Wet ‘n’ Wild House of Thorns Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

House of Thorns

Wet ‘n’ Wild House of Thorns Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad is the last of the limited edition quads from the brand for the spring. It was, unfortunately, another dud–one shade was good (beyond wear time), one shade was so-so, and the remaining two were dismal.

 

Wet 'n' Wild House of Thorns #1 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Wet ‘n’ Wild House of Thorns #1 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Wet ‘n’ Wild House of Thorns #1 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild House of Thorns #1 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)Wet 'n' Wild House of Thorns #1 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

House of Thorns #1

House of Thorns #1 is a golden bronze with warm undertones and a pearly sheen. The texture was drier and more firmly-pressed in the pan, which made it more of a challenge to pick up product and to apply it evenly to bare skin. It seemed to get better as I wore away some of the rose pattern (or a few layers of product), which yielded mostly opaque coverage and marginally smoother coverage when applied with a wet brush. It lasted well for six hours before fading noticeably.

Wet 'n' Wild House of Thorns #2 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Wet ‘n’ Wild House of Thorns #2 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Wet ‘n’ Wild House of Thorns #2 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild House of Thorns #2 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)Wet 'n' Wild House of Thorns #2 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

House of Thorns #2

House of Thorns #2 is a blackened, emerald green with cool undertones and a sparkling sheen. It had rich color payoff applied both wet and dry, but wet application yielded an inkier base that made it appear darer overall. The texture was soft, drier and prone to fallout, but it at least went on evenly and didn’t sheer out too readily. I was able to diffuse the edges without too much effort. It stayed on nicely for six and a half hours before fading on me.

Wet 'n' Wild House of Thorns #3 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Wet ‘n’ Wild House of Thorns #3 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Wet ‘n’ Wild House of Thorns #3 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild House of Thorns #3 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)Wet 'n' Wild House of Thorns #3 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

House of Thorns #3

House of Thorns #3 is a deep red with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had sheer–at best–coverage applied dry with lots of jabbing at the surface to dislodge product off of the ridiculously, firmly-pressed texture and was difficult to blend out. Applied with a dampened brush, the coverage improved to medium, but it was impossible to blend out–it was only workable stamped onto the skin as a liner. It started to show signs of fading after five hours of wear on me.

Wet 'n' Wild House of Thorns #4 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Wet ‘n’ Wild House of Thorns #4 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Wet ‘n’ Wild House of Thorns #4 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild House of Thorns #4 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)Wet 'n' Wild House of Thorns #4 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

House of Thorns #4

House of Thorns #4 is a soft black with warm undertones and a matte finish. The swatch might look like I reversed it on readers as a hidden test, but the dry version was actually much, much more pigmented than when I tried to use it wet. The texture was very dry, but it had enough give that it did yield good pigmentation applied dry and blended somewhat along the edges. When I used it with a wet brush, though, it seemed to instantly harden the surface of the pan and did not want to transfer or spread out over my skin at all. This shade wore well for five hours before starting to fade on my skin.

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