Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Coastal Scents Think Pink Palette - Review, Pics & Swatches


Today's post is by Maryam, an Indian, born, raised and now working as an analyst in Dubai. Maryam loves cats, has a degree in interior design, is an artist who loves painting on canvasses and her love for colors is the major reason behind the makeup addiction. She blogs about beauty, makeup, arts and craft at http://www.creative-scribble.com/. In this post, Maryam reviews Coastal Scents Think Pink Palette.


So, this month I could not decide which product to review as I have a ton of makeup and while surfing randomly on Facebook; I came across a page where they were encouraging makeup addicts to Go Pink this October to promote Breast Cancer Awareness. With the whole city being excited about the color pink, what could be more perfect than to review The Coastal Scents – Think Pink Palette?! So here I am, Going Pink for this cause.



This was my first Coastal Scent purchase and I had ordered it online via Laylam.ae. They are local merchants here in the UAE that offer branded makeup like Sleek, Coastal Scent and Sigma and also many baby products. I am totally satisfied buying from them as they are prompt in their delivery.

What the product claims?
The color that dominated your dollhouse can now become a staple in your makeup collection with the Think Pink Palette. Containing twelve highly pigmented shades that range from pastel pink, deep rose to matte black. This palette allows you to create endless girly or sultry pink looks. The shades included are a combination of matte and shimmery finish and can be applied dry or wet for a deeper, longer lasting effect. The eye shadow pots are held magnetically in the matte black palette imprinted with the Coastal Scents logo and palette name.

Ingredients:
Talc, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Mineral Oil, Magnesium Stearate, Methylparaben. May Contain : Mica and Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue, Manganese Violet, Chromium Oxide Green, FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake, FD&C Yellow No.5 Al Lake, FD&C Blue No.1 Al Lake.

Dimensions:
Palette: 5.75" x 4.28" x 0.5" (14.6cm x 10.9cm x 1.3cm)
Mirror: 5.44" x 4" (13.8cm x 10.2cm)
Eye Shadow Pot Diameter: 1" (2.5cm)

Net Weight: 15.6g / 0.48oz





My review on the Think Pink Palette:
The palette comes in a sleek, black, sturdy case with a full size mirror and all the Hot Pot™ fits snugly into their magnetic palette. Despite the 12 colors, it’s very compact to carry while you’re travelling. Its delivered carefully wrapped in a bubble wrap to ensure safe handling while couriering internationally, and a plastic sheet covering the color pots. As the product claims, the palette contains 12 super gorgeous highly pigmented eye shadows which includes pinks, silver and even matte black to let your creativity loose and create looks ranging from innocent-girl-next-door look to the bad girl look. The awesome thing about this palette is that the shades include a combination of matte and shimmery sheer metallic finish and if applied wet, it can give you a dramatic, intense and a long lasting effect.




All the shades are individual Hot Pot™ from the Coastal Scent brand and can be purchased separately if one wishes to. Each Hot Pot™ has its unique name and code mentioned on the flipside of the colors.

Here are the names of the Hot Pot™:

Hot Pot # S031 Baby Pink
Hot Pot # B001 Rosy Pink
Hot Pot # M008 Cinnabar Rose
Hot Pot # B002 Magenta Pink
Hot Pot # ME014 Light Pink
Hot Pot # ME020 Mauve Frost
Hot Pot # ME019 Pink Frost
Hot Pot # ME012 Coral Rose
Hot Pot # ME007 White Silver
Hot Pot # ME004 Light Plum
Hot Pot # ME018 Steel Grey
Hot Pot # M023 Gunmetal

Swatches:

From Left to Right:  M023 Gunmetal (Matte Finish), ME012 Coral Rose (Metallic Shimmer) , B002 Magenta Pink (Matte Finish), ME018 Steel Grey (Metallic Shimmer) , ME019 Pink Frost (Metallic Shimmer) and M008 Cinnabar Rose (Matte Finish)


From Left to Right: ME004 Light Plum (Metallic Shimmer), ME020 Mauve Frost (Metallic Shimmer), B001 Rosy Pink (Matte Finish), ME007 White Silver (Metallic Shimmer), ME014 Light Pink (Metallic Shimmer) and S031 Baby Pink (Matte Finish).


Summarizing the product with its Pros and Cons:

PROS:

  • Highly pigmented
  • 12 gorgeous colors in one palette
  • Includes mattes and shimmery shades
  • Long lasting even when applied without a wet applicator
  • Blends easily and smoothly
  • Does not crease
  • Compact and sleek design, making it easy to carry in your bag
  • Large sized mirror; perfect to carry around while travelling
  • All the colors complement each other
  • Variety of shades of pinks and silvers and black is just a cherry on the top in this palette
  • Value for money
  • Shipped worldwide
  • Prompt Delivery service from Laylam.ae or from the Coastal Scent official website here. (They are  having special price for the month of October for Breast Cancer Awareness, where a percentage of the proceeds will be donated to a cancer organisation)
  • Ingredients are mentioned on the outer box as well as on the back of the palette.
  • Since Coastal Scents have customized this palette with their wide range of shades, hues and finishes; the Hot Pot™ can be purchased individually as their unique name and code is mentioned on the flipside.
  • Colors like Baby Pink, Rosy Pink, Light Pink, Light Plum with Steel Grey and Gunmetal are perfect to create the sexy smoky look for everyday use. (I say with experience!) Not so bold, yet very chic and classy.
Cons:

-         Available online only

Final Verdict:

I highly recommend Coastal Scents Think Pink Palette to those who love to create looks with pinks and magenta’s. Though Coastal Scent products are available online only, it is not a major con as the value and the product is totally worth the purchase. If you order from their official website, they deliver it via FedEx which provides you with a tracking number, and this number helps you check where your product’s journey online. However, there are many local merchants online that sell these products such as Laylam, from where I order most of my Coastal Scent products. It is affordable and their delivery charge is not so high.

Rating:
5/5

The palette looks gorgeous Maryam and loved your review. Thanks for doing your bit for Breast Cancer Awareness. Wish you the very best for your blog and hope to see more of you at Pout Pretty :)

Have you tried this palette or any Coastal Scents product? Which is your favorite?





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