I am not a big fan of eye makeup, mostly because I don't know how to put it on (and I'm 24). But the bright red lip thing could only get me so far, so when I found out that my local drugstore is bringing back Wet n' Wild, I spent my lunch hour trolling the single sad shelf.
This was mostly an impulse buy. I've always wanted to do the smoky eyes, and figured that a cheap trio couldn't possibly hurt. I could at least use it to practice.
So here is what I think about it:
1. It's a great trio, with wearable and very (very) pigmented shades. It is obviously the Dummies version of eye makeup: the colors are even helpfully stamped with the parts where they should go, and the back of the pack has a series of diagrams teaching the rest of us hopeless folk how to do it.
2. The diagrams? Did not help. Somewhat because when I followed it, I ended up looking like I got beaten up, and mostly because the applicators were crazy bad. I had to dig out my eye brushes and watch, like, fifty Youtube videos on how to get it right. (The Youtube method, along with every eye makeup diagram online, tells me that the Wet n' Wild way is definitely outdated.)
3. Please do yourselves a favor and throw your applicators away. You get a brush and a sponge applicator in this trio, and the both of them are about an inch and a half long. You'd think being that small would mean smaller range, and more precise application. They succeed in exceeding expectations. With the tiny (raggedy, scratchy) brush, I managed to get the crease shade all over my eyelid. So, no. Just use your own brushes.
4. When I say that the color is "very pigmented," I mean that you get pretty good color payoff. You might want to be careful with the crease shade though; I'd advise a very light hand when getting color on your brush and an equally light touch for application. I wasn't careful, and I ended up getting to work late because I had to remove my eye makeup twice. On the bright side, this means that the stuff will last you forever.
5. The packaging is pretty good: nice, solid plastic that fits well in my hand. I have a little trouble prying it open (even chipped my nail polish on it), so now I kind of ease into it, pushing forward on the hinge while pushing back on the front of the pan to get the lid off. It works beautifully.
6. If you're not a fan of shimmer, you might want to look elsewhere. The taupe shade is pretty shimmery, and if you don't prime properly (or at all), you'll find yourself a few hours later with just the shimmer and none of that color.
7. I bought this thinking it would make a pretty good smoky eye (the crease shade sold me), but having spent some time with it, I can tell you that it's a day-to-night deal. The base shades are pretty neutral enough for day, and build up on the crease shade and you've got an instant smoky eye.
I was very impressed by this. I'll try Sunburned next.
Wet n Wild has seriously stepped up their game when it comes to their eyeshadows. They are so beautiful and have amazing staying power. I loved this trio from the second I saw it at the store. I think the 2 lightest colors are best applied with your fingers but the colors are absolutely gorgeous, and the crease color is very beautiful with gold shimmers which only accent the color even further. It's also quite pigmented so it should be applied with a light hand. I think it is definitely worth the $3 and will be repurchasing once I finish it.
Another winner from WnW and count me as another customer utterly pleased with this purchase and amazed by the great shadows that WnW is producing. Honestly, even at two or 3 times the price, this trio is downright fantastic and for the price, it's just unbelievable.
The lid colour is a great neutral taupe/grey along the lines of MAC's Smoke & Diamonds or UD's Mushroom (and I'm sure there are several other higher end shadows that this approximates closely enough that it could stand in quite well). The crease colour, while dark, is also really beautiful and, applied with a light hand, very wearable for daytime/work/classic type looks. It also works super well smudged into the lash line, like a liner. The brow colour is a bit more pink that I would ever wear on my browbone but it also is wonderful as a lid colour (really lights up your eyes) and looks great with the crease colour applied as a liner over it. The pink browbone colour also looks good used on the tear duct area, to open up and brighten your eyes.
I've bought an extra one of these and Walking on Eggshells because they're so inexpensive that I like having an extra to keep in my gym bag or in my desk, etc. And at these prices, it's easy to justify "lashing out" for 2 or 3, rather than for one pricey palette that you have to remember to move from your dressing table to your purse to your suitcase, etc.
I love this trio!! It's beautiful and the colors compliment my eyes very well. A lot of people comment on how green my eyes look when I wear this. I always put on one of my urban decay primer potions before applying and it lasts all day! For the price I'm going to buy more color trios!
I have been wearing the taupe daily for weeks. The darkest shade is the most highly pigmented, great for a smokey eye. The highlighter is not my favorite, but is subtle and does the job. The packaging can be hard to open but for $2, I'll live!
Awesome *jumps up and down like a teenager* To be honest I bought this for the taupe color. It is very versatile and can be toned down for a day look-either apply it lightly or go over with a translucent powder or amped up for a dramatic night time look by wetting an eyeshadow brush and applying wet. The taupe shade looks great applied damp and the darker shadow (crease) makes a nice eyeliner. If you cannot see the gold flecks in the crease shade apply it with a damp brush-it definitely comes out then.
Guess I am getting tired of the usual matte shades I was in Sephora the other day drooling over Christian Dior and Lancome quads but could not bring myself to pay 46-58 dollars for a quad when I only really had use for one color. This trio fits my needs as well as wants. MUST GO BACK AND PICK UP MORE.
Im really surprised at how much i like this trio. I didnt think i would, because i remember the days when WnW was not a good brand at all, so i was a little hesitant. But after reading all the reviews on here and hearing all the positivity on Youtube, i thought i would give it a try. And i definitely agree with all the positivity. WnW has really stepped their game up. These shadows are pigmented, soft, blend nicely and smootly, and last a long time, with a primer of course. I will say though, the lid color does not have the longest staying powder, but the other two are definitely a hit. And for 3 dollars, it is definitely worth the buy. :)
I definitely used to be one of those people who turn their noses up at brands like Wet n' Wild and NYC but no longer! I love this palette! The taupey purple colour is definitely the star of the palette, it is so lovely and easy to wear. The pigmentation of these shadows is very impressive. I struggled with the crease shade because it is so dark and pigmented but I found that if I just lightly touch my Ecotools brush (the eyeshadow one from the mineral makeup set) and blend well it adds depth without being overwhelmingly dark. You can't beat the price and can you really pass up that taupe?
Ok, so I have been looking at wet n wild shadow trios for months. everytime i go into a store, i look at them. but none of them spoke to me. i am not looking for a cucumber green browbone color.
but i saw this and fell in love.
and then i put it on. the colors. are great. they go so well together and i just loved the way they ended up looking. the application wasn't flawless but for the price, i'd repurchase. it's my new everyday shadow look with the wet n wild black liquid liner (another fave)