Makeup Wars takes on Wet n’ Wild

Wet n Wild Nude Awakening and Blossom Glow

If you’ve been looking at Wet n‘ Wild in stores you’ll find that the line is revamping. It’s out with the old and in with the new. This time around Makeup Wars wanted to talk about favorite WnW products and I’m sure there are many. Since my favorite, the original Comfort Zone eyeshadow palette isn’t really around anymore, I decided to write about two of the newer products that can be found instead.

I bought two products over the last 2 months – one is a hit and one sadly is a miss. I’ll start with the hit: Nude Awakening coloricon 10 pan eyeshadow palette. I chose this because I haven’t bought the more expensive peach palettes that have been a hit for the last year. At $4.99 I thought this was more my style.

Nude Awakening has 10 shades in it: 2 matte transition shades, 3 more mattes, 5 satin finish. The formula of the Coloricon shadows have all been reformulated and I’ve seen several reviews that give a thumbs down to the formula but I think that Nude Awakening’s shades are for the most part nicely done.

Wet n Wild Nude Awakening

There’s a nice illustration on the back of the palette to help guide you in creating a day look and a night look. I personally ignore those.

Wet n Wild Nude Awakening

Now about the colors. Let’s take a few looks:

Wet n Wild Nude Awakening

Wet n Wild Nude Awakening

No. 1 is a light tan transition shade while No. 10 is a dark brown transition. I’ve gotten fallout from #10 but I’m aware of it now and it’s easy to clean.

Wet n Wild Nude Awakening – transition shades

No. 2 is a nude matte that doesn’t show up much on me but is fine for filling in the browbone area. I find it to be chalky though. #3 looks like a beige in the palette but on me it’s a pretty peach with a satin finish. #4 is also a peach but it’s a little lighter and has some shimmer to it. While #5 is a darker peach satin and one of my favorites. I like to wear #5 with either 3 or 4.

Wet n Wild Nude Awakening

No. 6 is a shimmery peach that to me is like #2 but with more shimmer. #7 is a matte reddish brown while #8 is a favorite dark brown with a touch of shimmer to it. Last is #9, a matte black, with a good formula.

Wet n Wild Nude Awakening

There are just 4 Coloricon 10 pan palettes and one is a redone Comfort Zone but when I saw that one it just made me want to dig out my original and pass that one by.

Wet n Wild Comfort Zone

Next I have a beautiful Wet n‘ Wild megaglo Highlighter Powder in Blossom Glow. There are 5 of these ($4.99) and all look so pretty with their floral design BUT  …

Wet n Wild Highlighting Powder in Blossom Glow

when I opened it this is what happened

Wet n Wild Highlighting Powder in Blossom Glow

It had come apart in the palette and is so fragile that it’s hard to use. I certainly can’t keep it anywhere it might fall or it will be shattered to bits. When I was shopping this week I noticed all the Megaglo Highlighting Powders that were left in the display had smashed so it wasn’t that I got a bad one. Blossom Glow is a light peach that gives me a small glow. It’s not shimmery and it is glowy. I couldn’t come close to getting a swatch picture of it since it shows up so lightly.

Wet n Wild Highlighting Powder in Blossom Glow

My recommendation is to buy Nude Awakening if you don’t have these shades in your collection. I have to use an eyeshadow primer with it but that’s what I prefer anyway. Plus I now have some pretty peaches that didn’t break the bank. I can’t really recommend the megaglo Highlighting Powder unless you only need it for a short time, I just don’t think it’s going to live long enough for me to get many uses from it.

What’s your favorite from Wet n‘ Wild? Check out the Makeup Wars ladies to see what you might want.  —  Marcia


Gift yourself with IT Cosmetic’s Je Ne Sais Quoi palette #itcosmetics

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

While I am entranced with IT Cosmetics year round, when it comes to the holidays I find that they go all out. Whether you are gifting others or yourself their new Je Ne Sais Quoi palette should be at the top of your list. I’m sure you’ve been nice (with maybe a little naughty thrown in) so you deserve this in your life.                                                       press sample

Everything about this palette is perfection, as a matter of fact it’s subtitled “Your Complexion Perfection”. For $42 you’ll be charmed by the Award-Winning Face Palette with Perfect Lighting Technology”.

