Old vs. New: Wet n Wild ‘Walking On Eggshells’ Coloricon Eyeshadow – Review, Comparison Swatches, and Look

Happy “Wet n Wild Wednesday”!  With the brand releasing a new batch of products (check out swatches and a first impressions video of their ‘Hello Halo’ Liquid Highlighters HERE), they are also re-vamping some of their existing products.

wet n wild walking on eggshells eyeshadow trio old formula vs new formula swaches comparison

One of the products they are re-vamping is their Coloricon eyeshadow trios.  But how does the old one stack up against the new one?  I smell a showdown…..

Wet n Wild has re-done their eyeshadow trios by trying to improve the formula, in addition to adding a transition shade.  The new shadows are said to have more colour payoff, better pigmentation and blendability, and have better staying power.

The ‘Walking On Eggshells’ trio was one of my O.G. eyeshadow trios.  It was the exact type of shade combination I liked to wear when I started learning how to do makeup, and it’s one of those products that I just can’t part with.  So you could imagine how happy I was that I had it in my collection when the re-vamped one came out!

wet n wild walking on eggshells eyeshadow trio old formula vs new formula swaches comparison

I applied the old formula on one eye, and the new formula on the other eye.  Can you guess which one is which?

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really wanted to love the new formula more than the old one – and there are parts of it that I do love, but there are still parts of the old one that are still better, in my opinion.  With the new formula I absolutely love the transition shade.  Just the addition of a transition shade to the trio is a great idea – I think every eyeshadow palette, big or small, should have at least one transition shade.  I also really liked how pigmented the transition shade was.  The warm tone really lent itself well to the colour combination of ‘Walking On Eggshells’.  All the shadows in the new formula were definitely smoother than the old formula.

However, a big difference I found was the colour payoff of the three main shadows.  While the old formula was chalkier, I still found the shades to have better colour payoff.  The pink and white had a more apparent sheen on the old formula that picked up really well in person.  The biggest difference I found was the brown crease shade.  The old formula’s brown shade was noticeably darker and cooler than the new formula – I think the old formula’s shade works way better with the other two shades.  In the photos above, with the old formula, I just sheered out the crease shade to use as a transition shade.  But the cooler and darker tone of the old formula’s crease shade gives the crease much more depth, which is what I look for in a crease shade.

wet n wild walking on eggshells eyeshadow trio old formula vs new formula swaches comparison

If I could combine the color payoff and crease shade from of the old formula, with the smoothness and transition shade from the new formula, I’d have exactly what I was looking for in the ‘Walking On Eggshells’ trio.



  1. AJ
    March 26, 2018 / 10:41 am

    Thank you so much for this! after I read this I went to amazon and stocked up on the old formula!! that one eyelid color is so wonderful and can’t even compete to Macs Naked Lunch.

    Thank you !!

    • Shawna
      April 7, 2018 / 4:33 pm

      No problem, AJ! So happy it was helpful 🙂 That eyelid shade really is a stunner.

  2. Chelsea
    April 10, 2019 / 6:46 am

    Hi there! I also am in love with the old formula– I’ve been using it for at least four years, and now that the old one is gone, I am lost without it LOL. I was wondering if you’ve been able to find dupes for the bottom two shades, especially the lighter of the two? Thanks!

    • Jennifer Gartz
      September 24, 2023 / 11:00 am

      4 years later… still looking for replacement for the two light colors… About to pay 20$ for this 3$ palette off Amazon since I can’t seem to find a match!

  3. JenniferG
    January 23, 2020 / 1:34 pm

    Been using the old one for 10+ years and get a lot of compliments as if I were some great make up expert.
    I have been so hesitant to buy the new version… sounds like for good reason!
    Thanks for such a comprehensive look at these palates. Stocking up on the old one now!

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