Friday, July 31, 2015

Wet N Wild Fergie eyeshadow palette in Camouflage Couture Review

Have you ever had a makeup itch that you didn't want to scratch, for whatever reason? You know, the "God, I really want this buuuuuut..." feeling?Yeah? Well, I've had one for quite some time now. You see, I've been lusting after the Hourglass palette in Color Field for some time now, drooling over the olives and khakis in it. But.. the price. Oh, the price. Add in the fact that it's got a lot of mixed reviews and.. well let's just say I'm not scratching this particular itch.

Still, I dreamt of greens. And the I came across this palette (while I was getting some milk, incidentally, which makes this so much more random). There I was, striding purposefully to the milk aisle, when I spotted this out of the corner of my eye. Just one glance, and I knew I had to have it, so it came home with me (and the milk).

The packaging isn't remotely close to luxe - it's your basic, run-of-the-mill black plastic packaging. The top has clear plastic so you can see the shades inside. It has the Wet N Wild and Fergie logo on the top. It comes with a dual-ended sponge tip applicator - this is actually useful, so don't throw it out! (More on why later).
As you can clearly see, all the shades are shimmery, and that there's some amount of powder kicked up.

Top left - this is a light shimmery pistachio green.
Top right - this is a shimmery olive green with brown undertones.
Bottom left - this is a shimmery medium leaf green.
Bottom right - this is a satin deep khaki with brown undertones and gold glitter.
Center - this is very shimmery champagne beige with lots of gold glitter.

All the shades except for the center shade are pigmented. The bottom right shade went on a teensy bit patchy, but I was able to build it up and blend it out with no issue. The gold shade is almost pure glitter when applied on the lid - I believe it's meant to go on top of any of the other shadows, to add extra sparkle. It's best to use the sponge tip applicator to apply the gold shade, so - like I mentioned before - don't throw it out!
My only beef with this palette is that it doesn't have any matte shades, and as such, it becomes difficult to create a look from all of these shades. If you plan on using this palette and nothing else, you have to be very careful when blending because it is very easy to end up in a muddy, over-blended look. (That is, however, a testament to how easy they are to blend!).

Here's how this palette looks on me:
You can get some lovely looks with this palette but you'll have to bring in some matte shades. I've enjoyed using this palette, and it's certainly helped me sort of scratch the Hourglass itch; I'm happy enough with this palette that I don't feel the need for the Hourglass one any time soon!

If you're in the market for an all-green palette, give this a shot. I think you'll be pleasantly surprised.

BGMM Rating: B+/A-


  1. I adore green eyeshadows, but they never look good on me. The packaging looks quite nice for the price tag in my opinion, if only they hadn't put a pink sticker on top.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    1. The pink sticker bugs me too! I hate it when companies 'decorate' their packaging with stickers, it's annoying.

      I'm sure greens look good on you! Maybe pair it with something else, like a brown? :)

  2. Ooh, This is SO pretty!

    1. It is! I went and swatched the Hourglass palette and didn't feel anything at all. I'm pretty happy with this one!