Monday, September 28, 2009

Wet 'n' Wild Fantasy Makers Eyeshadow Duos

Well, I didn't want to let the rest of you down without offering you some kind of a pick-me-up, so I have some new swatches for you :) I figured these ones were moderately time-sensitive, so I decided to bump them forward in the lineup.

As most of you have seen, every year Wet 'n' Wild releases a new set of cosmetics from its Fantasy Makers line, which is known for consistently appearing in stores 1-2 months before Halloween and disappearing shortly afterward. There are a few staples, like black lipstick, black nail polish, glow-in-the-dark nail polish, etc., but other than that, the colors and products change from year to year. I was extremely excited to find four new eyeshadow duos in my local Walgreens' Fantasy Makers display last week since, in my experience, Wet 'n' Wild eyeshadows are usually very nice. (I do have a ridiculous amount of Wet 'n' Wild eyeshadow singles/trios/palettes/etc. swatches to show you, too, but we'll get to that another day!)

I have mixed feelings about these duos, however. As far as quality goes, I was most impressed with Brazen Babe and Glam Ghoul. All four duos were a little bit "softer" than I would have liked; if you swipe a brush across the surface and apply too much pressure, you get a TON of product on the brush and little eyeshadow crumbs everywhere. If you're willing to work with them, though, you can get great results with Brazen Babe and Glam Ghoul, and Hocus Pocus as well, but to a slightly lesser extent. I'm not as enthusiastic about Snake Charmer, though, maybe because I just don't love the colors. It seemed to me like it went on a bit chalkier than the other three, though. I also noticed it had less of a metallic-shimmer look to it, so I think its problems may be more due to the difference in texture than anything. It, too, is workable, however, if you really need those colors for your Halloween costume or something. (Or for real life, but I wouldn't recommend it.)

These are in the same screw-top packaging as regular Wet 'n' Wild MegaEyes single eyeshadows, but with black plastic casing instead of that silver-painted stuff. I haven't tried to de-pot any of them yet, but I'm pretty sure that the two pans of one of these duos sitting side-by-side would be the same size as a regular 1" pan, so they'd fit nicely in a MAC/E.L.F./etc. palette if you wanted them to. Don't hold me to that, though! I'll update this later if I decide to try that and let you know what happened.

Anyway, these duos are $2-3 each and should appear as the Halloween displays continue to roll out over the next few weeks. I found mine at Walgreens, but I'd expect they'll be, you know, pretty much everywhere else before long.

Fantasy Makers Eyeshadow: Brazen Babe, Glam Ghoul, Hocus Pocus, Snake Charmer

5 comments:

  1. I saw these but gave them a side eye...didn't know they would be so pigmented when swatched, may buy a few on the next visit.

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  2. Wow! Those are really a lot better than expected! nice swatches :)

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  3. I haven't seen these! There is a huge display at the Walgreens I visit and they didn't have these:( I am now officially on the hunt!

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