The Wet n Wild Smoke and Melrose ColorIcon Eyeshadow Palette is one of four, limited edition 5 Pan Coloricon Eyeshadow Palettes that launched with a new Wet n Wild All Access Beauty Fall 2014 Collection.
I must have I’m not a massive fan of the original 5 Pan Coloricon Eyeshadow Palettes so I had my reservations when purchasing the new ones.
Let’s see if this one holds up!
The Wet n Wild Smoke and Melrose ColorIcon Eyeshadow Palette comes housed in a simple black plastic case and features five shades of eyeshadow. The shades all have an embossment giving you an idea for placement on your eyes using the shades and the back of the palette features a diagram with instructions to obtain a single eye look using the shades.
Wet n Wild Smoke and Melrose ColorIcon Eyeshadow Palette
Wet n Wild Smoke and Melrose ColorIcon Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
Each palette is $3.59 at Harmons but likely will be around $4.99 when they hit Rite Aid, etc…
The Smoke and Melrose shade selection is made up of a dominate dusky rose scheme with touches of taupe, plum, and rose gold thrown in. Looking at the palette I think it’s a rather stunning selection of colors that pair up well together. I’m a bit in disagreement with placement for the shades as they do have some wold ideas about where colors go on your eye but this seems to be the standard for Wet n Wild as they have absolutely no remorse for recommending you place a bright yellow eyeshadow on your brow bone haha!
This particularly palettes color scheme quite reminds me of the recently introduced Bare Minerals An Affair To Remember, Tarte Rainforest After Dark Palette, and even the Tarte MATTEficent Palette. It isn’t a dupe for any of those palettes but the shades do remind me of colors in these!
Unlike the original 5 Pan Coloricon Eyeshadow Palette this palette isn’t chalky, nor is it dense and dry! The colors have very minimal frostiness (Wet n Wild Eyeshadow is legendary for being too frosty for me), a soft, silky formula that blends easily onto lids and wears well with fairly good pigmentation. I really, really was pleased with the formula on these. They do fade a bit after application so prep well with a shadow primer and you shouldn’t have any issues at all. My main problem with the palette was the colors do tend to go a bit muddy because they are so similar once applied so it’s difficult to contrast and get definition with colors of the same tone. Aside from this very minor quirk I loved the colors, I love the formula and texture, and I loved the way they looked on my eyes.
I’m very, very pleased that Wet n Wild has improved upon the formula of these Coloricon Eyeshadow Palettes and think that this particularly shade selection is well worth picking up! I’m looking forward to trying the other three colors I picked up now because if they are as good as this one I’ll be a happy girl!
The Wet n Wild Smoke and Melrose ColorIcon Eyeshadow Palette is available now at Harmons and upcoming to other drugstores for Fall!