I am no stranger when it comes to cosmetics. I love playing with color and trying new looks. As I dont normally wear many accessories I play up my eyes. Some of my favorite name brands are M.A.C, Nars, Urban Decay, Smash Box & Makeup forever. However if you dont have a Sephora nearby you may not know what im talking about. So I decided to give some common drug store brands a shot. I remember Wet N Wild from years and years ago when I was just a teenager and boy have they stepped up their game. The product I'm reviewing this time is their new ColorIcon Eyeshadows.
When applying eyeshadow I always recommend using a primer first. It helps adhere the pigments and prevents creasing. I have used many brands and you normally get what you pay for but those on a budget will be pleased to know that Sephora's brand of eye primer is a pretty good buy. It about $8.00 for a .10fl oz jar but it goes a long way. So after I applied my primer I put on the eyeshadow following the simple directions in back. The colors were suprisingly rich in pigment and applied and blended beautifully. For this review I am using the "Cool As A Cucumber" trio. The pictures dont do it justice they are from my phone.
This is what it looks like. It has a easy to follow design as it is stamped on each color where it goes if you are wanting to use it as is.
PROS: Its a great shadow with rich color. It applies silky smooth with very little fall out (the dust that falls). It's available at most drugstores and at only $2.99 it's a steal.
CONS: The brushes that come with it suck as all sets do. I recommend using professional brushes. The lighter shades seem to fade out quickly, and if you don't prime first you will probably get creasing and major fading.
OVERALL: This is a great eyeshadow and I was so pleased that I went out and bought 3 more sets. "On Cloud Nine", "I'm Feeling Retro" & "Spoiled Brat" All are beautiful you cant go wrong. Give them a shot I would love to hear what you think.