If you are looking to work your way out of the monotony that we call “neutral eye-shadows” or if you are just interested in updating your look a little for Spring 2015, look no further than the Wet n Wild display of your local drugstore.
Released in mid-February of this year, the Silver Lake Collection boasts an assortment of 5 limited edition 6-pan palettes for just $3.99 each. That’s just 67¢ per shadow!
THe Silver Lake Collection:
34514 California Roll is hands down the best palette in this collection, and I’m not just saying that because the colors are unique and fun; the quality of the eye-shadows in this palette simply equals perfection. The mattes are so smooth and buttery, and the shimmer and glitter shades are so smooth and pigmented. I will admit, I’ll be a bit out of my comfort zone using it, but I think I’m up for the challenge!
34513 Vegan Culture is my second favorite palette in this collection. My swatches don’t even do it justice though, you just have to see it in person. Each shade is just so buttery, pigmented and heavenly. How pretty will those blues look popped onto the middle of the lid, or swiped across the lower lash line!? I just cannot wait to incorporate this into my mornings!
34515 Vinyl Collection is the most neutral of the five palettes. The quality is nice, but I almost passed on this one just for the fact that it’s sooooooooo neutral… but the warm tones are pretty and if nothing else, this palette may have some great dupes in it! I’ll have to do some investigating but I will certainly report back if I find anything.
34516 Embrace Obscurity is not a bad palette, but neither is it super impressive. As you can see from the swatches, some shades are a bit uneven and chalky; but I’ve got to give it to Wet n Wild, they did really nail the matte shades in this collection! So at the very least I am very happy with both of those.
34512 Thrift Store Chic was the most disappointing of all 5 palettes. That’s not to say I regret the purchase though… if you’ll look at the last swatch I did on the far right (as in the second shade on the bottom row of the palette), that gorgeous fuchsia looking goddess of a shadow makes this entire palette worth it! I’m not a fan of the three glitter shades though (they were a bit gritty feeling and we all know how I feel about fall out).
If your local Walgreens has these in stock, they will located in one of the front makeup displays where all the new stuff is located. Not every Walgreens got them, and those that did only got 2-3 of each palette so if you happen to chance upon these in stores, pick one up!