I got my “Manly” palette (don’t ask me why it’s “manly”) just a few weeks ago, and I have to say, I think the color payoff is just as good as the Coastal Scents palettes. I chose the “cool” palette versus the regular, because I just loved the colors. LOVE LOVE LOVE. There are 80 colors in total, and I purchased this for $9.99 US (excluding taxes- but compared to Coastal Scents, the shipping was a good deal to Canada, and even better for the USA). I thought that I’d save some money and try this palette out. There were a few things that I found a little disappointing, such as when I received it, many shadows were broken, or cracked as you can see. But, because I contacted the seller (I bought this from Ebay) they sent me a complimentary mini-palette, which I will be adding to the prizes for my 100 subscriber contest.
The other thing that I didn’t really like was the layout of the palette, it doesn’t open like the picture above, they stack on top of each other and the palette case is kind of ugly…with big gold “MANLY” on the top. I like the simple look of Coastal Scents much better. However, I don’t regret buying this, as the colors are absolutely beautiful. I have used them in almost all of my contest entry videos, like the one below.
Overall, this is a Bargain Buy, and think it’s a great next-step for a Beauty Newbie who wants to get a little more creative with eyeshadow. The eyeshadow size of each tray is about a 5 cent coin.
If you are interested in purchasing this palette, here is the link to buy a Manly Palette.