I review the first half of the 6 Wet N Wild Tough Girl/Beauty Army limited edition eyeshadow trios yesterday, and this is the second half. I found these at Walgreens for a fantastic $2 each. This review features Enlisting for Beauty, Soldiers in Charms and Support Our Troops.
Again, this limited edition collection mostly lives up to what you can normally expect from the Wet N Wild Color Icon shadows. There is one glaring exception, and we’ll talk about that after the swatches.
In Enlisting for Beauty, Browbone is a warm orange-beige matte. Crease is a chocolate brown matte. Eyelid is a golden taupe satin finish. All three of these were creamy and pigmented with terrific color payoff. It is definitely a warm toned set which should look great on a lot of different complexions, but may be too warm for those with cooler undertones. This trio definitely has the opacity to show up nicely on deeper skin tones, and I don’t think any of the colors could turn ashy. Eyeliner is Desperation by Urban Decay.
In Soldiers in Charms, Browbone is a bright chartreuse green shimmer. Crease is a deep greenish brown with gold micro-glitter. Eyelid is an army green matte. To my surprise, all of these worked really well – even the glittery one, which very kindly keeps its glitter on my lids where I put it. I thought at first that Eyelid was going to be a bit weak and stiff, but once I’d run my brush over it a couple of times it was very nice – not as creamy as the others, but it’s got plenty of pigment and is easy to apply full strength or blend. I’ve got it in the middle of my lid here, over Browbone and transitioning into Crease. Eyeliners are Ink (top) and Apathy (lower) by Urban Decay (see above link).
In Support Our Troops, Browbone is a gunmetal gray with silver shimmer. Crease is a deep black matte. Eyelid is a white frost. Crease is a “like, whoa!” deep rich black that’s on par with MakeupGeek’s Corrupt, which is actually a little better than Urban Decay’s Blackout – meaning, it’s good. Eyelid also works well. Unfortunately, Browbone totally lets down the troop. It’s weak and stiff, and no amount of scraping off top layers and other forms of coaxing fixed that. It’s just wimpy. In this photo, I was having such trouble getting it to show up on my lid that I gave up, put down NYX’s White jumbo eye pencil as a primer, applied Eyelid all over, and then applied Browbone over that. That got it to work a little, but if you look closely it’s still not impressive. Crease alone might be worth the $2, but if you buy this one, don’t expect much from Browbone.