March 13, 2017

Wet n Wild Queen of My Heart Coloricon Eyeshadow Trio Review & Swatches

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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.

Wet n Wild Will You Marina Me Coloricon Trio

Wet n Wild Hieroglyphic Heart Coloricon Trio

Wet n Wild Heart and Heavy Coloricon Trio

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.

Tried them?

Do share your thoughts!

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  • Isa

    I doubt these would be coming to a drugstore near me; we never seem to get the limited edition or seasonal stuff from Wet n Wild. Makes me sad, because there have been some items I really wanted to get my paws on but did not want to pay ebay prices for (the gold bar highlight! and villians collection!).

    I totally agree with you; I don’t think I would ever think to use the many of the shades in Wet n Wild’s palettes in the way they recommend. There was 1 trio with a medium pink shade in it that was supposed to be for the browbone, and I was like huh?!

    • Isabella Muse

      try their website, they are releasing all their LE stuff on site lately 😀 haha yeah, I know! totally got palettes like that from before. Like blue to highlight my brow bone? Um no!

      • Isa

        They don’t ship internationally, unfortunately. 🙁

        The only people who would probably use their directions for colour placement are probably beginners, and then they’ll wonder why it looks odd. Not a good introduction into the joys and magic of makeup!

        The blue does look really nice on your lower lashline though. 🙂

        • Isabella Muse

          haha true. That would be a rather sad intro to makeup! I’m sorry :-/ Maybe ebay?

  • Heidi

    That little bit of blue on your lower lash line looks really good. It pops against your eyes. I’ve seen two of the three in Walgreens, but the one that sold out, I think was the Heart and Heavy, which interests me most. I agree I’m glad they’re not as shimmery as they used to be, but you do have to be careful that some of these don’t crumble. (It’s always my favorite ones that do, too.)

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks! Yeah, I am so glad the frost is over but the formula is a lot thinner now and it crumbles easily and fades a good deal :-/

    • Pamela

      I love the blue along the lash line too! That’s my favorite trick to add color to a look. It looks great on you.

  • Agona

    I have these but only had the chance to try Hieroglyphic Heart so far; it was boring to me (which is weird for WnW) as it seemed no different than neutral combos you can make with the plethora of available neutral palettes out there. Might make a good work look for me though…I have to try the other 2 too but honestly, I expect WnW’s seasonal offerings to be something trendy that I can try out without investing buku bucks into a trend that may or may not work for me (like their winter 2016 trios).

    • Agona

      I tried the other 2 this week. My favorite is Heart and Heavy but again, it’s not unique and the formula isn’t blowing me away like previous WnW releases. You’re right that the blue in Will You Marina Me is an odd combo; I tried it in my lid and it faded away shortly after application so that the blue wasn’t distinguishable but did brighten the other neutral colors to a spring-y look. These aren’t mist haves for me, especially since they lack uniqueness and I usually look to WnW to let me try trends outside my comfort zone.

      • Isabella Muse

        they were just uneventful 🙁 and the formula def didn’t blow me away like previous releases! Oh well!

  • LA

    Love the looks you created, especially that first chocolatey brown lid! Way to make the most of just-OK shadows 🙂

  • Charmaine

    While the shadows may be ho-hum, you sure did a beauty job of making them work! My fave look is the first one, the blue pop on your lower lash line is just so pretty with those gorgeous ginormous dark and sultry (and friendly!) eyes of yours. I have a very similar shade combo called Field and Stream (a duo of the blue and brown), from Sears’ Circle of Beauty -remember that? Totally one of my faves, bc I’m a weirdo lol. It’s still in storage with the rest of my stuff back home in Silicon Valley, don’t think I’ll ever be able to get my things shipped out here *glum sigh*
    Anyways, I marvel at your eyes each and every time I look at your pix (I marveled – you saw it…!)

    • Isabella Muse

      aw thanks 🙂 No, I don’t! Tell me more. What is this Sear’s Circle of Beauty 🙂 awwwwwwww thanks xoxoxoxoxoxoox!

      • Charmaine

        Sorry took so long, I didn’t see the email that you replied.
        So in the ’90s, Sears had started carrying their own line of cosmetics. They named the line Circle of Beauty something something (can’t remember exactly), and it was really great! They had partnered with I think it was Lancome or another high end company, I gotta look it up again. Anyways, the skin care was great, so good that it was not just myself, but my (now ex) husband enjoyed the face lotion after his shave n shower, his little sister (RIP Jen) loved the oily skin care line, my mom and both sisters liked the creams and toners, and a few friends did, too. I really loved the makeup, especially a shade of lippie called Elemental, it’s so unique and I’ve never found anything quite like it. But Sears discontinued the line, and we were so sad! I still have a ton of stuff in storage that I grabbed when it was marked down, though it’s back home in Cali and I’m waaay out here on a rock in the middle of the ocean now 🙁
        Ok done 😉

  • Maria

    Beautiful as always.
    But honestly, why didn’t they put all of these together in one bigger palette? Only 9 pots!!
    Could have called it a limited edition as well.

    Thank you

  • Miranda

    It has been a hot minute since I’ve tried anything new from Wet n Wild, but the pigmentation on these really have me wanting to!

  • Silvia

    I got the Marina one and the Wild Heart that blue looks really pretty, the pink and the gold and brown shades on them. Might skip the third one since it is similar to the other two and I have so many if brown shades. They do go in light and silky I do like them…maybe I’ll end up getting the third if I find it only at Walgreens they had the entire collection, CVS very few items. Trying to avoid the cheek sticks have so much blush and another highlither the purple one is intriguing to try. Yikes!