Review: Coastal Scents Eyeshadow Sample Set 5 from October 2012 IPSY/MyGlam Bag

As a MyGlam subscriber for the past 11 months, I have to say that I have enjoyed the contents of every bag that I've received, even if certain products didn't work for me, the low price point make them worth a try.  A lot of the products are ones that I may not have chosen for myself and because of that I feel like I have been exposed to a wide variety of brands and categories. October's theme was "Hello, Bombshell" and the products I received in my bag fit the theme perfectly!

I received Coastal Scents Eyeshadow Sample Quad in Set 5.  These quads feature eyeshadows from Coastal Scents Hot Pot line, this particular quad featured the following colors:
-Vibrant Red - a matte, true red
-Frosty Taupe - a frosted, pale, greenish taupe color
-Raisin Berry - a shimmery, warm cranberry color
-Vanilla Sky - a shimmery, slightly off white color

I wore three out of the four colors, Raisin Berry, Frosty Taupe and Vanilla Sky, so I will only be reviewing those shades.  Before I get into the actual review I think it's important to mention that when I swatch eyeshadow shades I do so on bare skin, however, when I wear the products I'm testing I always use a base because I would never go without a base in my everyday life.  Okay, now on to the review:  all the shades I tested were on my lid a minimum of eight hours without any creasing and were almost as vibrant as when I first put them on.  The fading was very minimal and overall I feel like the shade I tested are great eyeshadows; they were buttery soft, pigmented and blended on the lid easily. I really enjoyed the Raisin Berry color which some may feel looks similar to MAC's Cranberry, which I also own but haven't had a chance to compare them, but from memory I think that Raisin Berry may be a little more wearable because it seems a warmer shade to me.  I can't make any concrete decision on that though as I would have to compare the colors first but again, I really enjoyed wearing that shade.  I think I may even look into purchasing the full size pan in the near future and maybe pick up a few more additional shades as well.

From L to R:  Raisin Berry, Frosty Taupe, Vibrant Red, Vanilla Sky.

Rating:  Beauty For Us All Likely Future Repurchase

Full Disclosure:  All products in this post were purchased by me for review purposes, for any questions or concerns regarding this matter please refer to my Disclaimer/Disclosure page.

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