May 17, 2011

Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer Everything Under the Sun Review, Swatches, Photos

Wet n Wild Go for the Gold is one of the first Summer 2011 Collections released from the brand. I’m pretty sure we’ll see a few more little collection releases from them as we head deeper into Summer.

This collection is super small and contains one Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio and a Color Icon Bronzer. I’ll be reviewing the Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Everything Under the Sun for you today.

I’m not much of a bronzer girl as you know but the budget price tag and the need to bring you the latest and greatest in newly released beauty pushed me over into the realms of purchasing this one.

Take a look!

A multi-colored bronzer for $2.99 available at drugstores.

The $2.99 price tag is a very appealing point here particularly if you’re a fan of bronzing but simply can’t afford to dish out more. You’re looking at a price point of anywhere from $2.59-$2.99 depending on where you shop it or better still if you’re able to get it during a BOGO offer.

Although a bit flimsy I’m starting to appreciate Wet n’ Wild packaging more and more. This comes in a simple, plastic rectangle palette…mmm, granted it’s not much to look out but I somehow appreciate the simple easy to store packaging. It comes with a brush and honestly for the price it proves better than some of the brushes I’ve tried with Physicians Formula. It’s a tad on the scratchy side but it doesn’t shed plus no one says you have to use it to apply anyway but it deserves a mention.

The actual bronzer is made up of five shades which you can swirl together and buff into place. Formula proves pigmented but the texture runs a tad too hard and isn’t silky smooth like the Color Icon Blushes. The bronzer is packed hard into the palette which could prove one reason for the dense less than silky texture.

The color…

Isn’t too flattering in my opinion. If you use the upper three shades you end up with a softer beige brown shade with hints of pink however if you swirl closer to the bottom you end up with a very deep, dark chocolate shade of bronzer that doesn’t prove too flattering.

The palette is made up of beige pink, beige, coppery rose, dark chocolate, and cream. I think they made a vast error in judgement when including such a dark shade of chocolate in the bronzer mix. As I said this shade makes the bronzer comes across very deep and very rich so it really takes the muddy bronzer look to a new level.

Now another problem with the bronzer is the fact that when you swirl your brush in the shades and buff or pat into place on your cheeks you tend to end up with streaks of brown towards the lower area of your face since the colors just don’t blend well on the brush.

All in all I thought the finish wasn’t quite right and the overall formula just didn’t blend out well.

  • Expert bronzer users (you might be able to get this to work with a little patient).
  • Those on a beauty budget who like bronzing products.

  • Those who want a silky smooth formula that blends easily.
  • Those who aren’t keen on really deep, dark chocolate-y shades of bronzer.

As of late, Wet n Wild has evolved and creates some quality items at a truly low price however I don’t think the new formula and quality extends to the Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer in Everything Under the Sun. I thought the bronzer was too densely packed which results in poor blendability. I also felt like the addition of such a deep shade of chocolate in the mix really ruined the overall finish of the product. I know I tend to be a bit of a shimmer-a-holic but the addition of a bit of sparkle might have allowed this to work as the high sheen finish it does produce comes across frosty and the overall look simply muddy and unflattering.

If they left out the chocolate shade and worked out a more silkier powder they might just have a nice little bronzer budget pick for Summer here.

At best you might be able to use this as a shadow palette but as a bronzer, well, it doesn’t quite live up to a fabulous Summer bronze look in my opinion.

Anyone try it?

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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  • Chelley

    Could you take a picture of the ingredients listed for the products you review please? 🙂 It would be really helpful.

    • the Muse

      chelley I’ll def try next time just got so much going on sometimes I forget 🙂

  • winni

    Thanks for the review Muse, I’ll save my 3$ for some coffee. But I AM dying to try the eyeshadows. They haven’t come out here in Colorado yet…..we get everything so late!

    • the Muse

      winni the trio looks good just praying it isn’t frosty ;-D Aw hope you get it soon! hey coffee well spent $$ imho compared to his girl!

  • Tammie

    Too bad this was a fail! I was hoping to get it to try and see how I feel about bronzer since it’s cheap and I stay away from bronzer like the plague.

    Still def. getting that eyeshadow trio though <3. Gotta collect 'em all!

    • the Muse

      the trio is nice tammie ;-D that might be worth the haul, bronze not so much imho ;-/

      • Tammie

        I can’t lose with more neutral eye trios, especially with gold 😀

  • Chelley

    Thank you! I appreciate it! It is really useful to see what’s inside the products especially for oversea products (example: I want to try the Skin Food products but I’m on a “green” makeup phase now so I want to know if Skin foods use organic ingredients are not). 🙂

    • the Muse

      chelley ingredients on Korean products and most from abroad aren’t in English hun :-/

  • kaylee

    are there other shades besides ‘everything under the sun’?

  • Tammie

    Argh I looked at Walgreens and Rite Aid and they haven’t stocked these yet :(. I want the trio SO bad.

  • Stavroula Plag

    This looks pretty and I imagine it will be great for ladies with medium skintones 🙂 Thanks for the swatch Muse 🙂 x