February 5, 2014

Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter Single Bleached

Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter Single Bleached - swatches, review, wear test | Manicurity.com

I stumbled into a new display of Wet n Wild items recently and frantically grabbed a bunch of things because Wet n Wild is my weakness - the perfect combo of bright, pretty colors at a budget-friendly price point (it's like they're giving it away to me for free almost!). One of my purchases was a shade of the new for 2014 Color Icon Glitter Single cream 'shadow' in the color Bleached. And it is beautiful!

Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter Single Bleached - swatches, review, wear test | Manicurity.com

Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter Single Bleached - swatches, review, wear test | Manicurity.com

Bleached is a glitter "cream" product - a clear, slick gel base "infused with aloe and coconut oil" stuffed with glitter pieces. I chose Bleached from the many new glitter Color Icon shades because the glitter pieces shift from gold to orange to green (like the flakies in my favorite flakie polishes do!). The glitter pieces are slightly bigger than what I typically see in something like a pressed eyeshadow and definitely look like glitter; no subtle that-glitter-could-pass-for-shimmer glitter here.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter Single Bleached - swatches, review, wear test | Manicurity.com
Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter Single Bleached - swatches, review, wear test | Manicurity.com
blended on my hand | swatched on my finger | on my cheekbone

I patted a little of Bleached between my brow bone and crease area because I am weird about glitter near my eyes, but was feeling a little rebellious I guess! 30 minutes after patting some of Bleached on it migrated pretty far down my lid towards my lashline (especially near the outer corner) and the slick/creamy base also caused my eyeshadow to crease drastically on one eye (literally it's creasing in my crease). Ideally I would like to put this product in the very center of my lid so that it catches the light, but I'm a little bit nervous to put Bleached nearer to my precious sight orbs. For fun I also tried Bleached as a highlight on my cheekbones ((above photo)), but I would never rock that look unless it was for a costume party; I find the glitter too big for highlighting.

Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter Single Bleached - swatches, review, wear test | Manicurity.com
freshly applied | creasing (after 30 mins)

For Face and Body Only

Now I feel like it's important to discuss glitter, eyeballs, and how those relate to each other. This product - the Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter Single - is marketed as a shadow, described as a shadow in their official product description (online) and goes so far as to say it's crease proof (which to me is eyeball related, because where are you putting body glitter that it has a chance to crease?), it is listed under 'eye' and then 'shadow' on the official WnW website, AND placed near other eyeshadows in store displays...and yet it clearly states on the back of the package that you should definitely only use it on your face and body. This is not surprising but it does give me pause (gives me pause about putting it nearer to my eyeballs because I don't have a spare pair sitting around, but that would be very Minority Report-esque). Why is this 'not for eyes' thing not surprising? Glitter is not FDA approved for the eye area!

Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter Single Bleached - swatches, review, wear test | Manicurity.com

Cosmetics grade glitters are more safe if you're willing to put glitter near your precious eyeballs because they are usually comprised of round glitter pieces (no sharp corners to scratch you!). Also, cosmetics grade glitters are typically made of a soft polyester vs. sharp metals or plastics used for craft-store or automotive type glitter. I'm not here to tell you if you should or should not put glitter on your eyelids; that's a personal choice. If you're a super beautiful badass and you want to put glitter on your lids, make sure you use a sticky base to keep the glitter in place and out of your eyes!

Overall

I think Bleached is beautiful but I don't know that I am brave enough to wear it on my actual eyelids; the 'creamy' gel base is slick and I have issues with creasing on a good day. This seems like a better fit for someone that doesn't struggle with cream-type products creasing and/or someone more willing to ignore warning labels. Why did I buy a glitter product that I am too chicken to use?! TBH I was too distracted by the *~*glitter*~* in the store and forgot about all the reviews I had read about this product NOT being eye safe -____- But it was only a dollar so I think I'll survive!

Do you wear glitter on your eyes? Have you picked up any of the new Wet n Wild Color Icon Glitter Singles?!


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9 comments:

  1. I felt a bit like 'oh, I thought it was eyeshadow' with the NYX primal colours. They're not meant for the eye area, even though I thought they were just highly pigmented eyeshadows. A little bummed, but I'll probably use them as eyeshadows anyway with a nice base.

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    1. hey i was just wondering if theres really any harm in wearing these as an eyeshadow? cause its really hard to find a good, cheap red shadow..

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    2. @Picasso_Esque @Jess Awad some pigments aren't approved near the eye area by the FDA but are legal in other countries (like the Urban Decay Electric palette) just as glitter is not approved in the USA. They're all use at your own risk so it's up to you to decide! I personally seem to be sensitive/allergic to some red and purple dyes so I haven't really pulled the trigger on neon reds or purples eyeshadows :D

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  2. Love this! Need it! But I can't find these singles. All I ever find are the bigger ones with multiple shadows. :(

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    1. I found this in one of those like side end-cap displays at a Walgreens; sometimes they're tricky and sort of hidden on the ends :p

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    2. Woohoo! Found it today! :) Love the price on it too!

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