A Coastal Scents Haul : 120 Pallette & Brushes

by Mehak Shahani on February 15, 2014

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What is up girlies. I have been MIA lately because of something ‘ Weddingy ‘ we are working on the side- more on that later, but for now prepare to be bedazzledd with Coastal scents. When i started blogging 3 years back- my very first makeup purchase was the Coastal scents 88 pallette , and at that time I thought its the ultimate in what you could own in terms of eyeshadows. Then i discovered Inglot and Mac and realised my Coastal Scents Pallete were just blobs of shimmer pretending to be eyeshadows (DHOKHA all thes yourtube vloggers do I tell you- Anyone who knows anything about makeup will agree that those 88 shimmer pallettes are quite a load of crap). However, when it comes to tutorials these pallettes tend to be slightly helpful so I went for the 120 pallette (Ve 4) this time and honestly this is miles better than the earlier ones.

Not saying it is comparable to Mac quality but the satin finish shadows are actually very pigmented, and show some colour on the eyes unlike the silver shimmer blobs that the 88 palllette has (By the way, at the time i got the 88 pallette i wrote this glowing review about it- so my apologies if someone bought it and thought WHaaa?  I didnt know anything at that time !)

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Two rows of pretty shadows. I actually bought this pallette for all the oranges and browns on the left hand side. Sooo pretty . I used these colors in my Peach Eyeshadow Tutorial that I did yesterday. My favourite in the entire pallette are the oranges in this stack and the greens in the upper stack- both very high quality. Some of the ultra shimmer ones are quite dissapointing though- its a mix of good and dissapointing shadows but for the money its very worth it if you are planning to try out something new.

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The brushes were an absolutely brilliant purchase. These brushes are REALLY REALLY good you guys. They are really cheap (Each brush is like 200 bucks) and the quality is unbelievable. Quite frankly I dont have the heart to spend 2000 Rupees on a Mac brush because I hardly wear shadow, but the drugstore ones in India are really pathetic quality so I was considering investing. Im not going to now because the Coastal Scents brushes are really great !coastal-scents-small-shader-brush That is a small flat shader. Its actually quite small- looks big in the photo. Its nice for picking up color and applying to your eyelid. Its okay, probably not appropriate for my gigantic sized eyes.(I swear my mom says when I was born the doctor was holding me upside down and she took a look at me and got scared because my eyes covered half my face :p )coastal-scents-round-blending0brush

Favourite brush of the three-  small round blending brush. Must have brush for applying and blending crease eyeshadows- its something I had been looking for , for soo long and I finally found the perfect size of the round blending.

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This is the small detail brush, its actually VERY small. You can apply like gel liner and stuff with this. I also like to keep it if I want to really define the crease

Where to buy Coastal Scents from: I ordered these from the website- Coastalscents.com . They deliver to India and have various shipping options

Shipping time: I actually paid extra for the FEDEX shipping because I live in an area where couriers get lost a lot (however if you dont then you can get the normal USPS shipping). It took 10 days for them to first process my order and then 5 days for Fedex to ship it so yeah 15 days total

Total Cost: The pallette i think cost just about 12 $, and then the brushes are roughly 3$ each. Shipping was quite expensive though, but overall the pallette plus brushes plus shipping cost me under 3000 Rs.

Is it for you: As a beauty blogger, or as a makeup artist who is starting out these are very useful. For others- if you experiment with colors and stuff like that, or if you really enjoy trying out new eye looks this is a fun thing to have. But incase you stick to more neutral looks you will find you dont use half the shadows .

Custom duties: Didnt have to pay, but that is very subjective and a matter of luck. I know people who have had to in the past.

Is anyone interested in swatches? I didnt do it because I would need octopus level arms to end up swatching all 120 shadows but if you guys want to see then I can put in the effort.

