Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Blush in Heather Silk – Swatches & Review

Way back in January I reviewed one of my basic beauty steals, Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Blush in Pearlescent Pink. The cheap blush is a wearable, lovely pink that can be compared to Nars Orgasm…nice, right? :)  This past month, I happened upon a $1 off coupon for a Wet n’ Wild product and decided to pick up another blush because it would only be $2 after the coupon. Yes, $2. How could I pass that up? Blush lasts me forever, so there was no point in getting another Pearlescent Pink. I decided to branch out and try Heather Silk (832E).

Wet n' Wild Heather Silk

Wet n' Wild Heather Silk

Wet n' Wild Heather Silk

Heather Silk is a warm, matte rosy pink blush. Each photo is finger-swatched on the left and brush-blended on the right with just one pass of color. Yes, just one pass – this is a very pigmented blush!

Natural light

Indoor w/ flash

Indoor w/ flash

Natural lighting

Indoor w/o flash

Indoor w/o flash

The pros:

  1. Heather Silk is a beautiful medium pink blush. I think this would look especially pretty on tanned, summer skin or darker skin tones.
  2. It’s soft and blends pretty well.
  3. You don’t need to use much, so this will last you forever – you’ll probably have to toss it for makeup-hygiene reasons before you hit the pan.
  4. Quality texture and pigmentation for a cheap price – my wallet and my face are happy with this one! Unless you like to avoid talc, in which case your face  might not be happy.

The cons:

  1. A little goes a long way with this blush, so just watch how much you put on your brush. This blush is darker than Pearlescent Pink, which means it can look a bit clown-ish if applied too heavily. I suggest starting lightly and building up color to where you’d like it – it’s easier to add more after than to take it all off and start over again because you were too heavy-handed the first time.
  2. I hate those little blusher brushes that come with it but I just use my own brush so it’s no big deal.
  3. It could just be me or my blush in particular, but Heather Silk seems a little more powdery than my Pearlescent Pink.

I really like Heather Silk, although Pearlescent Pink is still my favorite out of the two. This one doesn’t blend out quite as easily if applied too heavily, and I’m not always graceful with my blush application. You can snag this little drugstore gem for about $3.00 in most drugstores or places that carry mass beauty like Walmart or Target.

What do you think of Wet n’ Wild products? What’s your go-to blush? How was your Monday? Let me know in the comments!  :)

5 thoughts on “Wet n’ Wild Color Icon Blush in Heather Silk – Swatches & Review

  1. Wet n Wild is such a great drugstore brand! I love their eye shadows and mega last nail polishes especially. I actually haven’t tried the blush, I don’t know why! I think I need to change that! :)
    I have been LORAC Velvet Rope or the only peach that looks good on me, NYC Sutton Place Peach topped with MAC Amber Glow mineralize blush. NYC blush is another cheapie, but goodie! :)

    • I like their eye shadows a lot! Wet n Wild polishes are hit or miss for me, but I like using them as undies for glitter polishes :)
      Yes, go snag one to try! I don’t think I’ve actually tried NYC or Lorac blush, yikes! My current favorites are blushes by the Balm.

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