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Friday, February 1, 2013

Coastal Scents Hot Pots Review



Coastal Scents had a sale on Hot Pots a few weeks ago, so I took advantage! They were on sale for $1.19 each ($1.99 regular). While $1.99 is still very cheap, $1.19 can't be beat!

These are standard size eyeshadows in 26mm pans. They also sell palettes to put them in.

I purchased some Hot Pots from Coastal Scents a couple of years ago and I quite enjoyed them. However, with the release of the 252 Ultimate Palette, each colour in that palette was made into Hot Pots. Some or all of the original ones are still available.

They come in a variety of finishes, the shimmery ones being my favourite. The mattes are also quite good, but I've tried better. Some of the glittery ones are hit and miss and the satin ones are a bit on the shimmery side.


All thirteen! The packaging is interesting. They come in plastic sleeves that snap shut and the top is split and slides together to secure it further. They are meant to be placed in palettes, but this packaging design is sufficient enough if you choose to keep them separate.
Close-up of the packaging


Deep Cider (shimmer), Boca Mocha (shimmer), Deep Roast (matte)
Swatched on bare skin on the right, over primer on the left.
Deep Cider, Boca Mocha, Deep Roast

Coconut Husk (matte), Chai Spice (shimmer), Caramelized (shimmer)

Swatched on bare skin on the right, over primer on the left.
Coconut Husk, Chai Spice, Caramelized

Kodiak (satin), Golden Avocado (satin), Goldmine (shimmer)
Swatched on bare skin on the right, over primer on the left.
Kodiak, Golden Avocado, Goldmine

Deep Eggplant* (shimmer), Edgy Eggplant (matte), Gunpowder (shimmer)
*original Hot Pot, before the 252 palette
Swatched on bare skin on the right, over primer on the left.
Deep Eggplant, Edgy Eggplant, Gunpowder

Gypsy Night (satin), Olivewood (matte)

Swatched on bare skin on the right, over primer on the left.
Gypsy Night, Olivewood

The quality of most of these eyeshadows is amazing for the price! They have great colour payoff, pigmentation and intensity. I would recommend wearing them with a primer as they can crease and fade if worn alone.

Have you tried any Hot Pots before? Do you recommend any that I should try out? What are your favourites? Leave your answers in the comments! :)

4 comments:

  1. You got amazing colors. its would be so hard to choose a fave:) x

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  3. Thank you so much for this, I know this is an old post but it's still the easiest way to pick colours and know they will look gorgeous.

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