13/02/2014

The Silent Zone

Today I have a couple of eyeshadow palettes to review that probably every single beauty blogger and vlogger owns, the Wet n Wild Coloricon Eyeshadow palettes. I don't think there is a single person who wasn't amazed by the quality of these shadows, for their very low price - and in general really. I have two palettes to review today, their eight pan in Comfort Zone and trio in Silent Treatment



































































The packaging is nothing spectacular, you get what you expect with the price you pay. It's functional, rather sturdy with no excess, unnecessary bulk. The clear lids allow the shades inside to be easily seen and they snap shut quite securely. Both palettes come with a brush and sponge tip which will probably end up in the bin. The backs of both palettes, as well as the names embossed into the shadows will help any beginners with shadow placement and in the case of the eight pan, suggestions for different looks. 

I'm sure you have all heard about the formula of these shades somewhere in your journeys through the beauty blogosphere. Pigmented, soft and smooth they are described as being, and I for one have to agree! They are extremely soft to the touch but are not crumbly at all, but are a tad powdery and have little fallout. Their metallic shades are very shiny and are certainly eye catching. Their lasting power is pretty standard (I don't find eyeshadows to really vary in wear time, as long as I have a good primer). I knew that the formula of these shadows would be good but I still seem to be impressed by them! In comparison to higher end shadows like Lorac, I find these to be slightly less smooth and buttery but still offer similar pigmentation.













































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The left side of the Comfort Zone palette is very neutral with pretty, romantic brown hues.

Browbone: A light champagne, cream shade with a frosty, almost iridescent finish.
Eyelid: A light bronzed-pink shade that almost takes on a bit of a rose gold look. It has a metallic finish.
Crease: A medium bronzed-brown shade with a metallic finish.
Definer: A dark, mid-toned brown with a satin-matte finish at its base with coppery red sparkles.























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The right side of the palette is comprised of olivey-green shades but still keeps to the neutral theme.

Browbone: An interesting shade that is more of a green toned, light grey with a frost finish.
Eyelid: An olive toned, medium green shade with a metallic finish.
Crease: A very dark, almost black, forest green which is satin-matte at its base, with golden-green sparkles.
Definer: A stunner of a shade! It is a red brown with a strong blue-green colour shift. It is mainly metallic and bears resemblance to MAC's duochrome shade in Club.

The combination of shades in Comfort Zone is certainly lovely. You can stay neutral and light, or go quite deep and smokey as well as incorporating a bit of colour into the look, whilst staying neutral. My one issue with the shades is that they are all some form of metallic or frost which can be quite overwhelming on the eye. Unless I'm doing a single shadow look, I find it hard to stick to the palette as I simply need some matte shades to break up the shimmer. I've taken photos of the swatches in sunlight so you can see just how shimmery they are.













































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Silent Treatment is a trio of shades that are slightly cooler leaning towards the taupe-y side of neutral.

Browbone: A light icy pink shade with a silver frost finish.
Crease: A dark, cool brown that is almost black. It has a satin-matte finish at its base and golden sparkles scattered throughout. A similar finish to the left Definer and right Crease shades from Comfort Zone.
Eyelid: A taupe-y mushroom grey shade with slight purple tones. It has a metallic finish.

A very versatile palette indeed as within just these three shades you can have a very light eye look or a deep smokey one. Though I prefer warm eyeshadow shades, I cannot deny how pretty these ones are!

I do think I would look into getting a few more shades sometime in the future, but for the meantime these ones are serving me well! I agree with everyone else that these are certainly amazing for their price!

38 comments:

  1. Aren't they gorgeous?! I love the purplish taupe of the Silent Treatment trio. I gave my Comfort Zone palette to Zoe when I was sorting through everything because I never got any wear out of it- the shades are so so beautiful to swatch and play with but I can't seem to make the colours work on the eyes.

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    1. I really like the rose gold shade especially, but always need to reach for matte shadows as they are SO frosty! I remember you saying that in your disappointing products post. Lucky Zoe haha - it's a great beginners palette!

