Coastal Scents Fairy Fuchsia Palette Review

*These pictures do not do the colors in this palette justice. My skin tone is making them look more washed out than they are. I also was having lighting issues when I took these. 

It’s December which means it is the busiest month of the year for me. I have so many places to go and be that I don’t always have time to do an elaborate eye look (let’s be real, I’m not talented enough to do one anyways but I try). Since I’ve been so busy the past few weeks I decided to try out my Fairy Fuchsia palette from Coastal Scents. This palette is $12.95 when full price, however, you can usually find a discount code for Coastal Scents. This is a palette filled with cool tone neutrals and contains twelve shadows that are 15.6 grams/0.48 ounces. For comparison, Colourpop’s twelve pan pressed shadow palettes have 0.85 grams/0.03 ounces and they cost $16.00. I’ll give you a list of pros and cons for the palette then three looks I put together using it.

Pros:

  • As I said above, this palette is filled with cool toned neutrals which isn’t the norm. Usually I can only find warm toned neutrals so I really enjoyed the shades in this palette.
  • All of the shades are pigmented and buildable. They may not look very pigmented in the pictures above but that is because many blend with my skintone.
  • There is very little fallout or kick up in this palette.
  • You can get quite a few looks ranging from very neutral to bold and smoky just using this palette.
  • Most of the shades blend well and are not patchy.
  • Paraben free.

Cons:

  • While these shadows are pretty pigmented they will probably not be pigmented enough and/or look ashy on deeper skintones.
  • A lot of the shades are very similar to each other with the only true brighter colors being the orange tones, pink and purple in the middle row.
  • The darkest colors on the bottom row can be patchy and hard to blend, especially the darkest brown that is the second from the right.

*I’m not super talented at doing my eyeshadow. These looks are not tutorials in any way. They are just to show you the shades on my eyes and the color combos I put together. For most of these pictures I used e.l.f.’s new Glow on the Go Selfie Light, which I highly recommend.

I didn’t quite get the color in this look that I really wanted. It came out very neutral and somewhat patchy. It was definitely not my favorite.

  1. I used the pink toned cream shade (second from the right, top row) all over my lid and up to my browbone.
  2. I used the mauve pink shade (second from the right, middle row) all over my lid.
  3. I used the brown shade (second from the right, bottom row) in my crease. This brown shade is the main one that I had trouble blending.
  4. I used the shimmery cream shade (end right, top row) as an inner corner highlight.
  5. I used the black shade (end right, bottom row) on my lower lash line.

This was my favorite look that I made with the palette. It was a smoky purple and every shade I used just worked perfectly.

  1. I used the pink toned cream shade (second from the right, top row) all over my lid and up to my browbone.
  2. I used the purple shade (end right, middle row) all over my lid.
  3. I used the deep gray/brown shade (third from the right, bottom row) mixed with a little of the light gray (end left, bottom row) in my crease.
  4. I used the shimmery cream shade (end right, top row) as an inner corner highlight.
  5. I used the black shade (end right, bottom row) on my lower lash line.

This look actually turned out a lot better than what I could capture in a picture. It was much more vibrant in person. It was an orange and brown look that would be so pretty in the fall but it’s different because it’s not the typical warm tones you see for those colors.

  1. I used the yellow cream shade (end left, top row) all over my lid and up to my browbone.
  2. I used the orange shade (third from the right, middle row) all over my lid.
  3. I used the light brown shade (end left, middle row) in my crease.
  4. I used the shimmery gold shade (third from the right, top row) in my inner corner.
  5. I used the darker gray/brown (third from the right, bottom row) on my lashline.

I actually used every shade in this palette so I can fully recommend it to you. It does have it’s issues  but for the price and the amount of product you’re getting, it’s still worth it. If you’re busy or just enjoy simple makeup you’re really going to like this one because it’s so easy to work with. I’d love to hear your thoughts on it! Thanks for reading and have a great day!

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