July 18, 2013

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Medley Palette Review & Swatches

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Medley Palette Summer 2013

The Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Medley Palette ($4.99) were released int two shades selections exclusively at Walgreens locations for Summer 2013. I recently hauled and posted about them earlier in June but never got a chance to review them until now.

Honestly, I didn’t really love them for a number of reasons. Wet n Wild had a consistent run with me about two years ago with an improvement in quality and some great releases. I feel the brand has digressed with recent releases and the quality has gone down and the releases are highly repetitive. The ColorIcon Palettes in particular were fantastic but releases for example like Fergie’s Centerstage PhotoOp Eyeshadow Palettes are a joke.

These Medley Eyeshadow Palettes are another reason the brand loses points with me unfortunately.

Take a look!

The Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Medley Palette comes in two variations and includes three eyeshadows, two eyeliners, and three sparkle overcoats as well as a liquid Mega Liner. Each comes in a simple plastic black compact with a clear flip lid. I think the design of the palette and mismatch of colors makes them appear rather cheap looking. They just look cheap and cheesy and they smell rather badly too! They just feel like a rushed release with no real thought going into them. Another annoying thing would be the two shade choices are not named merely numbered as 34120 and 34121 grrrr!

The only usable product in each compact are the eyeshadows. These are richly pigmented and saturated with color. I find the shimmery overcoats are fall out hell and have a super powdery texture that kicks up a good deal of shimmer or in the case of 34120 you get a good deal of frostiness. The powder eyeliners, even used wet, are dry, stiff, and apply patchy.

As pigmented as the shadows are I think the entire color scheme is odd as hell. If you use the shades individually you might be ok but a coppery penny shade paired with purple and aqua green? I can’t even begin to think of a look to create using this. 34120 is the less of the two evils as the pink and gold shadow goes fairly well and maybe you can use the cranberry to accent.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Medley Eyeshadow Palette

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Medley Palette 7

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Medley Palette 9

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Medley Palette 8

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Medley Palette

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Medley Palette Swatches

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Medley Palette 6

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Medley Palette 3

Mega Liner Liquid Eyeliner is fairly pigmented however, I find it flakes up and smears once set. I’m not a fan of liquid liner anyway so I can do without this added extra.

Wet n Wild Mega Liner

WnW Mega Liner

Wet n Wild Mega Liner Swatches

Overall, Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Medley Palette are perhaps best for the hardcore WnW lovers but not for those who are makeup snobs. I’ve had a solid relationship with Wet n Wild the last few years but I notice more and more of their releases are absolute garbage including these palettes. The odd smell, the mismatch of shades, all the frost and shimmer, and the dryness of the liners make the palettes a bust.

No thanks.

Don’t waste your money or your time.

I purchased this item.

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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  • Liza

    yikes! so sorry to hear you are having a bad experience with this brand. I actually have found their products to be improving in some areas. for example I think their new cream foundation is quite good. I also enjoy a lot of their lipsticks. I have these palettes but haven’t fully tested them enough to add comments about the quality of them. well, at least you are giving your honest opinion, which I’m sure people will appreciate

  • Carrie

    Their products have definitely gotten better but their liquid liner is something I’ll always pass on. I know a few people sing its praises but it was actually my first liquid liner and it almost made me swear off of the stuff completely!

  • amy

    Why does *every* brand do this…? Seriously; there are sooo many brands out there that were perfectly fine, superior in some cases, but they had to go and make “improvements”, and end up complete rubbish. WnW gets rid of the 6-pan palettes, loved by so many, and replace them with these? In what universe does that make any sense? It would seem to me that it would be better for sales to keep available the products consumers love, and will actually buy…

    • the Muse

      this isn’t a replacement for the 6 pans just an LE release amy 🙂

      • amy

        The 6-pans were DCd a while back, well over a year ago. I managed to get one on clearance, as they were always out of stock. The tag on the display said “Last Chance”, and after a few months, there wasn’t even a slot for them anymore.

        • janechemi

          i think you’re thinking of something else amy. WnW has some permanent six pan palettes that are great. they look similar to the trios but bigger of course

          • amy

            They’ve been DC’d, but some stores may have backstock…

  • dia

    Those “eyeliners” are horrifyingly unpigmented! I feel sorry for any newbies picking these up thinking makeup’s supposed to look like that.