Review: Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Collection Eyeshadow Trios
Each of the Wet’n’Wild eyeshadows has a browbone shade, a crease shade, and an eyelid shade. In some cases, that is a lovely way to wear the colors. In other cases, it is not. (I don’t need shimmery green on my browbone, personally.)
I have four of the Color Icon Trios: Walking on Eggshells, I’m Feeling Retro, Cool as a Cucumber, and I Dream of Greenie. As always, my swatches are two swipes of color sans primer.
Walking on Eggshell
When people tell me they know absolutely nothing about eyeshadow, I tell them to buy the Elf C Brush, the Elf Contour Brush, and the Wet’n’Wild Walking on Eggshells palette. Higher quality products may exist, but these products let you figure out how to eyeshadow for $9 plus tax.
The browbone shade for Walking on Eggshells is is a silvery, shimmery cream, with a peachy champagne shimmer for the eyelid and a warm light brown satin for the crease. The browbone shade isn’t as pigmented as they other two, but it’s definitely sufficient for use as an inner eye highlighter.
Walking on Eggshells swatches
I’m Feeling Retro
I’m Feeling Retro is almost the polar opposite of Walking on Eggshells in terms of mood. The browbone shade is a frosty white. The crease shade is a shimmery denim color. The eyelid color is a duochrome (seriously, duochromes at the drugstore!) that shifts from a bright purple to a pink.
These shadows are perfect for super fun looks!
I’m Feeling Retro on Human Face
Cool As A Cucumber
Cool as a Cucumber’s browbone shade is a soft mint green, with a dreary forest green for the lid, and a dusty dark plum for the crease.
Cool as a Cucumber
Cool as a Cucumber is probably the biggest disappointment of the shadows
here. It’s the only one I wouldn’t re-buy, and it’s the only one where
its price doesn’t feel like a steal. The colors feel kind of chalky and are not as pigmented as the other trios. It’s still solid, but the other
Color Icon palettes are just so spectacular that this feels mediocre in
comparison. I would still recommend it, though, if you dig the colors.
I Dream of Greenie
The browbone shade for I Dream of Greenie is a silvery light green frost. The eyelid shade is a glittery, neon, yellow-ish chartreuse. The crease shade is a cool, medium green.
This is my personal favorite of the four because all the colors are so vibrant, fun, and easy to work with! If you like green eyeshadow, I don’t think you can go wrong with this palette. Highly, highly recommended. I will say that I do have a few qualms with the Wet’n’Wild trios, most notable among them being the brushes included in the palettes. Do not use these brushes. If you have been using these brushes, you seriously need to stop today. You would have better luck stabbing yourself in the eye with the plastic paintbrushes that came in your kindergarten watercolor set.
To demonstrate the inefficacy of the included brushes, I swatched one swipe of the eyelid shade from I’d Feeling Retro using the brush from the palette next to one swipe using my MAC 239. You’re squandering these shadows if you don’t use at least adequate tools to apply them!
To me, the inclusion of such god awful brushes seems like such a throwaway to me. If you can’t commit to doing a not-terrible job, why include brushes at all?
Luckily, I look at my receipt and forget all my irritation. At $2.99 for 0.12oz, these suckers squeak in at an easy-on-the-wallet $24.92 per ounce.