Thursday, October 21, 2010

Wet N' Wild Walking on Eggshells Eyeshadow Trio

Wet N' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in "Walking on Eggshells" (380B), previously the Mega Eyes trio in "Egyptian Sands." I picked this up from WalMart for about $4-$5 CDN.

Wet N' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in "Walking on Eggshells" (380B)

Previously, Wet N' Wild Mega Eyes trio in "Egyptian Sands"

I don't recall when I first received the Wet N' Wild "Egyptian Sands" palette. All I remember is that it was a gift when I was like 12 or 13 years old. I didn't know anything about makeup and I didn't really wear makeup at all anyways - but I remember finding out that it was 'cool' to highlight your browbone when doing your makeup, so I used the shimmering white-gold color in the palette as my highlight shade - and it worked PERFECTLY. I never really used the other colors in the palette until I turned 18, and by that time, the highlight color in the palette had run out. *sad face* But I soon came to realize what a perfect NEUTRAL palette this was - for cheap!

Recently, Wet N' Wild did a huge repackaging and reformulation of their products. Sadly, my Egyptian Sands palette went with it. Except, not really. Wet N' Wild re-released the Egyptian Sands palette with the Color Icon Eyeshadow trios under the new name of "Walking on Eggshells." Don't be fooled though - they are the EXACT same product (despite looking different in the photos included above).

These eyeshadows are extremely 'creamy' and soft. They are very shimmery - not glittery - almost metallic because of the shimmer factor. They are moderately pigmented - the darker colors are more pigmented than the lighter colors. Each shade is imprinted with the place on the eye they are recommended to go (browbone, crease, eyelid). The browbone shade is a cream color - but shows up as a sheer white gold color. It makes a beautiful browbone, and facial highlighter. It is very shimmery, but almost comes off with sheen as opposed to looking like sparkly particles on your face. The eyelid color is caramel champagne shade, moderately pigmented, and very shimmery. On my skin tone, it adds only a little color - warming up my eyelid area more than anything, but works great as an all-over shadow color. The crease color is a deep bronze shade, also very shimmery. It is extremely pigmented in comparison to the other colors included in the palette.

Top row: No eyeshadow base
Bottom row: Urban Decay Primer Potion as base

Top row: No eyeshadow base
Bottom row: Urban Decay Primer Potion as base

When I want a more dramatic day look, but don't want the hassle of applying more than one shade to my lid, I just sweep the crease color all over my eye and blend the edges with a matte eyeshadow that is close to my skin color.

When used with an eyeshadow base, these colors blend SEAMLESSLY together. They compliment each other perfectly, and give the nicest wash of color over the lid.

I do not recommend using all three shades at the same time in one look - if you use the crease and eyelid shades, use a matte highlighter on the browbone. If you want to use the browbone shade as a highlighter, use more matte shadows on the lid. When used all together, these shades have a tendency to make it look like a shimmer bomb exploded on your eye.

However, if you've invested in a good eyeshadow base, these babies don't budge an inch. They are great quality for the price you pay, and last you FOREVER. They work perfectly for an everyday look - but I wouldn't recommend picking up this palette if you're looking for a deep, smokey evening look. This palette would be great for EVERYONE's skin tone, and really warms up the eye area, and adds shimmer to make the look extra special.

I highly recommend the Wet N' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio in "Walking on Eggshells" (380B). Go out and BUY IT :)

I give it 5 out of 5 stars.
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