Surprise! Yes, I am actually reviewing drugstore products! In fact, this is going to be a regular series on my blog starting now. I'm sure you've noticed that I tend to mostly review high-end beauty products, but one of my New Year's resolutions was to start reviewing some more budget-friendly alternatives for you lovely makeup lovers. Just so you know, the reason I tend to not use a lot of drugstore products on myself is because over the years I've found that many include ingredients I prefer to avoid, they bother my sensitive skin, and they often do not perform as well as their high-end counterparts. I am not against drugstore products and I don't hate drugstore products. In fact, I've raved about Maybelline Full N Soft mascara here before--one of my favorite mascaras!
Anyway, on my Drugstore Friday posts I'll be reviewing anywhere from 1 to several drugstore products in one post. I'll probably focus on new products and tried-and-true products mostly, but who knows where this series will take me! Honestly, just purchasing items for this review nearly knocked me on the floor because I'd forgotten how economical drugstore makeup was--it's been a while!
Wet N Wild Color Icon Silent Treatment Trio
|The back of the Wet N Wild trios have a small diagram showing you where the brow, crease, and lid are in case you don't already know. Great new makeup newbies just beginning to learn the ropes!|
|Wet N Wild Silent Treatment Trio has a peachy-pink, shimmery nude for the browbone, a matte brown with golden flecks for the crease, and a shimmery purplish-taupe for the lid.|
|Browbone - This is a good highlighter color. I think it would work for either the brow or inner corner to be honest. The consistency is fairly soft, though a tad powdery. Not so powdery that it didn't stick though!|
|Eyelid - This color is almost a shimmery taupe with a slight purple hue. Of the three shadows this was the softest/smoothest. It was a teeny bit powdery, but not bad. To me, this had the best performance of the three.|
This Wet N Wild trio is priced at $2.99 retail.
Where to Buy
You can purchase this trio anywhere that Wet N Wild is sold. Near me, I can only seem to find it at Walgreens. I know other drugstores often carry Wet N Wild, but the ones near me are seriously lacking!
I'm pleasantly surprised with this trio! The colors are incredibly comparable to other neutral palettes I own and have seen. For $2.99 I'd say this trio is great for anyone looking for some budget-friendly neutral shadows. As far as the ingredients go, they weren't listed on the trio, but from what I've seen of other Wet N Wild shadows they're comparable to other non-natural/non-mineral shadows out there. Wet N Wild is also a Cruelty-Free beauty company!
Wet N Wild Color Icon Brow & Eye Liner
|Wet N Wild Color Icon Brow & Eye Liner in Black Black|
These pencils are priced at $.99 retail. $.99?!?! Yes!
Where to Buy
These can be purchased anywhere Wet N Wild is sold. Again, the only place I can find it near me is at one of the Walgreens near me.
What can I say, for just under $1 these pencils are as good (if not better) than many of the high-end pencils out there in my opinion. I have been using Wet N Wild eyeliners for over 14 years ... oh my gosh that's so wrong! They're much creamier than they were back when I was a teen, though they were still great. As far as ingredients go, they're comparable to other non-natural eyeliners.
Rimmel Stir It Up Eye Shadow
|Rimmel London Stir It Up Eyeshadow - Isn't this interesting looking? I saw it when I was poking through everything and had to grab it.|
I purchased this on sale for around $1.50, but it seems as though these sell for around $8 at other online retails such as Amazon.
Where to Buy
I purchased mine at Walgreens, but it was on sale and the last one left so I'm not sure if you can still find this anywhere other than online. If you want one of these shadows then definitely pop into your local drugstores or superstores and see if they have a few left.
This was a huge surprise and I'm so glad I grabbed it! I'm interested to wear this for an entire day and see how it wears, but at first glance this is gorgeous! If you can find it, get it.
Drugstore Success or Failure
I'd say this drugstore Friday was a success! I was pretty impressed with everything I grabbed and would definitely consider trying other shades in all of these products. And let's be serious, you can't beat these prices!