Tuesday, 26 November 2013

Coastal Scents 252 Ultimate Palette Part 1: Swatches & Review

Tray 1 Daylight























Since this week is flack Friday I thought would finally review this beast! I'm reviewing one tray at a time.  Retails for $24.95 for 126.0g / 4.44 oz of product.  Palette dimensions are 8.75" x 5.80" x 0.90" (22.23cm x 14.73cm x 2.29cm).  The pan diameter is 0.3" or 7.62 mm which are smaller then Yaby at 15.5mm for their eyeshadows.

The reason for me choosing to review this palette is in the past I've owned the 88 and 120 palettes but unlike those, this is a coastal scents custom palette with shadows that you can buy in full size if you use up a shade in this palette. ;) Each tray houses 84 shadow!  I've had this palette for close to a year now to really work with it. I spent a full day tacking photo of this over Christmas last year. lol

I will be swatching and review this tray starting from the top left corner to the bottom right corner on a diagonal from left to right upwards (60 degree angle) as that seems to the natural flow of the shades on this palette. 

You can read the review for the colours of the Tray 2 and Tray 3 in the links.









Box came ripped lol
Plastic box to house the 3 trays.
Coastal Scents 252 Ultimate Palette: tray 1 & 2 shown

Product:
These eyeshadow fall under 3 finish with Coastal Scents Matte, Satin, Shimmer. Mattes are solid flat or bordering a satin finish  (matte with a dewy texture) the finish of these range from buttery to dry and a few sheer ones over all.  The Satin finishes tend to be more pearl like in general the particles are super fine however but there are a few true satins in this category. There are also more semi-opaque shades in this category then the others.  Shimmer cover all the frost, shimmer, and metallic finishes for each of the shades. The particle are larger but i found all of these shade richly pigment and buttery.

Wear: 2 hours for the sheerest and 5-6 hours for most on there own.

Packaging: Solid black box with 3 trays that can be pull out with a ribbon and has a clear plastic sheet divider.

Tray1 Flash
Section swatches order from left to right on a 60 degree angle upwards. Tray 1.






















Rotate to see order.

Section 1
Flash swatches: Sea Foam, Minty Fizz, Mint Condition, Celery Ice, Mellow Yellow, Amazonian Ice,
Snow Pea, Honeysuckle, Fresh Pear, Appletini, Tropic Green, Limeade, Peridot, Spring Fever, & Limelight


Daylight swatches: Sea Foam, Minty Fizz, Mint Condition, Celery, Mellow Yellow, Amazonian Ice,
Snow Pea, Honeysuckle, Fresh Pear, Appletini, Tropic Green , Limeade, Peridot, Spring Fever, & Limelight

Sea Foam is a pale pastel mint green hue with a satin.
Finish : Satin
Application : Semi-Opaque but really build-able on a base

Minty Fizz Is a pales pastel turquoise with a frost finish.
Finish : Is labelled as Shimmer but this one is frost.
Application : Is labelled as Sheer but the colour payoff is really good on this on on it's own.

Mint Condition is a frosty pastel green teal with a pearl finish.
Finish : Is labelled as Satin but this one is pearl.
Application : Is labelled as Sheer but the colour payoff is really good on this on on it's own.

Celery Ice is light bright green that leans slightly yellow with a frost finish.
Finish : Is labelled as Shimmer but this one is frost.
Application : Semi-Opaque but really a Opaque shade.

Mellow Yellow is a vibrant chartreuse green with a matte finish.
Finish : Matte
Application : Sheer

Amazonian Ice A bright leaf green hue with an metallic finish and light yellow shimmer.
Finish : Shimmer that is metallic
Application : Opaque

Snow Pea is icey pale leaf green with a satin almost pearl finish.
Finish : Satin
Application : Sheer

Honeysuckle is pastel chartreuse with a satin finish.
Finish : Satin
Application : Sheer

Fresh Pear is a light yellow green with a satin finish.
Finish : Matte that is a satin.
Application : Sheer

Appletini is a muted light yellow leaf green hue with a matte finish.
Finish : Matte
Application : Sheer

