MegaSlim Skinny Mascara Waterproof
MegaSlim Skinny Mascara Waterproof does an excellent job of holding up to water, but we're not giving it the green light just yet...
On the plus side, the super-slim brush allows for precise application at the base of the lash line. The thin design also makes it extra easy to use on bottom lashes. The brush delivers a thin layer of mascara, and is not prone to clumping. Don't expect mega volume or length, but it gets the job done in terms of defining lashes.
The downside is that the formula takes longer than average to set. An untimely sneeze or hard blink of the eye can result in mascara transferring where you don't want it. That in itself isn't necessarily a total deal breaker, but something to be aware of.
More importantly, keep in mind that this formula's tenacious waterproof power makes it difficult to remove. Even with a really great eye makeup remover, we found ourselves struggling to get it off—more so than the average waterproof formula.
The bottom line: This fragrance-free waterproof mascara gets the job done, but there are more impressive options out there (find them here).
- Defines lashes.
- Super-slim brush allows for precise application.
- Fragrance free.
- Takes longer than average to set, which can result in smudging.
- Very difficult to remove.
- Not ideal for mega volume or length.
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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