Today I'd like to show you the new shades of Wet n Wild Coloricon eyeshadows singles for 2012. Some of these are called "Shimmer Singles" and can currently be found in displays like this, while the others are just called "Eyeshadow Singles".
These should already be in your area (wherever Wet n Wild is sold) but if you haven't spotted them yet, hopefully they'll show up soon! The retail price is $1.99 each (0.06 oz) and, as always, Wet n Wild does not test on animals.
All of the following photos were taken in natural light, and then with flash.
(For some reason, the glitter in Trashed looks violet blue in the pic taken in natural light. To the naked eye, the glitter is silver--like you see below.)
Before I show you the other four shades, I thought I'd show you swatches of the above four shades and talk about these for a minute:
All of these shadows were swatches on bare skin, without primer.
Trashed and Panther are pretty much identical aside from the fact that Trashed contains silver glitter and Panther is matte. Unplugged is a satin white with sparse silver glitter that tends to become a little more sparse after the shade is blended. Platium is a shimmery gray that's loaded with silver glitter.
Of all four shades, I'd say that Unplugged was the easiest to work with--it's quite smooth and buttery, especially for a white (they can get chalky). Trashed has a bit of a drier consistency, while Panther is less dry than Trashed. Platinum is a gorgeous gray (gray eyeshadows are some of my favorites) but I was disappointed with the color payoff after blending. I would definitely recommend a good primer before applying this one because it's on the sheer side.
(The photo above, taken in natural light, is MUCH more color-accurate than the photo below, taken with flash).
Again, all of my swatches were taken on bare skin without primer:
Sellout is a dark pink satin with silver glitter that appears lighter on the skin (without primer) than what you see in the pan. Glamrock is a lavender-purple satin (borderline matte) with silver glitter. The color payoff and texture of Glamrock are better than the old core collection purple, Kitten, but it's still a bit sheer without primer. Stagedive is a vivid, matte blue with silver glitter and is by far the most pigmented of the four. One thing though--it looks cooler in the pan (almost a "blurple") but on the skin it becomes a touch warmer. Golddigger is a shimmery gold with silver glitter. It's a little bit powdery, but I've been using this a lot lately and I find it much better than the other glittery gold I own (NARS Silent Night). The NARS shadow is extremely crumbly with tons of fallout, so even though Golddigger is bit powdery, it's much easier to work with than the NARS.
If you're thinking about buying any of these new shades, you should really be a sparkle lover or else you might want to skip them. With the exception of Panther, they all contain lots of silver glitter, and although you do lose some of that after blending, it doesn't go away completely. The most pigmented shades for me are the two black shades, Trashed and Panther, as well as the deep blue, Stagedive. The others will probably require a good primer beforehand, which of course helps greatly with pigmentation. If you were disappointed with NARS Silent Night because of the fallout and crumbly consistency, you might be pleasantly surprised by Golddigger.
Have you purchased any of these new singles from Wet n Wild? I'd love to hear your thoughts!
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