Wet n Wild ColoIcon Blush & Glow Trio {Review}


Rating: 4/5 stars ★★★★☆
Price Tag: $3.99 USD
Palettes Available: 3 palettes
Weight: 0.42 oz / 12 g
Where to Buy: In drugstores like Walgreens or Rite Aid

The ColorIcon Blush & Glow Trios are part of the Wet n Wild Silver Lake Spring 2015 Collection. Like many limited edition products, none of the trios, or any part of the Silver Lake collection for that matter, have been confirmed vegan. Use your own discretion.


The packaging for the Blush & Glow Trios is identical in size and shape to the Wet n Wild ColorIcon Bronzers, only white.

Size comparison of the Wet n Wild ColorIcon Bronzer SPF in Bikini Contest,
Blush & Glow Trio in Fair Trade, and Contouring Palette in Dulce de Leche

While the product is generously large, as with the ColorIcon Bronzers I feel that it’s a little big to just throw in your bag, especially now that huge purses are (thankfully) out of style.

Reverse of the ColorIcon Blush & Glow Trio

The reverse of the packaging lists the brand information, shade name, weight, and ingredients.

Wet n Wild Silver Lake Spring 2015 Collection ColorIcon Blush & Glow Trio in Fair Trade

The product is separated into three shades in one large pan. The clasp of the trio is fairly easy to open, yet feels very secure when shut.


The formula is silky and very pigmented with buildable color, yet blends easily into the skin. You’ll get about 4-5 hours of wear time. Unlike the ColorIcon Bronzers, the Blush & Glow Trios do not contain SPF protection.

Close up of ColorIcon Blush & Glow Trio in Fair Trade
That little smudge in the bronzer was there before I broke the seal on the clasp


The Blush & Glow Trios are available in three shades. My Walgreens location only had two of the shades in stock. Solar Powered listed carmine and the other, Fair Trade, didn’t. Surprisingly the peach shade, long a vegan staple, was the that contained carmine. A little bit of Googling has revealed that the third palette, Sunset Junction, is also carmine-free.

Fair Trade

This trio has a light fuchsia blush, warm bronzer and champagne highlighter. The contrast between the cool-toned fuchsia blush and the warm bronzer is kind of odd. I would have expected a cooler bronzer to go with the blush. Maybe the trio is aimed more at those with neutral skin tones. Normally I wouldn’t buy a fuchsia blush because I have warm undertones, but I was excited to find a carmine-free Blush & Glow Trio palette. This is the first time I’ve seen a WNW LE blush/bronzer combo not contain carmine.

Swatches of ColorIcon Blush & Glow Trio in Fair Trade

The blush is very pigmented, but also buidable, with a slight pearl finish to the shade. Overall, the fuchsia shade seems more suited to those with neutral to cool undertones.

The bronzer is a warm shade with a slight pearl finish. While it’s a common bronzer shade, I’m not sure how natural looking it is once applied. It’s fairly pigmented on my ivory toned skin. I’d say that fair to medium skin tones with warmer undertones will wear this shade best.

The champagne is a super pigmented, not to mention extremely shimmery, highlighter. Use with caution. Too much shimmer has a way of making one’s face look oily. This neutral shade should be pigmented enough to work on all skin tones.


Final Thoughts

Pros: Budget-friendly, large palette size, very pigmented
Cons: Bronzer isn’t very natural, very shimmery highlighter, only in stores

At four dollars, the Wet n Wild Blush & Glow Trio is a steal. It’s budget friendly and has good pigmentation.

It’s nice that Wet n Wild released at least one carmine-free trio. If the Color-Icon 6-pan eyeshadow palette Vegan Culture is any indication, the Silver Lake Collection seems to be more vegan-friendly than those of the past. Hopefully this is a trend that Wet n Wild will continue in the future.


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