Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Product Review: Coastal Scents: Winterberry Palette , Pictures, Wearability, and Swatches

Coastal Scents is an American company based out of Aston, PA. In my opinion, Coastal Scents produces the highest quality products, at affordable and reasonable price. According to the "About Us" page of their website, "Coastal Scents does not test products on animals and only support suppliers that do the same. All the products Coastal Scents carries are produced cruelty free and no animals are harmed. Even though some companies still test on animals, Coastal Scents believes that it is unnecessary and unethical." This speaks to  the company's business ethics, and best practices, which extends to their customer service and customer care methods. With all that being said, I purchased the Winterberry Palette directly from the Coastal Scents website. The Palette is pictured below.
I decided while applying the shadows, that I would go for a very purpl-ish, yet subtle (as subtle as you can be with purple eyeshadows). I began applying my eyeshadow at 6:30 am. I took "Thulian Pink," in the crease with a very light hand and then decided to go in a tad heavier. Next, I darkened the crease with "Amethyst" and then brought the shadow to the outer v. For the lid, I wet my brush (Fix Plus) and packed the lid with "Lavender". The end result is below.

 I wore the shadows throughout the day and shortly after I applied my makeup, I went for a 2 mile walk (I know, backwards). Here is a picture of the shadows around 1:30pm, approximately 6 hours wear time.

I spent a lot of time the day I "tested" the eyeshadows, running errands in my car, outdoors helping my mother in her garden, and eating barbecue outside on a bench. I am saying this because I was extremely busy that day and the wearability of the shadows was mind-blowing. I was more than pleased at how well the shadow held up against my schedule and my times outdoors. Below are pictures at 6:00 pm, approximately 11 hours later.

1) I paid 12.95 for the palette and it held up better than most of my higher-end palette
2) Very pigmented, go in with a light hand (but on the plus side, little to no fall out.
3) Can use with Fix Plus to intensify the color
4) Blendable, but you must take your time.
5) Excellent price point

Grade: A
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