Sunday, February 20, 2011

Wet N Wild Spring 2011 Color Icon Trios

This is a scheduled post.

These babies sold out pretty quick when they first hit the shelves back in January. I totally understand why. The quality on these are so much better than the original Color Icon shadows. Whoever reformulated these deserves a bonus! I absolutely love them and I wish I was able to pick up everything - I had to restrain myself as I have to finish up swaps and work has pretty been slow that I nearly rip my hair out every time I see my check, lmao! These trios should be easier to find now (I can't say the same for the 8 pan palettes though!) so do give these palettes a look if you haven't yet! Wet N Wild is definitely one of my favorite drugstore brands alongside Sonia Kashuk, NYX and Hard Candy.

BRAND: Wet N Wild
PRODUCT: Color Icon Eye Shadow Trio
PRICE: 2.99USD
PROS: Price, Smooth & Creamy Texture, Pigmentation
CONS: Fragile


First up, is I Got Good Jeans. I purchased this trio mainly for the golden yellow shade, but as I swatched the shadows, the navy shade is beautiful! The color reminds me of Speed Blue from the Kat Von D Beethoven palette. My least favorite out of the palette is the pale silver blue shade. I don't think this makes a proper highlight. I like using this as a lid shade, but as a highlight, it just looks odd.

Next, is Silent Treatment. This is a popular one as it is very wearable and versatile. This trio contains a lovely plummy taupe shade that is reminiscent to MAC's Satin Taupe. The crease shade is a deep matte cool brown with silver glitter. The glitter doesn't show up, especially when you blend the color. If you want to see the glitter better, you need a good sticky base. The brow shade gives off a pretty sheen and works very well blending harsh edges.

Lastly, my favorite, I'm Getting Sunburned. Odd name, but beautiful shadows! This particular trio is the smoothest, creamiest and most pigmented. It contains a pink highlight - when used lightly, it looks lovely on the brow bone; a coppery-gold and a plummy brown with red reflects. The crease color is amazing - what you see in the pan is what you get! The glitter shows up really well and the color is so intense. Just check the swatches below! I can barely tap my finger on the shadow and a ton of color shows up. You really don't need to pack on much, just a dab - I love it. ♥

Supposed to be "I'm Getting Sunburned" instead of "I Got Sunburned". TYPO - sorry, ha!

Look how much color my eye shadow brush picks up. Is it awesome?!

The only problem I would say I have is that these shadows are a bit more fragile. Since the texture is extra soft, they can crumble. So if you drop this on a hard surface, chances are they will break into pieces. Other than that, they blend easily, have lovely pigmentation and for the price - you really can't go wrong with these shadows. Wet N Wild has once again stepped up their game and are releasing some great products.

You can see a look I did using Silent Treatment here. Will be posting some demos soon using these palettes, so keep a look out!

This post is scheduled for President's Day. So those of you in the States, I hope you all are having a wonderful 3-day (or 4-day) weekend! Have fun, be safe and to everyone else, have an awesome weekend!

DISCLAIMER: Everything was purchased with my own funds. Opinions expressed are my own and unbiased. For more info, please so my disclaimer

6 comments:

  1. The pink in "I'm Getting Sunburned" is stunning! I have forsaken blue for the longest time, time to get to unitize the colors with Storm!

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  2. I'm Getting Sunburned is very pretty! I can understand why it's popular/a fave. Brown, pink and bronze/copper? That's such a versatile color combo! :)

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  3. Since they are so soft and crumbly, I'm guessing that you have to deal with fallouts?

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  4. I'm Getting Sunburned is gorgeous! I hope it will be available here soon!

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  5. AtelierGal
    The blues in the Storm palette are absolutely beautiful. You should definitely utilize those colors in your looks!

    Iris
    Yup! I think that trio has the best quality out of all.

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  6. Blair
    You do experience fall-out, but as long as you tap off the excess, you're good.

    Gio
    Hope so too! I think you'll like them a lot!<3

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