Wet n Wild’s Silk Finish lipsticks are one of the drugstore’s greatest semi-hidden gems; only 99 cents, and a formula that wouldn’t be out of place in a high end brand. It took me a long time to try them – the packaging looks a bit cheap, and a lot of the colors are frosty – but I am SO GLAD that I finally did.
Today, I have swatches of seven of the shades for you. I’ve previously swatched four of them (three reds and a pink), but I thought it would be most convenient to have all the swatches in one place, so they’re all included in this post.
The packaging is plastic and not very attractive, but quite functional. I love the formula; it’s smooth, creamy, and moisturizing, but not slippery or greasy. The darker colors last for several hours on me, and fade evenly. I don’t notice a scent or taste when I apply, though if I sniff the lipstick up close I do smell that lipstick-y/ plastic-y scent that some lipsticks have.
Mink Brown is VERY brown; perhaps it’s wearable alone if you’re going for a 90s look, or if you have different coloring than I do. But, I don’t see myself wearing it alone. However, it’s a great mixing shade – below I’m wearing Mink Brown blotted, topped with MAC Blankety, then topped with Essence My Favorite Milkshake gloss. I really like how the combination turned out – it’s a very wearable nude, much more so than Mink Brown or Blankety alone.
Black Orchid is my new favorite lipstick. I have been looking for a dark, sort of vampy color like this for fall, and this one is PERFECT. Search over!
Dark Wine is similar to Black Orchid, but a touch lighter and more purple.
Cherry Frost is pulls very pink on me, as do most bright reds. It’s not my favorite.
I like Hot Red – but again, it pulls pink on me (though that’s not very apparent from this picture).
Cinnamon is a gorgeous dark/bright red. It was my favorite of the Wet n Wild Silk Finish lipsticks; but now it’s been bumped to second place by Black Orchid.
Hot Paris Pink is a bright pink. I like this one a lot.
Overall, I love the Wet n Wild Silk Finish lipstick line. Great formula, some great colors, and if the packaging bothers you, you can always depot into a palette. Recommended!