Typically I like to start my posts off with a cute little personal anecdote, but today, I have to get straight to the point: are you aware of how amazing Wet N Wild lipsticks are? Are you? Because seriously, they are the shit. They are the queen of lipsticks. They cost TWO DOLLARS, and they are SO GOOD.
And now, for the personal anecdote: I was not always aware of how amazing Wet N Wild lipsticks are. As of two weeks ago, I thought their products were strictly for preteen girls. Wet N Wild was my go-to brand when I was 13 and covered in body glitter and butterfly clips. Now that I’m 26 and long past my body glitter and butterfly clips phase, I just naturally assumed I’d outgrown Wet N Wild, too.
I was dead wrong. Wet N Wild isn’t just got preteens—it’s for geniuses of any age who don’t want to spend a ton of money on quality lipstick. So anyway, two weeks ago, I was wandering aimlessly through Wal-Mart (LOL, #classy!) when I came across a display of Wet N Wild lipsticks. Nostalgia overtook me, and I stopped to check them out. The first lipstick I picked up was a bright red called “Cherry Picking. “ I thought the color would be perfect for the Christmas season, so I decided on a whim to buy one. If it was trash, well, then I’d be out $2. It was a risk I was willing to take, you know?
The first time I tried Cherry Picking, I was like, what in the hell? Why is this lipstick so pink on my lips? I mean, the bullet is cherry red. But once I got over the shock of the color, I was like, OK, this isn’t so bad. The pink was unexpected, certainly, but it was also really pretty, and the pigmentation was great.
But the true test of lipstick, as far as I’m concerned, is how long it lasts without needing to be touched up. And what do you know? With the help of my favorite invisible lip liner, the Wet N Wild lipstick did not budge. Like, this shit survived two glasses of water and a big ol’ bowl of salad. Sure, the color had faded a bit, but it hadn’t feathered, and isn’t that the most important thing?
I loved Cherry Picking so much that I went back to Wal Mart and bought two other Wet N Wild lipsticks: a dark cabernet called Black Orchid and a pretty coral called Ready to Swoon.
And much to my surprise, those lipsticks were both amazing, too. Like, what in the hell, Wet N Wild? How are you so good? Why doesn’t everyone in the world know this?
So now that I’ve raved about these lipsticks let me tell you the one thing you need to be aware of before you buy 34,324 of them: this stuff does not glide on smoothly unless your lips are super moisturized. I’ve actually started putting on a thin layer of lip balm, blotting my lips a bit, and then applying the lipstick. That really helps with the application and keeping my lips moisturized throughout the day.
But otherwise, I really don’t have any complaints, which is crazy for a $2 product.
So tell me, have you ever tried Wet N Wild lipstick? What did you think? If you haven’t, here’s my suggestion: pick one up in color you’ve always wanted to try but haven’t wanted to splurge on. And then leave me a note in the comments section with your thoughts!
Written by Kristyn Filip