Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Color Icon Palette Review + 3 Looks

Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Color Icon Palette Review + 3 LooksA month or two ago I posted my first impressions of the Wet N Wild Rose in the Air Colour Icon Palette. This palette is widely known to be a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette, at least in colour story. I waited until I had my very own ABH palette to compare the formulas before posting my review. I was curious to see how much of a Dupe the Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Palette really was.

Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Palette Review

Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Palette

Wet N Wild Colour Icon Palettes come in four basic colour stories. The Rosé In The Air Palette is a very close dupe to the Modern Renaissance Palette by ABH, the Nude Awakening is a neutral palette, Comfort Zone is smokier with a deep navy and olive green tones and the Not A Basic Peach Palette is peach toned with a pop of light blue. *There are now four new variations of 10-pan color icon palettes.*

Each palette contains ten pans for a total of 0.29oz. I couldn’t find exact quantities per pan, most likely because they aren’t all the same size. Each palette retails for $4.99USD, or around $7CAD.

Wet N Wild Color Icon Palettes


The packaging does feel pretty cheap but I mean… the palette was only $7 so can I really complain about that? I think not. It would have been nice to have a mirror but that would have ultimately driven the price up and that’s not something I expect from a drugstore palette.

I love the layout of the pans. It’s really nice to have two giant transition shades because those are the pans that I will be dipping into the most.

The one thing that I think the palette is really lacking is shade names. They did assign each shade a number to the diagram tutorial on the back of the palette but shade names are so helpful to describing what I’m doing in my tutorials/reviews, instead of just saying “This brown shade” & “that gold shimmer shade”, etc.

Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Colour Icon Palette Review

Color Story

As I said in the Intro, the Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Palette mirrors the Modern Renaissance very closely. I love that you get a warm and a cool toned transition and that they are the largest shades in the pan, I use one or the other every time that I reach for this palette.

The only shade striking me as not having a very close MR dupe is the bottom transition shade. There are so many dupe videos across YouTube you can watch to see direct comparisons, as I said I do not own the MR.

The only shade that I would take out or replace with something else is the Lilac Purple, I never really know what to do with it and it always gets muddy on my eye.

Wet N Wild Rose In The Air Eyeshadow Palette Review

Pigmentation, Fallout & Blend

The shadows in the Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Palette are much dustier than I’m used using. They still feel somewhat buttery to me when I swatch them or apply to the eye. The shades build up well and aren’t difficult to work with. They don’t have the same wow factor as when I swatch my ABH Soft Glam palette, the ABH formula is extremely pigmented and smooth compared to these Wet N Wild palettes but of course these ones are only $7CAD while the ABH palettes are $55. So I can’t really complain about the difference! They’re still pigmented, if not quite as pigmented as ABH Shadows. I swatched them for my review and they stained my arm, I could still see the faint trace the next day.

The matte shades in the Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Palette are very pigmented but the shimmers don’t translate well on the eye for me unless I wet my brush with setting spray first. I found that the shimmer shades applied better as a last step because they disappear the more I blend.

The matte shades blend really easily and don’t get muddy as I blend. They don’t have a crazy amount of fall out, though I noticed lots of kick up in the pan. There was more fallout with the shimmer shades which is pretty standard as far as eyeshadow goes.

Makeup Looks

Make sure to check out my 3 Looks Video for my full tutorials on how I created these looks! Unfortunately these shades don’t have names but I did my best to describe exactly what I was doing in my video.

Earth Goddess Makeup Look

Look #1: Earth Goddess

I love how this look turned out! The cool brown tones in the Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Palette translated really well on my eye, this is a look that I would wear just about anywhere. To start I set my Eye Primer with the Matte White shade. Next I swept the cool brown transition shade into my crease, followed by the warm tan transition shade just below. On my brow bone I placed the matte white shade and blended out the edges of my transition shades with it to soften them.

On my outer corners I focused the deepest matte brown in the palette, then I placed the brown plumy shimmer on the outer 2/3s of my lid with a wet brush. I used a wet brush again and placed the gold shimmer shade on the inner 1/3 of my eyelid. I smoked out the lower lash line with that cool toned brown transition shade and the deepest matte brown.

Look # 2: Ring Of Fire

This second look came out very glam compared to how I normally wear my makeup. I went with it though, I actually wore it to work! I was dying to share this look with you guys on Instagram 🙂

For starters I set my Too Faced Shadow Insurance Primer with the matte white from the Rosé In The Air Palette. Next I took the warm brown transition shade and swept it through the crease. Below it I placed the burnt orange matte. For the halo effect I placed the Magenta Pink on the inner & outer corners of my eyelid and filled in the center with the burnt orange. To make the halo pop I took the Gold Shimmer on a wet brush and placed it on the center of my eyelid. I mirrored the lid shades on the lower lash line.

