Happy Wednesday, everyone!
I hope your weeks are off to a great start. This week I'm doing a test run of a new blog posting schedule - I may switch it up and do my posts every Wednesday and Friday rather than Monday and Wednesday. Let me know your thoughts at the end of this week!
Today we'll be talking about the Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighter in the shade Precious Petals. These highlighters are a hot commodity and generally sold out in my local drugstore, so when I saw this last one available in Walmart I had to snag it! This baby retails for a whopping $4.99 - nothing to break the bank by any means!
On first glance, it's impossible to deny that this highlighter is gorgeous. The floral embossed pattern on the surface of the highlighter is so pretty that I've been avoiding picking up product from that section of the pan to avoid disturbing it! This makes up for the cheap plastic Wet N Wild packaging that the product is held in, which is standard for the brand. Considering their products are so affordable, I'm willing to overlook cheap packaging.
Texture-wise, this highlighter genuinely gives my Becca Shimmering Skin Perfector highlighter a run for its money. It rivals the high-end product in terms of its silky smooth application. I was pleasantly surprised at how easily it blends out on the cheeks, much like my Champagne Pop highlighter does. Additionally, to put things in perspective, you get a huge amount of (comparable) product for the price - both the Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighters and the Becca Shimmering Skin Perfectors contain 0.19 oz of product at price points of $4.99 vs $38. That is just mind-blowing to me!
The shade Precious Petals is a warm golden highlighter with pink undertones. I hesitate to term it rose-gold as the golden elements stand out on my skin moreso than the pink undertones. It is extremely highly pigmented, especially considering it's a drugstore highlighter. Although it looks quite light in the pan, I've found that this shade is a bit too dark for my skin tone. If I apply it too heavily I end up with a noticable golden streak on my face. However, it is still workable so long as I use an extremely light hand. I think this shade would look absolutely stunning on olive/medium to tan skin tones.
Precious Petals is also quite sparkly. The glitter is not chunky; rather, it is quite finely milled, but is extremely dense throughout the highlighter. For that reason I do not consider this to be a subtle, everyday highlighter option. If you prefer a wet or balmy looking highlighter, this may not be your jam. However, if you're looking for a highlighter that is so blinding that people need to wear solar eclipse sunglasses just to stare at your face, then this is right up your alley!
Considering the Wet N Wild MegaGlo Highlighter performs just as well as some of my high-end highlighters, this product is a complete steal. Although this shade in particular is a bit too dark for me, I will definitely be purchasing some of the newly added lighter-toned highlighters to add to my collection!
Have you tried any of Wet N Wild's MegaGlo Highlighters? What are your thoughts on them? Leave a comment below!