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Saturday, July 14, 2012

Coastal Scents 26 Color Shadow Blush Combo Palette review + look

This was part of my Coastal Scents Haul and I must say this is my favorite of the bunch. This has a nice mix of neutrals and earth-toned shades, and a variety of finishes- matte, shimmer, and pearlescent shadows.


Pigmentation: 4/5 The shadows are great, but some blushes need several applications before the colors show up
Texture: 3/5 They apply well, but there are some that aren't easy to blend, especially if you've used primer. There are some shades though, like the gold one at the top, that go on sort of creamy. My only complaint is that some of the powders are too soft, they practically crumble if you're a bit heavy-handed in picking up color from the pan with the brush. I just have to be extra careful to prevent this from happening.
Lasting Power: 5/5 when used with primer (sorry girls haven't tried this yet without the primer)
Fall out: From my experience, no fall outs during application, but some colors tend to leave a mess on the pan when I swipe my brush across it
Where to Get: I got mine off the Coastal Scents website, but if you hate waiting and you want one now na, there are a lot of online shops that sell this palette.

You will like this if:

  • You like neutrals, peaches, corals, and plums
  • You like a variety of finishes
  • You like doing classic makeup looks
  • You want a palette that carries both eyeshadows and blushes
  • You don't mind that it comes in a big container
  • You're on a budget

You won't like this if:

  • You like working with color (this has no blues, greens, or bright colors)
  • You prefer single shadows/duos/trios/quads that come in smaller packaging
  • You want a good highlight shade, which this palette sorely lacks!
  • You can't stand the messy fallouts

For my Eye of the Day, I used 3 colors for the eyes (plum for the outer V and crease, gold and the peachy gold for the lid color and lower lashline) and for my cheeks, the plum blush.




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    The idea crossed my mind while reading your entries because there are only a handful of Philippine-based beauty gurus on YouTube right now, and not everyone is eloquent. Hope you'd give it a try if your time permits. :)

  2. Aww thanks so much for thinking I'd make a good beauty vlogger hehe :) I've actually been planning to make a video tutorial (I already got a new camera and downloaded a video editor for it) but so far I havent got the time to learn how to shoot a decent vid or to edit a movie :( so i'll just probably stick to pictures and text for the meantime haha! thanks for the suggestion Anne!

    Hope before the month ends my 1st video tutorial would be up :)

  3. very cute set of eyeshadow. I agree. you look very pretty on cam :) You should start vlogging!!

  4. Really nice color combination! I love it!

  5. Aww.. I really like the colors of the palette! Most of them are good to use for a day in the office.:)

    I also like what you did to your eyes. I love the color combination; it reminds me of bronzer/highlighter colors.^__^

    I'm following your blog btw. I'm just starting out and I would be much thankful if you visit mine

    Hope to see more your posts and reviews.:)

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  7. I'm thinking of buying this palette, so this post was really helpful. Thank you :)