um i think someone flagged my review? it got taken down. SORRY I USED THE F WORD I GUESS. DANG. I wanted to update anyway so I'll repost my previous review and add an edit in at the bottom.
I just got this in the mail yesterday and I am in. LOVE. if you have green/hazel eyes and fair skin and light brown hair, you need this lipstick. it is the most flattering gosh dang lipstick for my coloring, it's like it was made for me. real. fudging. talk. why the fudge didn't anybody get me into berry tones sooner? fudge.
onto application and wear: this stuff wore really well. I haven't got lip liner atm and it didn't feather too bad after 5 hours of wear, and required virtually 0 touch-ups. the color stays on your lips and doesn't move, even after eating and drinking. it's incredible. I never wear lip color but when I do, I normally use NYX's matte lip cremes, which are also really nice and inexpensive, but because they wear so well i was apprehensive about applying and wearing a lipstick for the first time in ages because I was completely out of practice. this stuff is shaped funny and therefore a little tricky to put on, but it's doable, and it dries to a moderately-annoying tacky finish. however, I would put up with this stuff if it were a glossy finish - it's that frickin beautiful. I am soooo about this color. will absolutely repurchase, and the next time I do, I'm gettin two tubes.
pros: spectacular pigmentation (and really unique shade), great longevity, doesn't wear off when eating/drinking
cons: poor application, weird finish, smudges kinda easily (will get on hands if you touch your mouth but becomes less of an issue over time and doesn't do much to affect the color overall)
only add I wanted to make to this was that I just went to my local walgreens to pick up extra tubes and couldn't find any whatsoever in the megalast line, dunno what's up with that. fortunately I brought my tube (purchased on amazon for wayyyy too much) and matched it to a dupe within wet n wild - ferguson crest cabernet from the fergie line. it is the exact same color. only difference is that this one may not actually dry down to a matte finish...I just applied it and it feels a lot less tacky than SPF. either way, if SPF has been discontinued, or you can't wait for it to be restocked, FCC is the exact same color and has the exact same buildability in slightly flashier packaging. ye.
This is a great dupe for mac's rebel. I didn't really like rebel, not sure why but I love sugar plum fairy. Perhaps its because this is a matte finish. I love all of the wet n wild lipsticks in this line and it is a great $2 investment
I have a couple of the other WnW lippys but this one has been blogged, Vlogged and talked about so much I went on the hunt for it. None of my local CVS or Walgreens or Walmarts had these so I had to resolve to go on line with Amazon and pay $4 for mine. Higher yes but still a lot less than most higher priced lippys. While I won't say the formula is terribly dry, it is dry and this one a long with stop light red skip a little on me even with good moisturized and exfoliated lips. The color on me leans more magenta than plum, much redder, but I have a habit of changing lippy colors so I'm not upset by it especially because of the price. The one thing I HATE about this line is the packaging. The lippy does not completely swivel into the tube and the cover is very narrow. You need to be careful or you will nick it and spread all that pigmented color on the cover/tube and eventually your hands. I've had to get a Q-tip to clean the cover more than once when I'm in a hurry, BUT WnW products are inexpensive and they have to take cuts somewhere packaging unfortunately is it. BUT If you are looking for a bolder color and maybe not sure rather than blow $15+ on more expensive brands, try looking at this line and trying them out. For the price if you don't like it you haven't blown money on something that you won't ever wear.
Inexpensive matte plum lipstick that wears all day? YES PLEASE. This is stunning. I am so sorry I waited so long to purchase this. I love the whole line of these but this one color in particular is just a staple for Fall/winter.
No other company making inexpensive lipsticks has done such a color in a great formula.
I was looking for an inexpensive purple lipstick (I love purple) and this fit the bill. Gorgeous plum-fuschia pigment, and very smooth application. The real impressive thing though is how long it lasted. I put it on and then did a full 8 hour work day, including eating. It didn't budge. My only complaint is the lack of a precision point for lining the lips. Makes application a little tricky for the novice.
Gorgeous shade and formula but horrible in the accessibility department! The packaging in terrible since damaging the crayon of the lipstick is inevitable since it doesn't screw all the way down. Also the shape of the lipstick makes it a nightmare to apply since it's a circle and so it smudges in the corner of my lips. Definitely requires attention with a lip brush and some wet q-tips. I never have enough time to spend THAT much time on my lips alone in the mornings so I don't get much use out of this. I'll probably just buy MAC's rebel since it's easier to apply. If you have some extra bucks to splurge with, is recommend you go for rebel too!
I have passed by the WnW megalast line many times at the drugstore after being disappointed with one of their lighter colors about 3 years ago, and never really looked back. But for some reason I decided to give them another go as they are on sale for 40% off at Rite Aid this week. Since this is today's purchase, I will give my initial impression for this product and update later on to complete my review.
I purchased it in Sugar Plum Fairy, which I heard is a dupe for Mac Rebel. I personally have Rebel and I can say that SPF is a very close in comparison, but slightly warmer in tone. However, it takes a very trained eye in order to tell them apart!
Packaging is indeed very flimsy and cheap. The formula is rather dry. But why did I give it such a good rating?????
For a semi-matte lipstick, it's less drying than any of the semi-matte lipsticks I have ever tried! I've worn this lipstick today for over 5 hours now and my sensitive lips haven't started peeling yet which is crazy. This is coming from someone who owns (or has owned) lipsticks from YSL, Bare Minerals, Giorgio Armani, Chanel, MAC, Bite, Too Faced... etc.
My application starts out with Blistex Lip Medex (blue pot). Any lip balm with some slip will work well. Even though SPF is a bit hard in texture, it glides on much easier with the lip balm beneath it! Lasting power is great so far! No fragrance either!
So far, the WnW's formula has nothing up against lipsticks from YSL or MAC. But for $1.19 that I paid for this, it's worth every single penny. Heck, I would even pay much more than that!
That's all I can say for now. I will update this first impressions later to complete this entry as a full review.
This is a lovely evening lipstick :) it's vibrant and the colour stays put for a long time, also the price ($2) can't be beaten, I really like it and would definitely put it on par quality-wise with Mac and Estee Lauder!
Hella cheap price ranging from 1.99 to ~2.50
not exactly matte, more satiny
packaging sucks but i can't complain
Kay, so these things are marketed as matte and some people complain they dry you out. they so do not! They last for about 4 hours but the darker colors do leave a stain so thats good. I find for me, if i want a less shiny application, i pat the lipstick against my lips rather than swiping it and occasionally patting with toilet paper(if it ain't used, it ain't ewww people!). that makes it more matte.
Dupe for mac rebel, its one of my favorite favorite favorite lip colors to wear.