Tuesday, November 13th, 2012

Wet 'n' Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette

An All Matte Eyeshadow Palette for the Price of a Latte

Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette ($4.99 for 0.30 oz.) contains eight matte eyeshadows ranging in color from white to black. This palette may be better known as I

The first shade is a soft white with a matte finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft. Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away is shimmery. MAC Crystal Avalanche is also shimmery. Bobbi Brown White is very comparable. bareMinerals Cheers is frosted. bareMinerals Cumuls is starker. Inglot #373 is whiter.

The second shade is a darkened seafoam green with a matte finish. This shade had decent color payoff, but it is so soft that it has a tendency to blend away a bit. When patted on, it delivers a lot more payoff and has a less faded appearance (see photos below). Inglot #345 is lighter. Make Up For Ever #53 is much darker. Sugarpill Mochi is bluer. MAC Aqua is lighter.

The third shade is a light-medium sky blue with a matte finish. It had good pigmentation, and it was soft and smooth without being powdery. Cinderella Royal is darker. Milani Olympian Blue is also darker, brighter. Maybelline Tenacious Teal is a bit darker and shimmery (and a cream). MAC Blue Candy is a touch brighter. Make Up For Ever #118 is a little lighter and brighter.

The fourth shade is a medium-dark purple with subtle red undertones. This shade had decent to good color payoff, but it was very powdery. This shade was the most powdery of the eight. MAC Plush is darker and shimmery. Milani Primary is shimmery. MAC Shock-a-holic is redder. Inglot #379 is bluer-toned.

The fifth shade is a soft, creamy beige with a matte finish. One of the best shades in the palette, this had a lovely soft, smooth texture that wasn’t powdery with excellent color payoff. Urban Decay Anonymous is similar. theBalm Adagio is very close. MAC Brule is comparable. MAC Vanilla is warmer, lighter.

The sixth shade is a faded orange with a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation, and it was the driest of the eight–surprisingly dry to the point where it was a bit stiff (which was why the color payoff wasn’t great). NARS Self Portrait 3 is darker, richer. NARS Ramatuelle is a bit more orange.

The seventh shade is a medium-dark brown with subtle red undertones and a matte finish. This shade was very sheer and a bit stiff to work with. It was the worst performing out of the eight. theBalm Presto is similar. NARS Surabaya is more orange-toned. Bobbi Brown Cocoa Berry is more burgundy. MAC Embark is darker.

The eighth shade is a dark black with a matte finish. The texture of this one was slightly dry, which resulted in just so-so color payoff. Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away is comparable. MAC Carbon is also similar.

Overall, this is palette is a mixed bag, as some of the shades were powdery and two were a bit dry/stiff (and those two were also significantly sheerer than the rest). None of the shades were so powdery that they would blend away to nothing or faded away quickly, but I recommend patting, not sweeping, them on. A little over half of the matte shades in this palette are of the softer variety, so they deposited pigment well, blended easily, but did have some fall out during application. The drier mattes have less fall out but were harder to blend and pick up pigment from.

When I wore the eyeshadows from this palette, they lasted fairly well over eight hours, but there was some fading along the edges that became noticeable after seven hours (without a primer).  Over a primer, the fading deferred for an hour–only looking a bit faded with the green and purple shades after eight hours.

The Glossover

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Wet 'n' Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

C+
I heard a lot of raves for the original I <3 Matte palette, so I'm not sure if there were any formula changes or the like with this one, because despite the colors being the same, the quality seems to be different.

Product

8/10

Pigmentation

8/10

Texture

8/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

3.5/5

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Wet 'n' Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette
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Wet 'n' Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette
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Wet 'n' Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette

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See individual shade reviews! :)

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52 thoughts on “Wet ‘n’ Wild Drinking a Glass of Shine Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Tanya

    I REALLY like the the tutorial at the end! it truly helps me recreate your fab looks!

  2. wow, I really love the look you created with this! I guess if you didn’t have to rely on it to last all day, this would work out fine.

