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REVIEW: Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette

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June 27, 2014

REVIEW: Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette

A few weeks ago, I reviewed the highly requested Revealed palette from Coastal Scents. Right around that time, the brand released the much anticipated sequel: Revealed 2. The first collection of 20 eyeshadows quickly became popular, not only for the low price point, but the close resemblance to shades from Urban Decay’s Naked 1 & 2 palettes. You can probably guess where the inspiration may have come from for Revealed 2 at first glance.

REVIEW: Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette

The general theme of Revealed 2 is warmer browns and pinks. The 20 new shades come in the same cardboard packaging with a magnetic closure. Again, I really wish there was a mirror on the inside, purely for travel purposes.

Overall, the pigmentation of the shadows has improved since the first Revealed palette. While the lighter shadows are still somewhat powdery, they do lay down more color. The improvement of the matte black shade is most noticeable between the two palettes; this one is so much smoother and richer.

REVIEW: Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Swatches

This time around, we see a better balance between matte and satin finishes (2 more mattes!), but with the addition of a few sparkle shades. While I appreciate the added variety, the glitter in the sparkle shadows is chunky and makes application patchy; they need a few layers to look smooth. Hopefully they will improve upon these as they did with the other shades, which are silky soft.

After browsing what seemed like hundreds of swatches, I’ve identified a dupe, or very similar shade, for each shadow in the Naked 3 palette to exist in Revealed 2. To be honest, I think the variety in Revealed 2 is better than Naked 3, with the presence of a couple taupes to relieve us from too many rosy colors. Check out my dupe map below:

REVIEW: Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette, Dupe for Naked 3 Palette

I can feel your burning question through my screen: so which palette do I like more? I’m surprising even myself when I say I’ve been gravitating to Revealed 2 more than the original. I wholeheartedly believe the addition of the two matte shades does a world of difference, opening up more look possibilities. Of course, if you don’t like rosy shades, or prefer cooler shadows in general, the original Revealed palette will be more up your alley.

The Revealed 2 palette is available for $19.95 on CoastalScents.com. You can sign up for price alerts to be notified when it goes on sale (which the original occasionally does, for half off).

Which of the two do you fancy more?

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28 Responses

  1. Ebony Clark
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    Thanks

  2. SG
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    Thanks for the review ! I have been trying to decide whether or not to buy this.. Now I am definitely going to order it ol ! I am really excited !
    Your blog is great ! <3 <3

    • Miranda | SlashedBeauty.com
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      I’m sure you will love it. It has become my most used palette ever since I got it! Thank you so much for stopping by and commenting! 🙂

  3. Monica
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    Thank you for doing this review! I got a sample in my Birchbox a month ago, and was torn on whether to or not to purchase, and finally did only because it was half off, and I figured, why not? Now I’m waiting for it to arrive and this review got me more excited for that. Great review of this!

    • I’m glad you enjoyed it, Monica! Yeah you’ll get this palette just in time for fall, it’s sooo perfect for nude eyes AND smokey eyes! Thank you for stopping by and commenting 🙂

  4. Betzy Carmona
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    I’ll deff place an order next time it comes back around for $9.99

  5. Justina
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    This looks super nice. I haven’t tried anything from Coastal Scents yet.

  6. Anastasia
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    I think I need both palettes now 🙂

  7. Honeygirlk
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    Oh no… I really really need this. I love my Revealed 1. 😀

  8. mynewestaddiction
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    very similar! thanks for the swatches

  9. Nidia Doherty
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    I have the original Revealed palette, and I reach for it more than Naked 1. I don’t have any of the other Naked Palettes, but I think I’ll be getting this one when it goes on sale! Coastal Scents brushes are made by Crown Brush, which is one of my fave brush companies, so I love when they have sets with the brushes, too.

  10. $53114368
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    Unlike most, I wasn’t thrilled with the Naked 3 palette but for $20 I sure would give Coastal Scents a try!

  11. For $20 it seems like you can’t go wrong.

  12. Phyrra
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    Great review! I have both of these palettes and I definitely like this one better.

  13. Brooke @ Blushing Noir
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    this palette is gawwwwwww-geousssss

  14. Destany
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    Looks like a nice palette!

  15. Lisa Marie Heath
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    This looks like a great palette!

  16. beautybymissl
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    I think I like Revealed palette more, because there´s more shades to choose from 🙂

  17. Melody Robinson Wright
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    I was never a fan of Naked 3.

  18. Sheila Arkee
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    Ooh, I’ve had my eyes on this palette. Will snatch it up soon!

  19. Mai
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    I don’t think I can pick between the two, both Revealed palettes look very awesome!

  20. Jessica W
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    This is awesome, and thanks for including the dupe shades! 🙂

  21. Amber
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    This palette looks better than Naked 3!! I have it and never use it. I’d much rather have this Costal Scents version, with more options!!

  22. Wake Up for Makeup
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    Great review! I personally have never tried Coastal Scents but it seems there are a lot of fans out there so worth a try!

  23. Madison Blanding
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    Definitely not getting any naked palettes, I’m just going to buy both Revealed palettes! Best dupes yet and both of them cost less than one naked palette alone. Uh, YES! <3

  24. Carleen
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    I might have to pick this one up. I’m not huge on pinks, but I am on purples.

  25. Allison @neversaydiebeauty
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    I passed on Naked3 and I was checking out a dupe on a British site. This one from Coastal may just do the trick!

  26. Alice
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    I love mine! And that’s coming from someone who was scared for rosy and pinks for a long time. I wasn’t sold on the idea that they would look good on me! The matte shades make all the difference.

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