Category: Product Review

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Swatches and Thoughts

I’ve had this eyeshadow palette for a few months now. I don’t reach for it much because I have other eyeshadows I’m actively trying to pan, but this is a wonderful (and cheap!) set of eyeshadows. I absolutely adore the bottom right shade; it’s stunning on the eye and fun to work with. I don’t apply these without primer or without NYX Jumbo Eye Pencils in Milk or Black Bean, so I’m not completely sure how they would work on a completely bare eye. I also always use a matte base shade and crease shade, so I’ve never solely used this palette (which, to me, is it’s only downside.) On my arm I put a line of Wet n Wild PhotoFocus Eyeshadow primer, a line of NYX Milk and then NYX Black Bean. I also have a swatched onto my bare skin for comparison. I went with the left side first, then the right side. IMG_7185 (2)

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^Swatches without flash^IMG_7183 (2)

^Swatches with flash^

I used Temptalia’s website to help me describe the shades because I’m straight up garbage when it comes to that. Her descriptions of the shades are in parentheses; everything else is my opinion.

  • The left side browbone shade (warm beige with a soft, frosted finish) is very usable on my skintone; it’s great for a subtle eye highlight. It blends well with the other colors as well.
  • The left side eyelid (rosy copper with a frost finish) really only looks good when using NYX Milk as a base. I don’t use this shade very often, but I have no complaints with blendability or pigment.
  • The left crease shade (warm, medium-dark golden brown with a pearly sheen) is decent, but also not a shade I use very often. I wouldn’t use it in the crease only because I struggle using anything other than matte eyeshadow in my crease.
  • The left side definer shade (dark, burgundy and copper shimmered brown with subtle red undertones) looks just like the right side crease shade when applied to my eyes. I only use it very lightly on the outer v of my eye, and even then I’m not crazy about it.
  • The right side browbone (pale, dirty gray-pewter with a white, frosted sheen) is just as good as the left side one, and works with mostly any eye look I do.
  • I really like the right side eyelid shade (subdued, springy green with a golden sheen). It looks great over any base I use, and is super fun to work with. It’s my second favorite to use from this palette, besides the right side definer shade.
  • The right side crease shade (charcoal brown with a pearly sheen) looks like a cooler version of the left side crease. I use it for the same thing as that one.
  • The right side definer shade (red-brown with a teal duochrome and frosted finish) is one of my favorite eyeshadows ever, and it POPS when on top of both NYX Milk and Black Bean. It performs decently on just primer, but whenever I seem to wear it I want it to be the star of the show. It really loses its “wow factor” without any primers.

Final thoughts: I would repurchase this palette 1000x just to get that right side definer shade. It’s fun to work with and pretty inspiring, and that price can’t be beat.

Mascara Comparisons

Right now I own four mascaras. The format for each picture is the product, bare lashes, one coat of mascara, and then a second coat.

  • Too Faced Better Than Sex (deluxe size)

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I bought this mascara for $12.00 at Ulta. When it comes to non-drugstore mascara, I never want to buy a full size because I’ll never finish them and have to toss them anyway. I like this mascara a lot for my everyday makeup. It does not flake, and gives my lashes a nice fluffy, full look. It’s a little expensive for my taste, but is definitely something I’d look into repurchasing.

  • Benefit They’re Real! (deluxe size)

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I also bought this at Ulta for $12.00. It’s the same deal as the Better Than Sex mascara in that I wouldn’t buy a full size tube and even the deluxe mini size is a bit too pricey for me. It really separates my lashes and lengthens them more, but I much prefer the fluffiness I get from the Better Than Sex mascara.

  • Maybelline Volum’ Express The Colossal Spider Effect mascara- classic black

IMG_6794.JPGSorry about the lighting and distance change in the second coat picture; I didn’t realize it until after I was putting it together. I got this for $6.99 at Ulta. In theory, I love love LOVE the aesthetic of spider lashes. The Maybelline Colossal Spider Effect mascara doesn’t quite achieve that, and even if it did, I have to admit it wouldn’t look good on me. The formula is great as in it doesn’t run or flake on me and I’ll forever love most Maybelline mascaras, but this one is a definite WNR (would not repurchase).

  • Covergirl Clump Crusher Waterproof mascara- very black

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The Covergirl Clump Crusher Waterproof mascara isn’t something I use on my top lashes. I use it for my bottom lashes, even though it is a bit too much. I like the formula, it’s a decent mascara, I’m just still on the hunt for my perfect bottom mascara. I bought it for $7.99 at Ulta.

 

If I had to rank them from best to worst, it’d be Better Than Sex, Clump Crusher, They’re Real, and Colossal Spider Effect. I’m not a huge fan of the name “Better Than Sex” nor the Too Faced aesthetic, but the way it makes my lashes fuller is something I’ve yet to find in another mascara. It’s the first time I’ve bought a deluxe tube, so if it can last for three months without drying out, it might be my holy grail mascara. Hell, if it could last two months without drying up it’ll be HG.

I’ve read a lot of good things about L’OrĂ©al mascaras, I’ll have to look into those once it’s time to toss out the Maybelline and Covergirl mascaras (which is the end of June.)