- Spatula applicator
- Easy to blend
- Long wearing (for not setting)
- Shininess wasn’t out of control; Stayed radiant, not oily all day
- Heavily fragranced
- Can exaggerate dry spots and texture
- Pores became more visible throughout the day
I really enjoyed the dewy Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation formula. It didn’t make me look like a disco ball and it wore well, but it did exaggerate some texture.
Some links to purchase are affiliate.
I enjoy the matte Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation, but will I enjoy the dewy version?
You guys know me. I’m always on the hunt for a good drugstore foundation. Today I’m testing out the new dewy formula of Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation that offers 26 shades. This foundation retails for under $6, and has some bold claims. From a promise to be long lasting, to blurring imperfections, minimizing pores, and more. I’m excited to test out the dewy formula, as I do get pretty oily throughout the day in my t-zone. So, let’s find out: would it keep my oil at bay, or would I be a greasy disco ball at the end of the night?
Promises vs. Performance: Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation will take you from day to night.
The newest to the Wet n Wild PhotoFocus franchise is the dewy version of the foundation. It claims to be a weightless foundation for natural all day wear. Wet n Wild promises PhotoFocus “easily transitions from day to night wear.” It is most ideal for normal to dry skin types, because it is a more moisturizing formula. The formula seamlessly blends, blurring imperfections and minimizing the appearance of pores with its buildable coverage. What you’ll be left with is a smooth, dewy finish that hydrates all day long.
There are twenty shades to choose from with this foundation and I picked up two, Shell Ivory and Rose Ivory, and ended up mixing to create my own custom shade. Using a brush, PhotoFocus Dewy blended in super easy and seamlessly as promised. I was met immediately with a dewy, radiant finish that felt lightweight. However, it did exaggerate the dry spots and texture I was experiencing on my face. I loved how it looked at initial application even though it wasn’t fully set. I don’t typically like setting dewy foundations, and I loved the fresh youthful radiance it gave me. Though, I think you would be perfectly good to go if you topped it off with some powder.
I’m not mad about how Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation wore. It wore pretty even and didn’t make me too shiny by the end of the day, especially with not using a setting powder. I will say, my pores did become more visible as the day went on. Despite a few minor hiccups, I think this foundation looked really beautiful on my skim because of its youthful glow. One thing I will say, is that it is heavily fragranced so beware if you are sensitive!
Quick RATING Rundown
:Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation
How It Compares: If you’re looking for a dewy drugstore foundation, check out the dewy formula of Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation.
There are several things I enjoyed about this foundation, but there are also some parts I didn’t love. For starters, it blended out super easily and seamlessly with a brush. I got a solid medium coverage without using too much product, and immediately noticed the dewy, radiant finish it gave my skin. Though the wear wasn’t perfect, I was impressed that the dewy finish didn’t make me look overly oily or greasy by the end of the day, especially for not setting with a powder. Though, it did exaggerate my dryness and texture and looked as if it was just sitting on top of these areas instead of the smooth finish Wet n Wild promised. At the end of my full day wear test, the wear was even and the only major complaint I had was my pores were a bit exaggerated.
But… I still give L’Oreal Infallible Fresh Wear (rated **** 4.4) a better score. Infallible is one of those foundations that I will probably always love. Yes, there are better out there, but this is the one I compare everything to. It provides a buildable medium to full coverage with a natural finish that keeps me (mostly) shine free all day. It doesn’t cling to any dryness or texture I’m experiencing, or exaggerate my pores. If I’m looking for a foundation that won’t let me down from day to night, Infallible is one I can always count on.
Milabu Beauty Method: Even if you’re oily, you can enjoy this foundation too!
Although Wet n Wild says the formula is better suited for normal to dry skin, I find that oily types can enjoy too, by simply adding a powder over top.
- Because this foundation can exaggerate pores, dry spots, and texture, I’d suggest a blurring primer underneath. One of my favorites is Porefessional from Benefit ($32).
- I enjoy applying the foundation directly to my skin using the included spatula applicator. Evenly dot the foundation across your skin.
- With dewier formulas, I prefer using a brush (a damp sponge can sometimes add more dew). A buffing brush like this one from e.l.f. ($6) works really well for this type of formula.
- If desired, layer more foundation for additional coverage.
- Personally, I don’t typically set dewy foundations unless they are overly glowy. I don’t find I need to set this one immediately. However, if your skin is on the oilier side, I would layer with a loose setting powder over top. Coty Airspun ($6) is a classic that looks good over most foundations!
Advertised Product Highlights
Wet n Wild Photo Focus Foundation Dewy
Edited by Maddie