I absolutely love Wet N Wild Eyeshadows!! Best thing I love about it is that they are super pigmented! They are even better than some high end eyeshadows (i.e. Urban Decay) They are very inexpensive! They come in multiple colors! A little definitely goes a long way. On the left side holds matte eyeshadows and on the right side holds shimmery eyeshadows. Great for everyday, going out, parties, etc!
It's ok if you like the colors.
Wet n' Wild's Pride Palette is one of the recently discontinued, but still available Color Icon 6 pan palettes. Pride contains three shades, a white, a green-turquoise, and a navy, in both matte and shimmer finishes. I'm unsure of the exact retail price, but I believe it goes for about $3.50-4. I won this palette as a giveaway prize from http://delabelle-k.blogspot.com/. Wet n' Wild claims that these shadows are highly pigmented and are "all day crease proof". These shadows were made in China. Wet n' Wild does not test on animals.
Like all Color Icon palettes, Pride comes in a cheap, flimsy black palette with a clear, flip up lid. A small brush and sponge tip applicator were included. I tossed the brush right away, but the sponge tip is ok for packing color on.
Despite being cheaply packaged, I like the lay out of this palette. The shadows are small squares with spiral-y design pressed onto them them. The shadows come in two vertical rows, the left, being matte, the right being the corresponding shimmery shades.
I'm not going to review each shadow individually, but I will review and compare the matte and shimmer formulations. Swatches of all the shadows can be seen here.
The matte shades in Pride aren't up to par with my expectations from Wet n' Wild shadows. By no means are they poor shadows, compared to it's drugstore competitors, these shadows are still top notch. However, they don't have the same softness as other Wet n' Wild shadows. They have a much harder, stiffer texture. They're decently pigmented, but no exceptionally so. They go on a little bit patchy, and you have to pat the color on to get true to pan pay off. I'll reiterate that they're good shadows, just not what I expect from Wet n' Wild.
The shimmer shadows vary in texture. The shimmery white shade is no where near as pigmented as it's matte counterpart. It also has a chunkier texture. It's the weak link in the Pride palette, in my opinion. The navy and turquoise shades make up for it with their soft, smooth texture and rich pigmentation. They can cause a little fall out though.
All six eyeshadows stand up to Wet n' Wild's all-day, crease free promise. They don't fade significantly. Despite not having the same textures and color pay off as the shadows in the 3 and 8 pan Color Icon palettes, the quality is nearly just as good.
I'm not a big fan of Pride's color selection. There is so little variation between the matte and shimmer shades. And there isn't really much variety in the looks you can create with white, turquoise, and navy. I'd appreciate this palette more if Wet n' Wild gave more variation in color.
Aside from lacking variety, and the flimsy packaging, Pride is a good drugstore palette if you like bright, but deep colors. The shadows aren't quite as epic as the rest of Wet n' Wild's Color Icon line, but that's probably why they got discontinued, so Wet n' Wild can reformulate, and when they do, the shadows will be fantastic. That being said, I wouldn't repurchase Pride. The colors just aren't for me, and I rarely reach for it. If you can still find this palette at your drugstore, and the colors appeal to you, snatch it before its too late, but otherwise, skip it.
I had to search high and low for these $4.99 per palette gems. Thankfully, I have all four (Greed, Pride, Lust, and Vanity). They are incredibly pigmented and buttery. The price is phenomenal. I even like the packaging. They may not be pretty but they make up for it in being sleek, once one rubs off all of the extra tape. The clear top makes it easy to find the right color palette. I doubt they will open in my handbag. But what I truly love about these palettes is the fact there is an equal number of shimmer and matte shades per palette. I can perform a complete look with a single palette without my eye turning into a complete disco ball. Too bad these were limited edition. They really need to do more like these.
Bang for your buck!
These eyeshadows are definetly making a new name for wet n wild. It seems like the scientist finally got the formula right! The color pays off, blendability(if thats a word), and non creasing action make these shadows compete with shadows four times its worth.
High quality look for less
I just bought the Vanity palette and am so mad at myself for not buying it sooner. It is Amazing! The colors are so pigmented and blend so perfectly. They're on clearance at Target btw for less than $3. Wearing it right now and I am very happy with it.
I love this eyeshadow palette it's less than $5.00 and the colors are gorgeous! The colors are super pigmented and I love how it has a matte side and a shimmery side. You can do so many different looks with this little guy.
Wet & Wild products are super afforable and very good quality :)
I purchased all 4 palettes: Vanity, Greed, Envy and Pride. My everyday goto is Vanity. The color pay off is amazing. Slightly chalking w/a tiny bit of fallout, but that is minimized with the right brush. For the price, can't beat it. Don't miss out. By the way, the 2012 collection is out, so says the word on the street. Any reviews any one. Apparently, the collection (for now) is only at Walgreens.
I was hesitant to purchase these Wet N Wild Palette's because in the past, I've found their products to be sub par, but I'm so glad that I did get them because the colour payoff is intense & amazing!! I would even go so far to say that they rival MAC! Speaking of MAC, a lot of the Wet N Wild colours are perfect dupes to the MAC ones. The formula is so creamy, pigmented, and long lasting! I have the Lust palette and the Greed palette in the six shadow palettes, and I definitely want to purchase the other two. Go and buy these, they are cheap in price, but amazing in quality!!! You won't regret it!