Unlike many American girls, I didn’t grow up wearing Wet ‘n Wild. For me, it was Maybelline. And though I have worked as a focus group moderator for other affordable brands, I never got a call from Wet ‘n Wild. So I was never drawn to the brand. But this week, a couple of mega-bargains were pointed out to me, and I knew it was time to take the plunge!
I headed to Walgreens specifically on the hunt for “Smoke and Melrose”, one of the four new All Access Beauty Limited Edition Coloricon 5 pan eye shadow palettes from Wet ‘n Wild. I chose one of the biggest Walgreens stores in my area because I wanted to make sure the LEs were in stock. And there they were. Success!
Why was I on a mission, you ask? Because I passed on buying the Urban Decay Naked 3 rose gold palette. Rose gold is one of my favorite shades, and it’s the color jewelry I wear most often. Though I think it looks great on redheads, it looks wonderful on women with other hair colors too.
“Smoke and Melrose” is supposed to be one of the two dupes for UD Naked 3
along with “Melrose at Night”. The shades on S&M were a little deeper than the other 5 pan palette. I decided I didn’t need both palettes, and I think I chose the right one for me.
There are two mattes (plum and mauve), two satins (peach and milk chocolate), and the rose gold is a metallic (the shades weren’t named). Here are the swatches:
And did I mention the price of the 5 pan palette is regularly $3.99…but through Saturday, August 30, all Wet ‘n Wild shadow palettes are $2. TWO DOLLARS! Buy one even if you don’t think you need one. They’ll make great stocking stuffers or Hanukkah gifts in a few months time!
As I mentioned earlier, I’ve never used Wet n Wild before. I found the eye shadows in this palette to be buttery and easy to blend. Amazing for a super-affordable brand! Truth be told, they are a little bit powdery but nothing I couldn’t handle, and for the price, it’s a non-issue.
So if you passed on Naked 3, get to Walgreens where the $2 sale is on for another day or two!
While I was there, I noticed the display for the new Wet ‘n Wild lipsticks and crayons. I noticed that they were Allure Award Winners. They were $1.99 so I had to check them out.
Of course, I bought one of the matte lipsticks.
The shade I finally decided on was Urban Night, a wine red-purple, about the same shade as a Shiraz or Malbec, that got me in an autumn moodl
Although it is not creamy so not a complete cinch to apply, it wasn’t difficult to apply either. The formula is not moisturizing, but it is not at all drying. It’s a bargain, and I like it a lot.
Wet ‘n Wild is what it is. It’s made in China. The size of the palette is 0.21 oz./6 g, and the lipstick is 0.11 oz./3.3 g. I paid $4 total for the two items. So if you want a cheap thrill, go for it with no regrets!
Both the Snow White and Ariel Disney Limited Editions in several different options were at Walgreens too, if you’re still on the lookout for them.
Happy Labor Day Weekend to my friends in the US!
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