Friday product spotlight is back! And today's lucky product is... the Coastal Scents Revealed 2 Palette! This 20 color eyeshadow palette debuted earlier this year and I finally got my hands on it after much purchase debate. It's predecessor, the original Revealed Palette, came out as the affordable alternative to the Urban Decay Naked Palettes, most similar to the first Naked Palette with its gold and warm neutral undertones. When Urban Decay unveiled their beautiful Naked 3, with its rose gold undertone eyeshadows, I was kinda settled on cutting off my right arm and paying the $52 price tag. But after I saw how close in shade range the Revealed 2 palette was to the Naked 3, the $30 price difference spoke loudly and I placed my Coastal Scents order on Amazon (Naked 3-$52, Revealed 2-$19.95).
Here are some swatches:
The color payoff is great and the range in rose gold shades are distinctive enough to create many different looks. I was especially surprised on how pigmented the black shadow was because that is one color which can fade throughout the course of the day, but surprisingly it stayed true to color. I did see a difference in color payoff and longevity when using an eye primer, but then again I always advise to use an eye primer to get the most out of your eyeshadows. Some shadows were a bit more powdery than I would have liked, but that happens in the original Naked palettes too, so it all depends on how the shadow was formulated. I love that there are 3 matte shadows that are great as a transition color to blend your shadows in the crease. All in all, this palette did not disappoint and is a definite recommendation to anyone who wants the shade range of the Urban Decay Naked palettes without their hefty price tag!
When I'm not spending way too much time getting ready or drooling over the newest beauty product, I'm a stay at home mom of a rambunctious 4 year old boy, a sweet baby girl we lovingly call "sissy", and a wife to my high school sweetheart.