Thursday, February 11, 2016

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review


Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review


When Urban Decay released its Naked 3 Palette, I was initially drawn to all the shades but persuaded myself against purchasing it mainly because I wasn't even making much use out of the original Naked Palette. Although people say that the first Naked palette contains warm-toned eyeshadows, I found them to be too cool on me, particularly with all the shimmer leaning more towards silver and gray than gold. And I figured, if everyone loves the original Naked Palette and I don't, I probably wouldn't like the Naked 3 palette which many people say is a cool toned palette anyway.

I was also well aware that Coastal Scents Revealed 2 palette is a good dupe for the Naked 3 Palette, but because I had no intention of getting the Naked 3 Palette, it was something I brushed off until recently when I was on a search for a perfect palette containing red and warm-toned eyeshadows. The Revealed 2 Palette looked as though it contained some awesome reddish warm eyeshadows, and I want to give myself a pat on the back every time I use this palette because it has everything that I had hoped that it would!

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Review


Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Review

I remember the biggest factor that stopped me from getting this palette the first time: one of the comments I read online stated that this palette contained paraben. I'm not the kind of person who looks at ingredients, but seeing that comment made me decide against it the first time. However, the palette I got says on the box that it is paraben free. They either reformulated the eyeshadows in this palette or the comment I saw was entirely false--whatever the case, I am so happy that I have it now and that it is paraben free!

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Review

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Review


Some of the eyeshadows in this palette felt a bit too chalky, particularly the fourth one on the top row--I honestly am not a fan of that one. I also found that swatching with my fingers made these eyeshadows feel even more powdery than they did when I used my brush. Many eyeshadows from this palette were far from being buttery soft, but that's just coming from a girl who cannot have enough of Laura Mercier eyeshadows. There are some fall outs, but nothing too terrible. Also, the matte shades on this palette are very pigmented and pretty!

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Swatches: Flash Off
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Swatches: Flash On


Here's a tutorial for a pink burgundy eye makeup I created using this palette:

First I applied a matte light pink shade (sixth shade on the top row) all over my crease and on my lid. Then I applied the matte red eyeshadow (bottom row, fourth one from the right) on my eyelid.

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial


Using shimmery apricot eyeshadow (top row, third eyeshadow), I used my fingers to apply it just on the middle of my eyelid to make my eyes pop. Then using a shimmery dark brown eyeshadow (bottom row, fourth eyeshadow), I applied it on the lower lashline and smudged it with the red matte eyeshadow. 

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial

Finally, drew out my eyeliner and applied some mascara. And that's it!
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial

Here's the final look:
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial


On my lips I have on ColourPop Lippie Stix in Lumiere.
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette FOTD
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette FOTD
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette FOTD
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Tutorial, Swatches, and Review
Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette FOTD

This isn't too crazy red to give an appearance of a pink eye or a vampire. I honestly adore that matte red eyeshadow in this palette and I can wear it all day every day! Highly recommended!

As for the other shades, I like the matte colors in this palette but many eyeshadows on the top row are not my favorite as I prefer shimmery eyeshadows with gold undertone than silver. I have not swatched the Naked 3 Palette so I do not know if these are a complete dupe when it comes to not just the pigmentation and colors but also the texture, but overall given the price of this palette I couldn't be more satisfied. Plus, it is a super slim palette, making it easier to take it with me when I'm traveling.

Overall, I am quite impressed with this palette and would recommend it to those looking for an affordable pinkeyeshadow palette!

Do you own this palette or other palettes from Coastal Scents? What are your thoughts on them? Please share!

XOXO,

HaeMin


3 comments:

  1. I agree that the Naked 3 palette does seem a little cool-toned, I'm not sure whether the shades would match my skintone either, but they do look gorgeous in the packaging. I love the look you created - it's so romantic and girly, perfect for Valentine's Day, I think! :) Thanks for sharing, ohh and I followed you on bloglovin', hun. <3

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  2. wow that cshades are really so amazing and look so great and warm on you :) I love the romantic looks you can create with the palette :) Looks like a perfect one to create a wonderful makeup for a date or cday :)
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  3. Wow we are surprised at how pigmented they are! They really show up on camera too. We love the cmbination of blush shadow and that lipstick your'e wearing

    M + K
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