June 3, 2014

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eyeshadow Palette Review & Swatches

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eyeshadow Palette 1

Guess what launched today? The Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eyeshadow Palette! You might recall Coastal Scents launched the Revealed Eyeshadow Palette earlier in the New Year and now for Summer 2014 we can get our greedy hands on the brand new Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eyeshadow Palette that contains 20 nude, natural of eyeshadow!

Let’s take a look!

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eyeshadow Palette 2

The Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eyeshadow Palette comes housed in a slim line sturdy cardboard compact and it retails for $19.95 just like the original palette but today you can snag it on sale for $9.95 at www.coastalscents.com.

Coastal Scents Revealed 2

The palette features twenty shades of eyeshadow in both matte, shimmer, and sparkle finishes. This palette contains quite a good deal of pinks, rose golds, cranberries, and taupe shades compared to the original release which contains a ton of golds, bronzes, and bronzes. Both are palettes contain fairly warm shades of shadow.

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eyeshadow Palette

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette

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Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Shadow Palette

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Like the original palette these shadows vary in formula. The mattes are soft, silky, and easy to apply where as the shimmers tend to apply metallic with a bit of a frosty finish. All the shades have excellent pigmentation with a smooth, velvety texture. I find they wear best under an eyeshadow primer as some of the matte shades fade and crease on my drier eyes however, the shimmers wear best without any fading or creasing problems. Many of the shades have a good deal of frost but nothing that’s unwearable for me. Overall, the shadows are a great formula at this budget price and I’d compare them to E.L.F.’s eyeshadow palette formula but considerably better in texture and pigmentation.

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eye Shadow Palette Swatches

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Swatches

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Swatches

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Coastal Scents Swatches Revealed 2

Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

For my look below I used some of the lighter shades in the palette just to showcase that some of these shades are a little softer compared to ones that we saw in the original Revealed Palette!

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Coastal Scents Revealed 2 fotd

If you can’t really afford the Urban Decay Naked Palette I’d say the Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Eyeshadow Palette or even the original Coastal Scents Revealed Palette is an excellent budget option! At $9.95 it’s worth checking out! Twenty shadows for ten bucks? Sign me up!

It’s available now at coastalscents.com.

This was provided to me by a brand for review but all opinions expressed are my own

About the Muse

Isabella MuseIsabella is just an average everyday geeky girl who doesn’t blend her eyeshadow correctly, wears too much blush, and hopes she never finds her holy grail products because she likes the thrill of the chase so much. Her mission is to bring you super honest reviews on makeup, skincare, fragrance and all things beauty. She’s in no way an expert on the topic and she sure as hell isn’t a super model. But she’s passionate about makeup and is seeking like-minded individuals that like pina coladas, getting caught in the rain, and ones that enjoy spending hundreds of dollars at Sephora without feeling buyer’s remorse. If you’re that person feel free to reach out and leave a comment or follow me on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, and Bloglovin‘.

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  • Anne

    Hi Muse!

    Thanks for the swatches! Beautiful palette, kind of reminds me of Naked 3. 🙂 What lippie are you wearing? It’s pretty!

    • Isabella Muse

      me too anne! thanks! it’s just mirror mirror lipgloss from Too Faced! 😀

      • Isabella Muse

        OH WAIT no it isn’t it’s black radiance illusions gloss in 3329

        • Anne

          Thanks! Haha I always forget what lippie I’m wearing too because I HAVE SO MANY. 🙂 And I wouldn’t have it any other way!

          • Isabella Muse

            LOL it’s horrible isn’t it?! 😀

  • Janis

    I ordered too! Love the looks of this more than the first. By the way…what’re you wearing on your lips in this pic? They look gorg!

    • Isabella Muse

      it’s actually just mirror mirror lipgloss in clear from too faced 😀 but thanks!

      • Isabella Muse

        OH WAIT no it isn’t it’s black radiance illusions gloss in 3329! I was viewing wrong pic 😀

  • Anna

    It would be awesome if you could do a post with comparison swatches to some of the Naked 3 shades if you find similar ones while the sale is going on! 🙂

  • Jennifer F

    I was contemplating purchasing this morning…now that I have seen your review and great swatches, I’m buying!!! Thanks for all the great work that you do here!

    • Isabella Muse

      yay 😀 hope you like it Jennifer come back let me know what you think! aw my pleasure always!

  • Nicole

    Thanks for the swatches, hon! I got the e-mail this morning and had my palette ordered in about five minutes. I’m a beginner so this affordable and well pigmented product is perfect for me. Can’t wait to swatch them myself! Wish I had Naked 3 to dupe it up =P Thanks again!

    • Isabella Muse

      antastic!!!! I agree it’s a perfect starter palette with a ton of gorgeous colors! Let me know what you think after you tried Nichole!

  • Christina D.

