There are 3 new palettes in this Holiday Spotlight Collection. From left to right above: "Lights, Camera, Attaction"; "No Neutral Ground"; and "A Great Glistener". I will go through and show you swatches of all of the shadows in each palette. (I would have like to have swatched them on my arm as they are shown in the pan...but my arm was too skinny!)
As for ALL of the palettes, the top row contains your highlight shades, which are all very shimmery, the second row has a more subtle shimmer or satin finish, and the bottom row has the matte shades.
"Lights, Camera, Attraction"
"No Neutral Ground"
"A Great Glistener"
All of the highlight shades in these palettes, whether they appear shimmery or glittery in the pan, will sheer out and leave just glitter with very almost no trace of the actual color behind on your skin. Although I have not used all of them on my eyes, I did swatch each by itself on my arm and got the same result. I still have glitter lingering on my arm. I'm really not a fan of overly shimmery highlights in general, and these had way too much sparkle for my liking as a browbone highlight. Other than that, I found the rest of the shades to be very pigmented, and most (with the exception of a just a few) had the same buttery texture and were just as easily blended as I've come to expect from the Color Icon line. I would say that my favorite is the "No Neutral Ground" palette. I'm in love with the green shade in the second row and have found myself reaching for that quite a bit lately! I also like the diversity and the vividness of the color selection in the "Lights, Camera, Attraction" palette. My least favorite is "A Great Glistener". Mostly because the colors didn't really blow me out of the water and I didn't find anything particularly unique about them.
I'm a huge fan of Wet n Wild's Color Icon shadows and, although I personally am not a fan of the highlight shades, I do think that these are great 8 pan palettes. I like that there are a couple of deeper matte shades and that the second row of shadows in each palette don't have a ton of shimmer. They are unique in that way from most of the other 8 pan Color Icon palettes that I own personally. I think if you are a fan of Wet n Wild's Color Icon line of shadows, you will quite enjoy the Holiday Spotlight Collection!
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