Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Purchase Review & Comparison: Wet N Wild Mega Liner vs. K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner

Hi there! Long time no blog. Sorry for the lack of posts recently. Real life has had some hiccups along the way and it's also starting to get busy for me as the holiday season starts to come upon us. There are several reviews that I want to do and will do in the near future.

Today, I was going to do just a review of Wet N Wild Mega Liner but I decided to also do it as a comparison with my HG liner, K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner.

First of all, the one big difference is the price. Wet N Wild Mega Liner is only $3.99 here (will probably be cheaper on the continental U.S.) and K-Palette is around $15.99, depending on where you purchase it from. I bought the one pictured from iMomoko. It is a Limited Edition one because it is in the pink tubing. It normally comes in black tubing. The other difference is that there is a shaker mechanism in the tubing for K-Palette but none in Wet N Wild. I think that the shaker mechanism helps to keep the liquid fluid and flows better.

The saying that you get what you pay for holds true for this product. It was a disappointment for me in that the product does not come out evenly or nicely wet. It actually is a bit stiff and dry--kind of like a drying marker. It was also interesting that it didn't come out well because the tip of it is much thicker than the K-Palette.

If you work at it and layer it, then you'll get the kind of deep, dark lining that you would normally get with one swipe of K-Palette. I didn't want to work that much so after testing it out only that one time, I went over it with my K-Palette so I can't really review how well it lasts over a period of time.

I find that the Japanese-made pen liners work very well while the American made ones, I do not like. I had also tried Revlon's Color Stay liner and it didn't work well for me. While Physician's Formula may not be a Japanese brand, their pen liners are made in Japan and I find that it works out nicely too.

I'm going to add a bonus NOTD here. I normally do not do my nails on a regular basis because I can't seem to paint my nails and be patient enough for it to dry. I always end up smudging it. I also love how Konad works but can't seem to do it either. Thanks to Incoco, I am able to do manicures with nice designs. This is my current manicure and I really like this design and coloring.

I know that Sally Hansen has nail polish strips like Incoco and I've used it once but didn't really test it out well. I'll do a review and comparison in the near future too.



ShinyPrettyThings said...

i looove japanese liners too! the only US liner that's worked on me was the Loreal Lineur Intense, i think it's called that. It's similar to the Lancom Artliner. but yeah i prefer dollywink liner!

your nails look so festive!

Sheila said...

I just can't do western formula liquid eye liner, they all use a felt tip applicator and that never works on me. I've heard Physician's Formula has a great brush tip eyeliner that's comparable to Dollywink, but I've never tried it.

Thanks for sharing! <3

Jamilla Camel said...

I agree with you on Japanese liners! HOWEVER, the NARS Stylo is excellent! Cute nails.

Sayaka said...

wow! Those nails look pretty cool!! I'm biased (since I'm Japanese, hehe) but I agree that Japanese eye liners work really well and don't smudge as much. I like KATE (japanese brand) eyeliners.

galpal.hi said...

@ShinyPrettyThings--Thank you for your comment! It's funny but I seem to have a "problem" with a lot of the Western "L" makeup lines. Since the L'Oreal one seems to work well, I might go ahead and take a look at it. K-Palette is definitely HG for me.


galpal.hi said...

@Sheila--A lot of people really like Dollywink but I haven't tried it--perhaps I should. I was apprehensive about trying Physician's Formula but since it has the lash conditioning ingredients in it, I decided to test it out and was pleasantly surprised. It was definitely an "Aha" moment when I read that it was made in Japan.


galpal.hi said...

@Jamilla--Gosh, I wish that I had written this post and had your comment a couple of days earlier. I just placed an order from NARS yesterday and had some credit that I needed to use up so I searched through their site trying to decide what to get. I would have definitely gone with your recommendation of the Stylo. Oh well, I'll try it out another time.

Thanks for your input!


galpal.hi said...

@Sayaka--Thank you so much for visiting and commenting. I haven't tried KATE eyeliners before. I've actually only used K-Palette. Once I discovered it, I didn't try anything else. I've also heard that Dollywink is excellent.

Thanks for the nice comment about my nails. I'm really liking it. I want to try out another design that I have but will test out the Sally Hansen one first so that I can do my review and comparison post.


Jian said...

Hello Kathy! Hope all is well with you and your family. Haven't seen you around on twitter a lot I don't think...*scratches head*. How is your youngest son these days?

Shame about the WnW eyeliner! :( I've never tried any of the pen ones from western brands..quite simply because I just don't trust them. I think once you've used the Japanese ones you really can't go back.

The NOTD is gorgeous! It's such a pretty design!! I love it!! :D

Anonymous said...

I know what you mean about Japanese and non-japanese liners... all the ones I like are Japanese LOL. I have never found a liner from a western brand, be in a pen or gel.. they all smudge or aren't very pigmented!!

hope everything is well on your end and that your has recovered now, Kathy!

Love your nails, the pattern is very very pretty!

Anonymous said...

oops I mean your son*

BV said...

I don't use liquid liners but my mother does and the K-palette is my mum's absolute fave product.

I am unsurprised by the disappointing wet n wild liner though, I guess I just can't believe something will outperform a Japanese brand.

I hope you are well and enjoying life! I hope your son is okay too!

I cannot use Sally Hansen strips - I've tried and tried. They look horribly bumpy and ugly on me. Incoco looks like a much better deal to me! I adore the design.

I'm a bit curious to know what you got in the sephora FF sale.. I confess I went a bit loopy and got more stuff than I intended!!

Take care - speak to you soon


galpal.hi said...

@Jian--I totally agree with you on that once you use Japanese liners, you really can't go back to using anything else.

Thank you, everything is well. Just been really busy. It's actually my busy season coming up for work too so I may be less visible for a while.


galpal.hi said...

@Nic Nic--I think that you're the one who likes Kate liners over K-Palette, at least I think it was Kate. I have yet to try any other brand besides K-Palette. It's been my HG for a while now.

My son is doing well--very well actually. He's no longer using the brace or crutches although doesn't walk normally yet.


galpal.hi said...

@BV--Yes, K-Palette is awesome!

I used the Sally Hansen strips once and it was okay but didn't really test it out well to do a good review on it. I will be changing my nail design soon so I will use a Sally Hansen one. I didn't experience the problem that you did though.

I was REALLY good with regards to the FF & VIB sale. I got some things for others as a CP but for myself I bought only Clarisonic brush heads and some other necessities. Nothing fun and exciting at all. In fact, I didn't even purchase anything from VIB sale. That's quite amazing for me!


tiffyama said...

Ah! Thanks for this comparison! I've grown to absolutely love the k-palette liner you gifted me. ♡ I think it just took a lot of patience to master a nice line...because when doing so, the finish is so clean! I don't know how I could ever go back to any other liner. heh heh.

Ooh! Love your nails too!

galpal.hi said...

@tiffyama--I'm so glad that you like the K-Palette! It's definitely HG for me.