I've been looking for a pink-based red color as they tend to look better on my neutral skin. I bought it as a dupe for Dior's Montmartre but this is a little more red (Montmartre is a lighter red and definitely pink-based, good for everyday wear). This lipstick is smooth and doesn't feel drying at all, great for the price!
this is the only wet n' wild product that let me down :-(. the thing i only like about it is its price and pigmentation.... this lippy is very drying and it doesn't glide on smoothly ..it's a chore to apply it. the packaging is poorly made and the lipstick wobbles as i apply it ....this will be banned in my makeup kit forever :-/
I love the shade and it does work with my skin tone but the warmth of it seems to make my teeth appear very yellow. I still love the color though so ill continue to use it up but no repurchase.
I bought this shade after extreme frustration looking in all the drug stores in town for stoplight red. The color itself is pretty, though it takes some time and several coats to get it to be red instead of pink, and after you've finally arrived at red, it will no doubt transfer onto something slightly and be neon pink. However, though it seems to rub off on everything, it also stains like crazy! The only reason I wouldn't repurchase this stuff (I actually really do like the red shade if you can get it) is that after merciless scrubbing, your lips will still be pink. It's crazy. As a person who changes lipstick shades as often as undies, it's very frustrating to have to work this hard to get one shade off so that the next isn't perpetually slightly pink. This is the only Megalast shade I've been disappointed with; I've never had the same trouble with any others.
This is pretty good for a cheap lipstick. It's pretty drying, so I always use lip balm with it (beneath and on top the lipstick). It's a nice, opaque color and you don't need to build it up too much to get the bright red. I reapply it often, and it totally will not last through eating anything hefty, but that's fine. Lipstick is not meant to be plastered to your lips. Wet N Wild's 99 cent lip liner in red matched it perfectly, and I use them together. I'm sure there are nicer formulas out there for lipsticks, but for the price this is great. If you like to wear lipstick often, then sometimes cheaper products are easier on the budget.
Wow Wet N Wild actually mastered the Mac lip formula and lip shade for a thousand times better pricing deal. Downfall is of course it smells nothing like the chocolatey goodness Mac lipstick smell. And that is what makse Mac lipstick still special.
I was looking for the shade in stoplight red but saw this and decided to try it. I think it is a bit too warm for my skin tone and didn't flatter me at all. It definitely is a bright cherry red. It goes on matte and has decent staying power. I don't feel the need to use a lip liner with this as I think it looks good without it. I detect no obnoxious smell and it can also be used as a stain. On my pigmented lips it was a bit garish. I need either a true red or something with brown undertones in order to pull it off. Good color, just not for me.
This isn't just me being cheap, because I've experimented with every price range from ELF to Dior, and there really is something about the Megalast line. They're PACKED with pigment and the fashion-conscious colour range never ceases to amaze me.
As to a downside, they are very heavy and dense, so they do dry out while they're sitting on your mouth, but you can expect that with pretty much any matte or long-lasting formula. I'd suggest doing some prepwork with a creamy balm before you even start your makeup: blot off the excess when you get around to painting your lips, then dab a waxy (not glossy) balm over the top after applying, which will make it a little more comfortable without creating too much texture interference.
A lip brush wouldn't be a bad idea, either, considering the weird flat-top shape of the bullet.
What makes this particular red--out of itself, Cherry Picking (pinky blue-based), Purty Persimmon (orangey) and Stoplight Red (dark true red)--such a killer is...maybe the fact that I ignored it for so long. Usually I'm drawn to bloodier, bluer reds, whereas this is more of a straight-up primary deal, but it was another case of showing up at the store with a fresh pair of eyes and going, "Hmmmm..." For the most part I like my reds to jump off my face, and this one is on it, every time. (Based on that endorsement, if you prefer something more low-key, a whisper over a shout, then move on, because this probably isn't the red you're looking for.)
In my hunt for the perfect red lipstick I have passed this up time and time again and now that I finally bought it I wonder what the hell I was thinking by not getting it before. I think compared to some other truer reds (like "stoplight red" or NYC "retro red") under the drugstore lighting it looked to pink- I was wrong. Its red and bright and cheerful. Many say its a cherry red and I would agree. Its a blue based red but it has a bit of warmth to it thats hard to describe and even though it is a cool toned color I can see how certain skin tones may think its orangey, due to the warmth it gives off, although I cannot detect any orange tones in it. It brightens my face up and makes my lips look plump. I put it on straight from the tube and clean it up with a brush, no liner needed and long lasting. Its not a perfect red for me but its nice.
It's not that the product is in anyway offensive- i guess i just don't like it much on my lips. It's more an orangey red, but less orangey than Mac's So chaud for example.
I don't like the way it applies on my lips- having worn it twice, i managed to get it outside my lips, on my teeth- everywhere! The texture is good as typical of Wet n Wild lipsticks. It matches a red jumper of mine, so will probably just wear it to match that time to time. Not a favourite of mine...maybe it will be in the Summer?