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Isn't payday a beautiful thing? After my most recent one, I found myself wandering into Ulta, of course. In retrospect, it's probably better to go in there broke; I wound up dropping $45 (cringe) on some much needed skincare items.
On my way out, I noticed a display with several Wet N' Wild Cosmetics palettes. I was definitely surprised; off the top of my head I don't recall seeing any Wet N' Wild products inside an actual brick and mortar Ulta before, so of course I immediately died of curiosity.
After I came back to life, I was pleasantly surprised to see that the display was for the Wet N' Wild Megaglo Highlighting Palette! I've only ever seen it online so I was at once intrigued. I'm a huge fan of the Megaglo highlighter in the shade Precious Petals so this palette was basically love at first sight! I'm going to share my first impressions with you guys in case you're thinking of picking one up!
.The MegaGlo Highlighting Palette is $14.99 online at Wet N Wild's website, on ulta.com and in-stores at Ulta. It consists of four "fan favorite" highlighters, in the colors Sweet Peony, Diamond Lily. Wild Cosmos and Blushing Azalea. (I've only ever seen the shades Precious Petals and Crown of My Canopy in stores so these shades must have only been available online.)
At first glance, I found each one soooo pretty, although I was apprehensive about Diamond Lily. I've never used a silver highlighter and I wasn't sure how it would work on my skin tone.
The above picture is the shade Sweet Peony on a highlighting brush. I wanted you guys to be able to see how the formula picks up on a brush. There's not a ton of powdery fallout which is really nice; a brush picks it up nicely with having to build up a thousand layers.
Y'all already know-I'm just here for the swatches, so let's get to it! Sweet Peony is the shade on the left, while Blushing Azalaea is on the far right.
Of course, swatches aren't always an accurate display of how a product will play out, so I'll do some cheek swatches here. I used my E.L.F. highlighting brush to apply 2 layers in each picture.
(Note: I don't know why but for some reason in the photos, Wild Cosmos looks more silver than gold and Diamond lily looks more gold than silver. The swatches on my arm are a much more accurate representation of their color.)
You can definitely tell the difference in the picture but in real life they look almost identical-the only difference is that the Urban Decay is slightly more sheer, giving a more ethereal look.
Wet N' Wild doesn't seem to have deviated from their original MegaGlo formula; each shade feels the same as Precious Petals. There's no fallout and the formula is blendable and buildable so you can set your glow from stun to kill. (You might not get that reference unless you're a Disney freak!) While I wouldn't call it buttery or velvety, it's smooth enough, not chalky at all.. (Honestly, I'm tired of every single blogger and vlogger describing EVERY palette on the face of the earth as "buttery". Think of a new word, we get it, it's SMOOTH!)
I was surprised that Wet N wild designed the palette with a flip top instead of a clear one; it reminds me of BH Cosmetics palettes and definitely gives it a more luxurious feel. It's quite a bit bigger then most other products Wet n Wild Cosmetics offers so I don't see it traveling very well, especially because it doesn't clip closed. I feel like the folder style palette would flip open in my purse and get everywhere, so I don't feel confident about sticking this in a suitcase or carry on.
Overall, I'm glad I bought this palette. I'll probably use it in my daily routine but I wouldn't call it a must have unless you're a highlighter freak like myself. I love how it includes a peach, a gold, a rose gold and a silver; there's a shade for every mood! For the price you get 3 beautiful shades (and one crappy one, let's just be real) including an Urban Decay dupe, that work for daily wear. In my opinion it's definitely a great buy! What do you think? Have you tried this palette?
Thanks for reading lovelies! More posts coming soon! Follow me on Instagram @loveberrilife for pretty pictures!
So, I have to be honest with you guys. It's about a month later and I did wind up returning that palette.
While it does swatch well on bare skin, it just does not play well on top of foundation. I'm not quite sure why because the original Megaglo formula never gave me that problem.
However, I recently did a mermaid makeup look on my IG and I needed a silver highlighter. I used the Diamond Lily shade and it was a complete disappointment. It came out so chalky and dusty and ashy on top of my foundation...I just had no words. I tried all the shades in as many ways as I could think of but..to no avail. So, back it went! I'll stick to my beloved Urban Decay Illuminator.
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