Wet n Wild Earth Color Icon Eyeshadow is one of four shades Wet n Wild Zodiac Color Icon Eyeshadow Palettes that launched with the new Zodiac Collection. What is it with the Zodiac lately? Tarte is constantly going on about it on social media Colourpop launched a collection with Kathleen Lights inspired by it, and now Wet n Wild is all about it. I guess we’re done with unicorns, mermaids, and fairies and now we’re all about the Zodiac.
Sigh. I’m so over these silly trends.
None the less, I was quite intrigued by the Wet n Wild Zodiac Color Icon Eyeshadow and decided to purchase two shades from Wet n Wild’s site and that was awful. It’s the first time I ordered from their site and man it took forever to arrive. Like a week and a half. I guess they used pony express to ship it. I’m an instant gratification kind of girl and this isn’t available in stores yet and waiting that long for my shipment was torture.
It was worth the wait. I love this formula!
Wet n Wild Earth Color Icon Eyeshadow ($4.99) arrives in a circular compact that holds 0.21 oz of eyeshadow in six shade selections. I was a little concerned it would be difficult to use the shades given they are all housed together in one tiny space but I had no problems at all.
This palette is inspired by the Earth element with shades of teal, peach, gold, tiger’s eye brown, maroon brown, and bronze brown. It’s a gorgeous selection of shades! I was particularly excited about the pretty peach shade. I had no issues pairing these shades up. They worked quite well together and even though there are only six shades I felt like I could create a number of different looks. For my look below I ended up using the pretty brassy bronze or tiger eye brown as I call it and added a bit of the teal on my bottom lash line for pop!
I was a little worried about this formula because when I swatched it was very dusty, dry, and filled with glitter. I was concerned it would apply and blend patchy due to this. I did experience a good deal of glitter fall out during application but the shadows applied quite well and blended out just as nicely. They are oddly a lot more pigmented on my eye versus when I swatched them. I did use an sponge eyeshadow applicator for application. This made a world of different in the fall out arena since regularly brushes resulted in a lot of powder falling around my cheeks and face.
All in all, Wet n Wild Earth Color Icon Eyeshadow was a nice pick up! I’m glad I purchased this even though I was initially disappointed when I swatched! It’s a little difficult to apply due to fall out but it does create some truly lovely Summer looks! The shades are simply gorgeous.
Anyone pick this guy up?
What were your thoughts?
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Wet n Wild Earth Color Icon Eyeshadow is one of four shades that launched with Wet n Wild’s new Zodiac Collection for Fall 2018. The palette contains 0.21 oz of eyeshadow and will set you back $4.99 for six shades. I thought the eyeshadows swatched very poorly on my arm and felt dry and appeared to dusk away easily but the application was a lot smoother with plenty of pigment and a good deal of lovely glitter although there was a good deal of fall out to deal with.
- Beautiful shades that all work well together.
- A cheap way to get a really pretty Summer eye look!
- Perfect pick for sparkly, glitter eyeshadow lovers.
- A lot of fall out during application and blending.
- Swatches a poorly but applies beautifully.
- Available on Wet n Wild’s site only at the moment as it sold out at Walmart (apparently it is a Walmart exclusive collection).
Anyone who really likes sparkly, glitter eyeshadows should get on fine with Wet n Wild Earth Color Icon Eyeshadow. It’s a beautiful selection of warm Summer shades!