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Wet n Wild Pride Color Icon Palette


Wet ‘n’ Wild Pride Eyeshadow Palette

Wet ‘n’ Wild Pride Eyeshadow Palette

Wet n Wild Pride Color Icon Palette ($4.99 for 0.25 oz.) contains six eyeshadows–three matte eyeshadows and three shimmery eyeshadows. Though each side resembles each other in color, they are not quite the same.

The first shade is a matte white, which while stark against my skin tone, doesn’t feel or look chalky. Next, there is a matte, green-teal that is a little low on color payoff but is decent–be careful when you blend this shade, because it is easily sheered out. The third matte shade is a dark, navy blue with the same color payoff as the teal shade. It’s just a little sheer in places. Both of the latter shades work best patted on and lightly blended to avoid sheering out the color entirely. The texture of the three matte shades was soft, and they applied smoothly.

On the right of the palette, the first shade is a shimmering white with a slightly metallic finish. The second shade is a medium-dark, minty green with a metallic sheen. The final shade is a dark navy blue with a shimmery finish (the least metallic of the bunch). I found the color payoff to be better with this side of the palette–the white shade was slightly sheer in places, but the other two were nice. Again, the white was slightly less smooth in texture compared to the other two shimmery shades, but all three were good overall.

I did experience slight fading with the matte eyeshadows after six hours of wear, but the shimmery shades held up for a full eight hours.  I think it’s a nice palette for the price–if you don’t mind having to pack on the color to ensure vibrancy.

Wet n Wild Pride Color Icon Palette

B+
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4
Application
87%
Total

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CoverGirl Turquoise Tempest Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow


CoverGirl Turquoise Tempest Eyeshadow

CoverGirl Turquoise Tempest Eyeshadow

CoverGirl Turquoise Tempest Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow ($3.47 for 0.09 oz.) is a muted blue-teal with a semi-matte finish. It has a very subtle shimmer, but it’s hardly noticeable when worn. I found the color was rather like the color in the pan–both had a dusty quality to them–so it didn’t seem in-your-face bright. The color payoff was good initially, but it sheers out very easily, which means it doesn’t apply as well on the lid as it swatches.

It has a tendency to look faded even though it has just been applied if you make an attempt to blend it out on the lid.  The color didn’t fade much over eight hours though there was a bit of fall out, but it was difficult to get true-to-pan color on the lid from the get-go.  The texture was also a little powdery and didn’t always apply evenly.  I found the best results were achieved when you packed on the product and didn’t blend too much–just stick to the edges.

Inglot #372 is more of a true teal in comparison (less blue), while MAC Surf Baby has more green. Milani Teal the Truth is similar but has a very metallic finish.

CoverGirl Turquoise Tempest Eye Enhancers Eyeshadow

C+
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4
Application
78%
Total

Free for Haul Friday, Volume #088

Welcome to Free For Haul Friday!

  • Haul:  Let’s see, this week I picked up a mega bottle of Kiehl’s Creme de Corps, because I had a few friends recommend it (I’ve never tried), and with Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale going, I couldn’t pass up the lifetime supply of the stuff.  I figure if it doesn’t work out, my mom will be happy to take it off my hands (she’s a body cream junkie).  I also received my NARS Smudgeproof Eyeshadow Primer and sharpener.
  • Weekend plans:  I’m crossing my fingers for a mellow weekend, actually!  Last weekend, we entertained my boyfriend’s’ family at our place and then for the 4th, I went up to my parents’ house for the day.  Maybe cuddling with Mellan and a movie 🙂
  • Beauty item you really want right now:  Cle de Peau Foundation/Concealer – I want to see if it lives up to the hype, but I’m not ready to spring for either yet.

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This week’s Mellan photo…


This was how I spent my 4th — throwing the frisbee 2134987234 times for Mellan!

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