Look #3: Simple & Sweet

I really feel like there are a lot of looks you can do with the Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Palette. Like, a LOT! I spent quite a it of time playing around with it before deciding ultimately what looks to post on my blog, I like to showcase the very best of the palette. I originally wanted to use the lilac purple shade as a cut crease lid shade but it turned out so muddy that I scrapped the idea.

For this third look I applied the cool toned transition shade in my crease, followed by a light dusting of the dark brown matte. Next I popped the warm brown transition shade all over my lid and added a bit of the burnt orange to the outer corners of my eyes. I used the shades from the lid & crease on my lower lash line, minus the orange.

Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Palette Swatches

Final Thoughts

The Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Colour Icon palette is really, really good. Especially considering this palette retails for only $4.99USD, the quality is so much better than I thought it would be. Even if you don’t generally buy drugstore makeup I truly do think this palette is worth it. I don’t know exactly how similar it is to the ABH Modern Renaissance, but I don’t feel the need to go buy it because the Rosé In The Air has all the warm pinky red tones that I need.

The packaging does feel a little bit cheap and the shades to have a fair amount of kick up in the pan, and I do with that the shimmers didn’t always need a setting spray to stay vibrant, but I can look past those things. All three looks wore on me all day without fading too much or creasing.

Have you tried the Wet N Wild Colour Icon Palettes?

Thank you so much for reading! I hope you enjoyed this review and the three looks I created, let me know which one was your favourite 🙂 Please like & subscribe if you enjoyed this post <3



  1. Makeup by Erin
    July 20, 2018 / 8:19 pm

    I love the last look so much! It’s so smile, but still so elegant!

    • AlwaysCleia
      July 21, 2018 / 1:48 am

      I will be wearing this look again for sure! It’s so great for everyday, I didn’t feel out of place at work in this look at all, unlike the second one haha
      Thanks for reading Erin! x

  2. July 20, 2018 / 2:53 pm

    I love, love, love look #2! I have to recreate it, it’s just so pretty! I love this palette, it’s so good especially for the price. By the way, what camera do you use to take your pictures?

    • AlwaysCleia
      July 21, 2018 / 1:46 am

      I love how that one turned out too! This palette really surprised me, it’s very versatile. I use my Canon T6i for all my photos now, I love it! It’s a huge step up from my android phone camera pictures lol

      • July 26, 2018 / 11:00 am

        Thank you for letting me know, I’ll have to check it out 🙂

  3. Imperfect Beauty
    July 20, 2018 / 7:45 am

    This palette looks lovely and Beauty Bay is going to be stocking Wet n Wild so we can finally get it in the UK! 🙂 x

    • AlwaysCleia
      July 20, 2018 / 4:41 pm

      That’s awesome!! It’s such a great affordable brand xx

  4. July 19, 2018 / 4:49 pm

    Every time I see this palette, I’m surprised by how similar those two pink shades are to the modern renaissance palette is. I saw the palette when I was in Target, and decided that once that light pink shade runs out in mine, I’ll probably get this palette so I don’t end up getting a whole palette for one color, lmfaoo. Great post Cleia xx

    Melina | http://www.melinaelisa.com

    • AlwaysCleia
      July 19, 2018 / 6:58 pm

      lol yes that’s a great idea! You will probably notice the difference in formula but they really are quite similar in shade. Thanks for reading xx

  5. lifeofangela
    July 19, 2018 / 2:23 pm

    I’ve never tried a wet’n’wild palette, but I do hear great things about it! It’s awesome that they can make great products and still be affordable!

    • AlwaysCleia
      July 19, 2018 / 4:43 pm

      I love how drugstore bands are stepping it up these days! This is an awesome palette for $4.99, I need to try more form Wet N Wild.
      Thanks for reading Angela! x

  6. July 19, 2018 / 12:06 pm

    I loved the looks you came up with! If I didn’t have Modern Renaissance, I would totally get this!

    • AlwaysCleia
      July 19, 2018 / 4:38 pm

      lol yeah you don’t need a dupe if you have the real thing! You might like some of the other color icon palettes though 🙂

  7. July 19, 2018 / 11:30 am

    loveee that first look, the lip is so pretty! great post girl 🙂

    • AlwaysCleia
      July 19, 2018 / 4:37 pm

      Thanks girl! It’s the Adesse Hi Definition Liquid Lipstick. It’s more of a gloss tbh but it worked really well with the eye look 🙂

      • July 20, 2018 / 8:00 am

        it’s gorgeous, I like that it’s glossy & yes it did!!

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