Wednesday, February 20, 2013

   At a first glance I can guarantee you thought these where Wet 'N' Wild palettes, am I right? I was browsing around a new Walmart in my area the other day (it was amazing, they sold E.l.f. and so many other brands I have never found at any Walmart), and I did a double take when I saw these palettes. Immediately I picked one up for closer examination, I thought it was a Limited Edition palette that I might have missed. To my surprise it wasn't, it was a different brand completely: Black Radiance.
  After doing some research afterwards and poking around through the rest of their products I came to realize the whole line was based around girls of darker skin tones. FIRST OFF, I think this is great because I can only imagine how difficult it is with the drugstore collections for darker skin types, I myself have trouble finding light enough matches. And secondly I think if you love Wet 'N' Wild, like me, you have more of a selection of deep colors that might suit your fancy!
  Now for my purchases, after looking at the three palettes I chose to pick only two of them. They where a few dollars more ($6.99) than the Wet 'N' Wild palettes and I wasn't going to buy all three without making sure the quality was up to par first. I choose "Downtown Browns" and "Urban Jungle". Downtown Browns features some lovely neutrals with a main focus on Purples, mostly frosted colors with a few glittery shades. Urban Jungle being another semi-neautral palette, but having a few colors that pop that are in the green family, same selection when it comes to finishes. In both palettes there is one semi-matte shade which I think is a nice touch.
   Overall I am extremely happy with my purchase. I think the color payoff, texture, and wear are the same as the Wet 'N' Wild collection. I also really love the color selection for these palettes, especially for "Downtown Browns", I think it really would suit any eye color wonderfully. I would love to know what you think of Wet 'N' Wild's sister Black Radiance!
Black Radiance Downtown Browns Palette
Black Radiance Downtown Browns Palette
Black Radiance Downtown Browns Palette
Black Radiance Downtown Browns Palette Swatches
Black Radiance Urban Jungle Palette
Black Radiance Urban Jungle Palette
Black Radiance Urban Jungle Palette Swatches
Let's compare!
(left to right) BR Downtown Browns, WnW Sparkle 'Til Morning
What do you think??

Wet 'N' Wild's Sister? (Black Radiance)


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  1. :O I did, I honestly thought they were Wet N' Wild. Even after reading the title! That's so awesome! Now if only they did something like this for the pale, too, haha! The swatches look so pigmented and while they are a little too dark for me, quality wise, they look incredible!

    - Jess
    The Mod Mermaid

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  2. Wow... they're really pigmented. I'm very interested in the matte neutral colors you swatched. Great find!

    <3 www.msjess.com

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  3. I thought they were Wet n Wild when I saw your instagram, hahaha.

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  4. How funny is it that I was at Walmart just last night and had this in my hand to buy and took a picture to compare how similar they were! Glad to see how beautiful the colors are, just might have to go back and get this!

    Jess :)
    Let's Play Makeup

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  5. Wow thats crazy I totally thought they were wet n wild palettes! Thanks for sharing these swatches, LOVE the downtown brown palette, Brown and purples are my absolute faves to wear on my eyes! They go so well with my mostly green hazel eyes. :)

    Anywho, just stopping by from Love Serendipity! New follower too, I was like OH another beauty blogger to follow, yay! ♥ Hope this doesnt seem spammy, but I would just love for you to join in a new linky I started at the beginning of the year, for all beauty posts, called "Makeup Monday"! (This week my co-host and I are giving away some pretty fabulous stuff, hope you will check it out!) http://www.agapelovedesigns.com/2013/02/beauty-box-giveaway-makeup-monday-linkup.html

    ~Maria-Isabel
    www.agapelovedesigns.com

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  6. wow, those colors are so pigmented and very lovely.

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  7. wow!! That is crazy how similar they are but they seem to work just as well, will have to keep my eye out!

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  8. WOW, I'm really impressed but they really had no shame in ripping off Wet n Wild's look, did they?! The dowtown brown looks amazing though!

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    1. Not trying to be rude, but they didn't really "rip off" Wet N Wild's look because they're both made by the same company, Markwins.

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  9. Wow these look just like the ones from Wet n Wild! The swatches are amazing, they look so pigmented and smooth! <3

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  10. Really cute an interesting palettes I´m following you i hope your follow me back.

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  11. i never heard about Black Radiance =) btw im a new follower and hope you could follow back too =)

    keep on posting!

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  12. I love this post. I like the way them eyeshadows are labelled individually, so you know what goes where!

    Love Daniela (new fan) oxo

    ohellabella.blogspot.com

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  13. love the black radiance downtown browns palette! (:

    xx S.

    http://sunsetswings.blogspot.com

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  14. Wow, the pigmentation looks so good!

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  15. Black Radiance and Wet N Wild are owned by the same company (Markwins) that's why they look alike- because they kinda are. :) Love the swatches!
    -Amber

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  16. I've seen these at Wal-mart too but never decided to try them. I can't believe how smooth and pigmented all the shades look! Awesome find, I am dying to try these now xx - Boho Vanity

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  17. Ooh! Love the Downtown Brown palette! Great pigmentation and price! :)

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  18. Love the look of the downtown brown palette, it has some gorgeous colors :)
    http://www.thelilywhiteenglishrose.blogspot.com

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  19. Ohh they'll have to go my list for when I hit the states later on this year :) I just bought the new wet n wild trio of palettes after seeing that Sparkle 'til the morning palette...it had to be mine! x

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  20. Oh mai gerd. I need the Downtown Browns one. *weeps*

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  21. Lol they're owned by the same company.

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  22. I discovered yesterday that Black Radiance and Wet N Wild are the same! Its so ironic that I've ran across this blog post. The Downtown Browns for both brands are the exact same, just a different name and maybe even a differnt package. Overall, still awesome! Thanks for the post!

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