Here in the U.S. we just celebrated one of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving. The Boy and I actually hit three Thanksgiving dinners so it was a day filled with a lot (seriously…so much) of food, a lot of friends and a lot of family. By the time that we got home I was looking forward to passing out in a mimosa and turkey induced coma but wouldn’t you know it, I can’t sleep! Yay! So I thought I would add a lot of swatches to my day as well. Gray Cat is helping me by alternating his demands for pets and his demands to become the author of this post. Normally I would take all responsibilities for typos but today it’s all getting blamed on him.
Wet n’ Wild eyeshadow is insanely cheap ($2.99 for the trios, $3.99 for the quints and $4.99 for the 8-pan palettes), insanely accessible (Walmart, Walgreens, CVS, basically any drugstore and even some grocery stores) and good quality. There are definitely some palettes that aren’t quite as good as the rest and there are some individual shades that don’t perform quite as well as others but overall, these are pretty awesome eyeshadows. I dare you to look at these swatches and tell me that these aren’t on par with some much higher priced products.
I’ve included the limited edition palettes for documentation of the swatches and to highlight that a lot of the limited edition palettes are very good quality AND that a lot of the individual shades in the limited edition palettes can actually be found within the permanent line.
As much as love these shadows, I tend to forget that I have them so they don’t get that much use. Right after I took all of these photos, I spent a long and tedious afternoon depotting most of them into z-palettes. Remember when I mentioned that these shadows are prone to breaking? Depotting them was a little bit of a nightmare. I spent almost as much time repairing broken eyeshadow as I did actually prying the dang things out of the plastic packaging. I have been able to get a bit more use out of them now that they’re all in one place though. Overall, I think that the majority of the wet n wild palettes make great companion palettes. Quite a few of the smaller palettes need additional shades to make a complete look. Some of the palettes seem to be composed not as a palette but as individual shades that don’t mess with one another and there are not very many matte neutrals available in the line.