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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Some eye looks using the new Wet n Wild Coloricon 8-pan palettes

I finally had a day to myself to really play around with all three of the new Wet n Wild Coloricon 8-pan palettes and I've chosen my favorite looks so far to share with you. For each look, I ask that you refer to the palette's corresponding numbers (see below) to see what shades I used.

For ALL of these looks, I used NO primer. I thought that was important to do, because I really want to show you what these shadows are capable of without the help of another product. Plus, we all use different primers, so I didn't want the primer to interfere with your perception of each shade and how they work together. I also only used new 2011 Wet n Wild products, with the exception of my brow pencil, concealer and foundation.

For new readers: I am not a makeup artist, nor have I ever claimed to be. I am an ordinary gal, so imperfections in my makeup application are to be expected. And trust me, I know they're there. I'm just a regular person trying my best to give you a better look at these shades, so please keep that in mind!

Up first, a look using the Comfort Zone palette:


For this look I used:
Shade #6 (see below) -- lids and crease
Shade #7 -- crease
Shade #8 (MAC Club dupe) -- outer "v"
Shade #1 -- brow bone and blended down into crease area
Shade #1 -- inner corners of eyes
Also used:
Wet n Wild Megalength Waterproof Mascara -- upper and lower lashes (two coats)

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette

Many of you know that green shades are in my comfort zone (no pun intended!). I own more green shadows than I care to admit, and it takes a really special green to get my attention these days, just because it seems like I've seen it all when it comes to green and eyeshadow. But I'm telling you, shade #6 is a real stunner in person. If you like green shadows, I think this one will impress you.

I also did a softer, daytime look using the Comfort Zone palette:


For this look I used:
Shade #2 -- lids and crease
Shade #8 -- outer "v" and blended up and into crease
Shade #1 -- browbone and blended downward
Also used:
Wet n Wild Megalength Waterproof Mascara -- upper and lower lashes (two coats)

And because I just could NOT capture the green flash in shade #8 (the MAC Club dupe) in pictures, I tried every possible form of lighting in my home and even crawled into my bathtub in the afternoon (there's a window in there) and I FINALLY captured a tiny bit of the green in a pic:

Can you kind of see the green running down the middle of my eye in the pic above?

The green flash in this shade is 1,000 times prettier in person and much more apparent in real life. Honestly, you've really got to see it in person to appreciate it.
Up next, a look using the Petal Pusher palette:


For this look I used:
Shade #6 (see below) -- lids
Shade #3 -- crease
Shade #7 -- outer "v"
Shade #2 -- browbone and blended downward
Shade #2 -- inner corners
Also used:
Wet n Wild Megalength Waterproof Mascara -- upper and lower lashes (two coats)

Wet n Wild Petal Pusher palette

I want to point out that shade #6 (the muted plum with bronze shimmer), which I'm still convinced is a dupe of either MAC Sable or Twinks, is the kind of shade that would really come alive with the help of a primer. Without primer, the shimmer seems to fade and the plum base is more predominant the more you blend. But WITH primer (or foiled) I think the bronze shimmer would REALLY come out and add more dimension to this color. I swear to you, shades 2 and 6 are worth the price of the entire palette, as far as I'm concerned. Shade #2 is so creamy and satiny, and the subtle gold sheen makes it a lavender that you NEED if you're a lavender person.

I always say that I'm not a purple eyeshadow gal (I have a lot of trouble finding purples that don't make me look super yellow or sickly) but Petal Pusher has made me feel reborn when it comes to purples. And the new Coloricon pencil in Amethyst goes SO well with shade #6 in this palette--if you get Petal Pusher, I highly recommend getting the Amethyst liner to go with it.

And finally, we have a look using the Blue Had Me At Hello palette:


For this look I used:
Shade #6 (see below) -- lids
Shade #7 -- crease
Shade #8 -- outer "v"
Shade #5 -- browbone and blended downward
Shade #5 -- inner corners
Also used:
Wet n Wild Megalength Waterproof Mascara -- upper and lower lashes (two coats)

Wet n Wild Blue Had Me At Hello palette

OK, I'm now convinced that the shade in the #6 position in ALL THREE of these palettes is the best shade in each palette! That teal is just...you've got to see it in person. That's all I'm going to say. And the Coloricon Turquoise liner with the silver sparkle? Well, if you get Blue Had Me At Hello and you plan to use shade #6, you would probably be very happy if you picked up the Turquoise liner to go with it (if you don't own it already). It's a perfect match.

