August 18, 2010

Wet n Wild Craze Eyeshadow Duo Review and Swatches

Back to School Beauty Budget Picks for College students and Back to Schooler’s in need of some inexpensive beauty. These posts are all about affordable skincare, cosmetic, and beauty bits and bobs for those heading back to school.

Today’s pick, the new, limited edition Wet n Wild Craze Eyeshadow Duo. At $2.99 each, these are great for not only Back to Schoolers but also beauty budget types too!


A range of limited edition duos from Wet n Wild priced at $2.99 each!

I picked these little guys up on a pure whim not expecting much but being pleasantly surprised. For the most part, Wet n Wild packaging does fail to excited me but the new Craze range has some pretty nifty little packaging that quite reminds me of Kat Von D’sRock n Roll Eyeshadow Duos. They are black and pretty flimsy but still manage to bring the kawaii to the table with a cute thin design that features a tattoo style floral motif around the outer edges of the compact.

Inside you’ll find two contrasting shades of shadow that’s pretty rich in pigment for the $2.99 price tag. I’m not sure how many duos released but I seen about five at my local drugstore but they had some empty spaces on the display so it could be more. Shadow texture seems to vary from color to color as some come across a bit chalky while others have a smoother, richer formula.

The colors I got were Tequila Sunrise (coppery penny and mauv-ish pink), I Dream of Greenie (lime and grass green), and Blue My Mind (shimmering silver and matte midnight blue).

Out of the three I thought that Tequila Sunrise and Blue My Mind had the better formulas as the shimmery shades came across metallic-like on my eyes and blended quite dreamy with plenty of pigmentation. I Dream of Greenie isn’t quite a matte formula but comes across as a combination of both matte and velvet, sadly this one has a bit of a chalky formula but still pigment wise it does pack a nice punch.

I thought some of the shades just didn’t go so great together, either that or I lack imagination. For example Tequila Sunrise seems like a mismatched duo of copper and pink…..mmm I guess with a little imagination you can create a great look but pairing up the shade with gold or cranberry would work better in my opinion. Ditto for Blue My Mind as I assume they want you to line with the midnight blue but a black shade would have been more suitable for a smokey eye effect.

Shadow formula is good with plenty of pigment and a nice blend however they aren’t HIGH end and you can obviously tell when working with the medium.

Formula seems to vary depending on the finish of the product as stated above some shades came across chalky.

  • College and back to schoolers on a budget!
  • Anyone who likes cheap kawaii makeup purchases (these are pretty cute!)
  • Budget shoppers looking for cheap yet decent quality eyeshadow!

  • Makeup snobs (if you’re a high end snob chances are you won’t likey!).

If you’re beauty budget is on the small side and you really dig on cuter makeup purchases, I think you’ll enjoy the Wet n Wild Craze Eyeshadow Duos. These are cute, affordable, and have a pretty decent formula to back them up. Not bad at all!

(Sportin’ Tequila Sunrise)

Anyone see these?

Haul ’em?




About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Marina

    I love that copper shade…looks gorgeous on you. But I see what you mean…kind of odd combinations! I might try these, though. Great price for what you seem to get!

    • the Muse

      marina yea…kinda meh on the color contrasts they got going on. You’re too kind xoxo! what will I do when you go back to school? sniff who will comment about how gorgeous I am? LOL xoxo!!!!!

  • Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex

    These do look interesting! I might have to give them a try, especially if they come out with other color combos (pink and copper? REALLY?!)

  • sillylilacs

    Hmm…definitely not sure when these debut in stores since they’re not on the wnw webbie yet O_o

    Buuuut I’m probably going to pick them all up haha just like I did with all of the color icon singles, trios, and palettes >.<

  • Phyrra

    I like the green duo. I know I’ve been impressed with WnW lately. I’m in love with their black gel eyeliner.


    GOTTA admit muse you’re right the shades aren’t matched really well

    but i dream of greenie looks fantabulous!!!

    • the Muse

      Linda whatcha doing long time no speak 😀 ya…I kinda felt it was alot of weird shades paired up together :/

  • Storm

    Muse! That is a dark enough blue to create a fun smokey eye! It is *almost* black, so you line with it and smoke it out. No problemo. I’ve actually seen the coppery and pink shades matched up a lot (Barbie for Stila palette comes to mind). It doesn’t surprise me and they actually are lovely together 😀

    • the Muse

      true Storm but I’d prefer a true black hun tbh 😛 the pink and copper I dunno can’t get on board?! how would you use?! ;-D I lined with pink

      • Storm

        I think lining with pink would be super cute. I’m actually not a huge fan of the colors themselves, because I like things a bit more…dramatic (Fyrinnae’s Kitten in Heels is one of my all time favorite shades!) let me get back to you on how I would use them. I’d send you pics if I have a better camera (my camera has been stolen by my parents lol).

  • Lenna

    Those are cute looking. Especially want the Tequila Sunrise one…I’ll have to see if they have them at my CVS.

  • Ashley

    It’s impossible to find Wet & Wild LE collections (atleast where I am). I waaaant I Dream Of Greenie. What a cute name for it!

    • the Muse

      aw that stinks ashley 🙁 hehe all the names kinda made me grin 😀

  • laura r

    hmmm, haven’t seen these around my area yet but i kinda need that lighter green shade- then i’ll have a full spectrum of greens. not too bad! i’ll be on the lookout, thanks!

  • mon

    Argh! I’m a nail polish addict and already have a hard time drugstore hunting the wnw polishes, now I have to be on the lookout for these too? Oy! Thanks for the post. I love the craze packaging too. Back to the hunt!

  • sillylilacs

    I have finally found these! YES! lol will be doing swatches soon as well =D

  • DarkGlamour17

    I bought I Dream of Greenie today. I normally use Urban Decay but for 1.99 (that’s the price where I am) I thought it was quite nice. 🙂

    • the Muse

      yay dark glamour! honestly can’t beat it for the 2 bucks. Likey urban decay too 😀

  • sillylilacs

    I have a post about all 7 shades…should I email it to you? Or should I just link it in the comments =O I don’t wanna spam lol

  • sillylilacs

    You should check to see if they still have any =)

    It’s definitely worth the trip!

    • the Muse

      I love that shade lilac! sadly I didn’t see that on my last trip to walgreens SNIFF!