Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Update: Drugstore Beauty Jane AquaCeutical BlushStix and Wet N Wild Speed Gloss



During a Drugstore Paparazzi Raid back in May, I came across the Jane BlushStix and Wet N Wild's Speed Gloss. I've tried them out since then and here are my quick thoughts :

Jane BlushStix in Shimmering Brown. The cream blush stick is easy to apply. You dab a few dots on and blend with fingers or other desired tool. It dries down pretty well, leaving a dewy finish, but not as tacky and wet as some other cream/cheek stain products. The color may be a shimmering brown on very fair skins, but on my 'in the middle' NC40 skin, it is barely a blush with a cool silver sheen to it. On my sister who is a wee bit darker than myself, it adds no color and is pointless for her. The only other color available is a lighter pink and I feel safe in assuming these aren't brown girl friendly. (roughtly $7)

Wet N Wild Speed Gloss. I picked up two of these glosses enticed by their shimmering iridescence. The one pictured, which I use the most is 942 Frenzied- a goldish green gloss. It has menthol in it as it calls itself an 'energy boosting lip shine'. Does that mean it's a plumper, or just gives a kick? Either way, I love it and use it daily. I add it over nude color to give that subtle green flash of iridescence like one of my fave Dior lip glosses (Beige Linen? I never get the numbers straight on those Dior glosses). Surprisingly, the tip of the gloss isn't rounded, but has a hard plastic slanted tip. Not common, but not uncomfortable. I think I need to buy a back up! It comes in a variety of colors! ($3.99)

Have any of you tried these out yet? How do you like them?

6 comments:

Max Gibson said...

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B said...

Oh shucks!! I was hoping that the Jane blush would work. I don't think I've ever seen anything like that in a drugstore. And since you approve---I am so going to be picking up at least one of those W&W glosses!

yummy411 said...

@ max: thanks a million!

@ b: yeh def grab a wnw gloss!

Caramel Diva said...

I need to pick up some of those WNW lip glosses...that blush looks great with your skin tone!

Askmewhats said...

awww that is a great bday gift and you deserve it!!!! Connie definitely is a very sweet girl!!! She can make you feel special...I swear :)

Girl! You are making me feel special..isn't birthdays all about you??? Why are you giving me such a wonderful award??? THANK YOU!!!!

yummy411 said...

nikki, you deserve the award! hugs sis!