Wet n’ Wild Fall 2014 LE Lipstick Dupes

WNW Fall 2014 LE Lipsticks
WNW Fall 2014 LE Lipsticks

Did you miss out on the Wet n’ Wild Fall 2014 Limited Edition lipsticks? Before you go to Amazon or Ebay and pay an astronomical amount of money for a $2 lipstick, check your stash!

I managed to get my hands on all four (Sweet Cream 34422, Sunset Siren 34423, Bordeaux Boulevard 34424, and Urban Night 34425) of the limited edition lipsticks.  After getting them home I soon realized that I had very similar colors already in my Wet n’ Wild lipstick collection.

I found Cinnamon Spice 917B, Bare It All 902C, Red Velvet 910D, and Ravin’ Raisin 916D to be very close, and in some cases identical,  to the Fall 2014 shades.  When swatched on my hand you can see differences in a couple of the lipsticks, but when worn there is barely or no difference in the shades at all.  Save yourself some money by purchasing these comparable shades from the permanent line!

 

Fall 2014 LE Lipsticks and Dupes
L-R Top: Cinnamon Spice, Bare It All, Red Velvet and Ravin’ Raisin Bottom: Urban Night, Sweet Cream, Sunset Siren and Bordeaux Boulevard

Fall 2014 LE Lipsticks and Dupes

(Swatches with flash) L-R Top: Cinnamon Spice, Bare It All, Red Velvet and Ravin' Raisin Bottom: Urban Night, Sweet Cream, Sunset Siren and Bordeaux Boulevard
(Swatches with flash) L-R Top: Cinnamon Spice, Bare It All, Red Velvet and Ravin’ Raisin Bottom: Urban Night, Sweet Cream, Sunset Siren and Bordeaux Boulevard
(Swatches without flash) L-R Top: Cinnamon Spice, Bare It All, Red Velvet and Ravin' Raisin Bottom: Urban Night, Sweet Cream, Sunset Siren and Bordeaux Boulevard
(Swatches without flash) L-R Top: Cinnamon Spice, Bare It All, Red Velvet and Ravin’ Raisin Bottom: Urban Night, Sweet Cream, Sunset Siren and Bordeaux Boulevard

All swatches were done on bare skin.  Let me know if you would like to see the lipsticks swatched on my lips!

Wet n’ Wild Fall 2014 LE Lipstick Dupes

Splurge Saturday: Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette and Stealth
Makeup Geek Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette and Stealth Eyeshadow

Hello Beauties,

I know I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus, but I am back with a new design and a new format! As the title states, today is Splurge Saturday!  I know this blog is mainly about drugstore brand items and not breaking the bank supporting your makeup habit, but I think everyone deserves to splurge every now and then.  Today’s Splurge Saturday is featuring Makeup Geek eye shadows that I’ve recently purchased.

I had Makeup Geek eye shadows on my wishlist for about a year. I watched several beauty vloggers use them and rave about how awesomeness of this product.  Well now that I have them in my possession, I must agree!

It was very difficult trying to decide which shadows to pick.  Luckily for me, I was able to purchase the Makeup Geek Ultimate Palette which contained 27 shadows plus a beautiful custom Makeup Geek Large Z Palette.

Makeup Geek Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette
Makeup Geek Ultimate Eyeshadow Palette
Custom Makeup Geek Z-palette
Custom Makeup Geek Z-palette
Row 1: Cupcake, Country Girl, Simply Marlena, Bitten, Cocoa Bear, Bada Bing, Cosmopolitan Row 2: Shimma Shimma, Beaches and Cream, Glamorous, Mango Tango, Chickadee, Gold Digger Row 3: Moondust, Mermaid, Poolside, Peacock, Envy, Appletini, Pixie Dust Row 4: Homecoming, Prom Night, Unexpected, Sensuous,Drama Queen, Graphite, Corrupt
Row 1: Cupcake, Country Girl, Simply Marlena, Bitten, Cocoa Bear, Bada Bing, Cosmopolitan  Row 2: Shimma Shimma, Beaches and Cream, Glamorous, Mango Tango, Chickadee, Gold Digger  Row 3: Moondust, Mermaid, Poolside, Peacock, Envy, Appletini, Pixie Dust  Row 4: Homecoming, Prom Night, Unexpected, Sensuous,Drama Queen, Graphite, Corrupt

I also purchased a single eyeshadow named Stealth.  It is a matte gray shadow that I had to have because I had nothing like it in my collection.  All of the eye shadows came individually packaged  so I was able to arrange them however I wanted in the Z Palette.

MUG Front
Stealth

MUG BackThis palette was a steal at $159.99! If purchased separately, I would have paid over $160 for the eye shadows alone. Makeup Geek is at a price point that is slightly above what you will find in the drugstore, but well below higher end brands such as MAC.  The eye shadows are a good price, $5.99 each, without sacrificing quality.

I tried the eye shadows out for the first time on Thanksgiving.  I first applied my makeup around noon and I did not remove it until after midnight.  My makeup looked the same, if not better, in the evening when I returned home.

