Spring 2012: Wet n Wild Matte Lipsticks, “Don’t Blink Pink,” “Pinkerbell,” and “24 Carrot Gold,” Photographs & Swatches

 

I recently picked up three of the new Wet n Wild Matte Lipsticks at the drugstore because I was loving the color selection. While I am a huge fan of the matte lip look, I usually shy away from matte lipsticks because they can be really drying and sometimes flake or feather on your lips. I picked up three shades, all bright, in-your-face spring colors, and I put them to the test. If you’d like to see more photographs and swatches,

 

 

 

Don’t Blink Pink is a bright, hot fuchsia pink. I really love this color because it looks good on a variety of skin tones and hair colors. This one really makes my blue-green eyes pop because of how intense the color is. This lipstick was incredibly rich in pigment and only one swipe gave me really great coverage.

 

Don't Blink Pink

 

Pinkerbell is a bright but pastel pink. Think Nicki Minaj pink. While I absolutely adore this color of lipstick, I really think I need to let go and realize that these very milky pinks, especially when matte, can go very wrong on the lips. Again, this lipstick put down great pigmentation, but I did notice that because the shade is so milky that it feathers up a bit around your lip lines making it look unsightly (see below).

 

 

24 Carrot Gold is a bright coral-orange lipstick. This one was love at first sight. It puts down great pigmentation, manages to be flattering against my skin tone, and breaks the barrier of the same “same old, same old” lipstick colors. This is the perfect way to break out of a makeup rut and try something different!

 

 

 

Here are the three shades swatched together for comparison:
 

 

 

Overall: I think these lipsticks are a wonderful matte option, not to mention, they are extremely affordable. Matte formula lipsticks can be very drying, so be sure to have your lips prepped to be in perfect shape when wearing these, especially the milkier shades like “Pinkerbell.” I’d definitely purchase more of these!

 

 

Wet n Wild Matte Lipsticks can be found in participating drugstores nationwide. Use the Store Locator tool to find a store that sells Wet n Wild near you. Each lipstick retails for just under $3 each.

 

 

[ALL PHOTOGRAPHY ON THIS SITE IS TAKEN BY REBECCA KAZIMIR. NO PHOTOGRAPHS ARE TO BE REPRODUCED WITHOUT WRITTEN PERMISSION.]

 

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