The Wet N Wild I’m Getting Sunburned palette ($2.99 at Drugstore.com and many drugstores) is a trio of bold, bright, high shimmer colors. Like the rest of the trios in this line, the colors are stamped “browbone”, “crease” and “eyelid” to give you an idea of how to wear them.
This is another big winner from Wet N Wild. Once in a while, they have a dud color, but these are all exceptionally pigmented, smooth, blendable shadows. This is a long wearing formula. The most negative thing I can think of to say about them is: be careful to get very, very little on your brush, or you may end up with a lot more than you wanted on your lid. The formula on these reminds me strongly of Urban Decay, so you’ll probably feel the same way about these as you do about it.
The Browbone color is a shimmery silvery pink with lilac undertones. The Crease color is a deep espresso with flecks of gold – it’s very fine glitter, but if you’re like me and have trouble getting glitter to stay on your lids instead of decorating your cheeks, you’ll need to use a creamy base like NYX jumbo eye pencils to get it stuck on. The Eyelid color is a bright gold that’s similar to Urban Decay’s Baked, but a tad more orange.
One of the first things I noticed with this palette is that there are a lot of other looks you could do besides the one WNW suggests:
- Pink on the lid, gold in the crease, brown in the outer V.
- Brown at the lashline, blending into the gold, blending into the pink for a sort of smoky eye.
- Pink at the inner corner of the lid and crease, blending into gold in the middle of the lid and crease, blending into the brown in the outer third of the lid and crease, with just a small amount of the brown blended thoroughly into the crease to darken and deepen it just a bit.
That makes this trio a little more versatile than some of the WNW trios. While this trio can be extremely bold, it can also be used to create a more gentle daytime-friendly look. Watch out for the brown, which is so ludicrously pigmented that just a tiny bit on the brush goes a very long way (the first time I used this, I applied what I thought was a normal amount of it in my crease, and ended up with a very dark stripe above my lid!).