wet n wild Limited Edition Flights of Fancy Collection | Summer 2018

It is my pleasure to introduce you to the wet n wild Limited Edition Flights of Fancy collection. Reviewing the limited edition collections is a very popular series on the blog, and I am glad that I get to do it yet another time for you all. This is definitely a collection to get pumped up for. With past collections the shades included were not typically everyday wear friendly, and more so intentioned for collectors. Flights of Fancy is definitely wearable and suitable for a variety of skintones. This is the largest collection that wet n wild has ever released, and it is for a good cause. They actually donated $10,000 to the Audubon Society, which is a nonprofit that cares for birds! How awesome is that?! 

I do feel obligated to share my frustrations with the release and purchasing aspect of this collection, as I feel the way wet n wild handled it was distasteful. When the collection was released I was at work and did not want the box to sell out. I used my phone to go directly to the box's page and purchased the box. When I got home later that evening something made me go onto wet n wild's website to view the collection on a larger screen. That was when I realized a few things:
  1. There are products that wet n wild did NOT put in the box, but must be purchased separately
  2. There are products that have not yet been released
  3. There is a nail polish box that is already sold out
I was not expecting wet n wild to put a "selection" of products into the box. I thought that I was spending my money on everything. They did this so quietly and sneakily, they could have at least put in the description of the box that this was only a selection so that I would know to look for more. I was also ticked because the box qualified for free shipping, and if I bought the other products I would end up spending a small fortune to ship everything separately. Furthermore, the nail polish was sold out and based upon reading social media comments it sounded like it was showing sold out from the moment it went live on the site, as if they had no product to sell.

I started going back and forth in my mind, trying to decide what to do. I considered buying what was available, paying the shipping, then making a third order when the nail polish and blush brush was available. I considered waiting to see if any drugstores around me got the products, taking the risks that they would not, would but they would sell out fast, or that they would sell out online while I dragged my feet. After walking away for a few hours I returned to buy the one lip gloss, eyeliner, and lip scrub missing from the box. A few days later the nail polish and blush brush became available, so I placed a third order.

As you can see, this ended up being a costly and discouraging venture. I hope that in the future wet n wild can get their releases together, have them be a smooth experience, and be more transparent about what you are getting. Now, let's move on from this negativity onto a more positive note. I DO have the entire collection, and I am swatching/reviewing and providing first impressions for everything. Time to get started.

wet n wild Limited Edition Flights of Fancy Collection
wet n wild Limited Edition Flights of Fancy Collection

wet n wild Limited Edition Flights of Fancy Collection Box


wet n wild Limited Edition Flights of Fancy Collection Box
wet n wild Limited Edition Flights of Fancy Collection Box


wet n wild Limited Edition Flights of Fancy Collection Box

wet n wild Limited Edition Flights of Fancy collectible pin

While the wet n wild limited Edition Flights of Fancy collection is pretty awesome, I must admit I am overly stoked about the collectible pin. It was included with the box while supplies last. If you ordered the box and did not receive a pin, they simply ran out of them. I think it is super cute, and I am not afraid to push a little brand power. I will put the pin on my denim jacket.

wet n wild Limited Edition Flights of Fancy collectible pin
wet n wild Limited Edition Flights of Fancy collectible pin

wet n wild Pro Brush Line Blush Brush P72

The pro brush line blush brush reminds me a lot of the Real Techniques Bold Metals brush blush in terms of size and shape. wet n wild's version is a tad bit larger. Based upon my extensive experience with the Real Techniques brush, I believe this one will do the job. This special edition brush is actually purple, while the brush line itself is pink. My Walgreens set of brushes is silver.

wet n wild Pro Brush Line blush brush P72
wet n wild Pro Brush Line blush brush P72

wet n wild photofocus Primer Water Spray in Paradise Potion

A setting spray is not really a product that can be swatched, but more so needs to be tested on the face. So far I have heard good things about it. I do use the dewy and matte setting sprays on the daily basis, and I can say that the mister is awesome and I think the products perform fine for the drugstore. With that being said, I do have high hopes for this primer water. I do not expect wet n wild to let us down. I will say that it frustrates me when wet n wild releases innovative to the beauty world products, or just innovative to their line/the drugstore products as limited edition. They are usually amazing and inexpensive, and products that you want to stick around. wet n wild, if you are reading this, can we keep the primer water, lip scrubs, and the Goth-o-Graphic loose highlighting powder, please?

