They’re available in six palettes of three matching shadows each — enough to use a different shade on the eyelid, in the crease and along your brow bone.
Because Wet n Wild did the color matching for us, these should help make tough mornings a little easier to bear.
I’ve been using two of the trios lately — Cool as a Cucumber and On Cloud Nine — and despite their diminutive size, I’m still finding a lot to love…
- Highly pigmented: How do you like your eyeshadows? If you like yours rich and pigmented, you’re in luck. Just like the company’s Icon single sisters, these trios apply with hella pigmentation.
- Smooth: These powders sure look and feel more expensive than $3. I’ll say that right now. It’s a refined, elegant look — again, not what I’d expect from $3. As a bonus, shadow fallout is kept to a minimum.
- Wear me out: I’ve been getting about six hours of quality wear time from these (with no signs of creasing), even on my oily lids.
Cool as a Cucumber (left) and On Cloud Nine (right)
Cool as a Cucumber swatches on NC35 skin
On Cloud Nine swatches
On Cloud Nine on eyes
Wearing On Cloud Nine
I think these shadows are great, but Wet n Wild could take ‘em next level with a minor tweak. They’re not quite as easy to blend as the Icon Singles are (as far as I can tell), and I had to work my brushes back and forth a wee bit more than I would have liked to achieve seamless color. It’s a relatively minor quibble and one I’ll happily overlook on account of the price — basically a dollar per pan.
These $3 trios offer women (and dudes who love makeup) an affordable, color-coordinated fix — a complete eye look for less than $5 — and that means another big win for WNW. Makeup and Beauty Blog Rating: A
You might like the Wet n Wild Color Icon Trios if…
- You’ve been wanting to upgrade your eyeshadow collection but don’t want to spend a lot
- You’re new to eyeshadow and/or don’t want to take the time to match colors
- You like smooth, pigmented shadows with very little fallout
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,