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 pink palette “Baking a Cake.”
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.
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 are probably the bright pink and pale purple colors.
The difference in finish and vibrancy is almost non-existent when these shadows are applied wet.
Despite what you may think just looking at the palette, this is a set of neutral colors with 2 bright colors–the pink and purple. It’s a good palette for everyday use because 4/6 eye shadows are neutral, but will also allow you to add a pop of color. 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 black eye pencil is mediocre. It’s not a very strong black color and has silver shimmers in it. It isn’t very soft and glides on alright.
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.
You get 6 solid-quality baked shadows for $5–quite a steal.