Coastal Scents 10 Blush Palette Review

by Nafisa on January 17, 2013 · 34 comments

Coastal Scents 10 Blush Palette Review

Hello Ladies!

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Blushes are honestly a fairly recent area of interest for me. I was more concerned about my eye makeup, foundation and lipstick. It was this palette that really got me into it. When I started using different colors depending on the rest of the makeup, I was amazed to see the HUGE difference a good or in some cases bad blush makes. It really does tie the whole look together. I got this palette when it was on a 50% discount and I am absolutely glad that I did purchase this, and would not have regretted paying even the full price for this!

Product Description:

Add a natural, warm glow to your face like a professional with our 10 Blush Palette. Containing four matte and six satiny finished blush/bronzers, this palette is perfect for adding a rush of color to those cheeks. This travel friendly, Coastal Scents logo imprinted matte black palette is a must have for every makeup kit.

02 CS Blush Palette

Ingredients:

Talc, Mica, Mineral Oil, Kaolin, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lanolin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben. May Contain : Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue, FD&C Red No.40 Al Lak, FD&C Red No.7 CA Lake, FD&C Yellow No.5 Al Lake, FD&C Blue No.1 Al Lake.

Dimensions:

Palette : 9″ x 3.97″ x 0.44″ (22.9cm x 10.1cm x 1.1cm)

Blush Pot Diameter : 1.47″ (3.7cm)
Weight:
35.0g / 1.23oz

Price:

$15.95 = ~ Rs. 880/- (do keep an eye out for sales on Coastal Scents, they frequently have 40-50% discounts).

With flash light:

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Without flashlight:

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It comes packed in a black matte case, very typical of Coastal Scents products.  It is very sturdy and very no nonsense. I also like that it has the ingredients mentioned on the back. The pots are glued to the case, so cannot be removed easily if in case you wanted to take one particular, you need to touch up on and store it in another travel friendly kit. Such palettes can always be depotted through heat or mechanical procedures though.

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The size of each color can be seen here as compared to a standard Coastal Scent Hot Pot (or a MAC eyeshadow is the same size as a CS Hot Pot).

As mentioned in the description, it comes in different colors and finishes. Colors range from pinks, corals, orange, mauve, skin color or highlighters and bronzers. I do not see any color that would be a good bronzer here, especially for Indian skin colors. It does have one or two gorgeous highlighters depending on your skin tone.

The staying power of each shade is different, but I have no major complaints with any of them. The darker the shade, obviously the longer it stays on. If I have foundation, I always apply blush before the compact/powder as the blush adheres to foundation well and stays on longer.

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I have marked the numbers on an image above and the following swatches are corresponding to that.

#1:

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When swatched it looks like a dull brown with a mauve-y tint to it, but when blended it barely shows up, just gives a little sheen to the skin. It can be used as a very sheer highlighter.

#2:

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I love this color! It is a bright fuschia pink that just brightens up the face instantly. It can be blended out for a lighter effect or applied heavily for a full-on dolly pink look.

#3:

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This is a very soft pink, it has to be applied very heavily for it to show up but it is a good color if you want the faintest of color to your cheeks.

#4:

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This is my favourite highlighter color in this palette. It looks amazing on the skin and I love that it has no shimmer or glitter in it; it is just a color that gives a very natural glow to the skin. It is my go-to highlighter these days for a party look. Even a touch of this gives a good glow, if used a lot it tends to look very orange-y. So, a light hand is required.

#5:

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I use this blush pretty much every day, or whenever I want a completely matte soft look. It is a light pink and it is totally matte and I do prefer my blushes to be matte.

#6:

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This is another beautiful color.  It is a muavey pink. It looks beautiful with dark smokey eyes, adds just the required color and brightness to the face without being very loud.

#7:

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This is a pretty much useless color for me in terms of cheeks. It does not show up whatsoever. It is not shimmery or “glow-y” so I don’t think anyone can look at this as a highlighter of any sort. I have used this on my eyes though, works as a good color to blend out harsh lines.

