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Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trios with Bonus Mega Protein Mascara Fall 2013 Swatches, Review

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wet n wild color icon eyeshadow trios with bonus megaprotein mascara fall 2013 swatches and review

Wet n Wild Profile

Wet n Wild is a long-time popular drugstore brand that produces on-trend shades and products ranging from lips to eyes; face to nails. I think you would be hard-pressed to find someone who didn't begin their makeup journey with this brand and Wet n Wild continues to be a favorite for many--especially those looking for cruelty-free, drugstore beauty alternatives.

This fall, Wet n Wild released some of their coveted Color Icon Eyeshadow Trios in special limited edition sets that included a bonus Mega Protein Mascara. Their names, as you'll see below, have a military theme.

Price

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trios with the bonus Mega Protein Mascara retail for $2.99

Where to Buy

Wet n Wild products can be found at a number of drugstores, big box stores, etc. I tend to have the most luck with Wet n Wild at drugstores such as Walgreens and CVS.


Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Enlisting for Beauty Swatches and Review


wet n wild color icon eyeshadow trio enlisting for beauty swatches and review

Product Type

This set includes a Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio and bonus Mega Protein mascara. Color Icon Eyeshadow Trios include 3 complementary shades which are labeled: eyelid, crease, and browbone. I'll be reviewing the mascara separately at the end. This palette includes neutral shades.

Shades

Enlisting for Beauty is a neutral mini-palette.

wet n wild enlisting for beauty coloricon eyeshadow trio swatches
L to R - Eyelid, Crease, Browbone

On the Eye

These shades are well coordinated and could be used together in a number of different ways. Personally, I'd wear the "browbone" color on my lid, blend the "eyelid" color into my entire crease, then deepen the outer-v and outer portion of my crease with the "crease" color. But again, these shades could be used in a number of different ways with each other or other shadows. I've broken down their performance and color descriptions below: 
  • Eyelid - medium khaki semi-matte; nicely pigmented and soft
  • Crease - cool chocolate brown (love that it's a cool brown) semi-matte; nicely pigmented and soft
  • Browbone - beige nude matte; soft texture

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in I Don't Do Camouflage Swatches and Review


wet n wild color icon eyeshadow trio I don't do camouflage swatches and review

Product Type

This set includes a Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in complementary blue shades and a bonus Mega Protein mascara. The mascara has been reviewed below.

Shades 

This trio includes 3 blue shades, which are meant to work together to create an eye look.

wet n wild color icon eyeshadow trio in I don't do camouflage swatches
L to R - Eyelid, Crease, Browbone

On the Eye

These shades are definitely complementary in my opinion. If I were using all 3 shades to create one look I would use the "eyelid" shade on my lid, I would smoke out the look using the "crease" color, then I would highlight the inner corner of my eye using the "browbone" color. Obviously these could be used in a number of different ways both alone and together. I've broken down their performance and color descriptions below:
  • Eyelid - medium blue satin finish; soft texture and good pigmentation
  • Crease - black with slight navy hue and sparkle to it; a tad firmer in texture
  • Browbone - periwinkle with semi-matte finish; soft texture and slightly less pigmented than the other 2, though it still provides a decent wash of color


Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Soldiers in Charms Swatches and Review


wet n wild color icon eyeshadow trio in soldiers in charms swatches and review

Product Type

This set includes a Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in complementary green shades and a bonus Mega Protein mascara. The mascara has been reviewed below.

Shades

This palette includes 3 green shades.

wet n wild color icon eyeshadow trio in soliders in charms swatches
L to R - Eyelid, Crease, Browbone

On the Eye

I love the shades in this palette (the browbone shade reminds me a bit of a MAC green, though the name escapes me at the moment)! I think they could be used together in a number of different ways, but if I were going to create an initial look with all 3 I'd use the "browbone" color on my lid, smoke out the look with the "eyelid" color, then shade the inner corner of my eye with the "crease" color and blend it up and around slightly so that it melted into the crease color. I've broken down their shades and performance below:
  • Eyelid - matte blackened brown-olive with golden sparks; this is fairly smooth texture-wise, especially for a shadow with a matte base loaded with sparkle
  • Crease - muted army green matte; slightly firmer and with less payoff than the other 2 shades, though it provides a nice wash of color
  • Browbone - mossy-lime satin; fairly smooth texture and fairly well pigmented


Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in Zero Dark Flirty Swatches and Review


wet n wild color icon eyeshadow trio in zero dark flirty review

Product Type

This set includes a Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in complementary purple shades and a bonus Mega Protein mascara. The mascara has been reviewed below.

