Spring 2012 makeup releases are popping up in drugstores! I always get way too excited when companies release limited edition collections. I spotted wet n wild’s Flora & Fauna collection at CVS. This particular collection is split into two sort of mini collections; Flora and Fauna. I was immediately drawn to the Fauna collection.
Each “mini” collection contains a lipgloss, fastdry nail polish, eyeshadow trio and blush. All the items are full size products except for the blush which is about half the size of a full size wet n wild blusher.
It clearly says on the display that this is a limited edition collection, however, only the eyeshadow is not part of the wet n wild permanent line. I found this to be a bit misleading. On the back of the packaging it does list the individual product numbers, but does not list the actual names. So I had no idea until I got home that most of the products were available individually.
That being said, buying this as a set is quite the bargain at $4.99. Purchased separately, this is almost $10 worth of makeup.
Swatches and reviews are below the jump!
coloricon eyeshadow trio in Fauna: This trio is the main reason I purchased the Fauna set. Fauna includes 3 shadows, a shimmery nude, a shimmery teal and a shimmery purple. The teal and nude are very pigmented, buildable and easy to blend.
The purple isn’t as pigmented as I would like and is leaning towards the chalky side. Due to this it’s not the easiest color to blend and it also fades, even with a primer. I’ve found if I use a purple cream product underneath (my favorite is NYC jumbo eye pencil in Purple) the color does last all day.
In the pan I thought perhaps the teal color was a dupe of MAC Odalisque a limited edition mega metal shadow from MAC’s Peacocky collection. Turns out they aren’t as similar as I thought they might be. Though they are close.
coloricon blusher in Pearlescent Pink: The packaging of this product really irks me. First of all, it’s very difficult to open. Everytime I try to open it I’m worried I’m going to break a nail. Secondly, this is .6oz, about half the size of a normal wet n wild blush, which is fine. Except it’s in a skinny, rectangular pan. That makes it difficult to pick up the product with a normal sized blush brush.
Aside from the packaging, Pearlescent Pink is a lovely colored blush. It is deep pink with intense gold shimmer. This blush is VERY pigmented. A little goes a very long way. The staying power and blendability is fantastic.
I had read this was a dupe for NARS Orgasm. I don’t agree with that. Orgasm is a cooler, lighter pink. I do think this is a very close dupe of NARS Outlaw. Pearlescent Pink is more pigmented than both.
glassy gloss in Glass Confusion: This lip gel, as wet n wild calls it, was the product I was least excited about. Glass Confusion is a pale pink with distinct purple undertones packed with pink shimmer. This gloss is not pigmented, on the sticky side, has a pleasant sweet fruity smell and has no taste. The staying power is also not great.
I have found this looks wonderful over one of my favorite lipsticks; NYX Round Lipstick in Paris.