Wet n Wild Eyeshadow, Eyeliner, Bronzer + Fergie Collection Products Review

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Wet n Wild is a brand I have walked by in drug stores for years, but in my current area the selection is limitted so I had only picked up a couple products.  After spending some time on their website and acquainting myself with their awesome moto (All Access Beauty – a concept I love for a brand that sells such affordable and quality makeup) I decided I needed to give the products a try and placed an order.

Take on the Day Primer from Fergie Center Stage Collection [For my Primas]

For a $5 primer, this stuff is amazing.  I prefer it to the $7 Milani Eyeshadow Primer, which is both more runny and more yellow.  Wet n Wild’s Fergie Colleciton primer is a lighter neutral color.  As compared to the infamous Urban Decay Primer Potion, I think it is less tacky.  On days where I am lazy about my skin care routine, and thus have oilier lids, I find the Wet n Wild Primer doesn’t do as well, so for those with very oily lids it may not be a good choice.

Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio [I Got Good Jeans]

This isn’t the most everyday of the Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trios (that might be Walking on Eggshells) and I am generally nervous around blue eyeshadows.  But I love navy blue and gold together so I took a chance.  These are quite pigmented and very pretty.  I’ve read that they shatter easily, but luckily the pans are separated so it can be repaired (though you lose the cute words, which actually stay into use).  I haven’t travelled with these and I may avoid doing so given their fragility.

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H20 Proof Liquid Eyeliner [Ultra Black]

This stuff is definitely waterproof.  My water-based makeup remover doesn’t move it and even my foaming cleanser doesn’t do much.  I typically use mineral oil to wash my face before my foaming cleanser and that takes it right off.  The brush is a little thick, but it is easier to use than the Almay liquid liner (my review).  I generally prefer pen liquid eyeliners to pots so I may be biased.  My one complaint is that it takes a bit to dry, so opening your eyes too soon results in enormous, seemingly indelible, black marks in your eyeshadow.

Perfect Pout Lip Color from Fergie Center Stage Collection [Pagan Angel]

I’ll admit the primary reason I bought this lipstick was for the name.  How could I turn down a $4 black lipstick called Pagan Angel?  I couldn’t.  The formula is very creamy, but doesn’t seem to get soft in warmer temperatures like some of my other very creamy lip products.  It’s extremely pigmented!  The swatch below is two coats.  I ordered this lipstick from Drugstore.com and the first one arrived broken, but they sent me a new one and I was able to melt the broken one into a pot for Lizzie Lee.  Because the formula is so creamy it’s easily applied from the tube or with a brush.  The tube is not cut in the classic lipstick point so I’ve found a brush is helpful for touching up the corners.

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Color Icon Bronzer [Reserve Your Cabana]

While this product is listed as a bronzer, in this shade it is definitely a highlight.  I think the darker shades could be beautiful highlighters for darker complexions as well.  This highlight produces a really nice natural “glow” kind of highlight, it’s very different from the highlight in the Urban Decay Naked Flushed pallette, which unsurprisingly gives a flushed appearance, and also from Benefit’s Watt’s Up, which creates a sharper cheekbone.  The best part about this highlight is that compared to the $30 you’d spend for either the Naked Flushed or Benefit Watt’s Up, this Wet n Wild bronzer is $4.  The only complaint I have is about the compact it comes in.  It’s quite large, which is nice for the amount of product you get, but the cover is a flimsy plastic dome, making it impossible to stack.  Given the crumbly consistency of most Wet n Wild powder products, I have considered repotting this into a different compact, but I don’t have a spare.  I’ve been hunting through antique stores, so if I find something nice I’ll post a tutorial on how I do it!

Color Icon Look

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I was really hesitant to follow the labels in the pans of this Wet n Wild trio, as my usual way to wear this would be to use the two blue shades on my lid, and possibly use the gold on the bottom lid — similar to my pink shimmer look with Maybelline Color Tattoos.  But I wanted to give a shot for this review.  I used the tried and true scotch tape method to get a crisp edge on my shadow.  I first patted the gold “eyelid” shadow all over my lid, then used a small liner brush to draw in the crease with the “crease” shadow, and used a blending brush to smooth out this dark blue into the light blue “browbone” shade.

I used the Wet n Wild Color Icon Bronzer as a highlight on my cheekbones.  I love how soft a glow this bronzer provides, it’s noticeable yet natural looking.  For the rest of my cheeks, I used a cool toned golden blush from Milani’s Baked Blush collection called Dolce Pink and my favorite contour shade, NYX Blush in Taupe.  Here I’ve used a lighter more natural contour, below I’ve used the same product for more dramatic contour on my cheeks and a very light contour on my nose.

Pagan Angel Look

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I used the new Milani Anti Feathering Lip Liner in Transparent to line under the black lipstick.  Clear lip liners are great if you don’t want to spend money on every color of lip liner, but they’re also handy for unusual lip colors.  I applied the Wet n Wild Fergie Collection lipstick directly from the tube, using a brush to touch up the corners.  After applying the black lipstick, I used my NYX Wonder Pencil in Light to touch up my lip line.  I applied some of the Love Each Other’s mattifying finishing powder over my lips to lessen the shine.  This lipstick does transfer fairly easily without the powder applied over it, sometimes leaving black spots on teeth.  Were I wearing this out for the day, I would wear the lip color matte like this, and carry my NYX Wonder Pencil with me for touch ups.

I wanted to keep everything cool toned, so instead of using my usual brow powder, I used Love Each Other’s Toke.  Similarly for my cheeks, I used NYX Taupe blush as a contour shade and a cool toned matte blush from Love Each Other called Lovely Pet.  I used my NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in Milk as a highlight under my foundation.

For my eyes, I wanted to create a dark grey and purple smokey eye.  I patted on a first layer of Love Each Other’s Bowl which is a matte charcoal black.  Then I used Love Each Other’s Perp to smoke out the crease and give it a cool purpley color.  I messily lined my eyes with Revlon’s Color Stay liner in black, and smudged this out with the matte black shadow from my NYX Love in Paris pallette in A La Mode.  I used a light application of the matte white shadow from this same pallette to highlight the inner corner of my eyes and blend out the purple eyeshadow to my brow.

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