Sometimes you find the most amazing cosmetics in the strangest places. Who would have thought “Wet & Wild”, that purveyor of teenage scented lip glosses, would produce an elegantly formulated, high quality line of eye shadow? Not me. Yet I can tell you without the slightest bit of hesitation that their eye shadow trios are some of the best I’ve ever tried. You can buy Wet & Wild cosmetics at most drug stores. Although the company offers a wide variety of eye shadow trios and singles not all stores sell the complete line of product, so if you don’t find what you want at the first store keep looking.
Here’s what I look for in an eye shadow:
- Feel – I like my eye shadow finely milled, smooth and creamy in consistency.
- Application – The makeup should go on easily and smoothly.
- Staying power – Eye shadow should stay where it’s placed. It should not migrate, crease, or fade.
- Color – Shade preference is subjective, but I like my eye shadow heavily pigmented enough to apply quickly.
I’m wearing “Don’t Steal My Thunder” Color Icon Eye Shadow. Although the white color in this trio is less heavily pigmented than the silver and glittery black, it’s a small drawback considering the trio only costs $3. Yes, you read that right. One of the best powder eye shadows I’ve ever tried costs less than a grande latte at Starbucks.
Here’s how I created the dramatic evening look in these photographs:
- I started with makeup foundation on my whole face, including eyelids, and dusted powder on top.
- Next, I applied the silver color to my eyelid up to the crease.
- Then I carefully layered the glittery black color into the crease and the area near the lash line avoiding the area nearest my nose and leaving the silver to shine in middle of my eyelid.
- Using a fine brush I swept some of the black under my eye.
- For a bit more definition I wet the fine brush and applied more of the black color to my top lash line.
- At the end I put a little of the white color under my brow bone and in the middle of my eyelid.
- The look is finished up with a healthy dose of mascara, some blush, nude lip liner, nude lip gloss, and more powder.
So you know, I was not paid for this review and I purchased the makeup on my own.
I’m also not a makeup artist. In the realm of cosmetic application I am completely self-taught. I’m certain that if you like this look you will be able to replicate it easily. For the best results use your own makeup brushes rather than the brushes that come with the set.
This isn’t a look I’d wear during the day, but it’s a lot of fun at night.
Have you ever tried Wet & Wild eyeshadow? Do you like wearing smoky eye shadow in the evening?