Tue. Mar 19th, 2019

Wet ‘n’ Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad Review & Swatches

Secret Garden Rendezvous

Wet ‘n’ Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous Color Icon Eyeshadow Quad ($4.99 for 0.17 oz.) is a new, limited edition palette where only one shade was easy to use and the other three were varying degrees of frustration. It’s too bad the quality wasn’t there because the color combo could have been quite stunning!

Wet 'n' Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #1 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Wet ‘n’ Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #1 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Wet ‘n’ Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #1 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #1 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)Wet 'n' Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #1 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Secret Garden Rendezvous #1

Secret Garden Rendezvous #1 is a soft, muted gold with subtle, warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It had good pigmentation applied dry as well as wet, though the dampened application yielded a bit more depth and a higher shine finish. The texture was soft, a little dry and dusty, but it applied without too much difficulty. The downside was more that it was prone to fading faster than average–six hours–on my skin, so primer would be an absolute must-have for longevity.

Charlotte Tilbury Starlight #1 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar).Giorgio Armani #10 (P, $32.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar).Too Faced Spiked Eggnog (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar).Marc Jacobs Beauty Hot Pants (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Chantecaille Seashell (P, $34.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).Smashbox Flirt (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar).Tarte Escape (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar).Giorgio Armani Gold Ashes (12) (P, $39.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar).Viseart Petit Pro #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar).Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “powerfully pigmented” with a “butter-soft” texture that “glides on like a dream.” The majority of the eyeshadows are on the drier side, sometimes feeling loosely pressed and other times more chalk-like and truly dry to the point where a primer became a must for getting good adhesion and wear out of the formula. Most of the matte shades were quite pigmented, and I found they actually applied better to bare skin than some of the shimmers, which often appeared faded and muted in practice compared to how they appeared in the pan. The pigmentation varied from decent to mostly opaque depending on the shade, and the wear was typically between five and seven hours on me.

I did not keep most of the previously-released trios and palettes from the brand as mine, but when I compared 2018’s formula to the prior one (and mine are likely five or more years old), the previous formula was far better for their shimmers–slightly more slip, creamier in feel, and typically more pigmented and true-to-color on the lid. I think the mattes, overall, are improved as they are more blendable and pigmented on the lid.

Ingredients

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Magnesium Myristate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Sorbitan Stearate, o-Cymen-5-ol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water/Eau, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyacrylamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Tocopherol, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Manganese Violet/CI 77742, Ultramarines/CI 77007, Red 40 Lake/CI 16035, Ferric Ferrocyanide/CI 77510, Mica, Carmine/CI 75470, Blue 1 Lake/CI 42090, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Black 2/CI 77266].

Wet 'n' Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #2 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Wet ‘n’ Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #2 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Wet ‘n’ Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #2 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #2 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)Wet 'n' Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #2 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Secret Garden Rendezvous #2

Secret Garden Rendezvous #2 is a light-medium taupe with neutral-to-warm undertones and flecks of gold micro-sparkle over a matte finish. The consistency was very powdery, which resulted in sheer coverage and a fair amount of fallout during application. It did not work well with a dampened, as that turned it into a stiffer consistency that was difficult to blend out but was still sheerer; it also led to hard pan on the shade itself. This shade stayed on well for six hours before fading noticeably.

Colour Pop Americano (LE, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar).Kat Von D Ashes (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar).theBalm Flawless (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar).Tarte Power Player (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).Gucci Beauty Tuscan Storm #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).LORAC Navy #5 (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar).Viseart Cool Matte #4 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar).Chanel Deep #4 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #15 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).Jouer Toffee (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “powerfully pigmented” with a “butter-soft” texture that “glides on like a dream.” The majority of the eyeshadows are on the drier side, sometimes feeling loosely pressed and other times more chalk-like and truly dry to the point where a primer became a must for getting good adhesion and wear out of the formula. Most of the matte shades were quite pigmented, and I found they actually applied better to bare skin than some of the shimmers, which often appeared faded and muted in practice compared to how they appeared in the pan. The pigmentation varied from decent to mostly opaque depending on the shade, and the wear was typically between five and seven hours on me.

I did not keep most of the previously-released trios and palettes from the brand as mine, but when I compared 2018’s formula to the prior one (and mine are likely five or more years old), the previous formula was far better for their shimmers–slightly more slip, creamier in feel, and typically more pigmented and true-to-color on the lid. I think the mattes, overall, are improved as they are more blendable and pigmented on the lid.

Ingredients

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Magnesium Myristate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Sorbitan Stearate, o-Cymen-5-ol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water/Eau, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyacrylamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Tocopherol, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Manganese Violet/CI 77742, Ultramarines/CI 77007, Red 40 Lake/CI 16035, Ferric Ferrocyanide/CI 77510, Mica, Carmine/CI 75470, Blue 1 Lake/CI 42090, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Black 2/CI 77266].

Wet 'n' Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #3 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Wet ‘n’ Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #3 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Wet ‘n’ Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #3 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #3 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)Wet 'n' Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #3 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Secret Garden Rendezvous #3

Secret Garden Rendezvous #3 is a medium-darkk purple with subtle, cool undertones and a satin finish. It had sheer coverage, which was the best I could get to show after jabbing and pushing at the surface; it was just so stiff and did not want to pick up with fingertips, brushes, or even sponge-tipped applicators! I had real trouble getting the powder to apply to my lid, and what little I did apply did not want to diffuse or soften much. I tried using it wet as the brand said I could, and it only made it harder to move/blend out and caused the surface of the pan to harden. From what I could gather, it wore well for four and a half hours before fading noticeably.

