Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Wet n Wild Color Icon 6-Pan Palettes

During the last BOGO Free sale on Wet n Wild at Kmart, I finally purchased the Color Icon 6-Pan Palettes. These retail for $4.99 each regular price and I have seen them almost everywhere that has Wet n Wild. They do not have these at Walgreens because they currently carry 3 different 8-Pan Palettes that are exclusive to the store. This should not be the case for long, as G from Nouveau Cheap posted awhile ago that the 6-Pan Palettes are to be discontinued in January of 2012. The 8-Pan Palettes should start becoming more widely available, and there is also going to be a new all-matte 8-Pan Palette released later this year.

One of the things I love about these palettes is the mix of matte and shimmery shades. In each of the above palettes, the left column is all matte and the right is shimmery. This gives you enough variety to do many different looks. As I have learned with the Color Icon Trios, the saying "You get what you pay for" doesn't apply. These 6-Pan Palettes are another great example from Wet n Wild that you don't have to spend a lot of money to get a great quality product.

As you may know, Wet n Wild also releases Limited Edition palettes throughout the year for different seasons. Last year around Christmas they sold 4 different LE Holiday 6-Pan Palettes, each packaged with an eyeliner pencil. Surprisingly, I found one of these LE Holiday 2010 Palettes at Fred Meyer about 2 weeks ago. It is the Snow Sprite palette that comes with a silver eyeliner. I happened to browse the clearance shelf and there it was. I will include swatches of this 6-Pan Palette as well though you most likely won't be able to buy it unless you purchase it online somewhere. (Sorry!) I had seen swatches of all the Holiday Palettes from last year online prior to purchasing this one, but now actually having one makes me even more excited to see what they come up with this year.

Look for these at Rite Aid, Bartell Drugs, Kmart, Fred Meyer or wherever else you purchase Wet n Wild. At $4.99 regular price (or cheaper if you can find them on sale!) these palettes really are a great buy.

Note: I am going to post swatches for each palette in separate posts. I would like to update the posts later with looks I created using the products and and dupes I can find. I will link each separate post below as I create them.  :)

All swatches are swiped with my finger onto clean bare skin. No primers or base are used so that you may get an idea of the true color of the product and how it appears on skin.

Wet n Wild Greed Palette (blacks & neutrals)
Wet n Wild Pride Palette (white, teal, blue)
Wet n Wild Lust Palette (pinks and purples)
Wet n Wild Vanity Palette (neutrals & golds)

Wet n Wild Holiday 2010 Snow Sprite Palette (shimmery greens and blues)

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