I have been on a highlighter hoarding spree lately and when they come out as pretty as the one you are seeing above , I just cant help it . I have never been a person who gets high end stuff, seriously you will hardly find anything on the blog that is high end ,except for the perfumes or may be a lipstick or two ? I really believe in the power of drugstore makeup because its affordable and keeps us guilt free too ! Apart from ELF and few others , Wet n Wild has been my favorite brand for a very long time . Even though I don't have much of their products but whatever I have , I absolutely love it ! If you have missed , I recently reviewed their infamous Megaglo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals. Being absolutely in love with the aforesaid ,I had to get my hands on the Gold Bar , and here is all what I think about it.
The Wet n Wild MegaGlo Highlighting Gold Bar comes in a rectangular flip open packaging with a clear plastic top . The packaging feels kind of flimsy and I don't think its a good idea traveling with it as it may break . The packaging also includes a slide open mirror which is a really good addition as one can do touch ups while being on the go .
I really like the single rose gold star at the upper end that just adds to the beauty of this highlighter ,even though picking up color from that patch is pretty hard it isn't as pigment as the whole highlighter . The highlighter itself is true to its name and is a beautiful Gold in real sense. I would relate it to Laura Geller's Gilded Gold and also MAC's Whisper of Guilt in undertones. The formula is soft and smooth ,but not as the Megaglo Highlitghting powder in Precious petals ,as the later is butter smooth and super pigmented. I use synthetic brushes to put on highlighters and this one translates beautifully on the skin. Since,its subtly pigmented , it is easier to build it up gradually to your heart's content .
For reference, I range between NC 20-25 and have warm undertones. Even though this might look a bit frightening in the pan and even on swatching it look too gold , but it looks just perfect on our desi skin tones.
Upon application , It doesn't appear frosty and gives an even glow. However , if you have large open pores , it would definitely be accentuating them,so for the girls with open pores ,it might not be a good option .
Thumbs Up For :
- Pure Gold Color
- Mirror Included
- Cruelty Free
- Smooth Application
- Can be built up
Thumbs Down For
- Limited Edition
- Not easily available
- Ingredients have Carmine
- Flimsy packaging
My Rating :
I really hope wet n wild people make it a regular product in their line and also improve the packaging too . Otherwise I am totally in love with the gold glow this one gives !
Price & Availability:
The Wet n Wild megaGLO Highlighting Gold Bar retails for $4.99 but currently is out of stock at the website . However, you may find it over Amazon if you are lucky . For people in Pakistan , It is currenlty available at MAKEUP4U & INDELATH facebook pages for about 1000-1500 PKR Depending upon the seller.