Wet n Wild Powder Play 5 Pan Coloricon Eyeshadow Palettes in Art in the Streets, Floral Values, I’m His Breezey, Tunnel Vision, and The Naked Truth are five new permanent eyeshadow palettes that the brand has coming out this Spring 2014. I ran across the palettes at my local Harmons for $3.59 each with a dollar off coupon on each palette which brought the price down to $2.59!
I admit, I was excited. It’s so rare I get excited about budget makeup but Wet n Wild has been good to me with their 8 Pan Palettes and even their 6 Pan ones and yeah, even though they are frosty, some of the Coloricon Trios are pretty tasty as well!
So how were these new Wet n Wild Powder Play 5 Pan Coloricon Eyeshadow Palettes?
Wet n Wild Powder Play 5 Pan Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette are kinda combination of the six pan and trio palettes combined into a 5 pan design. Each palette features five shades of eyeshadow for the lid, crease, liner, brow bone, and base to create your look. As always Wet n Wild gets a little crazy with their shade selections for brow bone highlighters….I mean I don’t think that you’ll be inclined to highlight your brow bone with light blue, royal purple, and silver unless you’re Mimi. Why jebus why?!
Outside of this weirndess the palettes are designed quite well and the mix of colors are quite good contrasting shades that work well together to create a fairly nice eye look. For example Tunnel Vision is the perfect selection of smoky eye shades. Outside of Art in the Streets (this is the only matte palette in the group) which is a strong mix of primary color shades that will create a rainbow look I’d say all the colors in each of the palettes work very well together. There isn’t anything more annoying than getting a mismatch of colors that don’t work well together.
Prior to Fergie becoming the spokes model for Wet n Wild the brand started a slight slide in their releases. I think they had a few repetitive moments and things started to get a little boring. When they launched Fergie’s Collection things started really going down hill and the formula and consistency of the products just wasn’t as great as it once was in my opinion. This is particularly the case with the Photo Op Eyeshadow Palettes which were very dry and chalky.
Wet n Wild Powder Play Art in the Streets 5 Pan Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette
Wet n Wild Powder Play Floral Values 5 Pan Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette
Wet n Wild Powder Play I’m His Breezey 5 Pan Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette
Wet n Wild Powder Play The Naked Truth 5 Pan Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches
Wet n Wild Powder Play Tunnel Vision 5 Pan Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches
The Wet n Wild Powder Play 5 Pan Coloricon Eyeshadow Palettes are an exciting release because this was more of what we knew but in a new rendition of shades. GREAT! I’m excited.
They aren’t that great.
Wet n Wild made a fairly good choice here and lessened the sparkle and frost factor on these shades. But in changing that we run into an issue where the formula is more like the Photo Op one in the fact the shadows are dry which translates to pigmentation issues and a good deal of chalkiness and even a very powder-y texture that doesn’t wear well on lids. Some shades were better than others…when I say shades I’m referring to single colors in the palette not the entire palette itself. For example, Tunnel Vision had a fairly nice round of colors but the base was chalky and dry with the lid shade being chalky. The Naked Truth, my favorite color combo, had issues with little pigmentation due to a drier texture. And so on and so fourth. Needless to say the formula, texture, and pigmentation was inconsistent across the board.
I love the idea of these. I love I only paid $2.59 for each. I love Wet n Wild is doing something new.
I dislike that they somehow are missing the mark though with these releases. The formula didn’t need changing. They had something that worked and worked well and they should have stuck with that.
The Naked Truth
Other bloggers or even yourself might feel differently about these new palettes but I personally thought they weren’t nearly as great as past releases from the brand.
Unfortunately, I’d recommend a skip!
But if you tried them I’d simply LOVE to hear your thoughts!
I got mine at Harmons so you can check out Bed, Bath, and Beyond as well as Christmas Tree Stores.