Wet n Wild Coloricon Contouring Palettes in Caramel Toffee and Dulce de Leche
The new Wet n Wild products have finally been popping up in Ottawa! Of course, with contouring having all the rave right now, this affordable cosmetic line had to join in on the fun. It is important to note that I have the reformulated version of this product.
The WetnWild Contouring palette is HUGE. It’s almost the size of my whole hand; however, it’s fairly slim, so it doesn’t look obnoxious sitting upright, sandwiched in my little toiletries holder (from Dollarama!) where I hold the rest of my makeup.
This powder is buttery to the touch. Seriously. If I was blindfolded and I dipped my finger into the powder, I would second guess myself on whether or not the product is a powder or an ultra lightweight cream. With that being said, just a single tap into the product with a brush will kick up a lot of powder. There was so much powder on the surface of my powder that while I was using it, I was careful not to tip the compact, afraid that the powder would tumble off onto my white carpets.
WetnWild Contouring Palettes: Left: Dulce de Leche; Right: Caramel Toffee
Dulce De Leche:
Contour – neutral to cool-toned powder
Highlight – creamy white shade with pink undertones
Contour – warm brown shade with strong orange undertones
Highlight – pale yellow powder, banana shade
Wet n Wild reformulated these powders and from what I’ve heard from other reviews, the previous ones were less powdery and creamy. They took a little more working to get the product onto your brush, and they kicked up less product. The shade names are also switched. Prior to the re-releases, Dulce de Leche was the more yellow, warm toned one, and Caramel Toffee was the cooler toned alternative. Be careful not to mix these up while looking up swatches online.
The pigmentation of both Caramel Toffee and Dulce de Leche is out of this world. In the photo below, both shades were only swatched with one layer. The other bronzer/contours that they are being compared to were swatched 2-3 times to get the colour to show up on camera. I would go as far as to say that the pigmentation of these powders is comparable to Kat Von D’s powders, which are my personal favorites for eyeshadows. You only need to lightly tap (in fact, I would encourage you to do that, or you’ll be frantically cleaning up the powder off your black pants ten minutes before you need to leave the house) the powder with your brush to get the colour to show up on your cheeks.
The lasting power of these WetnWild Contouring palettes are also pretty good. I’ve mentioned before in my previous post that most blushes and bronzers applied on my face fade incredibly fast, that some days I forget I applied blush because it has disappeared on my completely within the first few hours. With these, they last on my cheeks for about 6 hours.
From left to right: Wet n Wild Contouring Powder Caramel Toffee , Wet n Wild Contouring powder Dulce de Leche, Too Faced Chocolate Soleil Bronzer, NYC Sunny Bronzer, Physicians Formula Bronze Booster in Medium to Dark, Sephora Colourful Face Powder in Los Cabos.
I find that contrary to most reviews on youtube, the pink toned highlight shade (found in Dulce de Leche) brightens underneath my eyes more than the banana shade (found in Caramel Toffee) . The yellow toned powder blends into my skin without making as much of a difference as I would like.
Dulce de Leche – Left: Contouring shade; Right: Highlight shade
Caramel Toffee – Left: Contouring shade; Right: Highlight shade
The price of these WetnWild Contouring Palettes on the Walmart website is $4.13 US and about $5.50 CA.
I would recommend the Contouring Palette in the shade Dulce De Leche for anyone who wants to try contouring at an affordable price. I wouldn’t recommend Caramel Toffee as a contouring powder, but as a bronzer instead. Even then, if you are someone who finds most bronzers too orangy, this one is not for you.