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About a month ago, I needed makeup after a sudden announcement that a client would be stopping by and I was going to be in that meeting. And as much as I love my non-makeup look… I wanted to step up my look a bit so I went to the drugstore and picked up a few different palettes as I didn’t know exactly which one would work out. And one of the palettes I ended up getting was the Wet n Wild Not a Basic Peach eyeshadow palette, which includes 10 shades and costs $4.99.
Claims from Wet n Wild
Powerfully pigmented, buttery-soft, glides on like a dream. That’s what we dreamed up with our reformulated Color Icon eyeshadows. Our reformulated Color Icon hues come in a mix of coveted colors, from shimmery daytime hues to sultry shades for cocktail hours—including new matte transitional shades for impeccable blending.
These shadows don’t have names but instead are listed on the back as numbers as they are notated by the image from the palette:
- A light peach with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish.
- A light beige with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen.
- A bright, medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish.
- A medium orange with warm undertones and a satin finish with flecks of pink sparkle.
- A light-medium, bluish-teal with faint golden pearl.
- A medium gold with warm, yellow undertones and a pearly sheen.
- A rich, medium-dark coral-red with gold sparkle and shimmer.
- A medium plum with warm undertones and flecks of gold pearl.
- A deep brown with subtle, cool red undertones and a matte finish.
- A rich, medium-dark brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish.
I really love the matte shadows in this palette but the glittery shades (#7 & #8) are insanely chunky. I would only use these shades with a finger to avoid fall out. Especially with #8 which didn’t swatch the greatest but it does look nice when applied to the eyes. #5 the light bluish-teal is nice but you have to build up the shadow for any pigmentation. I would rather reach for the individual shadow from NYX called Mermaid to get a similar tone as compared to this one.
Overall, I think the palette is nice, but you can find better palettes from the drugstore than this one. However, if you’re in a hurry and there aren’t a lot of cruelty free options at your local drugstore but this is available it won’t do you dirty. I have worn this palette quite a few times and can always make some nice looks out of it. But given a choice between this palette and a ColourPop one… I would go with my ColourPop palettes.
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