Happy Monday everyone!!! It is still dark in Philadelphia! Oh! winter... the doc is already out for his hospital and Auripra is sleeping :) SO, I thought this is the perfect time to write my review on the nude palette from Coastal Scents that I received few days ago. It is the 26 Shadow Blush (21+5) combo Palette. To sum it up, I am loving this palette! It is a combination of shimmer and matte neutral colors for all types of skin tone including few gold, orange, peach and purple shades. Most of the Colors stay for quite long time if you are using a primer/base. Actually, I would recommend always use a primer. You do not need to use the best (aka expensive) primer in the market. FOI, I used my self made base/concealer to achieve those following looks. The colors are easy to blend. The dark eye colors are very pigmented; but the light ones are not that much. However, I should mention here, the blushes are not that impressive. I used the darkest one once; it is so much pigmented that I needed to redo my make up; if you want to use those blushes, use very lightly. The lighter blushes are quiet good though. It does not come with any highlighting shade (you have to use another palette to highlight areas) or applicator. I ordered it from Amazon.com for $19.73. You can also order from Coastal Scents' (click here) website. I totally refer this palette considering its price and pigmentation. Following are the swatches (for swatches I also used me-made base) and the few looks I have done with the palette.
|You could actually see which colors are matte and which are shimmer in this pic|
|Swatches of the 1st row|
|Swatches of the 2nd row|
|Swatches of the 3rd row|
|Swatches of 5 blushes ( my best pick is the first one from the left)|
The first look: the Classic
Second look: the Neutral
The third one: the Dramatic (Indian/Arabic eye make-up inspired)
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All The best.
All The best.