Last night I went to pick up some cotton balls after work and tried making a beeline past the makeup/polish area of my local Walgreens, but my beeline abilities are lacking and I stopped in front of the new Wet n Wild Pop Art Coloricon Eye Shadow Trios display. I went back and forth a bit with “should I get them?” and finally just grabbed one of each palette and moved on. When I got to the register to pay for the palettes and cotton balls, I was told I had saved up $25 worth of Walgreens points… would I like to use them on this purchase? Why yes, yes I would. So I basically got these for free using those points.
I usually try to do actual swatches or looks to show off cosmetics, but because these are Limited Edition and seem to just be hitting shelves (my Walgreens had just put them out), I decided to do some quick arm swatches to show the colors. I will do a post later tonight or tomorrow using at least 1 of the palettes on.
All swatches are done with Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
as a base. I highly recommend using some sort of primer for any eye products. Primers help to intensify shadow colors, but also help a TON with longevity of wear. My go to is Urban Decay Primer Potion (the original!) but I also use several of MAC’s Paint Pots in my everyday looks.
Ok onto the swatches. As I said, all swatches are done over Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion
(the original one) and they are all on my inner arm up near my wrist.
I’m Seeing Triples!:
I’m Seeing Triples! palette has a mauve shade with a hint of shimmer, a bright matte blue and a bright grass green. I loved the mauve shade. It applied well, great pigmentation and was easy to use. While the bright blue and bright green are gorgeous shades, they were a bit chalky and the blue didn’t blend well (the green was decent as far as application).
Three’s A Party:
Three’s A Party has a black matte, a satin red and a white matte within the trio. Pigmentation wise – the black and red were gorgeous! They are both intense and went on really easily. The matte white was chalky and I needed 3 swipes to get it to really show up well enough for a photo.
Your 15 Minutes Aren’t Up!:
Your 15 Minutes Aren’t Up! is my favorite of the trios. This one has a satin medium pink, a satin purple and a matte yellow. The purple appeared darker in the palette, but I actually prefer the lighter shade it applied as. The yellow was a bit chalky, but not too horrible. The pink and purple applied well. All 3 had good pigmentation.
To Muse and Carouse:
To Muse and Carouse is another favorite. I tend to shy away from blue shadow (I have blue/green eyes and they usually don’t work well on me) but I really liked this set. It has a sky blue matte, a warm satin brown and a medium peach matte shade. The sky blue matte and peach shade were a little chalky (and I mean only a little) but applied really nicely. The brown is phenomenal. Very warm and rich. As a trio set – I can see myself wearing these 3 shades together.
Hard Being the It Girl:
This was the most disappointing trio for me. Hard Being the It Girl has a pale satin almond shade, a matte blue and a pale matte pink. The blue applied well, but the almond and pink barely showed up. I have 3 layers of both the pink and almond in this photo (the blue is only 1 layer) and I don’t think I will be using them much.
A Regular At The Factory:
A Regular At The Factory has a matte orange, a bright blue and a pale satin yellow. Color payoff on this trio was really good! The orange was a itty bit chalky, but still easy to use. The blue is just WOW! The pale yellow applied really well and I can see myself using that a lot. I don’t tend to use blues and oranges, but I may try to use this palette for a little pop of color.
Overall, not horrible trios for the price point. There are several colors within the 6 palettes I will use again, but some I won’t bother with. Honestly, for $2.99 it’s worth it to grab a trio even if there is only 1 color in it you like. If you don’t have a primer for your eyes, Milani has some out at Walgreens you can use (as far as drugstore goes, Milani Eyeshadow Primer
is actually really good).
My top picks are: To Muse and Carouse, Your 15 Minutes Aren’t Up! and Three’s A Party!
You can find these in local drugstores, but they are Limited Edition. I found mine at Walgreens and the display had just gone up so it was still full (if you are in the Walnut Creek, CA area – I found them at the Walgreens on the corner of Treat Blvd and N. Main Street!)
Retail Price: $2.99
Each trio comes with 3 eyeshadow shades, a sponge applicator and a brush applicator (I do suggest investing in a good shadow brush set though if you haven’t already) in a white compact.
Hope you enjoyed the post, and the swatches helped decide if you are going to grab some trios or skip em.