Ooooweee! If stepping outside your front door and almost instantly dying of heatstroke isn’t indication enough that summer is coming, then look no further than the makeup display at your local Walgreens! With summer just a month away, Wet n Wild must be getting a jump on the competition seeing as how the majority of their Summer 2015 California Dreaming collection has already hit shelves.
The new Limited Edition lineup ranges from fun and florescent nail polishes and lip products, to contour trios that will have your face glowing like a pregnant woman in her 3rd trimester. I was really hoping for more eyeshadow palettes after my phenomenal experience with their Spring 2015 Silver Lakes Collection (review and swatches [here]), and for all I know they’re still in the works; but in the mean time, let’s share a secret… NEW MEGASLICKS!
Whaaaaaaaaaaa!? How does a girl say no!? …Hint… She doesn’t!
You’ll have to check out Nouveau Cheap or Musing of a Muse‘s blogs for more sneak peaks into the other products in this collection, but today I have for you my review (complete with full-face lip swatches) of all four shades of the NEW Wet n Wild Megaslicks Balm Tints!
Yup, that’s right! Balm Tints. As in NOT Balm Stains. So right off the bat, you can assume we’ll be working with a moisturizing balm that leaves a sheer wash of color. I’m not sure how I feel about this… but if you keep reading, we’ll find out together!
Meet the Balm Tints:
The four Limited Edition shades that WNW launched for this collection include:
- Place Sher-Bets (a powdery pink)
- Pack a Punch (a hot pink)
- Smoothie Operator (a florescent coral)
- Don’t Be Jelly! (a florescent violet)
Final Thoughts and Overall Opinion:
I hate to say it, but I’m pretty disappointed. Summer is supposed to be fun, festive, vibrant, colorful and vivacious and these balm tints are anything but. I don’t have any issues with the texture (they are just as if not more smooth than the OG Balm Stains) or the level of moisture (they aren’t a heavy duty balm, but they do what balms do)… however, the pigment is so muted that you can’t even tell one from another on the lips! Take a look for yourself:
Ok, so “Don’t Be Jelly” is just a tad more purple tinted than the others but for the most part you get the same look: a pink stain.
So are they worth it? No, not if you are looking to add power-house florescents to your look this summer, but for a nice wash of color that will leave a nice 2-3 hour stain I say pick one (and I mean ONLY one) up 🙂 In the mean time, here’s to hoping they release some killer palettes for this collection to make up for the suckage that is the “balm tint.”