Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Wet n' Wild 6 Pan Palette in Lust and Greed



These 6 pan palettes ($4.99 for 0.25 oz) consist of 3 matte shades and 3 shimmery shades. Although at first glance, they are not very complementary, surprisingly these palettes work extremely well together. There are enough light, mid toned and dark shades to create multiple looks with one palette. Greed contains a matte cream (similar to MAC's Vanilla), a matte, warm, pink toned orange, and a matte black. The black is definitely one of the richest, smoothest matte blacks (perfect for eyeliner or setting eyeliners) on the market. In my opinion, this black boosts up the value of the whole palette. On the other side, there is a surprisingly gold flecked, silver, a gold toned pink (looks more gold on the lids) and a shimmery black. Each palette comes with a foam applicator and awkwardly shaped angled eyeshadow brush (that I find useless). The Lust palette contains more purple shades, and I do find that although I have been using "Greed" more often, Lust has been the more loved sibling. It contains a creamy matte purple toned pink (similar to MAC's Yogurt), a matte mid toned "grape" purple, a matte plum, a shimmery cream (shimmer is not very noticeable, similar to the cream shade in Greed with shimmers in pan), a metttalic grey with only a slight pearlized sheen and a deep plum with red glitters (similar to MAC's Beauty Marked). As a general statement, the matte shades are surprisingly creamy and are more pigmented than the shimmery shades. I do find that some of the shimmery shades are lacking in pigmentation and staying power. When used on the eyes, I do find that the matte shades tend to look better and stay longer.

Final Thoughts: The palettes are a bang for their buck, especially if they're what you're looking for. I've created dozens of looks with these palettes (videos and blog posts down below) and find that they're really one of the best types of drugstore eyeshadows out there. The con is that there is a LOT of fall out.

Overall Grade: B+
Packaging: 7/10 
Value: 9/10
Pigmentation: 7/10
Quality: 6/10

(a LOT of swatches after the jump!)



Without  Primer
with primer - sephora 
without primer (streakiness in dark colors, note)
over Sephora primer

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