A little history: I first heard about Coastal Scents through various youtube gurus and beauty bloggers nearly two years ago. I’m not sure why I’ve never brought myself to actually try their products, but I finally made my first Coastal Scents purchase this past weekend. I placed my order this past Saturday, and today is Wednesday so shipping was very quick considering I went with standard Fedex ground. Coastal Scents is an ONLINE-ONLY cosmetics company, so unfortunately you can’t go into a store and swatch them before you make a purchase. So, I had to search through numerous beauty blogs and videos for reviews and swatches before finalizing my purchase. I unfortunately wasn’t able to find many reviews that includec up-close photos of the eye shadows :( So I’ll be providing them myself for anyone else who may be interested in trying this palette and happens to stumble across my site. I hope this helps you guys! :)
Packaged very well - Bubbled wrap and filler paper to protect the products during shipping.
The actual palette is very basic. A black plastic case with the logo and name of the palette on the front, ingridients listed on the back.
Very lightweight and thin
Ideal for travelling - Especially if you don’t want to carry a bunch of different eyeshadow singles, quads, compacts, etc. This one palette does the trick!
As you see in my pictures - I swatched one matte shadow, and one shimmery shadow. From what I can tell so far, the shades are pretty pigmented.
Appropriate for day or night/Easy to create different looks.
Very inexpensive. I got mine on sale for $16.11 (It is currently still on sale at coastalscents.com)
The eyeshadow pans are pretty big - I would say about the size of a half dollar.
I have yet to test these out, so I will update this post when I do.
If you guys have any questions in the meantime, or if you have this palette already - Let me know how you like it! :) I would love to get your feedback and opinions!
Product Review: 28 Neutral Palette from BH Cosmetics
This palette of neutral colors retails around $18 (however I got it for less during a holiday sale) from BH Cosmetics. A few companies, like Coastal Scents, also sell the exact same palette for about the same price.
It contains a good variety of warm and cool neutral colors. I’d say four of the colors are light enough to be used as a highlight. There is a variety of finishes, which I would categorize as shimmery, satin, and matte. A few of the colors have the tendency to be hard and a bit chalky, so using a good base is recommended to get the color to show up. The darker colors, however, are pretty well pigmented.
The only problem I have with this palette is that a few of the colors swatch almost identically, so there might not be a noticeable difference between similar colors when they’re used, even if they look pretty different in the pan.
Overall, I would recommend this palette for anyone looking to have a good variety of neutral colors. The palette is a bit thinner than the average cell phone, and about the size of a medium paperback book, so it’s seems like it would be okay for travel.