|I apologize for the grainy quality of these images, I practically took these in the dark.|
The first thing I noticed was the packaging of the eyeliner. For me, it's the ideal configuration: long handle, fine brush tip. I feel that this design allows for the most precise application. As for the blush, I really like the large surface area, perfect for picking up an even amount on my brush. It is also a pretty shade of bright pink with a hint of warmth, which is just what I've been looking for.
But it's time to put these products to the test. What kind of quality would I get for the price? I started with the eyeliner. Let me just start by saying that on Wet N Wild's product development team, turquoise must be another word for GREEN. While it's a lovely, bright shade of jade green, there's no hint of blue in this eyeliner. Even so, it's still a pretty, wearable shade. I wore it using a "double eyeliner" technique. I did this by drawing a winged line with black eyeliner, and then stacking the "turquoise" eyeliner on top of the black line.
The color is richly pigmented and the application was smooth and precise. After 8 hours of wear there was a little smudging, but not noticeably so. All in all, I'd say that you get more than what you pay for with this eyeliner.
I think I was most pleasantly surprised with the blush. In general, I've always had good experiences with Wet N Wild liquid liners. However, I've had less luck with blush. Unless I pay an arm and a leg for it, most cheap-o drugstore blushes have little pigmentation. After throwing away two nearly-new drugstore blushes in the last week, I had little faith that Heather Silk would work out. (also a misnomer, by the way. heather and silk elude to a pale pink, this shade is quite bold) I needed only a touch of it on my blush brush to bring a healthy flush to my cheeks.
Looking pretty good on the cheap! I'd say these products are a win/win! :D