I hope it’s not too late for another review on this eyeshadow palette, which is one of the most popular palettes by Wet ‘n’ Wild. I thought I’d give it a try since our Walmart finally stocked on these Color Icon eyeshadow palettes.
I’ve already reviewed in this post the other two palettes from this Color Icon collection a while ago. You can definitely check that post out.
Wet ‘n’ Wild Comfort Zone eyeshadow palette has 8 very pretty, earthy toned colors. I was looking it at and imagining myself wearing these colors everyday. I am all about warm eyeshadows lately.
This particular palette is so popular because of one eyeshadow which is a dupe for the MAC Brown Blue pigment. It really is a dupe but let’s get into some more details.
The Wet n Wild Color Icon Eye Shadow Collection is a versatile item that will complement your makeup collection. This product features a wide range of shades that can be used independently or blended together to enhance your natural beauty. With the Comfort Zone 0.3-oz Wet n Wild eye shadow, you can create dazzling looks.
Wet n Wild Color Icon Eye Shadow Collection:
- 8 dynamic, perfectly color-coordinated shades with high pigment and pearl for ultra-impact color
- Eye shades can be used together or individually to create an endless variety of looks
Brand: Wet ‘n’ Wild
Volume: 0.3 oz
Price: $4.68 (at my local Walmart)
All the colors look absolutely gorgeous in the pan. They looked beautiful swatched on my hand too. I loved their texture and pigmentation. The dark glittery colors were a little chalky and dry but nonetheless beautiful.
But it would turn out to be the same old story as with all the other Color Icon eyeshadow palettes by Wet ‘n’ Wild… Really hard to work with. The colors don’t blend very well with each other. Especially the darkest ones, they apply patchy and I can’t blend them very well. So my impression I’ve got while swatching them on my hand would not be the same when I tried them on my lids. They don’t apply as smoothly and don’t blend into my skin for a nice smoked out look.
I couldn’t get the blending I love without using other transition colors. This palette itself can’t make my eye look complete. Definitely some good transition shades missing. The deep eyeshadows blend very poorly and on top of that they are the ones making a mess on my cheeks. The fall out you get is so bad.
As you could see there is a more golden brown-ish raw and a green-ish one in this palette.
In the brown-ish raw you have a shimmery pale golden color, a shimmery peachy with a bronze hue, a pretty shimmery bronze and a matte very dark brown infused with pink microfine glitter.
Next, a shimmery silver with a pink hue, satin light green (this is the most sheer eyeshadow), matte very dark green with microfine golden green glitter, shimmery duo chrome blue brown.
The duo chrome eyeshadow is a dupe for the MAC Blue Brown pigment. It is pretty and quality wise the best one out of all 8 colors. It is buttery and applies nicely, especially with a damp brush. As you can see the MAC pigment is shinier of course, it reflects the light better and that would be the only difference between them; color wise they are identical.
If you are getting the palette just for that color itself I would recommend you getting the MAC Blue Brown pigment. You can buy the travel size version for only $10 and believe me it will last you forever.
I got the Wet ‘n’ Wild Comfort Zone eyeshadow palette out of curiosity and I am disappointed. No more Wet ‘n’ Wild eyeshadows for me. I know they came out with a new summer collection but I am not tempted to try it honestly. I would compare the Wet ‘n’ Wild eyeshadows to those 120 eyeshadows palettes which you can find on ebay :) The texture is quite similar, they are just as dry, powdery and chalky.
A couple looks for you. One of them is done using the brown-ish raw of eyeshadows and the other one the green-ish one. Of course I’ve used a matte highlight color under my brown from another palette.