Monday, May 13, 2013

LookBook: {Rediscovered} Wet N Wild Color Icon Palettes

Hellooo!!  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend and a lovely Mother's Day if applicable!  Mine was long as my Mom and I always get up and do the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 5k in Philadelphia on Mother's Day, which starts at 8:15.  We always get there early though because we like visiting the vendors and getting goodies from them!  And then we went and saw The Great Gatsby (ah-ma-zing!!!) and had dinner.  It was a jam-packed day full of great family time.

If you saw my last post, you'll know I've been spending this last week getting reacquainted with my Wet N Wild Color Icon palettes.  I figured I'd share some looks and thoughts as I've been going through them.  Some of these were limited edition palettes but I know that three of them are permanent (Comfort Zone, Petal Pusher and Blue Had Me at Hello) and they always seem to be putting out seasonal Color Icon palettes, some of which are re-releases of prior palettes.

This is using the Petal Pusher palette and was initially inspired by one of the new Maybelline Color Tattoos that I had bought called Cool Crush, which is a dual-chrome blue/pink/purple color.  It is stunning.  I used the Color Tattoo on top of the eyeshadow, popped right in the middle of the lid for added shimmer and shine!

This look uses the I <3 Matte palette.  This one was on the tougher side to work with, like most matte colors are.  They were difficult to blend seamlessly but I still enjoy the look!  I love to play with color so this worked well for me.  The colors are plenty pigmented so you won't have a problem with color payoff.

This look I used Sparkle 'Til Morning and I love this palette!  I enjoy using the warmer bronzy/coppery colors on my lid since I have blue eyes.  I also loved adding this pop of purple with the Milani Ultra Fine Liquid Eye Liner in Prismatic Purple.  Adding unexpected pops of color to neutral eyes is always fun, especially in the spring!

For this look I used Comfort Zone, along with Maybelline Color Tattoo in Bad to the Bronze as a base to help amp up the dark brown lid color.  I essentially just used the crease color on the left for the whole eye, just using different brushes to get different amounts of product and therefore slightly different pigmentation.  I did use the define color on the right in the center, with the browbone color on the left as a pop in the center of the lid as well.

This look was created using Shimmer The Night Away.  This was my first time that I can remember using this palette and I wasn't as impressed as I had hoped to be.  I like the colors but they didn't end up being as bold as I thought they would be.  I did end up using some of the colors wet along the bottom lashline which did help bump up the color, but I was hoping for the blue to have a better color payoff than it did.  And here I go again getting let down by blues!  I wasn't able to get the full color-spectrum of this look to photograph too well but I used most of the really colorful colors and it did turn out to be a pretty look!

And last but not least, this look was created using the Blue Had Me At Hello palette, which is a nice classic palette that is perfect for those cool-toned smokey eyes!

I had fun revisiting these palettes!  I'm excited to begin to explore again this week, and I have chosen the Urban Decay Book of Shadows Volume I palette!  That's really a throwback!