Recently Coastal Scents came out with their Revealed 2 palette and as soon as I saw it I knew I had to get my hands on it. I headed over to the website and found that they had it on sale for only $9.95. 20 gorgeous eyeshadows for under $10, how can you say no to that? So I put it in my cart, checked out and waited (impatiently) for it to arrive. Youtubers and bloggers have been comparing this to the Naked 3 palette by Urban Decay, but I do not own that palette so I won’t be doing a comparison review. It seems like tons of companies are coming out with their own version of a neutral/naked palette so I thought I would finally try one out for myself and this one seemed like a good one to try!
The palette is made of cardboard and has a very slim and compact design. It also has a magnetic closure which keeps the lid from flapping all over the place. I am not a real fan of cardboard packaging as I find it isn’t as resilient, but for the price I can’t complain. When you open up the palette you are greeted by 20 gorgeous eyeshadows which are a mixture of matte and shimmer finishes. I have never really experimented much with pink toned eyeshadows, as most of these seem to be, so I was curious to see how I would get along with them. Luckily I am really enjoying them and find that they are much easier to pull off than I initially expected, especially since they are more neutral.
I am really impressed with the pigmentation of these shadows, however I did find that the lightest matte shades and the darkest purple shade with red glitter tended to be a bit chalky. Even though they were a bit powdery they weren’t necessarily hard to work with. The colour selection is quite nice but I do find some of the shades to be slightly similar when swatched as you will see. I have been reaching for this palette very regularly when doing my makeup in the morning but I do wish that there had of been a medium brown that could have been used for blending or as a transition colour. There is however a darker brown that when used with a light hand seems to work just fine. The size of the eyeshadow pans are also pretty good and I really feel like you are getting your moneys worth.
I have been loving creating different looks with this palette and can’t recommend it enough. If you’re interested in picking up the Revealed 2 for yourself you can check it out on the Coastal Scents website here. They also have a sale on the original Revealed Palette at the moment for only $11.95 which is an amazing deal! I may have to pick that one up as well!
What are your thoughts on the neutral palette craze? Love it or hate it?
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