Review & Swatches: Wet n Wild Color Icon “Bake-Off Contest!” (Blues) Eye Shadow Palette

Color Icon “Bake-Off Contest!” (Blues) Eye Shadow Palette

Limited Edition
Availability: Walgreens
Price: $4.99

Wet n Wild has created 3 new, limited-edition baked eye shadow palettes to the Color Icon line for the holiday 2011 season. Each palette contains 6 eye shadows and a mini eye pencil. This review is for the blue palette “Bake-Off Contest!”.

You can read the review for the brown palette “Baked, Not Fried” here. Stay tuned for a review on the pink palette!

Packaging: 8.75/10

This palette comes in a plastic compact with a clear, slide-off top. I wish the top would snap together somehow with the palette to make it more secure.

Quality: 9/10

These are baked shadows that can be used wet or dry. Applied dry, they each go on with good pigmentation and smooth finishes. The least impressive of the 6 is the white color.

Strangely, when applied wet, the 2 medium-blue colors colors actually dilute a little (swathed 3rd and 5th, below). The color and shine intensifies almost imperceptibly for the rest of the colors.

The palette contains both light and dark colors, which makes this a good palette to use for a full eye look. The only negative is that all the colors have frosty finishes, so you don’t have a choice of matte colors to balance out the shimmer.

The silver eye pencil applies alright. It isn’t very soft, but glides on well enough.

Ease of Use: 9.5/10

These shadows aren’t as soft as the shadows in the 8-pan Color Icon palettes. But, they can be used both wet and dry and also have less fallout.

Price: 10/10

You get 6 solid-quality baked shadows for $5–quite a steal.

Final Grade


Color Icon “Bake-Off Contest!” (Blues) Eye Shadow Palette

Color Icon “Bake-Off Contest!” (Blues) Eye Shadow Palette

Swatches – Dry

Swatches – Wet

Eye Pencil

Eye Pencil

Eye Pencil Swatch

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4 Responses to Review & Swatches: Wet n Wild Color Icon “Bake-Off Contest!” (Blues) Eye Shadow Palette

  1. Marta says:

    This palette is so pretty. Love the colours..

  2. For me, I like this set. Perfect for winter-y themes this coming December. I’m not bothered with it being vibrant when dry, as long as its affordable & wearable then GO! 🙂

  3. Lisa B. says:

    I agree with Zayra–probably not the best colors for me, but the quality! I wonder why it is that MAC can’t get this right, but now both Lorac and WnW have figured out how to do Baked eyeshadows that look great DRY?

  4. Zayra says:

    Wow, the colors actually look better dry than foiled D: But i don’t like this palette… too silvery for me.

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