I purchased this same palette from Sedona Lace, not Coastal Scents, and absolutely love it! I have read many reviews on this product, here and elsewhere, stating that the shades are chalky, which has never been my experience. The deeper contour shade is definitely going to be too dark for the extremely fair-complected, but it is absolutely perfect on my skin, (NW20.) Plus, I really think that the first shade on the bottom left is meant as a contour shade for fairer skin tones. Both of the blush shades have a great amount of pigmentation and actually last through my entire 10 hour work day. The more golden colored highlight shade is also gorgeous on my skin and gives a really great, lit-from-within sort of look! I recommend this palette! It is one of my favorites!
I bought this after disastrous results with Ben Nye Banana Powder. I am black with a medium tan complexion. I had watched many YouTube videos with other black women use Banana Powder to set highlight concealer and it looked fab. I just couldn't get it to work for me. It was entirely toooooo yellow!!! So I went on a new hunt to find something to set my highlight/concealer. I couldn't really find what I wanted and decided to purchase Coastal Scents out of sheer desperation! Fabulous!!! I bought it specifically for the top middle row color and was quite concerned that it wouldn't work with my skin color. This stuff is perfect for setting my highlighting/concealer. It not too yellow, not too pale. I like the blushes a good too. The bronzer is too dark right now but should be perfect for the summer when I tan. My foundation routine is now complete and perfect due to this purchase!!!
I got this on ebay for 6 bucks, and it is definitely one of the best things you can buy as far as skin makeup goes. It is AMAZING, and I use it every day. use it to contour cheekbones, and then under my chin for definition, and the white really gives that dimension to your face, and you can actually notice the difference. must buy!
I bought this for contouring and highlighting and I think its one of the best purchases I have made to date. I use this everyday (the dark brown and white color). I see the difference in my makeup and the structure of my face. Everyone can use this palette!!! If you are new at contouring and dont know what color to buy.... BUY THIS!!!
Almost a 5
:) I don't use this everyday.. but it is a great thing to have when traveling :) I love all the shades in this, especially the blush.... as for the dark brown (for contouring), it can sometimes be a bit too dark (so you gotta have a light hand for it).... but it doesn't really matter for you can lighten it with the lighter shades if you apply to much on :) Any who, I think this palette is worth it and good to have :)
Awesome starter palette.
This contour/blush palette is an awesome way for makeup artists to begin building their kits or just to have when starting off so you can experiment and really practice with shaping the face. I did find that some of the colors in this palette got a bit dusty but it wasn't a huge turn-off for me. The product delivered beautifully once i got the hang of it. Due to the dusty powder, I just dabbed my brush with a much lighter hand and found that the product was so nicely pigmented that a slight touch of my brush provided a nice amount of color! I'd say it's probably not the best product ever for everybody but it DOES deliver beautifully and for the price, you can't go wrong! :)