Today I will be reviewing a Wet n Wild palette my beautiful bestie got me from the US. I have heard lots of rave reviews about this from American bloggers (call it the UK version of the sleek palettes if you will) so I had high expectations. This will be a very photo heavy post!
The left side has more light purple/lilac based shadows (not sure why it's coming up blue) and the right side has a much darker look. I'm not even sure how to describe the colours. The bottom 2 are almost brown and a multi toned dark green/black colour.
After I swatched it, I was extremely disappointed with the colour pay off. Other than the really dark colours everything else was quite powdery. So I added primer to my hands and went to town building it up till you could see the colours properly.
|The right hand side is with flash which has made the primer underneath visible.|
I was all ready to say how disappointed I was with the shadows till I decided to actually apply it on my eyes with the browbone, eyelid, crease & definer instructions. A heads up, I am not an expert at shadow. In fact I'm not even decent at shadow work, this is solely to show you how the shadows applied because as we all know, eye shadow isn't made to be swatched on our arms.
I was pretty impressed by this. I had to build up the lid colour but the crease colour was a whole other story! However, there was so much glittery fall out as you can see below.
I tried one side of the palette on one eye and the other on the other eye to show you how they both held up on application.
The lighter side took quite a lot of building up to get the colour pay off you see here. It gives a nice lilac toned subtle look, whereas the other side has much darker colours to create a smokier look. It would be a good palette to take you from day to night.
The lighter colours aren't as pigmented as I would have wanted and are also quite powdery. However, the darker colours have really good pigmentation. As I mentioned it would be a good palette to keep on you if you need a quick day to night change. However, it's a shame about the excessive fallout.
Have you tried any of these palettes?
Till next time...Toodles! :)