Greed is one of the 7 deadly sins many of us will identify within ourselves. And Greed is what I felt after using the Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow palette. I now want more! Isn’t that just Greedy of me? 😛
Seriously though, it would be awesome to get my hands on the other Wet n Wild Color Icon eyeshadow palettes. If you’ve read about these online (and I’m sure you have!) you’d know how everyone complains about how Greed is the suckiest of the lot. Not having any others to compare to, I say that on its own its not sucky at all! It is in fact, very nice for the price you pay – all of US$5 (RM15 at today’s exchange) at Non-Pareil Boutique where mine came from. $5! Makes you really wonder how they look and you’ll find out from the swatches below 🙂
The Wet n Wild Color Icon eyeshadow palettes come in a palette of 6 eyeshadows – 3 matte and 3 shimmer. Now lets be honest. The the shimmer shadows do feel a little gritty to the touch and there is some fall out when you apply, if you aren’t careful. The matte shadows are a little flat but not chalky. They all swatch very pigmented though, which impressed me to no end.
The top row are the matte shadows and the bottom row are the shimmer shadows. Just roughly, the colours are from top – matte cream, matte peach, matte black, shimmer lilac with gold shimmer, shimmer peach with gold shimmer, shimmer black with silver sparkles.
The shimmer lilac on the skin isn’t very pigmented, but you should see the transformation if you layer it over the black and blend it in. It takes on a very unique shade that is gorgeous! I’ve tried to show you as close as possible how this happens in the look below.
I mixed the shimmer and matte black and apply it close to the lashline and smudged into the corners. Then, I take the lilac and apply it over the lid, blending it with the black. You can see that there is a metallic silvery tone to it. I highlight with the shimmer peach.
I’ve done just as well with a similar technique, but using the matte and shimmer peach as a lid colour for a more neutral look and it all really comes together very well. For its price, I have absolutely no complaints whatsoever.
Pros: Very affordable, Pigmented colours, Easy to blend
Cons: Not very finely milled, Unavailable in Malaysia
Mine came from Non-Pareil Boutique along with a bunch of other stuff and if you plan to place an order with them, I’d suggest you get some friends together to share the shipping costs else the US$5 palette might just turn out a little more pricey than you expect.
I’m contemplating getting Envy Pride, which is a green toned palette. I’m just not feeling those shades of green however. I’ll think about it the next time I contemplate an order 🙂 If you have tried any of the Wet n Wild Color Icon eyeshadow palettes, are you as impressed with them as I am? I mean, I’m a bit of a makeup snob but these $5 palettes are quite something! 🙂
Wet n Wild Color Icon eyeshadow palettes retail at about US$5 each in the USA. They are unavailable in Malaysia but you can purchase them from Non-Pareil Boutique which ships worldwide.