The 8-pan Color Icon shadows from Wet ‘n’ Wild are definitely cult classics in the beauty world, so when they put out a limited edition palette, there’s usually a frenzy for these puppies! This spring, Wet ‘n’ Wild released two new palettes in the Spring Forward collection. While I had heard these were spotted in several areas, I figured my neck of the woods wouldn’t have them for quite some time. Imagine my surprise when I found these at Meijer, already on display before the drugstores got them! Check out some swatches from a Naked-type palette: Nude Awakening!
Nude Awakening could certainly fall into the “Naked palette dupe” category. Most of the shades are quite warm and shimmery, but the Crease shade on the left side is a matte brown, and the browbone shade on the same side is also matte. While these are pigmented, the shadows feel drier than the 8-pan palettes in the regular line, and don’t seem as pigmented. That said, I don’t necessarily find this to be a bad thing, because there is less fallout with this palette. That doesn’t mean they aren’t pigmented of course; just slightly less so than the permanent collection. The least pigmented shade is the eyelid shade on the left side. The most pigmented shade is the definer shade on the right side (shimmery black).
Now for swatches! The deep blue/gray shade on the right side of the palette, the crease shade, reminds me of Urban Decay’s Gunmetal, although I haven’t compared the two yet! For just under $5 (I paid $4.79), you can’t lose with Wet ‘n’ Wild’s palettes. I think this would also be a good gift for someone. Since it’s neutral, the risk of the person not liking the shades is pretty low. Another reason I like the Wet ‘n’ Wild palettes is for travel. They’re small, and if you don’t want to lose a higher end palette, not much is lost should your traincase get misplaced.
Stay tuned for another giveaway with this product too!