#8:

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Another pink, this is not as matte as #5 so I use this mostly for when I want a touch of glow to my skin. It is one of the most usable colors on this palette.

#9:

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A coral shade. This is one of the nicest colors I have ever used on my face. I never thought I would be comfortable using any color apart from pink on my cheeks, until I met Mr. #9 here! I love how this looks, it is not matte but not too shimmery. It adds a wonderful glow and I LOVE using this. I’m going to pretty much use it all up in the upcoming summer!

#10:

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Honestly, this color intimidates me. I wish it were completely matte, I would have been able to use it as a bronzer. I will never use a non-matte bronzer on my face. If I want a very dark cheek, I use this paired with a pink, but the blending out takes up a lot of effort. When it is sheered out, it does look good but if not, it looks very unnatural. I do not hate it, but I’m yet to get comfortable with this color.

It will be difficult to list generalised pros and cons for this product as each shade has its own nuances to it, but broadly speaking there are a few points I can mention:

Pros of Coastal Scents 10 Blush Palette:

  • Very inexpensive considering the super quality of the shades.
  • 10 shades in 1 palette! You will surely find something you love.
  • A good mix of shades – pinks, corals, mauves, etc.
  • A good mix of finishes – matte, satin, shimmer.
  • Has 1-2 very good highlighter shades.
  • The shimmery colors have a very fine shimmer, no chunky glittery specks.
  • Good amount of product for each color.
  • Stays on pretty well.
  • The packaging is sleek and slim.
  • Discounted on most days on the official website, with international shipping.

Cons of Coastal Scents 10 Blush Palette:

  • Available only online.
  • Not all shades will be useful for everyone (I use the “dud” shades on my eyes but not everyone will be comfortable using a cheek product on the eyes).
  • They mention that it has bronzer, I don’t see a single color that I can use as a bronzer.

IMBB Rating:

4/5, I’d have given it a full rating if it had a few bronzers, especially when they mention it has such shades. Also, what is up with the matte very light skin colors in a cheek palette? If they had more shimmer to them, at least they could be used as highlighters.

Do I Recommend Coastal Scents 10 Blush Palette?

All said and done, I highly recommend this palette to those of you who are starting out with cheek colors and you want to decide what colors suit you, how to use them, how to blend them out, etc. It is very good as a palette that will encourage you to experiment with colors.

Will I Repurchase Coastal Scents 10 Blush Palette?

I will first try to find dupes from other more locally available brands for the colors I absolutely love and I am sure I will find the dupes. In case I do not find dupes, I would gladly repurchase this.

I give a special thanks to my mom who was my hand model for the images here, the things our mothers do for us! *touchwood*

I hope this helped you and until next time, Happy Makeuping!

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{ 33 comments… read them below or add one }

Abeer January 17, 2013 at 9:21 am

Seeing a whole range of blushes tempts me to experiment with blushes as I only stick to a typical pink color…wid love to c a tuitorial on how to pair up diff shades of blushes with a particular eye makeup.. As for the review I must say its sooo detailed and helpful like always :-) .. It’s sooo sweet of Aunty to lend u help.. Hehehehe :-) :-):-)

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Nafisa Ali January 17, 2013 at 7:09 pm

u shud definitely try more colors Abeer :) n thankus! yeah mommys are the best, mA! :)

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Parita January 17, 2013 at 9:34 am

is this good for matte blushes? i saw only a couple which were matte :(

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Nafisa Ali January 17, 2013 at 7:12 pm

#4,6,9,10, r shimerry/satin finish, rest all go on pretty matte once applied :)

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sanhita January 17, 2013 at 9:38 am

Woah!! such a elaborately done review!! lovely colors!! :)

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Nafisa Ali January 17, 2013 at 7:12 pm

Thanks Sanhita :)

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Rama January 17, 2013 at 9:56 am

Nicely reviewed Nafisa..from which site did u order.. ?
i don’t mind picking it now, even if it is not on sale..

