Today I finally have swatches for my Black Radiance Eye Appeal Shadow Collection palette in Urban Jungle. I mentioned this palette in my monthly favorites a couple months ago and got a few questions about it, so I wanted to swatch it for you, but haven’t had the chance until now. Black Radiance is a Markwins Beauty Product line, and Markins are the makers of Wet n Wild cosmetics. That’s why this palette looks so familiar, and also why it rocks.
Here is what Black Radiance has to say about the palettes: “Eye Appeal Shadow Collection – a luxurious palette of 8 silky, ultra-pigmented shades in matte, pearl, metallic and shimmering finishes to create endless day to night looks. The long lasting formula strokes on smoothly and blends beautifully. Each palette features captivating colors with imprinted application guide, as well as, a dual-ended eye shadow applicator and beauty tips to create 4 different looks from chic to seductive. Experiment with color. Create your own new Eye-dentity!”
The shadows in the Black Radiance Urban Jungle palette perform just as you would expect any Wet n Wild shadows to perform. What that means is that they are very soft, ultra pigmented, extremely blendable, and they last all day with or without a primer. Wet n Wild shadows are often comsidered the best shadows in the drugstore by the beauty community, and these Black Radiance shadows are no different.
Urban Jungle is a gorgeous mix of browns and greens.
The left side of the palette contains a shimmery vanilla shade as a browbone highlight. The Eyelid color is a metallic, light yellow-green shade. It has a gorgeous metallic olive for the crease shade, and the accent shade is a cool-toned bronzy brown with a satin finish.
The color really kicks up on the right side of the palette starting with that lemon butter yellow browbone shade. The lid color is a medium brown satin finish shade. For a crease shade, we have that dark jungle green that is super pigmented. For an accent we have a very deep plummy chocolate brown with copper micro-glitter. This shade is present in the Wet n Wild 8-pan line.
Don’t be too distracted by the bold shades in this palette, thinking that you can’t pull off an everyday look. Below is a very natural look that I pulled together incorporating both sides of the palette. It’s perfectly work appropriate for the day time.
Some of you may be wondering how close Urban Jungle is to WnW Comfort Zone. The two palettes are similar in that they both live in the same shade family, but you can see by the picture below, (all of my photos can be enlarged by clicking on them) that they are very different. Comfort Zone doesn’t have as many green shades, and instead has more neutrals. Urban Jungle is definitely more suited for a green eyeshadow lover, like me.
I absolutely think that Black Radiance Eye Appeal Shadow Collection palette in Urban Jungle is well worth getting. Black radiance can be difficult to locate, but I’ve had luck at Walmart, Walgreens, and select Rite-Aid and CVS stores. Be careful, though. I have found that some stores have a really big mark-up on Black Radiance products. I got my palette for $4.99, the same price as the WnW palettes, but some stores have them for $6-7, so be sure to pay attention to the price.
Urban Jungle gets my stamp of approval.