Happy Wednesday, loves!
I hope your weeks are all going well so far. I'm entering back into exam season, but there's only 100 days until graduation so I can't wait!
Today I'm going to be doing a review of the Wet N Wild Comfort Zone Eyeshadow Palette. You can buy this palette for the damn low price of $5.49 from Walgreens! I have to be totally honest and say I mostly bought this palette for the blue-brown shade in the bottom right corner, but I've been pleasantly surprised with the quality of all of the shadows in this palette. These shadows pigmented and blendable and honestly stack up against the quality of high-end shadows, particularly those from the Naked palette. You genuinely cannot beat this for the price. Also, as a word of caution the shadows are impeccably soft. While this makes blending a breeze, if you're a klutz like I am and have a tendency to slip and dig your finger into a shadow (like I just did a minute ago) or drop your palette, they will absolutely break.
There are only two small drawbacks to this palette. The first is that the packaging is definitely cheap. The palette is plastic with tape and labels stuck all over it, and it comes with a cheap brush that I will likely not touch as it's pretty unusable. The second drawback is that all of the shades in this palette are shimmers. If you're okay with using a shimmer shade in your crease then this won't be an issue for you, but I know some people prefer to keep the shimmers on their lids and matte shades in their crease.
The shadows in this palette are labeled as browbone, eyelid, crease, and definer shades which may be useful for people who could use some creative inspiration on these shadows. I'll provide a brief description below of each shade based on the side of the palette they're on and how they're labeled, as none of the shades have unique names.
Left browbone shade: This is a yellow-toned super light shade that truly is perfect for the browbone or for setting your eyelid. If you're darker this shade will be far too light to use as a browbone shade, but it still makes for a gorgeous light-toned shadow.
Left eyelid shade: A gorgeous rose gold shadow packed full of golden shimmer. I think this one is a real winner and must-have for anyone obsessed with rose gold. I believe it would look lovely on all skin tones as well.
Left crease shade: A true caramel shade that does work perfectly in the crease or can be used to deepen up your outer v of your eyelid if you're working with a super light, neutral eyeshadow look. There are also gold flecks in this shade.
Left definer shade: A deep chocolate brown that is EXTREMELY pigmented with one swipe. This shade also contains true gold glitter along with some pretty rose gold flecks accenting it.
Right browbone shade: This is a truly unique shade - it is a light, silvery brown shade with some rose gold and light green glitter in it. I'm not sure that I would use this on my brow bone, but I do really love using it as either a lid shade or to accent my inner corner.
Right eyelid shade: This is the one shade that fell a bit short for me. In the pan it appears as a celery green color with gold flecks. However, on the skin it does lack a bit of pigmentation. I can build up several layers of it to make it work on my lid, but it still does not pack my lid with color. It's possible this shade was just a bad batch in my palette because I've seen other swatches of it that are stunning.
Right crease shade: This is another super interesting shade. It has a deep, forest green/dark, cool-toned brown base and is JAM-PACKED with true gold glitter. This is definitely a glitter bomb and the shiniest color in the palette. For that reason I would never use it in my crease, but it would look incredible on the lid if you want a deep smokey eye.
Right definer shade: This shade is the jackpot of this palette. It is a duochrome, with a burgandy base and bright turquoise glitter. Words cannot do this shade justice. When the light hits the glitter my heart skips a beat. If you've ever seen Mac's blue-brown pigment, this is an exact dupe for that.
These swatches do not capture the true beauty of these shadows as I was losing natural light and had a hard time capturing the glitter shift in each of the shades. As you can see, the left browbone shade blends almost seamlessly into my skin but does pull a bit yellow. The right eyelid shade is not nearly as pigmented as its neighbors. The right crease shade appears a bit patchy in my swatch, but that's simply because those areas were so packed with glitter that the base color barely peeked through. Finally, my camera did not pick up the turquoise shift in the right definer shade at all, but take my word that you need it in your life.
Have you tried any Wet N Wild products? Which ones are your favorites? Leave a comment below so I can check them out!