Thursday, January 27, 2011

Wet N Wild Color Icon Palettes: Lust and Greed

I have been searching for the new Wet N Wild trios and 8-pan palettes,but no luck. I'm telling you, these people are fast! Especially with G (of Nouveau Cheap) giving out Wet N Wild info on the clock! If you're a Wet N Wild fan and you haven't heard of G, something is totally wrong with you, lol. She's Wet N Wild's first beauty ambassador and she gets to test out and review their latest products before it hits stores. Check her out! ♥

These palettes aren't new, but I figured reviewing them might help to ease my frustration a bit, haha. Today, I'm reviewing the Lust and Greed palettes.


Sorry for the flash, better pics below the cut!
BRAND: Wet N Wild
RANGE/COLOR: Color Icon / Lust & Greed
PRICE: 4.99USD
PROS: Smooth & Creamy texture, Pigmented, Contains Both Matte & Shimmer, Price
CONS: Some Have Low Pigmentation, Fall Out, Can Be Crumbly

Greed contains salmon/peach, blacks and a golden pink & periwinkle shade. Lust contains mostly purples and charcoals. There are six shades with three mattes, two shimmers and a matte with glitter. I do like that you don't have to use a base or a primer for these to show up because they are well pigmented. In the Greed palette, I use the matte side than the shimmer side because its easier to work with. Not sure if you can tell, but if you look at the Greed palette, it doesn't look smooth. It has a crumbly texture and there's quite a bit of fall out. I was a bit disappointed to how crumbly they were - especially the golden pink and the golden periwinkle shades. I would barely tap my brush into the shadow and there would be eyeshadow everywhere! Such a shame as I purchased the palette just for those two shades. With the Lust palette, all the shadows were smooth to the touch and I didn't get that much fall out. Its one of my favorite purple palettes. I use the shimmery vanilla shade, the shimmery charcoal and the deep matte purple a lot.

Swatches. See how creamy and pigmented these are even without a base? The shimmery golden pink and golden periwinkle color (Greed) come off the sheerest out of all the colors. So to get your desired intensity, you really have to layer and pack on the color quite a bit. Those two colors seems fade and blend away faster than the other shadows as well. So a good base is needed! Other than that, I don't have any issues with any of the other shadows. I will be doing more looks and demo using these palettes in the future so do keep a look out!

If you haven't spotted any of the new Color Icon palettes yet, you can get a preview of them on G's blog here. Those 8-pan palettes should be available late January/early February in the US and the second half of 2011 for Canada.

6 comments:

  1. Been hearing so much about these palettes! As usual we can't get any over here. Would love to see an eye look from u:)

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  2. Looks like a nice palette!

    <3
    www.kasiabelhadri.blogspot.com

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  3. I literally just bought Greed from Duane Reed last night!! I was unbelievably excited when I spotted the Wet n Wild display.. lol.. I spotted a couple of the trios too, but not the 8pan ones which I wanted to check out.. I'm crossing my fingers that they show up before I leave! Now you've tempted me to go grab Greed too =P

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  4. Those palettes look lovely but it's too bad some of the shades are crumbly. I really wanna try these palettes but I haven't seen them year yet. Hope that'll change soon.

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  5. Blovet Beauty
    You will get to try them! I will do a look using these two palettes soon (:

    Kasia
    It is, especially for under 5 dollars<3

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  6. Aww, you can't get the 8-es palettes too? I meant to request for some, also that Night Elf palette :3

    I am still loving "Lust" that you got for me. All the colors are interchangable <3

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