I recently bumped into a huge new display from Wet n Wild at the drugstore and noticed that they are now offering contouring and highlighting palettes! I also picked up their new PhotoFocus Makeup Setting Spray and two new blush shades. I am excited to see more drugstore brands pick up on the contouring and highlighting products. For those of you who are on a budget or simply don’t want to spend a ton of money to make your face look sculpted and glowing, these are some great new options for you.
Wet n Wild Contouring Palette in “Caramel Toffee” contains two shades: one to set liquid products with and highlight, and one to contour your face with. There was another contouring duo available, but it was made for lighter skin tones, so I went with “Caramel Toffee.” This would work well on medium to dark skin tones. The left side of the palette has a banana powder which works great under the eyes for setting concealer and around your nose area. The contour shade is very pigmented and you only need a tiny bit to put down a nice shadow on your face.
The powders themselves are just a tiny bit on the powdery side. I didn’t find this to be an issue except that you can end up with some excess powder on your shirt or on your makeup brush. Since the shades are so pigmented, you can easily pick up too much product and overdo it, so I recommend tapping your brush of excess powder first.
Wet n Wild Illuminating Palette in “Catwalk Pink” contains 4 separate shades of high shimmer highlighters. You can use them individually or blended together, which creates a very soft pink glow (shown above). Every shade was really pigmented and when swiping across the 4 shades, I consistently got a gorgeous baby pink glow. Just like the contour duo, I did find this product to be slightly powdery, but it wasn’t unbearable. My favorite way to apply highlighter is with a fan brush.
Above I am wearing the “Caramel Toffee” Contour Palette and the “Catwalk Pink” Illuminating Palette. You can see the gorgeously soft, candlelit glow that the highlighter gives my cheekbones. The contour is just enough to sculpt my face out without looking overwhelming or streaky.
And from a different angle here, you can see the subtle contouring of my cheekbones near the top of my ears. It’s a really soft, subtle effect. Besides being slightly powdery, both of these products are winners in my eyes. If you’re on a budget, these are a good drugstore option for you.
I’d love to see Wet n Wild expand their Contouring Palette and Illuminating Palette line even further to include more skin tones and shades!
I set everything with my Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Makeup Setting Spray. I really don’t have any complaints about the setting spray. It doesn’t clog my pores and cause any breakouts on my face, which is important to me. I definitely feel that it sets my makeup in place after spraying my face a few times.
All of these new Wet n Wild products can be found at drugstores nationwide as of January 2016. Each product I purchased retails for under $4.99USD each, making these a beauty bargain I can get behind. I especially love the price of the setting spray, since most setting sprays are quite expensive and I go through them quickly.
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