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The Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette has been reformulated to a new 10 pan palette. I’ve been using the old palette for years and it was one of the best eyeshadow palette at the drugstore. It had 8 beautiful shimmery shades that were very pigmented and easy to work with.
I’ve created so many eye looks using light and dark colors. I also remember using it 6 years ago for the wedding of a friend and the shadows lasted all night long!
In fact, the color selection was perfect which made that palette very versatile. The only issue with it was that it lacked matte transition shades which are now included in the new 10 pan palette.
We all know that reformulating an old palette is not always a good thing! That’s why a lot of makeup lovers wanted to know if the new formula is as better as the old one. In this review, I’ll be comparing the two palettes and swatching all the colors so let’s find out!
Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
I swatched the old colors on top and you can see each new color under the old correspondent.
The new colors look very similar to the old ones. The only difference is that some new colors are more pigmented than the old ones such as color number 3, 4 and 8.
Here is a complete color description of the new palette:
|Color #1||a medium dark orange with matte finish|
|Color #2||a light shimmery yellow with warm undertone|
|Color #3||a light taupe with slightly metallic finish|
|Color #4||a medium peach with warm undertones and a shimmery finish|
|Color #5||a dark brown with a metallic finish and warm undertone|
|Color #6||a medium green with warm undertone and a shimmery finish|
|Color #7||a medium bronze with warm undertones and a shimmery finish|
|Color #8||dark teal brown with warm undertones and a metallic finish|
|Color #9||a dark glittery black brown|
|Color #10||a matte brown with red undertones|
Wet n wild comfort zone new vs old
As you can see in the pictures, the new palette has two matte shades located in the top and the bottom. They are labeled as ‘transition shades’ and they have a bigger size compared to the other colors. The old eight colors are now redistributed and labeled on the back of the palette. No more engraving into the shadows and their pan size is smaller than the old one.
Both packagings are nice but the new palette is longer and less wide than the old one. It fits perfectly into any small makeup bag and it’s great for travel too. I am a big fan of this new packaging and I think it’s sleek and nice!
The price of the new palette is still the same as the old one. It’s a very affordable palette and it has a great value for the money. The new one is 0.35 oz. and the old one was 0.3 oz.
How is the new formula?
The eyeshadows in the original version had a slightly softer formula. They felt creamier to the touch than the new ones.
The ingredients of the old palette are slightly different too. You can find below the two lists of ingredients for both versions.
Ingredients as per the Wet n Wild Website:
Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Ethyl Macadamiate, Silica, Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Magnesium Myristate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Polybutene, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, o-Cymen-5-ol, Tin Oxide, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water/Eau, Aluminum Hydroxide, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Mica, Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Black 2/CI 77266, Bronze Powder/CI 77400, Ferric Ferrocyanide/CI 77510, Red 40 Lake/CI 16035, Chromium Oxide Greens/CI 77288, Ultramarines/CI 77007, Manganese Violet/CI 77742, Blue 1 Lake/CI 42090].
Old ingredients list:
Talc, Dimethicone, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Magnesium Stearate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Nylon-12, Boron Nitride, Caprylyl Glycol, Polyethylene, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glycerin, Silica Dimethyl Silylate, Silica, [ /- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Black 2/CI 77266, Bronze Powder/CI 77400, Carmine/CI 75470, Chromium Oxide Greens/CI 77288, Ferric Ferrocyanide/CI 77510, Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Mica, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891]
The first ingredient is still talc and there are some new other ingredients that are new.
With that being sad, i don’t think that the new ones are bad at all! In fact, they perform the same on the eyes and they are very easy to work with.
Some of the shades are creamier than the others. The new mattes shades are both pigmented, a little bit powdery and easy to blend.
Color #1 is a medium orange which is perfect to use for day time looks. It doesn’t have a lot of fallout and it lasts well on the eyes.
Color#10 is a dark brown that can be used to create Smokey night time looks. It’s more powdery than Color#1 but it blends nicely on the eyes.
I think that adding these two colors was totally worth it. With two beautiful transition shades, this palette is now complete!
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Here is an eye look I created using the new palette:
I used the Color#8 all over the eyelid and I applied Color#10 as transition shade. I also applied the Color#2 to the center of the eyelid to add a pop of light. Finally, I added Color#2 as an inner color highlight.
For eyeshadow application, i like to use a flat brush or even a sponge. Did you know that using sponge applicators with shimmery or glittery shades gives you the most bold color ever!
This look is perfect for a wedding or a special occasion. It’s also very easy to create and it doesn’t take a lot of time.
The shadows lasted for 7 hours on me which is very impressive. I have oily eyelids and I used a primer to let the shadows last longer. The primer I use is the smashbox Eye primer. There are also other options such as the Milani Eye Primer , the Urban Decay Primer and the too faced primer.
Another option is to use a concealer instead of a primer. This will give the shadows a base to stick to which prolongs their wear time.
For a quick daytime look, apply Color#2 all over the eyelid and Color#1 as a transition shade. To convert the look for the night time, add a dark shade such as Color#5 or 9 into the outer corner of the eye. Blend it lightly and you’re good to go!
So overall, I think that the new Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette is totally worth checking out. It has a very good quality and I think it’s even better than many high end eyeshadow palettes. It’s very affordable and versatile. The eyeshadows are creamy and they blend beautifully on the eyes.
This palette is also perfect for makeup beginners because it has a soft formula that’s easy to work with. This palette is also different from all the other palettes at the drugstore. It’s neutral but it has a nice color selection that can be used to create many unique makeup looks. The fact that they added the two new matte shades was a perfect decision! In fact that was the only complaint many people had on the old palette. Wet n Wild listened to their feedback and improved their product!
If you are just starting with makeup and you want to get an affordable palette to play with different colors, this palette is absolutely worth checking out.
On the other side, if you are a makeup lover and you need to get a palette to create some Smokey looks without breaking the bank, this palette is a great choice too.
However, if you don’t like shimmery or metallic shades, you might not like this palette. The main reason why is because it only has two matte shades and all the other colors are shimmers and metallic. Some people don’t like wearing shimmery shades and they prefer light mattes. Even though it’s affordable, they might end up not using this palette.