Review: Wet n Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks

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Happy Wednesday, loves!

This will be my last blog post for this week, as I have my last final exam of undergrad ever on Friday (eek!) and will be moving out of my apartment after that. Please bear with me during the chaos!

I recently picked up two of the Wet N Wild Liquid Catsuit Matte Lipsticks when they were buy one get one 50% off at my local Target. I couldn't pass up a good deal, especially when they're already so affordable! I've heard rave reviews about these so I was excited to test them out myself.

I picked up two very different shades from this liquid lipstick line. Video Vixen is a deep, vampy, cool-toned red - the type of color I'm always attracted to. Nudist Peach is a light, true peach shade. I had mentioned in my Peach Trend to Try post that I wanted to add a more neutral peach shade to my collection, and Nudist Peach fit the bill perfectly. I was also interested to compare how two colors at opposite ends of the spectrum would perform, especially since darker shades tend to be patchy.

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From what I've heard, the shades in this line are somewhat hit or miss in terms of opacity - some are fully pigmented with one swipe, and others need to be worked with a bit to get an even application. I found that both Nudist Peach and Video Vixen are patchy with one swipe but can be worked with by applying additional layers. I experience much more fading upon eating with Video Vixen than Nudist Peach as well.

The formulation of the Liquid Catsuit lipsticks is a typical liquid-to-matte lipstick, but actually applies rather like a gloss initially before it sets to a matte finish. I've found that they quite long, similar to Colourpop's Ultra Matte Lipsticks and Kat Von D's Everlasting Liquid Lipsticks. I do experience some fading in the center of my lips if I eat something greasy. However, reapplication in that area does not pill up or get weirdly thick and lumpy like some lipsticks tend to.  

I have notoriously dry lips throughout all seasons, so liquid lipsticks are sometimes my mortal enemy. I fully admit that matte liquid lipsticks are going to be at least a bit drying on me no matter how much I sacrifice to the lipstick gods. Overall, I was pleasantly surprised to find that these lipsticks are quite comfortable to wear for several hours, especially if you exfoliate and moisturize your lips prior to application. To be quite honest, I forget I'm wearing lipstick for the first 4sh hours I have these on. My lips do feel a bit dry after that but not so that my lips look like a shriveled up raisin. After the 5-6 hour point, I do experience a bit of crumbling around the center and corners of my lips.

At only $4.99 a piece, I'd say these lipsticks are worth checking out! They're not my favorite liquid lipstick formula, but they still compare to lots of other high end liquid lipstick formulations for significantly less money. I am planning on picking up a few more shades (I'm looking at you, Rebel Rose and Gimme Mocha!)

Have you tried the Wet N Wild Liquid Catsuit lipsticks? What are your favorite shades? Leave a comment below!