Coastal Scents Revealed 3 Palette Tutorial

Ever since my last tutorial with the Cargo Getaway eyeshadow palette, I’ve been craving a good purple eye look. I found the Coastal Scents Revealed 3 palette in the very back of my collection and it’s full of purples and mauves! I have no idea when I last used this palette and I don’t really remember anything about the quality. Coastal Scents is an incredibly affordable brand, so I thought it’d be fun to test out this palette again and see how it compares to some of the other formulas I’ve been using more recently.
To my already primed eyelids, I went straight into the palette and applied the eighth shade on the bottom row to my crease area. This is a cool-toned matte tan shade that will provide the perfect backdrop for all the purples I’ll be using. When working with colors, it’s important to have something neutral like a brown or tan shade to keep it grounded.
Next I’m taking the first purple shade on the bottom row and packing that onto the outer ⅓ of my eye. This shade is very pigmented and although it blends easily, it’s better to start with a light hand and add more color as needed. I also gently blended the excess product that was left on the brush into the crease to enlarge my eye shape.
Then I took the second lighter toned purple shade from the bottom row and blended that right at the edge of where the darker purple stops in the crease. This is slightly bringing the color near the brow bone, which will make my lid space appear bigger. Once that color was applied, I brought in a separate, empty, loose-bristled blending brush to blur the edges for a more seamless finish.
The fourth shade in the bottom row is what I chose to use on the inner ⅔ of my lid. This is a shimmery light pink that, unfortunately, isn’t as bright and pigmented as I was hoping it would be. This is the only shade that I’ve used in this look that has a powdery texture. Fallout was a real problem with this one, so I packed it on with my finger first and then very gently blended it in the crease with a small shader brush.
To brighten the brow bone and inner corner, I took the first matte cream shade in the top row. This was a nicely pigmented shade that seemed to contrast enough with my skin tone to add more dimension and brighten those two areas.
Then I went back into the medium purple shade (first color in the bottom row) and lightly blended that along my lower lash line. This will prevent the look from becoming too top heavy. Depending on your preference and eye shape, you could make this as soft or as smokey as desired.
Moving onto eyeliner, I first applied an eggplant colored pencil halfway along both my upper and lower lashes. Then I took the second to last shade in the bottom row and packed that on top of the pencil with an angled liner brush. This two-step method will create a softer appearance that will last longer throughout the day.
Finishing up by curling the lashes and adding a few coats of mascara. A set of more natural-looking falsies would pair nicely with this eyeshadow combination, but I decided to keep it simple and just use my favorite Benefit Roller Lash mascara.
Here’s a close-up of the final look:
And a quick, more condensed guide for easy reference:
To finish the rest of the face, I used the Makeup Geek blush in the shade Puppy Love and the Estée Lauder lipstick in the shade Nude Scene. This lipstick color looks very dark, so I applied a lightweight lip balm underneath and just patted the lipstick over top. Combining it with the lip balm will also provide hydration to the lips and make it more comfortable to wear.
While this wasn’t my favorite palette ever, I am happy with the way everything came together. For the most part, the eyeshadow formula was pretty easy to work with. I just wish I had a lighter shimmer on the inner half of the lid for more contrast. If I weren’t only focusing on this palette, I’d definitely reach for something else in my collection to provide the brightness I’m looking for to add more dimension.

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XO ♥ Christina ♥

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