February 18, 2011

Wet n Wild Color Icon 8 Pan Eyeshadow Palette Comfort Zone Review, Swatches, Photos

Hi there!

Sorry been really remiss with comments and have alot to get through but I promise to do them soon! It’s just a really busy time at my office so I’m having a hard time keeping up with my work life, my real life, and my blog life this month.

Hopefully my next review on the new Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection Palette I picked up will make up for my lack of communication lately!

I picked up all three of these new palettes that feature eight shades of eyeshadow for what, I think six bucks each ($5.99 if you’re technical). So far my favorite of the lot I selected was definitely Comfort Zone as it has some nice shades of brown and my favorite shades of green.

Here’s what I thought of it!

Eight shades of Wet n Wild Eyeshadow housed in one compact with a budget friendly price tag!

I dunno why Wet n Wild dubbed these “Color Icon” because technically they aren’t Color Icon Eye Shadows but are the shadows included in the regular line of Wet n Wild Trios. If you’re a fan of Wet n Wild you obviously know the Color Icon Eye Shadows, or at least I think, have the better formula when compared to the trios. I feel like the Color Icon Eye Shadows have a super soft finish sans a ton of glitter and shimmer where as the Trio Shadows contain a fair bit of frosty shimmer and sparkle. I thought I’d mention this and see how you feel about the name and if it disappoints you at all or what you think about the sudden switch up of one product versus another under a new name.

The palettes are about the length and size of a normal trio, a bit longer, and appear as if they are glued together into one full size palette. It’s not terribly big or bulky but a nice average size that will store easily. The shadows are all clearly outlined with an imprint of “crease”, “brow bone”, “define”, and “eyelid” so you know exactly which shade goes where. A diagram on the back also highlights these areas and explains where colors should be placed. The entire palette features two looks using four shades each but nothing is stopping you from using shades individually or mixed anyway you want. Personally I stick to using them as stated as they create the best looks this way.

Formula is fabulous (small quirks about it that I will discuss later). Very pigmented, very velvety-smooth, and much like the texture and finish of a Stila Eyeshadow. Wet they apply even more intensely if possible and they wear well when prepped correctly (be sure to prime well as they will crease, faded, and migrate around without a proper primer to adhere to).

The left side contains various shades of brown and paler creamy beige for highlighting with where as the right side contains contrasting shades of green. Both are excellent selections for brown eyed girls.

You have to be pretty careful with these as things can get intense fairly quickly since the shades apply a tad frosty and shimmery. This is not so much a glittery finish but you can definably catch shimmer in the mix of things. I feel like the shadows can be easily overdone since they are so pigmented so be aware when applying if you tend to have a heavier hand (my photos below are testimony to how heavy handed one can get).

The shadows have a fair bit of fall out during application plus they kick up a ton of powder around the palette so things get grungy fast in the compact.

  • Those who love intense, bold, pigmented eyeshadow (this has you covered).
  • Those who want an easy to create eye look (I thought the looks are super easy to create).
  • Those on a beauty budget (I believe they are $4.99 each or $5.99).
  • Those who already love the Wet n Wild Trios.

  • Those expecting Color Icon Eye Shadows (I was a little disappointed that these aren’t Color Icon Eye Shadows).
  • Those who have little tolerance for fall out.
  • Those who like softer shades of shadow (these bring the bold and the dramatic).

Overall, the Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palettes live up to the hype that’s surrounding the blogsphere at the moment. Formula is incredible for sure with a few minor quirks that I discussed. At this price I do believe you’re getting high quality shadow at a super budget. They come across a tad frosty and they definitely have their fair shade of fall out but you can really create some amazing looks with a little TLC and a sponge tip applicator. I admit I’d have preferred the Color Icon formula though, your thoughts on this?

Of course, they do indeed get a Muse Approved for purchase!


Available exclusively at Walmart and Walgreens.

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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  • Ally

    I love this palette! I’m sure they do look great on brown eyes. I can definitely say the left hand side colors are simply amazing for bringing out my blue eyes! Love WnW 🙂

  • Savannah

    I’m on the lookout for these…
    Must add to my stash!

    Thanks for the review Muse!


