Thursday, January 3rd, 2013

Wet 'n' Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette

A Bronzy, Baked Powder from Wet ‘n’ Wild

Wet ‘n’ Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette ($4.99 for 0.40 oz.) is a rich, copper-shimmered bronze. Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon is darker, browner–less coppery. MAC Glorify is similar, slightly darker. MAC Worldly Wealth is less coppery.

It has a soft consistency, and it feels like a finely-milled baked powder, similar to MAC’s Mineralize Skinfinishes but smoother. It has a high-shine, frosted and metallic finish, so there is a great deal of reflection, but there is also a slight emphasis of pores and any natural imperfections in skin texture. Carnaval in Rio has a lot of warmth coming from the orange and copper hues in it, so it acts a bit like a bronzer or warming glow. I suspect that this is going to be particularly lovely on a deeper, warmer complexions. It lasted seven hours, which is a little longer than I get with many baked products, but a little short of the average blush/bronzer.

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Wet 'n' Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

A-
It has good pigmentation, blendability, and is soft, though it does emphasize pores slightly and doesn't wear a full eight hours.

Product

9/10

Pigmentation

10/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

7.5/10

Application

5/5

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Wet 'n' Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette

Product & Review FAQ

Where can I purchase it? How much is it?

Walgreens, $4.99.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

Any dupes?

Estee Lauder Topaz Chameleon is darker, browner--less coppery. MAC Glorify is similar, slightly darker. MAC Worldly Wealth is less coppery.

What makeup are you wearing?

On eyes: bareMinerals Flawless Definition Mascara. On cheeks: Wet 'n' Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette (left), Wet 'n' Wild Rose Champagne To Reflect Shimmer Palette (right). On lips: Guerlain #870 KissKiss Lipgloss.

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37 thoughts on “Wet ‘n’ Wild Carnaval in Rio To Reflect Shimmer Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Vicke Vick

    I have been waiting on you to review these! I got the Rose Golden Goddess and I love it! Perfect glowy highlighter for me (I supposed i’m NC45 ish). I wanted your review to see if I should snag this one but it’s a bit too warm for me.

    • Janny

      I see a lot of people here complaining about the color. This highlighter comes in two other shades. I have the very same complexion as Christine (and dark brown eyes, black long hair and thick black eyebrows). The other two shades are Rose Golden and Champagne Rose. I bought them and they look fine on me! I avoided Carnival in Rio, though, because I knew it would be too dark for me. It’s a matter of trying it for yourself and seeing what suits you best.

      • Miss D

        Thank you for making this point. After reading all the responsess I was getting irritated.

        • Tammie

          It reminds me of all the annoying MUA reviews where they deduct a lippy for the price of like a dior blush or something. It’s subjective! Nobody is making you buy it!

  2. cel

    Loving the influx of drugstore products, thank you!

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Mariella Mariella

    Just too orange for me. Nice that it’s such good quality, though.

  4. Interesting!!! So, it’s got smoother texture that MAC mineralize skin finish.. It really makes me wanna go and get it!! Thanks for sharing, hon! xo

  5. This looks and sounds promising

  6. Yay, drugstore reviews! I bought so much of the WnW Fergie collection, I love the Perfect Pout lipsticks the most.

    One question about these shimmer palettes – I know they say they are baked, and you say they feel like a baked product to you, but I noticed that they have the hetchmarks on them that are indicative of being pressed (I have all three). Do baked products sometimes have hetchmarks? I don’t own many baked items.

  7. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Patricia Patricia Couto

    kkkkkkkkkkkkkk, I laugh with the name: carnaval in Rio. Guys, the carnival in this city is horrible, I spend the entire week at home (yes, I am professor and the schools and universities gets 1 entire week without classes).

    • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Pamela Pamela

      I miss Rio! What a cool city! I miss buying coconuts and drinking them on the street!

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Patricia Patricia Couto

        I looooooooooove coconut water, it is really delicious! But I don’t enjoy that much to live here. Rio is a very big city and the only place that is beautiful and good to live is where we call “zona sul”, where the beaches are. But zona sul is waaaaaaaaaaaaay to expensive to me (and for the most Rio citizens). Where I live is so ugly, like the major part of Rio de Janeiro.

  8. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Ioana Cami

    Hey Christine, I picked up this reflect shimmer in the Rose Champagne Glow color and it is much less pigmented and feels a bit chalky, which was really disappointing because I loved the color so much and it was so inexpensive. I’m wondering if the colors make a difference in the formula or if I just got a “bad” one, maybe I should pick up another one and try it out. Thanks for your review!

