Sunday, March 17, 2013

Wet n Wild I Dream of Greenie: Review & Swatches

Since it's St. Patrick's Day, and no one likes being pinched, I figured I'd take this opportunity to do a few reviews on fun green cosmetic options to wear. First off on the list is the Wet n Wild I Dream of Greenie Color Icon Trio.  These are wonderful little trio palettes in general, which should be no surprise as these have been touted all over the makeup community since it's existence.  However, this particular trio doesn't get much love.  Maybe because it's a bunch of greens?  I dunno.  But what better day to pull out this bad boy than St. Patty's?

To continue the review and see swatches, click the link below.

As you can see from the pictures, the color icon eyeshadows tend to be a little on the powdery side.  There is a lot of of fall out in the pan, but as long as you tap the excess off, it applies and stays on the eyelid without any issues. Application is wonderfully smooth and these shadows as a whole are very soft. It does crumble a little (as seen on the Browbone shade in the picture).  As a whole they are very pigmented, whether they are neutrals or bright colors.  There are very few that are not pigmented.  That said, this particular trio has 3 very pigmented eyeshadows. Two are a frost/pearl finish with a high sheen content. The third shade is more of a satin finish with an overlay of fine shimmer. There are no matte shades, which may be a deal breaker for some, but you can always incorporate a matte to tone downe the look.


The following swatches of the I Dream of Greenie shades are on bare skin with no primer. It goes without saying once you look at the swatches that these are highly pigmented shadows. The Browbone shade is a very light frosted sea green shade.  It appears to be nearly white.  Personally I think it's too frosted for my browbones, but it does make a nice corner highlight. The Crease shade is a pearl grass green.  It's a midtone green that's not too dark, but dark enough within this trio to work as a crease shade.  It works well as an overall eyelid color as well.  The Eyelid shade is a bright yellow-green/chartreuse that can be build up to a darker yellow green.  It also has gold shimmer particles that make this color very pretty and rather unique. You know it's quality shadow when an unusual and tricky color like this is pulled off so well.

Browbone, Crease, and Eyelid Shades
Here is a close up of the Eyelid Shade to show the really pretty golden shimmer that peaks out through the satin spring green shade.  Also in the middle of the swatch you can see how it naturally goes a little darker.

Bottom Line: Any of the Wet n Wild Color Icon Trios are a good buy, but I do have a soft spot in my heart for I Dream of Greenie.  If you like greens, and you especially like chartreuse eyeshadows, the price tag on this trio is low enough that it's worth the Eyelid color. The other two colors are pretty with great performance and pigmentation, but nothing too unique.

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