Wet n Wild Flirting at the After Party Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches
Wet n Wild Flirting at the After Party Eyeshadow Palette ($4.99 at Walgreens) is one of two brand new limited edition 8 Pan Coloricon Eyeshadow Palettes that launched with the Wet n Wild The Style Award Goes To Collection for Spring 2014.
Last year the Wet n Wild Spring Forward Color Icon Eyeshadow Palettes included Going in the Wild which was very close in color to this new Flirting at the After Party Palette.
You’ll notice this year this is all about purple though as Flirting at the After Party contains two shades of purple versus last year’s palette which included some pops of Spring green and yellow.
Take a look!
Wet n Wild Flirting at the After Party Eyeshadow Palette comes housed in white plastic with clear plastic lid compact. It’s a bit cheesy but it does the trick plus it is thin enough to not be too bulky so it stores easily. It comes with a dual ended shadow brush with a sponge applicator on one side and a brush on the other. The brush is useless in my opinion as it has really scratchy bristles however, the sponge you might well make use of to pile color on.
The thing that deserves mentioning about the Flirting at the After Party formula is the lack of intense shimmer and frost. Too many times Wet n Wild Palettes have a TON of frost and shimmer but this palette has a slightly dense yet satiny finish that lacks major glitter, shimmer, or frost.
It’s a bit on the dry and chalky side though which kinda turned me off. Under a primer it’ll work well to create some fairly nice eye looks however, I find the formula fades on a primer-less eye as you apply it…it kinda has that certain dustiness which slips and slides around your eye as you apply. The chalky and drier textured shadows aren’t powdery though so they have little to no fall out. I do find the colors are difficult to contrast with as the shades run together and go muddy and I’m not getting much of a contrast between colors. Wear time is iffy and won’t last you through the day as the colors don’t crease but fade considerably at around a four to five hour period. Wear primer for the best possible and longest wear….!
Overall, I don’t think Wet n Wild Flirting at the After Party Eyeshadow Palette was particularly special for me. I think the shadow formula was an improvement as it lacks the frost and shimmer I’ve come to associate with the Coloricon shadows. However, the chalky, dryness that replaces that frost means that these fade faster and come across sheerer with less pigment and a shorter wear due to fading.
At $4.99 it isn’t a bad deal but I’ve definitely seen better from Wet n Wild.
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