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.
I first swatched them with a sponge tip applicator (no primer, as always). Then, I swatched using my fingertip – this always results in better pigmentation due to the skin’s natural oils (and still with no primer).
Walking the Red Carpet, notable shades:
The left-hand eyelid shade is lovely. It has medium pigmentation, and is only hard to see in the swatch because it’s similar to my skintone. Love this shade.
The right-hand eyelid shade is amazing. It’s a loosely packed, sort of flaky shimmer-glitter. It doesn’t adhere well on dry skin, but I also swatched it over Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxie, and it is gorgeous. This shade makes the whole palette worth it for me.
Flirting at the After Party, notable shades:
The left-hand browbone shade is sheer, but with a really lovely, delicate sparkle.
The left-hand eyelid shade has fantastic pigmentation, and is a unique-in-my-collection blue/purple/lavender – I love it, and this is the shadow that makes this palette worth it to me. It is matte with a delicate sparkle.
The left hand crease shade is also great – a pigmented matte lavender, slightly lighter than the shade above it.
Overall, I do like these palettes & I do recommend them. They aren’t as good as, for example, the discontinued Wet n Wild 6-pans, but there are enough unique and high quality shades in each palette to make them worth it.