I also want to mention that I am VERY impressed with the Megalength Waterproof Mascara that I used for all four of these looks. I thought it might not be a love-match for me because the brush is so narrow, and I prefer volumizing mascaras. But I really enjoy the definition and length this gives my lashes, and the narrow brush makes it so easy to apply to every single lash. I also find that his mascara doesn't flake, run or smudge one bit for me throughout the day. I did have to use makeup remover to remove it (of course, it's waterproof) but even through a small cry (my boyfriend's currently in Australia and I miss him so!) this mascara didn't budge.

I hope this post helps those of you who were wanting a closer look at the 8-pans! Hopefully you have a better idea as to what some of these shades really look like, and how they can work together. For a detailed look at each 8-pan, with swatches, please click here.

Which palette are you the most excited to see and/or buy? I'd love to hear from you!
Disclosure: The above image is published by request from Wet n Wild. NouveauCheap.blogspot.com has not received any form of compensation, monetary or otherwise, for writing this post or for accepting the title of "Wet n Wild Beauty Ambassador". NouveauCheap.blogspot.com has received editorial samples from Wet n Wild for this review. All reviews on NouveauCheap.blogspot.com are the honest opinion of its author and editorial samples do not, in any way, affect the outcome of product reviews.
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36 comments

  1. All great looks!
    I especially love the Petal Pusher look. The eyeliner makes the entire look more special than using a regular brown/black liner.

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  2. hehe I just can not fall asleep.. so I came here hoping something new would be uploaded. and here it is!(;

    anywoos.. I was wondering how the first three shades of Comfort Zone compares to the "Walking on Eggshells" trio by Wet n Wild.

    thanks! ;D

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  3. Love the placement & wow, the pigmentation! :O) Thanks so much for sharing. Looking fwd to investing in these palettes! WnW really stepped up their game!

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  4. I like all of the looks....especially from the Petal Pusher and Blue Had me at Hello.

    I am glad Wet and Wild is making changes to their formulas and keeping on top of what's current.

    Now if only they would send more products to Canada (specifically Toronto)!

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  5. You might not be a pro make-up artist but I'm so envious of how well you apply your eyeshadow!!! Perhaps you need to do a tutorial series for gals like me :).

    And a serious question...are you ever leery of cosmetics made in China? With all the scandals about contaminants in a variety of items out of China, I'm rather "no!" about Chinese-made cosmetics.

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  6. I love your Blue Had Me At Hello look! Makes me want these palettes even more.

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  7. Wow! They are all really pretty and flattering. Maybe there will be some makeup tutorials in your future?!

    Thanks!

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  8. I love the turquoise look the best, of course, but they're all pretty! You're so lucky you can get away with no primer! With my oily lids they'd be gone in half an hour.

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  9. Great looks! And now I want to try that mascara.

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  10. Awesome job on these looks! I am SO super excited to get my hands on these babies!!! And, gasp! A WnW mascara that is actually good?! I've always heard people saying how their mascaras suck. Can't wait to try that now too!

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  11. Beautiful! These pallets are gorgeous - I can't wait to try these out...first, I've gotta find them! :)

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  12. I love all three looks! I can't wait to get these palettes. Has anyone found them at Walgreens yet?

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  13. I'm waiting patiently for these palettes. But good news is.. it's January 15 and it should be coming out soon... hopefully! I've been stopping by my local Walgreens every single day and no exaggeration there. LOL.

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  14. Comfort Zone and Petal Pusher, you did a great job with all of them!

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  15. Blew Had Me at Hello is blowing me away! Haha! You do great work G.! I have a ball to go to soon and would love to be able to create an eye look as well as you!

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  16. all of your eye looks are so beautiful! i can't wait until i can pick these puppies up at walgreens (when I can find them, of course!)

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  17. Pretty looks! These new wet n' wild products look really nice.

