Coastal Scents Revealed Smoky Palette Tutorial

Coastal Scents used to be a really popular brand in the beauty community years ago. They were known for their insanely affordable large eyeshadow palettes and makeup brushes. Once other competitive brands like Morphe and ColourPop came onto the market, Coastal Scents has since been forgotten about. I can’t even remember the last time I used any of their products! But when looking through my collection recently, I rediscovered this Revealed Smoky palette. After realizing I remembered almost nothing about it, I knew a challenge tutorial needed to happen!
By “challenge tutorial,” I mean I’m challenging myself to create an entire look from start to finish using just this one palette. If a palette can do that, it’s automatic bonus points! Obviously there’s no primer in the palette, so I brought in my favorite Milani eyeshadow primer. This one is matte and holds onto eyeshadow beautifully. It’s great for everyday, but also the perfect control to test new shadows.
Going straight into the palette, I’m looking for a transition shade to use in the crease. I tried using the seventh shade in the top row (unfortunately there are no shade names), but that had some hidden shimmer in it. I switched to applying the second shade in the top row instead. It was a little lighter than what I was looking for, I was just happy it was matte!
Now I’m taking the fourth shade in the top row and packing that onto the outer third of my eye, blending the excess into the crease. This shade did have a little bit of glitter to it, but it turns out there’s not as many matte options in this palette as I remembered. Once I got enough of that shade applied, I went in with a separate, empty, loose-bristled blending brush to soften the edges.
I wanted to deepen the look a little bit, so I took the sixth shade in the top row and smudged that along my upper lash line. This will help create a more smokey effect and allow a better gradient of shades over the eye. I did find that this shadow had a lot of fallout! I decided to use that to my advantage and just blended the little bit of fallout under the lower lashes as well.
Moving into the second shade in the bottom row of the palette, I applied that over the untouched area of my upper lid. I packed this shade on with my finger to get the most intense pigmentation possible.
That shade wasn’t brightening the eyes as much as I was looking for, so I decided to add in a little bit of the shimmery pink shade right next to it. Again, I used my finger to pack this right on the inner part of my lid and used a small shader brush to blend it into the crease. This did add the brightness I was looking for and I actually really enjoyed the slight pop of pink!
Now it’s time to brighten the rest of the eye area. To do that, I’m taking the first shade in the top row and applying that underneath my brow bone and right at the very inner corner of my eye. This is one of the few matte shades in the palette, which I really appreciated because I love the way it contrasts with the shimmer shades on the rest of the lid.
At this point, I felt like there needed to be just a little bit more dimension in the crease area before moving onto eyeliner. I decided to go back into that second shade in the top row and blend that right at the edge of the other shades on the outer part of my crease. It added just the slightest amount of depth that made all the difference. Never underestimate the power of these simple additions!
For eyeliner, you could definitely use one of the purples or the darkest brown, but I decided to go with the last black shade in the palette. I applied it as close as I could along both my upper and lower lash lines. If you needed this look to last all day, just add a black eyeliner pencil underneath to act as a base.
Finishing up with three coats of my favorite Benefit Roller Lash mascara and we’re done! If you want to take it one step further, you could add on a pair of falsies to really enhance the dramatic smokey eye we’ve created.
Here’s a close up of the final look:
And a quick, more condensed guide for easy reference:
Since we went for a more classic smokey eye, I decided to pair it with a classic red lip. My favorite red lip products are the NYX Matte Lipstick in the shade Perfect Red topped with the NYX Butter Gloss in Cherry Pie. This creates the perfect true red lip that is super comfortable to wear!
Although I’m really happy with the way this look turned out, I’m not so sure I’ll be using this palette very often. It did have a lot of fallout and I wasn’t very impressed with the minimal matte shade options. I know I have other palettes in my collection, like the Pretty Vulgar Nightingale palette, that can provide an almost identical look with much better quality shadows.

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XO ♥ Christina ♥

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