Friday, April 20, 2018

CRUELTY FREE BEAUTY | WET N WILD MEGACUSHION FOUNDATION

Of all the makeup products I own, foundation is my favorite beauty product to use.  Growing up with less-than-stellar skin, I was always on the hunt for the best foundation to cover up my acne scarring.  Acne lingered on into my adult years, and over the past couple of years it's really tapered off.  The fun I have with foundation is still going strong.  I have quite a few from the drugstore that I'm trying out, all of which are cruelty free.

So, let's get started with this week's foundation Friday!

Today's foundation is the Wet 'n' Wild MegaCushion Foundation.  If you are unfamiliar with cushion foundation, it is a Korean style of foundation that is dispensed through a sponge in a compact.  The finishes are typically dewy and natural.  I typically have steered clear of compact, stick, and cushion foudations, because the formulas tend to slide around on my combination/oily skin.

After seeing positive reviews of the Wet 'n' Wild MegaCushion Foundation on YouTube, I knew this would be a good option for me.  At $6.99 for .51 ounces, it's a really great deal from the drugstore.  The highest I've seen this foundation is $7.99 at Target.  On the Wet 'n' Wild website, it is $8.99.

THE CLAIMS

This liquid foundation comes in a cushion compact.  The website says to tap the applicator on the sponge once for light coverage and two times for more coverage.  It contains SPF 15.  It says this foundation is portable with an air tight compact and makes applying foundation a breeze.  This foundation contains coconut derivative and is luminous, buildable, and lightweight.  It boosts the skin's hydration.

The one thing that stood out the most to me was how light the foundation shades are.  I purchased the shade 106A, and it's a perfect match.

Here are some other foundation shades that match me, for comparison purposes:

Anastasia Beverly Hills Stick Foundation in Porcelain
Fenty Beauty Pro Filt'r Soft Matte Foundation in 100 (first impressions video here) 
rms beauty Un Cover-Up Foundation/Concealer in 000 (review here)



Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the wet n wild MegaCushion Foundation.  Click here to see how it wore on her combination/oil skin!

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the wet n wild MegaCushion Foundation.  Click here to see how it wore on her combination/oil skin!


Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the wet n wild MegaCushion Foundation.  Click here to see how it wore on her combination/oil skin!
before

HOW TO APPLY

The application process is simple.  It comes with a small applicator.  Typically, I wouldn't use the included applicator; however, with this foundation it makes sense to use the applicator because it fits the cushion compact.  You take the applicator, press it down on the cushion, and then tap and roll the applicator on your face.  The tap and roll technique works for me when I'm applying the first layer.  As I build the coverage, I found that simply tapping the applicator worked the best to blend it out.

My before picture has one layer of the Wet 'n' Wild MegaCushion Foundation that I'd been wearing for about 7 hours.  It looked really good, but my husband and I were headed out for a date.  It was the perfect time to show you how buildable it is.  I applied a second layer and touched up the rest of my makeup, and that is the after picture.

Since the foundation is a dewy foundation, I do set this with a powder.  I just know that on my skin it would not set on its own.  I used a $3 E.L.F. powder to set it.

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the wet n wild MegaCushion Foundation.  Click here to see how it wore on her combination/oil skin!
after

MY REVIEW

I have some pros and cons for this foundation. First up, I'll share the cons.  There isn't a lot of foundation in this compact, and it would be nice it it came in a 1 ounce size.  Now, I'm not sure if there's a reason for the size (0.51 ounce).  Maybe the foundation would dry out by the time you use it, if they were to offer it in a bigger size?  I don't know, but this is the type of foundation that I'd have to repurchase more often due to the size.

This foundation has a slight fragrance.  It doesn't bother me, but I am sensitive to scents.  I would not use this if I was having a bad sinus or headache day.  That being said, I do not smell it through the day but only when I apply it. I would prefer it not have a scent, but it's not a huge problem for me.

This foundation does not offer a huge shade range.  On their website, they offer 8 shades that range from Light Ivory to Tawny.  In my opinion, Tawny looks like a shade that would suit women somewhere in the middle of skintones.  There are no shades that come remotely close to dark skin tones, which is ridiculous.  In this day and age, surely they could have expanded the shades more than this.

The pros are more numerous than the cons.  The shades for lighter skin tones have a good range of undertones.  106A is pretty neutral, which suits me perfectly.  The texture is so hydrating and smooth, it makes my skin look incredibly hydrated and healthy.  It almost has a lit-from-within glow to it without being shimmery, sparkly, etc.  There's absolutely nothing about this foundation that's shimmery, but my skin somehow glows when I wear this.

The lasting power is amazing.  I can wear this to work and still look fresh 12 hours later.  Typically, my foundation is on my face for 14 hours (from application to the time I remove my makeup at night) and it looks phenomenal from beginning to end.  Of course, the price is wonderful.  You can't beat a foundation that has the right undertone and the perfect texture for less than $9 (depending on where you get it).  You could even wait for a sale at Walgreens to get it cheaper.

Although I don't like applicators that come with compacts, the applicator with this foundation creates such a smooth finish on my skin, that I have to add it to the list of pros.  I was very pleasantly surprised with how it applies the foundation.  

Overall, I really like this foundation.  I love the finish, lasting power, shade, and price.  I don't think this will last as long as my other foundations, given the fact that it's half the size of a normal foundation bottle.  However, I do foresee this being completely used up and none of it would go to waste.  I will definitely repurchase this.

Let me know if you've tried it!  I'd love to hear your thoughts.

Popular North Carolina style blogger Rebecca Lately shares her review of the wet n wild MegaCushion Foundation.  Click here to see how it wore on her combination/oil skin!
 

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