Friday, June 3, 2011

Wet n Wild Greed ColorIcon Palette photos, swatches and EOTD

Please excuse the lack of posts lately, life is just crazy right now! It's great though because I've recently been able to grab a few new things to review in the future. I can't say what, it's a secret!

I am not really a big fan of Wet n wild palettes myself, but I couldn't resist the colors in this one. Especially the shimmery golden peach/pink color, it's really beautiful!

I found the pigmentation of these shadows pretty good. Compared to the silent treatment trio I had tried before I liked this way better!

The matte colors are really nice and creamy, very blendable and dense pigment. The shimmery ones are ok, not as pigmented as I had hoped. I found them to be a little chalky, but they did blend well.

Swatches of greed, shimmer colors (top) and matte colors (bottom) :

My EOTD using all three of the shimmer colors:

I used my favorite color (the pink gold) all over the lid. I should add that to really make them pop I applied the matte flesh toned color all over my eyes before applying the shimmery colors.

please excuse the brows as I was trying to grow them out when these pics were taken!

I don't reach for this palette very much because I am mostly wearing neutrals and bronzey colors these days, but I think I will play around with it some more and see what I come up with.

I really don't think you can go wrong with this for $6... even if it is just for one of the colors!

I should also mention that the purple color with gold sparkle is a dead on dupe for NARS stada! I hated strada because it didn't show up on me nearly as nicely as it looked in the pan. This wet n wild color however, (I think the single color is called 'kitten') is far more smooth than NARS and actually looks great over a primer.

I love finding cheap dupes that are even better than the more expensive brand ;) have you found any great dupes lately?


Vulcan_Butterfly said...

I really hate Wet N Wild, but it seems that they have improved as this palette looks really nice and I've heard good things from other people! I love the eyeshadow look you did with this! Now that you mention it, that purple colour DOES look a lot like Strada.

Huda Kaake said...

I really like how this palette contains matte eyeshadows. Like you said, they do appear chalky a little bit, but the colors are beautiful, and it's a good thing they blend well! You did a great job creating a look out of it. Thanks for sharing :)

Red lips, Black hair said...

Great swatches and gorgeous look!:)

Lexa said...

Thank you so much everyone :)