Tropic Green is an bright green hue with a pearl finish.
Finish : is labelled as a Satin but more of a pearl finish
Application : Semi-Opaque but applies opaque

Limeade is a lime green with a of golden shimmer.
Finish : Shimmer that is a duochrome
Application : Semi-Opaque but applies opaque

Peridot A is a light grass jewel tone green with a shimmery finish and a subtle golden yellow sparkle.
Finish : Shimmer
Application : Semi-Opaque but applies opaque

Spring Fever is a light lime green with shimmer.
Finish : Shimmer but more of a frost.
Application : Sheer but applies Semi-Opaque

Limelight is a bright yellow undertone green with a pearl finish.
Finish : Shimmer but more of a pearl. Application : Semi-Opaque


Section 2
Daylight swatches: Laguna Green, Honey I Dew, Fluorescent, Python Green, Emerald Ice, Prehistoric Green, Grape Vine, Jewel Teal, Fresh Chive, Fairy Gold, Sage Sensation, Hoppin Jalapeno, & Forest Eve


Flash swatches: Laguna Green, Honey I Dew, Fluorescent, Python Green, Emerald Ice, Prehistoric Green, Grape Vine, Jewel Teal, Fresh Chive, Fairy Gold, Sage Sensation, Hoppin Jalapeno, & Forest Eve
Laguna Green is a tropical blue green hue with a shimmery finish.
Finish : Shimmer
Application : Semi-Opaque but applies opaque

Honey I Dew is pale green hue with that almost matte but with a pearl finish.
Finish : Shimmer that is a pearl finish
Application : Semi-Opaque

Fluorescent is a luminous yellow base green hue with a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin that is a pearl finish
Application : Semi-Opaque

Python Green is a vivid yellow-green with a matte finish.
Finish : Matte
Application : Sheer

Emerald Ice is a high shine emerald green shade with a shimmer almost metalic finish.
Finish : Shimmer
Application : Semi-Opaque

Prehistoric Green is a earthy forest matte green shade.
Finish : Matte
Application : Opaque

Grape Vine is a high shine golden-green shade with a shimmery finish.
Finish : Shimmer
Application : Opaque

Jewel Teal is a aslightly more blue based green thats' starting to lean teal with a frost finish.
Finish : Shimmer that is frosty
Application : Opaque

Fresh Chive is a rich blue based green with a matte finish.
Finish : Matte
Application : Opaque  

Fairy Gold is a bright shimmering golden yellow with an alsomost metallic finish.
Finish : Shimmer
Application : Opaque

Sage Sensation is light golden olive shade with a shimmery finish.
Finish : Shimmer
Application : Opaque

Hoppin Jalapeno is a dusty yellow green with a matte finish.
Finish : Matte
Application : Sheer but applies semi-opaque

Forest Eve is a burnished deep olive green hue with a shimmery finish.
Finish : Shimmer
Application : Opaque


Section 3
Daylight swatches: Pinehurst, Herbal Green, Slate Green, Golden Avocado, Olivewood, Balsam, Gypsy Night, Opal Black, Burnished, Dark Goldenrod, Bermuda Sand, Bungalow Gold, Brownstone, & Timeless Taupe 













Flash swatches: Pinehurst, Herbal Green, Slate Green, Golden Avocado, Olivewood, Balsam, Gypsy Night, Opal Black, Burnished, Dark Goldenrod, Bermuda Sand, Bungalow Gold, Brownstone, & Timeless Taupe 
Pinehurst is a deep forest green hue with a matte finish.
Finish : Matte
Application : Opaque

Herbal Green is a bright forest green hue with a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin that is a pearl finish
Application : Opaque

Slate Green is a rustic deep green hue with a frost finish.
Finish : Shimmer that is a frost
Application : Opaque

Golden Avocado is a  rich antiqued golden green with a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin that is a pearl finish
Application : Semi-Opaque

Olivewood is a khaki olive brown with a matte finish.
Finish : Matte
Application : Opaque

Balsam is a a bright golden-green with a pearl finish.
Finish : Shimmer that is a pearl finish
Application : Opaque

