Wet N Wild usually releases a couple limited edition eyeshadows each year. Sometimes they are the 8 pan palettes or other times they are singles and trios. I am like a hound dog when it comes to finding these limited edition collections. I will stop at nothing until I have them even if that means going into the drugstores every single day. So of course when I found out that they were going to be releasing another new Limited Edition collection that included 6 all new trio's I got 50 shades of excited. I originally started hearing about this on Emily Noel's blog and Nouveaucheap!!
When I finally saw this little picture I knew that I needed to have all of them. I am not afraid when it comes to makeup. I have no shame. I will rock glitter and hot pink during the day and not think twice about it so when I saw these colors my heart started to race.
Well after weeks and weeks of stalking every Walgreens in a thirty mile radius multiple times per week I finally found these babies. Now I know my posts lately have been rather gloomy but I always want to be honest. I do not want to praise something that I didn't enjoy using no matter what company it is from or how much it cost me so keep that in mind as I continue with this post.
The collection is based around the Pop Art area. Think Andy Warhol! There are 6 trios in this collection and they are all fun, colorful, and eye catching. If you are someone who likes a neutral eye you probably won't find anything you like in this collection with maybe the exception of To Muse and Carouse.
Upon first inspection it appeared to me that all the shades were matte. Now I love me a good matte eyeshadow but my eye and hand always tends to gravitate towards shimmer shades when I am doing my own makeup so I was slightly bummed. Wet N Wild has released two all matte 8 pan palettes within the last couple years one which was called ironically I Heart Matte. Those palettes were FRICKIN AWESOME. Unlike a lot of other companies WnW managed to make matte shades that were both pigmented and smooth. With that being said I still had high hopes for these trios.
A Regular At The Factory: The yellow in this trio is the only one in the whole collection that is a true shimmer. I really like this trio. The color pay off was awesome. It is hard to find an orange in the drugstore that performs well. Not that I use orange a lot but I like to add it in as a pop or color for blending or for summer looks.
* I will say that I noticed this collection to be a little more chalky than usual. WnW shadows usually always are soft and produce some fall out when applying but these seemed to do so a little more than the others. I don't know if the fact that they are matte played into this or not.
Now I can't tell you how many times my boyfriend has seen something that I have bought and said "don't you already have something in that color?" and my response is always "um no...this one is more red," or something along those lines. Now I know not everyone is like me and some people won't buy certain products if they think they have something similar to it already. So for those of you I took the time to go through my WnW and Black Radiance shadows and see if any of the new stand out shades are like others in the collection.
The first swatch is the yellow from the Your 15 Minutes Aren't Up trio, middle swatch is from the Bright Idea Trio, and the last swatch is from the Urban Jungle 8 Pan Palette from Black Radiance. All three colors are very similar but as you can see the first swatch is not a shimmer shade.
There are a lot of options for purple shades from this company. Both in the Pop Art Collection and many previous ones. These are all the purples I found comparable too the purple shades in the new collection. 1. Your 15 Minutes Aren't Up 2.Going In The Wild 3.Posh Plums (Black Radiance) 4.I Heart Matte 5.Shimmer The Night Away 6.Dancing In The Clouds 7.Fauna
There are also a lot of blues in this collection and others. 1.I'm Seeing Triples! 2.Hard Being The It Girl 3.Shimmer The Night Away 4.I Heart Matte 5.A Regular At the Factory.
Phew...that was a long post sorry guys. I hope it helped you decide whether or not you need this new collection in your life. Let me know if you pick it up and what your thoughts are or share your looks that you created with it.