Mega Jelly Eyeshadow Pot
Wet ‘n Wild’s Mega Jelly Eyeshadow Pot is an inexpensive and fun way to add color to lids – just exercise some caution with its packaging.
As the name implies, this comes in a plastic pot with a twist-off lid. While the product is described as a jelly, it’s much more fluid than you would expect (the texture is more that of molten liquid gel). If you’re not anticipating this, it’s easy to create a mess when you’re removing the shadow’s inner plastic lid, so keep this in mind.
The shadow itself feels lightweight and is super-saturated with color, so a little goes a long way. It sets in about 30 seconds to a smudge-free finish, and while that’s enough time to blend it, be sure to work quickly, because after that time it’s hard to get it to budge!
Mega Jelly Eyeshadow Pot wears well for about 8 hours without creasing, fading, or any fallout. All of the shades have a molten metallic look with some glitter, and range from neutral champagne to bright blue and purple.
One side note: this shadow has a surprising number of beneficial ingredients, including skin-plumping sodium hyaluronate, soothing licorice extract, brightening niacinamide, and even a replenishing peptide. Some of these won’t remain stable because of the jar packaging – and Wet ‘n Wild doesn’t make any skin care claims for this product – still, it’s an interesting inclusion for an eyeshadow.
In the end, it’s an easy an inexpensive way to make a bold shadow statement – just be sure you open it carefully!
- Lightweight shadow is super-saturated with color.
- Doesn’t crease, fade, or have fallout once it sets.
- Fragrance free.
- Formula is more fluid than expected, which can lead to a mess when you’re opening the container.
This fun-to-use and easy to apply gel texture simplifies the complexity of applying glitter shadows with it’ glide on and set tendencies. The secret here is the infusion of pearl suspension technology that makes this shadow glimmer and glow with multi-dimensional shine and set to a smooth powder-like finish with real staying power!
Wet 'n' Wild At-A-Glance
Strengths: Inexpensive, good tinted moisturizer with sunscreen; some attractive bronzing powders; mostly good eyeshadow and lipstick options.
Weaknesses: Unimpressive concealers; large assortment of average to poor eyelining products; the mascaras do little to impress; some lip products suffer from the inclusion of irritants; the makeup brushes.
Wet 'n' Wild is one of the few cosmetics companies around that prides itself on being extraordinarily cheap, although the prices have increased across the board since we last revisited this brand. But don't let its hokey name and pre-teen marketing tactics deter you, because there are some great options available, and the packaging has improved in almost every category. The best-performing products will seem like steals, while the less impressive to horrible products will quickly have you thinking, "you get what you pay for." It is not very often that a line offers such a procession of clear-cut winners and dismal losers, but once you know what to focus on, you won't get soaked by Wet 'n' Wild. This line is available in most major drugstores across the country, and, like most drugstore lines, does not offer testers. Interestingly, the selection of Wet 'n' Wild in Canadian drugstores tends to be better than what U.S. shoppers will find.
For more information about Wet 'n' Wild, visit www.wnwbeauty.com.
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