Raise your hand if you grew up hearing the tune of a scraggly pirate singing, “Oooooh, who lives in a pineapple under the sea?” I’ll spare you the rest of the lyrics, but I hope I’m not the only one who has a special place in my heart for SpongeBob Squarepants and his squeaky, high-pitched laugh, as well as the rest of the Bikini Bottom crew.
Well, for all of my like-minded mateys, I’m delighted to share that Wet n Wild released its very own SpongeBob-themed collection — and it’s actually so good. Not only is everything a great deal (the most expensive item is the eye shadow palette ringing up at $15), but the quality is up there in terms of pigmentation, longevity, and overall fun packaging.
As an Allure editor, I’m inundated with makeup launches and my pineapple house — I mean, New York City apartment — is always over capacity with the latest lipsticks, highlighters, and eye shadow palettes, but this collection manages to stand out and spark joy. I always appreciate a healthy dose of nostalgia (I’m a ’90s baby after all), but what I like most about the products you see above is the practicality element.
You’ll see what I mean once I dive into each item, so grab your flippers and scuba gear, because we’re approaching Bikini Bottom any second now:
SpongeBob, Patrick, and Squidward Makeup Sponges ($6 each)