Wet n Wild Sparkle til Morning Color Icon Palette Review




 Wet n Wild's Sparkle til Morning is one of three limited edition eight pan Color Icon palettes. This palette contains seven neutral shades and one beautiful, unexpected blue. Wet n Wild calls this palette a "stunning collection of eight silky, ultra pigmented, day to night colors. Mix and match for a variety of looks from sweet to wild". Wet n Wild also claims that these eyeshadows will deliver "all day, crease resistant color." I'm a big fan of Wet n Wild's 8 pan Color Icon palettes. I've previously reviewed two of the three permanent palettes - Blue Had Me at Hello and Comfort Zone. I, and many others, consider Wet n Wild to have just about the best eyeshadow formula on the drugstore level. This palette contains 8.5g (.3oz), a bit more than a gram per shadow. These palettes are a great value, they sell for about $5 each. I bought Sparkle til Morning at CVS for $4.99. Wet n Wild is available at most drugstores and major retailers in the US, though this palette is particularly hard to track down. Wet n Wild does not test on animals. This palette was made in China.
 Though I'm a big fan of the Wet n Wild's eyeshadows, I'm not really a fan of the palettes that contain them. The packaging is very cheap and flimsy, they crack easily if not handled and stored with care. This palette is made up of a black pan with a flip up, clear lid. Each shadow is rectangular and has a suggested placement carved into it. A label can be found on the back of the palette that contains a product description, a full ingredient list, and a diagram showing the suggested placement of each eyeshadow. Of course you don't have to follow the diagram, its merely a suggestion. This palette included a dual ended applicator; an angled brush on one end, a sponge tip on the other. I tossed mine because it was pretty useless. I won't complain to much though, the cheap packaging helps keep the brand's prices low.
 Sparkle til Morning is a very warm toned, almost entirely neutral eyeshadow palette. I don't tend to go for neutrals, except for those by Wet n Wild. I feel like they make particularly interesting neutral colors. I also like the unexpected inclusion of a bright turquoise blue. That blue is why I wanted this palette, I thought it'd be pretty to pair with the beautiful, rich, warm colors of this palette. I'm going to review each eyeshadow individually with a color description, notes on the texture, and any other info that may be important. Colors from the left side of the palette will be referred to as "1", shades from the left will be called "2".
 Browbone 1 is a run of the mill highlight. I believe this exat same shade was included in the Comfort Zone palette. Browbone 1 is a sheer, shimmery white gold shade. I really like this type of color a lot so I don't mind having two pans of it. I really like using this color both on the browbone and in the inner corner.

Eyelid 1 is a tan shade with a gold sheen. This shade has a really silky finish and is the least shimmery or metallic shade in the palette. I find eyelid 1 to be a very flattering color, it could be a very natural crease shade. I don't really like using it on the lid, it seems a little too light.

Crease 1 is  gorgeous, definitely the warmest and most unique color in the Sparkle til Morning palette. This eyeshadow is a lovely orangey copper that is very metallic. This eyeshadow can be really intense, or blended out to give a soft, warm glow. I thought this color would be too intense or warm for my pale skin, but it isn't. It does bring out a bit of a red tone to my dark brown irises though.

Definer 1, the most beautiful turquoise blue ever. I wouldn't call it a true turquoise as much of a blue with a green sheen. This eyeshadow really cools down the otherwise warm palette. There isn't a single shade in Sparkle til Morning that doesn't work with this beautiful blue. It really adds a touch of boldness to this otherwise neutral palette. It was a bold move of Wet n Wild to include this color.

Browbone 2 is really beautiful, it's a reflective blush color. This shade has a particularly velvety texture and is very metallic. I prefer to wear this on the inner half of my eyelid, or use it to blend out my crease shade, as opposed to on my browbone. This color kinda reminds me of Urban Decay's Freebird Eeyeshadow from the Vice Palette.

Eyelid 2 is a metallic, shimmery, true gold. I have a couple similar eyeshadows, but golds like these are my weakness, they really compliment my eye color. This shadow is a little bit sheer but it can be built up. The texture, while still good, isn't quite on par with the other seven. This is probably the "dud" of Sparkle til Morning, if you can really call it that, it's still pretty great.

Crease 2 is the plainest color in this palette. Its a light brown, warm toned, it has a little bit of a sheen to it. The texture is nice, very buttery, but I really haven't used this shade much. Its just too plain compared to the rest.

Definer 2. Oh man, here comes trouble. Like Browbone 1, this shade was also included in Comfort Zone. This eyeshadow is a very deep, almost black brown with gold glitter. Thus eyeshadow is way, way too soft and and tends to crumble for no reason at all. The one in my Comfort Zone palette crumbled, just about ruining the whole palette. I fear the same thing will happen to the one in Sparkle til Morning. I also feel like this eyeshadow is too pigmented, a mere touch of your brush to the pan will absolutely load it with tons of color and there will be lots of residual powder in the pan.  This is the only shade in the palette that causes fall out as well.
As usual, this palette is great, overall. All the shadows have great textures and pigmentation. I think it was kinda strange to put out a palette with this color scheme at this time of year, but whatever, more power to Wet n Wild. They don't play by the rules. I'm already addicted to this palette, I've worn it nearly every day since I got it. These shadows are working really well for me too, better than usual for Wet  n Wild. With most Wet n Wild shadows, I experience some fading and creasing after 6 or 7 hours, but the eyeshadows in Sparkle til Morning last longer. I've had these eyeshadows stay good as new even through a very hectic, 9 hour work day. Impressed. 
[A look using the left side of the palette]
I'm just as pleased with Wet n Wild's Sparkle til Morning palette as I expected to be, if not more so. All the colors are beautiful and work well together. Textures and pigmentation are excellent, as I've come to expect from Wet n Wild. Lasting power seems better than average. I'm a little iffy about having two repeat shades from the Comfort Zone palette, but I'll deal. Hopefully the overly pigmented dark brown shade doesn't ruin this palette as well. If you're lucky enough to come across the Sparkle til Morning, you have to get it! Its full of the beautiful, unique neutrals I've come to expect from Wet n Wild. I would certainly repurchase this palette. I hope it becomes part of the permanent collection. 

Ingredients:
Talc, Dimethicone, Isostearyl Palmitate, Aluminum Starch Octenylsuccinate, Zinc Stearate, Polyethylene, Magnesium Stearate, Octyldodecyl Hydroxystearate, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Mineral Oil, Trimethylsioxysilicate, Caprylyl Glycol, Nylon 12, Silica, Lanolin Alcohol, Boron Nitride, Caprylhydroxamic Acid, Glycerin, Silica Dimethyl Silylate

May Contain:
Black 2, Blue 1, Chormium Hydroxide Green, Ferric Ferrocyanide, Iron Oxides, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Ultramarine

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  1. Very detailed review. I love the eye makeup you created with this palette.

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    1. Thank you! you always leave the nicest comments :3

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  2. I really want this palette, I like the other colors, but like you I want that blue shade! It's sooo pretty!

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