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Friday, January 27, 2012

Wet'n'Wild Color Icon 8 pan palette in Comfort Zone (review, swatches & EOTD)

I picked up Wet 'n' Wild's Comfort Zone eyshadow palette a few months ago but sill hadn't featured it in a look so I thought today was the perfect occassion. I bought this palette because I wanted to find out what all the fuss was about Wet 'n' Wild Color Icon palettes and because the selection of shades seemed good.

The palette of 8 shadows is divided into two distinct quads. The left hand column is full of the warmer bronze and pink toned shades while the right hand quad is slightly cooler toned and focuses on greens. As with all Wet 'n' Wild palettes, this one has each shadow marked with the area of the lid the shadow is intended for. Of course you don't need to use the shades in the way they're marked.

Here's the left hand column of shadows swatched:

Here's the right hand column of shadows swatched:

The quality of these shadows is really good and it's easy to forget that they're a drug store product. All of the swatches above are done without primer. The only shade which was disappointing was the darkest shade on the green side of the palette. This shade was not very opaque and the glitter in the shade didn't add any depth as it tended to just fall off.

I think this was a good palette except that all of the shades in this palette had shimmer or a metallic sheen to them and I think throwing in a matt shade would have been a great addition. I also thought that the balance in the palette was a bit off as there wasn't enough distinction between some of the shades. For example, the shades in the first row look different in the palette but when swatched look very similar. This was also the case for the 2 dark shades on each side of the palette.

I have to be honest and say that I don't really reach for this palette that often as I like to use one palette to complete a whole look and I don't find that so easy to do with Comfort Zone. This probably has more to do with my personal application preferences though so I attempted an EOTD using only this palette below. It's Australia Day today so, in the spirit of all things Aussie, I decided to do a green and gold EOTD.

I used the 'eyelid' shade from the green side of the palette on the lid and the 'definer' shade from the green side on the outer corner of my lid and into my creae. I used the 'crease' shade from the green side to darken the crease and a mixture of both 'browbone' shades to highlight the inner corner. I finished up the look by lining the outer 2/3rd's of my top lashline with Milani Liquifeye pencil in gold and then lining the inner third of my bottom lashline with the same pencil.

Here's the full face below (please ignore the crazy eyebrows!):

For the rest of the face I used Becca Luminous Skin Colour in Bamboo, Benefit High Beam illuminator on my cheekbones and Illamasqua Excite blush on my cheeks.  I finished off the look by applying Dior Addict lipstick in Nude on my lips and topped it with Dior Addict Ultra Gloss Reflect in Linen Beige.

I purchased my palette from Crush Cosmetics for $14.95 and I think that it's a great quality palette at a really good price point. I don't think the shades are very original though and are quite easily dupeable so I'd only recommend it if it contains shades you don't already own.

What do you think of the palette? Have you tried any of the Wet 'n' Wild eyeshadows yet?


  1. Gorgeous! I love the gold accent. I really like the palette as a thing to look at, but I don't really reach for it. I love it, but I keep forgetting! I need to pick it up after seeing your post :)

  2. You did a great job! Really beautiful eye make-up

  3. Beautiful look! I have this palette as well but I'm the same as you and don't really use it to create a whole look, I tend to just use one or two colours from it. I tend to reach for the beige highlight colour a lot in this as it's a really good highlight for my skintone.

  4. Gorgeous! I need to get my hands on these palettes! I have tried a trio one before and I was very pleased by it.
    Take care!