Meet the Wet'n'Wild Color Icon Palette in Nude Awakening (Spring Forward 2013)
I went back home to NYC where I found the highly anticipated limited edition Spring Forward 2013 Wet'n'Wild 8 Pan Palettes in Nude Awakening and Going in the Wild (swatches after this post). They retail for $4.99 each at Duane Reade.
Instead of the regular black casing, they opted for an all over white with floral decals on the front. I feel that this simple switch automatically makes the packaging much more appealing.
Compared to the regular line, Nude Awakening has a little less pigmentation (still highly pigmented) but for a great trade off - less fall out. I don't experience nearly as much fall out when swatching these shadows and the shimmery shades don't crumble. This palette contains one matte shade (left crease), one satin (left browbone), and six shimmers/pearls. I found the left browbone to be a bit chalky and lacking in pigmentation and the right definer shade to be a bit patchy. The rest were fantastic.
The colors are highly reminiscent of the Urban Decay Naked 1 Palette.
These are all 8 shades, 2 swipes each. First 4 are the left side; second 4 are the right side. The right side is considerably more pigmented than the left side.
A comparison between these shades, my other eyeshadows, and the Wet'n'Wild Comfort Zone palette will come within the week. Hope you enjoy!