Shades

This palette includes 3 purple shades.

wet n wild coloricon eyeshadow trio in zero dark flirty swatches
L to R - Eyelid, Crease, Browbone

On the Eye

All of these shades were great to work with. If I were going to create an eye look using all 3, I'd use the "eyelid" shade on my lid, blend the "crease" color into my crease, then highlight the inner corner of my eye with the "browbone" shade. However, I think these 3 colors could be used a number of different ways both together and with other shades to create some fab looks. I've broken down their performance and color descriptions below:
  • Eyelid - deep, vibrant iris purple semi-matte; fairly soft texture and well-pigmented
  • Crease - indigo semi-matte with slight sparkle; fairly smooth texture and well pigmented
  • Browbone - light lilac semi-matte; smooth texture with slightly less pigmentation, but still provides a decent wash of color


Wet n Wild Mega Protein Mascara Review


wet n wild mega protein mascara review

Product Type

This is a mascara meant to nourish lashes with both soy and wheat protein along with acai oil. I have an allergy to wheat (nothing life-threatening, just irritation), so I was careful not to get this on my skin while testing just in case and I removed it right after. I would assume those with wheat or gluten allergies would want to either avoid use altogether or consult Wet n Wild and your doctors regarding whether or not this would be safe to use. This is not a waterproof formula.

Shade

This comes in black.

On the Lash

This formula does not claim to add volume or length, but is meant to make lashes healthier and fuller as a result of its supposed lash-healthy ingredients. I did not find this provided my (very short, thin) lashes with length or volume. It also pulled the curl of my lashes down slightly. That being said, if the ingredients aren't an issue for you and your lashes are naturally longer and curlier, this does have a nice black color to it and the formula does not clump at all and is not thick. I can see it appealing to those that simply want to make their lashes darker without a "heavy" look to them.


Final Re-Cap


Price

Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trios with the bonus Mega Protein Mascara retail for $2.99

Where to Buy

Wet n Wild products can be found at a number of drugstores, big box stores, etc. I tend to have the most luck with Wet n Wild at drugstores such as Walgreens and CVS.

My Thoughts

I think these palettes are great for fall and as a general addition to makeup collections, especially for those on a budget or looking for cruelty-free beauty! The majority of these shades had soft, velvety textures (common in most Wet n Wild shadows I've worked with) and the few that were slightly less pigmented still provided a decent wash of color. I think the colors within each palette are well-coordinated, though I always encourage beauty lovers to experiment and think outside the box--not necessarily feel they need to stick to the "label" on each shade. The mascara isn't something I would personally use given my allergies and my finicky lash needs, but I'm sure there are others out there that may find it a good fit.

All in all, for $2.99 you can't really go wrong with any of these palettes in my opinion--or all of them!

What do you think? Will you be grabbing any of these Wet n Wild Color Icon Trios? 

Check back soon, I have more Wet n Wild reviews going up soon!

Note: Products in this post were provided by PR/the brand. All opinions stated above are my own based on my personal experience and have not been influenced by PR/the brand. 

12 comments :

  1. I love reading your thorough reviews! Zero Dark Flirty is my fave and $2.99 is a steal!

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    1. Aw thank you! And $2.99 can't even be considered a splurge ... it's just budget-friendly all around!

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  2. Wow, great sets for a great price! Those eyeshadows look so nice and pigmented, too.

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    1. They're really decent ESPECIALLY for the price and the fact they're cruelty-free, which is getting harder and harder to find!

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  3. Given the quality of their shadows, I can't get over the price. Its a STEAL! I just wish I lived in the States.... I can NEVER find their limited edition palettes here in Canada... any ideas?
    The first neutral palette, I would snap up in a second!

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    1. Oh gosh, I've heard it's VERY hard to find Wet n Wild in Canada. Everyone I know can't seem to find it up there or find sites that ship to Canada that carry Wet n Wild :( I wish I could help! I would email Wet n Wild and ask them if they have Canadian distributors! The site is wnwbeauty.com

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  4. Im more into neutral so I love the first set cant find it on cvs online

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    1. I haven't seen these online, I'd check in-store or contact Wet n Wild and find out if there's a site carrying them! These were limited edition so I know they were highly sought after!

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  5. LOVE these eyeshadows! Great palettes! :)

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  6. I love Wet N Wild! Affordable and cruelty-free! I love their mascaras, but I've never tried the product you talked about here. I'm going to have to check out these sets!

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    1. I hope you can find them! ;)

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