1. Wet and Wild Color Icon- Walmart, Kmart, Walgreens and Sears
3. Coastal Scents 78 Piece Makeup Palette <-- best price. I did subscribe and save and got this 78 piece set for $16.11 with free shipping! After the item was shipped, I unsubscribed.
I purchased all three... reviews of NYX and Coastal Scents will follow. :) This post focuses on Wet and Wild Color Icon.
Of the Wet and Wild Color Icon, I purchased 6 trio palettes. They include: I'm Feeling Retro, I Dream of Greenie, Spoiled Brat, Walking on Eggshells, Sweet as Candy, and Don't Steal My Thunder.
I only swiped once in the color and applied. No multiple swipes to increase pigmentation.
I got I'm Feeling Retro, I Dream of Greenie and Spoiled Brat for $1.99 each! The others were $2.97 each. You can only get that price from Kmart. Other places, the trios all run about $3. Don't bother running to Rite Aid, CVS, and Target; they don't carry Color Icon.
So, why is Wet and Wild Color Icon eyeshadows so popular???
Well, the pigmentation is great. I have VERY oily eyelids, and they withstood much longer than anything I've tried before. I used THIS as a primer (not meant as a primer, but amazing as one), a very well known comparable substitute to the infamous Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion, Original (nude dries invisibly) .34 fl oz (10 ml).
It is also EXTREMELY SMOOTH and SUPER blendable! This is very hard to find amongst cheaper eye shadows. Plus the color trios work so well together, takes the brainwork out of eye shadow application! :D
Finally, the W&W Color Icons consist of many MAC dupes for a ridiculously cheaper price. It is well known that many of the Color Icons are very VERY close in quality to expensive MAC eye shadows. They also have a duo-chrome effect which is very hard to find once again in eye shadows.
It is so surprising that Wet and Wild came out with such a well respected makeup product and at an unbelievable price. I remember buying this W&W as a teeny bopper, and the quality was SO bad, but it was all my teeny bopper wallet could handle. :D DEFINITELY better than the other drugstore brand eye shadows I've tried in the past!
My favorite trio was Sweet as Candy. Though it's definitely very natural but oh so sweet and flattering combo!
Here I am with Spoiled Brat:
I don't put a whole lot of eye shadow unless I'm going out at night... so sorry that it's not too visible... and I need to learn how to smile. :P
Lips: Blistex Lip Tone
Eye Inner Corners: L'Oreal HiP Color Chrome eyeliner in Lightning Flash
Eye Shadow: Wet and Wild Color Icon Trio in Spoiled Brat
Eyelashes: Self constructed falsies made from $0.99 for 10 pair eyelashes. See PREVIOUS POST about this.
Rating of Color Icon: (I'm a tough critic)
Pigmentation- 8 out of 10
Duo Chrome Effect- 9 out of 10
Lasting Power- 6.5 out of 10
Blendability- 8 out of 10
Buy again? - YES
And, here is a pic of my outfit that day. I just LOVE flouncy low-waisted mini skirts like THIS one!