This is a review for Wet n Wild’s Color Icon “Blue Had Me At Hello” eye shadow palette. This palette is available for $4.99 at drugstores and WalMart.
Eight dynamic, perfectly color-coordinated shades with high pigment and pearl for ultra-impact color. Shades can be used together or individually to create an endless variety of looks.
This palette comes in a plastic compact with a clear, flip-up top that snaps shut. The palette is lightweight and good for traveling with.
These shadows are, overall, soft, well-pigmented, and apply smoothly. The only exceptions are the two black colors in the palette. They are (only) slightly less smooth than the other colors. The shimmers in the black color on the right aren’t very prominent, and I wish they showed up more.
I really am amazed at how soft to the touch these shadows are. They are intensely colored and great to apply. These shadows are great individually but also put together. Wet n Wild has done a good job pairing these colors in a usable manner.
The biggest negative about this palette has nothing to do with the shadows themselves. The double-ended brush that comes with this palette has a sponge applicator on one end and a slanted brush on the other. The sponge applicator is like most others, but the brush is very low quality and I can’t see it being used for any type of application effectively.
Ease of Use: 9.75/10
These shadows, overall, go on smoothly and evenly. The only slight exceptions are the black colors. But even then, they apply with almost no trouble.
You cannot get a better deal than this. You get 8 shadows for $5–less than $1 for each color! You are absolutely getting more than you pay for.
These colors are A+ quality, and if it weren’t for the low-quality brush, that’s the grade this palette would have gotten.
Try if: you always buy high-end products and want to venture into drugstore brands
Buy if: you’re on a budget and want great blue eye shadows