Finally, here is my review on the Wet n Wild Fergie Centerstage Collection Photo Op Eyeshadow in Metropolitan Nights. I decided to review this palette last on purpose because it's my least favorite out of all the Photo Op collection. The colors are beautiful and compliment each other, but some are too subtle for my liking. You have to apply it a certain way to get the most color pay off out of them. If you're a person who likes subtle colors then this is for you. But it makes up for having the most intense black eye shadows I've ever tried. True black. Great for smoky eyes or any dark looks.
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Wet n Wild says, "This palette of intensely-pigmented shadows comes in a range of textures from translucent highlights to subtle mattes to shimmering glitters-all of which the camera loves. It's satiny-smooth formula is nylon-treated and jet-milled for ultra-pigmented crease-resistant color that lasts all day. Be one of the glamorous, ohh flossy!"
What I like:
- Colors. I love the color combination of white, yellow gold, taupe and black. I've never seen this combo elsewhere.
- Finish. Just like the other Photo Op eyeshadows, I love how its a mix of shimmers and mattes. It really allows you to create a well balance look.
- Longevity. With a good primer underneath, the colors will stay all day/night long!
- The matte and shimmery black are super intense. True black. The shimmer disappears though, so you can't tell the difference between the two.
- Packaging. Even though it's plastic, it's quite sturdy.
- Price. Very affordable $6
What I don't like:
- The yellow gold and taupe are very subtle to my liking. There's nothing wrong with this, but the color pay off is poor and quite difficult to blend. It just wasn't transferring on my eye shadow brush. But I found a solution. I used an eye sponge tip applicator and it worked.
Here are more photos...
Swatches with flash and without flash.
You can see how subtle the yellow gold and taupe are while the 2 black eye shadows are pigmented and intense.
Here's the look I created using the palette. I did a dramatic and intense cut crease smoky eyes. I will have a tutorial coming soon where I will show you the best way to apply the colors and get the maximum color pay off of the shadows.
shimmery white: inner corners
shimmery yellow gold: lids
matte and shimmery black: outer v and crease
shimmery taupe: above the crease as a blending color (you can barely see it though)
I will have more details on the products I used soon...
Overall, the palette is a bit miss for me. The color pay off of the yellow gold and taupe is very poor and I will only use it again for the gorgeous black eye shadows. What are your thoughts? Have you tried this palette?
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