Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette

Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette ($4.99 for 0.19 oz.) consists of five different shades of eyeshadow. It’s new for summer and is part of a limited edition launch from Wet ‘n’ Wild. I bought all of the original Centerstage Photo Op palettes when they released several months ago (and they seem to be all permanent now), and I didn’t have good luck then. Initially, when I swatched Newport Nights, I had more hope, as they were all more pigmented and a lot softer than the ones I had tried previously.

Unfortunately, these are powdery across the board, and during application, these would blend away into oblivion, so it was difficult to pack on the color–even over a primer. The center and bottom right shades performed the best and were visible on the lid, but the other three shades all ran together once applied. The wear without a primer is very, very dismal–faded within four hours (a far cry from “intensely-pigmented shadows” with “crease-resistant color that lasts all day”). With a primer, wear was better, but the application was still troublesome with the colors really needing a tacky, stark white base to perform decently. I’m always bummed when this happens, because Wet ‘n’ Wild’s Color Icon eyeshadow trios and palettes are so much better than these, so I don’t know why these aren’t better.

Newport Nights #1 is a pale, neutral beige with a mostly matte finish. It was slightly powdery, so it did look a bit chalky against my skin tone (on fairer complexions, it should be fine). It had decent color payoff. Since it is a basic shade, there are many similar shades, but here are a few I pulled out: Disney Ali Ababwa is darker. Urban Decay Broken is slightly satiny. theBalm Adagio is very similar. Urban Decay Kinky is lighter. Urban Decay Walk of Shame is similar. Urban Decay Foxy is warmer. MAC Vanilla is slightly satiny. See more comparisons.

Newport Nights #2 is a warm, pinky-peach with a satiny finish–just a little shimmer and sheen. It had good color payoff, but the texture was somewhat powdery. theBalm Third Eye Blinded is warmer. Urban Decay Snatch has glitter. MAC Dynamic Duo 1 #1 is similar. MAC Orb is lighter. Chanel Intuition #1 is warmer. See more comparisons.

Newport Nights #3 is a copper-shimmered, medium brown with warm, yellow-y undertones and a sparkling finish. This had a slightly gritty texture from the loose sparkle that seemed to sit on top of the actual eyeshadow color. Disney Bazaar is darker. Urban Decay beware is less shimmery. theBalm Allegro is less shimmery. Bobbi Brown Tiger’s Eye is more shimmery. NARS Isolde is more coppery. MAC On to Watch is less brown. Burberry Pale Nude #1 is less shimmery, darker. See more comparisons.

Newport Nights #4 is a light-medium pink with a satin shimmer and subtle, cool undertones. The pigmentation was so-so to decent, but it was slightly powdery. MAC Rose is darker. NARS Douce Franceh #2 is also darker. MAC Miss Piggy Pink is cooler-toned. See more comparisons.

Newport Nights #5 is a meidum orange with warm, sunny undertones and a pearly sheen. It was slightly powdery but had good color payoff. MAC Chessa is more shimmery. Illamasqua Vulgar is brighter, darker, less shimmery. Chanel Pearl River #4 is similar, slightly brighter. Chanel Tigerlily is slightly warmer. OCC Mimosa is more shimmery. Burberry Dark Spice #4 is darker, less warm-toned. Inglot #368 is lighter. See more comparisons.

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Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette

Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights #1 Photo Op Eyeshadow

Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights #1 Photo Op Eyeshadow

Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights #2 Photo Op Eyeshadow

Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights #2 Photo Op Eyeshadow

Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights #3 Photo Op Eyeshadow

Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights #3 Photo Op Eyeshadow

Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights #4 Photo Op Eyeshadow

Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights #4 Photo Op Eyeshadow

Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights #5 Photo Op Eyeshadow

Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights #5 Photo Op Eyeshadow

Wet 'n' Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette
Wet ‘n’ Wild Newport Nights Photo Op Eyeshadow Palette

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Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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Thankfully, Wet n Wild isn’t like this normally. This Fergie collection? It’s pretty sucky! I don’t know what formula they decided to use for this, but it’s certainly NOT their regular formula. I have theee WnW palettes from the regular line; they’re pretty awesome! These? NOPE ~ One of the few standouts of this Fergie-mess is the eyeshadow primer, from what I’ve read.

Isn’t it crazy that you have a great formula – one that everyone raves about – and then you do something else…? And since these are new, I thought maybe they would be improved!

As wonderful as the “regular” line is, the packaging is horrid. These, on the other hand, seem to have pretty sturdy packaging, from what I can tell. I guess we can’t have both at this pricepoint, LOL. Seriously, though, back in the day WnW shadows were just awful (although I’ve always been a fan of the lip products), but the packaging was much sturdier than most other DS brands. However, once quality improved, the packaging declined, but the prices stayed pretty much the same, even after some 20 years. I’m beginning to wonder if there is a correlation here.

I have to say, though, while the swatches don’t look so hot, I actually like the way it looks applied. It’s not heavily pigmented, but because these are such soft shades, it seems to work. Unfortunately, the overall combination is a bit too warm for me.

the packaging is horrible, i don’t like it at all. its so bulky in person and non attractive. i do like the trio shadows from wet n wild, color icon?

I will never understand how a company can have such a hit, like the Color Icons eyeshadows, and then make something like this! It really stumps me!

You know when companies send products into production they KNOW the quality is subpar! There is no way WnW tested this palette and thought, “Yep! Just what our customers love; powdery eyeshadows with little to no pigmentation.”

I’m so surprised this is from Wet ‘n’ Wild! The packaging looks much nicer than their normal cheap-looking packaging.

They have some nice neutral-ish shimmer shades!

The color combo is lovely, but the actual swatches are so disappointing! Definitely passing on this palette.

I’ve bought several CI palettes that had a less than stellar shade, but nothing that is as across the board weak as this. I wonder why they seem to want their Fergie line to fail?

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