October 23, 2011

I Heart Matte 8-Pan Palette by Wet N Wild (Swatches & Dupes)

Wet n Wild recently came out with a new 8-pan palette featuring all matte shadows. It's a Walgreens exclusive along with some holographic nail polishes and some baked shadows! I'm not quite sure if it's limited edition or not though. This palette, like the other 8-pan palettes retail for $4.99. 

I was excited when I purchased it because the colors seemed unique but now as I compared them to other palettes in my Wet N Wild collection, all but 2 are unique to this palette. Whether that's a deal breaker or not its up to you... but I would have appreciated more different colors. The two that are unique, the bright blue and the blue based purple, are both amazing colors on their own and for 5 dollars, it isn't bad!

I have included some swatches below as well as some dupes: 
 All were pigmented and smooth, but like many Wet N Wild shadows it was a little powdery. The black was nice as well. The purple was so nice but it lacked a bit in the application. The blue was striking yet came with a bit of shimmer - but its matte enough to be called a matte.

Some dupes below:
If you own the Pride 6-Pan Palette by Wet N Wild you would see that two of the shades are dupes. The white browbone color and the seafoam green eyelid shades. The left swatches are from this palette and the right from Pride. I understand the white browbone, but they could have added a little variety in the eyelid shade. 
From the neutral side we see more dupes. From the Vanity 6-Pan Palette we see two dupes. The dark red toned brown are dupes as well as the browbone skintone color... Brulee, which is one of their coloricon colors. From the Greed 6-Pan Palette the colors are the same as well. Once again the left side swatches are from the I Heart Matte Palette and the right are from different palettes. 

I just wish Wet n Wild would come out with some not-so-warm neutrals. A little variety couldn't hurt. But if you don't own many of the 6-Pan Palettes than this would be an excellent edition to your makeup collection. Wet N Wild eyeshadows continue to be my favorite matte drugstore shadows. 

I'm actually going to do an eye look based on how Wet N Wild places these colors because I always find it amusing how they arrange them! My favorite shade would either be that bright blue or the purple color, it looks similar to the infamous MUFE shadow! :) Anyway I'm going to have fun with this palette and hopefully post on a more consistent manner. If you have any questions please feel free to leave comments! Thanks for reading!


  1. Thank you so much for the comparisons to the 6-pan palettes! I was afraid that they would repeat some colors.

    I also would love some neutrals on the neutral-to-cool side of the spectrum... maybe next year WNW will throw us a bone? *crosses fingers*

  2. @Anonymous
    No problem! I just kinda wish they made an all neutrals matte palette, and then a super bright, colorful matte palette because both the blue and the purple are stunning. Thanks for reading!


Thanks for reading :3