Sunday, August 25, 2013

Ebay Versions Of Coastal Scent Blush Palettes

OK, so I have ALMOST purchased palettes from BH Cosmetics or Coastal Scents more times than I can count. They always have different promotions on their already dirt cheap palettes and I have almost pulled the trigger a thousand times. But when you are buying a bunch of dirt cheap palettes and shipping is astronomical, it kind of kills it. And being NOT in the United States, shipping always SUCKS!

But the 88 palettes almost have a legendary status on YouTube, and I was curious. Also, KNOWING that the BH Cosmetics and Coastal Scents palettes are identical with different logos on the packaging made me a little more trusting in everyone that the palettes on ebay with NO logos on it were also identical. So off I went on a little shopping spree.

Above are the two blush palettes I purchased. I will go through them all and link the sellers as well. The first one is below.

Here is the top row. These 5 might have been the worst of the lot. 1 and 2 are acceptable. Shade 4 is ok, but shades 5 and 3 were not. They were so soft but far too powdery. The  color pay off was not great and you can see the build up from trying to build up the colour.

And shade three just crumbled as swatching it.

The bottom row was much better yet still not great.

Pretty much all of these shades had decent payoff though they dont wear that well and are very finnicky to blend out!

This above palette was purchased from the ebay seller wing-lijun (3965 Red star icon for feedback score in between 1,000 to 4,999) and the link to the palette can be found HERE (it is blush palette #2). It was $12.99 including shipping and got to me in about 15 days.

This second palette was by far the better of the two. Shades 4 and 5 are very subtle but nice. The only problem shades were 8 which had lousy payoff and shade 10 which like some of the shades in the last palette was just too soft and a PITA to work with.

This palette was also MUCH cheaper! It was only $6.39 and that INCLUDES shipping!!!!!!!!! I KNOW!!!!! I would definitely buy this one again and for someone like me who tends to gravitate towards the same shades EVERY TIME, its nice to have some options now in my stash! The seller of this one is priceneer (59202 Purple Shooting star icon for feedback score in between 50,000 to 99,999) and the link to purchase it is right here. Again, it arrived about two weeks after purchase. Faster than it said it would be here!

Overall, they are ok blushes. Really not great but a good starting point to play around with colour and learn what you do and don't like.



Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...
09 10