March 11, 2014

Wet n Wild Flirting at the After Party Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

Wet n Wild Flirting at the After Party

Wet n Wild Flirting at the After Party Eyeshadow Palette ($4.99 at Walgreens) is one of two brand new limited edition 8 Pan Coloricon Eyeshadow Palettes that launched with the Wet n Wild The Style Award Goes To Collection for Spring 2014.

Last year the Wet n Wild Spring Forward Color Icon Eyeshadow Palettes included Going in the Wild which was very close in color to this new Flirting at the After Party Palette.

You’ll notice this year this is all about purple though as Flirting at the After Party contains two shades of purple versus last year’s palette which included some pops of Spring green and yellow.

Take a look!

Wet n Wild Flirting at the After Party Eyeshadow Palette

Wet n Wild Flirting at the After Party Eyeshadow Palette comes housed in white plastic with clear plastic lid compact. It’s a bit cheesy but it does the trick plus it is thin enough to not be too bulky so it stores easily. It comes with a dual ended shadow brush with a sponge applicator on one side and a brush on the other. The brush is useless in my opinion as it has really scratchy bristles however, the sponge you might well make use of to pile color on.

The thing that deserves mentioning about the Flirting at the After Party formula is the lack of intense shimmer and frost. Too many times Wet n Wild Palettes have a TON of frost and shimmer but this palette has a slightly dense yet satiny finish that lacks major glitter, shimmer, or frost.

Wet n Wild Flirting at the After Party Eyeshadow Palette swatches

Wet n Wild Flirting at the After Party swatches

It’s a bit on the dry and chalky side though which kinda turned me off. Under a primer it’ll work well to create some fairly nice eye looks however, I find the formula fades on a primer-less eye as you apply it…it kinda has that certain dustiness which slips and slides around your eye as you apply. The chalky and drier textured shadows aren’t powdery though so they have little to no fall out. I do find the colors are difficult to contrast with as the shades run together and go muddy and I’m not getting much of a contrast between colors. Wear time is iffy and won’t last you through the day as the colors don’t crease but fade considerably at around a four to five hour period. Wear primer for the best possible and longest wear….!

Overall, I don’t think Wet n Wild Flirting at the After Party Eyeshadow Palette was particularly special for me. I think the shadow formula was an improvement as it lacks the frost and shimmer I’ve come to associate with the Coloricon shadows. However, the chalky, dryness that replaces that frost means that these fade faster and come across sheerer with less pigment and a shorter wear due to fading.

Wet n Wild Flirting at the After Party Eyeshadow Palette fotd

Wet n Wild Flirting at the After Party fotd

At $4.99 it isn’t a bad deal but I’ve definitely seen better from Wet n Wild.

Tried it?

Do share your thoughts!

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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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  • Amber Zionkowski

    Hi Muse!

    I got both of the WnW limited edition palettes, and I wasn’t terribly impressed with either…a few (maybe even just 1) of the shadows were buttery and nice, but overall it was a let down :/

  • Nancy P

    I can only get my hand on this palette which is not my favorite, but I got it because there was a good sale this week. Even though purple is my favorite color, I tend to not drawn to eyeshadows in this tone because they are hard to apply and need great work to preventing you from either looking sick or punk/goth like or even vampirish. And I noticed not only with Wet N Wild eyeshadows, but other drugstores brand also has purple tone shadows that sheer, chalky, or patchy when applied. Only high end brand names have good pigmentation for purple tone. I am just so sad because I cannot get my hand on the nude palette which I know has good dupes from the Naked palette. I am always so unlucky when finding the nude palettes every year. I can never catch the right time when it comes out in my near by drugstores and when I finally found it, it was already gone! But thank you for this review. Wet N Wild always has the hit and miss in their shadows. Though I love the old 6 color palettes. Those were so great. I don’t know why they have changed the formula and took out the collection.

  • Quinctia

    I…really think I’m going to pass on this one. And I’m always the one that can’t have enough purple, but nothing is jumping out as unique. To the point that I think I have better versions of the majority of these shades already from WET N WILD, before even getting into the higher end purples I’ve hoarded.

  • JenJ

    Ugh! The newer 8 pan palettes from Wet n Wild have not been the bizness like the original 3. I will not be hunting for the new ones. I finally played around with the Nude Awakening from last Spring and I was not impressed by it.

  • Molly

    I found this! I’m planning on giving it to my purple-loving teenage niece. πŸ™‚

  • Sara

    I bought Going into the Wild last spring and I’m not crazy about it. Like this one, the shadows were powdery and faded pretty quickly, even with primer for me. I haven’t really used it much since I got it. But that’s the great thing about $4.99 makeup, no big loss!

    • Isabella Muse

      agreed it didn’t break the bank so can’t complain too much πŸ™‚

  • Sammie

    I can’t decide how I feel about this! On the one hand, dryness and lack of pigmentation sucks. But on the other, I can’t wear the blue-toned original Wet N Wild 8 pan palette because it’s TOO pigmented and I can’t ever work with it without making a hot mess! Maybe something that is a bit more sheer is exactly what I need for colors like these…I may give it a try. Also, I’ve heard that WNW is notorious for their limited edition palettes being of much less quality than those in their permanent line.

    • Isabella Muse

      sammie what can you lose right? πŸ™‚ it’s not too bad a deal at 5 bucks so why not give it a whirl ;-D

  • kerry

    I liked this quite a bit. Using a base is key. I like that this has shades well suited for cooler, fair skin tones. I do wish Wet and Wild would quit fooling around and bring back the discontinued 6 pan palettes. I found one weeks ago in Lust and it is so superior to any of the recent releases from
    Wet and Wild. I’m willing to work with this one because the colors are unique and beautiful, but I would love it if this palette were the same quality as the discontinued (and universally, it seems, loved) 6 pan gems!