Name: I-Sparkle Eyeshadow Quad in Utopia
Brand: Wet n Wild
From Wet n Wild website:
A quartet of light-reflecting, shimmer-infused eyeshadows in a chic compact. Each luxurious shade can be worn alone or mixed together to create smooth eye looks ranging from sheer to intense.
What I liked:
– pretty floral pattern
– case includes a mirror
– no fall out problems
– the price
What I didn’t like:
– three out of four shades aren’t pigmented at all
– texture isn’t very soft
– not longlasting without a primer
– the packaging
I admit I bought this quad only for the packaging. I’m a sucker for floral patterns in cosmetic products and when the price is so cheap, how can I possibly resist? I can’t, all my will power goes out the window and home I go with my new pretty possession.
The floral pattern is absolutely gorgeous and while the case looks cheap, you can slide it off and a mirror appears. How ingenious! The mirror is big enough to actually be useful although I don’t think I ever used it lol. I put my makeup on in my bedroom where I have a bigger mirror so I don’t have to use the one that comes with the quad, but for on-the-go touch-ups it’d be very handy. As for the sponge applicators, they’re totally useless so ditch them.
Sadly, though, that’s pretty much all the positive things I have to say about this quad. The I-Sparkle palettes are available only in 4 color combinations here in Europe and the one I have is called Utopia. It features four shades: pale gold, olive green, copper and dark brown, which, out of all the shades, is the only one to have decent pigmentation.
With the dark brown, I only need a couple of swipes to get an intense color but the other three are very poorly pigmented that, even if I apply a lot of product, they still hardly show up on me. Of course, using a primer would improve the color payoff a bit and it’s also the only way to ensure the shades will last all day without fading or creasing after a few hours.
In addition, the texture isn’t very soft to the touch and the colors are quite hard to get on a brush, but at least I didn’t have any fall out problems with this quad. Overall, I’d say if you use a primer the quad is workable and will give your eyes a subtle wash of color, but overall I wasn’t impressed at all.
I read positive reviews about some of the eyeshadows from Wet n Wild, so maybe I just picked the worst quad out of the bunch and the others have better pigmentation, but as far as Utopia is concerned, unless you like to collect makeup with cute floral patterns even if you don’t use it, save your money and skip it.
Wet n Wild I-Sparkle Eyeshadow Quad in Utopia comes in a handy packaging with a big mirror and the floral pattern is absolutely gorgeous. However, the shades aren’t pigmented, the texture isn’t soft and they colors don’t last long unless you use a primer.