Wet N' Wild Color Icon palettes have been receiving a ton of love through beauty blogs everywhere. These singles came out about the same time the quads did and I finally picked a few up during a BOGO sale and I must say, these shadows are lovely for the price you pay.
BRAND: Wet N' Wild PRODUCT: Color Icon Eye Shadow Singles PRICE: 1.99USD (cheaper when on BOGO!) PROS: Pigmented, Price, Texture CONS: Packaging, Limited Color Range
I purchased four shades; Nutty, Lagoon, Envy and Kitten. Packaging wise, I'm on the fence about this. Reason is some of them open with ease while others (Kitten & Nutty) require a bit more force to open. It might not bug some but for me, I'm always afraid that if I use too much force, I might nick the shadow. There are only seven shades; with two mattes and the rest metallic/frosty, so I'm hoping this changes and more shade will be available in the future. The texture of these are the same as the palettes of the same range - very soft and silky, it feels almost creamy. Like the palettes, since they are soft in texture they tend to crumble and have fall out just a bit.
Nutty is a cool frosted brown (or taupe) that would compliment pretty much all skin tones. I really like using this as a wash on the lid with a warmer brown in the crease as an everyday eye look. I think a few people compared this to MAC's Satin Taupe, but I think Satin taupe might be a tad deeper. I recommend this shade, especially to neutral lovers.
Envy is a lovely deep metallic green that is reminiscent to MAC's Humid. The color looks beautiful on top of a dark base. Although I do like the color, I don't find myself reaching for this that often. Maybe because I'm still learning how to work with greens.
Kitten is a medium purple with golden shimmers running through. You can't see the golden shimmers in the pan until you swatch the color. At first glance, I would say its similar to MAC's Beautiful Iris, but Beautiful Iris is more of a silvery lilac. I absolutely love pairing this color with gold and bronze shades.
Lagoon probably my favorite color out of the bunch. Shocker right? Since I'm usually drawn to purples, haha. This is such a beautiful metallic sapphire shade! I always use this on my lower lash line or with some mixing medium to use as a liquid eyeliner for a shot of color. This is one of the very few blues I'm able to work with and I love it to bits.
These shadows are quite true to color. You can see they're amazingly pigmented, even on their own. Alone, I would say they wear well and do not fade or crease until after 5-6 hours (my lids are slightly oily). But if you have really oily lids, definitely use a base or primer underneath. I recommend anyone to check these singles out if you have Wet N' Wild available in your area. Pigmented, awesome quality shadows that don't break the bank.
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