I did a poll on Instagram recently on which eyeshadow palette people would want to see reviewed. The Wet n Wild’s, Rose’ in the air was pitted against the Huda Warm Brown Obsessions palette….and 67% of you voted for the Wet n Wild palette! I was a bit surprised, but then not surprised. Times are tough, so people want value for money and also want to not need to import every palette they love. Wet n Wild is an amazing drug store brand…for me I may rate them as the best value at the drugstore currently. So as surprised as I was, I’m glad that I am getting to review a palette that I myself was very excited to get my hands on!
The Modern Renaissance Palette from Anastasia Beverly Hills was the palette I probably lusted over for all of 2017. I have purchased many palettes during the last year, but I gave up ever owning the ABH palette. When my husband got me theSoft Glam palette recently, that was it…the lust for the MR palette was gone. Well that was until I spotted the Rose in the Air palette by Wet n Wild. The colour palette is practically identical… but obviously the main difference is…it’s a fraction of the price! I figured there was no harm in buying the Wet n Wild offering to try out.
What is the Rose in the Air palette about?
Powerfully pigmented, buttery-soft, glides on like a dream. That’s what we dreamed up with our reformulated Color Icon eyeshadows. Our reformulated Color Icon hues come in a mix of coveted colors, from shimmery daytime hues to sultry shades for cocktail hours—including new matte transitional shades for impeccable blending.
This palette is a warm toned palette with spicy orange shades and berries and mauves. There are 8 matte shades and 2 shimmer shades. I love having more mattes than shimmers personally, so to me this is fine, but maybe one more shimmer would not have been a bad idea.
Pricing and packaging
The packaging is pretty standard, plastic and light. It feels cheap, but at the end of the day I don’t buy palettes for what they look like. Okay sometimes I do…but not drugstore items. Cheaper packaging keep costs down, so that’s just a mention, not a negative per se. These palettes retail for around R119,95 from Clicks.
My thoughts and swatches
I love the shade selection of this palette. The warm tones and the mauvey shades…..they just really are so pretty. I also love the new layout of these palettes, because for a newbie to makeup, I think this would be very helpful.
The mattes don’t swatch wonderfully with the finger, but they perform really well on the eyes. I love the 2 transition shades, one being a pukey warm brown and then a more cool-toned brown. The shades are pigmented enough, but can be built up. It’s nice to have a more muted pigment, because it can be intimidating for people who don’t want a punch of colour. There’s no patchiness or muddiness, so the mattes can hold their own in my opinion.
The shimmers…. hmmmm. Okay, so the shimmers swatch fine and are really pretty within this palette. However….on the eyes….they do not last. Within 3 to 4 hours I noticed it was very faded and by the 6 to 8hr mark…there was nothing there. As if there’d never been anything on my lids.
Would I recommend it?
The mattes in this palette are lovely and work well. You don’t struggle with them and the shade selection is stunning. The shimmers are a pass for me. So I would say…if you’re new to makeup or don’t like spending hundreds of rands on an eyeshadow palette….I would recommend this palette, even if just for the matte shades. If you’re going to an event and you only need your makeup (shimmer shades specifically) to look good for around 4hrs then you’ll have no issue with this.
I’ve previously reviewed the Comfort Zone palette and that palette I really loved. I know that one has also been reformulated and repackaged, so I’m curious to know if it performs as well as its predecessor. Have you tried any of the new Wet ‘n Wild palettes? What are your thoughts?