I had no idea Wet n Wild was coming out with a holiday collection until I stumbled upon these at my local supermarket last week! I, for the most part, love the palettes Wet n Wild brought out several months ago so I figured these would get a lot of love from me too! The previous palettes all had pretty colors however I had problems with some shades in terms of pigmentation. Sorry to say, these palettes are not a whole lot different. Again, colors look amazing and you just hope that they'll be pigmented and not powdery but it just wasn't the case for some.To my surprise these palettes were half off the retail price which was something along the lines of $4.00 so I got two for the price of one! Always love a good deal!
There are a total of four palettes in this collection just like last time, except these are limited edition. I'm not sure if the older palettes are still for sale. The collection is called Pixie Holiday (cute!). The two palettes I picked up are Sugarplum Fairy and Golden Goddess. These two seemed like I would get the most use out of. I am in love with color purple, I think purple and shades of it look amazing with brown or green eyes (which is what I have, brown naturally and green with contacts :)) The reason I got Golden Goddess is because it looks more festive and I don't have too many colors that are in this range. All palettes come with their own matching eyeliner in boxes as opposed to the previous palettes which didn't.
Colors on the left side of the palette are more matte and the ones on the right are more shimmery. In this palette, I am not really digging the lightest color (top left) and the middle color on right side. They are both very powdery, neither one of them is really pigmented. They just look blah to me. My favorites in this palette are the two colors on the bottom. Purple is just amazing and it has a pretty iridescence to it which I love! The darker color is very rich, very pigmented and would look beautiful as part of a smokey look. Sugarplum Fairy comes with it's own eyeliner pencil in Purple, it's just a matte purple eyeliner basically.
Golden Goddess includes golds and coppers. To my surprise in this palette all colors have some shimmer in them. I am not really crazy about the top two and the middle right colors. They really do lack pigmentation. However the remaining three are all amazing. My favorites are again the bottom two colors. I always seem to love the bottom two the most! The copper eyeliner that comes with Golden Goddess has little specks of glitter which I think is fun!
Overall I'm not totally disappointed with these palettes as there are some colors which I absolutely adore! However I am not sure why Wet n Wild continues to make some colors not as pigmented as the others. They obviously have the right formulation since some of them come out beautiful in terms of pigmentation and texture but some are a total disappointment and it's usually the lightest colors (top row).
What did you think of these palettes?