I’ve mentioned before that I want to bring consistent makeup reviews back to the blog, and I’m enjoying testing out new makeup to post about here. And to add to that, I want to start adding in swatch posts as well! These will come with multi-part reviews, like this one, or for larger palettes that will require longer amounts of testing. With this post being the first, this will feature purely just swatches and images of the palettes, and then as I finish each individual palette review, I’ll link it above. I’m sure it’ll shift as I continue figuring out my style and process, but for now that’s what I’m aiming for!
I wanted to get these swatches out, so you can at least see the color stories, and how they look on my skin tone, and get a little bit of an idea of how the shadows will perform. Of course, swatches never tell the whole story, and the true test is always how the shades perform on the eyes. But I know I always still like to see swatches to see if I’m interested in the first place.
Alright, so today we’re looking at a new release from Wet N Wild.
These are the new Color Icon 10 Pan Eyeshadow Palettes. If these sound familiar, it’s because it’s a new version of a fairly recent product. They had the original Color Icon 8 pan palettes way back in the day, and those were updated with the last version of the Color Icon palettes, only released in 2017, with some later versions coming in later in 2018, so they’re not that old at all. They still have these older Color Icon eyeshadow palettes available for purchase on their website, with no discount at all. There’s only one color overlap with ‘Nude Awakening’, so I can’t tell if these will eventually replace these, and they’ll release all of the same palettes later on or what. Intrigued on why they chose to change them up again, but all I knew is I saw new Wet N Wild eyeshadows so I had to try them out and see what was up.
Instead of the more flimsy black plastic of the previous ones, we have a more sturdy white plastic packaging. I will say it feels thicker and a little more higher quality than the previous, so that $1 price increase makes sense. I had issues with the hinges breaking on the other ones, and I don’t think you’ll have that issue with these.
We have 4 of these new 10 pans. I grabbed a few from a new display in Walgreens, and ordered the other shades I was missing right off of Wet N Wild’s website. They retail for $5.99 each and feature 10 shades.
Alright enough rambling, let’s look at these swatches already!
Going in number order, first up we have ‘Nude Awakening’. It’s, of course, a more neutral color story.
It features 5 mattes, 1 more satin shade, and 4 shimmers.
Next up is ‘Heart & Sol’. This is more of a rosy, pink-toned shade with some pops of peaches and oranges.
It has 6 mattes and 4 shimmers.
‘Call Me Sunshine’ is a more golden, yellow-toned palette.
It has 4 mattes, 5 shimmers, and 1 thinner, more duochrome shade.
And last up, we have ‘Lights Off’. This is a deeper, more cool-toned and smokey palette.
It features 4 mattes, one matte with glitter, and 5 shimmers.
Those are the swatches! Stay tuned, and as mentioned, I’ll be linking the individual palette reviews at the top of this post as I get them up!
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