Coastal Scents 28 Piece Eye Shadow Neutral Palette Review+ MAC Dupes

Coastal Scents 28 Piece Eye Shadow Neutral Palette

Everyone that follows makeup gurus on youtube must have heard the mention of Coastal scents palette and its awesomeness. So after much thought and temptation(mostly temptations) I got the Coastal Scents 28 Neutral eyeshadow Palette($18.95 ). I got this over their more popular 88 colour eyeshadow palette because as a makeup newbie, I fear colour.
I also do not prefer shimmer so I got the neutral palette as they have many matte shades. The neutral palette also has larger quality of each shade compared to the 88 ones. Also this palette is made based on Mac neutral palette shades.
Coastal Scents Neutral Palette

I ordered it while I was in the US so it cost me $5 extra for shipping. They also ship to India,
thought I am unsure about the mailing cost. Their packaging is pretty good, so I am sure transportation all over to India should not damage the product.

Coastal Scents Neutral Palette

Coastal Scents Neutral Palette

Coastal Scents Neutral Palette

Coastal Scents Neutral Palette

As stated on their website-

This 28 piece eye shadow palette with defining colors comes with an assortment of neutral tones in shimmer and matte shades. Several of the powders will work as a shadow OR a blush! This palette is perfect for everyone when applying a natural effect makeup. Upcoming brides to be will especially benefit from the colors this palette has to offer.

28 eye shadow colors

matte black case when closed =9″ x 5.97″ x 0.41″ (22.9cm x 15.2cm x 1cm)
pot diameter =1″ (2.5cm)

Talc, Mica, Mineral Oil, Kaolin, Titanium Dioxide, Magnesium Stearate, Isopropyl Palmitate, Lanolin, Methylparaben, Propylparaben, BHT. May contain: Mica and Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue, Manganese Violet, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide, Chrome Oxide Greens, Chrome Hydroxide Green, FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake, FD&C Yellow No.5 Al Lake, FD&C Blue No.1 Al Lake.

Content Weight
45.0g / 1.58oz

The approximate size of each shadow is the diameter of an one rupee coin.
Coastal Scents Neutral Palette

Some of the dark shades zoomed.

Coastal Scents Neutral Palette
Some of the light shades zoomed.

Coastal Scents Neutral Palette

Some of the dark shades zoomed

Coastal Scents Neutral Palette

The light shades are pretty light especially the white ones. They could be more pigmented.
But they will definitely show well with a primer.
The dark ones are pretty pigmented and show pretty well without any base.

Coastal Scents Neutral Palette

To sum it up-

Pros of Coastal Scents 28 Piece Eyeshadow Neutral Palette

  • Inexpensive. Costs almost as much as one Mac shadow.
  • Great dupes for Mac shades.
  • Wide choice for whites, creams , pinks and browns.
  • Great for matte shades.
  • Few pinks can be used as blushes.
  • Great for everyday, office looks.

Cons of Coastal Scents 28 Piece Eyeshadow Neutral Palette

  • Some colours are chalky.
  • Too many similar white/light shades.
  • No grey shades.
  • No mirror.
  • No foam tip applicators.
  • Black shadow is not that black.

Conclusion :

  • I would recommend this palette for anyone without any good collection of neutral shades.
  • This is a good beginner palette to figure out which range of neutrals suits one’s requirement.
  • They can be mixed and matched with any other colourful shades of blues/greens/purples etc
  • to come up with nice smokey eye looks. It is a great palette for gifting too.
  • People who love shimmer could however opt for Coastal scents Warm palette. I love this palette and based on my experiments with the shades, I can now buy my most used shades
  • equivalent from Mac. Here is the Mac dupes I labeled using information from the net.


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48 thoughts on “Coastal Scents 28 Piece Eye Shadow Neutral Palette Review+ MAC Dupes

  1. Nice post – i’m sure this will help a lot of ppl!

    however based on the mac shadows that I have – expensive pink, sable and romp are VERY different ?:)

    1. I found the dupe names from various sites …..and lot of them had different names for the dupes…..I don’t own any mac eye shadows yet(yes its a crime I know)
      so I don’t really know if they are correct :(.

  2. you know nikki, i have been thinking of ordering from coastal scents too. :woot: :woot: but instead of this i willl be ordering the amtte and shimmer palettes which are currently on at a combo offer. :yahoo: :yahoo: i really did want a lot of silvers and greys and this one did not ahve them

    1. You should subscribe and follow their twitter account, they usually have discounts on Fridays(Saturday for us). You might save more!

      1. thanks for the info nikki, i didn’t know :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo: have u tried their brushes? i saw mrun’s review and i am planning to buy those brushes but still not very sure. u know of any site that would offer a better deal as far as brushes go? :waiting:

        1. As far as brushes go….I swear by Ecotools especially their face brushes.
          You can get them at drugstore website online and amazon. But I have heard CS brushes are good and they also have good brush guard sets.

            1. They cost around $12-13 for a 4 piece set.
              Brush guards are stretchable, breathable tube which protects makeup brushes and retains their shape.

  3. I love CS’s palette….covers so many shade and totally affordable…..I wish I could get one…..for me no credit card for shopping online….I don’t even know how to get a Paypal account linked with net banking…..most of the online traders prefer Paypal na :((

    1. Hi jinal.. you can also order if u have an hdfc bank debit card. i thnk icici offers similar service too. its the netsafe card facility which generates a temp credit card u can use internationally. it works with paypal too. i ordered from CS as well as ebay using tht facility.

        1. jinal call them up and ask about “virtual credit card” similar to hdfc netsafe. u can use tht card directly on CS website for payment

  4. Quite informative post nikki..the dupe list is sure gonna help many!! :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: :waytogo: …And I love your style of letting us know the size of the products!! πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

  5. I am planning to order CS palette in April..!! πŸ˜› πŸ˜› :P..Every time I plan to order , and order something else instead!! 😐 😐 😐 This time noooooooooooooo deviationnnnnnnnn!!! :woot: :woot: :woot: :woot: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt: :wilt:

    1. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: me too cali. i have a budget every month. thi smonth also i was planning to buy CS paette but then went and bought 4 eye pencils that cost me more than 2 CS aplettes :tremble: :tremble: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

        1. yes ankita, i already had teal and purple. i got silver, black and grey this time. i wear grey below the silver and i swear it looks so pweeeeeeeety :-* i am thinking of sending swatches to rati when i review another eye pencil from another brand :toothygrin:

            1. yeah, me love the teal one too ankita. mommy says out of all chambor eye pencils it looks beshtesht on me. :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :yahoo: :yahoo:

  6. even beauty marked marked isnt quite the same .. the mac one is actually more like black with shimmer in it …

    this is a pretty neat palette πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ congrats !

  7. I love such neutral shades and after my regular 88 palette this is the one I am eyeing..awesome everyday wear shades ….I am really loving CS palettes. You get so many shadesin one goa nd they are not heavy on pocket at all.

    Thanks for sharing..I loved the pencil as usual :toothygrin: :toothygrin: :toothygrin:

      1. :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2: :lol2:

    1. ratii how u liking the 88pallette… when u doing uska review… me dying to know abt it :waiting: :waiting: :waiting: :waiting:

  8. will some of them work as a concealer i wonder or is the consistency too thin? ?:) I had seen a youtube video some time ago when one of them used an orange lipstick as a color corrector for dark circle (ok not an appropriate discussion for this particular article but cudnt help it) :wilt:

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