The new Wet n Wild Nude Awakening Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette is one of two eight pan palettes that Wet n Wild has introduced for a limited time for Spring 2013.
I admit I’m a little hit and miss with Wet n Wild ColorIcon Palette. Sometimes they are a little too frosty, shimmery, and have major fall out but I would so like to tell you that tracking down Nude Awakening is worth the effort as this has an excellent formula on the cheap!
Wet n Wild went with some special packaging for this release as instead of the standard black compact this is a solid white with cute little flowers surrounding the top portion. It’s quite cute but is made of plastic so you won’t want to travel with it as it will likely break if you aren’t careful. I located the palette at Harmons for $4.99 and taking the quality into consideration that’s quite a nice deal.
At a glance I thought this reminded me of the Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette in Comfort Zone. But actually Comfort Zone contains warmer shades of brown and green versus Nude Awakening which contains lighter nudes combined with smokier blacks and grays.
As I mentioned above I’ve had both good and bad experiences with the 8 pan palettes. Some have terrible fall out with a very frosty, shimmery formula. Pigmented yes but all that frost is a big no for me at times. Nude Awakening proves a hit as the colors are softer without a chunkier flakier formula so you can smooth application sans major fall out. These have a satin finish sans any frost of major shimmer. They quite remind me of Stila Eyeshadows as they have that buttery velvety feel much like a powder to cream formulation. They blend very easily onto lids and work well together when creating eye looks so shades don’t go muddy when combined. They do need primer to wear well as they’ll crease and fade after a few hours of wear so a primer is an excellent way to keep them intense and crease-free as the day progresses.
The palette contains a diagram and small instructions in the back to achieve two eye looks. Each shade is imprinted with where each shade goes on your eye as well. The left hand side of the palette (what I used for my look) is made up of a creamy beige and three graduating shades of black with the right side having warmer richer chocolates, gray, and black.
Overall, I had an excellent experience with Nude Awakening. For a palette this price you can’t go wrong! Colors are super pigmented, blend easily, and work well together to create some pretty or intense eye looks!
Muse Approval for this one.
Note: Apologies for my out of control brows I’m just letting them grow in a little before heading in for a threading.
Anyone own it?
What was your experience like with it?