Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Lip Gloss {Review}

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Rating: 4/5 stars
Price Tag: $1.99 USD
Shades Available: 16 permanent/9 vegan shades
Weight: 0.19 oz / 5.4 g
Where to Buy: In local drugstores, online at drugstore.com


The packaging for the MegaSlicks Lip Gloss is a no-nonsense, clear plastic tube with a white doe foot applicator and silver applicator handle. It’s not the prettiest packaging, but it’s standard fare for a sub $5 product. They aren’t bulky and can easily fit into most hand bags.

MegaSlicks Lip Gloss (568 Bronze Berry not vegan)

So far I have not had any issues with breakage, though my glosses have had their fair share of drops.

Shade name labels are located at the bottom of the tubes

The shade name is located on the bottom of the tube. Most glosses also have the ingredients/shade name label on the side that doubles as an anti-tampering measure to prevent others from testing the products before purchase.


As I mentioned in a previous post, there are several different gloss versions floating around. I’m not sure why Wet n Wild hasn’t unified the formula, but there’s like four or five.

Ingredients for the Wet n Wild MegaSlicks Lip Gloss in 34480 Bloody Good

While you can definitely feel the mineral oil, it’s not too greasy.

I have noticed that the glosses have odd, mildly off-putting scents. What’s weirder is that it seems like the glosses have different scents. I’m getting a weird, powdery scent from some, while others have an artificial, faint cotton candy smell.


One major issue with the MegaSlicks glosses is that not all of the shades are vegan—and it can be difficult to keep track which are. It looks like the “A” extension is the primary lanolin- and beeswax-free formula, though be aware that not all “A” extensions are vegan.

The official Wet n Wild vegan list contains some glosses that are formulated with lanolin and/or beeswax (see my blog post on which WNW products are actually vegan here). Only the following shades of MegaSlicks glosses are free of carmine, lanolin, and beeswax, making them suitable for vegans:

  • 560A Sweet Glaze
  • 561A Crystal Clear
  • 562B Cherry Glaze
  • 576A Rose Gold
  • 577A Red Sensation
  • 578 Sinless
  • 579A Seedless Watermelon
  • 580 Panning for Gold
  • 581A Mauve-jave Dessert

Some of the vegan MegaSlicks lip gloss offerings

Do keep in mind that some LE versions are also suitable for vegans. Wet n Wild has switched to separate labels that clearly identify which items in each product line contain carmine. So if carmine appears on the label, it really does contain it.

Note: Some of my photos feature the shade 568 Bronze Berry, which is not vegan. This shade is actually the reason I found out that not all MegaSlicks were vegan as (mostly) claimed (one shade was said to be non-vegan). The gloss is there for comparison purposes only. Since I never opened it, I will not be formally reviewing it.

Swatches of the MegaSlicks Lip Glosses

560A Sweet Glaze [Sheer/Glossy]

Ignore the color in the tube; this is a clear gloss.

561A Crystal Clear [Glossy]

Not much to say. Crystal Clear is a shiny, clear gloss.

576A Rose Gold [Shimmer/Metallic]

A light colored gloss that lives up to its name, though it borders on champagne. Rose Gold is on the sheer side, and very frosty. Probably best suited for those on the lighter end of the spectrum.

577A Red Sensation [Shimmer/Metallic]

My favorite shade from the permanent line. Red Sensation walks the line between red and a bronzed wine. It’s a complicated, highly pigmented shade.

578 Sinless [Shimmer/Metallic]

A baby pink shade that works well for those with cooler under tones. While more opaque than Rose Gold, Sinless is also very frosty and tends to emphasize the lines in the lips.

34480 Bloody Good [Sheer/Glossy]

[Limited Edition/Discontinued] This LE gloss was part of the 2014 Halloween collection and is one of the best vegan, true red glosses I’ve ever tried. Though the color is bright, the sheerness makes this a very wearable red. It reminds me of the Zuzu Luxe lip gloss Caliente.


Final Thoughts

Pros: Widely available, decent shade selection, moisturizing
Cons: Not all shades are vegan, contain petroleum by-products, off-putting scents

If you can get past the mineral oil, the MegaSlicks Lip Glosses are a great product that are widely available in local stores—who doesn’t live near a Walgreens or CVS?—with a budget-friendly price tag.