  3. Allie

    Ahhh! I love the tutorial concept. I miss your video tutorials. Please keep doing this with palettes!

  4. Laurence

    Hmm interesting colors! Maybe patting the dryer few over a white pencil or cream shadow first could help?
    The application photos are so great too!

  5. Avatar of Christina Christina

    I’m loving your tutorials lately! Thanks for posting them!

  6. Avatar of Inday blkrox

    I LOVE the new feature of having a tutorial at the end! I have both this and the original I <3 Matte palette. I haven't had a chance to play with the new palette but the original is lovely to work with. Sad that this one seems to be of poorer quality.

  7. That’s too bad. The color selection looks like a lot of fun. Rainbow Brite eyes ahoy! The palette looks like something I’d put into my tween niece’s stocking. Yes, I’m a total beauty enabler.

  8. evilyn1983

    While the palette itself looks decent, I must say Christine, THANK YOU SO MUCH for incorporating a look into the post!! I enjoy your reviews and swatches tremendously, but seeing an actual look is awesome! I often see palettes and while the swatches themselves are great to see, seeing an actual look is a BIG help. It helps me visualize how the palette can actually be used (in terms of color combos) and imagine the colors on myself. Thank you soooo much for this! While I’m sure it won’t always be possible for you to do this, please know it’s GREATLY appreciated :)

  9. Love that you chose the colourful side to do your look! Strangely, it looks for the swatches above the more neutral side had bigger problems as far as payoff. The red brown and black look terrible. It’s great to come away from a C+ palette with such a pretty look. I’m really enjoying your look tutorials :D

  10. Hmm, I love this palette – especially for the price! The dark brown is perfect under my lower lashline for a subtle, defined look.

  11. Avatar of Vicke Vick

    I think the formula did change. The original is super pigmented for mattes…

  12. The look is definitely a stunner and something I’ll recreate on my own but I think I’ll pass on the palette – I like my mattes like the MUFE ones – smooth, pigmented and easy to blend!

  13. Avatar of Barbie Barbie

    honestly, i will probably get this anyway 5 dollars isn’t bad and i never had problems with wet n wild eyeshadow formula

  14. I must say, this is definitely a far cry from the original. I have the I ♥ Matte palette and the shadows were richer. I liked that you included a tutorial for it, though!

  15. Avatar of Jaune Jaune

    I have this same palette (not the older one, but this exact one), and I find it amazing. Not a single shade disappointed me. It’s weird how one person can find a product amazing, and another person can find the same product to be not that great.

    • It seems like the quality of this one is different, period – I was looking forward to swatching it, but it did not want to be swatched! :(

      • Avatar of Vicke Vick

        I think you’re right. I have the old one but two shadows broke out which is why I was happy these were repromoted. The brown was SUPER pigmented and now is just terrible. It’s a huge let down.

  16. Avatar of LH LH

    Wow the quality of these does seem to have changed I have a couple from the first release and they are super pigmented glad I have those but such a bummer for those thinking they would have a second chance at grabbing this one.

  17. Avatar of Amy xamyx

    I’m so tempted to buy this, although of all the shades I’m drawn to, I have complete dupes. The swatches actually look fine, IMO, but I’m sure using a primer (or even a base) would help them even more. Still, for $5, I don’t expect perfection, and a putting in a bit of effort with a primer is worth it.

  18. Jenn

    Wow, I love your step by step “how-to” on the look!

  19. Avatar of Patrícia Patricia Souza

    The look you made with the palette is very nice! I didn’t notice before that the wet n wild palettes are made in China, I wonder if they are comparable to those 88 colors palettes… Does anyone know? Thanks Christine!

  20. Kristina

    I love your pictorial! Thank you for including that. It’s so pretty I might have to pick this one up :) regardless of the low rating

  21. I was SO excited to see an all matte palette! Shame this one is slightly under par, I think I would probably pick it up anyway.

