I’ve been practicing my cut crease and getting more comfortable with the process but my first attempts were pretty horrific. I think my mistake was that I tried following too many tutorials in conjunction. I made a mess that I couldn’t remove with the wipes I had on hand so I ended up using dish soap. I’m not kidding. 😂
I ended up scratching the cut crease idea and went with a traditional smoky eye. If I had continued along that path I might’ve aged myself five years.
As you may know, Wet N Wild revamped their Color Icon line and repackaged their palettes with new intriguing shades, many of which are matte. I reviewed the new Rosé in the Air palette, as you may remember, and fell in love with it, so I have high expectations for the rest of the relaunch.
Though the OG Color Icon shades and palettes (above) were second to no drugstore palettes or brand in my opinion, they were lacking matte shades overall. Let’s see what’s improved shall we? 😏
Above is a comparison of the differences in packaging in the larger palettes and it also shows the additional shades. Below are examples some of the old Wet N Wild Color Icon trios. I remember using the last one for about a million smoky eye looks. I’m assuming they’re quads now in order to add a matte shade to the party.
I used the new Lights Out Palette, below, for this review and tutorial. I’m not really sure why, but these colors showed up as bluish green in person on me and even more so on camera. I think it may have something to do with the concealer I used having yellowy golden undertone…? I’ll try it again with a fairer more neutral concealer.
All of the shades are all very richly pigmented and a dream to blend out, but that’s no surprise coming from Wet n Wild. There was a bit of fallout but it wasn’t a big deal as I simply used a wipe to clean it up. Though these shades appeared bluish green and weren’t totally true to the color in the pan on me, it’s not entirely a loss as this palette is very useful.
The black is slightly shimmery because though it has a matte base, it has silver glitter flecks throughout it. It’s very pretty and perfect to smoke out and intensify the outer corner with any smoky look. You could also use it as liner. I’m getting curious about all the alluring new matte shades in the other revamped quads such as those below.
I began as I mentioned, with a failed cut crease, and had to wipe off a thick layer of Bye Bye Under Eye and eyeshadow off before I began. I decided to use Wet n Wild’s Photo Focus Concealer to prime my eyelids instead, because I found Bye Bye Under Eye incredibly difficult to take off. That might’ve been because I used too much though. I will try it again with less product.
I then used the two transition shades in the Wet N Wild Color Icon Rosé in the Air Palette in the crease. After, I began deepening up the crease with the grey matte transition shade. I dragged it into the whole crease but focused it into the outer corner.
After, I simply pat the light shimmery silver shade on my entire lid and the darker shimmery charcoal shade on the second half of my lid. I then deepened up/smoked out the outer corner with the black shade.
I was impressed with each of these shades. It was very user friendly and I can see beginners, experts, and anyone in between getting tons of use out of these little quads. I’ll say it before but it bears repeating that for the price you can’t lose. For $2.99 you get a pretty awesome bang for your buck. That’s less than a latte. Mind blown.
Thanks for reading! What do you think of the revamp?
Is there anyone who doesn’t love the idea of mermaids? I felt inspired by the glittering golds and greens of their tails and I came up with this look. I also think it’s perfect for any Aquarius as the tones remind me of the water bearer symbol.
As you may have gathered, I’m an Aquarius. This is for all the Aquarius girls and mermaids alike!
I used two Super Shock Shadows by Colourpop, Telepathy, a collab with Kathleen Lights, and Ibiza, and both their Dream St. Palette with Kathleen Lights and their Yes Please Palette. No I’m not sponsored by Colourpop but I should be.
After priming my eyes with concealer I used the matte bone color in the palette Yes Please to set the lids and it’s so perfect for this step. All shades glide on so effortlessly and show up beautifully after doing this.
Also it’ll help your eyeshadow not to crease. Also, the creamy moussey Super Shock shadow formula is so magical it basically doesn’t crease. If you haven’t tried it literally run to Colourpop’s website and get one. They’re $5 and you get $5 off $10 for signing up with your email. Win win.
I used the matte pale pink peachy color, Champs, and the medium caramel brown, Note to Self, in the Yes Please palette in the crease.
I then intensified the outer v with the Glamour Dolls X Lisa Frank Collab eye-shadow in Heartthrob, a matte warm rusty brown.
This shadow is perfect for this and for warming up any look. It’s also a nice bronzer if you use a light hand. I received it in my Ipsy bag a few months back and really hope Glamour Dolls restocks these and more Lisa Frank products soon. I’m in love with this collab as any normal 90s kid should be.
I patted on Telepathy in the inner half of my eye and on the inner corner using my index finger. I did the same with Ibiza on the second half of my eye. I then blended Magical from the Dream St. Palette over the harsh line between the initial transition color and two Super shock shadows. This created a soft transition and gradient I think.
To intensify the outer corner and v of the eye I used Water Bearer and smoked it out. I think it worked perfect.
I then intensified the very outer edge with the matte chocolate brown shade in Yes Please, French Kiss. To create a slight gradient from the gold/chartreuse to the teal color I dabbed a little of Butter Cake in the palette, a pale yellow gold in the very center of the two.
Image found on Pinterest
On the lower lash line I used French Kiss on the very outer part, Heartthrob next, Ibiza in the middle, and Telepathy in the inner half and inner corner.
I used Monsieur Big mascara by Lancome to finish everything off.
The lipstick I used is new from my Ipsy bag and I actually really like it as I lie dusty roses. I’m reviewing the whole bag in a different post as it was quite a good one.