I visited the Coastal Scents website and found items I want to add to my already long list of things I want to buy.  Stress on want. I need to be scrupulous in drawing the line between what I need to buy and what I want to buy since I’m now  officially unemployed. I quit work since the project I’ve been working on had finally come to an end plus I’m planning to take a full-time master’s degree (which has yet to start this june).

Anyways, I was surprised to see a lot of new items since I’ve last visited the website. On top of my list are:

Coastal Scents Professional Concealer Palette10c_concealer

taken from CoastalScents.com

What the website says:


Coastal Scents 10 color Camouflage and Concealer Palette has been created for us  using the most commonly applied shades. All makeup artists will benefit by having this in your beauty arsenal. These are cream concealers that offer terrific coverage.

Full opaque coverage, easy to apply with a concealer brush, very blendable to create the shade you need.

Pans measure 1 3/8″ in diameter (nearly 1.5 inches)

Matte black case with Silver Logo and content design on front

Measures 9″ in length and 4″ wide when closed

Ingredients: Squalene, Octyl Palmitate, Beeswax, Talc, Polymethyl Methacrylate, Petrolatum, Propylparaben.

May contain: Titaium Dioxide, Iron Oxides

I am curious on how this product delivers. One person made a review on the website that the lightest shade of the concealer makes a good eyeshadow base, similar to MAC paint pot in Painterly. I checked with Pearl of Dollface Cosmetics and she actually has it for Php 900. I will probably check it out at the Summer Lovin’ event at the Fort on May 1 – 3, 2009 since she will be having a booth there.

Coastal Scents Hot Pots


taken from CoastalScents.com

What the website says:

Our magnetic Hot Pots make it easy to set up your 12 or 4 pc carry along palette for any occasion. Choose Blush (B) or Shadows from Matte (M), Satin and Shimmer (S).

Size: 26mm, Net Wt.: 1.3g/0.04oz

Ingredients: Talc, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Mineral Oil, Magnesium Stearate, Methylparaben. May Contain: Mica and Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue, Manganese Violet, Chromium Oxide Greens, FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake, FD&C Yellow No.5 Al Lake, FD&C Blue No.1 Al Lake

I definitely WANT to try this out. They have 38 shimmer and 23 matte eyeshadow shades available. Unfotunately, Dollface Cosmetics doesn’t carry these so you have to order it online (and shipping costs are pain in the ass).


I absolutely love hunting for good cosmetics at affordable prices. That’s why I love Watson’s too much. One of my recent discoveries is a brand called 4U2 (Thai). I already have one of their quads (neutrals) and a single eyeshadow. I love 4U2 eyeshadows primarily because it’s highly pigmented and cheap! The only problem I have is that they don’t have matte eyeshadows.

…or so I thought.

Last Saturday, I passed by Watson’s after class to restock on wetwipes and tissue. I passed by the 4U2 counter and was surprised to see a matte eyeshadow palette (Classic). The sales lady said it was the last one and that they seldom restock on it. But since I didn’t have money with me then, I tried my luck the next day in the nearest Watson’s to my place. And fortunately, they had two! So I got one for myself…




4U2 I-Pro Professional Eye Make-up Palette in Classic

Price: Php 994


  • Highly pigmented
  • Affordable
  • Nice packaging ( i like the mirror haha)


  • No other shades available
  • Other than the first one, I can’t think of any

Overall, I think that this palette is a steal for its price. The texture is just alright, not too powdery unlike other drugstore brands. The shimmery palettes are nice too. I just want a matte palette. I especially like how the black and brown turned out. I also recommend their eyeshadow duos and quads. Really worth the price. 🙂