Thursday, October 27, 2011

Coastal Scents Go Palette in Cairo: Swatches & Review!

A while back, Coastal Scents released Go Palettes: mini compacts with 12 dime sized shadows. Each palette is inspired by a different city. I've had my eye on these for quite some time because I love the color selections and they're great little travel palettes. The Go Palette featured in this post is the Cairo palette. Inspired by Egypt, the colors are warm, everyday neutrals.


The eyeshadow size is the same as in the 88 palettes. However, if you've ever used one of the 88 palettes, you know how big they are... definitely not travel friendly! Additionally, while I love my 88 palettes, 88 colors can be a little overwhelming to choose from sometimes. I like that the Go Palettes are a little more "specific" in color options.


There is a good mix of frost, satin, and matte shades in the palette, and I like that there are several highlight, all-over, and crease colors. A lot of different looks can be created with these options. I am pretty sure some of these colors can also be found in 88 palettes.


As for the formulations, these are extremely pigmented and smooth! The quality is exactly the same as the 88 palettes. Now for swatches:


To give you an idea of the palette size, here it is next to my iPhone:



Overall, I think this is a fantastic palette for anyone looking for a sleek compact of everyday colors. These retail at CoastalScents.com for $8.95 each, and come in seven different "cities". Click the links below to see my reviews/swatches of other Go Palette cities!
A special thanks to my friend Carly for sending me these... I tweeted about wanting them and she sent me hers because they were unopened and she didn't want them anymore. Thanks Carly!!

xx, Allison

16 comments:

  1. Omygosh i didnt except the palette to be so small.. its soo cute!!

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  2. I have been eyeing that one since they came out but I'm trying to cut down on buying makeup. but for under $10 i think i might just have to get one!! haha

    http://happyyheart.blogspot.com/

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  3. love the color selection as well, i am all over browns and neutrals in general!

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  4. i love it <3

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  5. These look great for travelling!

    www.sandra-thepuzzleofmylife.blogspot.com

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  6. really great colours - I'm so intereseted in all these little new palettes but I already have so many eyeshadows that I ty to stick with them....

    http://cessagoesbeauty.blogspot.com/

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  7. I love all those neautral colors...and I like that it's small, since I don't have much space left for make up lol

    http://girlyframe.blogspot.com/

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  8. These look great. And the Coastal scents website shows all their palettes are 38% off until 11/3.

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  9. I like these neutral colors, great for everyday!

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  10. Nice colors but I havepretty much the same in the Naked pallet. I have gone on a makeup diet, only purchasing that which is necessary or extremely unique/special.

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  11. Allison you are making me crazy... I just started a project pan yesterday! LOL haha well I might just break it...

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  12. Those are pretty. I have a bunch of neutral colors, but I really love that reddish-brown color in the middle. Maybe i'll buy this one and call it good for neutral colors. :)

    http://lauren122.blogspot.com

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  13. Love them.... please do a video review with those!

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  14. are you going to do a tutorial using them? I would love to see, your tutorials are the best! :)

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  15. Estefania RodriguezNovember 3, 2011 at 8:16 AM

    That's an amazing price!!!

    http://powdrroom.blogspot.com/view/mosaic

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  16. I love the packaging on these palettes! So cute! And very affordable:)

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