Saturday, May 28, 2011

Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Palette :)

Happy Memorial Day Weekend, everyone! :D

How are you all spending the long weekend? Whatever it is you are doing, I hope you are having fun! :)

When I have some spare time, I really try to do some swatches for you guys. :)
Good news is I had some time this past week to take photos of my

Coastal Scents 88 Shimmer Palette! :D

Here's what says about it:

For those of you who love shimmer shadows, you will not be disappointed. These are very pigmented and offer a bit more shimmer than the 56 piece palette. The pots are Dime Size around and contain plenty of powder for many excessive uses.

88 eye shadow colors
mirror 5" x 3.12" (12.7cm x 7.9cm)x2 dual end foam tip applicators

matte black case when closed = 9.12" x 6.53" x 0.5" (23.2cm x 16.6cm x 1.3cm)
pot diameter = 0.62" (1.6cm)

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 Ferro
cyanide, 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.

Content Weight
61.0g / 2.15oz

I bought this last year for $19.95 -- very affordable, huh?!
The packaging is not the best, but I don't mind because you get 88 colors for $19.95 -- why would I complain, right?

And another good thing about this is the colors are pigmented.

I swatched a color from each row for you guys to see. :)
There are 11 rows with 8 colors each.

*My arm looks weird, hahaha!*

There may be some fall outs, but you can easily fix that by sweeping it up with loose powder. You can also use MAC Fix+ or just plain, good old water to get less fall outs and a deeper shade.

It comes with dual end foam applicators, but I like using my own eyeshadow brush.

All in all, I think this is a really great buy! It feels like it has all the colors you can possibly think of. ;)

Which of these 88 colors do you like the best?

If you don't want much of a shimmer, they also have an 88 Original Palette -- the same beautiful colors without the shimmer for $18.95!

Coastal Scents has a ton of other products, so check out their website to see which one will strike your fancy. :)

Have you ever bought anything from Coastal Scents? Any recommendations?

Have a fantastic weekend, guys! :D


  1. My oh my, so many colors to choose from! The pinks and purples would be me my go-to shades :)


  2. K.-- aren't they pretty? :D

  3. I also have this, they are a bit powdery though. Very pretty colors :) i have to use primer though in order for the color to show up.

  4. pretty colours and super affordable!!!

  5. How fun! I love having so many colors to choose from! I can't believe how cheap it is...awesome find!

  6. That's a lot of colours! :)

  7. Oh so cool. Wow, how long will something like this last you? My problem..I'll get stuff and then don't use it. But thats a lot of colors.

  8. That is such a good price! i have a few brushes that are good from Coastal Scents & a few makeup items, their concealer is good but not with a brush.

  9. I love this make-up too, we used it in my make-up course :)

    Happy weekend girl!!


  10. gorgeous :)
    thanks for commenting!! x

  11. Wow! What a gorgeous collection of colors! :)

  12. Beautiful colours! Colourful is definitely in this season! Loving your blog

  13. I have that!! bur do i use

  14. Wow, absolutely beautiful :)))

    LOVE minnja

  15. Wow, I love how many shades there are! Hope your weekend was lovely :)

  16. nice swatches! and nicely done on your arm too! the colors does look really pretty :D

  17. Oh these are gorgeous! :D I have been wanting to buy them, not specifically coastal scents, they sell a Manly palette that's very similar to this and a lil cheaper but I might wait for awhile :) I would love to try this tho, with so many colors and pretty affordable :D you don't need to buy more but we all know that won't stop us from shopping right? ;) I am interested in the original and metal mania palette too :D do you have them?


  18. wow, that is a lot of color! and they are so vibrant - you must have a lot of fun playing with that pallet!

    Chic on the Cheap

  19. Wow, pretty! I had the impulse to buy a pallet like this a while back, but decided against it because I rarely wear eye

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  20. That's awesome! I like the price tag! Such a great assortment of colors too. Thanks so much for the headsup! I don't wear eyeshadow often, but I want to get started! What kind of primer would you recommend?

  21. Rinz-- yeah, they are a bit powdery, but it's fixable. :)

    ThisIsAlx-- yup!

    Marie-- it really is super awesome!

    t-- :D

    ellie-- same here! i've had it for a year, but i barely use it. :/ i really should use it though! ;)

    SassyAgapi-- maybe i should check out their concealer! thanks for the tip!

    Alicia-- i hope you had a good weekend!

    Radiant and Erika-- :D

    Hayley-- thanks, i appreciate that! :D

    AnieLii-- haha! ;)

    minnja-- :D

    Many Colours-- i hope your weekend was a good one too!

    Pop Champagne-- aww, thanks! i really tried to make my swatches look good. ;)

    a!k0-- yup, it won't! ;P

    LyddieGal-- yeah, i do, just gotta practice more though. ;)

    Melanie-- i rarely wear eyeshadow too, but this one makes me want to wear them. ;)

    Higgenbottom-- you're welcome! i've heard that urban decay's primer is really good! :D

  22. Omg! Such many colors!!
    I love this palette;) My fav color is pink!!

  23. Nikki-- it is! :)

    Mary-- it has beautiful pink shades. :)

  24. I would love something like this but at the same time, tend to just wear eyeliner or a brown eyeshadow. So cheap though!

    Rosie x

  25. They have a lot of great colors!

  26. Rosie-- hahaha, you know what, if i ever put eyeshadow on, it's almost always brown too! ;)

    Taj-- yes, they do! :D

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  28. Good review, Mimi!:D I like all the CS palettes, inexpensive and they all work well.

    I can deal with the fallouts - with the affordable prices and wide variety of colors, it's no biggie!:D I suggest you try their blush palette, I find myself using mine often.:D

    I spent my long weekend doing errands and working out. One productive weekend for me.:D

    Happy Wednesday, Mimi!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  29. Marie-- thank you! and yeah, i really don't mind the fallouts either. :) thanks for the suggestion, i think i will definitely try their blush palette. :D

  30. I am loving the color swatches on your arm!!! Fun picture. :)

  31. Lisa-- thanks! i had fun swatching them. :D

  32. i love these colorful palettes! there's so many to choose from. :)


  33. This palette looks awesome!
    I got one for my sister for her b-day last year, but it’s has 120 shades and I got it form BH cosmetics. The quality and price was amazing!
    There a fantastic site you should check them out.

  34. Carrie-- you bet! :)

    Dizzy-- oh yeah! i've heard of bh cosmetics before. i think i'm gonna check that out too! :D