31 Jan 2009

Review: 28 Neutral Color Palette

I already gave a review of this palette on my Youtube channel but I wanted to post a few more pictures and give some more details. Contrary to many, I did not buy this from coastalscents.com, rather on Ebay because frankly, it was cheaper that way.
This palette retails for $21.95 on Coastal Scents, and for around $10 on eBay (both without shipping.) That's less than half the price! With shipping to my country (Switzerland) it came to $22, insurance is optional for $2 and I recommend it.
The palette arrived within 9 days all the way from China, so shipping is super fast.
This palette is mass produced in China, along with all those other "cheapie" palettes sold on Coastal Scents.

  • very inexpensive so great for those on a budget
  • great color variety for neutral shades
  • variety of finishes (semi-matte, satin, shimmery)
  • comes with highlighters as well as some darker colors and a black
  • did I mention how cheap this is yet??
  • Not as highly pigmented as high-quality shadows (MAC, Makeup Forever, Ben Nye, etc.)
  • lasting power of these eyeshadows is not comparable to high end shadows
I would definitely repurchase this palette and I am quite happy with it. Again, you can't compare apples with oranges - in no way can this palette replace high end eyeshadow like MUFE, Stila, MAC, etc. in quality. But this is ideal for those who are on a budget and looking for a palette for personal use, or are just venturing into makeup, or just want to have a wide selection of neutrals in one go. Click on the images for full size.


  1. nice buy on ebay and great neutral shades.
    i wonder what is the brand of this palette ??

  2. Anonymous3:39 pm

    hi julia! i dont want to critize this pallete but, is there a list of ingreadients of this make up pallete? are you sure theres no harmful ingreadient includes to this make up? coz it came from china and as far as i heard from news there are many china product that are not bfad approve. like the toys from china they are high in mineral that can cause leukemia and other illnes, hope you check first or research first before you bought this but, im happy your doing your best to help us look good and feel beautiful- 007pierce.

  3. Great to see you re-start blogging. I'm am looking forward to it. Cheers from Germany, Lynne

  4. I freaking LOVE the title of your blog. and BTW, I'm a total makeup-whore-lemming, case I saw your 28 neutral palette vid, and I had to have it. And I'm so glad you have a blog too, I'm following you now^_^

  5. Sybil5:37 pm

    I love that you are so incredibly honest with everything you review! Much too helpful.:)Kudos and congrats on your new blog!

  6. Anonymous5:39 pm

    I love that you are so incredibly honest with all your reviews! Your reviews are so very helpful. Kudos and congratulations on your new blog!

  7. Beautiful! I love neutrals so I'd totally get this palette :) I should use up some of what I have first though.

  8. Omg i Like this Pallate:]

  9. Anonymous4:00 pm

    Can you please post the ebay Link...were you bought this Palatte :D

    Thank You!

  10. swatches would be great, :)

  11. Nice palette! Thanks for bring it to my attention. I didn't know you were from Switzerland. I was wondering why your voice sounded different. Different in a good way! I like it!

  12. Anonymous4:26 pm

    I have seen many tutorials on this palette on youtube, the swatches looked fantastic on youtube vids as did some of the looks created by these colours. however once i ordered it myself and tried them, was a little dispointed with the result. they arnt very pigmented at all. however to an extent works well with shadesticcks or paint pots as a base. the palette reminded me of them rubbish makeup gift sets you can buy for little girls to play with...lol..however i would recommend them for begginers.

  13. Anonymous3:02 pm

    I live in Norway and would really like to buy this palette. Do you think I should buy it for ebay or coastal scents?

  14. Anonymous10:27 pm

    hi this is noreen, i love this pallet i am going to order.

  15. christine12:26 am

    Hello! I just ordered this palette and was wondering - can you maybe show a picture of the palette with labels of the Mac dupes? Like, which Mac color each of these shadows corresponds to (on the skin, not just how the pots look next to each other cuz that can be tricky)! If you maybe have a chance to do this I'd really appreciate it! :)

  16. can you tell me please where can i buy this palette?