Wet n Wild coloricon haul
I ran by Walgreens today after a nice bowl of Pho at lunch and of course I had to check out the cosmetics aisle. No spectacular sales going on but anytime I am at Walgreens I check out the Wet n Wild section. I couldn’t help but notice that the big, chunky Ultimate Expressions Palettes were gone!! The infamous Sandcastle Palette was nowhere to be found and I hadn’t gotten a chance to pick it up. I always procrastinate when it comes to neutrals. So I saw this new (new to me at least) Wet n Wild line called coloricon and thought I would give them a shot before they disappeared on me too. I picked up 2 single shadows and a palette.
I picked up a very neutral, matte shade that is close to my skin color called Brulee. It is super velvety and pigmented for a matte shadow and I am REALLY impressed. I have only swatched it but I can usually tell if a shadow is chalky just from the swatch. I can already tell that I will be using this shadow quite a bit and I can’t wait to try it.
Nutty is a gorgeous taupey brown with some silver undertones to it. SO PRETTY! I can see this color working for almost any skintone or eye color. I also think it’ll pair well a lot of different color shadows like purples, browns, greens, charcoals and blacks. It is shimmery but not overly so and it has a nice sheen to it. It is also not overly frosty in my opinion. I am amazed by the texture of the eyeshadow. Did I mention these singles were $1.99?!? The singles are currently available in 7 different shades. The packaging on these are ehh but it was 2 bucks so I didn’t expect them to be extravagant. They aren’t bulky or gaudy whatsoever at least.
Here are the swatches in natural light. It is a little hard to see Brulee since it is so close to my skintone but you can see that it is very pigmented for a light, matte shadow.
Lust is a palette of 6 eyeshadows, 3 coordinating mattes and 3 “highly-pigmented effect shades” AKA shimmers. These palettes are $4.99 which is a steal for 6 shadows. Toss the brushes of course…. The 3 mattes are again very velvety for being mattes. There is a creamy, light pink color that I assume they meant for as a highlight color but it just might be too pigmented for my browbone. I will have to experiment and see. Again this very light color shows up very pigmented. The lid color is a medium plum color and the darkest shade is a black plum. It almost looks like the outside of a black plum. It does lose a little of the plummy color when swatched but still definitely has a purple undertone. I think the 3 coordinate perfectly together.
Unfortunately, the 3 shimmery shades didn’t impress me as much. The lightest shade is a cream, slightly peachy matte base with sparkles in it. The sparkles aren’t “Urban Decay” overkill but we’ll see when I try it. The deep purple shade applied more like a matte black base with purple shimmer. Hmmm it looks a little reminiscent of MAC Beauty Marked or less shimmery version of Young Punk. This is probably the chalkiest eyeshadow of my haul. I can live without it since I do have several colors that are similar. The winner of the 3 is the last bluish, gunmetal shadow. I have been looking for a shade like this and it is actually what caught my eye when I was deciding what palette to get. This is my kind of finish, not overly glittery or frosty but very interesting nevertheless. I see some purple undertones in it too. The $4.99 price tag is well worth it for this palette even if there are a couple shades that aren’t unique in my stash.
If you haven’t bought any Wet n Wild in awhile because the brand makes you cringe from thoughts of your high school days, I would definitely recommend you give them a shot. You might be pleasantly surprised.
I will play with these a little more and do a look soon… hopefully a video.
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