Wet n Wild Color Icon On Cloud Nine Swatches & Review

Wet n Wild Color Icon On Cloud Nine Swatches & Review Wet n Wild Color Icon On Cloud Nine is one of the many Wet n Wild Color Icon eye-shadow trios that beauty lovers talked about since hitting the market. Not only do these shadows offer great pigmentation, but the price is right, Bob Barker!

In Canada, I think these are mainly available at Wal-Mart. In the States, there are a few drugstores where you can find them at.

Since I rarely shop at Wal-Mart, I probably wouldn’t have been able to try it out if not for my thoughtful friend, Carmela from Polished Indulgence! (Thank you!) We did a little swap of sorts quite some time ago, and it was a lot of fun! 🙂

You know, this is the first Wet n Wild product that I’ve used since high school. The brand really has come a long way since then.

Before, I used to buy their $0.99 eyeliners and nail polishes. They were okay, but nothing to write home about. (Although, there was this one dark blue polish I used to put silver glitter on top of, and it looked like a starry night sky. I loved it so much!)

Today, the brand boasts fantastic shadows that perform surprisingly well when compared to their pricier competitors.

Wet n Wild Color Icon On Cloud Nine Pictures

Wet n Wild Color Icon On Cloud Nine Swatch & Review

Wet n Wild Coloricon On Cloud Nine Swatches & Review

Wet n Wild Coloricon On Cloud Nine Swatch & Review

Wet n Wild Color Icon On Cloud Nine Swatches & Review

Wet n Wild Color Icon On Cloud 9 Review & Swatches

Wet n Wild Color Icon On Cloud Nine Ingredients

Wet n Wild Color Icon On Cloud Nine Ingredients, Review & Swatches

Wet n Wild Color Icon On Cloud Nine Swatches

With Flash & No Primer

Wet n Wild Color Icon On Cloud Nine Swatches, Review & Pictures

Natural Light & No Primer

Wet n Wild Coloricon On Cloud Nine Review & Swatches

With Flash & With Primer

Wet n Wild Color Icon On Cloud 9 Swatches & ReviewNatural Light & With Primer

Wet n Wild Coloricon On Cloud Nine Review & Swatch

Claims: Mostly TRUSTED

Coordinating trio shades takes the guesswork out of creating the perfect eye look
Beautifully enhances any eye colour
X All-day crease resistant colour

Key Notes

  • Name: Wet n Wild Color Icon On Cloud Nine
  • Collection: Wet n Wild Color Icon Collection
  • Colours Available in the Wet n Wild Color Icon Collection: On Cloud Nine, I Dream of Greenie, I’m Feeling Retro, Got Good Jeans, I’m Getting Sunburned, Silent Treatment, Spoiled Brat, Walking on Eggshells, Sweet as Candy, Cool As a Cucumber, Knock On Wood & Don’t Steal My Thunder
  • Amount: 3.5 g (0.12 oz.)
  • What I Paid: Nothing! (Carmela was sweet enough to swap with me. Retails for around $2.99 USD from what I’ve seen online.)
  • Where to Buy: Wal-Mart, CVS, Walgreens & these other drugstores

Wet n Wild On Cloud Nine Review


If you’re not a fan of blue, On Cloud Nine is clearly the wrong palette for you! It’s “True blue, baby! I love you!” (Yup, that’s an intentional early Madonna reference.)

While I tend to wear green or gray eye shadow most days, when I stray, I like to wear blues and turquoises.

On Cloud Nine has a medium blue, a brown, and a light blue:

  • Medium Blue – Reminds me of denim & has a shimmery, frosty finish
  • Brown – Looks like chocolate with sparse silver glitter
  • Light Blue – Has a frosty feel like something the Snow Queen would wear

Pigmentation & Formula

They apply smoothly and feel soft. All 3 colours are highly pigmented, but they do pop more when used over an eye-shadow primer, of course.

(In all the swatches above that had primer underneath, I used the NYX HD High Definition Eye Shadow Base, in case you were wondering. I used a different primer when I wore the shadows on my eyes. I’ll go into detail shortly.)

Lasting Power

You get the most colour impact immediately when you apply them onto your eyelid, however, even with my Urban Decay Eyeshadow Primer Potion in Greed underneath, I still noticed some fading after the 6-hour mark with the medium blue. (It became noticeably muddier. The other two colours faded a bit, but didn’t look muddier.)

These days I don’t wear eye shadow without a primer underneath, but I made an exception when I tested out On Cloud Nine. For a couple of days, I wore the colours without a primer underneath since one of the claims is that it won’t crease all day.

My eyelids get oily throughout the day (hence why I need the primer), so I wasn’t expecting these shadows to resist creasing. (That’d be like Mary resisting green nail polish or weird nail art.) 😉

And…I wasn’t proven wrong, sadly. These shadows creased just like any other powder eye shadow that I’d wear without a primer.


The packaging is terrific! It’s compact, sleek, clearly labelled with the palette name, and the lid opens easily.

It comes with 2 applicators – one is a sponge tip (which I actually use to pack on the shadow prior to blending out), and the other is a slanted brush (which I don’t use because I like using my Sigma E25 Blending Brush afterwards).

