Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Wet n Wild Eye Shadow Trio in Knock on Wood - Review and Swatches

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

Since I've been trying to be good about not buying a lot of makeup lately, I don't have a lot of new stuff sitting around for reviews. That's a good thing because now I can start working my way back through my stash and review the stuff that I already have.

The first trip into my stash is going to be the Wet n Wild Eye Shadow Trio in Knock on Wood. I've collected several of these trios because they tend to be pretty good quality for a fantastic price - $2.99 is the typical retail price. You can quite often pick it up for less than that though because Wet n Wild regularly goes on sale at drugstores.

Packaging

Let's face it, the packaging of these isn't anything to write home about. It's a basic case with a black bottom and a clear top. It isn't the type of packaging that can take a beating, but that's to be expected when you're only spending $3. The empty well at the bottom did hold a sponge tip applicator and a brush that is useless. My general preference would be a smaller palette that leaves out the cheap applicators, but I understand why a lot of drugstore brands feel the need to include them.

Product

Wet n Wild Knock on Wood Eyeshadow Trio

These shadows have a soft, slightly powdery texture and good pigmentation. The top shade that is labeled as a browbone shade isn't as pigmented as the other two. I have to work a little bit to get good coverage on my lids (I am nowhere near dark enough to use this shade on my browbone). All three seem to blend well together. Using a primer, I can get a full day out of these shadows without creasing, but the browbone shade does fade some on me. It doesn't bother me much since it is such a subtle shade to begin with that I don't worry so much about it popping on my eyes. All three shades have subtle shimmer, but they come across as more of a satin finish on the eyes.

Speaking of popping, this trio would be fantastic for blue or green eyes. The brown and reddish-purple tones in these shadows make a great contrast on those eye colors. My eyes are blue-green, and I really like what these shades do for my eyes.

Final Thoughts

These might not be the most amazing eye shadows ever created, but they are really good, especially for the price. If you have blue or green eyes, or if you want to dip your toe into using something other than basic brown neutrals, it's worth checking out this palette.

Disclaimer: The product mentioned in this post was purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

8 comments:

  1. This looks great, I can totally see myself wearing these colour for every day make up :)
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    1. They really do make a nice, everyday look.

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  2. This eyeshadow trio looks great! I just purchased my first Wet N' Wild eyeshadows not too long ago and I'm already addicted. I'm waiting for a huge sale at one of my local drugstores so I can stock up :P

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    1. Definitely stock up! My favorite is Walking on Eggshells.

      Thanks for inviting me to your giveaway. Unfortunately, I can't do lip products with shea butter, so I would only be able to use one of the three prizes.

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  3. I do think these look great, it would be stunning in a better packaging style, but I love how they are set out xx

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    1. Better packaging would be nice, but with the price, I can happily live with them as they are.

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  4. I received a Wet n Wild palette from my MMF Secret Santa, but I haven't used it yet. I have to say, I really like the imprints telling me what goes where - I'm hopeless with that.

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    1. You should really get on trying that palette out! They are really good. I love when palettes give suggestions for how to use the colors. I struggle with creating looks with bigger palettes, so knowing what was intended is nice.

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