#Realtalk: I’m riding on a huge Urban Decay Naked high right now, primarily due to Naked3, which finally went on sale online (FINALLY) today, and it’s already sold out. HOLY WOW!
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Needless to say, if it’s Naked, I’m on it!
Wait — that sounded a little dirtier that I thought it would.
Anywho! My reignited fire for all things Naked is why I’m extra stoked about
RyGos’ abs the new Revealed Palette by Coastal Scents.
I didn’t know much about the brand before this week, only what I’d heard on YouTube. It seemed like for a hot second there, the Coastal Scents 88 Palette (with, like, every color imaginable) was hella trendy.
I recently started testing a few things from the line, and uh, yeah, so far, I’m not seeing any shortages of pigment. None of the products are too expensive, either, and the aren’t tested on animals.
Open the cardboard packaging (it has a magnetic closure), and Revealed reveals two rows of 10 eyeshadows, for 20 total, all of them neutrals, with 16 shimmers and four mattes.
Color-wise, it’s like getting Naked and Naked2 in a single palette, and something tells me Coastal Scents borrowed heavily from both UD palettes, because many of the shades are similar.
I think it’s a valiant effort, but not an exact dupe, as UD’s shadows seem to lay down a little more pigment. Plus, their shimmers are shinier, and overall, I think they just blend a tad better (at least for me).
Of course, there is a big price difference…
Naked dupe or not, I really like these Coastal Scents eyeshadows. When I run my finger across the pans, the powders feel creamy and bunny-tail soft — there’s no grit. They don’t appear heavy on my lids, don’t draw attention to my fine lines, and I don’t sprain my wrist blending them out, either.
If you decide to work with this palette, consider doing your eyes first, as I do experience some fallout with the shimmers (but not so much with the mattes). And I’m taking FALL-OUT. Like WHOA! To deal with it, I usually end up doing my eyes first, cleaning up whatever falls on my cheeks, and then finishing the rest of my makeup.
I guess I’d be more concerned about it if I didn’t do the exact same thing with UD’s palettes, as I get a good amount of fallout from their shadows, too. On balance, it’s no big whoop.
Ya know, I like this palette, even if it doesn’t break new ground. It’s a viable option to getting Naked and Naked2, and it doesn’t cost an arm and a leg.
AVAILABILITY: Available now online at coastalscents.com
MAKEUP AND BEAUTY BLOG RATING: A
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,