Monday, May 2, 2011

Coastal Scents 88 warm palette review with ALL 88 swatches!

It has been so long I have not done any cosmetic or make up reviews and I know I must review this eyeshadow palette tonight. I bought this early last year together with some brushes and gel liners. You can check out the post on my Coastal Scents Haul here if you are interested. Initially I wanted to get the 88 Ultra Shimmer Palette after watching make up tutorials from AllThatGlitters21, Elle Fowler. She came up with gorgeous eye make up tutorials using the Shimmer Palette, but considering I already have the 120 Palette, I chose this warm palette instead. On the whole, I like this palette and the reason I selected this over the rest was because the silvery blue, peach and rich plum colors caught my attention as well as the many shades of brown. Below are my views of this palette and I swatched ALL the colors in this palette for the sake of this review. Do enjoy this review and I hope the swatches are helpful to those considering to purchase this palette.

Here is the palette. Please read on for the complete review and scroll down for ALL 88 color swatches!

Love it...
- there are huge selection of brown colors to play with. If you love browns, this is the perfect palette for you
- it also has nice matte browns that can be used to fill in the brows. I always misplace my eyebrow pencil and this comes in so handy when I have no time to search for that tiny eyebrow pencil on my messy vanity desk
- there are 42 matte shades (I like matte shades) and 42 shimmer / pearl colors
- it has plenty of highlight shades to choose from matte whites to cream to soft light pinks which I truly love
- the colors are quite pigmented. For some, I do not have to keep layering or apply any base
- it has 2 black, one matte and the other shimmery. Not forgetting, the silver blue and camo green colors are truly unique and beautiful
- this palette is great for everyday neutral looks, school, work and glamorous smokey looks
- it is only USD24.95 for 88 eyeshadow colors, USD0.28 for one eyeshadow color!

Hate it...
- it contains Mineral Oil. I dislike mineral oil on my face because it clogs pores. I don't mind a little on my eyes but I would avoid mineral oil entirely on my face or neck
- some colors are chalky and there will be fallouts. So, be gentle when you dip your brush on it and always use a tissue to cover your cheeks and catch those fallouts.
- TOO many highlight, brown and similar colors. If you are a beginner and you wish to play with more colors, this is not the palette to invest on. There should be more warm blue, green, gold or bronze shades in my opinion
- got to be careful with the cover of the case because it can be broken easily.

Dimensions: -
Pot diameter is 1.6cm
The matte black case is 23.2cm x 16.6cm x 1.3cm (when closed)

Content weight: 61g / 2.15oz
Price:: USD24.95

Here are the ingredients: -
Talc, Mica, Mineral Oil, Kaolin, 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, Chrome Hydroxide Green, FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake, FD&C Yellow No.5 Al Lake, FD&C Blue No.1 Al Lake

Overall ratings: -
Price: ★★
Product: ★★★★
Quality: ★★★
Packaging: ★★★

Would I buy again: No, because it can last very long and I do not use it everyday. However, I will consider purchasing other Coastal Scents palette.

Here are the swatches...

Thanks for dropping by and have a wonderful day.


  1. Wow - lots of work! Good job! Great swatches!

  2. Thanks so much for taking the time to swatch each shadow! Did you do them with or without a primer underneath?



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