December 10, 2015

Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette Review & Swatches

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

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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?

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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!

Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky

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.

Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette

Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Eyeshadow Palette

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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.

Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette Swatches

Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette Swatches

Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette Swatches

Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette Swatches

Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette Swatches

Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette Swatches

Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette Swatches

Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette Swatches

Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette Swatches

Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette Swatches

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.

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Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette fotd

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?

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

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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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  • Christina D.

    I love me some smokey shadows and I will be purchasing. And as you point out, it’s only logical because I have the other three CS palettes.

    • Isabella Muse

      haha I like our logical, “welp! I have the other three might as well get this one too!” haha! I think you’ll like this one Christina. It’s an improvement since 2 and 3 in my opinion. Less fall out, less frost, very creamy shades! I loved all the taupes 😀

  • Andrew

    Wow, those look really promising! The look you did is amazing on you, it makes your eyes look so deep and pretty. By the way, your top looks so cute! Do you remember where you got it? It looks like it’s right up my sister’s alley and even though I’ve already gotten her Christmas present her birthday is in the beginning of February so it’s never too early to be planning haha.

    • Isabella Muse

      Aw thank you Andrew! 🙂 Oh it’s old 🙁 I got a few year’s ago at Last Call! I’m sorry 🙁 Ha! I hear ya! My sis is August and I’m always thinking ahead because she is tough to buy for!!!!!

  • Rachel R.

    I skipped the Urban Decay Naked Smoky (and Naked 1 and 2), because I didn’t want to spend that kind of money for mid-tone brown shades that might turn muddy on my fair skin. I prefer more color variety for smoky eyes, too, like purples and greens.

    However, I’d probably pick this one up when it goes on sale cheap, which Coastal Scents does pretty frequently. I like the lighter colors, and those blue-grays are really beautiful. If the browns turn muddy, it wouldn’t be a big deal for $9.99. The original Revealed was pretty muddy on me, so I de-potted it and don’t use those shades together. I use them with other, lighter nudes/browns in my collection. Revealed 2 & 3 worked out great for me.