MAC Queen Patrick (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar).Viseart Cool Mattes 2 #12 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar).Urban Decay Gone Mad (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar).MAC Nearing Dark (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar).Surratt Beauty Glamour Eyes (Cream) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar).Kat Von D Venom (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).MAC Indian Ink (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (80% similar).Stila Tanzanite (PiP, ) is warmer (80% similar).Anastasia Violet (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (80% similar).Surratt Beauty Violaceous (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “powerfully pigmented” with a “butter-soft” texture that “glides on like a dream.” The majority of the eyeshadows are on the drier side, sometimes feeling loosely pressed and other times more chalk-like and truly dry to the point where a primer became a must for getting good adhesion and wear out of the formula. Most of the matte shades were quite pigmented, and I found they actually applied better to bare skin than some of the shimmers, which often appeared faded and muted in practice compared to how they appeared in the pan. The pigmentation varied from decent to mostly opaque depending on the shade, and the wear was typically between five and seven hours on me.

I did not keep most of the previously-released trios and palettes from the brand as mine, but when I compared 2018’s formula to the prior one (and mine are likely five or more years old), the previous formula was far better for their shimmers–slightly more slip, creamier in feel, and typically more pigmented and true-to-color on the lid. I think the mattes, overall, are improved as they are more blendable and pigmented on the lid.

Ingredients

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Magnesium Myristate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Sorbitan Stearate, o-Cymen-5-ol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water/Eau, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyacrylamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Tocopherol, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Manganese Violet/CI 77742, Ultramarines/CI 77007, Red 40 Lake/CI 16035, Ferric Ferrocyanide/CI 77510, Mica, Carmine/CI 75470, Blue 1 Lake/CI 42090, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Black 2/CI 77266].

Wet 'n' Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #4 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Wet ‘n’ Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #4 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Wet ‘n’ Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #4 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)
Wet 'n' Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #4 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)Wet 'n' Wild Secret Garden Rendezvous #4 Color Icon Eyeshadow (2018)

Secret Garden Rendezvous #4

Secret Garden Rendezvous #4 is a medium-dark berry with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer coverage that was buildable to medium coverage or semi-opaque coverage applied over a primer. The consistency was very powdery and drier, which resulted in a lot of fallout when I tried to diffuse and blend out the shade on my skin. As expected based on trying this with the other shades, it did not perform better wet; it was more pigmented but was challenging to diffuse or blend out as it just stuck to wherever it was initially applied and did not want to budge. It wore well for six hours before I noticed fading.

Too Faced Figgy Pudding (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar).Ciate Phlox (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (95% similar).Urban Decay Hell Ride (PiP, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar).Huda Beauty Spanked (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Makeup Geek Dedicated (P, $9.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar).Make Up For Ever M842 Wine (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar).Huda Beauty Risque (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar).Colour Pop Blank Canvas (PiP, $5.00) is warmer (90% similar).NARS Ishta (P, $19.00) is warmer (90% similar).Bad Habit Persephone (PiP, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar).

Formula Overview

The formula is supposed to be “powerfully pigmented” with a “butter-soft” texture that “glides on like a dream.” The majority of the eyeshadows are on the drier side, sometimes feeling loosely pressed and other times more chalk-like and truly dry to the point where a primer became a must for getting good adhesion and wear out of the formula. Most of the matte shades were quite pigmented, and I found they actually applied better to bare skin than some of the shimmers, which often appeared faded and muted in practice compared to how they appeared in the pan. The pigmentation varied from decent to mostly opaque depending on the shade, and the wear was typically between five and seven hours on me.

I did not keep most of the previously-released trios and palettes from the brand as mine, but when I compared 2018’s formula to the prior one (and mine are likely five or more years old), the previous formula was far better for their shimmers–slightly more slip, creamier in feel, and typically more pigmented and true-to-color on the lid. I think the mattes, overall, are improved as they are more blendable and pigmented on the lid.

Ingredients

Talc, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Dimethicone, Boron Nitride, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Magnesium Myristate, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Trimethylsiloxysilicate, Simmondsia Chinensis (Jojoba) Seed Oil, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Lauroyl Lysine, Phenoxyethanol, Caprylyl Glycol, Polysorbate 20, Phytosteryl Macadamiate, Ethylhexylglycerin, Hexylene Glycol, Tin Oxide, Sorbitan Stearate, o-Cymen-5-ol, Triethoxycaprylylsilane, Water/Eau, Microcrystalline Cellulose, Magnesium Aluminum Silicate, Ethylene/Propylene/Styrene Copolymer, Butylene/Ethylene/Styrene Copolymer, Aluminum Hydroxide, Polyacrylamide, Tocopheryl Acetate, C13-14 Isoparaffin, Laureth-7, Tocopherol, [+/- (MAY CONTAIN/PEUT CONTENIR): Iron Oxides/CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499, Manganese Violet/CI 77742, Ultramarines/CI 77007, Red 40 Lake/CI 16035, Ferric Ferrocyanide/CI 77510, Mica, Carmine/CI 75470, Blue 1 Lake/CI 42090, Titanium Dioxide/CI 77891, Black 2/CI 77266].

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