By Sheila Arkee
Last week I had one of those ultimate makeup nerd moments. You know, when you actually spot a highly desired product that everyone in the online beauty world has been chatting about and you jump up and down, clap your hands, and squeal in public? Maybe that’s just me, but that’s what happened when I found one of the newest releases from Wet n Wild, a new 5-pan Coloricon palette for 2014 called Floral Values.
While there are a total of 5 of these particular palettes with this release, Floral Values was in the best condition of the few palettes left in my store’s display. It’s a beautiful array of purple and complementary shades that included a coupon for $1 off the palette, so I really couldn’t say no.
As we all know from recent Wet n Wild collections, this brand has been extremely hit or miss or late with mostly misses, if we’re going to be totally honest. And after using Floral Values, I’ll have to add it to the list of misses. With little pigmentation and a mixed amount of patchiness in this palette, it’s just not the Wet n Wild quality I have come to love and expect!
The best color payoff came from the darkest and lightest shades, the Definer and Base. Otherwise I had to dig into the palette and pat the shadow on with the pad of my ring finger to coax out some color. In a word: Ugh!
My Final Thoughts: With a collection of mostly high quality beauty products offered at low budget prices, Wet n Wild is undoubtedly one of my favorite beauty brands. However, I’ve found their newest offerings to be somewhat lacking in the quality I’ve come to love from this bargain brand and that includes Floral Values which needs a boost of super smooth pigmentation.
Availability: Look for it on special displays in stores that carry Wet n Wild products, such as CVS and Walgreens.