Friday, September 28, 2012

Coastal Scents Smokey Palette: Review and Swatches

Hey everyone! About a month ago I won PasionStarButterfly's Coastal Scents Smokey Palette giveaway, so I thought it was about time to get some use out of it, swatch it, and review it for you guys!

The palette comes with 36 shimmery and matte colors. I love the incredible variety of colors in this palette, but at the same time, there are always two or three colors within the same color family which makes it relatively easy to pick and choose eyeshadow looks. Of course, you can go nuts and mix totally different colors, but I like how there are enough options within the same color range.

Honestly, I didn't expect to enjoy this palette as much as I do because it's relatively affordable ($19.95), so I was weary about the quality of the shadows. The good news is that I am very pleased! As usually is the case, the shimmery shadows are quite a bit more pigmented than the matte ones, but that was to be expected. The matte shades are a little chalky for my liking, but hey.

The packaging does feel a little cheap and I found the palette hard to open at first, but in the end it doesn't really matter. Most of the colors work great and are very smooth, so I would definitely recommend purchasing this palette because it's so versatile.

Alright, on with the swatches!

I also thought you guys should know which ones out of the whole palette are my four favorites, so I did proper swatches of those. I think these colors are the most pigmented and velvety which is why I picked them!

I hope you enjoyed this post! This is my first time swatching and reviewing so if you have any tips for me, please let me know in the comments. Also, tomorrow I will be posting an EOTD featuring some of these shades, so look out for that! :)

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