Monday, November 5, 2012

Wet N' Wild: Drinking A Glass of Shine Palette

Swatches & Review

For the past 3-4 weeks, I went to pretty much all of the CVS locations around the Bay Area (over 50 for sure) looking for the Limited Edition Wet n' Wild palettes. All the ones I went to either had empty displays, or did not have the display at all. My last trip, I was able to find one of the palettes, which is Drinking A Glass of Shine (and it was the last palette on the whole display!). I was super excited to finally find it.
Drinking A Glass of Shine is one of the three palettes from Wet n Wild's Holiday Where's The Party? collection. The other two limited edition palettes are brand new, whereas Drinking A Glass of Shine is a re-promote palette, which was previously named as I ♥ Matte.
Drinking A Glass of Shine consists of 8 matte shades.
The left column has bright colors.
Browbone: Matte white. It was very powdery and chalky.
Eyelid: Matte green. It reminds me of Urban Decay's Chronic without the yellow sparkles. This was very smooth, probably the smoothest of the palette and had major fallout, but it was quite pigmented.
Crease: Matte bright blue. Chalky and powdery.
Definer: Matte purple. This was probably the worst color in the palette. It was very hard. The pigmentation of this sucked.
The right column has neutral colors.
Browbone: Matte creamy beige. This was very smooth and pigmented. Perfect for highlighting.
Eyelid: Matte peachy-orange. This was very smooth and pigmented. This color had the best color payoff in my opinion, and is my favorite shade in this whole palette.
Crease: Matte brown: Pigmented
Definer: Matte black with slight shimmer. Kind of chalky, but workable.
Overall, this palette is only okay to me. A lot of the shades were not as pigmented as I hoped that it would be, and I can definitely do without it. I am probably going to keep it since I spent so much effort looking for it, and it being my first drugstore palette. If you are looking for a matte palette, this is a good choice for the price ($5.29). All the locations I went to had these for $5.29, where the sticker of the price covered the $4.99 price tag. However, I do not recommend anyone to do what I did, which is go all over looking for it. It is not worth the gas price for this.
The palette I wanted the most was Sparkle 'Til Morning, but I have not found it yet. Am I going to try to find it? Nope, probably not anymore because I'm at the point to where these aren't even worth it anymore. It is not because this palette isn't the "best" palette I have tried, but it is because I would rather spend my money on something more expensive and have an easier time accessing it. Going through all the stores, my boyfriend had to fill up gas twice, which was about $50 in GAS money. I am disappointed for not finding Sparkle 'Til Morning, but I guess I will just indulge myself in the Cinderella Storylook Palette.

What do you think about these palettes?


  1. wow so many matte shades! i hope i get these limited edition ones in Canada.. it's really too bad that you couldn't find the one you wanted!

    1. I hope you do too! & if they sell them in Canada, I hope it won't be as hard as find as this! lol

  2. Sorry you didn't have a good experience with this! I never seen any of these limited edition palettes at CVS stores, so I know what you mean since I live in the Bay area too! Better luck next time :) I got the trios before, and I loved it. But yea I do not think it is worth it at all to spend all that gas money!

  3. Aww, bummer! I've been loving their lipsticks so much, and I was looking forward to trying out their eyeshadows. I'm hoping your experience with this palette was a fluke!

    1. I hope I just got a bad batch too, but if I did, then I'm always unlucky since I get a lot of bad batches of things :( I hope the quality is still the same as when they released it last year because when I looked up the swatches for I ♥ Matte, it was really pigmented.

  4. I want the palettes so bad! So far I can't find them here in New Mexico. :(

    I nominated you for an award on my blog. :)

    Take care,

    Mandy Jean

    1. Maybe it will come soon? Do you have a Walgreens & CVS @ New Mexico? I heard some Ulta's have also been getting it.

  5. Great swatches, just what I was looking for :) Thanks!