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.

WnW ColorIcon Bronzer Comparison

Hold Me Close // Dusk Til Dawn // Everything Under the Sun
Reserve Your Cabana // Bikini Contest // Ticket to Brazil

The base colors of the limited edition bronzers look quite similar to the colors of the permanent ones in the pan.  However, when swatched, the differences in texture and finish become apparent.  The limited edition bronzers are mostly matte (Hold Me Close has some micro glitter) and are quite sheer; the swatches are layered.  They’re dryish to touch.  The permanent bronzers have a better texture and different finish –  they’re very soft, very pigmented, and slightly shimmery.

Wet n Wild LE 2014 Coloricon Bronzer Comparisons

Hold Me Close // Reserve Your Cabana
Dusk Til Dawn // Bikini Contest
Everything Under the Sun // Ticket to Brazil

Let’s look at the limited edition bronzer/blushes individually – with even more photos of the product in the pan, because adorable.

Wet n Wild Hold Me Close Color Icon Bronzer Blush

Hold Me Close

Wet n Wild Hold Me Close LE 2014 Coloricon Bronzer Swatches

Hold Me Close
Bronzer // Mixed // Blush

Hold Me Close has a pale yellow-beige bronzer (really more of a highlighter) with micro glitter and a matte pink-coral blush.  Mixed, the pink is a bit lighter.  Both shades were somewhat sheer and the blush was slightly patchy.

Wet n Wild Dusk Til Dawn Color Icon Bronzer Blush

Dusk Til Dawn

Wet n Wild Dusk Til Dawn LE 2014 Coloricon Bronzer Swatches

Dusk Til Dawn
Bronzer // Mixed // Blush

Dusk Til Dawn has a matte reddish bronzer with decent pigmentation and a matte pink blush, which is quite sheer and difficult to pick up. Mixed, the bronzer predominates.

Wet n Wild Everything Under the Sun Color Icon Bronzer Blush

Everything Under the Sun

Wet n Wild Everything Under the Sun LE 2014 Coloricon Bronzer Swatches

Everything Under the Sun
Bronzer // Mixed // Blush

Everything Under the Sun has a matte bronzer with decent pigmentation and a very sheer pink blush. Again, the bronzer predominates when mixed due to the textures.

Overall, I’m not terribly impressed with these when swatched.  However, when applied to the face with a brush, they work MUCH better – I don’t have any trouble getting the blushes to show up, and the texture looks good on the face.  So, given the low price, the cuteness, and the fact that these work well in practice, I would tentatively recommend them; just don’t expect the same silky, pigmented textures you find in the permanent ColorIcon bronzers.

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  • Nice! The packaging is super cute and it’s good to hear they work better on the face than in swatches. I’ll have to check them out 🙂