I am very excited to write this blog post as you guys know I really really love dupes and cheaper drugstore alternatives that work just the same. I’ve never been very good at finding dupes for myself, and this has been a pretty successful dupe find if I should say so myself. If anyone has already compared the 2 products that I’m about to talk about, I swear I didn’t see them prior to writing this.
In a previous blog post, I reviewed the ever so popular Fenty Eaze Drop Blurring Skin Tint Foundation from Sephora that retails for $49 in Singapore. I’ve been using it almost daily since I bought it a couple of months ago and I’ve even gotten a second bottle – I really love this product so much! But as you have seen from the title of this post, I may have found something that works just as good for more than half the price.
I will not only be reviewing the Wet n Wild Tinted Hydrator Skin Tint in today’s An Honest Review post, but I will also be comparing it to the Eaze Drop Skin Tint. I hope this makes it easier for you to make a decision on which one would suit you better!
One fine day whilst your girl was browsing Shopee, as I always do, I scrolled and saw a popular local shop that imports American makeup called Juwel Cosmetics. I’ve known of them for quite awhile as I’ve gotten an Essence bronzer from this exact shop before, so I already knew they were genuine, and would happily answer questions I had about any item.
One of their top selling products in the store was the Wet n Wild Bare Focus Tinted Hydrator. At that point, it had 600+ sales. I was incredibly intrigued, as my experience with the Fenty Skin Tint had been positive. Despite me originally being a ‘foundation only’ girl, the Skin Tint had converted me. I now love skin tints and I am no longer afraid of them (I always thought they were too low in coverage).
I don’t know how no one ever converted me before this. I guess it was all about covering up my flaws, my acne and my scarring, and that was considered a good habit in the very one dimensional society that I live in in Asia.
I would also like to mention that this item contains 27ml of product as opposed to Fenty’s Eaze Drop that contains 32ml, so slightly more in the high end skin tint.
Special Mentions – The Ingredients
I don’t usually talk a lot about the ingredient lists in cosmetic products as I am not the kind to look for how organic a cosmetic product should be as realistically, I know that ‘all natural’ products don’t always necessarily work to serve the purpose that they promise. This is the case with skincare and haircare too – it just doesn’t work for me. But then again, this is just my opinion. I am also not someone who is an expert on all types of ingredients so I never really feel confident breaking them down for a reader.
The ingredients in this skin tint, however, are surprising as they are lovely – in it includes glycerin, hyaluronic acid (which I love!) and squalene (I also love!). How amazing is it to find a drug store skin tint for $15 that has all these great skincare benefits already in them? Even Fenty didn’t have this many skincare benefits.
I’m thoroughly impressed as I’m all for makeup that also acts as skincare. If this skin tint had SPF, that would be perfect. But I also think if SPF was added, it would drastically change the texture of the product for the worse, so maybe it’s good that it wasn’t added in.
I quickly messaged the seller and asked them what shade they would recommend me. I informed them that I had used both shades 5 and 8 for Fenty’s Skin Tint and that I could go with a shade that was similar to either one of these colours. She responded promptly and told me that Light Medium would be most suitable for me so I took her advice and purchased it. It arrived in just 2 days!
Happy to report back that Light Medium suits me just fine! Skin tints usually don’t pose that much of a problem even if the shade doesn’t fully match as the coverage isn’t high, so the difference isn’t hugely obvious.
According to Wet N Wild’s website, the range includes 11 shades, starting from Porcelain and ending at Deep. I would say this is an alright amount of shades for a skin tint, but if it were a foundation, it would be a big fat no no from me.
The packaging was.. very drugstore. I don’t know how else to explain it other than you could tell it wasn’t a high end product. This doesn’t necessarily mean it was packaged badly, but more like it was packaged simply. I don’t mind it at all.
It comes in a squeeze bottle and a screw on cap. Very simple and compact and would fit into anyone’s bag or even pocket. Nothing much to complain about the packaging at all but it’s definitely not bougie.
Wet N Wild VS Fenty – The Ultimate Showdown
I’m now going to directly compare the 2 products in terms of everything that I broke down above, and tell you who wins and why.
Price – Wet n Wild takes the cake. At just $15 (SGD), you can hardly find a skin base product that costs that little. Fenty will be out of many people’s price ranges as it almost hits $50.
Packaging – Fenty wins for sure. The Eaze Drop packaging is beautiful and feels very high-end, and comes in a unique oblong shape whereas the Wet n Wild Hydrator comes in a normal plastic squeeze tube.
Shade Range – Fenty has 25 shades whereas Wet n Wild has 11. Fenty has to win on this end. But if you can find a shade to suit you within the 11 that Wet n Wild has to offer, go for Wet n Wild.
Ingredients – Wet n Wild wins. If you look at the Fenty ingredient list, there are hardly any skincare benefits, whereas Wet n Wild has hyaluronic acid and squalene.
Product – I would say both look identical on the skin, but Wet n Wild is more watery. Both are lightweight and have a similar level of coverage, but the Fenty product has a more high-end ‘flawless’ finish that is quite clearly visible. If you’re on a budget, go for Wet n Wild. If you have $50 to spare, you won’t regret spending it on Fenty either. But if you’re particularly concerned about skincare, go for Wet n Wild. Squalene and hyaluronic acid are very important ingredients in skincare.
Based on all the things I mentioned about these 2 products, which would be your pick if money wasn’t an option? And why?