Wet n Wild’s “Daring Downtown” Eyeshadow Palette is going to appeal to those of you who love darker, edgier makeup looks. This is the perfect palette for smokey eyes since it features all shimmering, blackened jewel-tones. These are pretty much all set in a blackened base, with hints of jewel-toned shimmer in each of them. If you like to play with vampy eyeshadow shades, look inside for swatches!
Daring Downtown is the ideal name for this palette because it reminds me of the type of shades you would wear when you’re out and about at night. If you’re going to a party, an event, on a date, or out on the town, this palette will give you the perfect smokey eye. I love how all the basic jewel-toned shades are included. The pigmentation on these was good, although some of the shades were a bit dry. When using this palette, I would definitely plan on using a wet brush for maximum color payoff.
When the light hits this palette, it REALLY dazzles. It’s gorgeous.
You can see that the pigmentation of these is good but can definitely be improved by using a good primer, a nice black base, and a wet eyeshadow brush. My swatches are with no primer, no base, and applied dry.
Each Wet n Wild Eyeshadow Palette retails for $3.99 USD and can be found exclusively at Walgreens stores nationwide. If you haven’t found them yet, don’t despair! I have only seen the display at one of my local Walgreens so far and when you do find it, you cannot miss it because it is huge (and you will see Halloween items with it). For the price of these palettes, you just can’t find a better beauty bargain. It’s a great way to play with color without the commitment to your wallet.
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