Gypsy Night is a warm tone gunmetal with a shimmery finish.
Finish : Satin
Application : Opaque

Opal Black is a rich charcoal black with shimmering sparks.
Finish : Shimmer
Application : Semi-Opaque but applies opaque

Burnished Brunette a burnished deep brown with a matte finish.
Finish : Matte
Application : Opaque

Dark Goldenrod is a rich golden hue with a bright shimmer finish.
Finish : Satin but more like a pearl
Application : Semi-Opaque but applies opaque

Bermuda Sand is a silky light brown-taupe with a satin finish.
Finish : Satin
Application : Semi-Opaque

Bungalow Gold is a light bronze hue with an metallic finish.
Finish : Shimmer but more like a metallic.
Application : Semi-Opaque

Brownstone is a neutral medium brown with a matte finish.
Finish: Matte
Application: Opaque

Timeless Taupe is a rustic brown  with a matte finish.
Finish : Matte
Application : Semi-Opaque


Section 4
Daylight swatches: Thunderous, Kodiak, Bazaar, Dark Golden Olive, Previous (ME01), Deep Cider, Golden Sienna, Ashen, Tanzanite, Rainstorm, Platinum Blue, Niagara, Cherry Moss, Gypsy Stone, & Wishy Washy












Flash swatches: Thunderous, Kodiak, Bazaar, Dark Golden Olive, Previous (ME01), Deep Cider, Golden Sienna, Ashen, Tanzanite, Rainstorm, Platinum Blue, Niagara, Cherry Moss, Gypsy Stone, & Wishy Washy
Thunderous is a deep gunmetal taupe hue with a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin but more like a pearl
Application : Semi-Opaque

Kodiak is a golden brown with a touch of green to the base and has a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin but more like a pearl
Application : Opaque

Bazaar is a frosty taupe.
Finish : Satin but more like a frost
Application : Opaque

Dark Golden Olive is a deep burned brown green with micro gold sparks.
Finish : Shimmer that is more like a frost
Application : Opaque
Previous Name : ME01

Deep Cider is a rich warm brown matte base with micro golden sparks.
Finish : Shimmer but more like a pearl
Application : Opaque

Golden Sienna is a metallic sienna with gold sparks.
Finish : Shimmer
Application : Semi-Opaque

Ashen is light grey-taupe  with a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin but more like a pearl
Application : Semi-Opaque

Tanzanite is a rich deep velvet blue with a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin but more like a pearl
Application : Opaque

Rainstorm is a deep midnight blue shade with a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin but more like a pearl
Application : Opaque

Platinum Blue is a deep metallic silver-blue hue with a metallic finish.
Finish : Satin but more like a metallic
Application : Opaque

Niagara is a like a acid was bluish-green with a frost finish.
Finish : Shimmer but more like a frost and almost duochrome.
Application : Opaque

Cherry Moss is a reddish brown with subtle light green iridescence.
Finish : Satin but more like a pearl and almost duochrome.
Application : Opaque

Gypsy Stone is a smokey titanium taupe with a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin but more like a pearl
Application : Opaque

Wishy Washy is a muted light grey with a satin finish.
Finish : Matte but more like a satin
Application : Semi-Opaque


Section 5
Daylight swatches: Indigo Dream, Capri Blue, Blue Zircon, Pacific Opal, Aluminum Taupe (ME02), Ash Grey, Arctic Breeze, Lakeshore, Caribbean, Calypso, Glacier Blue, Alpengeist, & Summer Rain
Flash swatches: Indigo Dream, Capri Blue, Blue Zircon, Pacific Opal, Aluminum Taupe (ME02), Ash Grey, Arctic Breeze, Lakeshore, Caribbean, Calypso, Glacier Blue, Alpengeist, & Summer Rain

Indigo Dream is an intense navy with micro silver sparks.
Finish : Shimmer but more like a satin
Application : Opaque

Capri Blue is a true blue shade with a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin but more like a pearl
Application : Semi-Opaque but applies opaque

Blue Zircon is a is bright blue with a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin but more like a pearl
Application : Semi-Opaque

