From buying palettes with 15+ shades – many of which I never used – to selling everything but two eyeshadow sticks from E.L.F., I’ve been through so many phases with eyeshadows!
In the last couple of months, I was feeling “experimental” again. You know, a thin line of orange eyeliner, a touch of sparkly eyeshadow on the lid… nothing crazy but something you notice.
Wet n Wild Color Icon Palette
I was browsing on Sephora and nothing was speaking to my heart, not even the 70€ Natasha Denona Retro Palette. So I headed to my trusty Amazon and filtered the most rated eye palettes: turned out it was the Wet n Wild Color Icon Palette.
6€ for 10 shades? It was worth a try!
The Wet n Wild Color Icon Palette in “Nude Awakening” features ten shades, ranging from a dark brown to a soft pearl white. Four of them are matte, five shimmery but none of them is really pigmented.
This formula is perfect for beginners while they’re getting the hang of it or for very lazy people that like a very subtle effect.
With two applications you obtain the result you see in the swatches above.
Range of colours
It’s hard to find a palette with shades you actually use: how many times have you found three useless white eyeshadows? How many times have you used those? Personally, just a few.
The Wet n Wild Color Icon is proven to be great for both day and night looks, especially brown smoky eyes. The shimmery shades are creamier and can be used alone or – why not – on top of another eyeshadow, just at the center, for a hint of sparkle.
The packaging is very slick and light but unfortunately it is hard to open (really really hard – I broke a fingernail).
Moreover, it’s made of plastic and, as you know, I am trying to be more and more sustainable. It’s been a year since I’ve started using this reusable cotton swab indeed.
It’s only 6,99€. You can find it on Amazon.