I just used up a couple of these tubes, and I promised I would try to get a full-length review onto the blog to cover the pros and cons of the formulas…so, here it is! I have a love-hate relationship with Wet n Wild products, so I was really curious to see what their “clinical” mascara products would be like. After all, they’re better known for producing cheapie color cosmetics than scientifically-engineered makeup! Read on for the full review.
The product: Wet n Wild MegaLash Clinical Serum ($6.99) and Mascara ($4.99)
The claim: “Continue to apply every day and night for even longer, fuller-looking lashes. In just 4 weeks see longer, thicker, fuller-looking lashes.”
I tried it: the serum: My first gripe right off the bat was the lack of a spoolie; instead, you get a wand with a stiff little brush. (The photo above is blurry, but you can vaguely see what I’m talking about.) While this brush might be great for applying the serum to your brows, it’s a disaster for applying to the lashes. More often than not, I wound up with product in my eye–and let me tell you, this stuff burns.
I have to be honest and say that while I tried taking before and after photos, I didn’t see a huge difference. However…my lashes feel a little different. They seem less brittle, and I do think perhaps they look a touch more fluttery since they’re not breaking off and falling out. But I didn’t get the length and thickness I was hoping for.
The verdict on the serum: Meh. I wouldn’t necessarily discourage you from trying this product, if you’re really really interested and catch it on sale–but I wouldn’t point it out to you, either. I’m sure it works well for some people–cosmetics often work great for some folks and not for others! But personally, I wasn’t that impressed–especially for the price–and I won’t be buying it again.
I tried it: the mascara: This is one of those products that I fell madly in love with at first, only to be let down later on. This mascara gives me great, natural-looking lashes: not too long or thick, just dark and fluttery. The tube actually has that lovely narrow design that scrapes most of the mascara off the spoolie as you pull the brush out of the tube, so you don’t wind up with lashes full of clumps. And to top it all off, despite not being waterproof, this mascara stays put pretty well and doesn’t flake or smudge away during the course of the day.
In other words: love, love, LOVE! That is…until I realized that the formula was only good for two months, maximum. After that, it turned almost gooey and rather clumpy. It no longer had the silky, cinch-to-apply consistency I loved.
The verdict on the mascara: It’s worth a try, if you like a more natural lash look and toss your mascara every 1-2 months anyway. Personally, I push mine closer to the 4-6 month mark, so while this is a fab formula, it just isn’t quite right for me, and I probably won’t be buying it again.
Do you guys like Wet n Wild products? Any mascara recommendations for me? I’m always on the lookout for new cruelty-free mascaras to try!