The people are a-talkin’ about these Wet n Wild eye palettes – mainly how the pigmentation is so intense for such an inexpensive product (trio of eyeshadow is under $3.00).  So during my lunch break I like to wander the aisles of Duane Reade and recently decided to pick up a few to see for myself if the buzz was warranted.  And I can confidently say after wearing for a few weeks – yes, the buzz is warranted.  The color selections were a little disappointing, but then again I know my corner drugstores do not carry as many versions as the larger chains so perhaps I have not been exposed to all the palettes.  Needless to say, I went for two neutral combinations (left is ‘Walking on Eggshells‘ and right is ‘Silent Treatment‘) and found the quality of the texture and wearability more substantial than I had anticipated.  Wet n Wild n Surprising should be the new company name, amiright?  Take a look below at the swatches from my two trios:

The colors are a tad more frosted than I would like, but after blending together the shimmer does settle down into a wearable look for the office. The “instructional placement” concept is nice but I prefer to use the colors as I darn well please – and never would I use a shimmer shade on my brow bone – the horror!  I prefer to use the lighter shades on my lid and work the dark shades through my crease or as a liner.  Caveat emptor however, these are quite delicate shadows and ones that I am sure would not travel well.  Just a dab into the palette with my brush and powder goes everywhere so I can only imagine what my bathroom floor would look like if one were to slip from my fingers – what a mess.  But then again at this price, I could afford a few back ups so maybe I will throw caution a little more to the wind with these.  What is life without taking risks?????
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