Wet n Wild MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighters (Review & Swatches)

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighters

Although the revamped Wet n Wild eyeshadows got all of the hype from their recent launch, there’s another set of products that crept in that definitely didn’t get enough attention! Say hello to the MegaGlow Hello Halo Liquid Highlighters!

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighters
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighters

The seven shades of the Hello Halo liquid highlighters come encased in a glass bottle (yes, you read that right!), an absolutely massive doe-foot wand (not dissimilar in size proportionally to the wand in tarte’s Shape Tape concealer) and houses a whopping 15 ml/0.5 ounces of product (which is half the size of typical bottle of foundation!).

The applicator is a huge doefoot wand.
The applicator is a huge doefoot wand
Hello Halo Highlighters
Hello Halo Highlighters

Wet n Wild indicates that these highlighters have a “hydrating formula [that] is infused with powerhouses like Murumuru Seed Butter, Grapeseed Oil, and Vitamin E to help smooth out the skin’s texture”. They also note that they have a shimmering texture, but honestly that makes me think glittery – which these are not. They have more of a sheen than they do a true shimmer.

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Hello Halo Highlighter Swatches

Wet n Wild MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighters
Wet n Wild MegaGlo Hello Halo Liquid Highlighters

Swatched out side by side you can see that there is a huge array of colour variety amongst the shades. Ranging from rosy and pale to deeper and more golden tones – I am hopeful in saying that I feel like the shades represented in this range will cover a wide variety of skintones (and I’m mostly looking at the deeper skin tones here – I’m really happy to see some intensely rich colours!).

I found these worked best when I dabbed two dots along my cheekbone and then patted the product out with my fingers. Oddly, the colour doesn’t actually come through as much as it does in swatches. The product ends up being low on pigmentation but high on sheen (for the most part).

Wearing Halo Gorgeous
Wearing Halo Gorgeous

Halo Gorgeous really surprised me. There is a bit of a pink sheen to it, but I was expecting to have a lot more of the pinky-rosyness coming through.

Wearing Halographic
Wearing Halographic

Halographic is a pearl-white with a pink reflect – this one is definitely a duochrome!

Wearing Halo, Goodbye
Wearing Halo, Goodbye

Halo, Goodbye is the first one I ever tried and the very first one I fell in love with! Beautiful, easy to wear sheen.

Wearing Rosy and Ready
Wearing Rosy and Ready

Rosy and Ready, surprisingly, has a lot more colour payoff than Halo Gorgeous.

Wearing Guilded Glow
Wearing Guilded Glow

Guilded Glow is an easy to wear beige-peach on me.

Wearing Go With The Glow
Wearing Go With The Glow

Go With The Glow is definitely not my shade for a highlighter, but I could potentially get some use out of it as a bronzer if I really wanted. Really though – this is for far deeper skintones and I’m happy to see that!

Wearing Goddess Glow
Wearing Goddess Glow

Goddess Glow is has more of a golden glow which works… but is perhaps a few shades deeper than I’d necessarily gravitate towards.

Final Thoughts

Although Wet n Wild offers a huge colour range in their Hello Halo highlighters, I don’t feel like you fundamentally need all of them. While the breadth of undertones is there and that’s wonderful, I think you could be fairly happy with picking up one or two shades that appeal to you and sticking with those.

Ones that really stood out to me are Halo, Goodbye – it’s just a really easy to wear every day for my skin tone – and Halographic because it’s a bit more unique with it’s pearly-white to pink duochrome.

I’m super impressed with the low price point and the glass bottles – it feels like luxe packaging, but it’s wrapped up in a tiny price tag!

The Wet n Wild Hello Halo Liquid Highlighters are available for $5.99 USD on ulta.com.

The products featured in this post were sent to me for consideration. Post contains affiliate links.

Swatch Sunday: Too Faced Life’s A Festival

Too Faced Life's A Festival

Launching TODAY on Sephora.ca and Sephora.com… the new Too Faced Life’s A Festival collection!

Too Faced Life's A Festival
Too Faced Life’s A Festival

The big beauty of this collection is a gorgeous eyeshadow palette that’s shaped like a rainbow and smell kinda like… fruity pebbles?

