Wet n Wild MegaShield Lip Color SPF 15 are a new lip product this spring.
These super moisturizing and slick lip colors come in fourteen shades and contain vitamin E, amino acids, avocado oil and rice bran oil, as well as an SPF of 15. Yahoo!
I was expecting a more sheer wash of color when I first went to swatch these. Something along the lines of the Revlon Lip Butters maybe. But WOW, they are super pigmented! Color like a lipstick, but they feel more comfortable like a lip balm. Very slick and easy to apply. They last a good solid 3-4 hours without me feeling the need to reapply.
They are not without their “issues” though, but more on that later.
Pink Champagne, Lady Popstar, It’s A Girl, Salsa Lessons, Within These Adobe Walls
Pink Champagne is a light frosty pink. I’m not gonna lie, it looks a tad 80’s to me.
Lady Popstar is a bright raspberry pink shade. Again a little frostier than I would like.
It’s A Girl is a bright bubblegum pink. Yep, frosty again.
Salsa Lessons is a bright red/orange shade.
Within These Adobe Walls is a peachy/pink shade.
Pink Slip, That’s Berry Beautiful, Birthday Suit, Peachy Keen, Make Me Blush
Pink Slip is a medium rose pink color. A little frosty again.
That’s Berry Beautiful is a reddish/berry color.
Birthday Suit is a pale nude.
Peachy Keen is a orange/peach color.
Make Me Blush is a medium warm orange shade.
Arrest Me Copper!, Ring Around The Rosy, Bare-ly Legal, A Currant Affair
Arrest Me Copper! is a medium coppery/orange color.
Ring Around The Rosy is a medium/deep rose/orange.
Bare-ly Legal is a medium warm nude.
A Currant Affair is a deep red/berry color.
So let’s get down to the nitty gritty of my main issue with these. The packaging. This might be extremely convoluted, but hopefully you pick up what I’m laying down. 😉
These come in a tube that have a couple different seals on them. One of them is the seal that you peel down the perforated line, and it keeps the lid on them safely. Fine, I get that but also stuck to that is a “New” sticker, which I could do without.
The other is a larger actual sticker that also contains the “drug information” on it. This sticker covers the entire black bottom portion of the tube. Ok, having the drug info can be handy and I think is mandatory.
The problem is the peely seal goes under the other larger sticker with the drug info. So it’s nearly impossible to get that off without also partially peeling off the drug info sticker. However you don’t want to peel that one off, trust me. I did it with a few of them and it left a glue resin all over the lipstick. It doesn’t come off and now cat hair is gloriously stuck all over a few of them.
So long story short, I think they could have thought of a better way of doing this because this way is no good!
More pics below.
Here’s the deal. I was very impressed with the feel and pigmentation of these. Some of the pink colors were way too frosty and dated looking for me though. The packaging drove me nuts, but I am not going to write them off because of it. I just wish they fixed it.
The one thing I really don’t like about drugstore brand makeup is all the stickers and seals they put all over it. I understand they have to keep people from opening them in the store, but then to have the case ruined after you get everything off REALLY bothers me.
Have you seen these in stores yet? Do all the stickers and seals turn you off or do you not care because the price you are paying?