Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette Review

Packaging:  Mine came damaged with three of the eyeshadows cracked and messy so that disappointed me, but they are kindly sending me a replacement.  The palette itself is decent.  Opening it is a bit heavy because of the mirror.


Eyeshadows:  These shadows very in quality throughout the entire palette from chalky to oily and zero pigment to a lot of pigment.  I find that the matte shadows tend to be more pigmented than the shimmery, but some more chalky.  They are very small and probably as wide as a brush you may be using.  Before I bought this palette, I read other reviews saying they were dime-sized and that sounds about right, slightly larger if anything.  If you really like a particular color, I don't see it lasting too long.


There are too many light colors (like almost white) and too many burnt orange colors.  There are plenty of colors to create a lot of looks, but many of the colors don't look like ones I would reach for.  The palette looks different in person.  I can't say I hate it because the shadows do show up well on my eyes, but I wish the colors looked how they do in pictures on the website.  I did not use any primer underneath the shadows in the following photos.


Verdict:  I would not purchase this palette again, but that doesn't mean I won't repurchase from Coastal Scents (this was my first order btw).  I also ordered the Creative Me #1 palette and their Bionic Flat Top Buffer brush.  I will review those two items soon.

13 comments:

G A B Y said...

I have a similar 88 warm palette (not from Coastal Scents) and I've disappointed by it for the same reasons as you were )=

Catanya said...

Thanks so so much for this honest and detailed review! I always like reading reviews of eyeshadow palettes since I am planning to get one myself.
XOXO from a new follower here,
Catanya

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Merci, SH

ohyouprettythings said...

You have a lovely blog!! :] You are super gorgeous! I have been wanting this palette for ages now! Great review! :]

Rania K. said...

I loved the colors of this palette!It's very nice that they'll send you a replacement.I liked your review!

Hannah Michelle said...

Ohh, I was eyeing this off for awhile, and I just wasn't sure if I wanted it or not, so thank you for your review!!
xx

Abbie said...

Thanks for the honest review...I was going to try CS but now....

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She Likes To Pretend said...

You're welcome everybody! But please don't let it deter you from Coastal Scents because I LOVE the Creative Me palette. I must review that soon.

Miksu said...

I don't like much orange eyeshadows but I have to even try them sometimes... I've never used orange color, so I don't know if it looks good on me or not :)

xx
absofuckinglutely

She Likes To Pretend said...

I don't like orange much, least favorite color. They just didn't look orange online, I was hoping for a lot of beiges and shimmering browns.

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Sara.H said...

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