Sorry been really remiss with comments and have alot to get through but I promise to do them soon! It’s just a really busy time at my office so I’m having a hard time keeping up with my work life, my real life, and my blog life this month.
Hopefully my next review on the new Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection Palette I picked up will make up for my lack of communication lately!
I picked up all three of these new palettes that feature eight shades of eyeshadow for what, I think six bucks each ($5.99 if you’re technical). So far my favorite of the lot I selected was definitely Comfort Zone as it has some nice shades of brown and my favorite shades of green.
Here’s what I thought of it!
Eight shades of Wet n Wild Eyeshadow housed in one compact with a budget friendly price tag!
I dunno why Wet n Wild dubbed these “Color Icon” because technically they aren’t Color Icon Eye Shadows but are the shadows included in the regular line of Wet n Wild Trios. If you’re a fan of Wet n Wild you obviously know the Color Icon Eye Shadows, or at least I think, have the better formula when compared to the trios. I feel like the Color Icon Eye Shadows have a super soft finish sans a ton of glitter and shimmer where as the Trio Shadows contain a fair bit of frosty shimmer and sparkle. I thought I’d mention this and see how you feel about the name and if it disappoints you at all or what you think about the sudden switch up of one product versus another under a new name.
The palettes are about the length and size of a normal trio, a bit longer, and appear as if they are glued together into one full size palette. It’s not terribly big or bulky but a nice average size that will store easily. The shadows are all clearly outlined with an imprint of “crease”, “brow bone”, “define”, and “eyelid” so you know exactly which shade goes where. A diagram on the back also highlights these areas and explains where colors should be placed. The entire palette features two looks using four shades each but nothing is stopping you from using shades individually or mixed anyway you want. Personally I stick to using them as stated as they create the best looks this way.
Formula is fabulous (small quirks about it that I will discuss later). Very pigmented, very velvety-smooth, and much like the texture and finish of a Stila Eyeshadow. Wet they apply even more intensely if possible and they wear well when prepped correctly (be sure to prime well as they will crease, faded, and migrate around without a proper primer to adhere to).
The left side contains various shades of brown and paler creamy beige for highlighting with where as the right side contains contrasting shades of green. Both are excellent selections for brown eyed girls.
You have to be pretty careful with these as things can get intense fairly quickly since the shades apply a tad frosty and shimmery. This is not so much a glittery finish but you can definably catch shimmer in the mix of things. I feel like the shadows can be easily overdone since they are so pigmented so be aware when applying if you tend to have a heavier hand (my photos below are testimony to how heavy handed one can get).
The shadows have a fair bit of fall out during application plus they kick up a ton of powder around the palette so things get grungy fast in the compact.
- Those who love intense, bold, pigmented eyeshadow (this has you covered).
- Those who want an easy to create eye look (I thought the looks are super easy to create).
- Those on a beauty budget (I believe they are $4.99 each or $5.99).
- Those who already love the Wet n Wild Trios.
- Those expecting Color Icon Eye Shadows (I was a little disappointed that these aren’t Color Icon Eye Shadows).
- Those who have little tolerance for fall out.
- Those who like softer shades of shadow (these bring the bold and the dramatic).
Overall, the Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palettes live up to the hype that’s surrounding the blogsphere at the moment. Formula is incredible for sure with a few minor quirks that I discussed. At this price I do believe you’re getting high quality shadow at a super budget. They come across a tad frosty and they definitely have their fair shade of fall out but you can really create some amazing looks with a little TLC and a sponge tip applicator. I admit I’d have preferred the Color Icon formula though, your thoughts on this?
Of course, they do indeed get a Muse Approved for purchase!
Available exclusively at Walmart and Walgreens.