Sunday, January 17, 2010

[Review] 78 Color Coastal Scents Palette + “unboxing” my Supersale lootbag

unboxing-the-supersale-bagThere’s no such thing as unboxing a lootbag cause the bag is not a box lol but for the sake of proceeding, I shall make it as such! I delayed my gratification last night  because I want to touch the bag when I am fully rested and not tired. So I opened it this morning. I also tried out the things that I bought such as the palettes and brushes. In the latter part of this entry, I tried to make a semi-baked eye tutorial. Semi cause its not a full blown tut. Please remember that I am not a pro even though the girl in the Supersale asked me if I am a make up artist hahaha. I told her “I am a so called make up artist” LOL funny. Come join me as I “unbox” my lootbag :)



DSC04814 It’s not that much lol sorry for disappointing you, my shopaholic reader. :) Let us open it one by one.


The zebra bag is the 16 pcs brush set, the covered one in white is the 78 Coastal Scents Palette and lastly Carmex lipbalm.

Michelle Phan said in one of her YT that this is great and everything that Michelle uses, I use it too lol. And my own verdict is: Carmex is great! ITS true that it soothes, heals, protects. Recently, my lips are cracking due to the cold weather. I used this yesterday after buying it and I can say that right now, my lips are moist and not cracking! Though it has a slightly off  smell its still great for the lips that always crack.


Now for the star of the night!


The ingredients have ALL the three parabens. But I dont know why I don't really care? lol I don't want to spoil the moment. And right now the make up artist in me is kicking in more than the environmentalist/ natural products lover in me. That’s basically what I bought. Only three pieces. The prices are: For Carmex: PHP 80, CS 78 Palette: PHP 850 and the 16 Pieces brush set: PHP 1000. Amounting to a total of PHP 1930. I didn’t hoard unnecessarily. This would be my first make up kit if ever cause I have been using ELF eye shadows for months now. :)

The 88 palette is much more popular than the 78 color Palette (the one I have) I would love to own the 88 Palette in (Matte, Warm and Shimmer) but I realized its not practical. The 78 Palette has a mix of all the colors (Matte to Shimmer and a little bit of the Warm. It also have blushes (the bigger pots) So I guess, I made the right choice for practicality sake! If in the future, I'm going to make make up as a business, I’ll probably buy all of it including the lipstick palette and the contour set. But overall, the CS palettes are all good for those budding make up artist. They have a lot of colors to practice on in relatively small amount.

Lets test the colors, shall we?? (this is sort of a tutorial)

coastal-scents-78-palette-2 Say hi to my fruity nails! :)


^ # 6 as my eyebrow color. # 7 as my eyebrow highlighter.


    1. Used to spread the yellow base and orange outer V.
    2. Used as a blender brush
    3. Soft Angled brush used for the upper and lower lid and to fill my eyebrows
    4. Used to brush my bushy eyebrows

For a detailed colors, I used Photoshop to illustrate: I wish the colors looked like these though! MY Body Shop Primer is not good in brightening the colors. I shall buy a better one next time. See next pictures.

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Put mascara in the end. :) Yes, I didn't put mascara cause this is just a test but it turns out great so I made a tutorial. I also didn't put any black or brown pencil liner or liquid/ gel liner cause I want the green and pink lids to stand out. This is actually wearable everyday. Its not really shocking. cause the yellow – orange – lavender bases are not really heavily applied.

The verdict: ★★★★★ 5 stars! Coastal Scents 78 Color Eyeshadow is so great! It’s a must have for girls who love make up. Its relatively cheaper than Mac and other branded palettes. Unfortunately, you cannot buy it in the Philippine market even in Singapore, Malaysia or any other countries except US. CS is based in US and I havent tried buying online. This is the reason why I really went to the Supersale at the Rockwell Tent because I know that Dollface Cosmetics are there and they sell these palettes. I know that they do not say that their palettes are from Coastal Scents but by merely looking at it, we all know that they are almost the same. Am I right? :)

I cant wait to make another eye creation! Should I start making Face of the Day next time? hmmmm.


tadah xoxo


  1. love the colors u used.. so vibrant yet very chic.. :)

  2. wow. How much is the Make up Brush set? And where did you buy it? I was deciding if I'll stick to buying Ecotool Brushes or look for other brands... Ecotool brushes is becoming like a craze right now... :( But I watch Michelle Phan too and she's so great in putting make up on. :P

  3. @kay thanks girl :)

    @anna the brush set costs: 1K PHP. lol we have to invest on good brushes. ive never heard of Ecotool? I am not really particular with brands when it comes to brushes. :)

  4. PHP1K? WOW... I've gotta grab this set of brushes. Ecotool's quite expensive but a lot of make up gurus are in love with it. But since this once's cheaper, I might buy this over the ecotool brushes. wahhh... Where did you buy it? Is it available here in the Philippines?

  5. I bought this at the Supersale Bazaar in Rockwell and I believe they still sell it on Dollface's multiply site. I guess you have to buy it online. ^^

  6. hmm.. supersale ata yon eh... so :( baka mas mahal na siya ngayon. Sana may sale sila so I can buy it for 1K din.

  7. ^the price is still the same excluding the shipping fee. :)

  8. Hi! Where'd you buy your Carmex lip balm? At the tent or at the mall? Thanks

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  10. I bought my Carmex lip balm during the Supersale bazaar. I am not sure though if its available inside the mall. But I am seeing this product in Metro Department Store. :)

  11. hi from where i can buy the 88 palette coastal scent eyeshadows? pls. help me to find it. thanks

  12. ^you can get it at Dollface multiply store or other online stores. If you are lucky, you can get it at a bazaar.

  13. love this look. i need to try this



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