Thursday, August 1, 2013

Wet n Wild ColorIcon Nude Awakening Palette (limited edition)

Wet n Wild Nude Awakening Palette - direct sunlight
Don't you love it when you go scouring, store after store and score the thing you love most?  For me, it was Wet n Wild's Nude Awakening Palette (#34051).  This was released as a limited edition some time ago, but they starting to reappear in stores like Walgreen's, Meijer, etc.  The 8 pan palette was purchased for $4.99 USD, net wt. 0.3oz/8.5g.

WnW Nude Awakening Palette Ingredients - direct sunlight
WnW Nude Awakening open - direct sunlight
Nude Awakening is split in two groups if you will, with both sides labeled for what part of the eye they are for.  I do not follow this as you can use these colors where you want, how you want.  The left side of the pan are more day neutrals.  All but one of these shadows is shimmery.  The third shadow down on left side is a beautiful, creamy matte.

The right side of the palette are all nicely saturated, shimmery shadows.  These are more nighttime neutrals.  Again, you can use these colors whenever you would like!

WnW Nude Awakening palette swatches - direct sunlight
There are no color names on this palette.  From left to right:  I will describe them as best I can.
custard(satin), taupe(shimmer), camel brown(matte), dark brown with black(shimmer), bronze(metallic),mocha chocolate brown(shimmer), gunmetal(shimmer), black(silver shimmers)

Nude Awakening's shadows are soft, ultra blendable, although that black can be a bit tricky.  The pigmentation is fantastic...All of the swatches above were done without a primer.  Some of the shadows have a bit more fallout than the others, but I am willing to work with it as these shadows are really fantastic.  They have a nice wear time as well.  With primer, I can go about 7 hours before I notice any wearing or fading.

If you are a neutrals girl....I suggest running out and getting it before it goes away again :)

*product shown was purchased by the passenger element blog.  All opinions are my own*


  1. This is one of my favorite palettes! <3

  2. I love Wet n Wild eyeshadows! I haven't been able to find any of the newer palettes near me, but hopefully soon!

    1. I hear ya! I looked in a ton of stores and stalked for weeks. Although it is nice knowing there are so many makeup lovers out there!

  3. I've been wanting to get my hands on this for so long!

    1. I hope you do Betzy....its such an awesome palette!