At the end of last summer, Coastal Scents released the Revealed palette, which caused a buzz with its 20 neutral shades for a mere $20, since many of these shades closely resembled those found in previous Naked palettes from Urban Decay. When I published my dupe diagram following the release, the picture went viral on Pinterest.
Well, I finally got my hands on this palette, and what a fitting time, as Coastal Scents just revealed the Revealed 2 palette last week. But let’s focus on the original for now.
The Revealed palette is a prime example of why I haven’t willed myself to actually purchase any of the Naked palettes. While other bloggers have found suitable dupes of the shades from different brands among affordable singles, quads and palettes, this product takes the cake with the similarity, variety and price point.
The 20 shades are a mix of matte and satin finishes. I would classify the majority of them as cool toned, which do well to compliment my brown eyes. (Note: From what I’ve seen, the Revealed 2 palette houses more warmer tones, if that’s what you’re looking for.)
The quality of the shadows ranges between the finish, though collectively perform quite well. The matte shades can sometimes be a bit powdery (moreso with the lightest colors), but the satin shades are incredibly soft and pigmented. With a primer, the shadows will stay vibrant and visible all day.
The palette’s packaging is very thin which I have found really convenient for traveling. Even though it’s made of cardboard with a magnetic closure, it has held up well through two of my trips already this Summer. The only thing I think it’s physically missing is a mirror. That would have made it perfect.
Overall, whether you get it full price for $20 or during one of the usual sales for $10, the Revealed palette is perfect if you’ve wanted something comparable to the Naked palettes, but don’t want to shell out fifty dollars. I’ve been using it non-stop the past few weeks, and have created a multitude of different eye looks. Here are a couple of my favorites:
So much for incorporating more color into my summer eye looks 😉