Each of the Wet'n'Wild eyeshadows has a browbone shade, a crease shade, and an eyelid shade. In some cases, that is a lovely way to wear the colors. In other cases, it is not. (I don't need shimmery green on my browbone, personally.)
I have four of the Color Icon Trios: Walking on Eggshells, I'm Feeling Retro, Cool as a Cucumber, and I Dream of Greenie. As always, my swatches are two swipes of color sans primer.
Walking on Eggshells
|Walking on Eggshells|
The browbone shade for Walking on Eggshells is is a silvery, shimmery cream, with a peachy champagne shimmer for the eyelid and a warm light brown satin for the crease. The browbone shade isn't as pigmented as they other two, but it's definitely sufficient for use as an inner eye highlighter.
|Walking on Eggshells swatches|
|Walking on Eggshells on Human Face|
|I'm Feeling Retro|
|I'm Feeling Retro swatches|
|I'm Feeling Retro on Human Face|
Cool as a Cucumber's browbone shade is a soft mint green, with a dreary forest green for the lid, and a dusty dark plum for the crease.
|Cool As A Cucumber swatches|
|Cool As A Cucumber on Human Face|
The browbone shade for I Dream of Greenie is a silvery light green frost. The eyelid shade is a glittery, neon, yellow-ish chartreuse. The crease shade is a cool, medium green.
|I Dream of Greenie swatches|
This is my personal favorite of the four because all the colors are so vibrant, fun, and easy to work with! If you like green eyeshadow, I don't think you can go wrong with this palette. Highly, highly recommended.
|I Dream of Greenie on Human Face|
I will say that I do have a few qualms with the Wet'n'Wild trios, most notable among them being the brushes included in the palettes. Do not use these brushes. If you have been using these brushes, you seriously need to stop today. You would have better luck stabbing yourself in the eye with the plastic paintbrushes that came in your kindergarten watercolor set.
To demonstrate the inefficacy of the included brushes, I swatched one swipe of the eyelid shade from I'd Feeling Retro using the brush from the palette next to one swipe using my MAC 239. You're squandering these shadows if you don't use at least adequate tools to apply them!
|Brush from the palette on the left, MAC brush on the right.|
Luckily, I look at my receipt and forget all my irritation. At $2.99 for 0.12oz, these suckers squeak in at an easy-on-the-wallet $24.92 per ounce.