Sunday, April 17, 2011

Wet'n'Wild's Idol Eyes Creme Shadow Pencil in Techno: Review, Pictures & Swatches

Soft-blending, creamy eyeshadow at the convenience of a pencil. Silky-smooth formula glides on easily for high-impact, light-infused color that lasts for hours!
  • Packaging:  These pencils come in stubby and thick tubes. They're very similar to NYX Cosmetic's Jumbo Eye Pencils (see pictures). There's nothing really special about the packaging, it seems like it could break though if dropped. It's definitely cheaper.
  • Product: I honestly was pretty excited when I saw these pencils. I wanted to give them a try, since Wet'n'Wild was really impressing me with their eyeshadow trios. When I first swatched the pencil on my arm, I was completely shocked at how intensely creamy, and almost oily feeling, these pencils really were. They glide on like nothing! Yep- I got excited, and decided to test it on my eye. First, I applied it all over my lid and blended it outwards from my crease. I left it on for 10 minutes exactly, checked it out, and it creased horribly (see picture 4). Completely unimpressed, I wanted to make this pretty shade work. I decided to give it another chance, and applied a primer as a base before applying it again, and then left it for another 10 minutes. This time, there was basically no creasing. Although the colour drastically faded.
    • 133 Techno: is a lavender, almost jewel-toned purple.
  • Final Thoughts: Im not happy with this product. Wet'n'Wild promises "high impact, light infused colour that lasts for hours". LIES!!! I really tried to give this product a chance, but it just can't be worked with, sorry. I wouldnt buy this again, and I WOULDN'T recommend it at all.
  • Availability: $2.99 Wet'n'Wild, Loblaws Superstore, Wal-Mart
Techno, swatched twice

Before application

After application

10 minutes after application
Try #2. with Too Faced Shadow Insurance applied

After primer application

10 minutes after application OVER the primer

Urban Decay's 24 Shadow Pencil / NYX Cosmetic's Milk Pencil / WnW's Techno


  1. It's a shame it creased so easily without the primer, and the color faded so easily even with a primer. It is a gorgeous color. Too bad it didn't work out!

  2. I really like this color but had the same problems as you, so now I'm looking for a reliable dupe. But for the price I'm not sure what I was expecting.

  3. Ugh- I hated this :( I think NYX might have a similar dupe.