of them, which are in bold. Continue reading

Wet n Wild Fergie BB Cream Review & Swatches

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Wet n Wild Fergie BB Cream

I recently came across a display of the new(ish) Wet n Wild Fergie BB cream at Walmart, and was intrigued enough to pick on up to try, although I hadn’t seen any reviews. That was a mistake – I think this picture says it all.

Fergie BB Cream before after swatches

No makeup // WnW Fergie BB Cream unblended & blended

I deliberately applied the BB cream over a freckle, and you can see that it’s not hidden at all.  I wouldn’t classify this as a BB cream (or foundation) – it’s a barely-tinted primer, or perhaps a barely-tinted sunscreen. The silver lining to the poor pigmentation is that it’s very useable as a sunscreen – I can apply the necessary half-teaspoon to my face without looking like I have makeup caked on – and in fact, without looking like I have makeup on at all.

I can’t find a place to purchase this online, and I believe it has very limited distribution in stores as well; I’ve never seen it at Walgreens, CVS, or Rite Aid. However, that’s not much of a loss – it’s definitely not recommended!

Sunday Swatches: Wet n Wild Fergie Cabo Cruise Nail Polish

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Wet n Wild Fergie Cabo Cruise

During the summer, I posted about the Wet n Wild Fergie Summer collection, which includes many different types of items including several nail polishes (note there’s also another nail polish only Fergie summer collection out).  I purchased one of the nail polishes, Cabo Cruise, and it is GORGEOUS.

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Look at that shimmer!

Wet n Wild Fergie Cabo Cruise Swatch

Photographed in full sun

SO BLUE!!

I saw this around all summer but haven’t seen it lately  . . . sorry about that :/ (I found this post in my drafts folder a little while ago – I wish I had published it this summer when the polish was still available!)

Reviews Revisited: Volume III

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It’s time for Volume II of Reviews Revisited, and I’m going to talk about some of the products I wrote positive reviews about and now – after using them for a while – still adore.  Everything in this post is highly recommended.

missha perfect cover bb cream

First up, Missha Perfect Cover BB Cream, first reviewed here. I’ve almost finished the pictured mini size tubes, and probably would have finished them had I not purchased & started using the full size ones. I’m saving the minis for travel, because they’re so small / lightweight and a perfect everyday base.  I love Missha Perfect Cover for everyday use, because it manages to look very natural, but still cover the redness in my skin quite well.
I wear it all year long, but I’ve been especially loving it this winter when my skin is drier. I tend to wear sunscreen under it these days, but I still appreciate that it contains an all-physical SPF 42 PA+++ since a little extra protection doesn’t hurt (and physical sunscreen can be layered with other physical or chemical sunscreens).  At around $12 – $15 for 1.7oz, it’s also one of the least expensive bases I own.

wnw fergie perfect pout lipsticks

Fergie Daily // Bebot Love // Old School Glam // Saraghina // Fuchsianista // Ferguson Crest Cabernet // Pagan Angel

Next, the Wet n Wild Fergie Perfect Pout lipsticks. A detailed review of one shade is here, and I have swatches of the seven shades pictured above here. I really like the formula of these, and I’m suprised that more people don’t write about them.  I find that the Perfect Pout lipsticks aren’t drying (though not moisturizing either) and are very long lasting – several hours, plus a lingering, evenly-fading stain.  The colors are also fantastic. My favorite, Ferguson Crest Cabernet is pretty much identical to MAC Rebel – which is popular for a reason! – and Bebot Love is a lovely nude.

Guerlain Chamade

And finally, let’s go way back into the archives to revisit Guerlain Chamade Rouge Automatic lipstick. As I said in the post, I love the color, the finish, and the formula – the only thing that’s not great is the price!

p.s. I’m leaving town tonight (for my honeymoon!) and will be back on January 7th.  I’ve scheduled several posts, but I may be very slow to approve/ respond to comments, as I expect to have only sporadic internet access.