Thursday, April 21, 2011

Review & Swatches: Coastal Scents Mirage Palette

Hello everyone :-)

So today i am reviewing coastal scents palette "mirage" which was a new addition to the coastal scent's palette family.

Price: 24.95$ which is nearly INR 1,108(without shipping)

No.of shadows: 88.

Category: Neutral.
Finish/formula: Various.

Available at:

  I don't know why i chose this palette instead of all the other colouful ones! I loooove bright colours like crazy and this one falls more on the "neutral" side.It looks quite colourful in the video which is embedded on that page and those colourful looks decieved me! Anywayz..I bought it and nothing can be done instead of ranting endlessly let me come back to the review.The palette contains a LOT of neutral colours..Majority of them are browns(shimmery,satin,matte,metallic,dark,light,warm and cool),dark greens,some oranges,2-3 pinks,2 blues,2 blacks,2 grays,1 silver,1 pewter and some highlights thrown in.There are 3-4 pretty duochrome colours which are my favs out of the whole palette.Pigmentation of this palette is based on the finish of the eyeshadow..Mattes are the least pigmented of the lot while the shimmer and metalllic shades are superbly pigmented! <3 Finally, if you like to wear a lot of neutrals this palette is surely going to be your favourite one.

       * 88 shadows in one single palette.Mostly neutrals.So great for everyday and simple muted looks.
       *Metallic and shimmer shades are so pretty and superbly pigmented.
       *Great price.
       *Awesome palette for beginners who want to experiment with a lot of looks.

No likey:
       *Lack of  bright colours(okay.. this is just my own problem.. :P this may not be a problem at all if
          you are looking for a "all neutral" kind of palette)
       *Lack of pigmentation in matte colours.some colours just refuse to show up even if i overload my
          brush with the shadow! black is one of them!! :/

Rating: 6.5/10


I divided the palette in to 4 main parts (see pic) and swatched each part seperately (2 rows at a time)

1st part:

First two rows:

Second two rows:

2nd part:

First two rows:

Second two rows:

3rd part:

First two rows:

Second two rows:

4th part:

First two rows:

 second two rows:

Hope this review helped :-) If you have anymore questions please comment below :-))



  1. Hey I agree its not the brightest bunch of crayons in the box but I guess has many wearable shades, who knows you might surprise yourself by reaching out for this palette for everyday use. Thanks for the swatches :)

  2. Siri, the 3rd & 4th part are my favourites. Rest of them are too light for my complexion & liking.
    I agree sometimes the pictures on the website can be confusing :)

  3. @indian beauty central: It does have many wearable shades..i just felt decieved by it's "colourful" looks in that video..That's it.I do like the colours a lot :-))

    @Zestful Uzma: Hey uzma..Me too liking the darker colours a lot.. :-)

  4. The swatches look cool Siri, waiting for interesting EOTDs :D

  5. d colors look awesome siri !! swtaches r niceeee...

  6. @bhumika: thanQQQ so much bhumi.. :-))

  7. Great job Siri. Liked the darker shades and great for everyday wear and has a good mix of matt, shimmer, duo chromes in one pallets which is great. Would love to see some looks using this pallet.

  8. @mumbaimakeupdiary: ThanQ eesha.. :-) Yup..this palette is great for everyday wear and i will try my best to do a few looks using this palette :-))

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  10. OMG I love the look of this palette! was on the hunt for one like this but finally ended up buying the 88 cool palette by BHcosmetics at the last min.. thanks a tonnnnne for this review!!!

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  15. I think they mixed up the mirage and metal mania video on the website.


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