Wet n Wild Kuromi Eyeshadow Palette is one of two new 16-pan eyeshadow palettes launching with the Wet n Wild My Melody & Kuromi x Wet n Wild Collection on July 21st. I managed to locate mine at Harmons! It will be available July 21st at wetnwildbeauty.com and sanrio.com as well as at ulta.com (in stores as well), Walgreens (in stores) CVS (in stores), and at target.com.
I’m actually way more interested in the Wet n Wild My Melody Eyeshadow Palette as the pinks and golds are really my thing. I wasn’t going to pick up the Kuromi Palette but how can you have one without the other? Plus I do think you can easily combined the two palettes and create a variety of different looks with shades by cocktailing shades from each one.
I think the palette is a nice nod to Kuromi as it’s all dark, moody purples, reds, and golds. But I think a bit more pink wouldn’t be a bad thing either!
Here’s my review and swatches of the Wet n Wild Kuromi Palette!
This is a hell of a lot different compared to last year’s Wet n Wild x Pac-Man Game Over Eyeshadow Palette. You got more shades packed in the same amount of space this time around!
The palette comes housed in a square compact a little smaller than a CD case. It features very cute images of Kuromi decorating the two corners of the palette. As a lifetime Sanrio fan girl this packaging slayed my little kawaii loving heart. It is made in China and does have a warning that in the back that states “not for use around eyes or lips”. Since it contains dyes that are not FDA approved such as Red 40 Lake the warning is there to remind you it could cause staining or anyone with sensitive eyes or allergies could develop an infection or have an allergic reaction if you’re using it on your eyes. I did use it on my eyes but I experience no staining or irritation but I recommend not doing so if you have sensitive eyes.
The palette is a mix of glitter, shimmer, satin, and matte eyeshadow finishes. The shades weren’t overly powdery nor did they have any fall major fall out however, building was required and blending was a bit patchy as they ran drier. I liked the satins best as they were quite velvety and smooth. The shimmery/glittery shades were also fairly easy to apply with very little fall out and created a nice overshadow to some of the mattes. These shimmery shades work best as a topper since they tend to go on sheerer on their own. I don’t think it’s by any means one of Wet n Wild’s best eyeshadow palettes but it’s a fun round up of shades that does have a Fall feel or if you just enjoy deeper shades it has a nice round of purples, burgundys, and golds. I thought I wouldn’t make much use out of it but after trying I realized it’ll create some very nice looks for the Fall when I embrace purples and reds a bit more.
It does have a strong fragrance. This was intentional as the products are supposed to be scented. I think they were going for a Sanrio eraser scent of some sort. It smells sort of like strawberries, plastic, and air freshener. It’s kind of fun but I’m not all that into the scent.
As a collectible piece, the Wet n Wild Kuromi Eyeshadow Palette holds a lot of appeal but if you’re looking for a perfect selection of eyeshadows you might feel this is lacking a bit. It’s nicely pigmented but the eyeshadows run a little dry and a little more work is required to blend them perfectly. It’s a hit or miss round up of formulas and textures as some shades apply great where as others are a bit drier and go on a bit patchier. It is a very nice selection of shades though with a lot of sultry, Fall-friendly colors but again, not perfect formula-wise.
A new, limited edition palette containing 16 eyeshadows shades inspired by Sanrio character, Kuromi. The palette is Made in China and does contain ingredients that are not approved for use on the eye area by the US FDA which could cause irritation or allergies on sensitive eyes. Staining is a possibility as well but I didn’t have an issue and felt the colors removed very easily. It isn’t the best eyeshadow palette in the world but it has some lovely smokier, sultry shades in a mix of sparkle, shimmer, matte, and satin finishes. The shades are hit and miss formula wise some perform better than others but a majority required a bit of building and good blending to look their best as they ran a little drier! A good eyeshadow primer or cream eyeshadow will create a nice base for this formula. I experience no issues with fall out!
- Great collector’s piece.
- Nice round up of darker, smokier shades.
- Eyeshadows are a bit dry resulting it patchy blending.
- Strong strawberry, plastic-like fragrance.
Wet n Wild Kuromi Eyeshadow Palette isn’t a perfect pick but it sure is a nice collector’s piece and is very appealing for Sanrio fans!