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REVIEW: Coastal Scents Revealed Palette

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June 10, 2014

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.

REVIEW: Coastal Scents Revealed Palette

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.

REVIEW: Coastal Scents Revealed Palette

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.)

REVIEW: Coastal Scents Revealed Palette Swatches

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:

REVIEW: Coastal Scents Revealed Palette REVIEW: Coastal Scents Revealed Palette

So much for incorporating more color into my summer eye looks 😉

ALSO READ: Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette Review


44 Responses

  1. Tatum
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    What colors did you use for each of the eye looks?! I love it!

    • Ah it’s times like these where I wish the shades had names, but I think I used the third pink on the top from the left for the lid, and one of the dark browns for the crease in the first look. The second look was the last two colors on the bottom– the silver and black. Thanks so much for commenting!

  2. Jamie
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    Do you know how often these go on sale for less than $20?? I really want to buy all 3 revealed palettes, but don’t want to pay $20 each….

  3. Between 1 and 2 is hard, it depends on if you like wearing cooler tones (in which case, #1 would be for you) or warmer tones (where #2 would be for you). I use my #2 way more than the other two palettes 🙂 ALSO: #2 has much better pigmentation than #1.

  4. Valerie Bounds
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    I’d like to know which eye liner she used in the first pic

  5. Beth and Beauty
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    I have loved any cosmetics i have gotten from Coastal Scents!

  6. Betzy Carmona
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    I have all the naked palettes including the basics, and also own this one and really like it. Now I want the revealed 2

  7. Lovely! I own the Nakeds but I still want this!

  8. Angie
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    How do you like their new Revealed 2 palette? It looks pretty!

    • I think it looks really pretty, and I love the warm shades for fall. I’m waiting for it in the mail, so I’ll hopefully have a review up soon!

  9. Citizens of Beauty
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    Beautiful! Love your eye designs!

  10. Anastasia
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    I have a few sample quadrants from this palette, but I’m still not convinced that I need it. After all I already have several “neutral” palettes. It’s so tempting though!

  11. Sheila Arkee
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    Ok, you have me SOLD! To be honest, I’m not a fan of the UD palettes and feel somewhat ashamed to admit it!

  12. Melody Robinson Wright
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    I may have to add this to my list for when it starts to get cooler.

  13. The shade range looks really similar to the first two Naked palettes. Would love to see them swatched side-by-side.

  14. FabZilla_Kath
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    It’s a good everyday palette for the makeup noob

  15. marciaf
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    Your eyes look beautiful. I haven’t bought a Coastal Scent palette since they first became popular and I got no pigment out of them. But it looks like they’ve improved.

  16. PrimeBeauty
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    this palette looks great!!

  17. Justina
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    I’m loving the gorgeous looks you’ve created!

  18. Lisa Marie Heath
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    The colors look gorgeous!

  19. Kelly R
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    This is a gorgeous palette!

  20. Kimberly
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    I feel myself wanting to be unfaithful and get this. Hee heee! That AND the #2 that just came out.

  21. DailyBaileyB
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    The looks you created make this look SO tempting – gorgeous!

  22. loveforlacquer
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    coastal scents does not get enough love! I adore this palette!

  23. Phyrra
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    I have this palette and the revealed 2

  24. BTBAshley
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    If it’s mostly cool toned than it would be their version of Naked 2 (which was much cooler than Naked). The swatches look nice and I really liked the looks you created with Revealed 2. And you can still incorporate some color to the lower lash line in the form of liner or colorful shadows. =)

  25. beautybymissl
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    Looks like a great and affordable palette. Loving the looks you created!

  26. Erika
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    This looks okay for a nice palette on a budget but since I have Naked palettes all over the place, I think I can pass. 🙂

  27. Eugenia
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    I would definitely use these colors all the time!

  28. jbrobeck
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    I definitely would buy this if it was on sale for $10!

  29. Pink Sith
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    Very nice palette. Did you swatch with a primer on your arm? I only ask b/c the shadows don’t look as pigmented as they do on your eyes.

  30. Ange
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    How did I not know this existed? Grabbing it!

  31. Nidia Doherty
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    I love this palette, and look forward to getting the 2nd one, too. They’re not as buttery as the really expensive shadows, but they’re still really good quality – and having all those choices in one palette is great for traveling! Nude is a color! lol

    • Definitely, a lot better than some drugstore brands. I’d say that the satin shades are a tad softer than wet n wild shadows (which are my FAVE)

  32. Madison Blanding
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    Love this palette! I want them both! I basically refuse to get a Naked palette now, it’s not going to happen(:

  33. Shipra Taneja
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    Such a beautiful and versatile palette! The looks you created are gorgeous! <3

  34. Jessica W
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    I love the look on you, and this palette sounds amazing!

  35. Kim Porter
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    Pretty palette, and so is the look you created.

  36. Destany
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    What a nice palette! Neutrals are a shadow that never goes out of style.

  37. Brooke @ Blushing Noir
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    this is so gorgeous, I need it! I can never have enough neutrals!

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