Thursday, February 3, 2011

Wet N Wild Nutty: A Dupe of MAC's Satin Taupe?

So we all love our Wet N Wild shadows, don't we? And I have read many comparisons and even dupe mentions to MAC shadows. Today, I will review whether Nutty, a Color Icon shadow from Wet N Wild is really a dupe for MAC's Satin Taupe. Nutty is available for about $3 CAD at Walmart (where I got mine), it's a single shadow, really simple packaging. It is a really pretty colour and I admit I picked it up because I heard it was a dupe, but even if it wasn't this is still a pretty colour. It's like a frosty taupey brown. Whereas, Satin Taupe is described as "taupe with silver shimmer (frost finish)".


I only picked up Nutty recently, but I've have MAC's Satin Taupe in my Fascinating Ruby Smoky Eye palette for a few years (this came out in 2009). I don't own the MAC shadow in the pan, only as a palette but I think it's the exact same. Next to each other you can tell the MAC looks more purple/taupey, while Nutty looks more of a toned down brown.

Swatched on my fingers here, Nutty is on the left, you see a major difference, the sheen in Satin Taupe (on right) is almost the same colour as Nutty, but Satin Taupe definitely has more depth and dimension, it can look like many different colours in person. Both are incredibly pigmented (that's two swipes of each) and buttery soft. I've read people have issues with the pigmentation of Nutty, but that is not the case with mine at all.

And swatched on my arm here, Wet N Wild (on left) is definitely lighter, more of a cool brown,where Satin Taupe (on right) is a deeper, richer brown with definite taupe/purple undertones. I think both colours are pretty, but side by side, you can definitely see the difference. For the money though, Satin Taupe will set you back $13-17.50CAD, whereas Nutty is a 1/5 of that price. I like wearing both shadows and think they are both pretty.

What do you think?

21 comments:

Kaitlyn said... Best Blogger Tips

that is a really pretty color!

Pammy said... Best Blogger Tips

I love both of these shadows!!! Satin Taupe is my fav e/s ever!!! On me, I think that Nutty wears "warmer" and slightly more flattering to my cool and pale skintone. But, really, love them both! Great comparison!!!

Obsessed.Makup.Addict said... Best Blogger Tips

Hmmm I've always ignored the wet and wild shadows..but maybe I'll give them a look next time...that one looks pigmented.

Justine @ Productrater said... Best Blogger Tips

@Pammy - I think I am confusing the cool/warm tones here. I find they both look great on, as a crease or lid colour.

luckiebeauty said... Best Blogger Tips

Those palette are soooo pigmented! For Wet'n'Wild products it's quite surprising!

ndoodles said... Best Blogger Tips

OOOHHH thanks for this dupe! I love WnW shadows!

Alina said... Best Blogger Tips

Nutty is so pretty! I have also been meaning to get Satin Taupe as well seeing as it seems that it is a staple color in everybody's makeup kit.

Dee said... Best Blogger Tips

Yeah, definitely not a dupe, though they both look lovely. I don't have ST, but I do have Nutty and I have no issue with the pigmentation at all - I really like it. I didn't know what was an issue for some people.

Yen said... Best Blogger Tips

Nice dupe! :)

Tracy said... Best Blogger Tips

Love both of these shadows a lot!

Tracey said... Best Blogger Tips

From the swatch I'd say Nutty looks more like Woodwinked, but it sure is close! Great post!

G A B Y said... Best Blogger Tips

I keep seeing comparisons of those two eyeshadows on a lot of blogs (=

Crystal Luvz said... Best Blogger Tips

After seeing your side-by-side comparison, I wouldn't say that the Wet n Wild in Nutty is a complete dupe of the Mac Satin Taupe. But none the less, Nutty is still a very pretty color! At first I was hesitant to get Nutty because other say it's a dupe of Satin Taupe, which I already own, but now, I might give Nutty a try! Thanks!

Justine @ Productrater said... Best Blogger Tips

@tracey - The camera is pulling too much gold in nutty, it doesn't look like that in real life.

mint said... Best Blogger Tips

they're both so pretty =0 I think mac seems to be a better quality though :)

Tracy D said... Best Blogger Tips

I think for my money they are close enough..either way they are both beautiful shadows & you can't really go wrong. Nice comparison!

mzchris said... Best Blogger Tips

hi, what mac palette is that? i love those colors ...thanks =)

Justine (Productrater) said... Best Blogger Tips

@mzchris - Fascinating Ruby Smoky Eye palette came out in 2009.

kellyyes said... Best Blogger Tips

i swatched this as well and found it to be a really close match too.

Stavroula @drugstoreandbargainlover said... Best Blogger Tips

They're not dupes, but both look pretty! :) I need to get Nutty :) x

Cotton Candy said... Best Blogger Tips

yes, they are both pretty^^ just different names ha ha
nice review!