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  2. I own both these palettes too! Though tbh, I've not really used 'Comfort Zone' because I loovee 'Silent Treatment'.
    Great post Tasha and love the swatches! x

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    1. I tend to stick to the Left side of CZ - I want to wear the duochrome shade as it's so pretty, but probably not until I get to my smokey eye phase (which will be a while yet, haha).

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  3. ooo silent treatment looks gorgeous! i own comfort zone and love it so much too. actually got a second one for my mom hehe. great review, lovely swatches! :)

    rachel x
    blush&brunch

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    1. ST is lovely, especially the purple-y taupe shade! Thanks!

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  4. Absolutely beautiful!!! I've been sooo hesitant to get comfort zone because the only shade that I don't have in that palette is the beautiful duochrome! I own two trios and they are so easy to use and so affordable!

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    1. I think it's SO worth the duochrome! It's SUCH a beautiful shade and the palette is a lot cheaper that a single MAC shadow sooo....justified. Haha!

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  5. I both of these and I love them! x

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  6. Loving the colour of the very last definer shade! I have yet to try any WnW products, but everyone raves about the quality :P Currently there's just too many eyeshadows for my little asian lids to handle so I'll have to add these to my (long) wishlist haha

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    1. It's SO intriguing hey?! Haha, considering I don't wear eyeshadow too often, I definitely have too much. Definitely keep WnW in mind if/when you make an online order!

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  7. Got myself both of these palettes recently and I'm loving them so much! A great review - pretty much my thoughts on these palettes! :)

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    1. I think these two are the standouts from the line - for neutral lovers!

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  8. I wish I got Silent Treatment!! I have two of the trios and one of the 6 pans. Love them!
    xxx Kat @ Katness

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    1. Maybe pop it into your cart next time!

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  9. seems like a versatile palette.... sadly wet n wild is not available here in India :'( Would have loved to own this!!

    Pink Tiara

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    1. It's not available here in Australia either but you can purchase it online from various sites like Beautyjoint and Cherry culture who do ship worldwide.

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  10. I love the shades on the palette, very versatile and yet natural :)

    xo Mélane
    Selfhelp | Inspiration | Motivation

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    1. Definitely - you can create a number of different looks!

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  11. Great detailed post.. so glad you got hold of these.
    MISSY IN THE MIRROR

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    1. Thank you! Me too, I've been wanting them for ages!

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  12. I used to really love Wet n Wild eye shadows but sadly they just don't last on my eye lids :( I don't know what it is but even with primer they are faded by the end of the day. I own like 7 palettes from them too!

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    1. That's a shame! I don't notice their staying power to be particularly remarkable nor particularly bad, but hey, for the price you pay!

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  13. This is such an amazing review! I also love Wet N Wild eyeshadows, they truly are a bargain! I also want to say that your photos are looking stunning! Please teach me your ways!!! x

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    1. Aww, thank you Dawn! Haha, I really don't think my photos are anything spectacular - I just point and click?? Haha but I definitely take inspiration from other bloggers' photos who I admire - including yours!

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  14. These palettes are incredible for the price! The packaging makes it easy to tuck into a travel bag as well.
    xx
    Celina | The Celution | Bloglovin’

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    1. Definitely - I think they are of a quality much higher than the price!

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  15. Fab post doll, these look and sound awesome :)x

    The Belle Narrative

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  16. Wish I could get my hands on some of these palettes, they're so convenient and look so pigmented! Gorgeous!x

    Kathryn | effievanity

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    1. They are available on online sites like Beautyjoint and Cherry culture who do ship worldwide!

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  17. I really want to try these, but i'm from the UK so it's so hard to get hold of them :-(

    Sharlotte //

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  18. great swatches! these eyeshadows sure look gorgeous and they're so affordable. I remember I sued to own one of the WnW palettes and I didn't use it at all. Quite a shame :(

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  19. Gorgeous swatches - I wish WnW were available in stores in Australia, it hurts so bad when the postage costs as much as the product itself! :(

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  20. I wish shops in England sold wet n wild products, argh!

    http://hollybumblebeee.blogspot.co.uk

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  21. Gorgeous swatches! Silent Treatment looks really pretty and versatile :)

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