Review: Costal Scents Go Palette (Beijing)

Disclaimer: Items provided for review :)

So, moving onto part two of my review of the Go Palettes I will be reviewing Beijing today. I’ve never been to Beijing (one day *dreams*) so I can’t say if the colours are the type that make me think of the city but either way I love the colours, especially the lovely burgundy red!

All these colours have a satin feel to them, they apply very smoothly, they can be quite powdery but they are not lacking in the pigment department.

Out of all the colours there’s only one that I wasn’t impressed with but other than that I was extremely impressed with the pigmentation.


  • $8.96 = £5.69

  • Cruelty-free!

  • Compact + sturdy

  • Travel friendly

  • Large mirror in lid

So bellow are the swatches I took, these were swatched with a base (Costal Scents Primer). Ahhhhh….just look at that lovely red/coral colour!

Just like my review of the Cairo palette (Link) I’ve rated the colours on what I thought of the pigmentation and overall quality of the eye shadows.

“The seven palettes each house twelve

exclusively selected shadows that reflect

colors widely found in the corner of the

world they represent”

None of these are matte colours all of them have some glitter but nothing really in your face, just really tiny subtle shimmer.

I also decided to show you how the colours looked in both warm and cold lighting, it’s quite funny how different an eyeshadow can look because of the lighting. Out of this whole pallet I think my favorite is the red/coral colour (top right hand corner).

I need to see if I can do a tutorial with a colour like that soon, it’s just so, so pretty!


A very good pallet, excellent quality and at a very reasonable price. This is the kind of pallet I would recommend to a makeup enthusiast or someone who is just getting started with makeup.

You can buy this pallet at: Costal


  1. says

    I don’t think it reminds me of Beijing too much. I’m Chinese and I just think that they should have a golden color with a pigmented red to resemble China but overall, it’s a really pretty palette. :D.

  2. says

    Yes! Please a tutorial with red colour, I don’t dare to wear it, sometimes I think it will make me look like someone punched me. :D

  3. says

    that red colour is gorgeous – i’d consider buying the palette just for that colour alone.

    Funnily enough I have an eyeshadow by Yardley called ‘Kimono Red’. It’s a slightly softer colour than the Beijing palette and it’s very flattering on olive/darker skin and people with dark brown eyes (like me!). I’d love a tutorial with red eyeshadow!

  4. says

    Wow, looks lovely! I’m Chinese, but I haven’t been to China in five..six… … well, a lot of years. I wouldn’t quite know if the colors remind me of the city.

    ahh, that red is really pretty. c:I also love the middle row, leftmost color– in the warm light, anyways. I would definitely look forward to a tutorial using these colors! c:

    and like the person above me, PS: Who won the giveaway? c:

  5. says

    I’m glad you wrote something about pigmentation of each colour, cause i was about to look for it on ebay… :D But now I’ll just look for something with stronger colours ;)