Ah, Wet n Wild. I remember a time when they still had displays in Malaysian drugstores. That’s a long, long time ago, though!
When I watched Emilynoel83’s video on these babies, I lusted after them all! Being a purple-lover, I tried to zero in on the palettes to no avail. It would be a few times of trying before I chanced across a website that sold them locally.
I immediately jumped, because they were apparently cheap and good.
Here are the swatches!
Here are swatches of the left column. The upper swatches were made with the finger and the ones below were those made with a brush.
Here are swatches on the right column. The ones on the left were made with brushes and the ones of the right were made with a finger.
As you can see, the swatches made by the brush were more potent than that those made by the finger.
The colors are varied, and seriously, I was strangely attracted to this palette because there were 8 colors of varying purple shades! The browbone shades were the prettiest in my opinion, because the left browbone shade has a lilac duo-chrome and the one of the right has a pink one.
The eyelid colors are a soft lavender on the left and lightened magenta on the right. It reminds me of MAC’s Trax.
As for the crease color on the left, it is a brightened grape color with a sheen, and not shimmer. The right crease color, on the other hand, is a black with purple flecks, reminiscent of MAC’s Beauty Marked.
Last, but not least, the definer shade on the left is a light electric purple, and the right one is a black with silver shimmer.
I would say that the column on the left is suited for day looks, as the colors are lighter and brighter, while the right column has darker and more wine-colored colors, more suited for night-time looks.
You can apply the colors any way you want, and not limited to what is printed on the surface of the eyeshadows. This is because the colors are already color-coordinated. Heck, mix it up all you want! ^.^
There is one gripe that I have, however, that the colors are very gritty and dry. Some of the colors are MAC dupes in this palette, but there is a vast difference between the textures of the MAC eyeshadows and these ones. Well, that’s what you get for the price, no?
I used the colors on the left column, with primer, from top to bottom, and with the browbone shade in the inner corner. It is a very pretty look no? Shimmery, but not too much, purple, but not overstated. Heh heh heh.
Sadly, after 12 hours, I was shocked to see this. Strangely, with my eyes opened, I couldn’t see the damage at all. It has faded slightly on the right, on creased and melted on the left. Hmmm….
However, notice on the lower lashlines, the colors are still as vibrant, as though freshly applied.
I used to have a love-hate relationship with this palette, because of its texture. However, the colors are beautiful. I think it’s because of the climate we have here in Malaysia, which is hot and humid. The colors seem to have faded where the colors come into contact with oils on the eye. This is why, IMO, that the lower lashline is still vibrant when the colors on the eyelid have completely disintegrated.
I think that this is a good palette to get if you live in colder climates, or if you do not have oily eyelids like me. These Wet n Wild Palettes are touted to have great pigmentation, which is true in my case, but the lasting power is a little off.
For practical purposes, I would keep this in my stash as an FOTD palette. Heh heh heh.
Retails at Nyx Cosmetics and More for RM 30 per palette. You can find other Wet n Wild Palettes there too!
Pros: Vibrant colors, affordable, varied shades of the same family.
Cons: Does not suit warm climates, even with primer.