Wet’n’Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks
Let me start by saying that this post features baby’s first lip swatches. I want to cry looking at them because the edges are uneven, and “ why why why didn’t I clean up the edges with concealer?”. Entire posts have been scrapped for less around these parts, but I’m trying to let go of the idea that every single thing I do needs to be completely perfect, so I decided not to shoot the lip swatches all over again. I’m hyperventilating just typing this.
Also, who knew lip swatches were such a pain in the butt to shoot in bulk. I can’t feel my lips and I don’t think I’ll ever forget the day I swallowed about a gallon of Bioderma. The taste still haunts me.
I love a beauty bargain almost as much as I love a good matte lipstick, so obviously I wanted to get my hands on a few Wet’n’Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks* ($6.99).
These liquid matte lipsticks are supposed to go on glossy and dry down to an intensely pigmented matte finish, for a long-lasting and comfortable wear at an affordable price.
Wet’n’Wild Liquid Catsuit In Pictures: The Nudes
Wearable and pretty, for the office and drinks.
Wet’n’Wild Liquid Catsuit In Pictures: The Bolds
Deep shades that will last ’til morning.
Wet’n’Wild Liquid Catsuit: The Formula
The formula glides on easily, as promised, though some shades are harder to get right than others. Nudist Peach and Give Me Mocha apply a little streaky, and Video Vixen gave me so much trouble that I almost left it out of this review. Needless to say, I won’t be keeping that one on my dressing table. If you love a bold, dark lip, Goth Topic is opaque in two coats and looks amazing IRL.
Rebel Rose, Flame of the Game, and Nice to Fuchsia apply really well, and they are hands down my favourite from the Wet’n’Wild Liquid Catsuit range.
Nudie Patootie also applies very nicely. And look at that sexy no-lips look! It’s sure to make me an Instagram Queen any day now.
The Wet’n’Wild Liquid Catsuit lipsticks are long-lasting, there’s no doubt about that. It takes approximately ten cotton pads and half a bottle of micellar water to remove every last bit of lipstick from the lips.
I’m also a little bit in love with the applicator. It has a nice curve that hugs the lips and makes it easy to apply the product with precision, and it picks up just the right amount of product.
The Wet’n’Wild Liquid Catsuit lipsticks are downright uncomfortable to wear. They’re quite drying on the lips, and they dry down to an almost gritty texture that I just can’t seem to leave alone. The result? Lipstick on teeth.
As with most matte lip products, they’re also very unforgiving if you have dry lips.
Because I value comfort over longevity or affordability, I know I’m never going to reach for the Wet’n’Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks. The only shade I can see myself wearing is Rebel Rose, because it’s such a beautiful, wearable shade, and because it applies evenly in just one coat.
Maybe it’s time to move back to glossy lips…Is anyone else kind of over the matte lip trend?