Wednesday, October 9, 2013

New Release from Wet n Wild Fergie Collection: Review & Swatches

Wet n Wild has been putting out new limited edition Fergie palettes each season since its first debut earlier in the year, but those never caught my eye. Now that there are new On Edge Creme Eyeliners and a new shade of Take on the Day Eyeshadow Primer, I'm all in a tizzy. Yea to new things!

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

There are 4 new palettes in this release as well (shown above), along with older staples. As usual it's an affordable price for drugstore finds, but a little more expensive than the core Wet n Wild line. I've reviewed Take on the Day Eyeshadow Primer here, and the On Edge Creme Liner in Little Black Dress here. Refer to those for more details on formulation and wear. The newer colors perform just as well as their original counterparts. 

The Take on the Day Eyeshadow Primer in A Little Party... is a pretty rose-silver shade. It applies nicely on the lids, and keeps shadows put. No budging or fading throughout the day. Also I actually think the application is slightly better than the original since there is no tacky consistency. I really hope this isn't limited edition. The display says it is, but the packaging itself doesn't.

The two new shades of the On Edge Creme Eyeliner are Cobalt Vault, a bright marine blue with silver specks, and Gunmetal Grape, a shimmery violet. Each packaging is still in a tightly sealing glass container with the cap color matching the liner color. It also comes with a eyeliner brush. As you can see from the picture, it's very wide, making eyeliner application difficult. I don't remember the original eyeliner brush being that wide, but I don't have it handy to compare it. I left it 3000+ miles away, and won't be back until December. The brush would be more useful if you want to use the liner as a base. The colors are vibrant enough that it would work well for that purpose.

Also, oddly enough, the formulation of both liners are slightly different. Cobalt Vault has a slightly drier formulation of the two. On initial swipe, the drier formula leads to sheerer color application. However, it's much easier to build up. Also, although there more more obvious flecks of shimmer in this liner, it doesn't fall into the eye or cause any other irritation.
Gunmetal Grape has a slightly wetter formula, so the initial application is more opaque. However, the wetter formula leads to patchiness if built up in layers. Luckily, this one doesn't need layering for color. The purple is a noticeable purple, but yet subtle enough of a color (due to the silver muting some of the intensity), that it's a wearable daily shade. 


Take on the Day Eyeshadow Primer in A Little Party... concentrated on the left, and blended out on the right. Just remember a little goes a long way, and if you apply too much, it won't work as well.

On Edge Creme Eyeliner in Cobalt Vault on the left, and Gunmetal Grape on the right. As you can see from the swatches, Cobalt Vault has more obvious shimmer particles.

Bottom Line: All the new products are great, and the primer is even better than the original. If you get nothing else (since bright liners aren't your thing), then at least get a great drug store eyeshadow primer.

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