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  18. I wanted to know, are any of the eyeshadows in the 8 pans matches for the eyeshadows in the trios? I'm rather fond of the taupe in Silent Trio but I haven't been able to find a second one!

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  19. My favorite eye look is the purples. I can't wait until these start showing up at Walgreens or Walmart!

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  20. Girl, you look like you need to go out dancing with that Blue Had Me At Hello look. You're making me so impatient to find these things!

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  21. Oh wow, now I really want Comfort Zone. AHHHHH!!!

    All of them are LOVELY looks!

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  22. I love all of these looks! I cant wait until I see these at my local stores :-) No luck yet. I also hope you do an eyeshadow tutorial on how you achieve your eye looks. They are always gorgeous and I love them.

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  23. Love the looks! Especially Petal Pusher - I think that'd be a great eye look for my upcoming wedding. Definitely going to pick up that palette...if Wags on University EVER gets them! I was back there this morning...still nothing!

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  24. I'm excited to get these because I CAN get the entire collection and not go broke! I love your looks. Work it!!!

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  25. hi there!! i am wondering if you know when the wet n wild pallettes will be here! i am pretty excited. also, your makeup looks are really good. would you mind doing a video tutorial!

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  26. Wow, ladies, thank you all so VERY much for all the kind words about my eye looks! I am completely blown away by how kind you are all!! I know they're not perfect, but I hope they give you an idea how these shades can actually work together and look on the eye. :)

    Mai: I mentioned this in a previous post but I'd be happy to answer it again. No, the colors in the existing WnW trios are not the same as any shades that are in these 8-pans. Some may be a bit similar, but the intensity and pigmentation are different because these are all new formulas. Hope that helps!

    Hermione: My personal opinion about products made in China is this: if the products are from a trusted brand that I've been using for years and years (such as Wet n Wild, and also elf) I have absolutely no problem with it. For me, it only becomes dicey if it's a lesser-known brand I've never heard of before, especially if they have no web presence. Those are the types of brands that make me run in the opposite direction most of the time. Hope that helps!

    Lilybeans: You are too, too kind! But no, I don't see any makeup tutorials in my future. I'm sooo not skilled enough for that! :(

    Mercedes: Thank you! Please refer to my Frequently Asked Questions post for release details:

    http://nouveaucheap.blogspot.com/2011/01/very-important-wet-n-wild-info-please.html

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  27. Thanks so much for your had work on this post! Well, Comfort Zone, it is... I missed out on the NE LE palette and really want that duochromey MAC dupe. :) Thanks again!

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  28. OMG this is such an awesome post G. I love all the looks you did using the Wet n Wild palettes! I think Petal Pusher Palette is my favorite!

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  29. These are beautiful. Now I need to get these palettes!

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  30. I love purples so I'm totally looking forward to that and secon is the comfort zone. I think the last one would be a fun one. I can't say I'd use #6 in that paletle-seems a bit bold to me but I'll see I like many of the other colors. Thanks so much for putting the looks up and the ability to zoom is fab!! I'm new to ur blog and love it-so helpful!

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  31. What gorgeous eyes from a self-proclaimed amateur! I too echo the sentiments that these looks are great. Been checking Wags & Wally World for these and none yet (in upstate NY).

    A quick question...what brushes do you use when you apply your make up? I am in the market for some new ones and think that would allow me to create looks similar to the great ones you've posted here.

    PS - Hope you're feeling better!

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  33. Finally found these mixed in with the regular line at Walgreens today :) Picked up the last one each in all three!!

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  34. After a month of searching, I finally found Blue Had Me At Hello. I found it in another state the day that we moved to Germany (military). I'm glad that I found it at the last minute, since the base exchange does not carry WNW products.

    The shadows are so beautiful and richly pigmented. I would have never known about the new products if it wasn't for your blog.

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  35. I love the Comfort Zone palette! So rich and buttery and super pigmented!!! I do not own MAC Club but I do have Too Faced Label Whore and I honestly cannot tell the difference between that and Shade #8 in the Comfort Zone palette!!! Do you happen to know if Shade #7 is a dupe (or at least similar) to Urban Decay's Cobra eyeshadow? Cobra was featured in the BoS Vol. IV palette and in another 6-pan palette as well.

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