Monday, July 18, 2011

Wet n Wild's Blue Had Me At Hello Swatches and Review

A few weeks ago I got a very generous package from Wet n Wild of products for me to review.  Included in the package were all 3 of the 8-pan palettes.  I am so excited about these because I have heard all of the great reviews of them, but somehow had never got around to buy them (How did that happen? They're only $5 each!).  You can see by all my past posts that Wet n Wild is a brand I use a lot.  Especially recently.  I'm no impresses that they have stepped up the quality of their products and have become synonymous with great performing products that are budget-friendly.  Its refreshing to see that quality doesn't have to equal ridiculous prices.  I think that Wet n Wild still have a few items in their line that could be revamped to meet the standards on the new items, but every line has a few "not-so-great"s and Wet n Wild's are surprisingly few.

As expected, I absolutely love this palette.  There are essentially 3 black shades (they all look similar on the skin) that I probably won't use much, but for $5 I don't care.  And plus the ones that are awesome, are REALLY awesome.  I would buy this palette for that bright turquoise alone.

I like that the palette is sealed.  It's gross when drugstore cosmetics don't have any safety seals and people put their fingers in everything!

For those just starting out in makeup, the designations on the shadows of where are your eye to put them is helpful.  And I'm sure those type of people are a large part of Wet n Wild's customer base.  When I was first starting to wear makeup as a young teenager Wet n Wild was the brand I bought.  I know lots of other women have similar stories.  Which makes it neat that now we're grown we're coming back to Wet n Wild, not just because it's all we can afford like when we were young, but because we genuinely like the products.

The shades aren't named so I  numbered them for seeing as it's easier to refer to #3 versus "the matte black eyeshadow with blue sparkles" every time.

1- frosty silvery white
2- silver metallic shimmer
3- matte black with blue micro glitter (a bit patchy and blue glitter does not show up that well)
4- black matte (dry, patchy, and under-pigmented, but not the worst black matte I have used)

5- pale white-blue frosty shimmer
6- vibrant blue-green shimmer
7- black based dark blue shimmer
8- black matte with sparse silver glitter (patchy, and the silver glitter is prone to fallout)

The first column of colors.

The second column of colors.  And the one that makes this palette worth buying!

I used mostly of the shades (except the matte blacks) for this look. I later added on to So I'll get to the exact shades and placement in a few pictures.

Using the same numbering system as earlier in the review, here are the shades I used. The eyeliner is just shade 3 used wet. I'm also wearing Wet n Wild Color Icon pencil in Taupe on my eyebrow and their MegaLash Clinical Mascara on my lashes.

  • Great price
  • Mostly soft, pigmented eyeshadows
  • The teal/turquoise color is really unique for drugstore makeup
  • All the colors work really well together
  • Blend easily
  • Easy to use for those just starting in makeup
  • Not easy to find outside the U.S.
  • The matte blacks apply a little patchy

  • The 8-pan palettes retail for $4.99 and can be found at Walgreens, Walmart, and some CVS stores.

Thank you for reading and have a great day/night/whatever!

Disclosure: I was sent this for review purposes from Wet n Wild. All opinions are completely my own.


  1. This color no. 7 is so pretty!! I like what you did a lot, looks amazing!

  2. Oooh, I love the look! I bum this palette, I really do, it's beautiful. Oddly enough the blue browbone colour is my favourite!

  3. I loved this so much I just went out and bought it!!

  4. I am in love with this look! Eyeshadows are my favorite makeup item to play around with...definitely will look into these.

  5. love the swatches! especially 6 & 7 those colors are drop dead gorgeous!
    & i love the way you placed the colors, that look is beautiful!

    <3 BB

  6. 2Marina- #6 and #7 are my favorites! And thank you! It was a pretty simple look to do! If I could do it, anyone could!

    @Robyn- I love the looks you created with this palette! And the blue brownbone color surprised me. I knew I would love the two colors below it, but that one is really nice.

    @Erin- Yay! I hope you like it!

    @Amber- You need all of the 8-pan palettes, seriously! They're amazing!

  7. Nice eye makeup. Those swatches are gorgeous too.


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