Now on to the matter at hand: Wet and Wild's Comfort Zone palette. It is infamous in the beauty blog world, and with reason: it is absolutely AMAZING and let me tell you why I think so.
First off, I audibly let out a "YESSS" in my local WalMart when I saw this on the shelf because to my knowledge, I didn't think it was available in Canada. But Canadians, it sure is. And it is only $4.99.
I am absolutely floored by this palette. Swatching it was heaven - the shadows are all creamy and extremely pigmented. I though, "gee, if they feel that good, and are that pigmented, there must be a catch - maybe they aren't very long wearing". Well, I tested that thought and on my oily lids, with primer, they have lasted longer than a lot of my MAC shadows (I'm lookin' at you Copperplate). Fall out is almost non-existent, especially if you pat the shadows on with a stiffer brush (which I always do anyway).
Let's move on to the pictures shall we?
The shadows do not have names but for swatching purposes, I have given them a number, starting from the upper left to bottom right, 1 to 8.
Now, for comparison purposes, I pulled out my MAC and various eye shadows to see if these are similar to what I already own.
Now the question everyone is asking, that last shadow is not a dupe for MAC's Club! It's an improvement from Club!
Wet and Wild's #8 shade is STUNNING. It's completely unique. Here's a quick look I created with it. I have MAC's Carbon blended out in my crease and outer corner. As you can see, the flash is still visible when applied on the eyelid.
The moral of the story: this palette is absolutely awesome. For someone who doesn't own too many shadows, this would be the perfect inexpensive way to start exploring. The shadows are buttery, do not have excessive fall out and the palette has a good mix of neutral, cool and warm shadows. Even if I have many, many shadows to choose from, I know I will be using this palette simply because of the quality of the shadows and how long they last on me.
This only downside to this is that the flimsy packaging ensures that if this palette is dropped, the shadows will most likely break. But at $5, it's better than smashing my NARS Laguna Bronzer. So I can definitely live with that.
How was everyone's weekend? My boy and I usually spend our weekends watching movies (we're movie buffs) and relaxing. Movies this weekend were Francis Ford Coppola's Tetro and Milos Forman's The People vs Larry Flynt. Both were very good! It baffles me how many movies I have yet to watch and how many I have already seen. I feel like I'll never catch up!