When it comes to makeup, Wet’n'Wild has long been known for their array of extremely affordable cosmetics. From nail polish to eye liner to powder and bronzer – odds are that Wet’n'Wild makes it at a price under $5.00 USD. What’s even better is that Wet’n'Wild is completely cruelty free and they have a decent amount of vegan options. In fact, they are pretty much the only drugstore option for vegan mascara.
I just finished my tube of MegaPlump Mascara, which claims to add “5x’s the volume” to your natural lashes. As I’ve stated in previous mascara reviews, my own lashes are long and I have plenty of them. What I really need, and want, is volume. Lots and lots of volume! The promise of so much volume at a $4.00 price tag was too tempting to pass up. After all, who am I to say no to cheap vegan makeup?
Granted, when one is buying $4.00 mascara, it seems clear that you shouldn’t expect it to live up to it’s claims. The Wet’n'Wild MegaPlump Mascara added slightly more volume to my own lashes. Would I say 5x’s the volume? Definitely not. Two coats of this provided about 1.5x’s the volume of my own lashes. However, I did like that it didn’t give me clumpy spider lashes. I’ve used way too many “volumizing” mascaras that really should have just been marketed as “will clump like crazy and end up making it look like you only have 10 lashes, but they’ll be really thick!”. I really liked that it wore well all day. For a non-waterproof formula it was pretty difficult to remove, which is both a good and a bad thing. Because I’m ultra paranoid about bacteria in eye makeup, I decided to toss this one before the container ran out.
Overall, this mascara is definitely worth the price. Don’t expect miracles, but for the price you really cannot complain. Especially since it’s so hard to find vegan mascara’s in general, much less at the drugstore. Could there be better out there? Possibly. I haven’t found it yet though.
Finding a decent vegan mascara has honestly been one of the hardest things to find a swap for. In fact, I’ve tried several that don’t even warrant reviews. Do you use vegan mascara? What’s your favorite brand?
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