I’ve previously reviewed Wet n Wild’s Megalast Lip Colors, and they’re still one of my favorite drugstore lipstick formulas. Recently, Wet n Wild released several new colors for Spring 2012 – I believe all of them are now additions to the permanent line – and after poring over swatches, I bought two: 970 Purty Persimmon and 965 Cherry Picking.
As I wrote before, the Megalast Lip Colors have very basic packaging – as you can see, it’s solid black plastic. The caps are clear plastic, which is useful because you can see the color of the lipstick. Since I have several of these, it’s a nice feature. The bullet retracts all the way down, so there’s no fear of hurting the lipstick. I would say that the packaging is utilitarian and well-designed, but not pretty. One new feature is that Wet n Wild has redesigned the bottom label so that in addition to the number of the lipstick, it now features the name of the lipstick as well – this is fantastic, as the names are much easier to remember than the numbers. I appreciate it very much!
The Megalast lip colors are matte, and the older ones I have are on the drier side. However, Purty Persimmon and Cherry Picking are verging on a satin finish, and are definitely more moisturizing than the older ones I have. I’m fairly sure that it’s not just because they’re newer; I think the formula has been tweaked. I didn’t mind the dryer formula, but I like this formula too.
Cherry Picking is a really lovely (and surprisingly wearable!) deep, but bright, pink, while Purty Persimmon is a vivid orange that really didn’t work on me – despite my love of orange lips! I had hoped it would have more red in it; still I’m sure I’ll be able to layer it and make it work. On to the lip swatches!