Fall, my favorite season, is just around the corner and one of my favorite drugstore makeup brands, Wet N Wild, has released a new Limited Edition Collection, Autumn Lush. I have the Color Icon Eyeshadow Trios to review with you today.
These smokey, rich shades are absolutely perfect for the upcoming Fall season.
Plaid To The Bone ($2.99) consists of a shimmery bronze-brown (browbone), a matte navy-teal blue (crease), and a duochrome blue-brown (eyelid).
Both the browbone and eyelid shade are creamy with great pigmentation with both the finger and brush swatches. The eyelid shade is just gorgeous with its duochrome, and is a dupe for the more expensive MAC Club pigment! The matte crease shade unfortunately, swatches poorly both in the finger and brush swatches. It is dry, poorly pigmented and applies streaky. On the eyelid, it needs to be built up, and you’ll note that with the brush swatch it really looses that intense/deep blue that looks so pretty in the pan.
Velour Vixen ($2.99) consists of a creamy mate vanilla (browbone), a matte cranberry (crease), and a burgundy/black with violet glitter (eyelid).
The browbone shade is soft, but powdery, with a lot of fallout and applies better in the finger swatch than with a brush. I love, love, love the cranberry crease shade, but unfortunately, just like the crease shade in Plaid To The Bone, it is underwhelming. It is dry and swatches poorly and doesn’t retain the intensity of the color it has in the pan. It needs to be built up quite a bit. The eyelid shade looses its intensity as well because it too is dry and applies patchy, needing build up. The glitter is more of an over-spray, so it’s not as glittery on the swatch as it looks in pan.
Overall, The Plaid To The Bone eye palette performs much better than Velour Vixen, and so I would recommend that one over the other. However, with an eye primer and a little extra effort you can make Velour Vixen work.
The whole set, however, along with the MegaGlo Highlighters in Precious Petals and Crown of my Canopy is available from the Wet N Wild website for $28.99 while supplies last.