Thursday, September 23, 2010

Wet 'n' Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Powder in Spotlight Peach Review, Swatches, Photos

Repurchase: No
Price: $3.99 (0.32 oz)
Product: 20/25
Packaging: 3.5/5
Value: 9.5/10
Overall Grade: B-
I picked up Wet 'n' Wild's MegaGlo Illuminating Powder in Spotlight Peach while at Rite Aid a few weeks ago. I was tempted to get 2 Color Icon blushes but did my best to buy a good assortment of products instead of having a bunch of the same stuff to review.
The Packaging: The MegaGlo powders are packaged in tins with twist-on lids. The lids have a silver "framing" with a clear middle to show off the product inside. The packaging is cheap and made of good ol' plastic -I'm not too fond of it but for the price, it works.
Product Description & Directions
The Product: You get 0.32 oz for just under 4 bucks -that's twice the size of 1 NARS Blush for 1/6 the price!
The product itself can be used as a highlighter or blush. I preferred the powder "mixed" because individually, each color did not have very good payoff (the 1st shade to the left had the best payoff.) However, mixed together, there was plenty of pigmentation and the color was beautiful. As a blush, this looks fairly neutral and light on my medium skin tone which is why I prefer it as a highlighter. It looks different from most pale highlighters -it instead gives a warm glow.
The formula felt smooth on my skin and wasn't irritating which is always a plus. The only downsides were that I found it to be slightly on the powdery side and that it wasn't very long lasting -for me, it lasted about 2 hours without primer.
The Color: All shades have a nice "sheen" to them.
1. Light peach with silver shimmer
2. Dark browned terracotta
3. Warm burnt orange red
4. Pale but bright baby pink
5. (Mixed) Warm, medium, peachy-bronze rosy coral with shimmer
Above (no flash) from left: Wet 'n' Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Powder in Spotlight Peach 1, 2, 3, 4
Above (with flash) from left: Wet 'n' Wild MegaGlo Illuminating Powder in Spotlight Peach (mixed)

Overall: I do like the powder but I wouldn't repurchase it. It's really good for the price but my other highlighters and blushes give better color payoff and last longer. However, I do think this is really good if you're looking for a cheap, but good quality, highlighter that gives a warm glow unlike the usual light beige and pink highlighters.

Where To Buy: Rite Aid, Walgreens


  1. mmm I don't know about wet and wild, it just doesn't seem to be good, i mean it's cheap but really not that cheap, for a few bucks more you can buy NYX and get better payoff in terms of pigment and long lasting!

  2. I agree. I thought this powder was ok but I'm a big fan of LONG lasting products -not products that I have to reapply throughout the day.

  3. Wet n Wild makes me break out bad!!!!!!!

  4. It wont work for me. i have sensitive skin. =( i love the color though darn it!


  5. @ PrincezzJazmin.. It hasn't done anything so far but I hope I don't break out! Their lipstick (the ones I've tried) does make my lips super dry though. =\

    @ Rinz.. I have sensitive skin too and so far it hasn't done anything.. I hope it doesn't! Have you tried Smashbox Soft Lights in Tint? Really gorgeous and I'd say they're similar.

  6. I've heard good things about these. I prefer wnw color icon blushes for lasting power and color payoff.

  7. I have one in my "to review" bag -haven't tried it out yet. Hope I like it. =)