Online Makeup Shopping: Coastal Scents Brushes Haul

For the first time since I have been on IMBB, I am happy that nobody can see me now. I am dancing in a way that is not for anybody’s eye but me; I am happy!!! I just (October 19, 4.00 pm) got the Coastal Scents brushes I had ordered on 11/10/2010. So I got these in just over a week. (My dad was telling me it would NEVER come!!)

This was my first buy from Coastal scents (Thanks Ki for the recco.. love you!!). I was longing for some decent brushes, especially for eye makeup, for a long time now. But also I didn’t want to spend a lot of money on them. So I was definitely against buying MAC or Inglot brushes. Then Ki gave some amazing reccos and I ordered the following brushes.

products bill
products bill

Shipping Method: USPS First-Class Mail International -The cheapest one.. ;)!!!

The package arrived in wrapped bubble wraps and bright fuchsia packing paper. All the brushes were in fine condition and nothing was broken/torn/damaged.

order packing
order packing

The brushes came individually packed.

brushes packing
brushes packing

I’ll be reviewing these brushes after I have used them for a while.
Here’s a sneak peek.
1. Chisel Fluff/Pointed Crease Duet- $3.95
It is dual brush with fluffy blending brush at one end and pointed crease brush at the other.

Chisel Fluff Pointed Crease Duet
Chisel Fluff Pointed Crease Duet

2. Sable Contour Brush- $1.79
It is a round contour brush. It’s semi-firm and useful for crease work and detailing.

Sable Contour Brush
Sable Contour Brush

3. Chisel Detail Mini Brush- $0.99 (Got it on sale. Yay!)
This is a cute little brush for small detailing like highlighting the inner eye corner etc.

Chisel Detail Mini Brush
Chisel Detail Mini Brush

4. Chisel Angle Fluff Shadow Brush- $2.00
It’s an angled fluffy shadow brush. The bristles are soft and angled to fit the contours of eye.

Chisel Angle Fluff Brush
Chisel Angle Fluff Brush

5. Divine Taklon Liner- $1.95
It’s a synthetic Taklon angled liner brush. The bristles are very soft and perfectly semi-firm.

Divine Taklon Liner
Divine Taklon Liner

6. Destiny Duo Fiber Stippling Brush- $7.95
I have never used any type of brush for foundation before. So I am very excited about this. Amazingly soft and light.

Destiny Duo Fiber Stippling Brush
Destiny Duo Fiber Stippling Brush

7. Angle Blush Brush- $4.50
I still love my Vega blush brush, but this one is a fat little brush with a small handle, Very dense, very soft.

Angle Blush Brush
Angle Blush Brush

8. Black & Hot Pink Angled Kabuki- $9.95
Meet my new love!!! I can marry this brush. I love it like anything. Saying that this is soft would be an insult to its velvety, almost fluid bristles. It’s painfully pleasurable. Hmmmmmmm…..

Black and Hot Pink Angled Kabuki
Black and Hot Pink Angled Kabuki

9. Zipper Makeup Case Leatherine 10 Slot- $4.95
I got a nice leatherine case to hold these beauties. It has 10 slots but holds at least 20 brushes. It has 3 large slots and 7 small ones.  Here it is-

Black Leatherine Case
Black Leatherine Case
Case opened
Case opened

My first impression of all the brushes is very good. They all are clean, soft and seem dead useful. I also got an eye shadow sample free with my purchase. It is a loose powder mineral eye shadow called lace sparkle. Here’s the shadow and the swatch. It’s a very pale pink with a loooooot of silver shimmer.

Shadow Sample Swatch
Shadow Sample Swatch

I am looking forward to using all these.
I would review these for you, but my verdict is almost positive.

Shadow Sample Swatch
Shadow Sample Swatch

Hope you like my haul.


62 thoughts on “Online Makeup Shopping: Coastal Scents Brushes Haul

  1. wow! looking at your haul i am reminded that I need to get myself some brushes too… toolsof the trade types 😉
    But awesome shopping 😀 :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes:

    1. Thanks Suma… I can say now that brushes are very important… Coz I have them now.. After you get proper tools, you realize their importance!!

      1. Hiya. Didn’t know CS ships internationally. Glad I saw ur haul today. I’m having trouble checking out from their page. I can see my cart but i cant seem to change this info. The zip code and State dont’ seem to change even when I change the country. can you help, please?

        Shipping Estimator
        Zip Code:
        Subtotal: $15.67
        Est. Shipping: Pending

        1. Hey Anuya.. You won’t find countries and state other than US listed on the checkout page..

          Just type your shipping address properly and they’ll ship it right..

          Choose “other” in state and choose the shipping method later.. Est. shipping won’t show up if you are out of US.. It’ll b3e pending only..

  2. OMG…These look so amazing!! especially that black and red kabuki!! 😀 😀 😀 ….And the packaging is sooooooooooooper cool!! Great post Mrun!! :yes: :yes: :yes: :yes: :-* :-* 🙂 🙂

  3. And Yeah… Sorry everybody for missing ALL the action these past few days.. Have just started a new job and been really really busy..

