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Apr 17, 2008

Coastal Scents Mega Palette

The equally beautiful and cute, Elessa, from Pursebuzz recently did a review on the 88 Shadow Palette from Coastal Scents!

Holy cow this thing is MASSIVE and it's only $19.95 USD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Muse wants an 88 color palette for herself hmmmm should I or shouldn't I indulge?

This honestly wouldn't get me too excited but since Elessa gave it a rather good review I admit my curiosity has spiked!

See Elessa's video review below!

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Blogger Kaoru said...

Unless you have a lot of similar colors, I would say go for it ^_^. I mean, for $20, you just have to have a few colors you really want to try to make it worth getting, and it looks like it would be fun for traveling.

April 17, 2008 at 1:19 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya Kaoru!

I think it would make a great palette for travel! I honestly probably every similar colors in the palette in my collection but seriously for the price you can't go wrong ;)

April 17, 2008 at 1:24 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Elessa is too cute for words! I could totally fit her in MY purse of something, she's so tiny. She made the shadows look disproportionately large, by comparison; I totally freaked out when she whipped out that dime! This must mean she's the size of a half dollar!

I'm not sure about the quality of the shadows inside, but if they're up to snuff then this might be a great palette for a, aspiring makeup artist.

On a side note, I just placed my first order with coastal scents, for the Italian Badger Buffer Brush and the tiny pink Kabuki. Here's hoping they're worth it!

April 17, 2008 at 2:07 PM  
Anonymous Critty said...

Hey Muse!

I saw the review, but I just can't do it ... this palette is all over eBay and it isn't made by Coastal Scents and I just don't trust it. Just search makeup palette on eBay and you will see a ton of them. Makeup snob? Maybe ... but I don't trust most of the stuff Made in China to use on my face. Coastal Scents is known for their mineral makeup, I dunno why they are hawking this eBay fodder. Just my $0.02 of course ...

Critty :-)

April 17, 2008 at 2:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think i just might have to get this
pursebuzz has usually been 100% right on these things... if you pick this would you mind doing a review on it also i'd love to here your opinon

April 17, 2008 at 4:20 PM  
Blogger Nic Nic said...

ahh Muse!! i was tempted to buy this... its available in the UK too.. but its like £30 including p&p!! are u going to get it??? if you do please do another review although pursebuzz did a good job at it, i would mind another opinion :P hehe

April 17, 2008 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

I never actually knew what Pursebuzz's name was until you posted this post today! Do you know if she prefers to keep her name anonymous? .just wondering if you knew..
great posts by the way :) esp the japanese products!

April 17, 2008 at 7:52 PM  
Anonymous pursebuzz said...

yay.. it's me :P
Can you believe they SOLD OUT!!! In two days they sold out of this palette. I think they are trying to order more... rumor has it they wont get more till May :\
Luckily we have other makeup.

Thanks for the shout out :)

April 17, 2008 at 8:46 PM  
Blogger Askmewhats said...

Hi Muse, I saw the review of Pursebuzz as well and I clicked on the site at once wanting to get it myself..but I stopped myself as the shipping from US to the PHilippines would be approx the same as the amount of the palette...:( and I heard it was out of stock for a moment, not sure if they're in stock again :) now you'r triggering my "wanting to buy this again" moment hahaha

April 17, 2008 at 10:02 PM  
Blogger ' * : . b | u 3 . : * ' said...

i would so go for it, but luckily for my wallet (and my self imposed ban) the palette is already sold out!

April 17, 2008 at 11:37 PM  
Anonymous LithiaBlack said...

Hi, I've been reading your blog for some time now but have'nt commented before.

I got one similar to that one for christmas several years ago ( it said Romeo & Juliet on the lid, but it is exactly the same colurs in this one as in the one I got). I really enjoyed it, the pigmentation in the shadows were good and for me who use to be a "black, silver,gray with red lipstick" kind of gal, it was great for trying out new looks.
I miss mine, it "died" two years ago when I was moving house.
This was superlong and my grammar probably suck,since english is'nt my first language, but now you got my five cents, anyway :)

April 18, 2008 at 8:44 AM  
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April 18, 2008 at 10:16 AM  
Blogger xppinkx said...

I have that...its awesome!!!!...the pigments are really vibrant! should def. get it! it has every color you need. I bought my pallette in NY...

April 18, 2008 at 11:43 AM  
Blogger Bliss said...

OMG thats such a lovely palette and so many colours and its quite a steal, you are totally making me lemmm for this :D

April 18, 2008 at 12:27 PM  
Anonymous ailove said...

I am going crazy. literally!
I want to own a humongous pressed mineral pigment palette cases like this.

Mineral make up brands need to come out with pressed eyeshadow palettes soon!! 'cause it takes so long to do all of this by hand. >_<

Do you happen to know where you can find these kind of eyeshadow palettes? But bigger wholes maybe like MAC but have more then 16 slots?

I see many similar palettes like this makes me wonder if we really get our moneys worth lol
there is some like it at

April 18, 2008 at 1:41 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey miss mandy! hehe I agree with you 100% and the though had crossed my mind that the palette was bigger than Elessa's entire body!

