Wet n Wild has undergone massive changes in the last few months, replacing many of the permanent eyeshadows with the new Color Icon line, distinguished by a swirl pattern on the pan.  So far, these have been receiving rave reviews.  I was particularly interested in Nutty ($1.99), the taupe one.

Yes, a two-dollar taupe.  Who can resist?

Pan with the swirl imprint:

So, try to pick Nutty out of a line up of other taupes that range from $28 to $30.  This picture includes the following eyeshadows-which do you think is Nutty?

  • Edward Bess Intimate ($30)
  • Chanel Safari ($28.50)
  • Shu Uemura ME Silver 945 (discontinued legend; priceless)
  • Kose Addiction Flash Back ($32 or so, depending on the exchange rate with the Japanese Yen)
  • Wet n Wild Nutty ($1.99)

Are you as excited as I am? Can you tell which one is the two-buck taupe? C’mon try! Answers after the jump…

Did you guess right?  The correct answer is that Nutty is number 2!  The closest one to my eye is Chanel Safari, which is bit darker and more grey than Nutty.  Still, I was impressed with Nutty’s gorgeous pigmentation and shimmer.  For $2, you can’t go wrong.

Here the lineup with all the swatches named:

A few more views follow.  As you can see, Nutty is in the warm/brown side of the taupe spectrum.  It does not have the mauve/gray tones of the cooler taupes.

I think the shimmer and pigmentation hold their own pretty well.  If these are in your local drugstore, you may want to grab one.  I found this just this week at my local Rite Aid.

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