I got this from allcosmeticswholesale.com for $5 and was so ready to try it when I got it, because so many reviews from MUAlley-ers and youtube gurus can't be wrong, right? They're not, because all the colors are lovely: Before I begin, these are not matte at all, there's a somewhat metalic sheen to them. Top left: a buttery pale yellow, 2nd left: a peachy bronze, 3rd left: a pale bordering on gold kinda bronze, bottom left: darker bronze with microflecs of red in it. Top right: a pale taupe, 2nd right: sage, 3rd right: a dark smokey sage, and bottom right: a color that was my fav because its unexplainable - a dark, duochrome blueish-green; if you got an imagination like I do, it would remind you of the scales on a mermaid tail, very pretty color. I rubbed them on each finger, and then on my left arm - soft, gorgeous and VERY pigmented; took some elbow grease to get them off. They looked fantastic against my NC 45-50 skin, but uh- on my face was another story. They say earth tones flatter us darker women, but not me. :( If these colors were more deep and richer, I'd look fantastic but I just looked ill and washed out. I made the mistake of trying this pallette when I went out on a date and I was "friendzoned" LOL, albeit I was, I doubt the eyeshadow had anything to do with it. I'm sure it looks amazing on other women, but yeah, no. Not this one, not for me.
I think Wet n Wild have come out with some eyeshadows for a great price. I didn't like these only because the colors didn't work for me. They just don't look good on me.
If you want some great inexpensive neutral shimmers try this palette. I would not recommend it for an all in one palette though as there is just too much shimmer. I pair this with my matte neutral Viseart palette and I get polished looks that don't look to flat or blown out by shimmer. Most of the shades in this palette are pretty and wearable. The star of the palette is the definer colore on the right side, a reddish brown with a blue duochrome. I don't have anything like it and its beautiful. Also, the the browbone color on the right reminds me of Urban Decay Verve but not as metallic.
This palette does have some cons though. The reddish dark brown definer color on the left and the greenish/gold speckled crease color on the right look kind of similar when swatched and look really similar on the eye. The top left browbone has a bit of a flakey finish. Its fine as a highlight but not the best. For these reasons I deducted a lippie but even with those cons the palette is still a bargain for what you get.
I tried these shadows with both Nars eye primer and NYX HD eye primer and they looked good and vibrant with both and lasted all day.
The packaging is cheap as expected but the eyeshadows can be depotted and put in a better palette.
After I got this palette, I told someone that I felt I'd won the freaking lottery. One side has lovely, warm-toned nude colors that can compete with the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette, and the other side has a slightly riskier row of 4 shadows involving some green, brownish charcoal, and a brown that has a fascinating pearly blue sheen to it. Wet N' Wild has stamped each color with its traditional use as well as diagrammed their uses on the back, making it easier for both newbies to figure out the nudes and those who would like to be a little riskier to learn to apply the others.
I wasted my money a while back on Ulta's in-store line eyeshadows. Their line used to be an affordable, quality step between cheaper drugstore brands and the higher-end brands like Urban Decay, but their formula (for more than just the eyeshadows) must have changed. It's become barely pigmented to the point that I had to toss them. They were useless.
I also was given a massive palette of ELF eyeshadows - somewhere around 150 eyeshadows - and I had the same problem. ELF is a hit or miss brand. (I also had almost half of the eyeshadows break within the packaging by accidentally bumping it with my elbow.) And while their smaller palettes may work better, the failures and losses of the Ulta and ELF eyeshadows left me with almost nothing.
I took a chance on the Wet 'N Wild palette, because it contained the basics that I needed. I was incredibly happy to find that I'd lucked out and bought eyeshadow that was lovely, perfectly creamy, pigmented, and I'd gotten all that for $5.
Now if you'll pardon me, I have to go buy every other palette they've got.
WHEN I WEAR THESE WITH PRIMER! I LOVE these shadows! With primer, they're super highly pigmented and I can get so many nice shadow looks out of this palette and all of the Wet 'n' Wild shadows! Love them especially for the price!
Not the best little pallet. Quality is usually good with Wet n wild.
I just was not fond of any of the shades and I do not like the sheen of some of them.
Best eyeshadow palette! I like this better than my naked palette. Texture is divine, colors are great. Blends like a dream, no fallout. And it's cheap! Cheap I tell you.
This palette is honestly incredible, these shadows are genuinely on par quality wise with mac and this palette actually has some dupes in my opinion (second down on the left is a dead ringer for "all that glitters". I picked this palette up at walmart for $6 and i'm heading back on my lunch break today to buy every colour they have as it's just brilliant, amazing staying power, easy to blend, creamy and overall brilliant :)
My new fav palette! I'm so happy I finally got this. Price is really good, affordable, colors are perfect for everyday even for night time, no fall out, blends easily. Definitely purchasing again
Beautiful colors!! Excellent color payoff on my NC42 skin tone. Pigmentation is super! The definer shade on the bottom right, dark purple-brown with copper flecks, is SUPER pigmented so be careful of the powder during application. Make sure you tap your brush and remember that little goes a long way! One of my fave eye palettes out there - you can't beat the price for the quality and quantity!