Ultimate Expressions Eyeshadow Palette provides eight powder eyeshadows in one sturdy compact that includes a built-in, pop-out mirror. The set of four shades in the middle is what’s needed for shaping, shading, and eyelining; the shades on the periphery are best for highlighting. These shadows have a smooth, minimally flaky texture that applies evenly although they tend to rub off easily, so aren’t the best if your goal is long-lasting eye makeup. The darker shades have good pigmentation while the light to medium shades go on sheer, imparting more shine than color (all eight shades have shine).
Wet 'n' Wild is one of the few cosmetics companies around that prides itself on being extraordinarily cheap, although the prices have increased across the board since we last revisited this brand. But don't let its hokey name and pre-teen marketing tactics deter you, because there are some great options available, and the packaging has improved in almost every category. The best-performing products will seem like steals, while the less impressive to horrible products will quickly have you thinking, "you get what you pay for." It is not very often that a line offers such a procession of clear-cut winners and dismal losers, but once you know what to focus on, you won't get soaked by Wet 'n' Wild. This line is available in most major drugstores across the country, and, like most drugstore lines, does not offer testers. Interestingly, the selection of Wet 'n' Wild in Canadian drugstores tends to be better than what U.S. shoppers will find.
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