I totally did not intend to write this post.
You see, I promised myself I wouldn’t buy any of the new Wet n’ Wild Limited Edition Color Icon Trios because I’m more of a neutrals gal
and because I have 6094 eyeshadows.
But then my friend wanted to know about Sun-Set to See, and what kind of friend would I be to deny her?
And because you can’t write a post about just one eye shadow trio, I had to get another one.
So, here we are. Oops?
That being said, these colors are not really my cup of tea. I mean, there is no way I could wear orange eye shadow to work. I’m fairly certain, I would be getting the side eye from everybody there, including my boss. Despite this, I did try to test these trios with an open mind, because
I wanted to buy more makeup I have journalistic integrity.
Pigmentation and Application
At first glance, the shadows look pretty chalky, however they were actually fairly smooth and powdery. The pigmentation was decent on the darker lid colors, although you can tell from the swatches that the highlighting browbone colors didn’t really show up on me.
As for application, I didn’t have the easiest time blending these shadows. Specifically the Sun-Set to See Trio easily turned muddy if I wasn’t careful with the orange and brown colors. However, with a light hand and a good brush, you might have better luck.
I found that when applying these, they held up best under NYX’s Jumbo Eye Shadow Pencil in Milk ($4). I tried them with my little $10 sample tube of Urban Decay’s Potion Primer, and the color lasted longer and was noticeably brighter with the NYX Milk Pencil.
Even with the primers, I did find that the colors faded a bit after about 3-4 hours. This was the most noticeable with the blue shade in No Scalpers Allowed.
Here’s are two looks I tried with Sun-Set to See. The eye shadow wants you to put the orange shade on your eyelid, which I did in the first look. But then I rebelled in my second and put the orange color in my crease instead. I’m bad to the bone.
And here’s what I tried with No Scalpers Allowed. Again, for the first look I followed the packaging’s directions. Then I started breaking the rules and put the purple crease color on my eyelid, and the blue shade on my lower lash line. I’m out of control!
So overall, my recommendation is if you are someone who loves fun colors, at $3, this is not a huge risk for you to take. Go for it, but I would definitely suggest using primer with these guys to help the color pop, and get yourself a good brush if you’re going to blend.
Questions of the Day:
-How do you incorporate color into your eye shadow looks?
-Are you interested in more reviews of this Limited Edition line? I will do it, if guys want it. Because you are all wonderful people.
-Do you feel self-conscious when you post pictures of your eyelids?