The Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette is certainly not one that I would have organically picked up as the green and blue shades would have scared the crap out of me, but much like the majority of my makeup collection, I was very much persuaded by Kathleen Lights to buy this. I’ve watched her videos for years, and back in the day she did many a makeup look using the much coveted (in the UK anyway) Wet n Wild Eyeshadow palettes that many U.S. vloggers hailed as the best drugstore shadow palette yet.
Obvz, it had to be mine… aaaand I managed to find it on Amazon UK! I was randomly scrolling away on Amazon because Prime is both a blessing and a curse (easy access to makeup, much?) and this popped up on my recommendations. Literally my reaction: “holy fuckin’ shit balls” – I went through the checkout faster than you can say ~ Wet n Wild Color Icon Eye Shadow in Comfort Zone ~ and ta-dah, it arrived through my letterbox the next day.
Going into the palette’s first use, I had no expectations for Comfort Zone at all. Shadows from the drugstore rarely ever impress me, and if they do, they’re usually quite highly priced singles that I’ll only purchase one or two of. Turns out that this product is a total game changer. Honestly, the moment I popped a few of the shadows on my lid – I knew it was a good’un.
The shadows are very rich in pigment, especially the metallic shimmers, but it’s worth noting that all of the shades in this palette are shimmers. The more grey-toned highlight is also bloody gorgeous, almost like a blinding metallic, however the warmer shimmers are so-so. The cooler shades like the greens are stars of this palette for sure.
Ummm so I don’t really agree with the words embossed on the surfaces on all of the shadows, some of them certainly aren’t crease shades, etc. But the shades have no other names, so I’ll have to explain them via the names on the product pans itself. The two green shades labelled as “Eyelid” and “Crease” are so pretty layered on the lid to create a frosted halo effect – this is one of my fave ways to wear this palette.
My absolutely favourite shadow has to be the bottom right “Definer” shade, which is known to be a pretty darn good dupe for MAC Blue Brown. This shade is ~ holy crap ~ beaaaautiful and is one of my fave shadows that I own. Weirdly enough, I think the palette is 100% worth buying just for this shade.
The one downfall of this palette is how fragile it is due to the flimsy plastic packaging. Although I love being able to spot the shades in the palette asap which is a pro, the packaging has caused many a blogger/vlogger travel issues as this guy tends to smash in transit. I haven’t had the balls to travel with mine after hearing a few horror stories, so I wouldn’t know. However, I would have definitely paid a little more to get a more robust packaging for these gorgeous shadows.
This is a palette that I think every gal that’s into her beauty needs, and it would work amazingly well as a starter palette for those at school/uni and have little disposable income, or for someone like me who uses it as a supplementary palette for those shimmer shades. I don’t think anyone would regret buying this super cheap, super pigmented palette – it’s a wonderful addition to my drugstore makeup collection.
Have you thought about purchasing anything from Wet n Wild?