Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Coastal Scents 88 Original Eyeshadow Palette Swatches

Alrighty folks!  I decided to go ahead and swatch all 88 shades from the Coastal Scents palette so that you can get a feel for the color payoff.  I applied them to my inner arm over tinted moisturizer.  Take note that colors may look different on my skin than on yours because I have a medium-tan complexion with very yellow undertones.

I swatched them by row, from left to right.  For your convenience, I have numbered the palette images to correspond to the swatch images.  Here you go: 

So there you go!  All 88 shades. :D  Sorry about the last blurry swatch image.  For some reason, my camera REFUSED to focus at the end.  Very frustrating, but hopefully you get the picture.  So far, my opinion on this palette is that I LOVE IT!  I'd say that about 90% of the shades are pigmented to my satisfaction.  Some of the swatches didn't show so well, I noticed, because the colors matched very closely to the shade of my skin.  No big deal.  Those would make great base shadows for me.  Also, a few of the colors are so similar you can hardly tell them apart.  Still, I'm loving it because the most important thing is that there are a lot of matte colors for me to work with.  Mattes are my first choice as far as cosmetics because they're very photo/flash friendly.

Here is the first look I did using this palette:

I love how pigmented and blendable the colors are.  I absolutely ADORE the smooth, flawless look I get from using matte colors.  These are the shades I used from the palette to achieve this look:

Here is the overall look:

Additional makeup details:

1. CoverGirl CG Smoothers Aqua Tinted Moisturizer in Light to Medium
2. ELF Studio Complete Coverage Concealer Palette in Light
3. ELF Studio Translucent Matifying Powder

1. ELF Studio Eyebrow Kit in Medium

1. Urban Decay Primer Potion in Eden
2. Coastal Scents 88 Original Eyeshadow Palette
3. Prestige Eyeliner Pencil in Dark Brown
4. Daiso Daily False Eyelash Style "A"

1. ELF Studio Bronzer in Golden

1. ELF Studio Lip Lock Pencil
2. Smashbox Lip Liner in Smashing Muse
3. ELF Essential Hypershine Gloss in Honey

Well, that was fun!  I can't wait to try out more looks with this palette! :D


  1. Great post, and you look stunning!

  2. aah this is exactly what i looking for, the swatch! :D

    Thanks for your review :D


    1. Aw, I'm glad that I was helpful, thanks for reading! :D