The Wet n Wild Studio Icon Single Eyeshadow ($1.99) became an immediate hit as soon as it became available years ago. A number of those shades stood out well as being a dupe for an otherwise slightly more expensive MAC equivalents. When I first started out with makeup, this was one of the first items I had to get my hands on, but forgot about over time. During a recent trip to the Real Canadian Superstore, I got quite lucky and managed to find two of the my favourite shades: Brulée and Nutty which are dupes for MAC’s Blanc Type and Satin Taupe respectively. At only $1.99 each, these eyeshadows are worth every penny given what you get in terms of value.
The quality of these eyeshadows are phenomenal – buttery soft, and yet insanely pigmented. The quality is so identical to its MAC equivalent that if you were to blindfold me and make me choose which one was which, I wouldn’t be able to tell. The shadows stay on well throughout the day without any creasing or fading. These eyeshadows, matte or shimmery, are easy to blend, and despite the cheap-looking packaging, I have not had this crack on me yet.
Brulée is a beautiful off-white, cream shade with yellow undertone – perfect as a highlight colour for any skintone. It is a dupe for the MACBlanc Type Eyeshadow.
Nutty is a taupe grey shade with fine shimmers. Perfect to apply on the crease or all over the lid for a one-shade smokey eye. The shade leans more brown than grey but doesn’t come off too warm – just the right balance between the two. Nutty is a dupe for the MACSatin Taupe Eyeshadow.
I have used up several pans of these in the past and consider them holy grail material. At less than the cost of a latté, this is something I don’t mind stocking up on.
Have you tried the Wet n Wild Studio Icon Single Eyeshadow? Which ones are your favourites? As always, I’d love to hear your thoughts! Share with me comment section or through Twitter or Instagram!
nutty is the BEST SHADE EVER!!!!!.
not only do i use it in the crease, on its own as a one shade look but it IMMEDIATELY tones down any too intense shadow that you’ve applied. its SO versatile and for the price, everyone ought to own it.
A Beautiful Zen
Both of these shades are seriously right up my alley!
I love taupe shades and cream shades for all over the lid! I own a few WnW palettes and the quality is amazing!