  22. Rebecca -Kristi

    I used to love the 6 pan palettes, and I think they ruined a good thing. The only 8 pan that seems worth it is Comfort Zone. A few of the trio’s are good, too.

  23. Rania

    I don’t know how you do it, but the eye look is absolutely gorgeous

  24. Jillian

    LOVE the new pictorial!! Not such a huge fan of the palette, but I love how you’re adding in that other feature – amazing!!

  25. Ellie

    I love the new step-by-step pictures along with the swatches, very helpful!

  26. Maria

    Too bad its a repromote! This palette was released earlier this year as the “I <3 matte" palette!

  27. Avatar of rebecca blueraccoon

    I was at a Walgreens earlier and looked for the new palettes, but only found the older ones. I don’t think I’d have been tempted by this one, as I’m not into mattes, but I do still want that one you swatched yesterday, and possibly Shimmer the Night Away!

  28. Avatar of Lisa lisa

    I love the looks you’re showing and hope you keep doing them. Thank you so much for this. <3

  29. Avatar of Vida Vida

    Love the new step by step please keep it doing it. Really helpful.

  30. Avatar of kiki2 Kirsten

    I just love your new approach on your looks! I’ve admired them for so long. I know, shuffle shuffle, I don’t post often…:( Quite a few of them I’ve stared at for a long time and then tried to replicate them. You’ve taught me so much about color freedom that I’ve really grown out of my ‘box’. Now this approach has me so excited! Oh and because of many of your looks I fell in love with Spark of Envy by Tarantino. Then her 40off hit at Sephora and I was all over it. My fav is the 5 shadow palette with the greens. OMG! This is a big deal since I was a strictly bareMinerals gal having over 600 jars of BE. It thrills me that you love the new Ready line too! I do also, owning 18 of them in just a year. I loved your wedding pics too. I about fell off my chair on your wedding bouquet. It’s amazingly gorgeous. I would get married again just for that, haha. Anyway, this long post should make up for many I don’t post in. Thank you for all that you do!

  31. Avatar of Malia Malia

    oooh nice pictorial! the palette looks too chalky for me :(

  32. Avatar of Brenda Brenda

    Sadly this puts me in mind too much of the old Wet n wild or the cheap brands you bought as a young teenager (in the 80′s/90s)..i feel old.

  33. Theresa

    Please do more tutorials like this! This look is awesome and I am definitely going to try it!

  34. Avatar of Denise S. Denise

    Love the step by step guide!

  35. Avatar of Catherine CatherineM

    I have to say I’m in love with the Step-by-Step Guides you do now. It’s great to not only see how a product performs on the eyes, but also an example of how to use it. Keep up the good work.

  36. Alena N.

    This is a super, amazingly great, full-colored tutorial! and the colors look so great and vibrant on your eyes :)

  37. Paula A

    Ditto on the step-by-step. It’s clear and concise. Love it!

  38. Avatar of Leticia Leticia

    You are super talented, Christine – you came up with a lovely look in spite of this palette’s particular flaws. You simply make anything work! Thank you for your honest reviews – if I was only guided by the looks you create, I’d probably fall for EVERYTHING.

  39. Mavis

    You should do more of the step by step photos!! they are so helpful for newbies like me. I always wondered how you made so many different colours show up individually on your eyes… I usually end up making it way too muddy. Keep up the good work!!

  40. Avatar of Mariah Mariah

    OMG A TUTORIAL!! Be still my heart! I love it!

  41. Mary

    I soo want the new palettes but having such a hard time finding these! Where did you buy them?

  42. Veronica McKay

    I am so overjoyed I found you!! This is the most informative cosmetic sight I have personally seen!! Thank you thank you for your hard work, and for this tutorial on my favorite eyeshadow brand in all the world!! I want this palette so bad, but here in Canada is almost impossible to get all the wonderful make up from WnW!! Do you know where I can order it?

    • Aww, thank you Veronica! :)

      Honestly, the best place is eBay, because they’re hard to track down in-stores! As far as I know, they’re not going to be sold online :(