Thursday, January 28, 2016

Pretty Penny ft. Coastal Scents Mini Haul

After getting my first Coastal Scents Lip Smacks gloss in Near Peach, I decided to look into more of the shades.  As luck would have it, the day I looked on their site, they had them on sale for $.99!  I got four shades, Strut on Nude, Cosmic, Pep Pink and Let's Go.  You'll see I'm fairly consistent with my color preferences. ;)

coastal scents smacks - the beauty puff
Top to Bottom : Strut on Nude, Cosmic, Pep Pink, Let's Go

I love the formulation of Near Peach.  It seemed to be more of a thin liquid lipstick than a gloss - not sticky and full color.  Two of the new shades I just got during the sale, were the same formula - Strut on Nude and Pep Pink.  Cosmic and Let's Go are your typical sheer, shimmery glosses with the only a slight tackiness.  I really love these colors!  My only gripe is that you can't tell the difference in these formulas when you're ordering online.  The photos only go so far and don't give an idea of the different finishes and color payoff.  So I wanted to get this post up, in case you're looking for some fabulous, affordable lippies for spring!

coastal scents smacks swatches - the beauty puff
L to R- Strut on Nude, Cosmic, Pep Pink, Let's Go

I have to say, even the more sheer, shimmery formulas are comfortable.  Cosmic is obviously a more sheer base with a hint of sparkle but it looks gorgeous on - a perfect gloss for your purse.  Let's Go has a bit more pigmentation and the shine is incredible.  They feel smooth on the lips and wear down nicely and evenly.  It's probably one of the best gloss formulations I've felt in a while.  It doesn't feel like it will slip off, but it's not too sticky.  The cream formulas remind me of Ulta's Butter Balms which I absolutely love.  So if you like that formula and want to check out some more shades, these are a must!

Just a note - Pep Pink doesn't apply quite as vibrantly as it swatches, but wow was this a surprising favorite for me!  It's probably one of my new favorite pinks!  If you want the ultimate nude baby pink lip, layer this one on top of Strut Nude - it's amaaaazing, especially for spring!!

Overall, even though it's a little difficult to tell the true colors online, I'd say for the price, definitely check them out.  If you follow Coastal Scents on Instagram, just wait for a sale because they constantly have great deals going on.  I still can't believe I only paid $.99 each!

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