That’s the way I feel about the revamp of Wet n’ Wild Cosmetics. When the eyeshadows - singles and palettes alike - were redone, I could not believe how awesome they were. Mind you, I owned all of the original eyeshadow palettes (remember Sand Castle and Paradise Cove?!), but gah - the new shadows are really great for the price. Either here or on my personal blog I need to do reviews of the Greed and Lust palettes.
Anyway, Wet n’ Wild released Holiday-themed versions of their eyeshadow palettes, and they - but especially the Night Elf palette - have taken the blogging community by a veritable storm. There are four of these Holiday palettes: Golden Goddess, Sugar Plum Fairy, Snow Sprite, and the aforementioned Night Elf. Each has a different color theme, and each comes with an eyeliner pencil (which I should find and test out, haha!). Night Elf is the palette that just won my heart (and everyone else’s heart too). How could it not? LOOK AT IT, EVERYONE!
Luckily, my darling Amy over at The Beauty Chick managed to snag me one, since I have yet to see these palettes in Manhattan.
Let’s discuss the colors, shall we? There’s a freakin’ red. A RED. Who the hell ever, EVER does red in a drugstore makeup palette?!? Oh, and it’s an incredible red, glazed over with a faint strawberry shimmer. Just look at the MAC Club dupe - a perfect blue-red-brown duochrome. And for the sweet love of everything holy, the golden taupe that’s in there is just resplendent. Finally, I cannot leave out the other three colors: a pretty shimmery ivory, a bright and happy silver, and a very pigmented black with rainbow glitter that actually sticks to the lid when applied.
In order to show how pigmented and perfect these puppies are (alliteration, how I adore thee), I did my swatches sin primer. Impressive, no? Yeah, those are the swatches of a $4.99USD eyeshadow palette. What a bargain!
Clearly, I recommend this palette if these are colors that appeal to you. I realize that not everyone can pull off reds, and that I’m a odd bunny for loving reds on my eyes, but whatever - look, it costs $5 and experimenting is always fun. Why not go for it? If anything, the other three palettes are (from what I can tell) much more wearable. Pick one up and give it a shot!