Too Faced Life's A Festival
Too Faced Life’s A Festival

I’m working to get a video up this collection this week (look for it on Thursday) on my YouTube channel, but for now, please enjoy the swatches of the Life’s A Festival palette!

Too Faced Life’s A Festival Swatches

Too Faced - Young & Free
Too Faced – Young & Free
Too Faced - Euphoric
Too Faced – Euphoric
Too Faced - Rainbow Life
Too Faced – Rainbow Life
Too Faced - Desert Vibes
Too Faced – Desert Vibes
Too Faced - Sunset Dream
Too Faced – Sunset Dream
Too Faced - Fun in the Sun
Too Faced – Fun in the Sun
Too Faced - Beamin'
Too Faced – Beamin’
Too Faced - Fireflies
Too Faced – Fireflies
Too Faced - Mystic Rain
Too Faced – Mystic Rain
Too Faced - Funtasy
Too Faced – Funtasy
Too Faced - Artist Pass
Too Faced – Artist Pass
Too Faced - Dusk Teal Dawn
Too Faced – Dusk Teal Dawn
Too Faced - Unicorn Tears
Too Faced – Unicorn Tears

The Too Faced Life’s A Festival palette is available on sephora.ca for $52 CAD and on sephora.com for $42 USD.

The product featured in this post was sent to me for consideration. Post contains affiliate links.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in OG Lolita (Review & Swatches)

Kat Von D Star Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

In early January 2018, Kat Von D relaunched her Star Studded Kiss Crème Lipsticks. Longtime users of these lipsticks may notice not much physical difference between the relaunch and the old ones, and this is primarily down to the fact that this is a re-formulation of the line.

Kat Von D Star Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in OG Lolita
Kat Von D Star Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in OG Lolita

I was sent the shade OG Lolita from the Kat Von D Star Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick range from Influenster.

Influenster, for those unaware, is a web site where anyone can sign up to receive free product to try out. You can sign up here if you’re interested.

Kat Von D Star Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Star Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

The lipstick packaging reminds me soooo much of the belts I used to wear back in the early 00s. (And honestly, it’s making me a little bit nostalgic for them!) The packaging is solid, but not overly weighty. It has a nice snap shut with an inner mechanism that ensures the studs on the outside of the packaging always line up when the lipstick is snapped closed. It’s a small touch, but a very neat one nonetheless.

The lipstick bullet has the KVD logo embossed on it and the lipstick itself has a faintly sweet smell – a little bit like vanilla, and a little like caramel.

Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick
Kat Von D Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick

The entire range of lipstick is vegan and cruelty free – which is always a huge point for KVD – she likes to ensure her products are harm-free for animals. The lipstick range also promises to be a high-pigment matte finish with long-wearability. (Although I can’t find the length of wear stated anywhere.)

Kat Von D Star Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in OG Lolita - swatched
Kat Von D Star Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in OG Lolita – swatched

OG Lolita is described as a chestnut-rose shade and I’d say that’s the perfect description for the shade. It’s opaque in one swatch, but I did find the application was a little bit stiff as the bullet is quite firm.

Kat Von D Star Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in OG Lolita - swatched on lips
Kat Von D Star Studded Kiss Crème Lipstick in OG Lolita – swatched on lips

On the lips it does feel pillow-y and soft, but also kind of thick to a certain degree. The colour is gorgeous though and it was very easy to apply. It wore well for six hours without needing to be touched up.

Final Thoughts

Although I can’t truly find much to fault with this lipstick, I just never really fell in love with it! I can only attribute that to the fact that it felt rather thick upon application which just made me feel a little bit uncomfortable with the lipstick. That being said… the shade is beautiful. The pigmentation was excellent and it did wear for a really long time. I even found that the thickness of the product died down after about two hours, which is really good… but for whatever reason… I’m just not in love with this formula. I know I won’t be reaching for this lipstick after I’m done reviewing it, so I guess you could say this one just wasn’t for me.

That being said… if my descriptions of the product are something you’re interested in, I would definitely go check out the product in stores at Sephora!

The Kat Von D Star Studded Kiss Crème Lipsticks are available in a wide array of shades at sephora.ca for $23 CAD each or on sephora.com for $19 USD each.

The product featured in this post was sent to me by Influenster for review. Post may contain affiliate links. #StuddedKiss