|Wet n Wild Idol Eyes Creme Shadows|
|From left- Pixie, Envy, Techno, and Distress (Techno blended out at the very end)|
From the beginning I knew that these weren't going to be a miracle non-creasing product to rival the high end brands. This is what they claim, "Soft-blending, creamy eyeshadow at the convenience of a pencil. Silky-smooth formula glides on easily for high-impact, light-infused color that lasts for hours." (Quote from wnwbeauty.com)
I'm going to ago over each claim and let you know how it stacks up. The following is probably going to come off a bit snarky. I love Wet n Wild as a brand, though, I really do. But you can expect every brand to have a few duds.
Soft-blending- I'm not sure what "soft" blending is but yes, these blend pretty well. But, they sheer out really quickly so you are losing that intense color.
Creamy- Yes, these are very creamy. Too creamy actually. They never really set on their own (without powder on top).
Silky-smooth formula- Yes, I will give them that. They aren't clumpy or lumpy. But once again it is that creamy smoothness that gives us the problems.
High-impact- If you don't blend these a few of the shades are what I would consider high-impact (the blue and the green). The purple is quite sheer and the beige is neutral.
Light-infused- Well, they aren't matte. I guess being shimmers makes them "light-infused".
Lasts for hours- Aaaand here is the kicker. They don't. Not by themselves anyway. On a bare eyelid with no primer the don't last more than 5 minutes. Well I suppose they last if you consider bunching together and having a little party in your eyelid creases lasting. And that is applied straight from the pencil and blended (sheered) out.
The best way to back up any claim. Proof. And here is mine. (Be warned- scary, gross, creased eye makeup ahead!)
|After 10 minutes- Applied thickly with no primer|
|After 10 minutes- Applied sheerly with no primer|
|After 10 minutes- Applied a medium amount over primer|
|After 10 minutes- Worn with primer and set with powder eyeshadow|
|After 3 hours- Worn with primer and set with powder eyeshadow|
Really, the only way these can be worn for me is as a base for other eye shadows. I have normal eyelids that rarely get oily, so I'm not sure how these would fare for those of you that do get oily. For $1.99 they are worth a try if you see a color you like. Plus, you can always take it back to the drugstore if it didn't work and you have your receipt.
To be honest, I don't really use these that often because they add another step to my makeup routine and that extra step is an extra 2 minutes I could have spent sleeping, haha. These do not live up the claims at all, but you might get them to work with a little work.
Oh, another thing. I hate the packaging. The plastic cap has a tendency to crack really easily making it loose. On all the pencils I have this happened and the cap mushes down on the top of the pencil, ruining it. I would either depot these and be very very careful with them.
- Work as a base for powder eyeshadows
- Crease instantly, even with primer unless used as a base for powder shadows
- Would like a broader color range. A white would be nice.
- Techno is pretty sheer
- The packaging is terrible and tends to ruin the pencils
- These retail for $1.99 and are sold at drugstores and where ever you can find Wet n Wild
Thank you for reading and have a great day/night/whatever!