Coastal Scents Painted Lady Palette Review

A little over a week ago I reviewed the Joli Colibri palette from Coastal Scents and mentioned that I had bought five of the other twelve pan palettes. Next in my lineup to try was the Painted Lady palette. I’m so sad to say this but I didn’t like this palette anywhere near as much as the Joli Colibri. I feel the best way to review this is to give a list of pros and cons. After that I will show you three looks that I put together just using this palette. This palette is $12.95 when regular price and contains twelve shadows that are 15.6 grams/.48 ounce.

Pros:

  • Contains an array of warm toned shadows including cream/golds, pinks, rose gold, greens, a blue and two browns.
  • Contains eight shimmer shadows and four matte/satin shadows.
  • Most of the shadows are creamy with little kick up.
  • These shadows lasted all day but I do wear a primer.
  • This is an “all in one” palette. You can create neutral looks or bold looks just using these twelve shadows.
  • Paraben free.

Cons

  • Fall out, fall out and more fall out. The glitter in these shadows, mainly the gold shade on the top row second from the left, will fall all over your face. They don’t stain and are easily wiped away but it’s just an annoyance. This could probably be fixed by using a glitter glue but that’s an extra step I’m not doing. The matte shadows also have fall out but seem to have less than the shimmer ones.
  • None of these shadows are as pigmented as the ones in the Joli Colibri palette. That palette is a newer one so it’s possible that the older formula just isn’t as good. If you have a deeper skintone this palette probably won’t work well for you.
  • The two brown shades on the bottom row don’t blend very well. Neither looked good in my crease and the lightest brown shade looked very muddy, almost like I was using a contour shade on my eyes.
  • To make the shadows more pigmented I tried wetting my brush with setting spray but I had the same problem that I had with the Joli Colibri. For some reason when you dip a brush wet with setting spray into the shadow it creates a film, almost like hardpan, over the shadow and it doesn’t do anything for it. I also wet my brush with water and it didn’t really make them more pigmented either.

*I am not that great at doing eyeshadow so these looks are just so you can see the eyeshadows on my eyes and the color combinations I put together. These are NOT tutorials in any way.

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This eye look was pretty and neutral but I was disappointed with it because the colors just didn’t stand out like I wanted them to.

  1. I used the cream shade (top row, end left) all over my lid up to my browbone.
  2. I used the green shade (top row, end right) in my crease. This shade swatches beautifully but applies on the eye terribly. It does not have much pigment.
  3. I used the gold glitter (top row, second from the left) all over my eyelid.
  4. I used the light yellow/gold (second row, end left) in my inner corner.
  5. Last, I used the darkest brown (bottom row, end right) on my lower lash line.

 

This look could have been much prettier if the browns wouldn’t have been so muddy/unblendable.

  1. I used the cream shade (top row, end left) all over my lid up to my browbone.
  2. I used the darkest brown (bottom row, end right) in my crease.
  3. I used the rose gold shade (second row, end right) all over my eyelid.
  4. I used the light yellow/gold (second row, end left) in my inner corner.
  5. Last, I used the darkest brown (bottom row, end right) on my lower lash line.

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I had the same problem with this look as the one above. I tried to mix both of the browns in the crease and it was just a patchy disaster.

  1. I used the cream shade (top row, end left) all over my lid up to my browbone.
  2. I used the darkest brown (bottom row, end right)and the lightest brown (bottom row, second from right) in my crease.
  3. I used the light pink (bottom row, end left) mixed with the rose gold (middle row, end right) all over my eyelid.
  4. I used the light yellow/gold (second row, end left) in my inner corner.
  5. I used the darkest brown (bottom row, end right)and the lightest brown (bottom row, second from right) on my lower lash line.

It may sound like I hate this palette but I really don’t. A few of the shadows are gorgeous and work fine. The only ones I haven’t had a chance to try out is the light green, blue and the shimmery coral/pink on the middle row so I can’t say how those perform. My main issues with this palette are: the two brown shades, the fallout (mainly from the gold shade) and they’re not as pigmented as I would like. I do, however, think it is worth $12.95. It’s even more worth it if you can get some type of coupon. I’ve definitely tried worse eyeshadows than these. Let me know what you think! Does this palette appeal to you? Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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