Review: Coastal Scents 88 Eyeshadow Palette
Posted on: 14th of November 2008 | Under: Fashion & Beauty

I promised to do a review on the Coastal Scents 88 Eyeshadow Palette that I recently purchased, so here it is. I’m not an expert with makeup, and come to think of it, this is actually my first time to share a look that I made. But I do like to play around with colors, and with the wide range that the Coastal Scents palette offered, I just had to share the fun.

I have to say that the palette is a great starter kit for those who are fairly new to makeup and eyeshadows, and need something to play around with without burning a hole in their pockets. One could probably create hundreds of different looks with just this palette.

The eyeshadows come in fairly small pans. They’re not as big as MAC eyeshadows, but I doubt anyone can finish an entire pan that easily anyway, so I say it’s still a steal. This is how small they are next to a Singapore Dollar and a Philippine Peso:

They’re a little more powdery than MAC or Clinique eyeshadows, but definitely less than most drugstore brands out there. For something so affordable, it is a big surprise that these are wonderfully pigmented.

I used my MAC Paint Pot in Painterly underneath as a base, and I tried this on during the boyfriend’s band’s gig last Saturday. I was very happy with the color payoff, as well as how easy it was to blend, but I was even more thrilled with its staying power! After sweating a little during the gig (it was held outside a mall), taking a bus ride to have dinner, heading out to Clarke Quay for a round of drinks, and coming home for another few hours of drinking with some friends, the colors on my lids were still intact at five the following morning! No creases and no re-application needed!

Using shades of purple and lightly adding black at the crease and outer V, and using one of the light/creamy colors as highlight, this is how my eyes looked:

Please excuse my dark and bushy eyebrows. This was taken prior to grooming and bleaching them. =P

The colors don’t look as bright in these photos (somehow, my camera also made it look very neutral), because I chose not to look too overpowering. Even my eyeliner (I used MAC Powerpoint in Engraved) is thinly done. I wanted a light and subtle look. =)

Overall, I’m very satisfied with the Coastal Scents 88 Eyeshadow Palette. For only Php1,350 (around SGD45), it was definitely worth buying. I’m sure this will keep me from buying expensive MAC eyeshadows for a couple of months (I can see the boyfriend nodding in delight! haha!), because I know I’m still going to have lots of fun playing with the colors of this palette. ^_^

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17 Comments to “Review: Coastal Scents 88 Eyeshadow Palette”

  1. Horizon says:

    You look nice with them. Should post more photos for other colors. ^^

  2. ate janz says:

    what pretty eyes you have! love the colors. looks like the shadows indeed have great pigments. the colors are beautiful on you. bagay na bagay mo. :)

    haha… i agree with what you said that a pan of eyeshadow takes quite a while to finish. even at their littlelest, it takes more than a year for them. plus, they don’t go bad (rot) either. :)

  3. Yam says:

    Oh wow, now I really want to learn how to apply eye makeup properly!

    I saw this palette from Cheri recently. Here’s her post:

  4. anna says:

    Horizon: Thank you! :)

  5. anna says:

    ate janz: aww, thank you! hehe! …my dark eye circles aren’t visible in the photo lang! haha! and yeah, i don’t think i’ve ever finished an entire pan of eyeshadow… and considering the many colors i have in this palette, i doubt i’ll be able to get down to the bottom of each pan. LOL!

  6. anna says:

    Yam: I wasn’t much of an eye makeup user before… I was never good at blending… but watching videos on youtube is very helpful! XD

  7. […] I get all single colors. It was a pretty easy decision to make. Right? (Edit: No! LOOK! She got an 88 color eye shadow palette for only P1350!! Now I feel even more robbed. Sniff. I have to find where in the world she found that beauty! […]

  8. Riz says:

    Hi. Where can i get myself one of these? :)

  9. anna says:

    Riz: I got mine from, but you can order through the COastal Scents website: =)

  10. lurve891 says:

    Hw mch it csts?

  11. Cherry says:

    Where is it made?

  12. suguna says:

    where can we get this Coastal Scents Eyeshadow Palette in sigapore?

    anna Reply:

    Suguna: I’m not so sure, but I think I saw some on ebay a few weeks ago. :)

  13. lara says:

    hi there! where did you avail your coastal scents? is it available here in the philippines? pls. do reply cause i really wanted to have my very own coastal scent 88 eyeshadow palette. :)

    anna Reply:

    Hi Lara! I got mine a while back from an ebay seller. It’s not exactly the Coastal Scents brand, but it comes from the same supplier. There are a few online sellers who carry the same palettes in the Philippines now. Try Dollface Cosmetics: …they’re pretty popular with makeup enthusiasts in Manila. :)

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  15. Shea Mulinix says:

    What eyeshadow goes with blue eyes and brown hair?