Friday, September 26, 2014

Spotted, Hauled & Swatched - Wet 'n Wild All Access Beauty "Summer" Trios!


I've got a little intermission from nail posts today to look at some makeup swatches (plus I'm still stuck on figuring out the animal print prompt).  I finished editing pictures for the Wet 'n Wild All Access Beauty "summer" eye shadow trio collection; I had to get a new display shot since I could not find the original picture I thought I had taken.  Is it just me or is it starting to get a little confusing with all of these "all access beauty" collections?  I bought my set of trios from Giant Eagle (grocery store), but I've recently seen either the display or some of the trios stacked at both Walgreens and Rite Aid.  I haven't been to CVS in ages so I'm not sure if the collection showed up there or not.

I included some thoughts on each trio individually as well as a wrap-up of my first impressions at the end.  I haven't used any of these on my eyes yet.
All lined up at home in my light box:
All of my swatches are done on slightly moisturized skin - no primer.  Unlike some previous trios, these all felt super nice and most swatched very easily.  
Sun-Set to See
The browbone shade is a light, but it's more yellow-toned than my skin so I'll have to play around with it so it doesn't look odd on me.  The orange eyelid color is well pigmented so I'll have to play around with it to get it to look its best without being overwhelming.  These are all matte in finish.
Who's Carpooling?
The crease and eyelid shades are a touch patchy in the swatch so they might need a bit of babying to get to look smooth on the eye.  I'll have to play around with this trio to see how it looks best.  All matte in finish.
Something to Rave About
The crease of Something to Rave About is a touch patchy/chalky but I think that it will work nicely over a primer and perhaps a colored base.  I'm not sure how much of a cohesive look this trio will make on it's own.  All matte.
No Scalpers Allowed
The eyelid shade of No Scalpers Allowed needed a little more work than the other shadows in the collection, but definitely not bad.  I really like purple and blue shadows together on my eye so I can't wait to use this one.  The eyelid shade has some shimmer to it, the other 2 are matte.
Standing My Camp-Ground!
The brown in Standing My Camp-Ground is extremely soft - 1 swipe through to get the swatch and the letters from "crease" are disappearing.  The finishes are all matte.
Lost My Wristband
Lost My Wristband is a very "spring-y" looking trio.  All of the colors swatched well...even the yellow.  Again, I'll have to play around to get the best look out of this trio.  All 3 are matte in finish.

Overall, these are nice eye shadows.  I always use primer when applying eyeshadow, which will probably help these look even better.  A couple of the shades would benefit from using a colored base as well (yes, when using shadow pencils or color tattoos I still have to prime).  As I mentioned in some of the blurbs after each swatch, I'm not sure how some of these are going to work as a stand-alone palette.  I see the need to pull out a neutral palette to make looks more wearable.

Have you come across the Summer version of the All Access Beauty shadow collection?  See anything you want to add to your makeup stash?

**all items purchased by me
**my opinions are my own
**not sponsored/affiliated

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