Wet ‘n’ Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad Review, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette + Silent Treatment Quads | Look Details
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette + Silent Treatment Quads | Look Details
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad

Petalette

Wet ‘n’ Wild Petalette Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad ($2.99 for 0.16 oz.) is nice in theory, and I think the color combination comes together nicely without having to incorporate other shades, but the performance of two of the shades were weak. This wouldn’t be a product I’d use without a primer and only recommend to someone who preferred medium to semi-opaque coverage. I felt that the Wet ‘n’ Wild formula was still a weaker formula when used with primer (and I tried several) and regularly faded faster than a slew of other eyeshadow formulations on the market.


01/02

Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #1 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #1 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #1 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #1 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #1 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #1 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Petalette #1

Petalette #1 is a light-medium mauve with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, lightly powdery texture that made it prone to sheering out (and subsequently, primer was vital to get decent performance out of this shade). It wore well for six and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to be "powerfully pigmented" with a "butter-soft" texture that "glides on like a dream." The majority of the eyeshadows are on the drier side, sometimes feeling loosely pressed and other times more chalk-like and truly dry to the point where a primer became a must for getting good adhesion and wear out of the formula. Most of the matte shades were quite pigmented, and I found they actually applied better to bare skin than some of the shimmers, which often appeared faded and muted in practice compared to how they appeared in the pan. The pigmentation varied from decent to mostly opaque depending on the shade, and the wear was typically between five and seven hours on me.

I did not keep most of the previously-released trios and palettes from the brand as mine, but when I compared 2018's formula to the prior one (and mine are likely five or more years old), the previous formula was far better for their shimmers--slightly more slip, creamier in feel, and typically more pigmented and true-to-color on the lid. I think the mattes, overall, are improved as they are more blendable and pigmented on the lid.

Browse all of our Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethyl Macadamiate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon-12, Magnesium Myristate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polybutene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, o-Cymen-5-ol, Water/Eau, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Mica, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Ultramarines/CI 77007].

01/02

Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #2 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #2 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #2 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #2 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #2 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #2 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Petalette #2

Petalette #2 is a soft, warm white with a shimmery finish. It had sheer coverage, which did not build up or improve over primer; it was semi-opaque if I used a dampened brush with the eyeshadow and applied it over primer. The texture was slightly firmer in the pan, so it wasn’t dusty, but it just didn’t have much payoff without a lot of help. This shade stayed on well for six and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to be "powerfully pigmented" with a "butter-soft" texture that "glides on like a dream." The majority of the eyeshadows are on the drier side, sometimes feeling loosely pressed and other times more chalk-like and truly dry to the point where a primer became a must for getting good adhesion and wear out of the formula. Most of the matte shades were quite pigmented, and I found they actually applied better to bare skin than some of the shimmers, which often appeared faded and muted in practice compared to how they appeared in the pan. The pigmentation varied from decent to mostly opaque depending on the shade, and the wear was typically between five and seven hours on me.

I did not keep most of the previously-released trios and palettes from the brand as mine, but when I compared 2018's formula to the prior one (and mine are likely five or more years old), the previous formula was far better for their shimmers--slightly more slip, creamier in feel, and typically more pigmented and true-to-color on the lid. I think the mattes, overall, are improved as they are more blendable and pigmented on the lid.

Browse all of our Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethyl Macadamiate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon-12, Magnesium Myristate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polybutene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, o-Cymen-5-ol, Water/Eau, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Mica, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Ultramarines/CI 77007].

01/02

Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #3 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #3 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #3 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #3 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #3 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #3 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Petalette #3

Petalette #3 is a medium-dark plum with subtle, warm undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage that was buildable to opaque coverage with a second layer. The consistency was soft without being too powdery nor did it feel stiff in the pan. It blended out without too much effort and lasted for seven hours.

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to be "powerfully pigmented" with a "butter-soft" texture that "glides on like a dream." The majority of the eyeshadows are on the drier side, sometimes feeling loosely pressed and other times more chalk-like and truly dry to the point where a primer became a must for getting good adhesion and wear out of the formula. Most of the matte shades were quite pigmented, and I found they actually applied better to bare skin than some of the shimmers, which often appeared faded and muted in practice compared to how they appeared in the pan. The pigmentation varied from decent to mostly opaque depending on the shade, and the wear was typically between five and seven hours on me.

I did not keep most of the previously-released trios and palettes from the brand as mine, but when I compared 2018's formula to the prior one (and mine are likely five or more years old), the previous formula was far better for their shimmers--slightly more slip, creamier in feel, and typically more pigmented and true-to-color on the lid. I think the mattes, overall, are improved as they are more blendable and pigmented on the lid.

Browse all of our Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethyl Macadamiate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon-12, Magnesium Myristate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polybutene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, o-Cymen-5-ol, Water/Eau, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Mica, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Ultramarines/CI 77007].

01/02

Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #4 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #4 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #4 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #4 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #4 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Petalette #4 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Petalette #4

Petalette #4 is a bright, light pink with subtle, cool undertones and a frosted sheen. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being too dusty or too firmly pressed in the pan, which yielded opaque pigmentation that adhered well to the lid and blended out nicely. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

Formula Overview

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The formula is supposed to be "powerfully pigmented" with a "butter-soft" texture that "glides on like a dream." The majority of the eyeshadows are on the drier side, sometimes feeling loosely pressed and other times more chalk-like and truly dry to the point where a primer became a must for getting good adhesion and wear out of the formula. Most of the matte shades were quite pigmented, and I found they actually applied better to bare skin than some of the shimmers, which often appeared faded and muted in practice compared to how they appeared in the pan. The pigmentation varied from decent to mostly opaque depending on the shade, and the wear was typically between five and seven hours on me.

I did not keep most of the previously-released trios and palettes from the brand as mine, but when I compared 2018's formula to the prior one (and mine are likely five or more years old), the previous formula was far better for their shimmers--slightly more slip, creamier in feel, and typically more pigmented and true-to-color on the lid. I think the mattes, overall, are improved as they are more blendable and pigmented on the lid.

Browse all of our Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018) swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethyl Macadamiate, Boron Nitride, Dimethicone, Silica, Nylon-12, Magnesium Myristate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Polybutene, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, o-Cymen-5-ol, Water/Eau, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Aluminum Hydroxide, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Mica, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Ultramarines/CI 77007].

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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

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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What a sad shame! This one could’ve been the perfect mauvey plummy-brunette quad if only WnW had stuck with the wonderful formula they were using up until now. Between them and MUFE changing up their respective winning formulas, I’m just deeply disappointed in both brands right now.

*I’m sorry, but my auto-correct is acting up like MAD today! That was supposed to read “plummy”, NOT ” plummy-brunette”! 🙁

Nancy T – I couldn’t agree more about the changes in formula that aren’t for the better (both WnW and MUFE). You’ve got to wonder why companies “shoot themselves in the foot” this way.

I’m pretty unhappy with this as I was hoping to buy this as a gift for someone. I think I’ll put together some singles in a magnetic palette or find another quad with similar colors instead.

Even though theses are not all performing great, I am so happy you are reviewing them. At least in Canada we can not test drugstore makeup, No matter the cost I hate wasting my money on sub par makeup. So thanks for yet again taking one for the team.

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