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Wet n Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Palette in Stop Playing Safe

Wet n Wild has released an insane amount of new products in the last month, including 4 new 10 pan eyeshadow palettes. I have a lot of their new stuff, which means you will be seeing a lot of reviews soon. I am starting things off with the most fun and interesting palette: Stop Playing Safe.  Wet n Wild’s Stop Playing Safe Eyeshadow Palette has a good mix of neutral mattes and some fun pops of color. This will be a great palette for spring and summer.

Wet n Wild Stop Playing Safe Eyeshadow Palette

Wet n Wild Stop Playing Safe Eyeshadow Palette: Shade Selection and Swatches

This palette has 10 different shades and it is set up just like their other 10 pan palettes. There are two transition shades on either end of the palette. The center of the palette has different options for the eyelid, crease, inner corner, and eyeliner. I’ll break down the shades below starring with the top of the palette and working down.

  • Matte Camel
  • Shimmering Pale Yellow
  • Shimmering Peach
  • Metallic Silvery Blue
  • Matte Peach
  • Metallic Emerald Green
  • Matte light peach
  • Metallic Navy Blue
  • Matte Red
  • Matte Midtown Warm Brown

Many people on social media have compared this palette to the Natasha Denona Tropic Palette. I can definitely see the resemblance, but I do not own that palette. So, I cannot say with certainty if Wet n Wild’s Stop Playing Safe Eyeshadow Palette is a dupe or not.

Wet n Wild Stop Playing Safe Eyeshadow Palette

Wet n Wild Stop Playing Safe Eyeshadow Palette: Review

Overall, I really like this palette. There are a few issues, but I’ve loved every single look I’ve create with it. I used this palette non-stop for right at two weeks, so I have gotten to know it pretty well. First of all, be prepared to do some layering with a few of the shades. I love the emerald green, but it needs to be layered a bit. Same goes for the shimmery peach on the second row. In fact, that has been the most problematic shade for me. It just doesn’t have a lot of color payoff and you have to press pretty hard into the pan to get any product on your brush or finger. The blue is stunning and has surprisingly good color payoff with minimal effort. That pale yellow gold on the second row is gorgeous, too. It doesn’t look like much swatched, but it looks great on the eyes.

Wet n Wild Stop Playing Safe Eyeshadow Palette
I LOVED this green and blue ombre liner look I created using the Wet n Wild Stop Playing Safe Eyeshadow Palette.

Now onto the mattes. For the most part, the mattes are great. The color payoff is good, they blend easily, and all but one shade isn’t patchy. But that red shade? It needs a little work. It can look good, but it is a bit patchy and the pigment isn’t as good as you would hope. But with a little patience, good things can happen with it. In fact, it makes a pretty fun eyeliner shade when you use a small angled brush. Texture wise, the mattes are pretty smooth and with the exception of the red, are not patchy. None of them felt chalky to me and there isn’t a ton of product pickup. Of the ten shadows, I’ve only experienced fallout with the sapphire blue. When worn with a primer, these shadows will easily last all day without fading or creasing. Without a base, I did experience some creasing. I also noticed that properly setting the base with a translucent powder or an eyeshadow similar to my skin tone helped with wear time, too.

Wet n Wild Stop Playing Safe Eyeshadow Palette

Wet n Wild Stop Playing Safe Eyeshadow Palette: Pricing and Availability

This palette is only $4.99 and for that price, I am pretty pleased with it. Sure, it has a few minor flaws. But overall it is a fun and easy to use palette. I’ve been able to get some great looks out of it. If you are wanting to add a little bit of color to your looks without spending a lot, this palette is a good place to start. This eyeshadow palette is available on Wet n Wild’s site and a lot of people have seen it in store at Walgreens.

Wet n Wild Stop Playing Safe Eyeshadow Palette


  • Lisa @ Midwest Glam

    That emerald green shade is gorgeous! I love the look you created. The wing is perfect! I haven’t been too excited about anything from WnW lately. I feel like it kind of fizzled at some point. I’m hoping for something exciting soon.

    • Kristen

      Thank you! I had to use tape for that wing. Lol. Yeah, I can definitely see why you would say that. Especially with their new Pump Collection. That one seems like a big gimmick and even almost childish.