My small eyes and equally small eyelids always kept me away from eye makeup :(( I have been practicing a lot this year and have developed some liking/inclination towards eyeshadows. But, I guess I still need to practice a lot before investing in the ones from MAC.
So, I picked up a few, highly-raved Hot Pots from Coastal Scents. These are inexpensive but work really well. Unfortunately, the supporting images and the color description on the Coastal Scents website are not precise. When I googled for the swatches, I came across very few blogs which would show good pictures/true colours of these hot pots. I hope my post helps out some of you, who are looking forward to buy these.
How Coastal Scents Describe These Hot Pots:
Create your custom eye shadow or blush palette with our Hot Pots available in 102 different shades.Metal pan containing plenty of cosmetic pigment for multiple uses. Coastal Scents Hot Pots™ fit snuggly into our 4 and 12 piece Empty Magnetic Palettes. These palettes contain magnets in a soft neoprene padding which attract the metal pan of the Hot Pot™. Customize your very own look after browsing through our vast collection of shades, hues, and finishes then select the empty palette best for you!
102 , check them here.
$3.95 for 1.3g / 0.04oz.
1″ (2.5cm) [26 mm] in diameter.
Talc, Mica, Titanium Dioxide, Mineral Oil, Magnesium Stearate, Methylparaben. May Contain: Mica and Titanium Dioxide, Iron Oxides, Ultramarine Blue, Manganese Violet, Chromium Oxide Greens, FD&C Red No.40 Al Lake, FD&C Yellow No.5 Al Lake, FD&C Blue No.1 Al Lake.
The shades have been labelled based on their make/type. Like, Blush Hot Pots are labelled with the letter B and the eye shadows in different finishes are identified by the following letters: Matte (M) and Satin/Shimmer (S).
Following are the shades that I have:
1. Puce – BO6.
Color Description: Deep Pink Salmon.
2. Butter Cup Peach – M10
Color Description: Soft Orange Beige.
Application: Semi sheer.
3. Deep Sage – MO5.
Color Description: Deep Mossy Green.
Finish: Slight Satin.
4. Bronze Peach – BO3
Color Description: Murky Deep Salmon.
I think there is just a slight difference in the shades BO3 and BO6
Take a look:
5. Redwood – BO7
Color Description: Warm Mauve.
Application: Semi opaque.
6. Coral – S22.
Color Description: Bright Coral.
Finish: Slight Satin.
7. Indigo – CMO9
Color Description: Bright Cadet Blue with hints of purple.
8. Peachy Pink – BO8
Color Description: Faded Coral.
9. Peachy Copper – S39. Check my review here.
* ps- I have taken up the shade descriptions from the official Coastal Scents website. I am not very good at describing shades, but the pictures I have provided here in my post are almost the exact colours of actually how these look like in real.
Coming to the rather important part, the swatches!!
Take a closer look at these:
Pros of Coastal Scents Hot Pots:
• The texture of these eye shadows is soft.
• These blend easily.
• These are not powdery or chalky.
• Pigmentation is decent enough and with an eye shadow base/primer, these are fab.
• Available in 102 gorgeous shades, ranging from matte, sheer and shimmer. Also, the shimmer ones are superbly pigmented.
• At 3.95 dollars each, these are definitely a steal. These often come on sale/discounts too.
• Just very little fallout.
• I order often from Coastal Scents, their shipping and packaging is good.
• You get an empty palette free if you buy 12 hot pots from Coastal Scents :yahoo: :yahoo: :yahoo:
Cons of Coastal Scents Hot Pots:
The only downside in my opinion would be their availability in India :sidefrown: :sidefrown:
Overall, I like these eye shadows a LOT. I would definitely recommend and I want to own so many more of these :love: :love: :love: :love:
4 on 5 :-* :-* :-* :-*
Online Makeup Shopping: Coastal Scents Brushes Haul
Coastal Scents 28 Piece Eye Shadow Neutral Palette Review+ MAC Dupes
Coastal Scents 88 Ultra Shimmer Palette
Coastal Scents 88 Color Eye Shadow Palette
Coastal Scents 88 Palette
Coastal Scents Brushes
Coastal Scents Hot Pot S39 Review, Swatch, EOTD
Coastal Scents Unrefined Shea Butter
Coastal Scents Gel Eye Liner True Black
Coastal Scents 24k Gold Gel Liner Review, EOTD
Coastal Scents Undercover Liquid Color Corrector Yellow
Chambor Eye Shadow Trio (Bronze)
MAC Twinks Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, FOTD
MAC Sumptuous Olive Eyeshadow
Inglot Eye Shadow Freedom System & My Palette
ELF Mineral Eyeshadow Royal
Maybelline Expertwear Eyeshadow Trio Bronze Glitz
MAC Ricepaper Eyeshadow
Faces I Shine Eye Shadow Quartet and Long Eyeliner
Wet ‘n’ Wild Color Icon Eyeshadow Trio
Bourjois Effet Lumiere Golden Eyeshadow Trio
NARS Night Clubbing Eyeshadow Review, Swatch, EOTD
MAC Short Shorts Eyeshadow
MAC Surf Baby Eyeshadow, Power Point Eyeliner
MAC Humid Eyeshadow
Sleek Bad Girl Eye Shadow Palette