Review of Bretman X Colourpop Wet Eyeshadow Palette
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Bretman X Colourpop Wet Eyeshadow Palette Review & Makeup Looks

Bretman X Colourpop Wet Palette

Colourpop is my favourite drugstore makeup brand! Their products have never disappointed me and I love that they provide high-quality makeup at an unbeatable price.

I have tried quite a few makeup products from them and I love their eyeshadows and lipsticks the most. Today I’m reviewing the Bretman X Colourpop Wet Eyeshadow Palette that I picked up during Christmas last year.

It’s a perfect addition of cool-toned blues and greens to my vanity. Read the review to know why you need to have these ice queen vibes in your collection too!

Price: US$12 for 8 pans x 1.10g (0.04oz)

Availability: You can buy it from Colourpop’s website.

My Thoughts on Bretman X Colourpop Wet Palette

When the Bretman Rock collaboration with Colourpop was revealed, I knew I had to try it. They launched two eyeshadow palettes – Lit (warm-toned) and Wet (cool-toned).

Since I already owned a warm-toned palette which is also by Colourpop (Yes, Please! Palette, click here to read a detailed review of it) I got ‘Wet’, euphemism very much intended.

Packaging

The Bretman X Colourpop Wet eyeshadow comes in a silver-coloured hard cardboard palette with 8 pans in it. The top of the palette has ‘Wet’ embossed on it which looks absolutely gorgeous.

Packaging of Bretman X Colourpop Wet Palette
Packaging

I’ve had this palette for 9-10 months and none of the glitters on that embossing have come off or faded. The back of the palette has all the shade names and the same is mentioned in each circular pan.

There’s no mirror or brush provided in the wet palette – I really appreciate a palette with a mirror but most brushes that come in drugstore palettes are useless so it’s fine.

The entire palette is enclosed in a dark-blue coloured outer packaging with shades names at the back and a picture of the talented Bretman Rock basically slaying!

Bretman x Colourpop Wet Eyeshadow Palette
Wet Eyeshadow Palette – Packaging

I love how they have incorporated the product’s theme into every aspect of this palette’s design.

Texture

The Colourpop Wet palette has a mixture of mattes and metallics – all of which are soft, pigmented and easy to blend, except for one shadow. They have very less fallout and show up even on deeper skin tones. You will find high-quality matte shades only in Colourpop when it comes to drugstore makeup.

Wet Palette Shades

Blues are generally harder to formulate and only a few high-end brands seem to ace it. So I was quite surprised to see the quality of these shadows.

Bretman X Colourpop Wet Palette Shadows
Wet Palette Shadows

There are two warm-toned shadows in this palette so you don’t have to worry about getting some transition and crease shades.

It’s crazy how much detailing and planning go behind the scenes to produce a small palette!

Finished? – In swatches, it might look like a plain white shade, but Finished? is a very light blue shadow with a strong, white base and a matte finish.

I’m Chillen – A dusty royal blue with cool undertones and a matte finish. This shade was a dud, it’s patchy when you try to blend and requires more efforts. The colour payoff is mediocre especially on my brown skin colour so you need to build it up.

LOL I’m Crying – A vibrant turquoise with silver glitter, cool undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It is soft, buttery and applies beautifully with damp brush and fingers. The pigmentation is spot-on and it’s the prettiest turquoise I’ve used.

Skinny Legend – A beige with warm undertones and a matte finish. The shadow is soft and buttery, blends well with minimum fallout and shows up on the skin too.

Bretman x Colourpop Wet Eyeshadow Palette Swatches
Swatches – Finished? to Ewa Beach (L-R)
These are all two-swipe swatches and were applied with no additional pressure to show the actual pigmentation of the shadows. If you can see, the shade I’m Chillen didn’t swatch as evenly as the other shadows, the same is the situation when you use it on the eyes.

Mood – A bright cobalt blue shadow with cooler undertones and a metallic finish. It’s soft and offers a high colour payoff in a single layer. It applies evenly and blends out nicely without sheering out.

Fishy – A blackened teal with cool undertones and a metallic finish. It’s slightly dry when you compare with other shimmer shadows in this palette but it shows up well on the lids. Definitely takes a bit more effort to blend but looks beautiful.

Thickems – A bright, buttery soft silver with cool undertones and a sparkling, metallic finish. It’s the softest shadow in this palette and the colour payoff is gorgeous. Easy to blend and buildable shade but you are left with a lot of tiny glitters once you remove it.

Ewa Beach – A medium-dark brown with slightly warm undertones and a matte finish. It was easy to layer and blend and gave an opaque coverage. A beautiful transition & crease shade for brown skin girls.

Makeup Looks Created Using the Wet Palette

This look was created using the shadows I’m Chillen, LOL I’m crying, Mood, Thickems, Ewa Beach – channelling the blue vibes of this palette.

Ice Blue Eyemakeup Look using Colourpop Wet Palette
Ice Blue Eye Makeup Look

I only used the shade Thickems in this look that was inspired by Ava Max’s eye makeup at 2019 VMA. Look at how opaque the finish is!

Ava Max Silver Eyemakeup Look using Colourpop Wet Palette
Silver Eye Makeup Look

Staying Power

I have used the Colourpop wet palette multiple times and the shadows stayed intact for 7-8 hours with negligible fading and I didn’t use any eyeshadow primer. They don’t smear or transfer during this period but start fading after the 7th hour.

Conclusion

The Bretman X Colourpop Wet Eyeshadow Palette is a beautiful 8-pan palette with cool, blue tones and has a perfect mix of mattes and metallics. The shadows are soft, easy to blend and highly pigmented so if that’s what you’re looking for, this is the right choice for you!

At this price, I can’t think of any palette with such high-quality shadows and beautiful packaging.

Why You Should Buy Bretman X Colourpop Wet Eyeshadow Palette?

  • Easy to blend
  • Highly pigmented
  • Creamy soft shadows
  • Cruelty-free
  • Stays all-day
  • Very less fallout
  • Sleek, gorgeous packaging
  • Travel-friendly
  • You get more than what you pay for!

Why You Should Avoid Bretman X Colourpop Wet Eyeshadow Palette?

  • Shade “I’m Chillen” is slightly patchy
  • No mirror

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1 Comment

  1. Shreeya says:

    Those swatches are making me drool for this palette 🙈❤️

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