    Will try to peep in more often… LOve you and miss you ALL!!!

  4. Awesome haul M 🙂 very well planned I must say…you’ve got the right brushes and nothing unwanted :yes: :yes: :yes: waiting for more looks using these brushes…hope you are enjoying your new job 🙂

    1. Thanks Appu.. Thank for noticing the efforts.. I did plan a lot.. I debated a lot over the ready made sets.. But most of them contained unwanted brushes like mascara spoolie and all..

      I am enjoying my new job..


  5. Hey! I too have a brush set from coastal scents…got it almost an year back..its doing a decent job and can be a less expensive alternative to MAC…(though MAC will be MAC)….I own a little eye brush set from MAC limited edition as you see.. but these brushes are ok..not very dense though.!! still i would say so far so good!! 🙂

    1. Hey Anupam,
      I like these brushes for the fact that they provide quality widout breaking my bank..
      MAC will be MAC.. But I can surely do very well wid these..

      And me too have a SE brush from MAc, but these too are very dense,, Esp the Kabuki and Stippling brush are superfine!!!

    1. The shadow sample they sent me is impressive.. And i have heard good things only bout the 88 e/s palette…

      Get it soon.. 😉

  6. These are so pretty . :clap: :clap: :clap: And that pink and black one is to die for. I think it’s very important to have lots of brushes , you somehow never realize the importance until you have them. 🙂

    Keep an eye on your duo fibre brush after washing. My Sigma duo fibre bleeds (will show you today 🙂 )

    If this one doesn’t bleed then I’ll get this one only. or else from Inglot or MAC.

    Enjoy!! :party: :party: :party: :party:

    1. Yeah they are pretty Rati…

      I am carrying the Kabuki with me these days.. It’s soooo flaunt-worthy and totally spells Sexxxxyyyy!!!

      I have washed my Duo fibre brush 3-4 times now.. I am using it even for my Tinted moisturiser.. 😛

      If by bleeding you mean the black fibres are colouring the white ones, then this one does not do that at ALL!!!

      It shed a little in the first wash, but never after.. You can get 2 of these for one MAC one!!!! :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl: :rotfl:

      1. I know that MAC one is for painful 2250… :pain: :pain: :pain: :pain:

        yeah by bleeding I mean exactly what you mentioned.

        he he he so you do face touchups at the center of the mall now. :X-P: :X-P: :X-P:

  7. wow, that’s a massive brush haul! i want to buy their eyeshadow palette for a long time, but the shipping cost!!!! tell me mrun, how much did u hav to pay in INR?

    1. Hey Bulbul, I paid 12 USD for shipping, that’s bout Rs. 500+. Shipping could be irksome, if you are ordering 1-2 items.. I was ordering stuff worth thrice the shipping cost, so it didn’t bother me much…

      500 is pretty reasonable, and see how efficient!!!!

  8. Hey Mrun…these brushes look really nice especially tht kabuki brush 😀 …you got a good deal!! and u recd within 10 days and that too whn u selected the cheapest shipping!! thts awesome…BTW how did the credit card company charge u..I mean since u paid in USD?

  9. Thanks HD.. I am in love with the kabuki :inlove: :inlove: .. and it’s soooooo soft!!!

    The shipping was awesome and I was most pleasantly surprised… 😀 😀

    The credit card companies themselves convert the currencies and charge you in INR.. I used my Dad’s card and it still worked out fine.. 😉 :evilgrin: :evilgrin:

  10. HD , generally if the rate is say Rs 45 for a dollar they would charge you a rupee or two more…That’s the common difference i have noticed. 🙂

    1. oh okie…that much rate diff is fine…I thought they might be charging some additional charges if the transaction is in foreign currency :-))

  11. Wow! Wow! Wow! :chic: :chic: :hypnotized: All these look awesome. I’ll sound like a complete moron but I have like,5-6 brushes and I just use them for everything. I have a few of vega but I just don’t know which ones to buy :struggle: . And i’ve no idea what half of these do(kabuki?). But these look great!!
    lol@”I can marry this brush.” :laugh: :laugh:

  12. Lucky you Mrunmayee….nice haul
    I am sure their quality will be good.
    I am eying CS’s 88 shadow palette since long too….but alas, no credit card I have 😥

  13. simply gr8 brush haul mrunmayee :yes: :yes: .. i am also going to do my first online shopping pretty soon & eye makeup brushes are on the hit list for me too.. so mayb i too buy it frm coastalscents..was chking their website just yesterday for tht.. :-)) :laugh:
    n congrats for ur new job.. 😀

  14. hey…i have been trying to order the 78 palette …but i am not sure about revealing my card number online…how did you pay for your order?

  15. Hey Mrunmaye,

    I want a review of the stippling brush and the kabuki. am planning to buy them base on ur opinion :thumbsup: :jiggy1:

  16. first i want to thank u for ur amazing review
    and i just wanted to ask
    were u able to pay in RS or did u have to pay in dollars

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