wet n wild photofocus Primer Water Spray Paradise Potion
wet n wild photofocus Primer Water Spray in Paradise Potion

wet n wild coloricon Lip Glosses

I have said many times over that I absolutely detest lip gloss due to the feel and horrible staying power. However, I will compliment wet n wild's formula. The coloricon lip glosses are pleasingly pigmented and smooth, without feeling as sticky on the lips as other glosses. I am trying to get into using the ones that I have more layered over lipsticks. The shades in the Flights of Fancy collection are beautiful and definitely scream summer. If you are a lip gloss queen, you may want to consider picking these up. I think my favorite is Featherless, but check out that punch of color from Pout of Paradise!

wet n wild coloricon Lip Glosses
wet n wild coloricon Lip Glosses

Featherless

wet n wild coloricon Lip Gloss Featherless
wet n wild coloricon Lip Gloss in Featherless

wet n wild coloricon Lip Gloss Featherless swatch
Featherless swatch

Love Bird Affair

wet n wild coloricon Lip Gloss Love Bird Affair
wet n wild coloricon Lip Gloss in Love Bird Affair

wet n wild coloricon Lip Gloss Love Bird Affair swatch
Love Bird Affair swatch

Shut the Pluck Up

wet n wild coloricon Lip Gloss Shut the Pluck Up
wet n wild coloricon Lip Gloss in Shut the Pluck Up

wet n wild coloricon Lip Gloss Shut the Pluck Up swatch
Shut the Pluck Up swatch

Pout of Paradise

wet n wild coloricon Lip Gloss Pout of Paradise
wet n wild coloricon Lip Gloss in Pout of Paradise

wet n wild coloricon Lip Gloss Pout of Paradise swatch
Pout of Paradise swatch

Fly Gal

wet n wild coloricon Lip Gloss Fly Gal
wet n wild coloricon Lip Gloss in Fly Gal

wet n wild coloricon Lip Gloss Fly Gal swatch
Fly Gal swatch

wet n wild megaliner Liquid Eyeliners

I have felt underwhelmed by the megaliner eyeliners in past collections. I think it is because they have primarily been metallic, which makes them swatch more patchy and streaky. There are two standard formula liners in this collection, and Gilded Wings is actually a metallic liquid eyeliner. Gilded Wings swatched very well, so hopefully wet n wild worked out the kinks! I really liked how the remaining two swatches turned out. They were highly pigmented in one swipe. With some less expensive eyeliners I have run into the issue of the product wiping away as you build up the line on your eyes. I do not anticipate that these will do the same. I am not a fan of wild colors in my makeup, but this collection really makes me want to branch out. You Are My Wingman is just stunning. While it does seem like more of a lip shade, I am dying to put it on my eyes.

wet n wild megaliner Liquid Eyeliners
wet n wild megaliner Liquid Eyeliners

You Are My Wingman

wet n wild megaliner Liquid Eyeliner You Are My Wingman
wet n wild megaliner Liquid Eyeliner in You Are My Wingman

wet n wild megaliner Liquid Eyeliner You Are My Wingman swatch
You Are My Wingman swatch

Winged n' Wild

wet n wild megaliner Liquid Eyeliner Winged n' Wild
wet n wild megaliner Liquid Eyeliner in Winged n' Wild

wet n wild megaliner Liquid Eyeliner Winged n' Wild swatch
Winged n' Wild swatch

Gilded Wings

wet n wild megaliner Liquid Eyeliner Gilded Wings
wet n wild megaliner Liquid Eyeliner in Gilded Wings

wet n wild megaliner Liquid Eyeliner Gilded Wings swatch
Gilded Wings swatch

wet n wild perfectpout Lip Scrubs

Potted lip scrubs already exist in the beauty world, but I cannot think of any at the drugstore level. wet n wild killed it with these two scrubs. First of all, they smell delicious, especially the watermelon one! Second, you get a generous amount of product per pot. The grit is fine and gentle enough that your lips get effectively exfoliated, without having to follow up with another exfoliator and without discomfort. I like to follow up exfoliation with a lip balm.

wet n wild perfectpout Lip Scrubs
wet n wild perfectpout Lip Scrubs

Pecker Up

wet n wild perfectpout Lip Scrub Pecker Up
wet n wild perfectpout Lip Scrub in Pecker Up

Citrus Elixir

wet n wild perfectpout Lip Scrub Citrus Elixir
wet n wild perfectpout Lip Scrub in Citrus Elixir

wet n wild coloricon Baked Blushes

wet n wild normally does a good job with blush, highlighter, and the like. In swatching these I think the wet n wild quality is there, but I do have some concerns. Hummingbird Hype is more of a gold-tone with a smidge of pink, but not enough pink to call it rose gold. It is hardly a blush shade. Furthermore, all of the blushes are extremely shimmery, to the point that I think they will function better as highlighter. These shades would honestly be too dark for my complexion to use as highlighter. I presume that I will use them as blush that casts it's own highlight, but I find the color choices and formula to be odd choices.

