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Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Wet n Wild Fergie palette Desert Festival review, swatches

Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage palette in Desert Festival review, swatches
I got the Wet n Wild Fergie eyeshadow palette in Desert Festival in December and forgot all about it until my extended-and-ongoing spring cleaning session. Seeing it again reminded me of why I had bought this palette in the first place - because burnt orange and orange-browns are slowly replacing blues as my favourite eyeshadows. They are neutral enough, but have sufficient colour so as not to be meh.
This palette is part of the Fergie Centerstage Collection from 2013. In the 1990s, there was only one Fergie. She attained fame first and notoriety later for reasons that sound tame today. There were at least four other palettes in this collection but I did not like the colours in the others.

Here are swatches of the Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection eyeshadow palette in Desert Festival.Packaging

These eyeshadows come in five-pans and are nice to take along in your travel bag. The different shades do not have names, so we will have to call them 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, clockwise from left, with 5 in the centre. The palette contain one of those dual-ended sponge applicators, which I never use.
Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage palette in Desert Festival review, swatches


Wet n Wild says these are "intensely pigmented" and "come in a range of textures" - this palette has matte and shimmery/glittery shadows. These do not contain parabens.
Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage palette in Desert Festival review, swatches
"Range" is certainly the operative word when it comes to the formula of these eyeshadows. For instance, the shadows on the left hand side of the palette are soft and smooth to the touch while the ones to the right feel dry. Pigmentation is reasonable and varied, as you will see below.


Taken in natural but super-cloudy light, on a measly eight-year-old point-and-shoot. You don't want to know how much it has rained here. I am contemplating saving on makeup to buy an ark.
Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage palette in Desert Festival review, swatches
Swatches are on bare skin with no primer. Pigmentation isn't half bad, innit? As you can see, the beige shade is slightly chalky and I had to use multiple swipes for it to show up at all on my skin. It makes a good highlighting shade for me, though. All the others showed up in one swipe. The burnt orange comes out very nicely despite the dryness. The glittery dark-brown also holds up well, while the shimmery dark peach is pigmented and soft. Lastly, the matte brown from the centre makes a nice crease colour. I think I am too used to soft, buttery shadows from theBalm, Too Faced and so on, so the dry shadows in this palette seem a little too dry for me.
I can work with these shadows, although two of them are on the drier side. Two of those colours are lovely and were lacking in my collection. The palette is definitely worth the price - I forgot how much I paid for it (not much) and the invoice is probably lost in the ocean, which, I have concluded, is where all lost objects must be going. I do know it is $4.99 in the US. I hope to pick up other Wet n Wild eyeshadows, although maybe not from this range, from the UAE. Incidentally, this is my first Wet n Wild product. I know, I am quite behind the times. It is just one of those brands I never managed to pick up despite coming across it many times - probably because of a deluge of other brands. Watch out for an eye look with this palette soon.
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