Review: Wet’n’Wild Pop Art Color Icon Trios
I eventually got my hands on these when a friend in Wisconsin offered to mail me a Your 15 Minutes Aren’t Up, I’m Seeing Triples, and Three’s a Party.
Luckily, the effort was worth it. After Temptalia gave a scathing review of I’m Seeing Triples (she gave it a D-) I was worried that they would be awful. Nope! They’re pretty great. Additionally, for those of you who expressed concern that Wet’n’Wild eyeshadows are too shimmery, this might be great palettes to play with. All the shades are not-quite-mattes; the effect is matte, although there is the faintest hint of shimmer in there.
Three’s a Party
This is the trio that originally caught my eye. A drugstore red eyeshadow? It’s a miracle! These swatch beautifully and feel very buttery.
I will say, whoever decided the “browbone, crease, eyelid” order for these suckers was seriously misled about appropriate makeup choices. Unless you are 13-year-old and just entering your goth phase, please don’t do a black eyelid and a red crease. I’ve been creeping on other people’s looks and I basically hate all of them. A red eyelid and a black crease is infinitely more flattering.
I can only assume that the red color was more expensive to produce and thus they wanted to stick it in the “crease” section, which is the smallest.
Your Fifteen Minutes Aren’t Up
Of the three Pop Art trios that I tried, this is the only one that I wouldn’t buy multiples of in a heartbeat if I saw it at the drugstore. The colors and fun and Easter-y, but they are not super opaque. Even a white base doesn’t seem to totally fix the problem.
I will say, though, that the two times I wore these guys out and about, I got many compliments.
I’m Seeing Triples
I think that Three’s a Party is probably my favorite of the three, but I’m Seeing Triples is still definitely a star. The colors are super pigmented and just damn fun. Anyone who has been afraid to try color should grab this baby and play around. Even if it’s hard to justify paying for a mid- or high-end brand’s wackadoodle colors, at $2.99 it’s incredibly worth it.
The look I did with these was very peacock-inspired. I think their vibrancy is marvelous!
Like the Wet’n’Wild eyeshadow trios from the permanent line, these cost $2.99 for 0.12oz, making them $24.92 per ounce. If you’ve been checking them out, I strongly recommend picking them out.