The Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Eyeshadow Palette ($19.95) is a new eyeshadow palette launching tomorrow (12/11) that contains 20 smoky eyeshadow shades. This is the fourth Coastal Scents Revealed Eyeshadow Palette to launch so if you have the other three I figure you’re going to want the fourth for your collection right?
Personally I try my hardest to skip out on smoky, darker eyeshadow shades to be honest because my eyes are aging now and I feel like darker colors accentuate dryness, finer lines, etc….but I actually loved the color line up in this palette and thought the shades were wearable.
And of course, the Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette is kinda a cheaper dupe up of the recently released Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette.
Let’s take a look!
The Urban Decay Naked Smoky Eyeshadow Palette will set you back $54 and holds 12 smoky eyeshadow shades. Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette is $19.95 and holds 20 smoky shades so this is a nice little budget option for those not wanting to dish out close to $60 bucks for Urban Decay’s version. I wouldn’t say this is a dupe of UD because the formulas are vastly different but if you’re not willing to spend $54 on Naked Smoky yet you want a variety of smoky eyeshadow shades you’ll be quite happy with the Revealed Smoky Palette.
This comes housed in a slim line sturdy cardboard palette. I love these palettes because they store really easily and although it doesn’t have a good closure it still manages to travel friendly as well plus I’m not feeling badly if it does break during travel since it didn’t cost me a kidney.
I have to say that the Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette is my favorite of all four of the Revealed Palettes. Why? The eyeshadows in this palette aren’t nearly as frosty as shades from past palettes in this range. I’m not saying there aren’t a few metallic, frostier shades in this palette because there are but they are very few and most of the shades are creamy with gorgeous color pay off and a smooth, soft formula that applies and blends easily. The palette is actually filled with a selection of finishes that include mattes, metallics, shimmers, and satins.
The lighter matte shades are soft and silky where as the darker shades are a LITTLE patchy but nothing that a little primer doesn’t help along. The metallics are soft and creamy-like in consistency with some fall out but they apply beautifully although they do tend to look a little frosty so blend well to avoid this. The satins and shimmers are also creamy and velvety in consistency with an easy to apply and blend formula that looks amazing. These shades pack plenty of pigment for those wanting drama. I used a taupe metallic shade on my eyes along with a matte taupe to accent in my look below and I thought it applied easily and looked very nice.
The palette isn’t completely about traditional smoky shades. It’s actually filled with a good deal of blacks, silvers, and taupes which for me is the quintessential smoky eye look. But you also get browns, golds, plums, navys, and other shades to create a variety of other non-traditional smoky eye looks. Personally I really like the variations of taupe in this palette! Taupe is a lot easier to wear for me in a smoky look versus black.
All in all the Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Eyeshadow Palette has a little something for everyone who’s shopping on a beauty budget this year. It’s a nice round up of eyeshadows with a beautiful texture that will create many gorgeous looks. Coastal Scents often has sales as well so you’ll likely be able to snag this on sale at some point and grab and even better deal.
But if you can’t wait the Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette arrives tomorrow at coastalscents.com.
Will you be purchasing it?