wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powders | Review & Swatches

Friday, September 08, 2017
About a year ago, wet n wild released two brand new highlighters as limited edition products in their "Into the Wildflowers" limited edition collection (that I reviewed). These wet n wild megaglo highlighting powders were called "Crown of My Canopy" and "Precious Petals." As you may remember, these highlighters absolutely blew up in the makeup world. They were so awesome that they immediately sold out, leaving many customers in a rage. Everyone wanted wet n wild to move them into their product lineup as permanent products, as well as to restock them in a timely manner. wet n wild definitely got plenty of attacks on social media from angry customers. wet n wild eventually produced more and released them into the limited edition "Autumn Lush" collection (which I also reviewed). Finally, wet n wild made the shades the permanent. Over the last few months, wet n wild released four, brand new shades of the highlighting powders. We now have six total highlighters to enjoy.

I wanted to dedicate an entire post to these highlighters for many reasons. First, I think that they are hands down the best highlighters at the drugstore, and at $5 you really cannot go wrong. They probably even kick butt against some high-end highlighters. Next, the formula is very soft and buttery, making application a dream. I also enjoy the sleek packaging and the flower design impressed into the powder. Finally, these highlighters are so glam. I prefer glam, in your face highlight, as opposed to natural highlights. I find myself using these on days where I need my makeup to be absolutely glam and on point.

As if I have not yet convinced you to purchase these highlighters, I want to move into reviews and swatches of each one in the collection. I started with the two original ones, which I have already swatched and reviewed here on the blog before. If you stick around until the end, I have a special comparison for you.

wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powders
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powders

Precious Petals

Out of the two original wet n wild megaglo highlighting powders, "Precious Petals" was my favorite. That is because it is lighter than "Crown of my Canopy," and not as gold. It is almost a mixture of a slightly gold highlight and one that is more pearly.

wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Precious Petals
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder in Precious Petals
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Precious Petals
Precious Petals
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Precious Petals swatch
Precious Petals swatch

Crown of my Canopy

"Crown of my Canopy" is a very gold highlight, and better for people that have a slightly darker complexion than myself. That does not stop me from using it, however.

wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Crown of my Canopy
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder in Crown of my Canopy
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Crown of my Canopy
Crown of my Canopy
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Crown of my Canopy swatch
Crown of my Canopy swatch

Botanic Dream

"Botanic Dream" is a light pink highlighter. For me, there is no getting past the pink. I think it is probably meant for some daring people, and maybe certain skin tones. I will use it, but I cannot see myself using it as much as other natural colors.

wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Botanic Dream
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder in Botanic Dream
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Botanic Dream
Botanic Dream
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Botanic Dream swatch
Botanic Dream swatch

Golden Flower Crown

"Crown of my Canopy" was the gold highlight in town, until "Golden Flower Crown" came along and blew it out of the water. They are very different golds, which is good. "Crown of my Canopy" is a darker shade of gold.

wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Golden Flower Crown
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder in Golden Flower Crown
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Golden Flower Crown
Golden Flower Crown
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Golden Flower Crown swatch
Golden Flower Crown swatch

Blossom Glow

I have to say that "Blossom Glow" is my favorite new shade out of the bunch. It is not white, but more of a pearly, off-white color that has some light gold and pink in it. I really tend to gravitate toward lighter, whiter highlights. I just know that when I put it on my cheek I am going to be like "girrrrlll."

wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Blossom Glow
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder in Blossom Glow
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Blossom Glow
Blossom Glow
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Blossom Glow swatch
Blossom Glow swatch

Royal Calyx

The final wet n wild megago highlighting powder is Royal Calyx, which is a cool-toned purple color. I have the same feelings about this color as I do for the pink shade. There is probably a time and place for this one, but it will not be a go-to for me.

wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Royal Calyx
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder in Royal Calyx
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Royal Calyx
Royal Calyx
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Royal Calyx swatch
Royal Calyx swatch

Comparisons

When I first saw the shades "Royal Calyx" and "Botanic Dream" I instantly thought of the limited edition shades "Lilac to Reality" and "The Sweetest Bling" from the Queen of My Heart collection, which I also have a review of. I cannot be the only one, right?! I wanted to do a side-by-side comparison of the highlighters for you to see if wet n wild is trying to pull a fast one on us. I have done a side-by-side of the products themselves, angled to have them shine in the light. I then did side-by-side swatches. I was careful not to get my finger in the hearts while swatching, because they are a different color.

wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Royal Calyx vs Lilac to Reality
Royal Calyx vs Lilac to Reality
Both "Royal Calyx" and "Lilac to Reality" look the same in the pan in the light. In my opinion, they even swatched the same. I think in the picture that "Royal Calyx" looks darker than "Lilac to Reality," but in real life I could not see a difference. I 100% think that they are the same highlighter with a different name. I guess we only got three new shades, right?

wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Royal Calyx vs Lilac to Reality swatches
Royal Calyx vs Lilac to Reality swatches
wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Botanic Dream vs The Sweetest Bling
Botanic Dream vs The Sweetest Bling
I really cannot see a difference between "Botanic Dream" and "The Sweetest Bling" just by holding them in the light. I find it quite funny that their names rhyme. I will say that both in the picture and in real life that "Botanic Dream" swatched slightly darker than "The Sweetest Bling." I cannot bring myself to say that "Botanic Dream" is an absolute dupe for "The Sweetest Bling," but they are so similar that I do not think it really matters. They are both pink highlighters that are so similar that I definitely think that wet n wild was up to no good. 

wet n wild megaglo Highlighting Powder Botanic Dream vs The Sweetest Bling swatches
Botanic Dream vs The Sweetest Bling swatches
My final thoughts on the comparison is that I fully believe that wet n wild brought the limited edition shades into their regular line and just changed the names and took away the heart color in the center. If you really enjoyed the limited edition shades and were sad that they were limited edition, I say be happy and use them up because replenishments do exist!

When people review highlighters they tend to mention whether or not they emphasize texture on the skin where applied. I do not feel as though I have any texture where I apply my highlighters, so that is not a problem for me. It is possible that these will emphasize texture for you if you have an issue with that. Makeup works differently for everyone. What works for me may not work for you, and vice versa. I also do not think that these look like a colored stripe on my face, which is another common highlighter problem.

Are you a fan of the wet n wild megaglo highlighting powders? Did you find my review, swatches, and comparisons helpful? Which shades are your favorite? I would love to have a chat with you down in the comments section. Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine!

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