  • Coral

    Wet N Wild is quickly becoming one of my favorites when it comes to eyeshadows. I would really love though if they made more single colors. I haven’t tried out the eight color palettes, but I might have to stop my being good streak to pick out a few.

  • Kaye

    I must admit i’m a bit confused by what you mean about the Color Icon eyeshadows vs. the trios… the WnW trios are part of the Color Icon line. Do you mean they’re just different in comparison to the CI single shadows?

    These new 8-pan palettes look awesome, I can’t wait to get my hands on them!

    • the Muse

      hi kaye I thought the color icon series consisted of the soft press blushes, the single shadows, and the six pan color icon palettes. the trios were apart of the regular line of wnw but not part of their color icon series, but don’t quote me here. I was referring also to the Holiday Color Icon palettes released this past christmas as well 🙂

      • the Muse

        you’re right looked on their website. weird as the trios are nothing like the quality of the other color icon items ;D!

        • Kaye

          Ahh, okay. I haven’t tried the trios so I didn’t realize there was a difference in quality! Good thing to know. 😀

          • the Muse

            diff formula to me kaye. the trios are more frosty, shimmer where as the six pan and singles have a silky formula more finely milled.

  • masterofboots

    hm…but this seems to be a rather dark range of colours. probably for nights?

  • Wendy

    Comfort Zone is my favorite of the 3! I was disappointed with Petal Pusher honestly… the colors muddled horribly and I had to whip out some glitter liners and loose glitter to perk up the look 🙁 I’ve got the blue one with me today to play with if I have time on my lunch break 😀

    • the Muse

      Wendy haven’t tried the other two yet but I have a funny feeling this one is a fav for me too ;-D! I liked it. A little frosty but not bad ;D!

  • Stavroula Plag

    I need this, along with the other 2 palettes! 😀 WnW have stepped up their game a lot in the last 2 years. x

  • Isa

    The eyeshadows seem amazing, but the packaging looks so cheap…
    I know it’s Wet and Wild, but It should be a bit more attractive. It’s kind of boring, doesn’t it?

  • Lorena

    The shadows look great on you! I am freakishly heavy handed which means I have to stay very very very far away from all things matte. I end up looking like someone threw mud on my face.

  • Ling

    Hi Muse,
    I was SO disappointed when these came out and they were *not* like the Icon palettes–one of the best things about those was that there were different textures to the shadows, including matte (and good mattes at that, particularly for drugstore!). I will be passing this collection up, even though I think the shades are gorgeous.

    • the Muse

      same here ling. I wanted them to be like the six pan formulas 🙁 but I wouldn’t completely pass them up hun, they are good quality ;-D

  • reeny

    so pretty! i love the bottom look the best!
    my lifes been crazy bz with work n school, but i still HAVE to stop by ur site to check out wats new! love it!

  • Charmaine

    Wow, both looks are so pretty! I like the 1st one on you best, really brings out those beautiful HUGE peepers you got, Iz! I’m a brown-eyed girl, too, and even though I ADORE green shadow shades [green’s my fave color] my somplexion is SO awful I can’t wear any except as liner:-(
    What has green [or any color] shadow have to do with an yucky complexion? Well, in my experience some shades make flaws (or whatever ya wanna call ’em) stand out much more. I have pretty bad hyperpigmentation across my face from cheekbone to cheekbone (don’t need blush, can’t really see it anyways, lol), and it’s weird that greens and blues make the blops n blotches looks 100x worse. Even hubby’s confirmed it (he’s very nice about telling me when something is unflattering, and I appreciate his honesty<3 ), weird as it seems!
    I have no idea what the point of my rambling on is about, lol

    1st look, definitely Numbah 1!!!

    I really am looking forward to being able to find these in stock sometime!

  • Tigress

    I got this today at Walgreens and I love it! I have almost all of the Color Icon trios and decided to pick this up. I really like that they are all shimmer since I don’t care for matte eyeshadows. I have green eyes and these are really great shades for me to play with. It’s only $4.99, how can you say no?

  • Taylor

    Wet N’ Wild is my #1 brand for eyeshadows! 😀 I have all 3 8 pan palettes, and love them all, but this one was the best out the 3. :]