I honestly would put my nose up at this but since her review is so good I am curious!

I'm looking forward to your review. I had about 12 brushes in my cart and was about to hit submit but decided I'd wait for more reviews!

Happy Weekend my friend!

April 18, 2008 at 2:51 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi critty how are you love?

I've seen them on ebay myself and I don't trust the fact they are made in china. Worried about what it in them (that's a change for me lol).

I'm a cosmetic snob myself but since it got such a rave from our beloved Pursebuzz I was def curious about it!

April 18, 2008 at 2:52 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya Anonymous!

I was very tempted myself love. I'd happily do a review for you :)

If I can get my hands out it out of curiosity of how it is ;)

April 18, 2008 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey nic!

AH! That's too much. Not worth it. I dunno yet but I think I may just for the sake of reviewing it!

She did a fab job but I always like to dabble in and try it myself ;)

I think I will buy one since everyone is so interested in a review ;)

and if it's good I can always pick you up one and ship it for far less than 30!

April 18, 2008 at 2:54 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hello tiffany :)

She's fine with having her name up :) She's a sweetie. Her videos show some of that sweetness but speaking to her via email and such it comes through all the more :) She's a darling!

Thanks. Glad you are enjoying my posts :)

April 18, 2008 at 2:55 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hehe hey there girlie we are all just babbling about your review and this monster palette ;)

May!? ACK! I wants it now hehe!

You're most welcome! Happy Weekend!

April 18, 2008 at 2:56 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey askmewhats :) How are you!?

:( that stinks! I'm wondering how much it would be via airmail. I may see if I can get an estimate to see how much it comes out too. if it comes out to less I may offer cps for it to sweet folk like yourself!

LOL! Sorry :) I create and trigger my own "wanting" I can imagine what I do to others!

April 18, 2008 at 2:57 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey ' * : . b | u 3 . : * '!

lol can i please join the ban? I need a support group!

April 18, 2008 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi LithiaBlack!

Thanks for reading my blog and thanks for commenting ;) Don't be a stranger I love hearing from readers!

Your english is wonderful! Aw geez I'm sorry to hear it broke :( That's always heartbreaking. At least for me it is ;) I hate breaking makeup!

I think it's a great tool for folks that are scared of color or want a bit of variety. The price is quite nice as well ;)

Thanks for commenting! Many hugs and happy weekend!

April 18, 2008 at 3:00 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya Askmewhats *mwah*

Critty, above, had mentioned these are ebay and she is very right. I wonder if the quality is similar? and maybe the cost cheaper?

2 months is ages away :(

April 18, 2008 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi xxpinkxx!

Did you buy it at Ricky's by chance?!


April 18, 2008 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya bliss!

LOL! I'm on the lem alert too ;)

April 18, 2008 at 3:02 PM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey ailove!

I owe you a few messages lovie :) will get to them shortly!

LOL! Me too ;) I dunno if these are minerals though! I think they might be shadows and prepacked by another company and not CS.

I agree 100%! Even a cool kit would be awesome with a mixing agent, palette, and pressing material!

I've never seen one bigger than the mac 16 slot. I have seen quads for $1 from ELF which is kinda awesome for the price. But never anything bigger than a 15 slot/16 slot.

HOLY COW those look nice. But I'm wondering how good they are for the price ;) I know ebay has a slew of these around...Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm I feel a review coming on lol!

April 18, 2008 at 3:05 PM  
Blogger Nic Nic said...

Muse, omg you'd can do that for me?? that's really sweet ad kind of you but p&p would be a killer eh? awww.. seriously i dont mind paying 25 for the palette itself! all that colour hehe..

April 19, 2008 at 4:57 PM  
Blogger (g)ezebel said...

when i saw her video review, i almost wanted it, but then i thought, now how many shades of all those colors do i already have. and i clenched my teeth and shut down my computer for the night. *whew* although, i had no will power to hold back from the Ben Nye palettes. :0/

April 20, 2008 at 11:23 PM  
Blogger Askmewhats said...

awww..muse are soo sweet..i may give this a goodbye :( rather than paying this huge palette plus the huge cost of the shipping, I may buy something really nice here from Manila :) what do you think? hehehe

April 22, 2008 at 2:16 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hey nics!!

But of course :) I think it would be :P I'm not sure but I'm guessing maybe it'll be about $15 USD via airmail? I can see about weighing one if I get it and see the cost ;)

Let me know ;)

April 22, 2008 at 9:45 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hiya gez!

I thought the same thing. I have almost every color in the palette so it would be a bit ridiculous to buy it. But I still wanted it for review purposes hehe!

The Ben Nye I badly want to try but the price is making me sniff slightly! Dunno why either as it's not a bad deal at all!

April 22, 2008 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger the Muse said...

hi Askmewhats!

How are you love!? I don't blame you! It seems a bit too costly to get this and not really know for yourself if it's good or not ;)

buy something pretty your end :) It'll be cheaper! Good idea!


April 22, 2008 at 9:52 AM  

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