Wet ‘N’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in ‘The Naked Truth’ – Review, Photos & Swatches

Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in 'The Naked Truth' - Review, Photos & Swatches

Before I started becoming overly obsessed with makeup, (especially mid-range to high-end) one of the first foreign drugstore product that I’ve ever tried was Wet N Wild. Ever since then, I became obsessed with the quality of their makeup. Their lipsticks, blush, bronzers, highlighters and eyeshadow palettes/trios are a sure hit and I definitely recommend it. They may not be as cheap as they are in the United States but their quality exceeds most drugstore products I have encountered so far. That’s why when I learned that they came up with the new 5-pan palettes I know I had to get one.

Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in 'The Naked Truth' - Review, Photos & Swatches

Product Claims/Details according to WNW Beauty:
Five amazing shades in one convenient package for an unbeatable price! Each eyeshadow palette features five distinct shades that can be mixed and matched to create a unique look for every style. From matte to ultra-shimmer, these long-lasting, highly pigmented formulas are satiny-smooth for crease resistant wear. Enriched with Macadamia Oil, each shadow provides continuous moisture that improves the appearance of the delicate eye area.


PACKAGING

Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in 'The Naked Truth' - Review, Photos & Swatches

The concept of this palette is pretty similar to their eyeshadow collection, (ex: Comfort Zone, Petal Pusher) only this one has 5 shades instead of 4 (per look and per column) and it also has a different layout compared to their previous palettes. With this palette, aside from the Browbone, Eyelid, Crease and Definer shades, it also comes with a Base shade which is very identical to their shade ‘Brulee’ if I’m not mistaken. But aside from all those that were mentioned, the palette is pretty straightforward, it comes with a clear top, a slot for the two eyeshadow brushes (sponge tip & slanted brush) which you can actually use, then at the back are the details about the palette.


SHADES & PIGMENTATION

Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in 'The Naked Truth' - Review, Photos & Swatches

I assume they called this one ‘The Naked Truth’ because of the shades. This palette is a combination of warm, neutral shades with yellow-undertoned highlighters. Pretty much like the other Wet ‘N’ Wild palettes, these shades are also pigmented and they have a rich color pay off. But for some reason, they’re not as great as the original Color Icon palettes. Still, you wont be disappointed with this palette in terms of those aspects because like always, Wet ‘N’ Wild delivers.


FORMULATION & TEXTURE

Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in 'The Naked Truth' - Review, Photos & Swatches

These shadows are soft and creamy to the touch. I think my main issue with this palette is that, compared to the other Wet ‘N’ Wild palettes that I have tried, this one is a bit more powdery and it also has a ton of fall outs. Something I’m actually not used to in their shadows. I recommend doing the dip and tap motion whenever you use this palette to prevent major fall outs. I guess their formula changed a bit with this one. I’m not sure.


PERFORMANCE & LONGEVITY

Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in 'The Naked Truth' - Review, Photos & Swatches

What I like though about this palette is that despite it’s formula, I never had any problems applying and blending each of the shades. At first, I was quite hesitant because I’m not really used to having darker shades on my eyelids, but this blends effortlessly and you can smoke it out easily. As for the longevity, without the primer, it lasted on me for more than 6 hours and you can see that it’s already fading. But with a primer, I bet it can last a lot longer.


SCENT, ETC.

Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in 'The Naked Truth' - Review, Photos & Swatches

For those who are wondering, just like most Wet ‘N’ Wild eyeshadow palettes, I did not pick up any noticeable scent on this one.


TO SUMMARIZE

• PROS •
• NEUTRAL/CONS •
Contains 5 warm/neutral shades with yellow undertones
Contains applicators
Pigmented
Nice color payoff
Soft and creamy to the touch
Each shade comes with instructions how or where to apply
Easy to apply blend and smoke
Lasted on me for more than 6 hours without a primer
Available locally
No mirror
Packaging is not as sturdy.
Pigmentation and color payoff is not as great as the original Color Icon palettes
Powdery
Prone to fall outs
• THE VERDICT •
4 Hearts!
Despite it’s cons/shortcomings, I still like this palette because I can create not only one but at least 3-5 looks using all of these shades. Also, it’s easy to forgive the formula and how much it has changed but to be quite honest, it’s still one of the best in the drugstore. Not all drugstore brands can come up with this kind of pigmentation and color payoff. So yes, I still like this palette.
• WORTH THE MONEY•
Unfortunately, I’m not sure how much this palette costs here since I got this from Luxola. This is actually worth Php 389 there, but I still think it’s worth the price due to its quality. Besides, I think some drugstore palettes are more expensive here but not as pigmented, so I think it’s definitely worth the money.
• REPURCHASE? •
YES
Just as long as they come up with more neutral shades.

• PRODUCT BASICS •
• Product Name |Wet ‘N’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette
• Shade | ‘The Naked Truth’ • Price | Php 389
• Avalability | Luxola

Luxola was also generous enough to give my readers a discount on their first purchase. Just use the code BLX-YETTE at checkout to enjoy 15% discount, effective till the end of May 2015. This promo, however, does not include their non-discountable brands: Dercos by Vichy, Dr. Wu Clinical Skincare, Real Techniques, SkinCeuticals, Sigma Beauty, Vichy, ZOEVA, Origins, Sachajuan, Koh Gen Doh, Laneige.

So those are all of my thoughts regarding this palette. How about you? Do you like Wet ‘N’ Wild products as much as I do? What’s your favorite? Do you own this palette? Let me know your thoughts and I’ll see you guys later. Ciao! :*

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  • kikaysikat

    Your layout is gorgeous

  • This palette is absolutely amazing. I only got to try this twice from a makeup artist friend and I find it beautiful. The eyeshadows were pigmented and they compliment on my skin. I wear it for several hours but the color is still there. If they are a beginner just like me this is perfect for best results . this is great for my-to-go everyday look. I really like the eyelid and crease color because they blend very well. I don’t like the packaging though and it is a bit pricey to be honest but All in all it was Amazing in my opinion. Thanks for the review!

  • hannaespiritu

    I love wet n’wild palettes. One of the best drugstore makeup i’ve tried. My favorite was the 393A Floral Values. I collected all the shade of the palettes hehe..
    And yeah Youre right they are prone to fall outs . But I still love they good pigmentation and very affordable.

    • I haven’t tried Floral Value yet. My fave is Walking on Eggshells and now this one.

  • love the shades of this palette.

    • True, that. Thanks Michelle

  • Kim Nunez

    what i like about wet n’ wild is that their makeups has indications, written where will you put this certain kind of shade, when i was a makeup newbie that is what attracted me to buy their product, no more thinking,no more guessing where to put this and that ,it it’s all indicated! it is a good makeup na for newbies, not that expensive, and gives justice to your money naman.

  • mommyR

    i would agree that their eyeshadow palette were too powdery (daming fall out) i have my one and only #332 Im feeling retro and i seldom use it.. not happy with pigmentation either *sigh* but different with their lippie my dear.. im in love with my purty persimmon =)

  • abegaill villacruz

    I love wet n wild too. I also have lots of wet n wild makeups. I love their eyeshadow palettes too! And their super affordable. I think I have this kind of palette but in different color. I like that the colors have labels which is perfect for newbies. And it is unexpectedly pigmented and blendable. I recently like their megalast lipsticks.

  • Good price and their palette colors are so nice. I love that they indicate where each shadow should be use. I already have application techniques according to color, but that guide would be a huge help in improving that. I get just a little nervous with the fallout.