For beginners, it’s nice how the shadows themselves are each engraved to remind you where to place the colours to achieve a suggested look – i.e. “Browbone”, “Crease”, and “Eyelid”.

That being said, you can use colours anywhere you want, although, I’d recommend not using the brown on your browbone, unless you’re going for an avant-garde look. 😉 If you are, then more power to ya!

I don’t like using the light blue on my browbone because it’s super frosty, and whenever I put shades like that there, I look in the mirror and immediately think, “Good Lord! I look like a drag queen!” (Nothing wrong with drag queens, but…I’m not one, so I don’t want to look like one, thanks!) 😛

Instead, I place the light blue along the inner third of my eyelid. I then put the medium blue on the outer 2 thirds of my eyelid and deepen up the crease with the brown. And usually I really want to smoke it up, so I add a bit of black to the corner.


  • Great pigmentation
  • Compact packaging
  • Comes with sponge-tip & brush applicators
  • “Browbone”, “Crease” & “Eyelid” engraved onto the actual shadows may help beginners
  • Inexpensive price for great value

  • Canadians can mainly find these at Wal-Mart (If you’ve seen them at other places, let me & my readers know in the comments, please!)

Final Verdict: 8.5/10

I was really impressed that On Cloud Nine was pigmented and so smooth considering the extremely low price point! This is great news for those who want to experiment with new colours, but don’t conveniently have a tree in their backyard that grows money. (For those of you who have such a plant, please share the nursery you bought it from with me!) 😉

How do you wear blue eye shadow? Have you picked up any of the Wet n Wild Color Icon eye-shadow palettes? Do you have a favourite eye shadow of all time?


10 thoughts on “Wet n Wild Color Icon On Cloud Nine Swatches & Review

  1. Jennifer

    Hey Mary! I was just wondering if it bothered you that they are made in China? I never really thought about it before, but I spoke to some friends that have an absolute policy of not using products made in China, and it scared me quite a bit… What’s your personal opinion about that?
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Jennifer!

      No, it doesn’t really bother me that they’re made in China. A lot of inexpensive eye shadows are made there. Maybe I’m just in the ignorance-is-bliss stage, but the shadows being made in China didn’t worry me at all.

      I’ve heard some scary stories about random wholesalers from China that led to allergies and things like that, but I think it’s because the brand is Wet n Wild that I’m willing to trust them more than a no-name brand. Hmm…

  2. Ashley

    On Cloud Nine is one of the few Wet N’ Wild eyeshadow trios that I don’t own (I’m not such a fan of the blue). But I do really really like the trios as a whole. There are a few shades that get a bit powdery (ie, the brown crease color in I’m Getting Sunburned) or are unexpectedly sheer (white in I’m Feeling Retro). My all-time favorite is Silent Treatment; the purpley-taupe color is divine; I’m on my second already and I’ve gifted it as well. I also keep Walking on Eggshells in the touch-up kit in my purse and I use Cool as a Cucumber to set my purple or green gel eyeliners when I’m feeling colorful 😛

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Ashley!

      Wow, you’re really lucky that you were able to get your hands on so many of the other palettes in the collection! 🙂 Carmela was nice enough to pick up a few for me, and I can’t wait to share my thoughts on the rest with you all. Very impressed by Wet n Wild so far! They’ve come such a long way since when I was in high school.

  3. Nicole

    I have a one of the 3 pan and two of the 8 pan shadows, and I love them. I find I reach for them more than my Urban Decay Naked Palette. You can’t beat the value on these!

    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Nicole!

      Wow, that’s really saying something since the Naked Palette is a well-documented hit among beauty lovers! 😀

      1. Nicole

        I find I have a harder time coming with colour combos with the Naked Palette. With my 8 pan it’s a no brainer. Plus depending how you use the shadows you can have several different looks. Speaking of inexpensive brands…..have you tried out the Essence polishes yet?

  4. Carmela

    I’m so happy to know that these have been working out really well for you! 🙂 I was pleasantly surprised myself, when I first tried these eyeshadow palettes. Wet n Wild is definitely bringing out their A game! Their eyeshadow single in Nutty is something I reach for on days when I don’t want to think too hard and just want a bit of color on the lids. Easy peasy but it looks like you actually put effort into it. Win all around! 😀

    You’re absolutely right about these being a great affordable option to experiment with colors. I’d hate to pick up a more expensive palette only to find out that the shades don’t actually work for me at all. I’m still really impressed that you can pull off these blues. I’ve tried, but I can’t seem to make them work. Maybe I’m picking the wrong tones? I don’t know.
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    1. Mary Post author

      Hey Carmela!

      Haha, I like how you add a little “Nutty”ness to your life on those days when you want to take it easy. 😛

      For me, the trick to pulling off a colour is by combining it with something that’s smokier or neutral. I didn’t like wearing the medium blue full-on by itself – I resembled a bad 80s pop star. It’s nice using the colour combination in the palette, but I also liked pairing the medium blue with gray and black at the outer corners.

      I’m surprised to hear that you couldn’t pull off those blues. The medium one looks almost like a neutral on me sometimes. Have you tried wearing blues with some green? Turquoises look great on a lot of people, and it’s so flattering on brown eyes.


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