Wet n Wild Coloricon Nail Color Fall 2010 Swatches & Review

Wet n Wild has some new (Halloween?) colors out in a display called Coloricon at drugstores now. I believe there are eight colors, all in mini bottles. I picked up a few to show you today.

Unimpressed: Right off the bat I have to say these really disappointed me after I applied them. They looked really cool in the bottles, all dark, shimmery and spooky, but the formula was really pretty sucky on two of the four I got, and the colors not so unique.

Let’s start with the good.

Mystic Blue

Mystic Blue is a deep navy blue with light blue shimmer. Pretty yes. Unique, perhaps not. The formula on this was decent. It was thick and opaque in two coats, and I had no patchy spots or drag or anything.

Black Fog

Black Fog is a very dark blackish/purple creme. This is one of those that’s so close to black you can barely tell it’s purple. It’s ok, but I know I have others like it. The formula on this was decent and opaque in two coats.


Sleep-Walker is a blackened orange glitter. This was problematic from the beginning. The black is really kind of grey, and very thin and watery. I had problems getting this even, and had cuticle drag. Even after three coats it’s not all that interesting. There are definitely other blackened orange glitters that blow the doors off this one, so I say don’t even bother with it.

Blue Jitters

Blue Jitters is a blackened purple glitter. Not sure why they called this Blue Jitters when the glitter is more purple, but whatever. The formula on this was as bad, if not worse than Sleep-Walker. Very patchy, hard to apply, uneven and major cuticle drag. Blech. I was so annoyed on this I almost gave up. This was three coats and again I say don’t even bother with it!

Overall: Of the ones I tried I say skip ’em, they are either dupes or pretty bad quality.

Have you tried any of these and if so, what was your experience with the formula?



  • August 11, 2010

    That’s disappointing!!! I really want a nice black with orange glitter. Miss the Fortune Teller party.
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  • August 11, 2010

    I don’t think these are original colors. I still prefer the Wet N Wild Shine colors and bottles over their other lines of polish. For the price point though I really can’t complain!
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  • August 11, 2010

    Mystic Blue is the only one that caught my eye really. Eh….
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  • August 11, 2010

    Hi Kelly. Would you say OPI Siberian Nights is a dupe for Black Fog? If not, which other colors might be a dupe? I really like the color, but I can’t get a hold of Wet N Wild in Europe, and frankly, for the quality I don’t bother weither.

    Thanks a lot for the swatches!

  • August 11, 2010

    Mystic Blue looks exactly like NYC Skin Tight Denim. They’re about the same price, and the NYC stuff generally has a good formula. Just fyi.

  • August 11, 2010

    Mystic Blue is nice, but dupeable. The others…eh. I’ll pass.
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  • August 11, 2010

    Hooray, something I can skip! This is tempting at all. Same old shades.

  • August 11, 2010

    Yuck! Sorry you had to mess with these! Still, your swatches always make everything look gorgeous…

  • August 11, 2010

    Is there a plum. I’m all about plum for fall!
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  • August 11, 2010

    What a bummer!
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  • August 12, 2010

    I’m so bummed out. I have blue jitters and prowler sitting in my untrieds, and I was so excited to use ’em. I keep seeing terrible reviews of these. I should have read up before I bought them!