The Wet N Wild Knock on Wood eyeshadow palette ($2.99 at Drugstore.com and many drugstores) is a collection of three eyeshadow shades designed to work together. Wet N Wild stamps each shadow with where they intend you to put it (“eyelid”, “crease”, “browbone”), but you can use them however you like.
This formula feels a lot like Urban Decay – highly pigmented, soft, creamy and blendable. You have to touch your brush very carefully to the darker colors or you’ll probably get way more shadow than you intended. I get long wear time out of this brand, too, even without primer. Another thing it has in common with Urban Decay: glitter bombing. While glittery shadows from both brands seem to stay in place easily on oily lids, the glitter tends to fall into eyes and all over cheeks almost no matter what those of us with normal to dry lids do. One trick I’ve found: use a NYX jumbo eye pencil as your primer, and gently pat the glitter shades on. That gives me very minimal fallout – literally just a few flecks I can easily brush off. (Don’t have NYX? Any very creamy eye color, like Elf or Revlon, will work – NOT the Maybelline tattoos, though. They dry to a “second skin” finish that doesn’t hold glitter on, even though they’re a great base in many other ways.)
The Browbone color is a shimmery pink with mauve undertones. The Crease color is a shimmery mocha. The Eyelid color is a shimmery deep rose.
This palette creates a darker look than I expected from looking at them in the pan. There’s a softness to the colors that made me think of them as paler than they actually are. You can apply just a tiny bit and blend a lot to get a slightly sheered out version, which is also beautiful. These colors fascinate me because they’re neutral but plum, soft but bold… it’s just a unique combination that I really like. The tone overall reminds me of Toasted and Hustle from the Naked palette, but this combination is more warmed/pink than those.