  9. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kafka Kafka

    Oh dear. Not a colour for me under *any* circumstances! But I bet this would look stunning on a dark(er)-skinned beauty, especially as a glow on the cheekbones.

  10. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of fancie Fancie

    Omg want!! This reminds me of the MAC superb msf I missed out on. The glow looks amazing

  11. *sings*: Oompa loompa, loompa dee dee…

  12. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

    I almost picked this up yesterday in the Champagne Rosé shade, but I realized I don’t really need any more shimery face products. I actually liked the packaging, as it felt alot heftier than other WnW palettes.

  13. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of hazel Hazel

    It looks more like an “oranger” than a “bronzer”. Not for me.

  14. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of artemis artemis

    fergie? like the singer? hmmm, weird, i imagine it would also look dark on her :/ maybe it’s just a coincidence.
    looking at the ingredients, it seems like it could be a lil comedogenic if one sweats(i heard that caprylic triglyceride does that)

  15. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Jill AnGeLwInGz

    Christine I respect your non-biased ratings in reference to the performance of the product itself and not just how the color looks on one particular skin tone. My skin color is similar to yours and good grief is that orange! I agree it would look nicer on deeper complexions.

    • That’s probably my biggest pet peeve – reading a review where all that’s really wrong is the color. You know, one star out of four because the color is ugly or unflattering, lol! I’m like, “I just want to know if the formula is good! What about pigmentation?”

      • Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Amy xamyx

        I agree; MUA is *full* of that. I especially “love” the ones that have one “lippie”, then proceed to go on about how great the *product* is, long-lasting, pigmented, etc, then the person says it’s “horrible” because the color was unflattering. We can’t always wear every product, which is why there is such variety on the market, LOL.

  16. I like the look of the Fergie collection compact they have been using. Sadly anything LE from Wet n Wils never make it to Canada for no apparent reason. Then again we only get wet & wild through Walmart and Loblaws.

    Rexall should pick them up.

  17. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Kami Kami

    Lol I can’t stop laughing imagining this color on my pale skin. I do agree that on deeper complexions this will look lovely tho.

  18. Jules

    My mega-oily face covered in huge pores weeps at the thought of wearing this. However, I bet this would be a bangin’ eyeshadow for blue eyes!

  19. Sounds pretty good for a drugstore product, but the color is a bit too orange for my liking. I’ll definitely check out any other shades they have, though!

  20. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of SandraJT Sandra JT

    Far too orange toned for me. I’d look like a stoned Jersey Shore derp wearing that product! Even at this price I cant see myself getting any use out of it. It’s too bad they didn’t tone it down a bit.

    I’m surprised by the size of it, though. Seeing it in your hand it looks massive, but the packaging is rather deceiving when it comes to the actual product size. Although when I compared the volume of it to my other cheek products, it seems to be about average in size. My MAC Beauty Powders are .35 oz and my regular sized MAC blushes are .21 oz. My Lise Watier highlighter is a whopping .63 oz. My Giorgio Armani blushes are also only .21 oz, exactly the same as MAC.

    Definitely giving this one a pass. I hope the company comes out with much better products later in the year! I do like my higher end cheek products, but I also like quite a lot of items that are put out by WNW. Cant complain about the price of this…..but that hideous, gag-&-shudder shade of putrifying orange…..hell to tha no! Not even if it was a Dollar Tree special bargain!

    • I think the compact is fairly large – it seemed larger than necessary to me – kind of like Illamaqua blushes and the like. Packaging just seems a bit bulky.

  21. I’m an NC 50 and while this product looks FANTASTIC on me….it’s basicly a repromote of the baked bronzers from Wet and Wild’s sisterline, Black Radience (the two darker colors anyway). The baked bronzers from BR have been out for quite a while and retail at a lower price point than these do (my Walgreens priced these at $5.99). I’d been searching high and low for them and as soon as I purchased them and got in the car, I had a nagging feeling that they were similar to something already in my stash. Low and behold, they are EXACTLY like the BR bronzers…the same veining, the same color, they even swatch the same. The lipsticks in this collection are also mostly repromotes of the megalast lipsticks from Wet and Wild. I’ve noticed that W&W has been heavy on the repromotes lately. Such a shame but these are going back to the store!

  22. Angie

    How this one compares to the balm Betty Lou manizer?