Beauty Review: Coastal Scents 88 Piece make-up palette

“Why would anyone need 88 eyeshadow colors?”

A sensible person would ask this.

I have long stopped calling myself “sensible” when it comes to this beauty obsession of mine. I can justify purchasing products that the average person would say, “Uh?” to. Including Coastal Scents’ 88 Piece Makeup Palette. Is it worth it? Is it possible to have a great results with such a cheap product? Let’s seeeee……

Coastal Scents 88 Piece Makeup Palette

Price: 5 out of 5 (only less than $25–that includes shipping!)
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Overall: 5 out of 5

What it claims: “Highly pigmented shades , all shadows can also be applied wet for a deeper longer lasting effect. The compact case makes it easy for storing and traveling. These are priced at wholesale to everyone!” (source)

The truth: This is probably the best beauty buy so far in ’09!

What I loved about it:
What’s not to love? I mean, look at how amazing the swatches are:

Beautiful on brown skin, highly pigmented and this palette contains a myriad of textures….not just mattes (ahem…BB).

I don’t even know where to start with where I will put what color where. Decisions, decisions…

Overall: Whether you are new to make-up, a make-up artist or just a regular gal who likes to have her options when it comes to shadows, this is it!! I don’t know what else needs to be said. This is truly a winner in terms of performance, quality and affordability. I am also highly impressed at how quickly this was sent to me. I got it in 2 days. Never mind that I live two hours from the location….the point is Coastal Scents gets an A+ from me in the shipping department.

I did a pretty hilarious video review on it.

Would I recommend it?
: Absolutely….

So what do you think? A must have? A pass? Already have it? Don’t need it? You can scoop this up HERE for only $21.95 aaaand, they ship internationally. Woot!!

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Lots of love,

  • Amina

    it is always sold out when i want to get it…

  • Tam Tam

    I love that palette. The only thing wrong? I am allergic to the ingredients they use in the reds, pinks, and purples! The eyeshadows are safe to use, I just more sensitive skin than most (at least on my eyelids).
    I have the 28 neutral palette and LOVE it. I ordered the 26 blush/eyeshadow combo palette and it should be here any day. Check those out too!

  • Dwana

    I have the 88 matte and the 88 shimmer. I ♥ them, especially on travel.
    I’ve heard raves about their brushes but I haven’t tried them, yet.

  • Little Artemis

    Now I have to get this! XD

  • Connie

    I have it and it’s my staple!

  • Sunshyne

    Oh man I’ve got to get one of these! I’m so jealy right about now..LOL. The colors are so pretty.

  • Sunshyne

    Very random ???…do you have a tattoo? If so, what is it? Sorry, I just noticed from the photo. I’m looking into getting one for my bday (if I’m not too chicken).

  • Askmewhats

    tee hee B, you are so cute! I love the “i can’t decide which shadows” lol…that looks pretty! I’ve read so many raves about the quality of the shadows :)

  • Eloquent Jen

    Hey B! Its Jen (Seminole Its crazy that you put this pallete up because I just received mines in the mail today! Im so excited, but i have no clue as to where to start.

  • A.

    I’ve noticed every beauty blogger rave about this. Which makes me want this even more. I wonder if they ship this to New Zealand?

  • Lakish

    Man, you just reminded me to a review on this palette! I just love it! :)

  • Princess Katrina

    I WANT IT I WANT IT! Where do you get it????!!!!

  • B

    Amina–> Run run! It's up now, love.

    Tam Tam–> It's not just you, sis. A lot of people are allergic to red shadows–hence why there aren't that many on the market. I definitely want to check out the blush palette!

    Dwana–> Ohhh, how do you like them? Their brushes are okay. Some are fantastic. Others are just like…???

    Little Art–> Yep, you pretty much have to. :)

    Connie–> Yep, I've seen it in your posts. Thanks for strolling through, Connie!!