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thatchamkeelastitch February 15, 2014 at 11:31 am

Is the quality of this product decent?
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mehak February 15, 2014 at 1:42 pm

better than thr 88 for sure ill review it laer
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thatchamkeelastitch February 15, 2014 at 2:37 pm

Look forward to the review! :)
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pooja February 15, 2014 at 11:38 am

Hi Mehek!

I was reading this page when my four years old girl came right behind and asked, “Mamma when will you buy that water color pallette for me? I want to color Winnie the Pooh!”. I sighed……So just one comment: lovely colors and lively write-up!!

Pooja

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Tiny February 15, 2014 at 11:46 am

Seriously :P you would do swatches for all 120 shades , Mehak !!
it totally looks like a water color palette for Me (knows nothin abt them !!)
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krithi February 15, 2014 at 12:38 pm

thats loads of colors :)
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Richa February 15, 2014 at 1:18 pm

I want this!
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Bhuvana February 15, 2014 at 2:26 pm

Love the pinks, oranges and neutral tones :)
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Aakanksha February 15, 2014 at 3:01 pm

Will you pretty pretty please swatch? You can do them in batches based on colour families. :)

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Gowthami February 15, 2014 at 3:03 pm

I have 88 palette from coastal scents and simply love it! perfect for daily use
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S February 15, 2014 at 3:12 pm

Lovely colours! Waiting for the “weddingy” stuff.. :D

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mily February 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm

what you can do is swatch the ones you loved..anyways we wont be seeing the difference in half of them..and the crappiest one also you can swatch if it shows up on your arm…so just one swatch of each colour family..:) i am basically a neutral girl out and out so no use for me though :P

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Rashmi February 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Eyeshadow heaven <3 *drooling* i still am not pro using the yellows and the blues all that much. A tutorial would be fun :)
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Xuvious February 15, 2014 at 3:17 pm

So many colours!!!
Good brushes is a such a problem, I wait around for Sigma free shipping type of offers to buy brushes, but they aren’t that cheap either. Will look at Coastal Scents ones! :)
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Meghana February 15, 2014 at 5:18 pm

they seem full of colours… there is so much in it to last a life time. but expiry date will not let that happen :P
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Preeti Kaur February 15, 2014 at 5:21 pm

You can do selective swatches. Like do the colors you like, oranges & greens and few duds.
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WMG_Wedding Blog February 15, 2014 at 5:32 pm

ooh Pretty!
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Aditi February 15, 2014 at 7:37 pm

So delightful :D waiting for the review! And yeah, if you do decide to do the swatches, swatching them in batches would be a good idea I think :)
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D's Mom February 15, 2014 at 7:47 pm

Wow! Sooooo many colours :)
Can’t wait for the swatches
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Priyanka Jain February 15, 2014 at 9:02 pm

wowww most shades are covered.. i am planning to try the coastal scents smokey palette. Any suggestions if i should buy it?

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Chris February 15, 2014 at 9:14 pm

Perhaps you can divide the swatches into 4 posts. Do half of one tray in one post.
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laks February 15, 2014 at 9:51 pm

Wow such an amazing collection of colors.. awaiting for the tutorial and review :) :)
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Rashmi February 16, 2014 at 12:18 am

Wow…so many shades…want this…:-)
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Vineetha February 16, 2014 at 4:35 am

Real pretty and great one for beginners!
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Rhea February 16, 2014 at 11:08 am

This is like one of those products that I want to own just for the sake of it, even though I know I won’t use it much :P haha so many colours, the artist in me wants this <3
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Sangeeta February 16, 2014 at 11:48 am

The palette and the brushes look amazing.
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Swati February 16, 2014 at 1:37 pm

Thank you for putting this up. I was so confused about shipping charges and all. The brushes look so great!!
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Arzoo February 16, 2014 at 4:36 pm

Superb haul Mehak, I’m drooling over the palette :D
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Ramya UrsGorgeously February 16, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Drooling haul Mehak….I see CS holding few lovely offers right now…!!
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