This Wet n Wild Highlighter Is Not Your Basic Witch

We are nearing the end of spooky season and soon all of the Halloween-themed products will be gone. Among other products in a recent VoxBox from Influenster, I received a wet n wild MegaGlo Highlighting Powder in the shade “Not Your Basic Witch”.

Wet n Wild “Not Your Basic Witch” MegaGlo Highlighting Powder

As wet n wild’s website states, this shade builds off, “Our fan favorite MegaGlo Highlighter, now with a fright night twist.” Yes, as you can see this is a black “highlighting powder”. There are many color variations for highlighting powders including white, pink and even blue; but a black highlighter? I just do not understand.

“Not Your Basic Witch” is actually a really pretty shade. In fact, I can see many uses for this as an eyeshadow to darken the outer crease or create a beautiful smoky eye. It’s sparkly, almost metallic finish adds more flare than a traditional black shadow, but I personally would never seek out a such a dark highlighter.

It is clear that wet n wild planned the launch of the “Not Your Basic Witch” highlighting powder to coincide with Halloween. Many people do buy makeup around Halloween to achieve a particular look; however, outside of this holiday, I see little use for a such a dark highlighter.

In my opinion, this shade should never have been marketed as a highlighting powder. A highlighter provides contrast and draws light to areas of the face including the cheekbones, eyes, and nose. “Not Your Basic Witch” does quite the opposite. Rather, it acts more like a contour powder if anything. I think a dark highlighting powder defeats the purpose of a highlighter.

Aside from creating a nice smoky eye, I cannot think of many uses for this product. Yes, you could use this to achieve a spooky makeup look, but you probably have a black shade in your inventory that will do the trick. Unless you use black shadows on a regular basis, I recommend saving the five dollars and picking out a different shade of wet n wild’s MegaGlo Highlighting Powders.

Note: I received this complimentary product from Influenster for testing purposes.

5 Things You Need for a Spooktacular Night In

It’s that time of the year where the weather cools down, the blankets come out, and pumpkin spice takes over the world. To me, fall means enjoying a good night indoors with my family, friends, or significant other. Here are five things to help you spend a Halloween-inspired night in:

1. Gather Your Favorite Candies

Regardless of age, I think everyone enjoys Halloween for one reason; the candy! Nowadays, there are so many different candy brands that it can be difficult to choose just one. Pick up a few bags of your favorite candies to indulge in throughout the night or invite some friends and do a candy exchange.

2. Prepare a Scary Good Meal

Cool fall weather calls for a warm, homemade meal. While you may not have all day to cook a pot roast, there are a bunch of quick, delicious meals to make for the occasion. For instance, pick up a couple pizza crusts and toppings to make personal pizzas for everyone to enjoy. If pizza isn’t your thing, check out these other scary good recipes.

3. Watch Spooky Movies

Whether you enjoy horror, animation, or thrillers; there are plenty of movies to help you get in the Halloween spirit. Netflix offers a variety of movies to choose from. Indulge in a spooky Netflix Original like Bird Box or have a Scream marathon; the choice is yours. If you don’t have any streaming services, check out Freeform’s 31 Nights of Halloween schedule to find the featured movie of the night.

4. Make a Cup of Hot Chocolate

Throughout the fall and winter I drink an excess of coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. On a night in, I like to snuggle on the couch with a big mug of homemade hot cocoa and whipped cream. Want to know the best recipe for hot chocolate? You can find it on any can of Hershey’s Cocoa Powder. Give it a try and thank me later.

5. Decorate Pumpkins

Pumpkin decorating can be a fun activity for all ages. Grab some pumpkins, a carving set, and any other craft supplies to make the best jack-o-lantern on the block. Make it a group activity and challenge your friends to see who can carve the best pumpkin. Whichever way you slice it, pumpkin decorating is great way to get in the spooky spirit.

This list is not exhaustive and there are so many other fall-inspired activities to do throughout the season. Start fall off right by spending a fun night indoors making memories with the people you care about most.