Wet n Wild comes out with these 8 pan palettes multiple times a year & I always try to hunt them down. They usually retail for $4.99 & contain 8 shades each which are labeled suggestively with how to use them.This time they released 2 palettes- one more neutral/bronze & the other more purple based. Keep reading to see swatches & review!
Like I said above, the back of these palettes have some instructions as well as the front. I personally don’t think the back portion is super helpful but whatever right?
The front of these palettes are also along the same lines of what we usually see but with come cute white looking flashes. It goes with the whole party/red carpet theme. Inside you see multiple textures/finishes including one I haven’t really seen from Wet n Wild before.
First let’s look at Flirting at the After Party. I’ll be looking at the left & right side shades individually below but I think the palette as a whole deserves a look too. This isn’t a total shimmerbomb like many WnW palettes have been in the past but it also isn’t a homerun. Many of the shades are chalky & just not fantastic while others are quite nice. All of my swatches are over ELF eyeshadow primer- without primer I honestly don’t think I would wear these shades. Many of them are chalky & puff around so it needs a base to cling to. Without primer many of these shades literally rub away into nothing- even worse when trying to layer on the eye.
Top row- L Browbone (extremely pale lavender frost), L Eyelid (very cool gray toned purple with silver fine glitter), L Crease (medium matte lavender), & L Definer (deep very cool toned grape with pink shimmer).
Bottom row- R Browbone (light pink with violet shimmer), R Eyelid (warm orchid matte), R Crease (cooler toned orchid matte with blue shimmer), & R Definer (deep berry with slight warmth with cool toned shimmer).
The most original & exciting shades in this palette for me personally are the right browbone because it can be used as a shimmer overlay, left definer because it comes off kind of metallic & silvery depending on what you use it with, & the right eyelid shade since it is the pure embodiment of the color of the year from Pantone which is Orchid!
This second palette is called Walking the Red Carpet & has some really lovely shades in it. Each shade is swatched below over primer because again many of them can poof into nothing with some blending. I feel like this set is VERY divided into right & left- the right side is way more demure in my opinion! Check out how flashy the right side is!
Top row- L Browbone (very creamy colored nude/pink matte), L Eyelid (neutral wheat beige satin), L Crease (warm slightly red leaning taupe-y brown), & L Definer (deep brown matte with chocolate shimmer).
Bottom row- R Browbone (sheer white frost), R Eyelid (metallic gold shimmer with gold flakes), R Crease (golden shimmer, somewhat bronze toned), & R Definer (warm medium chocolate with gold shimmer/fine glitter).
I have to say- these 3 shades were the ones that excited me most out of either palette at first glance! Although the gold Eyelid shade is flaky it is beautiful- can you see how different the texture is above?
From the Wet n Wild Walking the Red Carpet palette I think my favorite shades are the left browbone shade because on me it looks pretty much like a matte cream which is perfect for blending, the left crease shade because it surprised me by being a nice warm taupe, the right crease because it has a really honey-like coloring, & the beautiful right definer shade because it is just insanely beautiful. I think this palette has much better pigmentation than the Flirting at the After Party 8-Pan Palette but still not the amazing pigmentation from some of my past Wet n Wild trios & 6-pans.
Overall I’m happy I purchased each of these palettes, especially for $4.99 each. I love that they didn’t include a bunch of shades I’ve seen from them before- no basic white or basic black. Both palettes are quite nice over primer but I don’t recommend trying without it or else (at least for me) they blend into practically nothing. I think applying these with a dense brush or even a fingertip over eyeshadow primer is the way to go!
Have you picked up either of these palettes? Interested? These are limited edition so if you want them you need to snap them up while you can! Any eye looks you want to see?