Wednesday, April 18, 2018

wet n wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Quads ~ Review + Swatches

It's wet n wild Wednesday, so today I'm sharing a short and sweet post about the newly reformulated Color Icon Eyeshadow Quads.

Wet n wild (somewhat) recently improved their eyeshadow by upping the ante on the pigment. In all honesty, I never tried the old formula, so I can't personally compare it. From what I've heard and read, it's apparently an improvement. These quads feature a transition shade, brow shade, eyelid shade and a crease shade. Long story short, they're complementary shades meant to be worn together.

There are 6 wet n wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Quads available and I'm going to share my thoughts on the 4 that I was gifted. These quads are very similar in the fact that the mattes and the light shimmer shades need to be built up. They're all pretty blendable, and wear for most of the day when worn on top of primer. I always wear these with a base or primer because I find that they lack that wow factor without it.

Silent Treatment 337 is a neutral quad that is great for day looks, although you could certainly smoke it out for night looks. This is probably the most universally flattering of the 4 I have.

Walking On Eggshells 340B is by far my favourite of the four. This quad features warm nudes that would suit a variety of skintones. I'm particularly fond of the crease and eyelid shades, often wearing them solo on my lids. I love the romantic vibes this quad gives me, and I can totally see myself reaching for it year round.

Hooked On Vinyl 343B was the first quad that caught my eye and I was so excited to use it. Until I did. The warm orangy tones are gorgeous, but I just can't with the green crease shade. I like it, but not with the other shades in the palette. It's too deep, dark and intense to be worn with such soft shades. These are supposed to be complete quads, and this one isn't (for me). That's just my personal opinion.

Petalette 344B was another miss for me. This quad features some seriously pretty pink and mauve shades, but I just don't suit cool toned mauves. The transition shade shows up like a bruise on me and the brow bone shade lacks pigment. The eyelid shade is ok, and I can see myself wearing it with other shadows from my collection.

Quality wise, these quads are decent enough and the price is more than affordable. I'm not crazy about the colour combos on some of them, but that's just personal preference.  I prefer wet n wild's 10 pan palettes (review on those here) but these are still pretty good.

You can find these products in store at Rexall, online at and

*pr samples were generously provided for editorial consideration. As always, all opinions are my own.

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