Sunday, December 29, 2013

Review & Swatches: Wet N' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in Greed and Pride

Hello Pinay Beauties! Hope all of you had a wonderful Christmas. This is going to be my last review for this year, and this is something that I mentioned on my last month's favorites. It is the Wet N' Wild Color Icon 6-Pan Eyeshadow Palette.

Wet N' Wild eyeshadows are actually raved as one of the best drugstore eyeshadows in the US. Bloggers and vloggers like them so much because of the color selection, pigmentation, staying power, etc. And for a drugstore price, you get high quality matte eyeshadows, which is rare because most of the affordable eyeshadows are always shimmery or frosted. There are actually a lot of variants of these Color Icon Eyeshadows: they have the singles, trios, 6-pan and even 8-pan palettes.

Anyway, I always wanted to get my hands on these babies, but I always seem to forgot to buy one, even if Wet N' Wild is widely available and is sold both online and in department stores. A few months back, I decided to get a hold of it since Eunice of Kering Keri Store have them on hand. I actually wanted the Lust Palette, since the colors look interesting and promising, but it turns out it was out of stock. I got the shades Greed and Pride instead.

Packaging wise, the palettes are sealed tightly so you are sure that what you are getting haven't been swatched or used. The product is housed in a plastic case that doesn't feel sturdy enough, at least for me. Maybe because the black shadow from my Greed palette broke. I am not sure why, because I didn't drop these babies at all.

I love though that it has instructions on the back of the palette, it is perfect for beginners as it shows you how to use the palettes to create a day to night makeup look
The palette consists of 3 matte shadows and 3 shimmer/effect shadows. It also has shadows for the lid, the crease/outer V and for highlight. Based on my observations, I think the combination of the matte and shimmer shadows plus the colors are well played in all Wet N' Wild palettes in general.

I was surprised to see that these palettes have a sponge applicator and mini brush included. They may not be the best but they are very workable.
When I'm on the go I usually apply eyeshadow using my fingers (yes, I can complete an eye look, all blended out with just my fingers) but the sponge applicator can be handy if you want to apply a little bit of eyeshadow in the lower lashline, and the brush is good enough for making sure that your crease color is well blended.

Wet N' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in Greed
I love that this palette has good neutrals and a dark color. As I have said above, my black shadow broke but it is useful both as an eyeshadow to darken the look and as an eyeliner when used with a wet brush. The first matte shadow is my favorite highlight powder for the browbone, while the middle matte shadow is my favorite transition color. Here are the swatches:
I am not fond of the shimmer shadows in this palette, but I love all the mattes! I think they are super pigmented and they are really smooth and easy to work with. I always find myself reaching for this palette if I want a very neutral and simple look.

Wet N' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in Pride
A pretty interesting palette to have in my collection. It is something that I do not use everyday but the eyeshadows are fun to play around with and actually suits people with brown eyes. Here are the swatches:
Unlike the Greed palette, I love all the shimmer shades in this one, especially the dark blue shadow. I usually use it as a liner for a pop color. On the pictures it looks a bit grainy, but it is actually smooth and the glitters are not as chunky.

What I like about this product:
- Widely available, can be found in department stores and online shops
- Worth the purchase for ₱300.00/each.
- Comes with 3 mattes and 3 shimmer shadows.
- Consists of shadows for the browbone, lid and crease.
- One palette can do day to night makeup.
- Good color selection/range.
- Comes with sponge applicator and mini brush.
- Shadows are very pigmented, even without primer.
- Doesn't crease and last all day on my oily lids.

What I didn't like about this product:
- Packaging, it could be better.

Overall, I love these palettes! I only have 1 con and a lot of pros. I would love to get my hands on the trios and 8-pan palettes. I think they are very good quality for its price. Now I know why they are raved so much.

Also, did you notice that this collection derived its name from the 7 deadly sins? I am not sure what the significance is with the colors though. The trios and 8-pan has interesting names too, like Blue Had Me At Hello, Walking on Eggshells, Comfort Zone, Petal Pusher, etc.

Anyway, I hope you guys like this review and do not forget to drop by the comments section below. I will see you next year my loves. Stay beautiful, smile and goodluck!

-- Maica :)


  1. VictoriaDecember 29, 2013 at 3:23 PM

    I have a few of the Wet n Wild trios and I lalalove all of them! They're actually one of the best drug store eyeshadows that I've tried :) Haven't had the chance to try their 6-pan shadows, though. I keep looking for the one that only has matte shades in it.

  2. Lei DiwaJanuary 16, 2014 at 9:27 AM

    Wow! I was so tempt. to buy this two palette actually but still on a budget I love wet n wild brand a lot I have the violet one of this palette and I really love it :)