wet n wild coloricon Baked Blushes
wet n wild coloricon Baked Blushes

Hummingbird Hype

wet n wild coloricon Baked Blush Hummingbird Hype
wet n wild coloricon Baked Blush in Hummingbird Hype

wet n wild coloricon Baked Blush Hummingbird Hype swatch
Hummingbird Hype swatch

Dare to Soar

wet n wild coloricon Baked Blushes Dare to Soar
wet n wild coloricon Baked Blush in Dare to Soar


Don't Flutter Yourself

wet n wild coloricon Baked Blush Don't Flutter Yourself
wet n wild coloricon Baked Blush in Don't Flutter Yourself

wet n wild coloricon Baked Blush Don't Flutter Yourself swatch
Don't Flutter Yourself swatch

wet n wild coloricon Eyeshadow Quads

I love me some wet n wild eyeshadow, and these colors are gorgeous! wet n wild always hits it out of the ballpark for drugstore pigmentation and color choice, and this set is no different. I did not notice much kick-up when I was swatching these quads. When I swatched the new for 2018 quads my desk was an absolute mess due to the formula being so powdery. Hopefully wet n wild has seen the error in their ways and has corrected it. While everything is nice, I am attracted to Hasta LaCosta Baby the most.

wet n wild coloricon Eyeshadow Quads
wet n wild coloricon Eyeshadow Quads

Flock Party

wet n wild coloricon Eyeshadow Quad Flock Party
wet n wild coloricon Eyeshadow Quad in Flock Party

wet n wild coloricon Eyeshadow Quad Flock Party swatch
Flock Party swatch

Stop Ruffling My Feathers

wet n wild coloricon Eyeshadow Quad Stop Ruffling My Feathers
wet n wild coloricon Eyeshadow Quad in Stop Ruffling My Feathers

wet n wild coloricon Eyeshadow Quad Stop Ruffling My Feathers swatch
Stop Ruffling My Feathers swatch

Hasta LaCosta Baby

wet n wild coloricon Eyeshadow Quad Hasta LaCosta Baby
wet n wild coloricon Eyeshadow Quad in Hasta LaCosta Baby

wet n wild coloricon Eyeshadow Quad Hasta LaCosta Baby swatch
Hasta LaCosta Baby swatch

wet n wild Limited Edition Flights of Fancy Nail Collection Box

wet n wild Limited Edition Flights of Fancy Nail Collection Box
wet n wild Limited Edition Flights of Fancy Nail Collection Box

wet n wild Limited Edition Flights of Fancy Nail Collection Box

wet n wild megalast Nail Color

The last set I want to discuss in the wet n wild limited edition Flights of Fancy collection is the nail box. I was very excited to discover that these megalast nail colors have the ManiCurve brush, which I love and think that all brands need to adopt. The brush is super soft and is the correct size for effortlessly painting your nails. It also spreads out to coat the nail. I was surprised to see that wet n wild did not use their standard megalast bottle for these polishes. In fact, you get less polish per bottle with these bottles. I am not really mad about that, considering you get six options. The colors are not necessarily unique for my monster of a collection, but they are very summery and I will be rocking them this summer. I am pleased with the swatches. I think my favorite is The High Life because I am a sucker for blue nail polish and plenty of glitter.

wet n wild megalast Nail Color
wet n wild megalast Nail Color

The High Life

wet n wild megalast Nail Color The High Life
wet n wild megalast Nail Color in The High Life

Fly With Envy

wet n wild megalast Nail Color Fly With Envy
wet n wild megalast Nail Color in Fly With Envy

Tweet-er Part

wet n wild megalast Nail Color Tweet-er Part
wet n wild megalast Nail Color in Tweet-er Part

Tou-can Play That Game

wet n wild megalast Nail Color Tou-can Play That Game
wet n wild megalast Nail Color in Tou-can Play That Game

Bird in Bloom

wet n wild megalast Nail Color Bird in Bloom
wet n wild megalast Nail Color in Bird in Bloom

Bird's Eye View

wet n wild megalast Nail Color Bird's Eye View
wet n wild megalast Nail Color in Bird's Eye View

To summarize the wet n wild limited edition Flights of Fancy collection, if you have been wondering if it is worth the hype I really do think it is. Even though it contains some products or colors that are not necessarily up my alley, I know that they will be appreciated by others. It is obvious to me the time and thought that went into curating this collection, down to the color choices, innovative products, and the sheer amount of products that were in this collection. Despite the yet again horrible release experience, I do give my stamp of approval to this collection. Did you buy anything from this collection? Will you be purchasing anything after seeing my swatches? I want to discuss the collection with you in the comments below. Until next time, continue to let your true beauty shine.

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