Bought this after I saw it featured in Marie Claire as a budget option to get Amanda Seyfried's Cle de Peau smoky eye look. A killer smoky eye look for 3 bucks, here's how I make it work for day:
-use primer (I like urban decay shadow insurance)
-use good quality brushes
-layer the gold and pink shades on top of each other on the eyelid
-with a very VERY light hand apply crease shade to the outer corner of the eyelid and in the crease and lightly blend
-dab a little more gold and pink in the center of the eyelid
-I also use a neutral matte shade on the browbone, so it doesn't look like I am wearing a shimmer bomb...w'n'w's brulee works great
I LOVE w'n'w's shadow line and find the quality comparable to MAC, NARS, and Chanel.
I quite like this trio. The colors are bold and beautiful and have lasted on my lid for a 12hour work day with minimal creasing. I like how the shadows are marked with either eyelid, crease, or brow bone. What you get in this palette is a beautiful bronzy gold color (marked eyelid) that is super pigmented and creamy, a dark brown (crease) which you only need to tap your brush because you will be shocked at how rich and pigmented this shadow is. I think it may actually be a little TOO pigmented. Lastly, you get a beautiful bright shimmery pink (brow bone). Now I personally think if you use the shadow as marked, they are hard to work with to create a natural look. What I do with these is the opposite of what is intended. I apply the brow bone pink color all over my lid. Next I blend the rich brown into my crease, and lastly I soften up the crease brown by blending out with the golden eye lid color. i then use a light brown bone color from one of my other wet and wild pallets like sweet as candy or walking on egg sheets and use as a highlight under my brown bone. The way I use these shadows creates a beautiful, subtle, every day smokey eye look. For $3 you can't go wrong with the Wet and Wild trios. I use them the most out of any of my other high end shadows.
Maybe it's because I came from using Silent Treatment from the same line? I had really high expectations from this product, but it totally failed to deliver.
Expectation: An eyeshadow trio named "I'm Getting Sunburned" gives you the impression that:
1. The colors would be fantastic on wonderfully bronze skin
2. The colors would bring out said wonderfully bronze skin
3. You could do a kickass bronze smokey eye
What you get:
1. A color trio with coarse flecks of glitter (not shimmer!) that seem to refuse to stick to skin.
2. Product that goes with bronze skin, but does precious little to bring the tan out, and certainly doesn't stick around long enough.
3. Eighties smokey eye.
1. Terrible, terrible brushes. This, I've found, is a given with every drugstore palette, and certainly one as cheap as this. But for the poor unguided souls-- like I once was-- this is worth noting. USE YOUR OWN. Otherwise, the color would just blot on and leave crumbly pigment everywhere else on your face.
2. To its credit, the color payoff is excellent. In the case of the browbone shade, color payoff is too good. The pink in this trio is good enough to turn into a base shade on its own. Use it for the browbone and you risk looking like you stepped out of an eighties music video.
3. I'd really love it if the lid shade were bronze or copper instead of gold. Gold doesn't really do anything for a tan; it in fact stands out and looks glaringly pale. It's pretty picky with skin color.
4. Yes, I use the pink as a lid shade instead of browbone. There's wayy too much going on with it on its own, so I just use Silent Treatment's browbone shade for the same purpose in this trio. On the plus side, having two lid shades and one (ridiculous, super pigmented) crease shade is like having two palettes.
5. Be careful with the crease shade! Use an incredibly light hand when picking up pigment, and use the same incredibly light hand when applying. I've done raccoon eye because I wasn't careful, and I don't want anyone to be late for work because the eye makeup remover somehow wound up under the bed, and you couldn't leave home looking like you walked into a door twice.
6. Staying power is problematic. Even with primer, the shadows do not stay on the lid long enough to withstand a night of drinks (much unlike Silent Treatment).
7. The best method of application I've found is to apply the shadows with a wet brush and to tap the color on instead of swiping about. The pigment would fall apart otherwise, and you really don't want to spend half the night brushing glitter away from your cheeks. This method turns the incredibly glittery lid shades into some sort of foil, which is great. You get plenty of pigment, and it actually stays on.
I'm a huge fan of the Wet 'n' Wild eye shadow trios. I find that they're highly pigmented, and blend very well. I accidentally bought two of the "I'm Getting Sunburned" trios, which is okay, because I really love the colors and how they look on me.
Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon trio "I'm Getting Sunburned"
Bought at: Kmart
Colors: There are 3 colors: rose pink, dark brown with flecks of gold, shimmery bronze gold. Beautiful to look at in the trio... BUT while the colors are eye catching, there is no 'transition' color if you were only to use this trio for one look.
Pigmentation: They are highly pigmented (the pink less so). The pink after applying gives off an unnatural glow (as one other review noted.)
Packaging: Small and compact.The plastic does feel a bit flimsy though. Two applicators are included, no mirror.
Finish: I found hard to blend the dark brown color, the pink too glowy.
Performance: I used UDPP and the colors seemed to last a decent time.
My rating scale is: EXCELLENT, GOOD, FAIR AND POOR
My rating is FAIR for this product.
I'm in love with all of the WnW pallets, so I'm not sure why I avoided this one for so long. I think I thought the pink was going to be a hot pink. I finally bought it and I love it so much! The pink is very frosty, but a warm pink on. Think Stilla's Kitten with a hint of blush. I use it on the inner corner of my eyes. I wet a flat es brush, and use the bronze lid color wet. It helps to build it nicely, and as it dries, it doesn't look too gold or metallic. Use the crease color VERY sparingly, as others have suggested. I barely dip my finger in, and tap it lightly on the outer crease. The colors all end up working together in a much lovelier way than I expected. It makes my brown eyes sparkle, without tons of shimmer.
I love the colors in this palette! The pigmentation is wonderful and the texture of the shadows is smooth and creamy! My only problem with this trio is that the shadow itself seems to crack or fall apart much easier than the other square shadows? I don't know why.
But still for the price, its still of great quality and value!
I love all of Wet 'n' Wild's eyeshadows - soo pigmented and creamy, great lasting power, perfect blendability, and best of all, so affordable! I may never buy another brand of eyeshadow again. This particular palette is very versatile. It has a light cool pink, a shimmering gold (not too too metallic) and a brown with a kind of pinkish shimmer. I like the pink randomly in there, but my favorite colors to use together are the gold and brown. My only concern is that the brown has a bit of fallout when you first use it. I would definitely repurchase!
i'm a huge fan of wet n wild! they're super cheap, yet they're turning out some pretty great stuff. i'm impressed. i have a few of the trios, but I'm Getting Sunburned is my favorite. all three shades are super pigmented and have a very nice soft and buttery texture, they're not chalky at all. actually, i'd say that they're almost TOO soft, seeing that lots of the trios were broken at the store. in fact, this is my second time buying I'm Getting Sunburned as my first one was broken! i loved the colors so much that i had to repurchase it though. the gold is so beautiful, as is the brown. the pink is just okay. i personally wouldn't use it as a browbone color myself, as the palette suggests. it looks a little muddy on me. also, the brushes were pretty useless haha. but i have my own brushes so that's okay. and there is some fall out, but it's not much of a problem for me because i always do my eye makeup before everything else so i can just clean it up. i would suggest putting on your foundation and concealer AFTER using this palette, or using it wet. for the price this trio is amazing! wet n wild has me hooked!
Best eyeshadow trio ever! This eyeshadow trio will look good for any eye color. The color pay off is amazing, they all come out very pigmented. I just love love love this eyeshadow trio.