Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection - Review + Swatches

The Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection, better known as the 8-pan palettes, are not yet available in Canada. However, my boyfriend picked up all three palettes for me at his local Walgreens. There are perks to a long distance relationship after all!
Anyhow, this is just a little disclaimer. IF you're in Canada & you'd like to get your hands on the new Wet n Wild palettes, you won't be able to so don't run around looking for these just yet.

If you're note familiar with the Wet n Wild 8-pan palettes, they are a new addition to Wet n Wilds Color Icon line and are described as "eight dynamic, perfectly color-coordinated shades with high pigment and pearl for ultra-impact color. Shades can be used together or individually to create an endless variety of looks."
Each shade is labeled and indicates where they belong on the eyelids but you can apply them wherever you see fit! Every palette features two browbone, eyelid, crease, and definer shades. I've experienced crumbling or fall out with atleast one or two eyeshadows in every palette. The darker eyeshadows - crease or definer shades - apply very strongly so heavy-handed peeps, be careful!
All the swatches shown in this post start from the left side of the palette to the right side. Also, I used no base for my swatches so I'll leave it up to you to imagine how much more gorgeous these eyeshadows would be with a base OR applied wet ;)

Let's start with the Wet n Wild 8-pan palette in 736 Petal Pusher; a soft-focus, feminine palette. Petal Pusher is dominated by cool-toned shades, all of which contain a hint of shimmer or glitter or both. Thus, you won't find a single matte eyeshadow in this palette. The pigmentation in Petal Push is the least strong out of all three palettes. The lighter shades prove to be crumbly and powdery with undesirable fall out. Nevertheless, it's still very pretty and eye-catching:

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Next we have 737 Blue Had Me At Hello. This is my favorite palette of the three; it's a blue-based palette that is mind-numbingly beautiful; I urge you to take a look at Christine's swatches here. You'll find her swatches are the best of the best :)
This palette contains one matte eyeshadow - definer on the left - and it's a black shade that degrades the integrity of the palette. The chalky formula applies unevenly and it's just blah!
Both browbone and eyelid shades have a silver-y frost to it which is great for bright eye looks. The right side Definer shade is quite special as it has a silver glitter . Of course, the blue's are the most important shades and they are undoubtedly the best of the palette. The teal-blue is mesmerizing:

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Lastly, 738 Comfort Zone melts my heart with a pretty pick of rich earth tone shades, completely foolproof and the most wearable palette of the three. Mostly, I'd like to share a real Too Faced Label Whore eyeshadow dupe that is present in Comfort Zone. On the right column we have a definer shade that is similar but not identical to the supposed dupe in the Wet n Wild Night Elf palette. (Read about my older comparison here.) Before I compare the old dupe to the new dupe, take a look at the whole palette:

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Now, for the real Too Faced Label Whore Dupe!
I did a detail post before comparing the supposed Too Faced Label Whore dupe in the Wet n Wild Night Elf palette. If you recall, the Night Elf e/s is not a dupe. Fortunately, I found the real dupe in Comfort Zone; the bottom right side 'Definer' shade is a perfect copy of Label
From L-to-R:
Night Elf, Label Whore, Comfort Zone

Unless my eyes are tricking me, I think we have a real winner here!

Overall, I highly recommend the Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection(s) - it's simply a must try. Although some shades need to be reformulated (mattes, mostly), you definitely won't find eyeshadow palettes as unique or affordable as these at the drugstore, I guarantee you. If you have the capability of picking them up, do it without hesitation or you'll regret it!

Which palette piqued your interest?

Until next time!


Tracy@Beauty Reflections said...

Beautiful swatches!!! What a great job!! These are better than Temptaia!
That teal is calling to me...

Steph said...

Oooh Ahhh!!! When I saw this post, I almost fell out of my seat because I thought it was in Canada already ><'' Thank you for the swatches, and omg! a DUPE!!! Super awesome--it looks pretty identical!!

Ashley said...

Your too sweet! I bet the teal would look lovely on you :)

I'll keep you posted if I hear any official word that these palettes have made it to our shores. I really wish my fellow Canadians could get a taste of these palettes too ;__;

Shop N' Chomp said...

The pigmentation on these are amazing. I really like Petal Pusher. =D

Ashley said...

Isn't the purple crease & definer shade just so so so pretty?! If I could wear purples without looking like I got punched in the eye, those would be my go-to shades!

Rainy Days and Lattes said...

Wonderful swatches! ^_^ My favorite is the blues too! I love it! It's so coordinating!

Ashley said...

Rainy Days,
Hehe thank you! :) I can't get enough of the color blue lately, it's such a fun color!

dani@callitbeauty said...

i haven't seen these palettes yet, but i'm trying the 6 eyeshadow palette and am LOVING it! can't wait to get my hands on these babies :D.

Ashley said...

No clue when these palettes will be in Canada but I hope they arrive soon. I like the 6-pans but I LOVE the 8-pans!

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