Wet 'n' Wild • Santa Baby Nice palette • Palettes
|Would buy this product again.||50%|
Age: 25-29 Skin: Combination, Fair, Neutral Hair: Black, Wavy, Coarse Eyes: Hazel
O.K., so of the two Santa Baby palettes this is my fave. Let me start off with the blush. The blush in this palette is HG worthy. I'm not sure if they make this color in a single blush or not but I definitely intend to find out. It's soft, buttery, blendable, and VERY pigmented. The shadows were as expected for WNW- pigmented, need a lil extra blending but once applied look very nice and shimmery. The brushes as expected are useless (I wouldnt expect them to be decent quality.. after all this is WNW). The gloss is nothing special, and the mascara as a mascara is terrible, but I have dark brows and like to use it to set my brows. It looks really natural when used for that purpose. Overall, Id definitely buy it again because at $6.99 it's worth it for the blush and shadows alone.
Age: 30-35 Skin: Normal, Fair, Neutral Hair: Brunette, Wavy, Medium Eyes: Brown
Wet n Wild Santa Baby palette:
This palette comes in two versions "Naughty" and "Nice". This review is for the "Nice" palette, which is the version that has the warmer shade selections of the two.
I got this for $6.99. As far as price point goes this is a good price. I have used this three days now and feel like I can give a pretty objective review.
The palette contains 12 e/s broken down into four sets of three that are grouped together because they compliment each other. There is a blush, bronzer, mini l/g, mini mascara, 2 e/s applicators, cheek color applicator and a coupon for a dollar off of a future purchase of $2.99 or more.
The palette is kinda bulky. It also feels a little fragile. I do like the mirror on the inside, and the outside of the palette has a cute gold design with the WnW logo on front.
The e/s are not terribly original but then again, I have a lot of makeup. They are pretty nonetheless. The staying power is decent and so is color payoff (with a primer - I tried without and it absorbed into my lid).
The only complaint I have with the e/s is that the blendability is a little lacking. I had a tougher time than usual blending the dark black shade over top of another color in the same palette. It took a little more work than I would like but it came out beautiful (an understatement) so I can live with that. I think it has to do with the texture. Here's why: I started noticing as I was working that the e/s was glazing over a little.
To remedy I took a spoolie brush (disposable mascara wand) and loosened it up a little. After that I dipped my e/s brush in and I was good to go. For the black shade I swatched it on my ring finger and applied directly where I wanted it - then I took a blending brush and picked up more color to blend it out a little. I removed the applicators and instead replaced them with two spoolie brushes so I don't have to hunt one down when I use this. For reference, I did not use the e/s wet.
I have noticed that the quality is not as good as the Mega Eyes trios or Eye Expressions palettes. It is not poor quality though. It is average and what you would expect for the price.
There aren't any matte shades. These are all shimmer. Ditto on the cheek colors.
The cheekcolors are outstanding! I absolutely love them both and they really make this palette worth the price! I did not swatch them to see if they match other WnW shades that are part of the perm. line so they may be LE - but I am not certain. They are pretty, easy to blend and look great together.
I have not tried the gloss (bad experiences with them in the past) and will probably pass on the mascara since my eyes are a little on the sensitive side.
Overall, I would repurchase even though there isn't anything HG in the palette. First, the cheek colors are amazing, the e/s are decent and the selection is surprisingly good for a palette (don't you hate when you get a palette and most of it is unwearable!). I like how the colors are grouped. It is a little bulky and flimsy but for the price I can't complain too much! Plus, there is a dollar off coupon for future purchase.
I think this palette is a good buy - especially if you are looking for something that is inexpensive and good quality. I would get one sooner rather than later since the WnW LE stuff sells out quickly. I give it a four. It is better than average, good product for the price point, nice shade selection and lasts (as long as you prime your lids first).
My swatches were taken indoors with a flash and over a thin layer of UDPP.
UPDATE: I changed my mind. I would not buy this again, the eyeshadows are not easy to work with. The end result might not show that but I am far too busy to mess around with this palette.