The Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Color Icon Eyeshadow 10 Pan Palette and Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette featured in this post were purchased by me. All opinions are my own.
Say hello to the newest dupe on the beauty block, the Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Color Icon Eyeshadow 10 Pan Palette.
Yes, it’s true. We have a dupe! I do love a good makeup dupe and have to say it’s been a quick minute since I’ve had the pleasure of identifying a lower priced makeup or beauty product that is a near exact duplicate for a much higher priced version. In this case, I was alerted to the existence of the Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Color Icon Eyeshadow 10 Pan Palette, said to be a dupe for the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Eyeshadow Palette.
Now, I do love, adore and very much enjoy the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance palette. It’s definitely a favorite and a must have with rich, buttery tones of gold, orange and magenta. The orange toned shadow in the palette named Realgar? It’s real legit! On a side note, I just Googled “realgar” to find out it means the “ruby of arsenic”. Hmmm…. You do learn something new every day!
I’ve also long been a fan of the Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palettes. They are under $5 with excellent quality that is far above what you’d expect for their bargain price tags. Wet n Wild just took their eyeshadow game up a new level by reformulating the Color Icon palettes and introducing new 4 pan and 10 pan versions that are replacing the existing 3 pan and 8 pan palettes.
The 4 pan palettes are $2.99 each and the 10 pan palettes priced at $4.99 each. From what I can see on Wet n Wild’s website, the 4 pan palettes remain the same as the original versions, with an added transition shade in each palette. Only Comfort Zone remains from the original 8 pan palettes, and it’s definitely worth snatching up. The 10 pan palettes include two transition shades which I love to place in the crease of my eyes when I’m applying eyeshadow (read my professional eyeshadow application tips here).
More about the Wet n Wild website later, but first lets take a look at the similarities between the Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Color Icon Eyeshadow 10 Pan Palette and the Anastasia Beverly Hills Modern Renaissance Palette. The Wet n Wild version is four shades less than the 14 pan Beverly Hills Palette.
The colors aren’t an exact match in a couple of cases, but close enough that the difference is negligible.
The texture of the shadows in the Wet n Wild palette are extremely smooth, buttery and have excellent color payoff. In the top level I’ve swatched the Wet n Wild shadows with the Anastasia Beverly Hills shadows on the lower level. In the first set, it feels to me that the Wet n Wild shadows have a bit more pigmentation, and in the second set I’d say the Anastasia Beverly Hills Shadows have a bit more color payoff. Interesting!
In any case, the two palettes are so, so, so close in terms of color, texture and wearabilty that I’m calling the Wet N Wild Rosé In The Air Color Icon Eyeshadow 10 Pan Palette an official dupe. And an excellent one at that!
My Final Thoughts: I’m definitely picking up more of the reformulated Wet n Wild Color Icon palettes – they are excellent quality and worth their price tag and then some. Don’t bother running around to a zillion drugstores to find these – Wet n Wild’s website is so easy to order from and their shipping turnaround time is super fast.