    Sunshyne–> Get it! And yes, I have a wrist tattoo. And didn't hurt that much–but then again, I'm a rebel and looove tats and piercings.

    Nikki–> Thanks sis! And don't you have this? Seems like you would.

    Eloquent J–> LOL, I didn't either…that's why I've got that confused look. That wasn't for yall, that's REALLY how I felt about that palette when I First got it.

    A–> There's a reason, mama….and yeeeep, they will ship to New Zealand.

    Lakish–> It's great, uh?

    Princess–> Get it! Get it!! :)

  • Askmewhats

    sad to say LOL I don’t have it, I do have the 78pcs :) that’s the only palette I own from CS and I’m happy with it :)

  • Tigress or Tame?

    I have this palette and I absolutely adore it! I have a review of it on my blog, too. Coastal Scents is amazing. All of their products are just a great as the 88 palette! They are in stock now, so if you guys want one, get them now cause sometimes they are out of stock for 2 months! I can’t wait for the lip palette to come back in March =)

  • Fall04Ace

    Can I just say that since I’ve been accessing your site, I’ve been buying makeup! WHO WOULD HAVE THOUGHT?

    Thanks for the reviews – they are great and informative!

  • Stasha

    I would get it. Its a good price. for 88 palettes. Thanks B that may be my next buy. I am a newbie, so I will be practicing using these shawdows and I won’t have to buy individual shadows.

  • ExoticMommie

    great review hon, I was just stalking the coastal scent site the other day, looking at this palette. I literally just stared it thinking, should I get it, should I get should I get it. Now I will.

    Thanks again.

  • ShanSoPink

    I love that it has a mirror, I have the 120 palette from Beauties Factory and it doesn’t have a mirror :(

  • princessvalecia

    ive had the palette for about 3 months best purchase ever anytime mac has a new shade out and I want to get it I remind myself that I already have an arsenal of colors one that’s probably even a dupe of what I wanted to buy

  • Bella

    G.R.E.A.T. You tell us this and they are SOLD OUT. Mean, mean, mean.
    do tell – how much for the shipping? do they take Paypal? the website is not very friendly…..

  • Umm Amirah

    I saw this on YouTube..EnKore reviewed it. I’ve been stalking the 78 pallette and the neutral pallette. I just have no need for 88 eyeshadows. BUT I see they look GREAT GREAT GREAT on brown girls.

  • Urbangirl

    I’m glad you did a review on this pallet because I love it! I also have the neutral pallet and the Silica Powder which is the same exact thing as Makeup Forever’s HD Translucent Powder (except you get way more and its way less! ($4 to be exact)) I think this is must for brown girls and I’m an NW45 in MAC and 178 in MUF. The colors really are pigmented and has good staying powere as long as you use a good base.

  • Fashion’s Darling

    LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE Coastal Scents! lol. The blushes are amazing! Eyeshadow are friggin awesome (well you know that! lol) the only thing is if you don’t live in Florida (like me) shipping costs like $10…=(

  • jude

    i LOVE this palette! i got it last year, and it took me a few weeks to actually find it in stock on their website. once they had it in, i nabbed it ASAP – it was sold out again later that day. it has almost every color i want/need to match any outfit i can put together. and the colors are true and super pigmented.

    overall, one of the best beauty products i have ever purchased… EVER! 😀

  • Missy

    I’m so glad you’ve reviewed this! I was wondering how good the products were. You were spot on with the HIP products! Thanks!

  • Tashina

    Wow, that is a dirt cheap price for that many colors. Lots of variety, and they appear to show up on dark skin tones as well.

  • ♥ Kendall ♥

    Dang YOU!!! I made a promise to myself NO NEW PALETTES for a while. But I never defined how long awhile is supposed to be. Yay, for swatches on brown mocha skin!!!

  • Solace

    I bought the regular and ultra shimmer pallette because of your review. Got them today and I love, love, love it!

    I know very little about makeup but I can tell I'll learn a lot with these babies. Youtube – here I come!