I so rarely get lucky when it comes to finding new Wet ‘n Wild products in stores but I have been on a role lately! I found a Walgreeens in a retirement community and they have the best makeup selection totally randomly. I snagged a few of their new items and am excited to share, I wanted to talk about their Photo-Focus Pressed Powder that came out a few months ago and I have seen it around but only just decided to purchase it after a beauty guru raved about it. This powder comes in 8 shades and retails for $4.99. It provides a satin finish and claims to have light-diffusing particles that gives you a flawless complexion. I was super excited to give this a whirl.
I chose the shade Neutral Buff which is the second deepest shade but looked more pink to me and I thought that would work better with my undertones. This powder comes in a plain, plastic black compact that doesn’t feel terribly cheap but you know – drugstore quality. When I first felt this powder I was really impressed with how soft it felt, I use buttery to describe a lot of powders but honestly, this is whipped buttery which for some reason in my mind is softer than just buttery 😛 The colour was also spot on which almost never happens for me. I went in with the fluffiest powder brush that I own and buffed this on over my regular base routine and – meh, I don’t love it. I know that it is only $4.99 and what can I really expect but this product has been raved about! I thought it would provide a smooth, even, satiny powder veil and it actually tugged at my foundation and applied in patches for no reason that I could determine. It was very cakey in my under-eye area, around my nose and on my chin – this was only after a couple of buffs and I wasn’t packing the product on. I used the IT Cosmetics #3 Jumbo Powder Brush because it just makes any powder work – not this time which really shocked me since the powder was so darn smooth! I gave up buffing and finished with setting spray, things went from bad to worse and the powder gravitated to my pores L I wore all day and the texture of my face was just really bizarre and made me feel splotchy. When I attempted a touch up, I ended up picking my foundation up so I gave up and just washed my face for the day.
I mean, what can I say? It is a $4.99 powder and I feel like I got just what I paid for, it was really the hype around this product that led me to believe that it would be amazing and maybe it works for some – it certainly is not the worst powder that I have used. I wear a pretty matte base and thought that this would pair well with my other base products but it just didn’t. I cannot even tell you how it wore really because I was so distracted by how weird the overall texture of my skin looked. I have heard great things about other products from the Photo-Focus Line and did pick up a couple of other items that I have not tried yet – but fingers crossed! Honestly, this is the only dud out of the new stuff that I have tried from Wet ‘n Wild – excited to share more!!
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