Heart and Heavy, Will You Marina Me, and Hieroglyphic Heart are three new, limited edition Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Trio Eyeshadow Palettes that launched with the Wet n Wild Queen of my Heart Spring 2017 Collection.
Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow Trios have always been a popular pick with beauty budget friendly shoppers as not only are they typically around four bucks per a palette but they are also packed with pigmented, velvety shades of eyeshadow. Over the years, the formula has evolved a little bit on these trios but they still remain a fan favorite.
Wet n Wild Queen of My Heart Coloricon Eyeshadow Trio come housed in white compacts with clear windows that contain three eyeshadows as well a tiny sponge applicator and a brush applicator for application. The eyeshadows use to have a huge imprint on each shade detailing where they would go but Wet n Wild has since gone a little smaller and now each eyeshadow is labeled with a tinier imprint in the lower left hand corner (brow bone, crease, and eyelid) that disappears fairly fast when your brush is swiped through the shade a few times. I always find these labels rather odd as they tend to recommend the loudest and boldest shades for the brow bone area but no worries, that’s not the case here. All three palettes have softer, sheerer high brow shades.
I think the formula has evolved over the years as I remember a time these were a lot more velvety with so much frost. I recall loving the soft, velvety texture but hating how frosty they looked on my lids. Nowadays, the formula is much thin, less velvety and more crumbly, and a lot less frosty. I do appreciate the lack of frost in the new formulation but the crumbly nature of the eyeshadows does mean you’ll experience a good deal of fall out not to mention a lot of fading if you don’t use a good primer under them. I find some of the shades need a building for the best color pay off as they tend to sheer out as you apply and look muted and faded right out of the compact. Some shades performed better than others and I did have some patchy issues during application. A cream base, good primer, and building helps to achieve the best color pay off. I can sit here and pick apart but the formula and all its faults but honestly, for $3.49 per a palette these are not that bad as long with a little TLC during application.
One thing I would fault is the color pair ups and arrangement. I struggled with some of the trios as I really didn’t get or even understand the looks Wet n Wild were going for. For example, Will You Marina Me had a brown crease shade and a soft aquatic shade for the lid. I tried this and it was complete mud during the blending process. I just couldn’t understand how aqua and brown would work together. In the end, I used the aqua shade on my lower lash line and contrasted with the sandy gold and brown shade to create a beachy look. The other trio I struggled with was Hieroglyphic Heart. I couldn’t get much depth or contrast using the soft pinkish mauve that was mean for my crease error. as the golden brown shade they included for the lid just overpowered the soft, sheerness of the pink mauve. This was a very pretty shade that reminded me of Colourpop Brady. It’s beautiful as a color wash but doesn’t quite good well with the other shades in the palette.
Wet n Wild Queen of My Heart Coloricon Eyeshadow Trio Palettes aren’t going to rock your eyeshadow world. These are a nice pick if you’re on a budget but I’ve personally seen a lot better from Wet n Wild in terms of pigment and formula.
Wet n Wild Queen of My Heart Coloricon Eyeshadow Trio Palettes are launching now at drugstores.
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