Review: Wet’n’Wild “Getting Flashed” Holiday 2016 Color Icon Glitter Cream Palette
Overall, the pigmentation on these palettes is very weak. The only one that I might recommend at all is the pearlescent cream shade. Literally, all of the other colors are absolute crap. The cream shade actually seemed like kind of a nice throwback to 1990s Wet’n’Wild, especially given that ’90s makeup is kind of trendy right now. The rest was a throwback to 1990s quality Wet’n’Wild, which was much less desired.
I get a lot of comments asking about how much eyeshadow or eyeshadow primers crease. I am a terrible person to ask about this because my eyeshadows never crease. I can layer on an inch and a half of greasepaint on my lids and I’ll still look fine at the end of the day. Sadly, this product is definitely an exception to that rule. These started creasing before I’d even finished my makeup. I wore them all day, just for you guys. This included wearing them to a rather nice restaurant… and I was actually kind of embarrassed because they were so faded and creased by that point that I just didn’t think my makeup was appropriate for the setting.
Again, the only one I might use again is the pearl color, and I’d keep it on the inside corner of my eye, where smudging and creasing is a non-issue.
What’s more, I found them really difficult to work with. Because they are so patchy and uneven, I had a really difficult time getting my eyes to match. Normally, you might think, “Oh, I put more black in the crease of my left eye than my right eye; let’s put some more on my right eye to even it out.” Here, I would try to smudge in some extra color and the product would get picked up by my brush or my finger, making my eyes even more lopsided than they already were.
Here’s what my attempts at using them ended up looking like:
I should also probably note that since glitter is not an FDA-approved additive, these aren’t FDA-approved for use on your eyes at all. So, obviously, if you do try this monstrosity on your eyes, please be cautious and don’t scratch up your wonderful eyeballs.
This palette costs $5 for 0.3oz of the product ($16.67 per ounce), which is the same as a normal Wet’n’Wild eight-pan palette that will be infinitely superior in quality.