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on 5/7/2013 12:57:00 PM
More reviews by coynee
Skin: Combination, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Brunette, Other, Other
Very disappointed. The actual purchasing/shipping process went smoothly, and I got the palette within 3 days. The palette was in fine condition when I opened it, nothing broken.The shadows are much smaller than I had anticipated, but that wasn't a big problem because I figured, "Well, there's so man of them, I certainly won't hit pan on these for a long time"Tried to apply them. I have fair skin, and even the darkest colors were sheer on my skin. I packed the shadows on until I said, "Eh... I guess I can see them now?" I tried to blend them and hooooly moley, that was like nailing jello to a tree. They did not blend. At all. It was a painful process, and eventually I gave up and said, "Alright, I guess that looks good enough..."I blinked a few times, and the shadow was completely gone. Just a colorless wash of shimmer left on my eyes.They are chalky, not nearly as pigmented as people make them out to be, they don't blend, and they look awful.Do not buy this product. Not even as a beginner. Not ever. No.
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on 2/27/2012 3:11:00 PM
More reviews by curlytals
Age: 18 & Under
Skin: Very Oily, Medium, Warm
Hair: Black, Curly, Medium
this product is so over rated i hate it ...
on 3/11/2010 12:05:00 AM
More reviews by guineapigdi
Hair: Black, Other, Medium
I think I got a bad one or something. It smells funky, it's hard to blend, and the eyeshadow pans keep falling out of the palette. Really disappointing considering that it was a good price for so many colors.
on 2/17/2010 12:53:00 AM
More reviews by luvmejoice
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Warm
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Fine
I've had this palette for quite a while now. And I've only used it a few times.Although the colors are creamier and more pigmented than the ones in the matte palette the frostiness keeps me from using this too often (or ever!). I'm only 22, I have no problem wearing shimmer shadows. They're actually flattering. But *this* is too much!I especially dislike the lighter colors. They all look like white shimmer with just a hint of color that doesn't show up at all in pictures. It's just a shimmery mess. I'd say this is a good palette to give to a 15yr old girl just getting into makeup. I'm very disappointed.
on 2/7/2010 10:27:00 PM
More reviews by mhn84
Skin: Dry, Fair, Not Sure
Hair: Other, Other, Other
I've been seeing this on youtube a lot this past year that I decided to get into the trend. Mine came last month since then I've rarely touched it. Some color's do NOT blend at all. Other color's would leave stains on my eyes . I've used primer's ( urban decay and toofaced ) but nothing works.. My item was packaged very well but it still came to me damaged. Thank goodness this isn't as expensive as Mac / Make Up forever .Well, this is only my personal thoughts. It's cheap you could try it...if you want.....I only paid $ 16 with shipping
on 1/5/2010 12:55:00 PM
More reviews by avapro
Skin: Dry, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Black, Straight, Fine
1 lippy for color variety, 1 lippy for pigmentation. And that's it! The colors are not blendable, tons of fallout, not travel friendly (this just sits at home), not soft textured, large pigment pieces (not finely milled), and has no gradient of shimmier (i.e. frost, veluxe pearl, etc.). It's just shimmer! So I feel like a drag queen when putting it all over my eyelids. Very poorly made product and will not purchase from CS ever again!
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on 11/8/2009 9:04:00 AM
More reviews by DidgeridooYourNails
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Cool
Hair: Brown, Wavy, Medium
I will admit that it is really handy to have so many colors to choose from in one pallette. But the quality of the eyesshadow is so poor! And i know that people are thinking that you get the quality according to price, but come on. The shimmer is way to shimmery with large pieces of glitter instead of a sheen. There's so much fallout that settles in the fines lines under the eyes and the sahdow is chunky and doesn't go smoothly on the eyelid at all. Instead of just swiping the brush a couple of times, I have to spend time blending the base color on the lid. Loving the color range. Hating the quality. The darker colors are a little better than the lighter ones.
on 5/1/2009 9:10:00 PM
More reviews by oxtinaxo
Skin: Combination, Fair-Medium, Not Sure
i have to say that this palette was very disappointing to me, even after all the hype i expected alot more. i found that the shadows would crumble while trying to apply them and did not stay on all day even with a good base. i prefer shimmer over matte BUT these shadows were so frosty they made my eyes look greasy. i liked using this when i first got it then after a month i realized it just didnt look good on me at all. Maybe i will purchase the matte one but the ultra shimmer gets a thumbs down from me!
on 3/3/2009 1:30:00 AM
More reviews by makeuploca
Skin: Combination, Tan, Not Sure
Hair: Black, Other, Other
UPDATE ON 12/17/09:Ok I have an updated opinion on this product. At first I thought this product was a bit sucky,but workable. Now I just find it to be plain shitty. Let me start off by saying that I am in no way a label snob nor do I have anything against costal scents at all. I do agree that finding a palette with 88 colors for $35 is a deal,but honestly when I really look at the bigger picture it just is not worth it. To start off with,most ppl recommend this palette for beginners,but I honestly feel that this palette would be something I would use if I were into theater makeup or if I gave this to my daughter to play with(at home of course) and make up her little face,but other than that this palette is not something I feel is suitable for anyone,esp beginners. The colors are hard to blend (even with my udpp,jumbo nyx pencil or my paint pot)because they have a chalky/soft texture,the fallout of the eyeshadow is ridiculous and very dusty( I know eye shadows with glitter have this,but this is beyond a bit of fall-out), the shadows make my eyes look crepey(as another user put it) along with the glitter being very chunky and the packaging is horrible(3 of my eyeshadow pans have fallen out and I DO NOT handle my palette rough). Everyone is a sucker for the prices(which I was too),but honestly sometimes quality is better than quantity. I didn't expect MAC expectations,but I certainly expected to be on the same level as drug store eyeshadows at least. If I were to recommend any cheaper,nice quality type eyeshadows to a beginner, NYX would definitely be at the top(not the trios but the single shadows). I would honestly say to anyone who wants to buy this,maybe it would work for you,but i definitely didn't for me.
on 3/16/2014 10:30:00 AM
More reviews by KimmyLoo
I love this product... I did a review on it. http://k-beautycode.blogspot.com/2014/03/review-coastal-scents-88-ultrashimmer.html
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