When I first discovered the Coastal scents 88 color Palette in Warm through Youtube, I was thrilled. Like I mentioned before, I have a student budget, therefore, I must make any beauty purchase carefully and do a lot of research to make sure I get value for my money.
This product is the definition of value for money. You get 88 neutral eyeshadow shades for 25$. It’s an incredible deal considering that nowadays, even drugstore eyeshadows can go for around 6$ a piece.
As far as the size of each eyeshadow, you could guess that they would be pretty small and you would be right. But while these shadows are no bigger than a dime each, I haven’t reached pan on any of them yet, and I’ve had this palette for over a year now. In other words, they last a while even though they are small.
As far as the finish goes, you get some shimmery shadows as well as mattes and glittery ones.
Basically, you get a good mix of everything. The color selection is amazing. If, like me, you like a neutral eye, you will like the abundance of beiges, champagne, browns, purples, whites, golds and silvers in this palette. I believe it has everything you need to achieve most natural looks. ♥ There are plenty of pretty highlight shades in there as well. Actually, there might be a little too many highlights for my taste in there. If I had one reproach for this palette, that would be it. I have too many whites and beiges I don’t need.
Finally, the pigmentation on these shadows is impressive. Of course, many of the pale whitish and beige shades barely show up. But you would expect that from a flesh coloured shadow wouldn’t you?
Other than that, I believe less than 5 eyeshadows aren’t as pigmented as I would like them to be in this palette. Not bad! The dark browns, burgundeys, blacks and golds are all gorgeously pigmented.
On a side note, a couple of the glittery shadows are very soft and will break down easily when you put your brush in there! It’s a little annoying, but nothing you cannot work around. You will also get a fair amount of fallout with some of the darker colours, but that’s nothing unusual and can be avoided easily by placing either a tissue underneath your eye while applying or loose powder.
In conclusion, for the price I paid, I am more than delighted with this palette, the colours are great, the texture and the pigmentation fantastic. I would definitely recommend this palette to anyone who like natural looks. It’s an inexpensive way to broaden you makeup collection.
Now all I need, is a little more color! I’ve been working solely with this palette for the past year
Here are swatches of the palette. Some of them are not very good :( excuse my bad camera!