I firmly believe that you don’t have to spend your entire paycheck to get good Cruelty Free Makeup. A big reason I believe this is because of the brand Wet N Wild. Their eyeshadows have always been fantastic, their blushes are great, and their lipsticks are amazing. Like all brands they have their duds, but lately they have been blowing it out of the water. On top of that, the Wet N Wild brand is very inexpensive!
When I heard they were reformulating their eyeshadows and releasing new shades, I admittedly got a little too excited. I picked up all of the 10 pan palettes, 2 of the quads, and 3 of the singles. By the way, the prices haven’t changed!
This post a going to be very long, so bare with me, and let’s play with some eyeshadow!
Comparing the old and the new:
“Comfort Zone” $4.99
I am sure you have all heard of the “comfort zone” Palette. It’s a neutral green palette, that contained a few MAC dupes, more specifically I contains a dupe for what I believe is the shade blue green. (I THINK that is the name.)
In the new palette there are two matte shades added, the layout of the shades is different, the blue/green shade is sadly gone, and replaced with a metallic brown/gold.
The new packaging is much sturdier than the old packaging. Hopefully it will be much harder to break and the shadows won’t shatter with the slightest bump. I have had that happened to me a lot with the old formula, because it was so soft. I do want to point out that the price point did not change!
The old palette is the top row, and the new palette is the bottom. The new palette is not as powdery as the shadows in the old one are. They are also more pigmented, the shimmery and metallic shades feel and preform a lot like what typical “metallic” shadows do now. You can definitely tell there was a formula change. Two new shadows were added, making it 10 pan instead of 8. Really, the only way the new palette has disappointed me is by excluding that blue/green shade.
The new palette is on the left eye, the old is on the right. You can tell just by looking at the pictures that the new palette doesn’t clump up as much as the old one did. I think it was due to the excess powder, sense the formula was so soft. The new formula is so much easier to blend!
I stuck with the green side and did pull in other random mattes, since the old palette had no mattes.
Walking on Egg Shells $2.99
Another favorite of a lot of people is the, what was a trio now a quad, “Walking on Egg Shells”.
There is a new matte shadow added to the palette, other than that there is no shade change!!!
As before the old palette is on top, and the new is on bottom. So far the new formula is consistently more pigmented.
My left eye was done with the new palette, and my right was done with the old. Again, the new formula is much easier to blend!
Ignore my Blush please, I have no idea what I’m the world I did.
Single shades “Brûlée” and “Nutty” $.99
“Brûlée ” and “Nutty” are staple shades. The new “Brûlée ” is much more pigmented, I used it to set my eye Primer and it did a fantastic job at getting rid of the blue veins on my lids. The original “Brûlée ” never did this, it was just a nice way to set the Primer and blur out harsh lines.
The new “Nutty” has a bit more shimmer to it, but I can’t notice that big of a difference.
I also picked up one of the glitters in “Nudecomer”. I wanted to see if it was just a glitter spray over a clear gel. It is not! It is consistent glitter and pigment all the way threw! No, it isn’t as good as a high end glitter would be. But, it is a start…. and only $.99.
As before, the top is the old and the bottom is the new formula. That first shade is the glitter!
I am really impressed with the new formula!!
Rosé in the Air $4.99
We are talking about the second palette in the top row.
Rosy and mauve shades are all the rage recently. Obviously Wet N Wild had to jump in on the action.
I really enjoy this Palette! It reminds me a ton of the ABH Modern Renaissance palette. But, it is only $4.99!!
If you have toyed with the idea of getting say the MR palette or the Violet Voss HG palette, but don’t want to shell out the cash for it, I would pick this palette up as soon as you see it!
Not a Basic Peach $4.99
We are now talking about they very first palette. The peach with a pop of blue!
This is the only palette that disappointed me. I love peach with blue, but it’s hard to find a Cruelty Free blue AT the drugstore. I was hoping this Palette would be here to save the day. However, the blue is really lacking in pigmentation. You can build it up and use a setting spray or something to Wet it and make it more vibrant. It is just strange that everything else is so pigmented, then we get this wimpy blue. *look to come *
Nude Awakening $4.99
Now we are talking about the first palette in the second row.
This Palette is cool toned with some pink and a maroon. This Palette is really pretty. Everything in it is constantly pigmented. A great neutral palette, with some essential mattes. If you are a beginner and want to pick up one of these to really get you started with eye shadow, this is the one I would go with. *look to come*
Hooked on Vinyl $2.99
The peach and teal mattes in this quad really caught my attention. For some reason this blues and greens with peach really make me feel some kind of way!
In person you can tell the darker shade is more teal. The mattes are very creamy and pigmented. And that gold. OMG the gold! Feels like a high end metallic when you swatch it. I can not want to use this quad on my eyes! *look to come*.
This collection doesn’t officially release in stores until January, but I was able to find the shadows at my local Walgreens! There is a ton of other products being release as well. Lipsticks, primers, cushion foundation, Wet N Wild is coming out with so much new stuff!
What do you think of the new Wet N Wild shadows? Comment below!
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