Dupes for Wet n Wild The Gilded Age?

I recently watched a Youtube video on how to dupe the shades in The Gilded Age trio, a LE palette released by Wet n Wild. I wasn’t too convinced when I saw the shades chosen as dupes, so I decided to swatch the shades I own that were featured in the video.

The Lid Shades:

L-R: NYX Nude on Nude Natural Look palette (middle shade), WnW I’m Getting Sunburned (lid shade), UD Smog, E.L.F Butternut quad (far right shade), WnW The Gilded Age Lid Shade.

My thoughts: the eyelid shade turned out to be a complex shade of gold. Every time I thought I had a dupe for it, I was proven wrong when I swatched it. I thought UD Baked would be a match, but Baked is much brighter and yellower.

The Crease Shades:

L-R: Wet n Wild Vanity palette (bottom right), E.L.F Butternut quad (far right shade), Gilded Age Crease Shade, NYX Nude on Nude Natural Look palette (bottom row, far right shade), Coastal Scents 88 Warm palette (the shade directly to the right of center, bottom row), MAC Mulch.

My thoughts: Like the Eyelid Shade, the Crease Shade was a PITA to dupe. It’s surprisingly complex for a bronzy-brown shade. I thought MAC Mulch could be a potential dupe, but Mulch is more red-toned, while the Crease Shade is distinctly more copper. It’s also a little strange that the Youtuber chose the Butternut quad’s bronze shade as a dupe for two different shades from the Gilded Age palette. They are clearly not the same color!

The Highlight Shade:

L-R: Stila Kitten, The Gilded Age Browbone Shade, NYX Nude on Nude Natural Look palette (middle row, far left shade).

My thoughts: After all that swatching and rubbed raw skin, we finally have a match! NYX’s NoN palette contains a shade that is close in color to the Browbone shade.

So, have you found any shades that come close?

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About themakeuptrain

Beauty/product junkie hiding behind the title of certified makeup artist (that's the excuse I use for my makeup addiction). I am a human pet to two cats, a full time college student majoring in Cultural Anthropology and an organic food enthusiast (read: organic food freak) who cooks, bakes, and has not burned down the kitchen (I'm waiting for it). New York has put up with all of this thus far, so here is where I reside. I can be reached for comments, questions, complaints, and incoherent babbling at: themakeuptrain@yahoo.com
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5 Responses to Dupes for Wet n Wild The Gilded Age?

  1. A. Ashlie says:

    I totally agree with you. The Gilded Age is very difficult to duplicate. I am very fortunate because I live in a tiny little town in Central Washington. I picked up two of these palettes because I thought that somebody else might like to have one of them. On Ebay they are outrageous. If somebody wants to buy it from me, they can.

    A. Ashlie

  2. A. Ashlie says:

    I am loving WNW more and more…their product is very comparable to MAC and what?…less than 25% of the price!

  3. A. Ashlie says:

    Well Dear Makeuptrain, if you know somebody who wants The Gilded Age, just tell them to write to me. I am not out to gouge and make a huge profit.

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