I’ve previously swatched Wet n Wild’s new Megalast liquid lip color for you; after testing three of the shades a couple times, I’m ready to share more thoughts and do a full review. First off, let me note that these are very pigmented true liquid lipsticks – they may be packaged like a lip gloss, but they are definitely not a gloss at all!
First – packaging. The Megalast liquid lipsticks are packaged in clear tubes with a doe foot applicator. The tubes themselves are fine, but the applicator pulls out far too much product. I had a hard time working with the liquid lipstick at first, and part of the problem was that I was applying a too-thick layer. A better designed tube would pull out less product and encourage a thinner application of the liquid lipstick. Here’s a look at the applicator:
Next, color. I initially purchased two shades – both reds, and even though I didn’t like the texture, I wanted to like this product so much that I went back and bought a third shade! First, the reds: Cherry On Top is a darker red with shimmer, and Red My Mind is a brighter, shimmer-free red. The first swatches are freshly applied, which is why they appear glossy – this product is actually very matte once it has dried down. The second swatch (which is Red My Mind) has dried down, so you can see the matte finish.
And, here’s a close-up of the tube of Cherry On Top where the shimmer is (slightly) more visible:
And now, here is the third shade I purchased, High Pitched Wine – along with the reds. These swatches are starting to dry down.
Before we get to the lip swatches, let me attempt to describe the texture of these. You must apply very thin layers – if you apply a thicker layer, it takes too long to dry, and is very sticky until it dries, will transfer from one lip to another lip, and become very patchy. This is not wearable at all – it’s uncomfortable and unattractive. If you apply a thin layer and avoid pressing your lips together until it dries, these are wearable. You can wear them as one thin layer, or if you’re patient, you can do a second thin layer. Once these are dry, they barely transfer at all, and seem to be quite long wearing. However, I found them very uncomfortable to wear – they just felt very odd on my lips – and each time I tried them out, I removed them after 1-2 hours.
As you can see, these dry very matte – especially Red My Mind and High Pitched Wine. Cherry On Top feels the same on the lips, but the shimmer adds dimension so it looks less flat.
Note that these are very waterproof and very smudge-proof, but not oil-proof; it’s not too difficult to remove them with an oil based remover. So, I’d guess that these would break down during an oily meal.
As you can probably tell, I really had trouble with these. I wanted to love them! I am generally a fan of liquid lipsticks, matte lipsticks, and long wearing lip color, but the texture of these just didn’t work for me. For $3.49 each, I’m glad I tried them. If you like this type of product, I’d give them a try – maybe they’ll work better for you than for me. Make sure to apply very thin layers and let each layer dry fully if you do try them out, and please let me know how they work out for you!