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Sunday, August 19, 2012

Review: Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Eyeshadow Palette

In a fit of sleeplessness last night, I got a boatload of photos taken. I have a theory that if I'm going to lie in bed awake I may as well get up and do something. It's a much better use of time. Of course, that theory doesn't help one get to sleep, but whatever. Since I had a memory card now filled with photos to edit, I spent a few hours this afternoon organizing, filing and editing photos. During this process, I found a few scragler files... the last kid in the group to be picked for kickball, the cupcake with a glob of missing icing, the... well you get the point. Stuff that never got reviewed. Wet n Wild Comfort Zone was one of them.

As you likely know, the Wet n Wild 8 pan Colour Icon palettes have been massively popular. Not only are they incredibly inexpensive (about $9 CAN) but you get great eyeshadow. I remember back in elementary school when my friends and I used to got to the mall, Wet n Wild was always a stop on our 'must see' list. I was quite fond of their eyeliners and nail polish, but at the time never used their eyeshadow. I don't know if their quality was always this great, or if it has come about in the past few years, but it's pretty amazing.

As you can see you get 8 shadows in earthy neutrals, there is bound to be something for everyone. On the back of the palette they've included a little chart to help you create coordinated looks, but of course, you can always mix and match as you like.

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Eyeshadow Palette

The individual shadows don't have names (boo!) but as you can see you get a nice variety of both finishes and shades. Wet n Wild has made is super easy for beginners (or the lazy) by printing suggested uses for each colour right onto the shadow: brow bone, eyelid, crease, and definer. I think it's a great idea! When I got my first eyeshdow quad (waaaay back when...) it would have been nice to have a little bit of a heads up on how to use it. I'm just saying.

All of the shades are nicely pigmented. Some of the darker shades are a touch drier in texture, but that is common when compared to satin/frost shadows. Standout shades for me would be the second brow bone shade, a light silvery-taupe shade (second shade in swatches), the first eyelid shade, a rosey-copper shade (second in swtches) and the last definer shade, a brown with a teal duochrome finish. It is said to be a dupe of MAC Club, and from the comparisons I've seen, I'd agree.

Overall, you really can't ask for more from this palette; the colours are all wearable, the price can't be beat, and the quality is on par with much pricier well known brands. Have you tried this palette? What did you think of it?


  1. Excellent review! I have this palette, and it's perfect (esp for the price.) The color selection is fantastic as well as pigmentation! :)

    1. Right?! I definitely need to start using it more.

  2. Great review! I have this palette & I love it, it has a few Naked palette dupes, too!

    1. You're totally right! I didn't even notice that.


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