MegaSlim Skinny Mascara
MegaSlim Skinny Mascara's ultra-thin brush is exquisite for neatly coating bottom lashes and hard-to-reach inner corner lashes. Unfortunately, however, it has a couple of significant issues that hold it back.
The fragrance-free formula features tiny hair-like fibers that help elongate lashes…the problem is that they tend to flake. Some days it was less noticeable than others, but ultimately, it's not an issue we want you dealing with. The flaking is especially problematic if you wear contacts—we'd hate for one of these flakes to get trapped under your lens.
Because the brush and formula deposit such a fine layer of mascara, it takes several swipes to feel like you've fully coated lashes. The positive is that you don't have to deal with clumping or a goopy, smear-prone mess.
Were it not for the unpredictable flaking issue, we would have loved to recommend this mascara as an adjunct to your normal mascara for its ability to reach every little lash hair at the corners and on bottom. As is, however, you're better off checking out our Best Mascaras list or NYX's Skinny Mascara.
- Ultra-thin brush works incredibly well for hard-to-reach inner corner and bottom lashes.
- Delivers cleanly defined lashes.
- Fragrance free formula.
- Prone to flaking.
- If you're looking for volume, this isn't the mascara for you.
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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