Hello Beautiful Ladies!
Finally, I ordered some goodies from Coastal Scents!! After going through multiple positive reviews on various forums, I was extremely tempted to buy some of the palettes from Coastal Scents. One of my purchases was the 88 Warm Palette. My only regret with this is – I wish I had bought it sooner! This palette is “perfection” for those of us who love neutral, warm, and everyday wearable looks.
Production Description (from the website):
$24.95 (I purchased it when there was a 50% discount offer).
63g / 2.22oz.
- 88 Eye Shadow Colors.
- 1 Black Matte Case.
- 1 Easy Access Mirror.
- 2 Dual End Foam Tip Applicators.
Talc, Mica, Squalane, Dimethicone, 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, Hydrated Chrome Oxide Green, FD&C Red No.40 A1 Lake, FD&C Yellow No.5 A1 Lake, FD&C Blue No.1 Al Lake.
“Our exclusive 88 Warm Palette is perfect for any skin tone. With its wide range of wearable nudes, rich browns, and soft blues; there are endless possibilities for creating your favorite looks. The highly pigmented shades are a combination of matte and satiny finish that can be applied dry or wet using the dual end foam tip applicators included, or any eye shadow brush in your collection. The matte black case contains the Coastal Scents logo as well as the name of the palette for convenience.”
Palette Dimensions: Palette : 9.12″ x 6.53″ x 0.5″ (23.2cm x 16.6cm x 1.3cm)
Mirror : 5″ x 3.12″ (12.7cm x 7.9cm)
Eye Shadow Pot Diameter : 0.62″ (1.6cm)
My Thoughts on Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette:
Variety of Shades: Whites, duo chrome whites, peaches, oranges, browns, plums, pinks, blues, greens, blacks, greys, golds, bronzes, silvers, etc. 88 is not a small number by any means and I love how various shades of one color are available in this one compact palette. If you take brown, then you get a true brown, you also get a pinkish brown, a reddish brown, light brown, dark brown, golden brown, bronzey brown and so on and so forth. Same applies to every other color you decide to pick up.
What I was pleasantly surprised was by the range and type of whites provided here. Each shade is perfect for highlighting no matter what the look. Even if I am using colors from other palettes, I find myself reaching for this one for the brow and inner corner highlights. Most whites are duo chrome, some have a bluish tinge, some pinkish, some greenish, some have a yellowish tinge, some are matte, and others are shimmery. This following image does not capture their duality perfectly, but I hope it helps in showing that to some extent.
Texture: Some shades are matte, some are satin, while others are shimmery. As with matte shades usually, you can expect some fall out, but nothing that spoils the experience. There are also some almost glittery shades which look perfect when going for a party look. The colors are smooth and apply very easily. Some are less pigmented than others, but in general has very good pigmentation.
This following image shows the pigmentation when the colors are picked up normally and generously. Beautifully pigmented!
This following image on the other, I hope shows how the colors look when picked up very sparsely. Even a single light dab with a finger gave enough color as shown. Now, you can see that some are more pigmented than the others.
Blending them is also very smooth and easy. The following image is to show the fallout some colors may have, even after swatching them for the purpose of this review, I had to brush away the tops to get rid of the “powders.”
Longevity: Even without a primer, these last all day on my eyes on a typical 8-hour work day. My lids are very normal and due to the weather, almost dry. So, any color stays on well enough, but for oily-skinned ladies, I recommend a primer if you are looking for super long stay.
Palette Features: The packaging feels very good quality, it is sturdy, it is easy to open but not too easy that it will just pop open when carried around. It is a very good size for travel. It is thin and sleek, will slide in most spaces easily. The black matte case looks very cool. The mirror is decent enough. The applicators provided are of very good quality and I have used them not only to pack on color but also for blending. Thanks to Emily Edmintion, I know that these sponge tip applicators are not a total waste!
At $24.95 (Rs. 1,400), it is absolutely worth every single paise/penny, even if you take shipping into consideration. I love how versatile the colors offered here are, from gorgeous mattes to satin finishes to shimmery colors. Whether it is getting ready for work or for a fun day out with friends or cousins or a soft party look, all I need is this one palette and I am set!
Pros of Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette:
- Reasonably priced.
- Shipped worldwide, very well packaged and they do have excellent customer service!
- 88 shades! Multiple colors with multiple finishes, rich color selection.
- Good pigmentation.
- Smooth to apply.
- Easy to blend.
- Compact enough to be travel friendly.
- The packaging is of good quality, this lid won’t break on you with everyday use.
- Perfect for those who feel comfortable with subtle looks or for daily college/office wear.
- With a variety of shimmery colors, it also works for party looks.
Cons of Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette:
Nothing especially pertaining to just this palette, sometimes fall out is experienced even with the very highest of ends shades, so I can’t say that and availability only online is more like a pro than a con because I feel at least it is available online, so I don’t want to say that!
Would I Repurchase Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette?
In a heartbeat!! As soon as I am done with this one!
Would I Recommend Coastal Scents 88 Warm Palette?
I am thoroughly enjoying using this palette and can’t get over how much I love it! It is one of my absolute favourite purchases ever. It is totally worth the hype around it. Do give it a try ladies, this is surely one of the best palettes out there.
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