Hey beauties! A few months ago Wet N Wild released new 10-pan Color Icon palettes. As a devout fan of the Rosé In The Air Color Icon palette I knew that I had to pick up one of the new palettes. There were four to choose from in addition to the original four. I opted for the Cosmic Collision Color Icon palette which has such a unique, colourful yet smokey shade selection. It really does make me think of outer space!
Wet N Wild Cosmic Collision Color Icon Palette Review
Bold, neutral, stand out or blend in- it is your choice! Our Color Icon™Eyeshadow 10-Pan Palette offers four fabulous eyeshadow pans featuring 10 coveted shades in each. Let your inner makeup artist free and design sultry, glimmering or subtle looks that last all day and night! — Wet N Wild
The Color Icon palettes from Wet N Wild retail for $4.99USD (Around $7.99CAD) and contain 10 pigmented matte & shimmer shades. The packaging is pretty standard for a drugstore palette. The case is made of sturdy hard plastic and doesn’t contain a mirror. You can shop the palette Here.
The shade selection in the Wet N Wild Cosmic Collision Color Icon Palette is interesting. The palette contains a beautiful mix of warm & cool toned shades. There are warm toned bronze & gold shades and then on the other end of the spectrum ultra cool purple and blues! It literally makes me think of floating in outer space.
It would have been nice to have a lighter transition shade to work with because the warm yellowy brown and deeper brown don’t give you a lot to work with when the rest of the shades are quite dark. They’re still useable but a third lighter matte shade would have made it easier to create daytime looks.
I appreciate that there’s a highlight shade in the palette! So many of my palettes don’t have a good inner corner or brow bone highlight so I always look for that now.
I don’t know why but the dark blue matte & the corresponding shimmer really remind me of Waterbearer in the Kathleen Lights Dream St. Palette!
Pigmentation, Fallout, Blend
The mattes in the Cosmic Collision palette apply & blend beautifully just like the ones in the Rosé in the Air palette. They’re maybe a touch powdery but that’s nothing that tapping out my brush couldn’t fix. They have decent pigmentation that can be build up easily and evenly.
The shimmer shades in the palette are a little different that what I’m used to from WNW but that’s not a bad thing at all. The shimmers are what I actually had an issue with in the Rosé in the air palette. I always found that they faded off my eyes if I didn’t use a good setting spray to lock them in. The shimmers in the Cosmic Collision Palette however seem to last longer on my eyes and they don’t really need a setting spray. Sure you can use one to make them pop, but I felt like they wear much better than the shimmers in the last round of Color Icon palettes.
I did notice a fair amount of fallout from the shimmer shades, especially the darker shades. If you’re using the dark purple & blue I do recommend doing your eyeshadow before the rest of your face makeup.
Cosmic Collision Color Icon Palette Swatches
These swatches were done over a Morphe Eyelid Primer. I always always wear an eyeshadow primer when I do my makeup. No matter what palette I use nothing lasts on me with just concealer and a setting powder to prep my eyelids so I make sure to use a decent primer when I swatch or do my makeup.
Here you really see the full potential of each eyeshadow in the Wet N Wild Cosmic Collision Color Icon palette. This is one swipe of my finger in each shadow, and they are insanely pigmented! Not bad for a $5 palette huh?
Wet N Wild Cosmic Collision Palette
I created this look while filming a GRWM for my YouTube channel. It’s fun to just sit down and see what happens sometimes. I definitely wasn’t expecting the look to get this dark & smokey but I kind of like it! This isn’t a typical look that I would wear out of the house but there’s a first time for everything! Make sure to watch the video if you want to see the shades I used 🙂
This cut crease focuses on the lightest transition shade and the gold shimmer in the palette. The shimmer shades really pop over top of concealer! This is a look that’s very achievable with a variety of eyeshadow palettes. If you have a shimmery gold and some warm brown transitions you can easily create this look even if you don’t have the exact same shadows.
This is a super easy wearable daytime look. I wanted to create at least one wearable look with the Cosmic Collision palette so you can see what it’s daytime applications are. I used the deepest transition shade along with the bronze shimmer shade all over my eyelids. To add definition to the outer corners of my eyes I took a denser blending brush and packed the same transition shade into those areas. Sometimes all you need is a different brush to change the look of your eyeshadow!
What do you think of the Wet N Wild Cosmic Collision Palette?
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