Color Icon Shimmer Singles in
Color Icon Eyeshadow single in
Available at mass market retailers nationwide beginning February 2012.
Suggested Retail Price: $1.99
Wet N Wild's 3, 6, 8-shadow palettes are the same formulas. These are just in single shadow form.
Eyeshadow single has jet-milled base and silicone technology that provides longwearing, stay-true color for hours of crease-resistant wear. Blends well and applies evenly.
Panther - a satin semi-matte, black shadow
Shimmer singles features intense sparkle, bold fade-proof color and silk-smooth shimmers that stay put for hours with no fallout.
Unplugged - a stark white with light shimmer
Platinum - platinum shade with light silver shimmer
Golddigger - a pale yellow with gold shimmer
Trashed - black shade with silver shimmer
Glamrock - a lilac shade with silver shimmer
Sellout - a pale fuchsia shade with light shimmer
Stagedive - a bright blue with silver shimmer
I never purchased the single shadows from WNW because they were similar in color to their pans so to my delight I received these new shades and they deliver the same quality as their palettes too. Wet N Wild really, in my opinion, is the best drugstore brand for high quality eyeshadows and for such a cheap price. Better than NYX, which I use to hoard back in my early stages of makeup collecting.
These single shadows all performed well, most only required about 2 to 3 swatches each for opaqueness, Golddigger, Glamrock and Sellout are more on the sheer-side but when it comes to those colors they often are sheer, don't know why that is - I'm guessing that's their intended color payoff but they swatched on easily so I'm sure to reach desired color intensity won't be much. Although I wasn't a fan of Golddigger overall (baby chicken yellow - not my fav color at all lol).
Not a fan of shimmer but these weren't heavy on shimmer, although you do see it when applied, it's not a glitter bomb and they all have satin to semi-matte finishes which I like. Unplugged, Platinum, and Golddigger can all slightly lean towards frost-type of finishes but barely, I was really happy Unplugged worked well for a white shadow. Sometimes the white shadows can be a hit or miss for WNW. The shimmers do stay for quite a while and I didn't really experience fallout, blending was good - these shades had no undertone colors so no muddy effects if continual blending occurs.
For something versatile, I would pick up Panther or Trashed because black is a good option and these two are very pigmented and also Unplugged for a white color. If I HAD to choose three of their new shadows it would be: Platinum, Glamrock and Stagedive. Stagedive is a gorgeous blue (I love their blues) and if you don't have anything similar, it is a great color - very bright and opaque. Glamrock had good color payoff so for those who like soft lilac/violet shades this one is really pretty. Similar to MAC's Parfait Amour. And Platinum is just an awesome silver color, I like how true to platinum it looks.
[L-R] Panther, Unplugged, Platinum, Golddigger, Trashed, Glamrock, Sellout, StagediveWhat do you think of the products - any rants or raves?
*DISCLAIMER: Products provided were sent for review consideration to MakeupByCelly. This does not alter my personal opinion on said products.