Thursday, 2 May 2013

Veracious Product Review: Wet N' Wild Cover All Cream Foundation

Hi, everyone- Time for another product review! It's no secret that I'm a sucker for high-end, luxurious beauty products, but that doesn't leave me immune to amazing budget buys. Once in a while, there's nothing better than perusing the drugstore for affordable gems. Today's featured item is just that- an extremely wallet-friendly little goody.

During a visit to Wal-Mart a couple months ago, I decided to eye up the Wet N' Wild display. I've been increasingly interested in the brand, as they've really been stepping up their game lately and they're cruelty-free, both of which have not gone unnoticed. I instantly spotted a new offering from the brand, Cover All Cream Foundation. I had seen this reviewed on a couple of blogs, so I was quick to pick it up and learn more. 

As you can see, the foundation is contained in a transparent squeeze tube:


The back of the tube touts the benefits of the foundation: long-wear, moderate to full coverage, a lightweight texture with a satin-matte finish, and integrated skin care benefits to target aging and dull skin. I was immediately intrigued!

My skin is combination/oily, so I've struggled with finding a foundation that is both long-wearing and light with a satin-but-not-greasy finish. This seemed to fit the bill!


Here are the ingredients, for those who are interested!


I picked up the lightest shade of the range, #815 Fair. Here's a swatch of the shade, each swipe more fully blended than the last:

Wet N' Wild Cover All Cream Foundation in #815 Fair (L-R), swatched heavily, slightly blended, and almost fully blended (in warm, natural light)
Wet N' Wild Cover All Cream Foundation #815 Fair (in cooler, artificial light)

And here's a shot to demonstrate the texture. As you can see, when I dab a bit on the end of my finger is doesn't run or drip.


Here's a breakdown of my impressions!

Colour match: I find shade #815 Fair to be a great match for my skin in terms of underdone. It's a neutral-to-slightly warm shade with slight yellow undertones. Because the warmth in this shade is so subtle, I think this would suit both warm- and cool-toned skin. In terms of depth, this shade is slightly too pale for my NC15-20 skin. Definitely wearable for winter, but as the warmer weather approaches, I would prefer to mix this with one shade darker. I think this would be ideal for those with NC/NW15 skin tones!

Texture: As the picture above demonstrates, this truly is a cream texture. Definitely thicker than a liquid foundation, but not as dense as other cream foundations, like Revlon ColourStay Whipped Creme Makeup. It's thin enough to squeeze out easily from the tube. It definitely isn't light as air on the skin, but doesn't feel heavy either.

Application: This foundation applies like a dream! The first time I applied it, I might have even squealed with delight. Yes, I'm a beauty nerd. This smooths over skin effortlessly, with minimal blending needed. Has worked great with both fingers and buffing brush application.

Coverage: I'd say this is a true moderate coverage foundation. A touch of concealer is still needed afterwards on noticeable scars and blemishes. This could be built up to full coverage, but I think it would get cakey if layered too much. With a light hand, this can create a lovely nearly-sheer coverage. So a super versatile medium coverage!

Finish: As promised, this leaves a gorgeous satin-matte finish. Not dewy, but not flat. Just a nice glow!

Wear: For a satin-finish foundation, the wear time is great. This definitely lasts longer on my skin than other foundations like Bourjois Healthy Mix Serum and my much pricier Shu Uemura Face Architect. But does it last all day, as promised? Not so much. It does last quite well for 6-8 hours, then starts to break down and get a bit cakey. So I'd say this would be a perfect foundation to last you during your 9-to-5, but if you're planning on going out after work, you might want something a bit longer-wearing. If you don't have issues with oiliness, however, this just might go the distance!

Verdict: Overall, I am so pleased with this foundation! For the price, it really is incredible. The finish is ultra flattering on the skin, application is a breeze, the coverage is ideal (I love me a good medium coverage foundation), and the wear is quite impressive for a satin-finish formula. It's a staple in my kit!


And some before and after photos to demonstrate the foundation in action! 

Here are two shots of me wearing only moisturizer and primer (eep!):

"Before"- No Makeup

And this is me wearing only the Cover All Cream Foundation:

Me wearing only Wet N' Wild Cover All Cream Foundation in #815 Light


And finally, in the context of an completed makeup look:

Completed makeup look featuring Wet N' Wild Cover All Cream Foundation in #815 Fair


Overall, I feel so lucky to have discovered this frugal little gem! It's my go-to when I want decent coverage and don't require all-day wear. It really is a pleasure to use! And since it's so affordable, I will definitely buy the next darkest shade to wear during the summertime.

Have any of you tried this foundation? Does it sound like something you'd like to wear? Any other favourites from Wet N' Wild lately?