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

A few days ago Lisa and I showed you the fabulous holiday brush sets that Ulta carries from IT Cosmetics. The set I have, City Chic, is the perfect companion for this palette. They are both a beautiful rose gold and the face brushes work wonderfully with the palette.

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette

The 4 talc free powders in the compact are all new except for the translucent pressed powder. You’ll have a perfect travel palette with this as well as one that you’ll use daily at home. The palette is bigger than I expected at 4.5″ square. The colors are each 1..75″ square so getting a brush in is easy and won’t run over into the next color.

Bye Bye Pores Blush in Je Ne Said Quoi is a beautiful brightening shade. One that applies like a dream. If you like intensity it builds up easily or you can use a light touch with your dual fiber blush brush to start light. I could easily wear this blush every day.

Bye Bye Pores Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi

Bye Bye Pores Blush in Je Ne Sais Quoi

Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder in Translucent is one of the best translucent powders you can wear. I bought this powder as soon as it came out. This sheer powder is great as a finishing powder to set your foundation. It’s one of IT’s most popular products so having it in this palette is a bonus. Have pores? Want to make them disappear? Then you want this powder.

Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder in Translucent

Bye Bye Pores Pressed Powder in Translucent

Sunshine in a Compact Bronzer in Warmth is perfect if you are missing your summer color. You can use it as you would a bronzer or contour with it. Both ways work perfectly.

Sunshine in a Compact Bronzer in Warmth

Sunshine in a Compact Bronzer in Warmth

Perfect Lighting Luminizer is the hero product for me in this palette. I am always fascinated with highlighters and this one stands out to me. It’s a soft peachy beige powder that’s luminous but has no glitter. When you are my age you just don’t need glitter on your face. This special luminizer highlights and enhances. I’m sure I’ll end up seeing pan on this shade first.

Perfect Lighting Luminizer

Perfect Lighting Luminizer

This palette would stop me in my tracks at an Ulta as it will you.

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette swatches

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette swatches

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette swatches

IT Cosmetics Je Ne Sais Quoi palette swatches

Trust me on this one. You really want this, I know you will.  —  Marciait-cosmetics-je-ne-sais-quoi-palette-open2

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Beauty Junkees love this Powder Highlighting and Contour Kit

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Kit

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Kit

It came as a surprise to us that Beauty Junkees has expanded their business to include cosmetics. We have been fans of their amazing brushes and makeup sponges for quite a while but didn’t expect that their next venture would take them into cosmetics. It’s a welcome addition and we’re happy to have been sent the Powder Contour Kit to wear and show you the versatility.

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Kit

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Kit

The kit has six shades with 3 highlighting powders and 3 contour shades. The top row contains Banana, Vanilla, and Sand. There is no shimmer to these powders, although Sand has a subtle glow, so they can be used all over your face. Use them for a touch of color or use them as your finishing powder. I have shimmery highlighters so this is a great change of pace for me.

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Kit : Sand, Vanilla, Banana

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Kit : Banana, Vanilla, Sand

There’s more variation in the shades than my iPhone photo shows but they are subtle differences.

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Kit : from top Banana, Vanilla, Sand

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Kit : from top Banana, Vanilla, Sand

The bottom row is where the contouring comes in with Fawn, Java, and Truffle. You can easily build the colors up if you want. Since my skin is so fair I like to use the Beauty Junkees Mini Kabuki Flat Angled Brush to get a light covering that blends easily.

Beauty Junkies Powder Contour Kit: Fawn, Java, and Truffle

Beauty Junkies Powder Contour Kit: Fawn, Java, and Truffle

Beauty Junkies Powder Contour Kit:left to right Fawn, Java, and Truffle

Beauty Junkies Powder Contour Kit:left to right Fawn, Java, and Truffle

There’s more variation in the contour powders and there’s a shade for everyone. This is the palette you want for everyday especially if you live a conservative lifestyle or work in a conservative workplace. You can always add shimmer to jazz it up but if you start with a matte palette like this you’ll be much happier.

Beauty Junkees How to Contour and Highlight

Beauty Junkees How to Contour and Highlight

Beauty Junkees Powder Contour Palette is made in the US and is cruelty free, paraben and gluten free. While this sells for $24.97 on Amazon and Beauty Junkees website we have a code for you to buy it for 25% off!! INFOZONE is the code and it’s valid through 12/23/16. At $18.75 you really can’t go wrong. While you’re at it, don’t forget about the great Beauty Junkees brushes.  —  Marcia

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