I knooooow you see it *in my Yung Joc voice*
Click here to see the Coastal Scents products I’ve used in FOTDs
In case you’re wondering what I love most… The BLUSH TOO palette & HOT POTS (customizable eyeshadow palettes) are the bees knees!
If you have a broken makeup containers, CS sells cosmetic jars in an array of sizes (with or without a sifter). They also sell empty 26mm pans in case you decide to get creative & press your own eyeshadow. And of course they sell empty palettes that are magnetized to receive 1, 4, 12 or 28 Hot Pots (or another 26mm pan).
One of my good friends owns the CS 88 palette & her face is always beat. *coughs* Brittany, the glams & I are gonna need a product review in the near future – Please & thanks!
CS recently reformulated their eyeshadow primer. I haven’t tried it yet, but it has gotten some pretty good customer reviews. If you’re looking for an inexpensive primer, it may be the way to go.
CS has an incredible array of cosmetic brushes as well. I own several & I bought my bestie this outrageous CS gift set for her birthday. It included 32 piece brush set w/ a leatherette case, the blush too palette, concealer palette & the 88 eyeshadow palette. *coughs* Nikki we might need a product review from you as well. 😉
And if you’re looking to buy ingrdients for some natural recipes, they also sell stuff like cocoa butter, shea oil, african black soap. Years ago I purchased some of their fragrance oils to customize the scents of some different lotions & potions.
The only stinker I got from CS was their gel liners, which I mentioned in my Dec 2011 & Jan 2012 Beauty Acquisitions video. I don’t know whether or not I received a bad batch, but ALL of my gel liner was dried out, so I never got to use it. I didn’t get to return it because of their 30 day return policy; too much time had elapsed between Black Friday & when I opened my gifts. 😦
DISCLAIMER: I am not being paid to promote Coastal Scents products. I am simply a huge fan of their product line. The overall quality & affordability of their merchandise, the speediness of their shipments & the frequency of their sales have earned my loyalty. Period.
Price: 3 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Efficacy: 5 out of 5
Overall rating: 5 stars
I am GEEKED about this eyeshadow! Frigid, by Urban Decay, was part of my birthday stuff from Sephora. I would describe this shadow as a deep, royal purple with a slight metallic sheen. Because it’s a blue-toned purple, it can appear purple OR navy, depending on what other colors you pair it with. I reduced some points for price because I feel that $18 is a lot to spend on ONE e/s. However, I gave the packaging 5 stars because it has its own mirror inside & it features Urban Decay’s signature graffiti. I’ve heard a few people complain that the package is hard to open, but I consider that a bonus. After all, I don’t want to damage or spill any of my $18 e/s, LOL! In terms of efficacy, Frigid gets 5 stars because the color is very pigmented, yet blend-able & long-lasting. I recommend this e/s to you for the following reasons:
- You cannot find this shade of purple @ your local drugstore. Trust me, I’ve looked! 😉
- It might cost a grip, but it’s very pigmented, so you don’t have to use much to make a statement. Which means it will last you a really long time.
- I’ve said it a million times, but I’ll say it again: Purple looks good on everyone, regardless of your eye color.
- (Although this was a gift) I would definitely buy it again.
BASE: NYX Jumbo pencil in Milk
SHADOW: Coastal Scents sells raw ingredients, which enables you to make your own cosmetic products at home. Having said that, Sham’s Purple Punch (SPP for short) is a blend of Metallic Pixie Purple mica powder, Amethyst mica powder & Manganese Violet pigment. I covered the inner third of my lower lid in SPP c/o Coastal Scents. I blended that into Frigid by Urban Decay, which I applied to my outer v. Next I used matte peach e/s from the Wet N Wild Greed palette on my brow bone & matte pastel pink on my tearducts.
OTHER DETAILS… I used Wet N Wild Arch Envy eyebrow duo in brunette & CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Then I used Maybelline Falsies mascara in blackest black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline & waterline using Ruby Kisses HD gel liner in Teal Shimmer. I also used Black Radiance Complexion Perfection Undereye Concealer (in CA8010 for light to medium complexions).
CHEEKS:I used Ulta single e/s in “Sparks” on the hollows of my cheeks & Black Radiance sheer finish blush in Soft Honey on the apples.
LIPS: E.O.S. lip balm + Maybelline Shiny-Licious lip gloss in Peach Sortbet
FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)
This look is very similar to the Starry Eyed Girl FOTD. I was really disappointed by Vicky’s Secret e/s I used in that look, so I wanted to try it again using different products. Besides, I needed to use my NEW Wet N Wild Pride palette (from the September Beauty Acquisitions video). I plan to do a few looks with it before I give a formal product review. So far it’s good, but I’m not surprised; WNW Cosmetics really stepped their game up with the Color Icon collection. I hope y’all are in the mood for some blues & greens… LEGGO!
PRIMER: NYX HD e/s base
BASE: Grayish-blue cream shadow (via Claire’s 24 palette) & NYX Jumbo pencil in Yellow on my tearducts
SHADOW: I covered my lower eyelid & crease (excluding my tearducts) in shimmery navy blue e/s from the Wet N Wild Pride palette. I used Canary Yellow mica powder by Coastal Scents to brighten my tearducts & cerulean blue (satin finish) e/s from the Black Radiance Retro Chic palette to brighten the center of my eyelids. Then I applied matte camel e/s to my brow bone (WNW Vanity palette) & matte black from the WNW Greed palette to darken my outer v.
OTHER DETAILS… I used CoverGirl single e/s in Smolder to define my eyebrows. Maybelline Volume Express “Falsies” Mascara in Blackest Black on my eyelashes. I defined my upper lashline with Wet n Wild cream eyeliner in black & my waterline with Ruby Kisses HD gel liner in teal.
CHEEKS: I used Ulta single e/s in “Sparks” on the hollows of my cheeks & CoverGirl e/s in Meltdown Mauve on the apples of my cheeks.
LIPS: Wet N Wild Mega Last Lip color in Sand Storm (913C) + Maybelline Shiny-Licious Lip Gloss in Peach Sorbet
FACE: Estee Lauder pressed powder in Deep (05)
Stay tuned for a video tutorial of this look…