Thursday, September 3, 2009

Coastal Scents

Coastal Scents is another web-based company that sells make-up for cheap. Similar to E.L.F, but with a crappier website (See my E.L.F post if you don't know what I'm referring to).

Although E.L.F's website is a lot nicer and easier to browse through, Coastal Scents does have some interesting products that E.L.F doesn't sell and has better service.

Rather than spend $14 on individual eye shadows at MAC, you get these gigantic eye shadow palettes (or blush or lip gloss palettes) for around $18.95 - $24.95 US. You'll never find a better deal than that (unless you shove one of these into your bra or in Kim Kardashian's ass and attempt to walk out the store). Not likely

Each eye shadow on this particular palette (which I'm awaiting through the mail :D) is roughly the size of a penny. But hey, it's not as if you'll be using ALL of these colors at once and quickly anytime soon.

A spectacular cosmetic buy indeed.

If you've visited their website, you'll noticed how very simple and bland it is, which might make you question the security of ordering items over it. No worries. I made my first purchase with them roughly 2 weeks ago and it is perfectly fine.

My recent purchase was of 2 brushes, both of which the quality exceeded my expectations. Just like E.L.F brushes, you get quality, natural fiber brushes for around $3-$5 a brush, whereas MAC professional brushes retail for $20-$30 a brush :\

Although I prefer shopping over E.L.F's pretty website, I just cannot overcome their disgusting customer service. Coastal Scents gives you around 8-10 different shipping methods, a tracking number for your order and a wider variety of brushes and palettes.The correspondants on Coastal Scents are also much friendlier and reply to your e-mails promptly and do not forget to ship items in your order.

I also received a free sample of one of their pigments, which was very thoughtful of them (shown in pic^^).

It's easy to find MAC equivalent colors and brushes on their website, as it is indicated in the item descriptions. The pigments are a fabulous buy on this website, as opposed to purchasing a very small tub of pigments for $30, you get to choose from teaspoon sized samples for $1 to full tubs for $20 or more.

If you're a make-up junkie, this is definitely worth a look.

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