WDDT?: Wet n Wild Single Eyeshadows

Friday, July 22, 2011

I know I don't have them often, but it's time for another edition of 'What Does Dana Think?'! This time we're covering bargain eyeshadows as I bring you swatches of the Wet n Wild Color Icon Shadow Singles ($1.99, Walgreens). Outside of palettes I think it'd be hard to beat these shadows in terms of value for your money.. For the most part each one is smooth, richly pigmented, and blends like a dream. It's really apparent when you compare the no primer to primer swatches, because there's very little difference between the two.

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(all photos taken with natural light, no flash, on NC 42 skintone)

At this point I've picked up every one I've been able to find in either CVS or Rite-Aid and according the Walgreens website at least, that's probably all you can get. Brulee is the only matte shadow and Lagoon would definitely benefit from using a colored base, but on the whole I really like the shadows and would definitely recommend them to people looking to add a little variety to their collection.
TL said...

What type of primer do you recommend? Great post. It's so helpful to see someone who reviews all types of makeup and not just the high-end products. Thanks!

Dana said...

I'm so glad to be helpful! Unfortunately though I do have to admit that I consider eyeshadow primer one of the few things it's important to spend a little money on. I've tried the NYX Eyeshadow Base ($4.99 on cherryculture.com) but my lids are just too oily - it's great to hold onto shadow and make it more vibrant, but I still end up with creases. I'd have to say my two favorites are the Urban Decay Primer Potion ($19 for 0.37oz) and the LORAC Behind the Scenes Eye Primer ($20 for 0.47oz). I used the UDPP with these pictures and both keep my eyeshadow from creasing for at least 8-10hrs (depending on weather).

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