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Wet n Wild Megaglo Highlighting Powder Review

Last week I was casually taking a stroll down the makeup aisle in Clicks and spotted a new shade of the Megaglo Highlighter Powders. As you guys know, the first 2 shades – Crown Of My Canopy and Precious Petals – finally launched in South Africa in 2017, but since then we haven’t gotten any of the new shades in stock. That is until a few weeks ago, when I found another shade called Blossom Glow. I’m not sure if we’ll be getting the other shades that Wet n Wild released a while ago in the USA, but I do hope we do. Since I’ve already reviewed Precious Petals and Crown Of My Canopy I thought I’d update the post and include my review of the Blossom Glow shade. This way I won’t have to write a separate blog post for just one shade.


Packaging: These come in a standard Wet n Wild compact. It’s plastic but very sturdy and the powder is tightly packed. Just be sure not to drop them! The powder each has a beautiful leaf pattern embossed on them and I love how it gives the product a pretty “edge”. Each highlighter contains 0.19 OZ. / 4.5 g of product. 


Formula:

When I first swatched these, I was blown away by the formula. I mean, WHOA! It feels velvety and is soft, smooth and easily blendable. It definitely does have some shimmer but nothing in the lanes of hard glitter chunks or anything. It just gives your skin a beautiful luminous glow. The shade Blossom Glow felt different though. The formula was more stiff and was a bit chunky when I swatched it.

Performance & Longevity:

The shades Precious Petals and Crown Of My Canopy applied so beautifully on my skin. I applied a very sheer layer the first time I used it as I was going for a subtle, soft makeup look. The result was a beautiful, lit from within glow that I absolutely loved. The second time around, I was going for more of a glam look. I built it up very intensely and again, it was beautiful! I did however notice that the more you build it up, the more shimmer is left on your face. Now, for me personally I don’t mind the shimmers, because unlike a few other highlighters I tried, the shimmers in this one did not accentuate my pores and I didn’t resemble a glitter disco ball. After about 3 hours the shimmers started to fade, but I was still left with a beautiful highlight. Both of these lasted a good 7 hours on me, which is amazing for a drugstore highlighter.

The shade Blossom Glow was a miss for me unfortunately. It wasn’t as smooth as the other 2 and the formula doesn’t feel the same. The color is way too light for my skin as well. I just feel it’s not the same quality as the other two unfortunately. It doesn’t feel rough in the pan but it’s definitely not very smooth/silky either. It also has a bit of chunkiness to it which I wasn’t a fan of. I mean, it’s not the worst highlighter but it pales in comparison to Precious Petals and Crown Of My Canopy. I did notice that there was a slight price difference between this one and the other two, so I’m not sure if perhaps that is why it does not perform the same way. This one didn’t last as long on my skin and was a total miss for me, sadly.


Shade Range:

These come in a variety of shades but we only have 3 available in South Africa:

  • Precious Metals  – a pink champagne shade that has a pretty pearly finish. Perfect for light – medium skin tones.
  • Crown Of My Canopy – a peachy/coppery bronze shade perfect for olive – dark skin tones. This one was a bit too dark for my liking, so I ended up using it a blush topper. I really loved the end result of using it as a blush topper as apposed to using it as a highlighter. 
  • Blossom Glow – a whitish pink shade suited to fair skin tones.

Dupes:

Okay, so I went through my “stash” to see if I could find some dupes for you guys.

As you can see below, Precious Petals is SUCH a close dupe for Becca Cosmetics Opal. The only difference is Becca creamier and more gold.

It is also a close dupe for Becca X Jaclyn Hill Champagne PopThe only difference besides the formula is Precious Petals is rosier as opposed to Champagne Pop which is more gold. 

I couldn’t find a dupe for Crown Of My Canopy or Blossom Glow but if you have found dupes for it please share it in the comments below. 

Where To Purchase:

I purchased these at Clicks for R89.95 each. The weird thing is I payed R64.95 for the shade Blossom Glow. I know right!? How weird. Anyway, besides Blossom Glow being a miss for me I think Wet n Wild hit it out of the park with the other two shades. A knockout highlighter for under R100!? Kudos Wet n Wild. Kudos for stepping up and bringing us a high quality highlighter at such an affordable price. Take notes, Catrice and Essence. You can find these from Clicks online here and here.

Overall:

If you aren’t into shimmery highlighters, these might not be for you. For the price though, I think you could pick one up to try. If it doesn’t work as a highlighter for you, perhaps try using it a blush topper or inner corner highlight. I have combination skin, so perhaps it will adhere differently to your skin type and won’t end up being too shimmery.

For those of you who loves shimmering, poppin’ highlighters, or just great highlighters in general these are worth a shot. The best part is Wet n Wild is cruelty free.

Have you tried these highlighters before? Let me know how you found them in the comments. 

3 Comments

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  3. SimpleSerenity

    We had wet and wild for few months here and I really want to buy at least one of their highlighters, but I already have so many highlighters that I can’t justify it. I did buy highlighter brush from one of their limited editions and it is so nice. Precious Petals looks like perfect shade for me, I need it definitely even though I have so many highlighters already. Great review. xx

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