    You have worn me down with this one, Sista Muse. I caved and purchased this as well as the first Revealed palette. I had passed on Coastal Scents before because of the dreaded “Made in China” label printed on the back of their palettes. But after reading on their site that they are cruelty free and that they are based here in the U.S., I thought I’d give them a chance.
    (D’ya think “Made in China” refers to the plastic case? I’d feel a bit better if I knew the actual shadows weren’t made in China).

    And for sure your gorgeous swatches didn’t discourage me either!

    • Isabella Muse

      hehe it’s nice to have from you chica long time no speak! glad you caved…I’m really not sure chica but if you email them they are pretty on top of customer service and can probably give you better details of where the shadows are made. 😀 I hope you like the palette!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Lidia

    Hey thanks for the heads up. Just bought it and so happy with my purchase. Love your blog!!!

  • Ali

    I got the email about this earlier today and I didn’t even contemplate ordering it! I had to have it, plus I had $3.00 in rewards from Coastal Scents so I snagged it for $6.95. I love the Revealed Palette so this won’t disappoint!

  • MzByrd

    TY for doing this review.. Mine was ordered today and IM STOKD..

  • Sara

    I didn’t realize I had $3.00 in reward points too from just signing up for an account a while back. Score! I was on the fence, but since that almost cancels out shipping, I went for it. I’ve been coveting Naked 3 and this looks close enough to fill its shoes. I’ll have to tell my sister, since she also wanted Naked 3 and wears these kinds of colors almost exclusively (she’s a teacher and won’t do crazy shadow).

  • Nikki

    Is it just me or does this palette have similar shades compared to the Naked3 palette?

  • Ashley

    Thanks for the swatches!!! I got mine today (thanks to your review!) and compared it to the naked 3. If you don’t already have it, don’t bother. The revealed 2 is even better!

  • Ariana

    I was just wondering if this palette is permanent, if it isn’t, do you know how long it’ll be out for?

  • Tess

    I did it! I waited until the TG sale (literally the first 10 seconds) and paid $9.99 for it.

    Now I have to start taking some selfies…and I’m really not good at that. Anyway, what I can say so far is really just “wow”. This is an amazing palette.

    Loving it so far

  • Laurie

    Hi Muse,
    First comment and may I say how much I like your reviews. Very thorough and useful so thanks for doing so much work for us!
    Now, I’m like super late on this post, but I wasn’t so much until gold pinky shiny shadows until I very recently decided I needed some in my life.
    I fell in love with the colours and swathces of the UD Naked 3. But then I read all the reviews about the Revealed 2 and how it is a great dupe.
    Because of the price difference, I’m torn. Part of me wants to own a pretty UD, part of me thinks save money (I have developed luxury taste in makeup over the years…)
    Anyway, very long comment to come to one single question.
    So in your expert opinion, do you think the UD is worth the extra money?
    Again, thanks for your website and keep up the good work 🙂

    • Isabella Muse

      Hi Laurie. How are you? Thanks so much for reading my site. I think the Revealed Palettes are great budget alternatives if you’re super strapped for cash but personally they do not live up to the quality that you’d get with Urban Decay’s Palettes sadly. If you want the real deal with excellent quality UD is the way to go. Beauty.com is having 20% off https://www.musingsofamuse.com/2015/11/stuff-to-buy-during-the-beauty-com-20-off-friends-and-family-sale.html <---and Sephora's 20% starts tomorrow for Rouge Members https://www.musingsofamuse.com/2015/11/sephora-20-off-starts-soon-heres-the-coupon-code.html so that can save you some money when purchasing Urban Decay’s version. Don’t get me wrong there are shades that are dupe-able here but I just think you can’t compare the quality of Urban Decay’s Eyeshadow with that of Coastal Scents 🙂 kinda like comparing apples and oranges. Go with Coastal Scents if you can’t really splurge the cash on UD but if you do have the cash I’d recommend UD all the way!

      • Laurie

        Thanks for your fast reply! Can I be honest, that was the answer I wanted to justify buying UD!!
        Thanks for sending the links, unfortunately, I’m in Australia so doesn’t work 🙁

        • Isabella Muse

          Hi Laurie! 🙂 Glad I could help! Umm don’t quote me but Sephora ships internationally now. Now sure if that extends to Australia though! Check their site. Or maybe if you hang out on a makeup forum someone might be able to get it for you, ship it, and you can pay them via paypal. Would be cheaper than buying directly in Australia even after shipping as pricing on makeup on your side of the world is crazy!

          • Laurie

            Sephora US doesn’t ship to Aus because they’ve opened their online store in Australia recently. Also, I actually find that prices are becoming quite equivalent with the current exchange rate. The UD palette is retailed at the equivalent of around $58. But that’s without the 20%. Should ask around how much shipping would be see if it is worth it.
            Thanks for the advice though 🙂

          • Isabella Muse

            I didn’t know they opened an aussie portal, that’s awesome news! Don’t bother unless Sephora’s aussie portal offers free shipping as by the time you factor in shipping from the US to you even with 20% off you won’t be saving THAT much money sadly! So if you can get it at $58 shipped free, you’re better off doing that 😀