I bought this a while back when I was still taking makeup techniques in fashion school because I was doing a photo-shoot with a marsala theme. I needed to do the makeup and styling myself so I went and bought everything I could find in this color. I got the nail polish easily, and then I needed eyeshadow and lipstick but those were so hard to find. I found a purple lip crayon and decided to just add a red lipstick on top to create the color I was looking for. That burgundy and plum combination was just so hard to find. Lastly my big problem was trying to find an eyeshadow and with only a student budget I wanted something from the drugstore. The saleslady was so helpful and suggested this. The one in the middle called the definer was the closest marsala shade. Even though I was looking for a duo to save money she ended up convincing me it will be worthwhile and I think it truly was because I grabbed this for my colorful makeup looks and fashion shoots.
Description From (Website): Five amazing shades in one convenient package for an unbeatable price! Each eyeshadow palette features five distinct shades that can be mixed and matched to create a unique look for every style. From matte to ultra-shimmer, these long-lasting, highly pigmented formulas are satiny-smooth for crease resistant wear. Enriched with Macadamia Oil, each shadow provides continuous moisture that improves the appearance of the delicate eye area.
The packaging of this palette has a clear lid again and has those eyeshadow applicators but this time they seem quite nice for coming with a palette. It also has two different kinds of brushes which if I am ever in need of one I think I will be willing to use it. On the back it has instructions and ingredients and things like that as well. I always find it helpful to have that how-to on the back. It doesn't feel like cheap plastic and it feels so sturdy because I have dropped it and it still whole and didn't shatter into a million pieces. So for me I am pretty impressed with the packaging of the packages.
The colors in this palette are absolutely beautiful. I think the color theme of this is just stunning and such a great combination. I find these palettes are so easy to use and could be use together or apart which I have both done. What I love the most is that you can see what goes where and as a beginner before this would have been great with me to follow. The first color is the crease color which is a nice silver and has some sparkle in it which is not so sparkly but this subtle shine especially in the light. The next color is the browbone shade which is a middle tone pink but seems quite light in the pan and in the swatch i is darker than I expected but turned out so pretty. It is matte and it has this purple undertone which I quite like instead of a standard just reddish pink shade like most eyeshadow colors I own. As for the color on the top which is the base color it is the lightest one out of all the shades. I do understand it is supposed to be a base so I wasn't expecting it to be such a bold color. It is a little chalky I feel and has some kind of silver undertone to it as well. Now the second to last eyeshadow is the marsala color I was talking about and I was afraid once I used it that it wouldn't be the one I was looking for but luckily it was and it is a burgundy and slight plum shade and is quite a satin finish to it. Then lastly I have the eyelid shade which is the matte black and I use this for lining eyeliner and it is great and so easy to use to create a smoky eye with. I think I quite enjoy the colors and theme of this palette.
As for swatches of the colors you can see what I mean about how nice the color payoff is and the pigmentation of these are so great and I didn't have a hard time for it to show off because in one swipe for the swatch it just glided on to my skin and set in really well. It doesn't even have a primer so with one I feel this will stay on for quite some time and won't budge but just before you want it too you can easily smudge it out which I have tried and tested as well. There is no fall out and I hate when that happens but this is compact and applies easily. It is just such a nice creamy and blendable eyeshadow to work with too. I'm not impressed with all drugstore eyeshadows as I have seen them that are not as good like some I have reviewed this week but this one is the best over all so far.
Overall ExperienceThis is a great eyeshadow palette. I just loved it and don't regret this purchase what so ever. For the price I paid for this I think it was worth it and I used it many times while I was in school. It was the perfect combination and I just love how well they blend together and also I used these in an all pink shoot as well. I do recommend this palette and would by a lot more variations like maybe a neutral version with those pretty brown shades and a smokey eye one I spotted too. I think I will keep on going back to WetnWild though because it was my first brand of makeup I tried when I was a child because of ballet recitals and I just get that nostalgic feeling as well every time I use something from the brand.
My rating is: ♥♥♥♥♡
I give this a four rating because it isn't quite a five for me but it is pretty close. The only thing I don't like is it cannot be used every single day but other than that the quality is amazing, the colors are so vibrant and unique and also the pigmentation is so nice. Everything about this is so nice and it is such a good palette for the price since the quality and shades all pass in my book.
That has concluded my eyeshadow review week! I really enjoyed reviewing these especially this one. It was my absolutely favorite of this mini series I think. Also a fact I discovered about the name of the palette was I was was playing with my nephews toy and it had an aubergine on it and was shaped like an eggplant so when I searched it on Google I found out it was just another name for it. I understand now why it has the purple theme to it and find it quite cute. Hope you liked this and my eyeshadow review week. I'm planning on maybe doing this again soon so look out for that. Let me know if you've tried a WetnWild palette and what you think of it.
If you missed any of my reviews from this week's eyeshadow review week you can view those below:
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