August 1, 2018

Wet n Wild Earth Color Icon Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.
4 stars out of 5

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.

Love it!

Anyone pick this guy up?

What were your thoughts?

Where to buy

Walmart Wet n Wild

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!

I purchased this item and I receive a small commission if you shop using the links in this post.

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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  • Carol G

    Would love to pick up some of this collection but haven’t seen it in stores yet and as far as ordering from their website, their free shipping threshold is $35, too much imo.

  • kjh

    Quite nice, and you remind me that foam applicators are def worth getting, maybe not by the gross like you so, but…. In a slight way, this looks like a sized down, muted down, autumed down version of UD Beached. YKWIM. Looks fab on you.

  • Susan

    I saw this display at one of my local Walmart’s on my last trip. I wasn’t sure because they look s glittery, shiny. But you created a very pretty look. I might have to pick one of these up. The earth palette did appeal to me and it covers my sign of Virgo. I might even get a lipgloss too! Thank you for the review. Now just anxiously awaiting the the Fire/Ice collection. Those dragon embossed beauties are calling my name!

    • Isabella Muse

      lots of sparkle here ;-D and they swatch like crap! All glittery dustiness but they really apply nicely ;-D My pleasure!!!!!!!! I can’t blame you! That collection is really outstanding!

  • Janessa

    I got this one and Water. I’ve been super drawn to blue and green eyeshadows lately – and I NEVER wear them! But I would totally rock that eye look you did! Thank you for the inspiration!! <3

    • Isabella Muse

      flattered I inspired you! ;-D Let me know how your look comes out!

  • Kathryn

    Love the look you created! I normally stick to neutrals only, but I’m feeling inspired by that pop of color on your lower lash line!

    • Isabella Muse

      thanks!!!!!!!!!! ;-D go do it! If you have an aqua or teal in your stash you can pair it up with a nice bronze 😀

  • kimkats

    idon’tneedthis…idon’tneedthis….idon’tneedthis….. uuuuhhhhh….. maybeineedthis….maybeineedthis…. maybeineedthis……. well, crap….. igottahavethis……igottahavethis…..igottahavethis…

    sigh… the lemmings have won out again… little jerks! 😀

    Love the look on you muse, esp. the teal as liner!! that’s REALLY pretty!

  • Magenta Wilde

    I like the zodiac trend, personally, but this palette makes me think of the 80s for some reason.

  • Sarah

    I finally found this collection at a local Wal-Mart last night and it was almost all sold out! I picked up this eyeshadow, along with Air & Fire, plus the loose highlighting powder and the glosses in Libra, Pieces, Virgo, and Sagittarius. The glosses are just okay. I can feel the grit of the glitter on my lips and I wish they had a thicker, more gel-like consistency. But the eyeshadows are gorgeous!

    • Isabella Muse

      Yay! I was only able to get my hands on one of the glosses I wanted (the ones I wanted were sold out on wnw’s site)! Some didn’t have glitter am I right? I sort of regret not purchasing the loose highlighter but the swatches I keep seeing are confirming I’d likely never use it!

  • Stacy

    Dang it!!! I am going to have to get this now. They look absolutely gorgeous on you.

    You know I will probably never be able to retire thanks to all the $$ I’ve spent on makeup yet W&W shadows tend to be one of my favorite formulas- sure some are better than others, but 9 times out of 10 they blend beautifully.

    On an aside about your “pony express” comment. I use Missha Snail cream and I ordered a new jar and it took forever to get to me. When I finally decided to look at the tracking to see what was wrong I saw that they sent it FedEx and THEN USPS and I actually said out loud “snail mail, really?” and then I cracked up because I could envision this poor little snail bringing me a cream made with his mucin. Hey beauty can be painful, but hilarious too/

    • Isabella Muse

      Aw thanks! ;-D haha! Well, you’ll have your makeup when you’re in your 90s to keep you company! Surprised! From Missha direct? They are typically pretty fast! LOLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL! Picturing tiny snails with a box on their backs moving slowly to get you your package!

      • Stacy

        Yes Missha direct and you are right they are normally superfast. I guess this one just took the long way- no biggie. It happens. They are a greta company to order from.

  • Silvia

    My beauty shelf space screams not one more, my heart screams get them!