Ever since trying out their MegaLast Lip Colors, Wet N Wild has been on my radar for their super affordable, yet surprisingly high performing makeup. During my most recent splurge (CVS was having a BOGO 50% sale), I grabbed a few of the Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks, which I amazingly haven’t tried out until now. Here’s my review, plus thoughts on how they compare to the MegaLast Lip Colors.
Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks
Wet N Wild’s Silk Finish Lipsticks are one of the most affordable drugstore lipsticks on the market – coming in at only $.99 on their website and most drugstores. Despite the super cheap price tag, Wet N Wild has formulated their Silk Finish Lipsticks to compete with the higher end lipsticks – combining rich, buildable color in a silky-smooth texture, topped with conditioning ingredients like vitamins A & E, aloe vera, and macadamia nut oil. They’re made to feel and look like silk on the lips – just as the name implies.
The Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks are available in 24 shades. I chose three to start off with, including a bright pink, dark burgundy, and warm rose.
From left to right: Retro Pink (526C), Black Orchid (535D), and Blushing Bali (507C)
From left to right: Swatches of Retro Pink (526C), Black Orchid (535D), and Blushing Bali (507C)
Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipstick Review
The Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks feature a super smooth and creamy yet lightweight texture – they really do feel like silk on the lips! They don’t settle into or exaggerate lip lines. Instead, they smooth everything out while providing a heavy dose of hydration thanks to the aloe vera and macadamia nut oil – making them feel more like a balm and lipstick in one.
Wet N Wild’s Silk Finish Lipstick in Retro Pink
Wet N Wild’s Silk Finish Lipstick in Black Orchid
Wet N Wild’s Silk Finish Lipstick in Blushing Bali
The Wet N Wild Silk Finish Lipsticks are extremely flexible in that you can do one quick swipe, rub your lips together, and get gorgeous semi-sheer color for a minimal summer lip look. Or, you can build them up to nearly opaque coverage with 2-3 swipes.
The Silk Finish Lipsticks settle to a satin finish with a slight sheen. Because of their moisturizing, slippery texture, they tend to transfer easily. Though, even as they fade, they maintain very even, natural looking coverage. Here’s an example of how Black Orchid gradually fades following a heavier application.
Wet N Wild’s Silk Finish Lipstick in Black Orchid (built up to with 2-3 coats)
Black Orchid after one hour of wear, with drinking but no eating. (Also shows the semi-sheer coverage you can expect to get with one thin coat.)
Compared to the MegaLast Lip Colors, the Silk Finish Lipsticks have a thinner and creamier consistency, which translates to glossier finish and slightly less coverage.
If you prefer a hydrating, balm-like lipstick that offers flexible coverage (sheer to nearly opaque), I’d definitely recommend trying out the Silk Finish Lipsticks. However, if you’re looking for a lipstick that offers full-coverage color in the first swipe with slightly longer wear, I’d suggest checking out the MegaLast Lip Colors.
I personally love both formulas. I tend to reach for the Silk Finish Lipsticks when I want a semi-sheer lip look with some shine (I tend to stick with just the one coat), and the MegaLast Lip Colors for when I want richer color with more of a matte finish.
Have you tried Wet N Wild’s Silk Finish Lipsticks? What’s your favorite budget-friendly lipstick?