I know I sound like a broken record but Wet N Wild really does make the drugstore shadow! Their saturated pigments and velvety textures really set them apart from the usual chalky, pale shadows you find on the next shelf over. Surprisingly enough it’s also one of the most affordable brands! Although I stand by any of their shadows, I think the trio really deserves the spotlight.
|Indoor, no flash.|
|Outdoor, no flash|
So, the “browbone” shade is a frosty, shimmering pearlescent peachy pink. The “crease” shade is a very dark brown with peachy pink glitter. The standout, in my opinion, is the silvery-taupe “eyelid” shade. These colors are beautiful on their own but blend seamlessly to create a gorgeous wash of color. Check out the swatches to see how the colors compliment each other (I’m still working on my swatching technique!). Keep in mind that the swatches below are applied over a thin coat of Urban Decay Primer Potion.
|Indoor, no flash. L-R: browbone, crease, eyelid.|
|Outdoor, no flash. See how the peachy browbone shade really accentuates the glitter of the crease shade?|
This palette is great for those who want to practice blending. The velvety texture really allows the shadows to move on the lid, requiring little effort to blend. The colors all have a little bit of each other mixed into them so there’s no stark contrast (unless you really amp up the crease shade). If you’re still weary, WnW tells you exactly where to put each shade! Could it get any easier?
· The “eyelid” color is said to be a great dupe of MAC’s “Satin Taupe” eyeshadow
· The “browbone” color is said to be a great dupe of MAC’s “Jest” eyeshadow
· For a more neutral look, use the “crease” color as a liner instead of in the crease
· For a more dramatic look, wet your brush before application
· Because this formula is so saturated, try a pressing technique instead of a sweep. Pat your brush onto the shadow and then press it onto your lid instead of dragging it across. This will decrease fallout and adhere the shadow better.
I’ve saved the best for last: this beauty is less than $3. Need I say more?