Mascara Monday: Wet ‘N Wild MegaPlump mascara

Well, well, well…look what we have here. The last time Wet ‘N Wild and I tangoed in the mascara department, it wasn’t very nice. I was not the biggest fan of Wet ‘N Wild’s MegaVolume mascara. In fact, it got the lowest rating in Clumps of Mascara history. Think her sister can win me back?

Wet ‘N Wild MegaPlump mascara

Price: 5 out of 5 
Packaging (Brush Wand): 4 out of 5
Overall: 3 out of 5

What it claims: 
From the packaging, which doesn’t say much.

The truth: Have you ever heard that saying, “You get what you pay for?” Uh…it’s pretty much true. 
What I loved about it: Check this out…

Errr, disregard by purchasing of a lollipop (I HAD to have it) but not only did I get the mascara for mega cheap but I had a coupon too. Oh…yeah!
What I didn’t like: The formula was extra thick. And I didn’t like this part…

Overall: Well the good news is that MegaPlump was nowhere near as horrific as MegaVolume. While the formula was pretty thick, applying it wasn’t too much of a challenge. The wand is okay.

It met my expectations as I didn’t expect anything super fancy. Mind if I’m honest? Everything about the mascara feels cheap. From the packaging not giving a lick of details, instructions or showing a picture of the wand, to the actual feel of the mascara in my head. It just didn’t feel sturdy. It reminded me of those “Let’s play make-up kits” that little girls had. Granted, I grew up this sisters but we weren’t THAT girly.
I know I shouldn’t complain as the mascara only cost me a little over $3 but still.

It didn’t seem to last long. A few minutes after application, it was gone with the wind. Exactly how that happened, I don’t know. I just know one minute I had decent volume and the next it was gone.

The volume that the mascara does provide is actually pretty good. My lashes were coated evenly without much clumping. The wand allowed me to separate my lashes with ease while wiggling from root to tip. One coat was great while a second coat really turned things up a notch. Very impressive! But the fact that it seemed to dissolve into thin air within minutes was just sad. Real sad.

Lashes without mascara
(did not curl lashes)

Lashes with 1 Coat

Lashes with 2 Coats

Would I recommend it?: I wouldn’t. It’s just not a good quality mascara. Can it get the job done? Sure. But will it stick around for lunch time and a 4pm meeting? Nope!
Have you tried any Wet ‘N Wild mascaras lately? Is it just me or have you had good experiences with them?

A crazed mascara reviewer,
  • Steph

    I tried mega volume and OMG… terrible. It's way more worth it to pay $3 more and get something from Maybelline (or any other brand for that matter).

  • Mary

    I had the exact same experience with this mascara. I read your review to see if I'd bought a bad tube or something, lol.

    I was fine with the packaging actually but I'm not picky about mascaras and usually buy whatever is on sale (aka cheapest) and this is the first time that approach has backfired on me. (love my lips brand waterproof mascara has lasted through swimming in an over chlorinated pool on me! So I guess that gave me too much faith in cheap mascara.)

    I did discover that this stuff is great for volume if you use a waterproof mascara over it…it keeps it from flaking into oblivion after an hour.

  • B

    Steph—> I completely agree. Try again, WnW.

    Mary—> I haven't tried it with a waterproof mascara over it. Hmmm, thanks for the tip!

  • sojazzy1

    My eyelashes are so limp and short that I primarily use MAC mascara's to get any type of definition. I would love it if I could find a cheap mascara

  • RainyDayDiva

    I've been experimenting with drugstore brands. Glad I saw your review and can pass this one up. I'll stick with Maybelline or CoverGirl when I can't get my favs.

  • B

    sojazzy1—> There are a lot of cheap mascaras that are as good as or better than MAC's. :)

    RainyDayDiva—> Yes ma'am, Mayb and CG do great when it comes to drugstore mascaras!

  • Anonymous

    Try the Black Radiance Body Building mascara. It really surprised me– nice color payoff and volume!

  • B

    I'll add it to my list. Thanks for the recommendation!

  • thedogismine

    I've never used a WnW mascara and it looks like I never will.

  • Nazih

    B, can you please try out the Chantecaille Faux Cils Mascara, would love to know if it's worth spending 40 dollars on a mascara :)

  • Shopping Addict

    I don't care for their mascaras, but I am loving their new eyeshadows a lot.

  • B

    Nazih—> I'll had it to the list. Ohhh weee, that's pricey!