Stealth on Lid, Cocoa Bear used as transition color, Corrupt on outer corner into crease, Beaches and Cream on browbone, and graphite in tear duct
Thanksgiving Day. Shadows used: Stealth (Lid), Cocoa Bear (transition color), Corrupt (outer corner & crease), Beaches and Cream (browbone), and Graphite ( tear duct)
MUG look night
Thanksgiving Night
L: taken around noon, R: taken around midnight
Comparison Thanksgiving Day (Left) to Thanksgiving Night (Right)

Overall I have to say that Makeup Geek has a new fan! I already have other items (the new foiled shadows) on my wishlist, hopefully you will see them on a future Splurge Saturday soon!

Splurge Saturday: Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

Review: Wet n’ Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette Carnival in Rio

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One of the final pieces from the Fergie Centerstage Collection that I will be reviewing is one of the to reflect shimmer palettes. The palette I purchased is Carnaval in Rio. I really love this as a subtle golden highlight.

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Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette: Carnaval in Rio

In the pan, Carnaval in Rio is a peach color with gold veining. I found it to leave a beautiful gold sheen on my face that is truly noticeable when the light hits it so that I shimmer and not shine! Because of its subtleness, I found the swatch difficult to photograph, but my efforts are below.

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Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette: Carnaval in Rio Swatch
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Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette: Carnaval in Rio Swatch
Review: Wet n’ Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection To Reflect Shimmer Palette Carnival in Rio

Review: Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Lipsticks

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Today I will be reviewing six of the ten lipsticks from the Fergie Centerstage Collection. The six lipsticks that I picked up are: Bebot Love, tan neutral; V.I.Pink, bubble gum pink; Penthouse Sweet, blue toned hot pink; Old School Glam, orangey red; Fuchsianista, dark purple pink with a slight blue shimmer; and Ferguson Crest Cabernet, deep pinkish purple.

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I really like the formula of these lipsticks. They are not drying or too glossy. The deeper colors (Old School Glam, Fuchsianista, and Ferguson Crest Cabernet) can stain your skin a little, which I actually prefer in a lipstick because I have longer lasting lip color that way.

L to R (with flash): Ferguson Crest Cabernet, Bebot Love, V.I.Pink, Penthouse Sweet, Old School Glam, and Fuchsianista
L to R (with flash): Ferguson Crest Cabernet, Bebot Love, V.I.Pink, Penthouse Sweet, Old School Glam, and Fuchsianista

L to R (without flash): Ferguson Crest Cabernet, Bebot Love, V.I.Pink, Penthouse Sweet, Old School Glam, and Fuchsianista
L to R (without flash): Ferguson Crest Cabernet, Bebot Love, V.I.Pink, Penthouse Sweet, Old School Glam, and Fuchsianista
Review: Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Lipsticks

Review: Fergie Centerstage Collection Photo Op Eyeshadow Desert Festival

desert festival

Hello Beauties! Today I have a review of the Desert Festival palette from the Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection.  This palette contains five eyeshadows.  In the upper left corner, there is a sparkly beige; in the upper right corner, a bright red orange; the bottom right corner,  a dark brown with golden glitter; in the bottom left corner,  a light orange with golden glitter; and in the center,  a chocolate brown.

Desert Festival

I was very pleased with the colors in this palette.  The color pay off was very good with each shade.  I was surprised to find that the glitter in the eyeshadow in this palette actually transferred to the eye, unlike the Dutchess Lounge palette.  Overall, I think this palette is wonderful for a neutral look or a bright fun look.

Desert Festival Swatch (no base)
Desert Festival Swatch (no base)
Review: Fergie Centerstage Collection Photo Op Eyeshadow Desert Festival

Review: Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Photo Op Dutchess Lounge Eyeshadow

Wet n Wild Fergie Photo Op Eyeshadow

Hello Beauties! Today I am reviewing one of the eyeshadow palettes from Wet n Wild’s Fergie Centerstage Collection. I picked up two eyeshadow palettes, three lipsticks, the eyeshadow primer, and one of the shimmer palettes. I usually review products of the same collection all together, but I wanted to give each item the attention that it deserves.

Each Fergie Centerstage Eyeshadow palette contains five colors. The Dutchess Lounge palette contains a matte purple, a silver, a black with purple glitter, a black with silver glitter, and a deep brownish purple color with multi colored glitter.

Dutchess Lounge

Dutchess Lounge Swatch (No Base)
Dutchess Lounge Swatch (No Base)

Over all, this palette was disappointing. It is definitely not of the same quality that I have come to know and expect from Wet n Wild products. I had to layer the purple on in order for it to show. When using the glittery shadows, I ended up with very little glitter on my eyelid and tons of glitter on my face. The most disappointing color of the palette was the completely sheer silver. Ultimately, I suggest that you leave this palette at the store!

Despite its dismal performance, I managed to put together a look using the purple and black with purple glitter and a few other products from the collection.

Fergie Centerstage Collection Look 1

Review: Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Photo Op Dutchess Lounge Eyeshadow