Name: Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Comfort Zone
Brand: Wet n Wild
From Wet n Wild’s website:
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.
What I liked:
– very pigmented
– velvety smooth texture, blends like a dream
– shades are named according to where they should be placed, making it easier to create the best looks with them
– features a duochrome
What I didn’t like:
– texture is a bit powdery, so some fallout can occur
– on oily lids, they need a primer to last all day
– cheap packaging
When it comes to eyeshadows, most women’s comfort zone lies in neutral and brownish tones that subtly emphasize the eyes, can be worn on any occasion and suit everyone. Me, I’m the opposite. I can rock bright and colourful shades with confidence, but with neutral hues I don’t really know what to do. So, the Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Comfort Zone (received courtesy of my friend Janessa), which features eight earthly shades in brown, yellow and green, plus a duochrome, forced me to step out of my comfort zone, rather than nestle peacefully in it.
It turned out to be a good thing. The colours may be neutral, but they are by no means boring. I love the inclusion of the green shades to add a touch of colour that’s not too bold, and I was even more delighted to find out the palette features a duochrome which is extremely hard to find at this price point. The palette is divided into two columns, each of which features a Browbone, an Eyelid, a Crease and a Definer shade so you know exactly where they go. They create the best looks this way, but of course you can always mix them and use them as you like.
Let’s take a closer look at the shades, shall we?
Browbone: pale yellowish gold with a frost finish
Eyelid: rosy copper with a frost
Crease: warm and shimmering medium golden brown
Definer: dark reddish brown with red glitters
Browbone: dirty taupe with a frost finish
Eyelid: shimmering olive green
Crease: dark greenish brown with gold glitters
Definer: reddish brown with a subtle teal duochrome and a frost finish
The shades are all very pigmented, so, unless you’re going for a very bold look, apply them with a light hand. Even earthly shades like these can get pretty intense, so beware! Their texture is velvety soft, which makes them a dream to blend, but a touch powdery, so some fallout can occur. This can be minimized with the help of sticking base, which will also prevent the eyeshadows from creasing and fading throughout the day. The only thing I’m not too keen on is the cheap and simple packaging, but the quality of the eyeshadows is so good, that can easily be forgiven.
Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Comfort Zone features eight earthly and neutral shades, divided into two columns, and named after the area where they should be placed, making them very user-friendly for newbies. The shades are all very pigmented, soft to the touch and blend easily, but can create a bit of fallout and crease on oily lids without a primer.