Monday, October 29th, 2012

Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette

A Cool-Toned Holiday Palette

Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette ($4.99 for 0.30 oz.) contains eight eyeshadows; one column is a gradient of white to black, while the second column features cool-toned colors in pink, purple, and blue. I bought mine from my local CVS, which only had two of the palette in stock, and it is limited edition.

The white shade is a pale, icy white with a soft frosted finish. It had good color payoff, and it had a soft, blendable texture. MAC Crystal Avalanche has more frost in its finish. theBalm Sassy has more frost and is less icy. Bare Escentuals Cheers is similar but whiter–starker in a way.

The gray shade is a light-medium gray with a soft, metallic finish with a touch of silver sheen. It had so-so color payoff, but the texture was soft and finely-milled. MAC Evening Grey is darker. Guerlain Les Gris has a shade that is barely darker. Giorgio Armani #22 is more metallic. MAC Electra has a smoother finish–more of a sheen.

The dark gray shade is a soft, dark black with subtle brow undertones and a matte finish. It had decent color payoff when swatched, but it performed better on the eye. It is comparable in color to black eyeshadows such as MAC Carbon, NARS Self Portrait 1, and Illamasqua Obsidian.

The black shade is a deep, dark black with a sprinkle of teal micro-shimmer–you don’t really see the shimmer show up on the eye, so it ends up looking mostly matte. It had good pigmentation and was very blendable, which is exactly what you need when you work with such a dark black. Giorgio Armani #1 is more matte, slightly warmer. Le Metier de Beaute is darker, warmer. Milani Pitch Black is very comparable, as is MAC Dark Dare.

The lilac shade is a soft, pink-lilac with a golden shimmer-sheen. This was the “warmest” shade out of the eight. The base color is cool-toned, but the golden sheen brings in some warmth. It was true-to-pan in color, though it is a lighter shade. The texture was very soft but a smidgen powdery. MAC Creative Whim is more purple. Dolce & Gabbana Jewels is similar but doesn’t have any golden shimmer.

The fuchsia shade is a fuchsia-magenta with an iridescent purple shimmer-sheen. It had decent color payoff, but it was the least pigmented in the palette–the texture was kind of crumbly, where the powder just didn’t bind together well. MAC Stylishly Merry is darker. Urban Decay Fishnet is very close in color. MAC Stars ‘n’ Rockets is also similar.

The purple shade is a medium, cool-toned purple with a soft frosted finish. It had decent to good pigmentation, and it performed a bit better on the eye. Wet ‘n’ Wild Dancing in the Clouds has a similar shade that’s a bit cooler-toned. MAC Violet is darker, richer in color–less subdued. MAC Beautiful Iris is similar, a little more blue-based.

The blue shade is a medium-dark blue with a satiny sheen. There is a very subtle violet edge to this that keeps it from being true blue. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft and smooth without being powdery. MAC Switch to Blue is bluer. Sugarpill Velocity is brighter. Tarina Tarantino Violet Storm is similar but brighter, more shimmery. MAC Atlantic Blue is darker, more vibrant, and matte.

When I was testing this palette, the only shade I had real trouble with was the fuchsia shade, because it didn’t bind together well, so there was a lot of fall out to clean-up during application, and I really had to pack it on. It was the kind of shade that you’d apply, move on, and then it would look faded before you finished the rest of your look! Wet ‘n’ Wild’s eyeshadows in this palette have a soft, dense texture that can be a smidgen powdery for the more matte-finished shades. The pigmentation was good overall, with some shades coming in just under, and a couple going above. I noticed slight fading after wearing this palette for eight hours with a base; the slight fading was apparent after seven hours when worn without a base.

P.S. — I’d love to see the palettes have names for each eyeshadow! I thought it’d be fun to try and name them, so here are mine (I’d LOVE to hear yours!): Snow Fairy, Winter’s Edge, Stormy Wind, Knight of the Vale / Morning Glory, Treasured, Icy Delights, Skyline.

The Glossover

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Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

B
The color combination is great, and I like that there is some variety in the finishes--frosts, satins, and mattes. It is a good palette overall, and for most, the major miss (fuchsia) can be overlooked at the $3.99 price point. That blue on the bottom is worth the $3.99 alone--stunning and harder to come by.

Product

8.5/10

Pigmentation

8.5/10

Texture

9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette
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Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette

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Wet 'n' Wild, $4.99.

Is it limited edition?

Yes.

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See individual shade reviews! :)

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41 thoughts on “Wet ‘n’ Wild Shimmer the Night Away Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

  1. Vick

    I hope you got the other LE one too! I bought all three (the matte is a repromote) I haven’t opened them at all to swatch.

  2. Clare

    Hey! Really pretty, but if you already have Blue Had Me at Hello and Petal Pusher, do you recommend this?

    Thanks, and hope you’re enjoying married life!

  3. $3.99? I got mine at CVS for $5.39 in San Jose, California :(

  4. Dinitchka

    This is such a pretty set of colours. My CVS carries a very limited amount of WnW. I think I’ll go look at Walgreens and see if I can find these.

