Wet N Wild Cosmic Collision Color Icon Palette Review + 3 Looks

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!

Related: Wet N Wild Rosé In the Air Palette Review

Wet N Wild Cosmic Collision Color Icon Palette Review

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.

Wet N Wild Cosmic Collision Palette Review

Color Story

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!

Wet N Wild Cosmic Collision Review

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.

Wet N Wild Cosmic Collision Color Icon Palette Swatches

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
Makeup Looks

Look #1

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 ๐Ÿ™‚

Look #2

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.

Look #3

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!

Cosmic Collision Color Icon Palette Review

What do you think of the Wet N Wild Cosmic Collision Palette?

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  1. May 23, 2019 / 4:43 pm

    Ahh that’s so true that sometimes all you need is a different brush to change the look of your eyeshadow. I can’t believe how pigmented this palette is! You created some beautiful looks with it, Cleia. I can’t choose between one & two!!

    • May 29, 2019 / 8:49 pm

      I’m so torn about wet n wild right now, I love these palettes but there was so much scandal when it came out recently that they haven’t been completely cruelty free since 2018. UGH. But I don’t want to stop using the products I’ve already bought…

      • May 31, 2019 / 3:34 am

        Oh wow! That’s super shady. I didn’t hear or read anything about that. I don’t think you need to not use the items you already bought but I def would stop supporting them in the future… ๐Ÿ˜›

        • June 2, 2019 / 5:14 pm

          Yeah, you’re right. No more Wet N Wild purchases from me until they make amends!

  2. May 21, 2019 / 7:21 pm

    I love the look of most wet n wild palettes. I feel like they have really good color stories! I have to say that I was a bit hesitant about this one. There were a lot of shades where I wasn’t sure how I would use it, but you did a beautiful job using them all in your looks! Great review and post cleia xxx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

    • May 22, 2019 / 8:28 pm

      Thank you! I’m still a little hesitant to use it for every day if I’m being honest, I could never wear the deep purple shades to work! Thanks for reading ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. May 16, 2019 / 5:22 pm

    The darker shades are stunning! I can totally see why those blue ones remind you of waterbearer.
    I like that their palettes contain both darker and lighter colors to go from day to night.
    I liked their Rose in the Air palette as well and was pleased with the pigmentation for a $5 palette as well, I wouldn’t expect anything less from them. They’ve stepped their game up recently I love it!
    Loving the second look by the way and i also love the way the smokey eye turned out.

    • May 17, 2019 / 12:30 pm

      The purples are my favourite! I think overall it’s intended for more dramatic evening looks but you can definitely pull together a nice daytime look as well.
      I hope they continue brining out palettes like these, the formula is so good! You get more than you pay for for $5 for sure.
      Thank you! These colors are so fun!

      • May 17, 2019 / 9:08 pm

        Next time I get a palette I’ll have to buy something from WnW, I’ve been so impressed with their products that have been coming out ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. May 12, 2019 / 10:02 am

    Wet nโ€™ Wild Color Icon Palettes are some of my absolute favorites at the drugstore! So cheap, but such good quality at the same time! I havenโ€™t seen this color scheme in person yet but it looks really interesting. I definitely like the mix of warm & cool shades too.

    Rose in the Air is so beautiful, isnโ€™t it? I love that it has more matte shades than shimmers. The two transition shades in the Cosmic Collusion Palette look exactly the same as in the Comfort Zone Palette ๐Ÿ˜†.

    • May 15, 2019 / 4:25 pm

      I don’t know how they make such a good palette for under $10! I like that they’ve been doing all these different color schemes, this one is so interesting ๐Ÿ™‚

      I love that rose in the air is a super for the modern renaissance too! $7 instead of $55 is a steal! And I didn’t even think of that with the transition shades, it’s a good thing I don’t have the comfort zone palette ๐Ÿ˜‚

      • May 15, 2019 / 7:48 pm

        I think drugstore brands are starting to offer more interesting color schemes, like all those Rimmel Scandaleyes Palettes for instance. If I wasnโ€™t so tempted to go into Sephora now and then, Iโ€™d buy everything from the drugstore!

        • May 17, 2019 / 12:20 pm

          I’m glad to see how far drugstore makeup has come! When I was in high school there were NO options, it sucked.

          • May 18, 2019 / 10:28 am

            I barely wore makeup in high school, so I never paid attention to the drugstore! The obsession didnโ€™t start until I was almost out of college. But I think if I was a teen now, Iโ€™d be much more into makeup at a early age cause of social media, etc.

          • May 20, 2019 / 3:13 pm

            We never had the internet connection for me to be on social media & youtube as a teenager, so I got into it much later too. Things are so different now!

          • May 21, 2019 / 6:39 pm

            Things are definitely different and theyโ€™re harder! Kinda glad I grew up when I did, to be honest.

  5. May 11, 2019 / 8:59 pm

    I love the looks you created using this palette, especially the second look. It’s nice they included almost everything you need for a look, agreed that it would be nice if they had another transition shade but this palette looks like it’s more for the night time or grungy looks.
    โ™ฅ Mae

    • May 15, 2019 / 2:06 pm

      Thank you! I loved the yellow cut crease too ๐Ÿ˜Š You’re right, this is more of a going out palette, not an everyday daytime palette. Thanks for reading!

  6. May 10, 2019 / 4:46 pm

    I love the dark, smoky shades on you! It really stands out with your hair colour! Look #3 is a great everyday option ๐Ÿ™‚ pretty little palette, you got a bargain x

    • May 14, 2019 / 5:34 pm

      Thank you! It’s surprisingly versatile for a $7 palette. I hope they come out with more color schemes ๐Ÿ˜

  7. May 10, 2019 / 11:10 am

    Each look came out absolutely spectacular…always so beautiful!!

    • May 14, 2019 / 5:33 pm

      Thank you beauty! These shades are so easy to work with!

  8. May 10, 2019 / 10:43 am

    I think I say this every time you post a picture of it, but those darker shades in particular are absolutely stunning in terms of pigmentation! I agree that it’s so nice it contains a highlight shade. I hate it when palettes don’t have a good highlight shade because they just pull a look together!

    • May 10, 2019 / 12:34 pm

      They really are! The purples & blues are sooo pigmented & pretty. Especially for $7.99CAD!
      I hated that the sweet talk palette didn’t have a proper highlight shade, I always have to reach for a highlighter when I use it now lol

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