January 17, 2012

Coastal Scents Go Platte- Cairo- Review/Swatch


Hello lovely people,
I’m going to briefly review another small palette that I have from the GO Palette collection from Coastal Scents, The Go Palette Cairo.I was actually looking for a palette which would have mostly darker shades and a mix of matte and satin finish eyeshadows for evening wear and somehow I stumbled upon this one. It has 12 eyeshadow colors and a mirror, I wish there was a sponge tip applicator too, but that's okay, I can do without that!
Here are some pictures and swatches of the same.

 
The casing is tiny, about the same size as the MAC studio fix carton.

There is a complete ingredient list on the cover  

The shadows are really tiny, see !

The shade description is given below

      Here is the shade description chart from the coastal scents website.
Shade No:
Color
Finish
Application
1
Powder White
Matte
Sheer
2
Silvery Pale Gold
Satin
Opaque
3
Silk Brown
Satin
Semi Opaque
4
Gunmetal
Satin-matte
Opaque
5
Cool Silver Syteel
Shimmer
Opaque
6
Autumn Gold
Satin
Opaque
7
Strawbwerry chocolate
Satin
Opaque
8
Deep coal
Satin
Opaque
9
Suede beige
matte
Opaque
10
Pale honey
matte
Opaque
11
Dark brown
matte
Opaque
12
black
matte
Opaque

The swatches: row wise



Price: $8.95 for 12 eyeshadow colors
The wow! factors:
  •  Good shade selection , it has colors for lids, highlighting and crease(for which I prefer matte finish colors) 
  •  Has a mix of matte, shimmer and satin finish eyeshadows
  • Easy on pocket, great for beginners
  • Travel friendly casing, fits easily in handbag and sturdy enough


The  uh-oh! factors
  • Pigmentation of colors is not even, the white is way to chalky to be used, the dark brown and black have superb pigmentation, and rest of the colors are just okay-ish
  • The shadows don’t show up without a primer
  • Staying power is about 2-3 hrs after which they just fade away
  • Shimmer shades have a little fallout
  • Other than this I don’t think there is anything that I dislike about this palette, what more can we expect at such a price!!
No, I won’t buy it again!!  I’d rather invest in a single eyeshadow that would have nice pigmentation and staying power, even without a base.

2 comments:

  1. OMG!!I was eyeing just this one when there was a discount running on CS a month ago-but as I couldnt find a review-I thought about waiting!! Thanks for the review :) :)

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    1. aww..Thanks Anuradha, glad you found the review useful.. :)

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