Name: Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in I’m Getting Sunburned
Brand: Wet ‘n’ Wild
From Wet ‘n’ Wild’s website:
Coordinating trio shades takes the guesswork out of creating the perfect eye look. The “how to” palettes are created to highlight, define, and accentuate specific eye colors to create unique looks.
What I liked:
– great colour payoff
– soft texture, easy to blend
– good staying power
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– the shades, especially the crease one, are prone to fallout
– the crease shade is harder to blend than the other two
– because of the soft texture, the eyeshadows can break easily, so handle the palette with care
– cheap packaging
Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trios features coordinating shades that take the guesswork out of creating the perfect eye look. Or so the brand claims. When I received, courtesy of a friend, the I’m Getting Sunburned palette, I wasn’t so sure. The colours look stunning in the pan, but do they really go that well together?
As it tuns out after I put them to the test, yes, they do. The eyelid shade is a beautiful warm gold bronze, infused with shimmers, which has a very metallic finish. One coat provides an almost opaque coverage for a more subtle daytime look, but you can always add a second one if you want a bolder, more intense effect.
The crease shade is a matte, very dark chocolate brown with a rose sheen and bronze shimmers. It’s quite unique ans too complex for my camera to capture it properly. It’s also the most pigmented shade in this palette, so it should be used very sparingly, especially by pale princesses. However, it is also very prone to fallout (the others are too, but a lot less), and not as easy to blend as the other two shades.
The browbone colour is a frosty pink with shimmers and great colour payoff. When I first saw it, I thought there was no way this could be used to highlight the browbone, but, if you use only a tiny amount, it actually works quite well. It’s quite cool-toned, though, so it will look better on cool-toned gals.
Used together, they create a beautiful summery look that’s particularly flattering on girls with green or brown eyes. But, of course, you don’t have to use the shades as suggested by Wet ‘n’ Wild. You can use them separately and come up with your own looks. Just let your imagination run wild!
The shades in this palette are all buttery soft and creamy, which makes them easy to blend (only the dark brown, due to its finish and pigmentation, requires a bit more work). On the down side, though, it also means that they break very easily should you let them fall. Be very careful when you handle this palette.
Staying power is good, especially if you apply them over an eyeshadow base. In that case, they’ll stay put, without creasing nor fading, even on oily lids, from morning till evening. The only thing I’m not too fond of (apart from the fallout) is the simple and cheap plastic packaging. But as that helps to keep the price down, without compromising the quality of the eyeshadows it houses, I can easily ignore it it.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in I’m Getting Sunburned features three coordinating eyeshadows with a creamy, and easy-to- blend texture (only the crease one requires a bit more work), good colour payoff and impressive staying power. However, they are prone to fallout and break easily.