Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Review: Wet n Wild Fergie Limited Edition Palette in Bulletproof Glide

Hi everyone!
So... I kinda meant to include these pictures in the drugstore haul video I posted yesterday where I mentioned this palette! But I forgot... so I figured I'd go ahead and blog about it! This is a limited edition 5-pan palette from Wet n Wild's Fergie Photo Op Eyeshadow collection. It's called Bulletproof Glide and I found this and other palettes at my local Walgreens. I don't remember the exact price but I'm sure it was less than $5.  
This palette contains some pretty typical smokey eye shades and is a mix of matte and shimmer. There's a matte cream, a shimmery charcoal, a shimmery silver, a matte/satin khaki (totally the shade of khaki pants!), and a matte black. 
This palette kind of fascinates me because I didn't love the way it swatched... but I did love the look it created on my eyes. These shadows are not the same formula as the buttery soft Wet n Wild Color Icon trios... the Fergie shades seem to be more hit & miss. While the charcoal and matte black shades swatch beautifully, the cream, silver and khaki are hardly noticeable in the swatches. But you can't always judge a palette by the swatch!  
All I can say is- what a difference a primer makes! It doesn't have to be a pricey primer either... here I used my ELF $1 Eyeshadow Primer and the shades patted on beautifully and were as deep and rich as I wanted them to be. I used the matte cream on the inner part of the lid, the charcoal in the outer corner and crease, and then I deepened the outer V even more with the matte black. I softened the edge of the deep colors with the khaki shade-- I am SO glad that shade is included in this kit because it did a beautiful job of blending everything out. I used the matte cream color as a highlight, and just dabbed a bit of the silver on the center of my lid for a slight bit of shine.
I smudged the charcoal shade on the lower lashline, softening the edge of it with the khaki color. Then I lined my waterline and upper lashline, applied mascara on the upper and lower lashes, and used my Red Cherry #43 lashes to give the look some added drama. On my lips I'm wearing my Sonia Kashuk Shine Luxe Sheer Lip Color in Sheer Pink Lust (LOVE!) and my blush is Frat Boy from The Balm. Also, I used my Bed Head bubble wand to curl my hair. 

Bottom line: Swatches don't tell the whole story when it comes to eyeshadows. Make sure you actually try them on your lids, use a primer, and you might be surprised at how your look turns out! Certain shades just perform better when they're patted on a surface (your lid) as opposed to being swiped across it in a swatch. If you're already well stocked with shadows that give you the classic grey/black smokey look, I don't think you need to run out and grab this one... but if you need an affordable smokey eye kit with a nice combination of matte & shimmer- I say go for it! :) Thanks for reading!

Daily Nuggets...
  • Currently making this recipe for "Trashy Taco Soup" that I found on Pinterest :) 
  • Can't wait to post a collaboration video with my sister this Thursday!! We're combining makeup and art. I got a sneak peek of her video and it's AWESOME. Also in the next few days- some video from my adventures at QVC, plus a much anticipated review on Michelle Phan's Em Cosmetics!
  • Speaking of my sister- she just sent me this super adorable link! Must see!! 
  • Cupcake was clowning around on the chair while I was swatching earlier. She'd pop out and then try to pull products off of the table. She knows she's too cute for anyone to be mad at her!


23 comments:

  1. Cupcake is so cute! Love those eyeshadows they look awesome! :) Can you come be my everyday makeup artist? Lol.

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  2. I love cupcake!!! :)
    Gorgeous look you created there Emily. The shades look so rich and pigmented. Thank you for the review/look!

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  3. I really like the packaging of these palettes. After your initial review, I wasn't going to pick one up, but .. I may have to give one of these palettes a try.

    Monica, www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  4. The Fergie line is on sale for 25% off at Walgreen's this week! For some reason I'm not a fan of her eyeshadows, but I do have the primer. This is a great look you created!

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  5. Thank you for your review!!! It's because of your honest opinion that I decided to try wet n wild!!! I love the line.. I think I'll try one of Fergie's palettes.. which would you say is your favorite?

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  6. I LOVE you blogs!! I read your new entries everyday, def. my fave beauty blog!! I like the Fergie eyshadows, just wish they were the same formulation as the color icons. My faves are Desert festival and Newport nights are very neutral w/ nice shades for any skin tone. Love me sum WEt N' Wild!!

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  7. Awww, Cupcake always makes me smile. :) I love when you include tidbits of her at the end.

    Hm, guess I'll pass on the Fergie shadows again. Kinda sad since they look so pretty in the package.

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  8. Cannot wait for the collab vid with your sister! :D

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  9. I'm curious, what's the reddish-brown color above the crease? Is that how the khaki blended?

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  10. No one can make eyeshadows work the way you do. I think you can make the dullest of make up shine...love the look...

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  11. I love that Khaki! It'll be great in the fall time! I might actually get this palette!
    -Sisi
    Modern Beauty Girl

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  12. The palette looks really great - I love the look you have created with it. It always looks so super easy when you do it, it never turns out quite as immaculate when I try it...
    Kat
    Mountainbeauty2013

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  13. your eye make always looks stunning! L xxx

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  14. Did I mention yet that I LOVE your eyebrows! :)

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  16. Emily, you look gorgeous, as always! :) I have not tried the Wet n Wild L.E. Fergie pallettes... but I picked up some of their L.E. "Pick Your Poison" nail polishes the other day! They are amazing (my sisters and I posted about them on our blog, so you can check them out if you are interested). I just love Wet n Wild products!! They are simply fabulous, aren't they?!

    Xoxo, Bre

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  17. I saw these the last time that I went to Wal Greens but I did not get them! Now I have to try them lol (: To get more info please visit http://writing-essay.org/. Great post!

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  18. I really love your little bits of everyday like at the end of your posts. It really feels like getting to know you as well as hearing your very reliable thoughts on cosmetics.

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  19. Gorgeous, as always!

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    Check out my blog if you'd like!

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  20. Can you please do a tutorial on this palette? I tried to do it myself, but it didn't come out as nice as yours :) love your looks btw! I've been following you forever!

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  21. I just wanted to say that I absolutely love all of your videos AND your blog! I can't imagine how much time you must spend every week creating all of this content. You seem so fun and positive, in addition to knowledgable about all things beauty, and it's just so fun to watch your channels! I'll be so sad if you one day become too busy doing special projects to make regular vlogs!

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  22. OMG this has got to be my fave look on you! I can't wait to try this palette now!!

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