Wet N’ Wild Beauty Fantasy Makers Paint Palette Review + Swatches (Metallics, Brights)

     Oooo am I excited! Halloween is just next month and finally, brands are beginning to release their fantasy makeup lines. This means the color is back in business, and everything wild goes! Since, last year I was privy to purchasing Wet N’ Wild’s LIMITED Edition Fantasy Makers Paint Palette that featured a paint like white, orange, black, and purple, I figured indulging in the new 6-pan paint palettes would ONLY be natural. These palettes come in 4 different color schemes, but today I have the Mettalics, and Brights palette to talk to you loves about! Please know that this blog post is NOT sponsored, and I did indeed purchase both $5.99 palettes with my own money…or well, my mom did as a surprise, hehe. Enjoy!

     Wet N’ Wild has really come up in the makeup world! I remember seeing them in the drugstore as a younger lass and them having a “pixie dust” line. I was entranced by the shimmering multi-colored hues but also disappointed by how unpigmented the line was. WELL! From rags to…makeup, hot dog, they have really upped themselves to higher quality. Anyways, back on subject, it is said that these palettes feature a “…highly pigmented and creamy formula [that] applies smoothly and is perfect for mixing and matching to create the perfect Halloween look.” (WetnWildbeauty.com). Your Lillee has put them to the swatchy test! Below is each palette along with swatches on my bare arm, with honest thoughts, and product specs.

     The Metallics palette! OO LA LA. This palette like the other three has 6 colors, and has a sturdy and sleek case to boot! I mention this because last year the palette was flimsy, and broke upon my first usage. This, however, is strongly made and really “seals” the colors in! I also enjoy how one can stick this in their purse without any troubles. When it comes to how the product performs, however, this is another story! While each color has wonderful pigment, as seen on my arm, I found that the rustic shade and the gold shade were upon the two that applied best. It appeared to me that after rubbing in the pan twice, which wastes product, one picks up more oil, than pigment! For me, this is not much of an issue as I probably will use these for my skin, and on my lips, but for those who plan to use this on the lids, I feel it would not be in good taste. You will end up creasing!

     These shades overall have a cooler tone to em’, besides the rust and gold, and to my surprise have a beautiful metal like sheen without ANY shimmer or glitter! It’s pure metals. They glide on super smooth, and are silky upon application just as Wet N’ Wild likes to market! Below are swatches of two shades on my fingers to exemplify the oil/pigment situation. Perhaps these products need time to “warm” up, or perhaps that’s just the product! Be that as it may, the purple performed the worst of the colors and took 6 coats on my arm before an “opaque” base was shown.

Ingridents List: Dicaprylyl Succinate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ceresin, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Ozokerite, Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Silica, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Tocopherol, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Sorbitan Laurate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Tin Oxide, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Blue 1 Lake/CI 42090, Carmine/CI 75470, Chromium Oxide Greens/CI 77288, Ferric Ferrocyanide/CI 77510, Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77499, Mica, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891

     BOOM, in your face pigment! The Wet N’ Wild Brights palette almost reminded me of a Nyx Cosmetics item, but c’est la vie. This palette features 6 bright colors with extreme pigment! When I say extreme, I AM NOT kidding! Unlike with the metallic shades, these seemed to have less of a concentration of oil and applied thickly like a lipstick. I actually was taken back because the boldness is spectacular and just what I was seeking! Now, I am not sure how these will hold up on the skin because staining was left behind between the bold red shade, and the bold pink shade.

     Each color performed the same, and only took one circular rub in the pan to warm things up! The fun part about these palettes is they are NOT water activated, thus fast application can be achieved! Do give them at least 2 warms up, and a chance, however. As far as application goes, they glided right on, stayed opaque, and were actually difficult to remove, which I do not mind! They have amazing staying power.  For the most part, you have primary colors (red, yellow, blue) with secondary hues (green, orange) and a slight tertiary color (pink although it can look like a magenta) added in! It is a well-rounded color palette and is easily mixed in-between shades. For example, you can mix the orange and yellow together for a lighter shade! The formula allows one to control the desired color one would like the achieve, and is extremely blendable, thus you can add as much as three shades together. Below is one swatch of my finger to the pan, one swatch of two colors mixed, and my arm post removal!

Ingredients List: Dicaprylyl Succinate, Isononyl Isononanoate, Neopentyl Glycol Diheptanoate, Bis-Behenyl/Isostearyl/Phytosteryl Dimer Dilinoleyl Dimer Dilinoleate, Bis-Diglyceryl Polyacyladipate-2, Ceresin, Hydrogenated Polydecene, Ozokerite, Synthetic Wax, Polyethylene, Silica, Helianthus Annuus (Sunflower) Seed Oil, Vitis Vinifera (Grape) Seed Oil, Lecithin, Phenoxyethanol, Sorbic Acid, Propylene Glycol Stearate, Tocopherol, Polysorbate 20, Propylene Glycol Laurate, Sorbitan Laurate, Glycine Soja (Soybean) Oil, Calcium Titanium Borosilicate, Hydrogenated Polyisobutene, Palmitic Acid, Tin Oxide, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Blue 1 Lake/CI 42090, Carmine/CI 75470, Chromium Oxide Greens/CI 77288, Ferric Ferrocyanide/CI 77510, Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77499, Mica, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891

     What do you loves think of these amazing Halloween pallets? Planning on using em’ as a base shade for your eyelids, or as a ghoul forward face paint palette? In my honest thoughts, the Brights palette performed best and deserves a full 9.5/10. I am taking off one point for the factor that while each color is pigmented, one still must build up at least to another coating! When it comes to the Mettalics palette it deserves a 7.5/10, simply because of the pigment situation. Despite these downfalls, I honestly do love these two gems! I am not one who WON’T give something a try, for unless on my skin it doesn’t react well. Do stay tuned for this post to be updated mid-October to see what the palette looks like on my skin with several different makeup looks!

     I hope all of you enjoyed this review, XOXO. If you do, PLEASE stay tuned, and follow me on social media (Twitter @RealLilleeJean, Instagram @lilleejean, and @thaeyeballqueen) for updates!

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