Wet N Wild’s Fergie Desert Festival eyeshadow palette (Limited Edition, about $5 at drugstores) has an orange and brown color combination that’s definitely on the warm side. This is part of their Summer 2013 collection.
If you’re expecting this to be as good as Wet N Wild’s permanent collection of Color Icon shadows, don’t. It’s just not. I did manage to make it work – you need a primer, and you need to build and blend and work it. It definitely can look good, but it takes some work where the Color Icons for the most part are effortless.
What specifically wasn’t so hot about this palette was the pigmentation – it just wasn’t all that, which is why you need to build, and why a primer helps to enhance the color. It also had a tendency to go on patchy, so I had to try a few different brushes to find one that would pack it on more evenly. That made the whole thing really frustrating to use, despite the fact that you can squeeze a really nice look out of it if you try.
I wouldn’t expect this one to flatter cooler skin tones – the matte orange is bright orange and the shimmery coppery orange also has plenty of orange. It should work on most warm skin tones. If you love the colors and can’t find anything else like them in your price range, this one might be worth the effort to you. Otherwise, not really.
Top Left is a matte pinkish taupe. Top Right is a matte bright red-orange. Middle is a deep espresso brown matte. Lower Left is a shimmery muted orange – sort of peach meets copper. Lower Right is a deep chocolate brown, really close to Middle except it’s got lots of silver and gold shimmer.
It took some work to get those swatches…
It did come out pretty in the end. I used the center color as a liner, and it did pretty well.