I love me some shimmer but don’t confused that adoration with glitter. Cosmetic glitter is an entirely other topic of conversation. I’m not thrilled with anything that contains big, chunky pieces of glitter but after years of avoiding them, I finally caved and purchased one of the Wet n Wild Fantasy Maker Glitter Palettes.
Blame it on temporary insanity.
A nine pan palette filled with creamy glitter shades for body, eye, and face looks!
Wet n Wild Fantasy Maker Glitter Palettes are released like clockwork every year for Halloween. These are a super inexpensive way to spruce up your Halloween makeup and costumes. I actually didn’t buy mine for a Halloween look. I think I finally caved because I really love shades of gold, bronze, and copper in the Fall and the Rising Star Palette shade selection had all those colors in a glittering display…it called to me, you know what I mean, that makeup siren call that you sometimes hear in the drugstore.
When I got home I realized what a silly purchase it was as the creams are laced with chunky glitter…but wait…under all that glitter there are actually usable colors!
Each palette contains nine shades and two sponge applicators. The sponge applicators are surprisingly dense and useful here. They apply product nicely if you’re not wanting to use fingers for application due to the denser heads (the sponge isn’t floppy or too soft…). Personally I do recommend dipping in with a finger and blending for the best results but if you’d rather not the applicators are helpful.
The formula is actually nice. Although the chunky glitter is intimidating it’s only a top layer that you can wipe away. The glitter does not run through the entire palette merely on top of each shade. I quickly went to work swiping each of the nine pans to reveal some very nice, creamy shadow shades. These colors have a grease paint feel but they blend very easily onto lids and leave behind a cool metallic look. Yes, seriously, you can get some really nice eye looks from this palette. Colors are pigmented and have a liquid metal finish with a hint of shimmer (not chunky glitter style shimmer either). I find the formula is very easy to work with and swipes on easily plus if you want to contrast with other shades they actually blend together quite easily without creating a muddy look.
The Rising Star Palette has two shades of shimmering white and two of a navy blu-ish midnight black. As far as I can tell they doubled up on these two shades for some reason. The real stars of the show for me were the Fall colors of coppery bronze, copper penny, and the three metallic golds. These shades along are worth picking the palette up for.
You can use them on your face, body, or eyes but I stuck to eye use only. If you want you can go ahead and use as a base for shadows or pigments or use on their own as a wash of color however…
Beware the wear time does have issues. They tend to fade, migrate, and crease rather badly when worn alone. If you prep properly with a good shadow primer you might see about four hours of wearing before the cream creases if you’re lucky.
I don’t recommend them to anyone with oily lids as they are bound to cause havoc with such a skin type.
- Anyone looking for some dramatic Fall colors.
- Anyone wanting a beauty budget pick for beautiful Halloween eyes.
- Anyone dressing up this Halloween who wants some quality face, eye, and body paints for a budget price.
- Those who like beautiful Fall metallic shades (the golds and coppers in this palette are stunning!).
- Those wary of products Made in China.
- Those wanting a long wearing eye cream.
- Those who aren’t keen on shimmer or glitter (the glitter does not run through here but you will pick a bit up even after it’s swiped away).
What can I say? It has a few quirks but I actually liked this Fantasy Maker Palette. The wear time sucks if I’m honest but the potential to create some really jazzy metallic eye looks is there and kinda worth the price of $3.99. You can’t beat a four buck palette that creates a super vibrant eye look right?
I’m curious how long these will remain fresh though….they are beautifully creamy now but within a few months time I wonder if they will harden and go off.
I’m enjoying them even if they do crease rather badly.
If you like really pretty falling leave shades you should pick up the Rising Star selection! Quite nice!
I’m considering hauling the other shade selections.
Anyone every try these?
Available now at drugstores.