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Nafisa Ali January 17, 2013 at 7:13 pm

Thanks Rama :)
I ordered from the official coastal scents one :)

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Poo January 17, 2013 at 9:58 am

Hey Nafisa.. Gorgeous Palette even I find #9 to be the best blush.. Iam sticking to pink for blushes… but now I think I can give Coral shades a tryy.. and 10 blushes at less than Rs.1000.. absolutely steal worthy… :) :)

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Nafisa Ali January 17, 2013 at 7:14 pm

Thanks Poo! :) yup this is a great palette to start tryin new colors! :)

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Mamta Sharma Das January 17, 2013 at 10:48 am

This product is really worth a buy and the shades are everyday used shades. You’ve really done the post so lovely dear, its so elaborate and helpful !! five stars !

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Nafisa Ali January 17, 2013 at 7:14 pm

it is totally worth it!
Thanku so much Mamta! :)

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aparajita January 17, 2013 at 10:51 am

that was such a detailed review nafisa! :D i loved “mr. no.9″ ;)

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Nafisa Ali January 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Thanks Aps! :) hehehehe, sure is a gud lukin 1 :D

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gurpreet January 17, 2013 at 10:56 am

nice palette. good review Nafisa..

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Nafisa Ali January 17, 2013 at 7:15 pm

Thanku Gurpreet! :)

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Aarbee January 17, 2013 at 10:56 am

I love your reviews and posts Nafisa! They are always so detailed and personal! Loved reading this one and most of the blushes look gorgeous! Do a FOTD with some of them?

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Nafisa Ali January 17, 2013 at 7:16 pm

Thank u soooooooo much Aarbee!! :)
I will surely link to the #s here if & when i do a FOTD using a blush from here :)

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Rati January 17, 2013 at 11:38 am

#3 is fleur power dupe. fantastic palette nafisa. I love having blush palettes. you can mix them up and all the colors are handy and in one place. love the colors in this one. thanks for the review. :)

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Nafisa Ali January 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm

:) :) wow!! yayyyy a MAC dupe! any more dupes on here please do share!
n my absolute pleasure! :)

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sakhi January 17, 2013 at 11:43 am

beautiful palette…im still a novice in terms of coloring my cheeks…..but i really wish to

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Nafisa Ali January 17, 2013 at 7:18 pm

This is a good palette for novices! my first serious blush use too :)

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Devie January 17, 2013 at 11:47 am

Thanks for the detailed review and swatches, Nafisa! #9 is my favorite, what a gorgeous color! Pass on a BIG thanks to you mom from us for being such an awesome hand model :)

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Devie January 17, 2013 at 11:47 am

IMBB no likey me lately :(, moderation…

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Nafisa Ali January 17, 2013 at 7:19 pm

Thanku Devie! :) & i will surely pass on the thanks! how sweet of u!

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neetu aadya lohani January 17, 2013 at 2:24 pm

It’s awesome pallete dear.. :) loved ur detailed review wid help of sweety mum.. so sweet.. mums are truely angels of our life!! Am definitely going to have it someday, wen I’ ll start wearing blushes.. :)

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Nafisa Ali January 17, 2013 at 7:20 pm

Thanku Neetu!!! :* they indeed r! m so glad i got this one..do get it, gr8 for starters!

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sandhya January 17, 2013 at 2:53 pm

this is a real wonder product nafisa thanks for sharing! and your mom is just too sweet!!!!!!!!!!

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Nafisa Ali January 17, 2013 at 7:21 pm

Thanku Sandhya! :D yup, tats my mom!

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neha January 17, 2013 at 7:14 pm

wat a droolwrothy palette nafisa
you look so good in blushes the palette deserves you :)

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Nafisa Ali January 17, 2013 at 7:22 pm

AWWWWW!!!! that is so sweet of u *blush, blush* :D

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Shaily Singh January 19, 2013 at 12:38 am

Great palette!! Nice review!! Which website did u order it from?

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Nafisa Ali January 19, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Thanks Shaily :) got it from the official coastal scents website :)

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