Coastal Scents are famous for their Black Friday sales and this year was no exception with a generous 50% off the entire store. This was my first ever order from them after missing the sales from previous years so i splashed out and ordered quite a few palettes, today I'll be sharing with you the much hyped about Revealed palette!
Companies are whacking out the UD Naked dupes everywhere and Revealed boasts a large amount of comparable shades. Whilst a few may not be exactly the same most are very, very similar and I've included swatches side by side of the shades they match (or near enough) from both the Urban Decay Naked and Naked 2 Palettes. Priced at $20 regularly this comes in at a mere £12ish (plus shipping) so is a steal in comparison with the £36+ Urban Decay offerings. And like i mentioned earlier, Coastal Scents often have really generous sales which knock them down even more, i paid just $10 in one of their latest sales!
The palette holds a whopping 20 shades at just over 1g of product each making this great value for money. Unlike the UD palettes the CS versions do not have very glittery shades, which may be a plus for some that complained about the glitter fallout from the more expensive option. All shades swatched well apart from one in my opinion, the 7th shade on the top row is a matte and a little dry and similar in shade to the better textured 5th shadow. Oh and none of the shadows are named! I really wish these came with names or numbers, it would really make it easier to review and compare!
All the frosted / pearl finish shades are really lovely, soft, pigmented and blend well, whilst for the most part the mattes work well (with the exception of shade 7) but are on the drier side in comparison with the UD ones. They still are really wearable but take just a smidge more effort to build up or blend. In my opinion there are a lot of really close shades to the Naked palettes making Revealed one of the best "dupes" out there right now and a great palette in its own right too.
A little bit of a warning. In the UK you may get stumped with customs fee's with any order over £15 (it applies to all orders from the USA). This includes a 20% customs charge (i believe) and an £8 Royal Mail fee, so it can very quickly turn a bargain into a pretty expensive purchase. So its worth waiting for a sale if you're shipping to the UK or weighing up whether its worth the item + postage fees + customs charges. Its a horrible moment when expecting a package and getting a red Royal Mail slip of doom through the door saying you owe them money (and a bit of a pet peeve of mine). So just keep that in mind when ordering!
My swatches here really do not do it justice!
Naked 1 palette dupes
Naked 1 palette dupes
Smog was less of a dupe than i anticipated, but still a lovely colour on its own. The Half Baked shade is slightly warmer and a tad more coppery.
Naked 1/2 palette dupes
The CS palette matte black is a lot nicer than Naked 1's Creep but not quite as pigmented as Naked 2's Blackout but works well to smoke a look out. Foxy barely shows up on my skin tone, sorry!
Naked 2 dupes
YDK isn't as close as it looks in the pan as the CS version is quite a bit lighter.
Overall Revealed is a really lovely neutral palette but if you own Naked 1 and 2 i don't think its a necessary purchase. If you've been put off the Naked palettes by the price tag or are looking to expand your neutrals collection i wholeheartedly recommend picking up Revealed. And if you can pick this up in the sale, even better!
You can purchase this from the Coastal Scents website for $19.95 here.
(Is currently $14.95 on the day this was posted)
Have you tried anything from Coastal Scents?
Feel free to leave me some recommendations!