Wanting to try something a little different from my usual neutral shadows, I purchased the Wet N Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Collection in Petal Pusher which is a purple-toned palette and one that I thought would be great for Autumn. It contains tens shadows which range from pale pink to russet to lilac to grey, it is a great colour palette for theis time of year. For the novice, they are cleverly labelled as to where to put the shadow, browbone, eyelid, crease and definer and while this is a great idea I personally don’t follow this guide and just use the shadows how I want to.
When I first swatched the shadows, I was in two minds of my thoughts towards them, there were some I thought were a bit patchy and lacking in pigment, but others that were extremely pigmented. However, when I applied them on my lids, I found that the brush picked up the product well and found most of the shadows to be actually very pigmented and blended together easily. The only shades I were a bit disappointed in were the top two on the left side which were not very apparant. The darker shades however, I found to be be almost too pigmented you literally only need to tap your brush in the shadow lightly!
In this palette there are a mixture of matte and shimmery shades which is nice to see from a drugstore brand, and I found the shimmery ones are exactly that, shimmery not glittery and therefore did not experience any fall out! I always use the Urban Decay Primer Potion Anti-Ageing which does an amazing job of keeping my shadow crease-free and in place. The shadows did fade a little towards the end of the day but apart from that I was pleased with their performance. I definitely think this is one of the best quality palettes from the drugstore I have tried, and coming in at only $4.99 (approx £3.15), it is an absolute bargain and would be the perfect palette for anyone on a budget or new to make-up.
I know my readers who are not based in the USA are going to hate me for reviewing something they cannot buy, so that is why I have bought another one to giveaway! The more neutral-toned palette you see in the top photo is for one of my lovely readers, so if you check back in on Friday, there will be details of how you can win this for yourself!
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