purchased by me
When Nouveau Cheap posts about a BIG new display that I haven't seen yet, my brain starts to itch...even if I'm not overwhelmed by what's in the display. My latest itch was the Walgreens exclusive Wet n Wild Enchanted Halloween Looks display. My initial reaction was "....that's not Halloweeny at all!" My second reaction was "I don't care! I must find it!" Nichole can verify that I say contradictory things like this all of the time. It took me a while to actually track it down, but when I did there was a 5000 point reward for a $2 purchase and some of the stuff was on sale and...well....buying ensued. I posted my two polish picks a little while back, but I wound up getting a bunch of lip color and an eyeshadow palette too.
Mega Slicks Lip Gloss - Cinema Glamour
I haven't used a Mega Slicks gloss in ages. They used to be gross, so I'd only get them if they were distinctive. I had a black one that I loved, despite the horrible sugary cough medicine scent. Then I found Rimmel Black Diva and stopped using the Wet n Wild. I was hesitant to try one of these glosses again, but it was so damn glittery. The glitter payoff on the lip is really good, and it's not gritty. It reminds me of some of the CoverGirl Smoochies Sizzle Glosses, but I like those more. The big relief is that it doesn't smell like fake candy. Wet n Wild has come a very long way in the past few years! So much shimmer and shine here that it needs another photo...
Mega Last Lipsticks
I swear this isn't Cinema Glamour again. They're so similar that I actually mixed the swatches up and mislabeled the photos. Gotta admit, I'm disappointed. It's just shimmer with the faintest hint of color and it's slightly gritty. It might build up to more if you really worked it on, but I never like how that feels.
Coming In Latte
Serious conflict here. I love the color and I think it's super flattering. It also feels really nice and creamy on the lips. Thing is...how is this in a Halloween collection!? I'm happy to have it, but it doesn't strike me as seasonally right at all. It reminds me of a browner Rimmel Light Year.
Mega Slicks Balm Stains
The Balm Stains are still pretty new and these two are the first I've tried. I'm really impressed with the way both of them feel and they glide on beautifully. My only gripe is that the color of the product isn't remotely close to the tube color. Señorita is surprisingly pink, more rose than red. Not what I expected, though I do like it. It's not Halloween-y in the slightest, but I could see myself reaching for it in the late spring/early summer. Like the name implies, it leaves a pink stain. Mistakes in application stay with you too...as you can see. Oops.
2am Call Time
The formula of this one's just as good, but the package/product difference is even stronger. The package is a vampy purple, but on the lip it's a bright fuchsia. I love the color, but I wish they'd indicate it better. It leaves a lasting stain too, but pinker than when it's first applied.
Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette - Daring Downtown
Finally, something that looks like Halloween! It's pretty much the only thing in the whole display that has that feel. It continues the pattern of not looking like you'd expect though...
Venture a guess at the order of colors here? It's probably not what you think. Left-to-right it's green, blue, rust, purple, black. Weird, huh? They all have good shimmer payoff, but lots of fallout and the "darker" shades are surprisingly insubstantial. The green is more green in person, but this is the best my camera could do with it...
Bottom line: The Daring Downtown palette is the only really Halloweeny thing here, but Coming In Latte and 2am Call Time are both worth tracking down. Señorita is good too, though it feels more May than October to me. Cinema Glamour and Sunset Stripped are both barely there, but are decently sparkly.
Did you get anything from this big, confusing display? Am I too much of a diehard or is the spooky seasonal spirit really lacking here?
all products in this post were purchased by me