  5. Barbie

    ugh i want this so bad and the matte palette! is it only at cvs? boo

  6. do you read game of thrones? *eyeballs your shade name choices* :)

  7. xamyx

    I saw this palette a week ago, but I passed on it. In the pan, most of the shades looked a bit chalky/dry, and I figured since I had pretty much all of the shades I would use already, I decided not to take a chance. Even at $5, it still seemed like a waste. I’m happy to learn I won’t regret my decision. Still, this is still nice for those on a budget, just starting out, or merely want an inexpensive option to play with new colors.

  8. AnnMarie

    Don’t what it is, but I find it sad that Wet ‘n Wild will get a “B” review, but Mac and Nars and some others get D’s and F’s. Some of the higher end products need to get a clue

    I’m currently rocking a wet n wild color. It blends well, has great staying power. And I got it on sale.

  9. I like this palette, but it’s my least favorite of the three LE ones that just came out. Also, your WnW is cheaper than mine! The 8-pans are around $4.99 to $5.25 here in LA.

  10. This particular palette is not for me..but the colour payoff is impressive at this price point!!

  11. Carrie

    The CVS stores here like jack up the prices – $5.99 here! At least I bought my during a BOGO sale so I picked up petal pushers at the same time!

    Overall, I like the palette. It’s not perfect, but it performs more than admirably well overall, doubly so at this price point.

  12. I love the Wet ‘n’ Wild palettes but it makes me mad/sad that my local drugstores NEVER stock the new or limited edition products. There are so many I want to check out.

  13. Not bad considering the price! :)

  14. That’s an AWESOME look on you–I’m so jealous that you can pull off these bright, bold looks so well. I always look overdone, in my opinion :/

  15. Brenda

    I wish they would release the LE palettes in Canada. I’ve never seen any of the LE trios, we didn’t get the Xmas palettes (which I REALLY wanted), the matte palette, none of them. I don’t understand.

  16. Sarah

    Some days I still can’t believe that Wet ‘n’ Wild products are so good! And for such a low price. It’s nice, seeing as I don’t enough money to buy a lot of high-end stuff!

  17. Veronica

    This looks like a great holiday palette. Love that blue shade!

    I’ve been trying to find these LE drugstore sets everywhere, but I guess they haven’t hit our stores yet. :( I hope this doesn’t mean we’re getting skipped, since that would be kind of a bummer.

  18. This is why the product is a low price other than being where it is made…because it has only one name for the package and not individual ones…cost too much to think of individual names…not intelligent like you…we’re lucky it even says “browbone, eyelid, crease and definer”

  19. Rachel

    Still better than the MAC holiday palettes…jk…kinda ;)
    I loved the names you came up with for the palette, I thought they were so cute!

  20. Yellowlantern

    Maybe it’s just me, but all the WNW eyeshadows I’ve tried have been a powdery, fall out-y mess. I’m very hesitant to try anything more from them since everything I’ve bought from them has ended up in the trash.

  21. I probably won’t be able to get this as this is LE and th eLE stuff never makes it to Canada. :( I actually have 3 Z palettes filed with WnW eyeshdaows I’ve depotted. lol

  22. Cat G

    I love the names you chose! And yeah, I always wish they would name the individual shades, it would make it a lot easier for tutorials and such!

  23. Jenny

    I always thought W&W was for teenagers due to its low price, but man, I am so wrong!

  24. Kera

    I’ve been looking for the LE palettes for like a month now and CANNOT find them anywhere! So upset. I hope I can find them online because I really want them :(

  25. holly

    I haven’t slept yet, so my names for this palette might be a wee bit on the silly side (lack of sleep is my HG excuse for being dopey.)

    First column…
    -”WHITE the heck?” (CoverGirl)
    -”Wish we had a SILVER of their profits” (Maybelline)
    -”GREY-t…juuuuust grey-t!” (Almay)
    -”BLACK off WNW…you are stealing our customers.” (L’Oreal)

    Second column…
    -”Our sales need to PINK up!” (PhysicansFormula)
    -”Thinking a FUCHSIA-d buy our E/S too” (Revlon)
    -”LILAC hell and say our E/S is better!” (Milani)
    -”Our sales are a BLUE-min shame!” (Rimmel)

  26. Lark

    I don’t see the color problems described in the swatches or on the eye. Ginen the WnW price point and primary market it’s amazingly good stuff though; I love their lipsticks, which are very sheer. The Eyeshadows are used by a market without decent brushes or much expertise so perhaps judging the stuff by products from department stores is apples and oranges? The Wet n Wild niche is still very much training wheels for people who are learning or rarely wear make up so perhaps a product requiring building up is what’s appropriate. I like my WnW shadows on that aspect; I’m not good with really dark colors myself.

    Just a thought..

  27. This palette looks gorgeous! I hope I can find one!

  28. Sarah

    Picked this up today just for the heck of it and quite liked it! I’m definitely doing to try the look you posted. I was low on time and just placed the shadows where they told me. I applied the fuchsia wet and didn’t really have much trouble with fallout, and the color payoff was great.