I saw this gorgeous palette at my local Walgreens the last time I stopped by. I love my neutral eyeshadows and have created my own custom palette. The only thing is my palette is on the larger side and isn’t easy to travel with. So when I saw the new Wet n Wild Fergie palette I hoped it would be my perfect solution.
This palette retails for about $8 and contains 10 beautiful warm neutral shades. There is a mix of shimmer (5) and matte (5) shades. It also comes with a dual ended brush (one end for crease/blending and the other for the lid). There was another palette shown (although it was out of stock when I was there) called Paris Runway that has more cool toned shadows. It looked like it would be perfect to create a more bold and smoky eye look.
Here are the ten Milano Collections palette shades swatched:
You can see how vibrant and pigmented these shades are. I built the colors up a little just for the swatches, but they really don’t need much help to create a bold swatch. Aren’t they gorgeous??
The eyeshadows are pretty smooth and aren’t too chalky or powdery.
The brush wasn’t bad, but it was great either. I could see myself using it when traveling just to avoid bringing brushes. The crease end worked well, but didn’t make blending seamless. I had to work a little more to smooth everything out. I like my crease brushes to be densely packed and that’s why this gave me a little trouble. The flat end was perfect for packing on color, but wasn’t as soft as I’m used to my brushes being.
This wore beautifully throughout the day. I did use a primer before applying the eyeshadow, but it wasn’t a very good primer so that says a lot about the eyeshadow.
Now for the downside: I did experience fall out while applying the shadows. This can be avoided if you tap off excess product before applying. It made a mess in my sink, but my face was clear so that’s okay! 🙂 You can also apply the shadows wet and that definitely helps prevent fallout.
I also noticed small “clumps of product” falling out of the palette when swiping my brush in the shadow.
The packaging is a little bulky and there isn’t a mirror, but this is just a minor detail. I never use a mirror attached to a product unless I don’t have a full size mirror around.
Overall, I love this palette. I have never had a bad experience with Wet n Wild eyeshadows, but am so happy they came out with a neutral palette. This is a steal at $8 and if you have a coupon that’s even better!