Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Classic Beige and Amber Beige Review, Swatches, Shades and FOTD

Saturday, December 02, 2017



Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation Review, Swatches,Shades and FOTD

I was looking for Photo friendly foundation and my search ended with Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation in the shade Amber Beige. But when I received it, the shade was darker than I anticipated. My skin tone if described would appropriately be Medium Tan Neutral. I have Tarte Amazonian Clay Foundation in the same colour and it matches me as second skin, completely undetectable on my skin tone. Though Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Classic Beige is described as Medium Tan Neutral on the website. I thought probably going a shade darker would be a good choice; I was wrong!


Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation in India

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Classic Beige is a perfect match for me. Amber Beige looks like a mask and is way darker than my neck and chest. I am not sure of my shade in MAC but I have MAC Master Match Foundation in 5.0 which is two shades darker than my skin tone as well. I researched and watched videos for all the Medium/Tan shades to make the guesswork for the shade that would be my closest match. I will be mentioning MAC equivalents of Wet n Wild Photo Focus shades for Indian skin tones.

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation is now available in India exclusively on Nykaa. I purchased both my foundations on Beautdor for 850 and 600 INR respectively. And I am glad the price point on Nykaa is decent and retails for 599 INR.

Why I picked Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation?

A drugstore foundation which is Vegan, Gluten-free and Fragrance-free. Also Sulfate, Paraben and Oil free. Wet N Wild is Cruelty-free and is certified by PETA and Leaping Bunny.

Shades

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation Classic Beige, Amber Beige Shades and Demo

The fact that I would find my perfect match for $5.99 or 599 INR left me exhilarated. Even though I do not know my shade in MAC, I had got myself shade matched in Lancome. I am in shade 03 for Lancome Miracle Air De Teint (leans a little warm on me)
I have Neutral undertone which was evident only after brainstorming research. I used warm under-toned foundations and always wondered why I looked muddy inspite of the colour match.
Classic Beige adapts to my skin tone whereas Amber Beige shows slightly Red on my skin. The picture below is quite evident.

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation MAC NC40

Wet n wild Photo Focus Foundation Swatches forNC 35 NC 37 NC 40 NC42  NC 44 NC 45 skin tone

For Tan/Olive/Indian skin tones the shade referencing as per my research:

For Neutral/Warm Undertones ~

Cream Beige/Golden Beige would be equivalent to MAC NC35 - NC37
Classic Beige/Bronze Beige would be equivalent to MAC NC37 - NC40
Amber Beige/Dessert Beige would be equivalent to MAC NC40 - NC42
Caramel/Toffee would be equivalent to NC44-NC45

Wet n wild photo focus foundation for Neutral undertones
Left to Right: Classic Beige, Amber Beige

Wet n wild photo focus foundation swatches for Tan medium olive Indian skin tones
Left to Right: Classic Beige, Amber Beige

Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation Review

First of all, I am in love with the Light-weight texture. If blended well with a beauty blender or makeup sponge it is does look and feel like second skin. Though Wet N Wild claims that the foundation is fragrance-free, it does have a slight paint smell to it. 
The consistency is medium and blends effortlessly on primed skin. I did test this foundation with and without primer and it works best with a primer underneath. Without a primer, it does clings to dry patches and accentuates them. The coverage is Light to Medium and is buildable upto full coverage as per the claims but honestly I prefer one layer. I did apply three layers and it accentuated my non-existent pores and clanged onto my peach fuzz. I am guessing it would accentuate texture? probably!
A single layer evens out the skin tone and conceals the fading blemishes and scars but fails to cover fresh acne scars.
I dislike setting this foundation with the setting powders I own. But finishing with the Hourglass Ambient Light Powder in Diffused adds such an ethereal finish. I am waiting to receive the Photo Focus Powder and Concealer.
The finish of the foundation is a cross between satin and matte. It makes the skin appear flawless in daylight and soft flash photography.
It does not oxidise on me. It did not break me out either. I prefer this foundation for quick makeup as it blends in effortlessly. My skin has been dry as dessert and no moisturiser is good enough. In the pictures below, I am wearing the foundation without primer and setting powder.

Tested Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Natural Light and Iphone 7 Flash

Wet n wild Photo focus foundation natural light flash test
Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Classic Beige: Left~ Natural Light <-> Right~ Flash

wet n wild photo focus foundation in Amber Beige natural light flash test iphone7
Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Amber Beige: Left~ Natural Light <-> Right~ Flash

I love how it looks in natural light, but in-person it looks more flawless than in pictures. Silica is the reason why it blurs all the imperfections. I have both warm white and cool white lights installed in my room and I find that it does flash back under cool daylight. 
Amber beige flashes back slightly pink due to the red undertone.

Tested Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation with Canon 70D Flash

Tested Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation with Canon 70D Flash
Wet N Wild Photo Focus Foundation in Amber Beige tested with Canon 70D flash

The camera flash is quite harsh and it did accentuated the dry patches on my nose. Also all my flaws  including facial hair/peach fuzz. But then I had been sitting quite close to the camera.

Overall, I am quite impressed with the Texture, Finish and how flawless it does makes my skin look!
It did not oxidise nor did it break me out. Though the finger marks on the black shiny cap makes me ugh! But I am in love with everything else it has to offer. I have no issues with the spatula or the heavy glass bottle as packaging!

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4 comments

  1. it looks good. it doesn't even seems like you have foundation. so it might be a keeper then ;)

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  2. Looking so natural on you dear :) nice and detailed review...

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  3. It is very hard to find a foundation which suits so well on Indian skin, but this looks so natural on you. lovely review.

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  4. I have used Wet n Wild cosmetics for so many years and I love them. They are affordable and the colors are great. I haven't tried the foundation yet, but now you got my curiosity up and I am gonna give it a try.

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