Thursday, July 28, 2016

Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks review, photos, swatches!

Let me set the scene.  You go into your local chemist for a look.  I'm sorry, "for a look".  We all know what those "" mean...  You're not buying anything because you don't need any new makeup.  You are happy with all of the things that you have in your collection.  You are a strong confident woman who is just here to browse.  And maybe swatch some bits on the back of your hand.  But no actual purchasing is happening.  Hmmm.  A bright neon lipstick has caught your eye during swatching-not-buying time.  You take a look at the stand to see how much it is, just for curiosity obviously.  You don't need anoth- wait what?  This lipstick is €1.99?  Cheaper than a coffee?  Cheaper than bus fare into town?  You check your purse to see what change you have.  You have a €2 coin.  Is this not meant to be?  The answer is yes.  Yes it is.  You hover to the checkout and hand over your €2 to the cashier who is wondering how you managed to hover like that.  You swan off with your new lipstick but you are not broke because it was for nothing!

This completely imaginary scenario may or may not have happened one too many times to me.  Especially at the Wet n Wild stands.  I mean look at that photo below.  There we have five lipsticks and a tenner gets you the lot.    So if you've a bit of change in your purse and want to try out something new, then behold the Wet n Wild Silk Finish lipsticks.

They've improved the formula of these babies and have enriched them with vitamins A & E, aloe vera and macadamia nut oil and I feel like formulas like this were made for me.  In the summer, I favour a bit of a glossy, more moisturising lip product and these completely fit the bill.  I was sent these five shades to play with and actually I must find out how many shades are in the collection and report back.  (I'm afraid if I go to a Wet n Wild stand myself, well, we know how it'll end... There'll be a part 2 to this post...)

On first inspection, I had a couple of the shades tipped to be my favourites but after applying them, I completely changed my mind!  Let's take a look shall we?

Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick - A Short Affair
A Short Affair is a nice everyday mid toned pink that's the most sheer out of the five shades I tried out.  It's not a shade I'd generally wear myself, but for an everyday pink shade, it's worth checking out.

Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick - Will You Be With Me?
Will You Be With Me terrified me to my very insides.  When I saw it in the bullet, I thought it was going to be a soft mauvey pink and thought it was going to be my favourite shade, but on me, it was proper Barbie pink.  Totally out of my comfort zone but if you like bright blue toned pinks then this might be the one for you!

Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick - Ready To Swoon
Ready To Swoon is a shimmery orange shade that will go perfectly with a tan or can be worn right through autumn.  It's got shimmer running through it but don't worry, you're not going to look like you're back in the 80s.  The shimmer just gives it a lovely shine.  No robot lips here.

Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick - What's Up, Doc?
What's Up, Doc should really come with a pair of sunglasses attached because this is properly neon and coral and fabulous and amazing and I love it!  Now in saying that, there's not a hope in hell of me wearing it outside of the house as I'm so self conscious, but for filming and photos, you betcha I'll be rocking this shade.  As long as I'm within arm's reach of a mirror to check for any mishaps, I can wear bright shades like this.

Wet n Wild Silk Finish Lipstick - Blind Date
Blind Date is my absolute favourite of the five sent.  I thought it was going to be too dark for me from seeing it in the bullet, but on the lips, it's the most gorgeous plum shade that I would actually wear in real life.  It reminds me of MAC's Rebel and I must compare the two and see if they're alike.  But lads, this is beautiful.  And a point worth noting is that it stains the lips.  Now for wearability, that doesn't matter to me because as the lipstick fades, it's nice to have that stain there which you can top up with more lipstick or lip balm.

Now, these are one of the most comfortable lipsticks I've ever worn.  They glide over the lips, are smooth, silky (good thing that considering the name) and are an absolute pleasure to wear.  Because of the moisturising, almost glossy nature of these, they don't stay put for more than a couple of hours, more if you're not eating or drinking.

Where would you actually be going for €1.99?  Not home on the bus as things like public transport are fierce expensive these days.  But not the Wet n Wild Silk Finish lippies!

Have you tried these yet?  If so, what shades do I need to investigate next?  If not, get searching for your €2 in your purse stat!


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