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Wet n Wild Fergie Summer 2014: Mixing Metals Eyeshadow Review & Swatches

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Wet n Wild Fergie has released a few limited edition eyeshadow palettes and lipsticks for Summer 2014, and today I have the Centerstage Collection Photo Focus eyeshadow palette in Mixing Metals.  My previous experiences with the Wet n Wild Fergie eyeshadows have been less than stellar (one, two), but I guess third time is the charm, because this palette is great! Continue reading

Wet n Wild Summer 2014 LE ColorIcon Bronzer/Blush Review & Swatches

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WnW ColorIcon Bronzer LE Summer 2014

Hold Me Close // Dusk Til Dawn // Everything Under the Sun

Wet n Wild has released a small collection for Summer 2014; it includes three limited edition ColorIcon bronzer/blushes which I’ll be reviewing today plus six nail polishes.  First, let’s take a look at the three limited edition bronzers compared to the three permanent bronzers. Continue reading

Swatch Spam: Blush, Bronzer, and Highlighter

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I realized that I have a ton of products I haven’t ever swatched or reviewed for Project Swatch, so I thought I’d remedy that by doing a couple of posts with lots of swatches! I’m starting off today with several blushes and a few highlighters and bronzers. I’ll say just a few words about each item.

TheBalm How Bout Them Apples blush palette

TheBalm How Bout Them Apples

TheBalm Apples Blush palette

Cider // Pie // Candy // Cobbler // Crisp // Caramel

First, we have TheBalm How ‘Bout Them Apples blush palette ($32 at Nordstrom). I like it, but not as much as I expected to. The texture of these is a bit more slippery than I prefer for the cheeks, and a bit too drying for the lips. Pretty colors though, and definitely wearable on both the cheeks and lips; just not ideal.

Milani Bella Rosa  swatch

Milani Bella Rosa

Next, the new Milani Bella Rosa baked blush (approximately $8 at drugstores or Milanicosmetics.com) is just as wonderful as all the online reviews say. Smooth, pigmented, and blendable.

Milani Hermosa Rose

Milani Hermosa Rose

Milani Hermosa Rose swatch

Milani Hermosa Rose

Milani Illuminating Face Powder (around $9) in Hermosa Rose is absolutely gorgeous in the pan.  It’s lightly pigmented and has a very fine, smooth shimmer. I am not sure what I think about the color though – it’s a little too dark for a highlighter for me, but not dark enough to be a true bronzer. I haven’t tried it as blush yet, but hopefully that will work out!

Flower Win Some Rouge Some Cream Blush

Rose-O-Den-Dron // Elegant Azalea // Pure Petunia // Peach Blossom

Flower Win Some Rouge Some Cream Blush - swatches

Rose-O-Den-Dron // Elegant Azalea // Pure Petunia // Peach Blossom

I really like Flower Win Some Rouge Some cream blush (around $8 at Walmart). You can read my review of Elegant Azalea here.  Note that Rose-O-Den-Dron has a different texture than the rest – I don’t know if it’s a quality control issue or what.  But, both textures work well – blendable and smooth.

Wet n Wild Ticket to Brazil Reserve Your Cabana

Ticket to Brazil // Reserve Your Cabana

Wet n Wild Ticket to Brazil Reserve Your Cabana swatches

And finally, two of the three Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzers – Ticket to Brazil & Reserve Your Cabana (around $4 at drugstores, online at Walgreens.com). Both are lovely – smooth and blendable with the best kind of shimmery finishes – but the highlighter, Reserve Your Cabana is especially silky.

Do you have any of these items, or are any of them are your wishlist?

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Wet n Wild Cursed & Deception Swatches & an Orange Jelly Polish Comparison

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Wet n Wild Cursed Deception LE Polish

Cursed // Deception

Wet n Wild has released a collection of six new & limited edition Wild Shine polishes for Spring 2014, called the Street Art collection.  I spotted these in store a week or two ago, and initially bought only the purple, Deception. After seeing G.’s swatches over at Nouveau Cheap, I went back and picked up the orange, Cursed, as well.

Tonight, I have quick swatches of both plus an orange jelly comparison.

First, here’s Deception at one coat, two coats, and three coats. It’s on the sheer side – it took three coats to be reasonably opaque, and I suspect four coats would be needed to fully cover the nail line.

Wet n Wild Deception Swatches

Deception – 1, 2, 3 coats

Next up, Cursed. It’s streaky at one coat, but perfectly even at two coats.  It’s  fantastic, and I’d highly recommend it, especially for 99 cents.

Wet n Wild Cursed Swatches

Cursed – 1, 2, 3 coats

I have a couple orange jelly-finish polishes that I thought would be similar to cursed, so I compared them. From left to right in both photos, we have OPI Y’all Come Back, Ya Hear? (from the Texas collection), Wet n Wild Cursed, and L’oreal Mango Mamma (from the Miss Candy collection).

Orange Jelly Polish Swatches

Orange jellies!

Orange Jelly Polish Comparison Swatches

OPI // Wet n Wild // L’oreal

They look very similar, but note that this is 3-4 coats of the OPI and the L’oreal, but only two coats of the Wet n Wild – it’s much more opaque than the others, almost a crelly finish instead of a true jelly.

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Wet n Wild Walking the Red Carpet & Flirting at the After Party Spring 2014 Eyeshadow Palettes: Review & Swatches

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Wet n Wild recently released a limited edition collection for Spring 2014, called “The Style Award Goes To . . .” The collection includes six Megalast nail polishes (I swatched two of them) and two 8-pan eyeshadow palettes, which I have for you today.

Frankly, I hesitated to buy these. Wet n Wild used to have a fantastic eyeshadow formula, but many of their latest released (such as the permanent 5-pan eyeshadow palettes) were not up to par. However, after posting a picture of the display on Instagram and receiving several comments that these eyeshadows are the old, good quality formula, I caved. And I’m glad I did! I don’t think these eyeshadows are  as good as the best of Wet n Wild, but they’re decent palettes with a few stand-out shades.

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Wet n Wild Valet Tag & Silver Lining Spring 2014 Nail Polish Quick Swatches

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WnW Megalast Spring 2014

As you may know, Wet n Wild recently released two 8-pan palettes and six Megalast nail polishes, all limited edition.  Here’s a shot of the collection from my Instagram.

I haven’t decided yet whether to buy the eyeshadow palettes, but picked up two of the polishes – the others (seen here on Nouveau Cheap – note that her bottles and my bottles have switched shade names) are too frosty for my tastes.

WnW Silver Lining Valet Tag swatches

Valet Tag // Silver Lining

Valet Tag is a taupe with silver shimmer, opaque in two coats. I had hoped the shimmer would be more visible, but I can barely see it on the nail.

Silver Lining is a VERY sheer grey with blue and pink shimmer. It’s lovely, but this is about five coats, and I suspect six would be needed on the nail if you wanted it to be opaque.  It’s better for layering.

WnW Silver Lining swatches

I accidentally made the above photo too small – sorry – but you see Silver Lining alone, over black, over purple, and over a steely grey.  I like it best over the grey.

Have you found this new collection, or are you still looking for it?

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