Wet n Wild color Icon Eyeshadow trio in Cool as a Cucumber

On this lovely rainy day in Philadelphia I decided to look through my makeup and throw out the olddies when I stumbled upon an old favorite for a smokey eye combo. I wore this a lot on nights out last year, and I feel like others should find out about this hidden gem! 

Here is what Wet n Wild promises with the color Icon eyeshadow trios: Coordinating trio shades takes the guesswork out of creating the perfect eye look. The “how to” palettes are created to highlight, define, and accentuate specific eye colors to create unique looks.

Here’s what I found:
The eyeshadow trios come in 12 different sets to choose from. In these sets all the colors are professionally chosen to match each other. Each color is specifically label telling the user which color to use on what part of the skin.  It takes all the brain work out of doing your makeup! I find that it takes me a lot less time to do a look when companies offer these kinds of shortcuts with their products.  The trio comes with a mini angled brush and an eyeshadow applicator but I used my own brushes to apply the eyeshadow. 

The browbone color is a pale lime green, it shows up on the skin as a sheer green shimmer. The crease color is a deep eggplant purple, on the skin it shows up as a deep purple/brownish color. The lid color is a deep forest green it shows up on the skin a little lighter than in the palette. I find the color payoff for this outstanding! I did have bit of a fallout problem with the crease color but a little eye makeup remover fixed that problem. 

The lasting power of this shadow surprised me, at this price I was expecting it to wear away. The eyeshadow lasted well over 6 hours! 

To achieve the look in the pictures I primed with Urban decay primer potion, and then put on a coat of NYX eyeshadow base. I had to use both because I have extremely oily lids/skin. I brushed the browbone color under my eyebrows, then I  covered my lid AND the crease with the lid color. I put the lid color onto the crease because when I brushed the crease color over top it popped. Lastly I used the crease color in my crease and the quarter edge of my eyelid to give it a smokey look I finished up with liquid eyeliner on the top lashline and a coat of mascara. 

Verdict: I will so buy this again once I run out. This palette makes my eyes pop, lasts for hours and doesn’t even break the bank. It can be found at Ulta stores, CVS, Walgreens, Target, Walmart and Rite aid. I believe it costs around $3, I can’t find a price for it online but I know it’s cheap! 

Has anyone else tried this palette? Or any other palette from this line? Do you like the color scheme  of Cool as a Cucumber? 


  1. rmcandlelight (nailsbeautiqued)
    August 15, 2011 / 10:49 pm

    Love this eyeshadow palette. Pretty fall colors 🙂

  2. Vanessa
    August 16, 2011 / 4:34 am

    Hey girly! How are you? Thanks for stopping by my blog, as for your question regarding the AVON Foundation, I haven't used it long enough to tell how it would perform for acne prone skin, it does get a bit oily after a few hours (at least for me) so it might make sensitive or acne prone skin worse, but they do have a powder (which I have not tried) so that might perform better.

  3. EveryDay Makeup blog
    August 16, 2011 / 5:04 pm

    What are you talking about? You definitely rock dark eye shadows ^_^. I highly recommend the NYC City Duet duo in Sunset Island because it's just simply amazing and so worth your $3!

  4. LCTips
    August 26, 2011 / 2:13 am

    I love this eyeshadow!!!

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