MUA Shade 12 Eye Shadow vs Wet n Wild Comfort Zone Definer Comparison

I got the Make Up Academy Eye Shadow in Shade 12 specifically because I heard that it was a great dupe of MAC's Club eye shadow. I have the Wet n Wild Comfort Zone 8 pan palette and it's got a similar color so I thought it might be good to compare the Wet n Wild shade with MUA.

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For those not familiar with Make Up Academy, it is a make up brand with everything priced at one pound. MUA is only sold in Superdrug whereas Wet n Wild is easily available in the US. The Wet n Wild Comfort Zone palette is $4.99 and has eight pans of eyeshadow at 8.5 grams total. The MUA shade is about $1.62 when converted from pound to dollar for 2 grams of product.

Here are swatches of the two colors, Wet n Wild on the left and MUA on the right. This was over ELF Mineral Primer. Hopefully you can tell but the Wet n Wild duochome is much bluer and brighter. The base color is very similar, I couldn't tell much of a difference.

Wet n Wild and MUA comparison

I also swatched them over black eyeliner. I wish the pictures made the difference more obvious but I think you can tell that the MUA shade has a more muted duochrome

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The Wet n Wild eye shadow is a little softer in texture than the MUA shade. Because of that the Wet n Wild eye shadow seems a less stable and much more prone to breaking.

If I had to pick a favorite, it would honestly be the Wet n Wild shade because I'm hooked on the brighter duochrome look. This does not mean that I don't like the MUA eyeshadow, it's one of the best drugstore eyeshadows I've ever used and something EVERYONE with access to a Superdrug must get.


  1. I need to use my palette that has this duo chrome color looks so pretty swatched on skin.

  2. Have you tried Kiko Make Milano? I saw some of the cosmetics while I was in France and they had some pretty awesome colors!

  3. I can't get enough of these duochromes :)

  4. Both are such pretty colors! Thanks for the comparison!

  5. The wet n wild one looks really nice! :D I'm a sucker for duochromes, but sadly neither is available in France!


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