Wet N Wild Lights Off Palette Swatches and Review
Wet n Wild has released four new Color Icon 10-Pan eyeshadow palettes. I picked up the one called “Lights Off” which has a mostly cool-toned color scheme. These retail for $5.99, and there are four different color versions. One of them is clearly a dupe for Urban Decay Naked Honey. I’ve been pretty impressed with the Lights Off palette, so I’m considering picking up a few others to review. Let me know if you’re interested in me reviewing more of these.
Link to the 10-Pan Palettes on Wet n Wild’s Website (see all four color stories)
I picked this up at Walmart, but I see it’s also available at Ulta. Link to purchase from Ulta.com.
This palette swatched very nicely.
Comparisons to Other Products
The first photo compares one of the shimmer shades from the Lights Off palette to other shades in my collection. I found this shade to be very interesting…it’s kind of a duochrome I think. It has a sparkle, but it’s not chunky. It has kind of a watery type effect I think. I feel like this shade is trying to be like some of the more unique/interesting shades that higher end/Indie makeup brands are doing lately. From the swatches I did, I found it to be most similar to Colourpop’s Glass Bull, but a more toned down version of that.
Applying this shade with your finger works best. It takes quite a bit of pressure to get it out of the pan.
The next photo shows the Wet n Wild Lights Off palette compared to the most similar palette in my collection – which tunred out to be the Naked Wild West palette by Urban Decay!! Do you think Wet n Wild meant to dupe the Wild West palette? Or do you think this is just a coincidence? They have a similar vibe, but it’s not a shade for shade dupe.
The silver shade (Cowboy Rick in the Urban Decay Naked Wild West Palette) DOES have an exact dupe in the lights off palette. Actually, the silver shade in the Lights Off palette performs much better being creamier and more opaque but still retaining that silver sparkle.
See my post on the Urban Decay Wild West palette for many detailed images/swatches from that palette.
A few looks I’ve done using the Wet n Wild Lights Off eyeshadow palette. The first photo just shows the palette shades with numbers on them so that you can tell which shade I used for the eye looks since this palette does not have shade names.
Review and Conclusion
Overall, I’m finding the formula of this palette to be pretty nice. Definitely worth $5.99! I wouldn’t say it’s the most impressive formula ever, but I really think that’s too much to ask for $5.99. I think you can get a big variety of looks from this palette with the different finishes and wide range of tones from light to deep. I’ve used the deeper shades as liners, and that worked very well for me. Shade 4 (gray/taupe) took a bit of building up on the lid (multiple applications), so I didn’t find it extremely pigmented, but I think that’s ok….it makes it a bit easier to work with but might not be pigmented enough for deeper skin.
The shimmer shades I have labeled 2 and 3 are the stand outs in this palette, I think it’s worth picking up this palette just for those shades alone. Shades 1 (beige shimmer), 5 (copper shimmer), 7 (deep brown matte), and 10 (black) are super common eyeshadow colors so you probably already have many of these in your collection. But they are workhorse shades that get used really often, so it’s nice to have them in a palette.
So yeah…for $5.99 I think you get your money’s worth, I frequently pay that much for just one single shadow.
Link to Wet n Wild Lights Off Palette at Ulta.com
Thanks for reading! Happy blending!