Thanks for reading! xo

39 comments:

  1. I remember being a pre-teen/teenager using Wet 'N Wild products. I only bought them because they were cheap, and I've been steering clear of the brand because I considered it very low quality, but recently I've been eyeing some of their products in the drug store, and they seem to be up to par with many other brands available there. I think it's time to give this brand another chance!

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    1. Yes, they're definitely worth another chance! They're really improved their quality over the past few years :)

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  2. I don't think I've ever really tried Wet N Wild as the brand isnt readily available here in Australia, but it looks amazing on your skin. It looks so nicely blended and has pretty good coverage too! I've heard it was a very inexpensive brand, so jealous it's not here in Australia!

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    1. Aww, thanks! Too bad the brand isn't in Australia- it's incredibly cheap but the quality is getting much better. Hopefully the line makes it to stores near you in the future :)

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  3. I don't know if I've ever owned a Wet 'N Wild product before, but you make this one sound so nice!! I've heard great things about their eyeshadows too :) Thanks for the review!!

    Ellie | Ellalogy 

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    1. Yeah, they're definitely worth checking out! When I was younger their stuff was very low-quality, but they've definitely been stepping things up lately. Glad you found the review helpful! xo

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  4. I am very impress about your opinion in this foundation, I actually love wet n' wild products like their lipstick and eyeliner, but I was/im kind of skeptical about this foundation, everything sound pretty amazing, I think that I am going to give it a try, I HOPE that it will not cause me breakouts.

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    1. Yeah, this foundation was definitely a pleasant surprise! Hasn't broken me out so far. Thanks for stopping by, Maricruz! xo

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  5. greaet review! It looks like it gives good coverag!

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    1. Thanks! The coverage really is impressive. Glad you found the review helpful :)

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  6. This sounds and looks amazing I love the before and after pictures you have the most perfect skin :-) I will look into buying this maybe a good price too x

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    1. Aww, thanks for the kind words! This foundation is definitely worth checking out! xo

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  7. I love finding a bargain like this! Wish they did this brand in the UK!

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    1. Aww, too bad they don't carry it in the UK! Thanks so much for following- will check out your blog soon :)

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  8. Can you believe I haven't try any of their products? I gotta get my hands on them ASAP, because I've heard so many good thing about them.
    As always - great review :).
    Have a lovely weekend, Jen :)!

    xx
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    1. I hadn't used any of their products in years, as they used to be pretty sketchy. But they've definitely stepped up their game lately! Glad you enjoyed the review! Hope your weekend has been great :)

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    1. Thanks so much, Fabrizia! :)

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    1. Thanks, Talisa! Glad you found the review helpful :)

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  11. I LOVE the Wet `n Wild foundations!The work really great for the low price :)
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    1. Aww, thanks! Glad you enjoyed the review and that you're a fan of Wet N' Wild too! Will check out your blog soon :)

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    1. Thanks, Naville! I'm really loving it! xo

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  13. I love the finish of this! I'm going to New York in May and Wet n Wild is one of the USA drugstore brands I'm most excited to try out!

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    1. Aww, you should definitely check this one out! Never thought I'd love a $5 foundation so much. Hope you have a great time on your trip to NYC :)

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  14. I like the wet n' wild eyeshadows! This foundation looks promising too! Thanks

    Caryl x
    http://www.mscaryl.com/

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    1. It's definitely worth checking out! And I know I'll have to try out their eye shadows sometime soon :) Thanks for stopping by, Caryl! xo

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  15. i used to use their eyeliners and sometimes lipsticks. never did try their liquid foundation, but i think your overall finished face looks great!

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    1. Aww, thanks! Really think the foundation is worth checking out. Thanks for stopping by! :)

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  16. What eep?? No eep!! You actually don't need foundation, not according to these wearing-only-moisturizer-and-primer shots! But I do like the product, I like that it's light. Or at least it seems so.:) I only started wearing foundation about 1 or 2 years ago (I'm 26:)) because I hate the feeling there's something on my face so I'm always looking for something that doesn't feel like anything.:)

    P.S.: I LOVE the complete make-up look in this post!!!

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    1. Haha, thanks, Peet! I am still sensitive about showing my makeup-free pictures, but I know my skin has gotten much better, so I should stop eeping about it! Thanks for the reminder :) Yes, this foundation really does feel quite light on the skin- you should check it out! And thanks for the kind words about the makeup look! xo

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  17. Good review, I like how this foundation looks on you!

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    1. Thanks so much! Glad you found the review helpful :)

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  18. Wow that's a cool product !
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    1. Thanks, Sara! I'm really loving it! :)

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  19. I just got some today, will this stuff make me break out? I am concerned because it does not say oil free or anything.

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All of your lovely comments make my day! Thanks for taking the time to share your musings, ideas, and opinions. Feel free to leave a link to your blog- I'd be happy to check it out :)