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- Reviews: 5
Great quality & variety!
Like the other eyeshadows that Wet n Wild do, this eight pan palette is no exception to being a wonderful addition to my makeup collection! The palette that I own is Petal Pusher, which is one of three permanent palettes. Petal Pusher is a purple and pink palette with black eyeshadow for definition. This particular palette comes with two matte and three shimmer/glitter shades, so if you’re in to more matte colors, this isn’t the palette for you. The matte shades are a cream and light lavender, and are honestly very chalky and not pigmented. The other shades, however, pack a lot of pigmentation and have a great formula. Each shade also comes labeled, “crease”, “definer”, etc. to help guide to where the eyeshadow would look best. Also, on the back of the palette, there are a few sample eye looks to give inspiration on what to create with all eight shadows. The packaging is similar to the trios, with the plastic black base and clear lid. Mine has not broken off yet, but it is plastic so that’s a possibility. What I like the most about these palettes is the selection of colors. I’ve found that a lot of the colors are very unique and not something that I can find in every other brand in the aisle, and for such a low price, you really can’t beat that! These palettes retail at $4.99 a piece, but can often be found on sale at drugstores. I know that for the longest time, these eight pan palettes weren’t widely available but I’ve seen them in the permanent display at most drugstores. Overall, I would recommend this palette to beginners the most, as it gives a lot of color options and direction. This is also good for anyone who just wants a lot of variety as to their pick of eyeshadows, or if you really like shimmery shades.
July 15, 2012
These Wet n Wild palettes definitely set the bar high for drugstore eyeshadows! I’ve found that these trios are better quality than some of my eyeshadows that cost 10 times as much! What sets these trios apart from the rest are the color selection, formula, and pigmentation. There are several trios in this collection, ranging from neutrals to brights, which is a variety of colors not often seen at the drugstore, and something that I love about these. Another love is the formula. Most of the shadows I’ve used have been buttery smooth and blended so easily that I don’t even need a brush sometimes, I can use just my fingers. Finally, the pigmentation on these shadows is absolutely divine! They beat so many of my high end products in that department, and these are definitely a great value for money. The packaging is also very nice, a sleek black plastic and three equal spaces for each of the three shadows. My personal favorite, Walking on Eggshells, is one of the prettiest neutral quads that I’ve ever seen. It has a cream highlight shade, a pink eyelid shade, and a bronze crease shade. All are shimmery and are perfect for a bronzed, summery look. The other trio that I own, Silent Treatment is not as good as Walking on Eggshells is, as I’ve found that the formula isn’t quite as buttery smooth, but it does have three neutrals to create a beautiful everyday eye look. These trios are widely available in the United States, which is another great thing about this product. It’s also extremely affordable at $2.99 and often goes on sale at drugstores, so keep an eye out for sales to get these for very little cost! If you haven’t tried these trios yet, I would definitely recommend it!
July 15, 2012
Truly Lovely Lip Balm
I own the Baby Lips in Cherry Me, and it is an absolutely beautiful cherry color! The packaging on these lip balms is really nice, as I quite enjoy the pop of color that comes on every tube. The balm slides very nicely back down into the tube, and doesn't get nicked on the lid at all so no product is wasted. The color Cherry Me is really pretty, it gives a light red tint to the lips so that shade would be good for those looking for red lips but either don't want to go the lipstick route or the whole way to a deep red lip. I personally find this lip balm to be very moisturizing and lightweight on the lips. I have no problems with bleeding or feathering. There is a cherry smell to this so if you don't like that particular scent, this isn't the lip balm for you. Overall, I do recommend this lip balm, especially those looking for a tinted lip on a budget!
July 15, 2012
Just an Average Drugstore Powder
Personally, I don't see anything special about this particular powder. It's just an average drugstore setting powder, in my opinion. I tried using this as a powder foundation, and it just does not offer enough coverage. You really need to have a liquid foundation underneath for it to show up. The packaging is quite nice as there's a big mirror and puff in the compartment underneath the actual product. The only negative I have about this powder is that there is some shimmer in it, but it's really not visible enough to really show up on the skin. Overall, I'm not impressed with this powder because it's really not anything new in the world of powders. But if you get it on sale, it's a nice setting powder to use. Overall, I would recommend it if you need a new powder with a slight tint to set your foundation with, but not if you have several setting powders already.
July 15, 2012
Good All Around Eye Palette
This palette, consisting of nine neutral shadows total of matte, shimmer, and glitter formulas is a very good investment! For anyone who likes neutral shadows, this is the palette for you! The first row of three colors are all matte shades, and work excellent to create an everyday basic eye. The second row are more shimmery colors that are a little bit more dramatic and really pump up the volume. The third row are glitter and shimmer shadows and really dramatize any look. Most of the shades have good pigmentation, with the exception of Nude Beach which is honestly just patchy glitter on the eye. The staying power is also very good on most of them. There is a little pull out drawer underneath the palette which houses a double ended brush, an angled end and a sponge end. You could also fit a small eyeliner into the space, if you need to. The other negative I have about this palette is the packaging. For almost $40, I expected everything to be immaculately put together and it wasn't. There was stray lines of glue everywhere and the paper is already starting to peel away at the corners, and I've only had it for one week. Overall, I do recommend this palette!
July 15, 2012
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