It may be Canada Day on July 1st, but it is also my 32nd birthday. After the age of 25, this day seems to come up faster and faster and it wasn’t until last week that I realized how soon the day was closing in! Being Asian, I will probably look the same until I’m about 50 years old, but I feel like the clock is ticking on wearing “fun makeup” so in an effort to have a little fun on this, the day of my birth, my face is teaming up with Wet n Wild to create something worthy of a birthday celebration. There IS glitter involved.
The Coloricon Petal Pusher Palette* has a left side for a day look and the right side for a more dramatic look. I went for the dramatic look even though there are definitely some shades on the left that I really liked. If anything I was a little surprised at how dark the crease and definer shades were on the right hand side. These palettes have always been quite popular for their value and I still think they are great palettes to have in your makeup collection.
A product of note is the Intuitive Blend Shade Adjusting Foundation-Primer* as the product comes out greyish in colour and there are little beads that dissolve to give colour. This is the shade Fair which at the moment is too light for me with my summer tan going on, but will be fine come winter. The MAX Volume Plus Mascara* has a skinny little flexible wand that I generally prefer over the more “voluptuous” wands with a dry formula allowing me to get 2 coats in without falling flat.
The Mega Glow Illuminating Powder in Spotlight Peach* is fairly pigmented so I prefer to use it as a blush instead of a highlighter while the Megaclear Brow and Lash Mascara* kept my brows in place without feeling sticky. I just hate how the brush gets dirty afterwards. This was also my first time using a blonde eyebrow pencil with the Coloricon Brow Pencil* feeling like a “wet” wax in my brows. I am still undecided about whether I prefer this formulation to a hard brow pencil.
GET THE LOOK!
Wet n Wild Intuitive Blend Shade Adjusting Foundation + Primer in #175 Fair*
Wet n Wild Coloricon Bronzer with SPF 15 in #743A Reserve Your Cabana*
Wet n Wild #621A Blonde Moments Brow Pencil*
Apply more of the WnW foundation + primer all over the lid followed by the shimmery pink “Browbone” shade from the Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow palette in #736 Petal Pusher* all over the browbone. Apply the wine shade labelled “Eyelid” to all over the lid and blend upwards towards crease. Using a fluffy brush, take the dark shimmery purple “Crease” shade and deposit colour on outer third of lid and blend into crease with a window wiper motion. Bring “Crease” shade down onto lower lash line and use a smudgebrush to line fully. Highlight inner eye corners with “C” motion with shade labelled “Browbone”.
Line the lower waterline with Urban Decav 24/7 Glide On Eye Pencil in Plushie and upper lash line with the shimmery black“Definer” shade with a wet liner brush. Create a cat eye with the Wet n Wild Mega Liner Liquid Liner in #861 Black*
Apply Wet n Wild Max Volume Plus Mascara*.
Apply Wet n Wild Glitter Single in #355B Groupie* in a C-shape around the eyes, but not too close as the glitter is gritty and not safe for use on the actual eye area.
Wet n Wild Mega Glow Illuminating Powder in #347 Spotlight Peach* concentrating on apples of cheeks.
Wet n Wild Lipstick in #902C Bare It All*
Wet n Wild Megaslicks Lip Gloss in #560A Sweet Glaze*
Final Verdict: The glitter single was not my favourite to work with and I’m not sure if I will use it in the same manner again. I might just use it on my body instead. Having blonde hair is going to take some experimentation I think, but as much as I liked the darker half of the Petal Pusher palette, I feel that the lighter side might suit me more on a day to day basis. The “Crease” colour almost muddied the look with how overpowering the colour was. Still a great palette for $4!
I’m off to enjoy by birthday now! Happy Canada Day everyone!