Pacific Opal is a bright teal  with a pearl finish.
Finish : Shimmer but more like a pearl
Application : Semi-Opaque

Aluminum Taupe is a antique pearl with a shimmery finish.
Finish : Shimmer
Application : Semi-Opaque
Previous Name : ME02

Ash Grey is neutral medium grey with matte finish.
Finish : Matte
Application : Opaque but applies semi-opaque

Arctic Breeze is a sheer wash of light grey with a satiny finish.
Finish : Satin
Application : Sheer

Lakeshore is a mix of gold, green, and nautical blue.
Finish : Shimmer but is very much a duo chrome
Application : Semi-Opaque but applies opaque

Caribbean is a vivid blue shade with a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin but more like a pearl
Application : Semi-Opaque

Calypso is a lush blue shade with a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin but more like a pearl
Application : Semi-Opaque

Glacier Blue is icy pure blue with a frost finish.
Finish : Shimmer but more like a frost
Application : Semi-Opaque

Alpengeist is a frost platinum with a metallic-shimmer finish.
Finish : Shimmer but more like a metallic
Application : Opaque

Summer Rain is a frosty sheer bluish grey with a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin but more like a pearl
Application : Sheer


Section 6
Daylight swatches: Mazarine Blue, Mali Blue, Vibrant Blue, Persian Green, Coastal Cliff, Empress Teal, Island Breeze, Icicle Blue, Blue Hawaiian, Azure Frost, Sea Lily, Cyan Frost, Aqua Mist, Sky Blue, & Sea Spray

Flash swatches: Mazarine Blue, Mali Blue, Vibrant Blue, Persian Green, Coastal Cliff, Empress Teal, Island Breeze, Icicle Blue, Blue Hawaiian, Azure Frost, Sea Lily, Cyan Frost, Aqua Mist, Sky Blue, & Sea Spray

Mazarine Blue is a sueded nautical blue with a micro shimmery finish.
Finish : Shimmer but more like a pearl
Application : Semi-Opaque

Mali Blue is a pacific blue shade with a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin but more like a pearl
Application : Semi-Opaque

Vibrant Blue is a bright aqua blue with a matte almost satin finish.
Finish : Matte
Application : Opaque

Persian Green is a tropical turquoise shade with a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin but more like a pearl
Application : Opaque

Coastal Cliff is a dusty blue grey with a satin finish.
Finish : Satin
Application : Semi-Opaque

Empress Teal is a rich blue-green turquoise hue with a matte finish.
Finish : Matte
Application : Semi-Opaque
Island Breeze a metal foil turquoise/teal with a shimmery finish.
Finish : Shimmer but more like a metallic
Application : Semi-Opaque

Icicle Blue is a soft baby blue shade with a matte finish.
Finish : Matte
Application : Sheer

Blue Hawaiian a rich blue/green with a pearl finish.
Finish : Satin but more like a pearl finish with a subtle duochrome
Application : Opaque

Azure Frost An icy burst of blue with a shimmery finish.
Finish : Shimmer
Application : Opaque

Sea Lily is a wispy turquoise with a soft, matte finish.
Finish : Matte
Application : Sheer

Cyan Frost is an icy pastel blue shade with a shimmering finish.
Finish : Shimmer
Application : Semi-Opaque

Aqua Mist a gentle blue with a frost finish.
Finish : Shimmer but more like a frost
Application : Opaque

Sky Blue is a light turquoise blue with a sheer matte finish.
Finish : Matte
Application : Sheer

Sea Spray is a wash of pastel blue with a matte finish.
Finish : Matte
Application : Sheer  




Verdict:
Tray 1 is a really solid cross section of matte, satin, pearl, frost, shimmer and metallic from the green, khaki, taupe, and blue hues. The few of the sheer shade in this tray are appropriate for the colours them self but most can be built up on base for better colour payoff.


You can read the review for the colours of the Tray 2 and Tray 3 in the links.

1 comment:

  1. Amazing review thank you very much. I was looking for review with a little bit detail. You gave all details. Thank you really. You put up a good work obviously

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