Makeup n Things: 19 Coastal Scents Hot Pot SALE--Review and Swatches!!
Hello everyone, it has been a while since I did a review but I am back and I am here to tell everyone about the 19 hot pot shadows I picked up from Coastal Scents when they ran their $1 Hot Pot sale! As someone who owns a lot of coastal scents shadows, I think it was my very duty for me to take advantage of this sale, after all, they were only $1 a piece! So if you want the full scoop of what I think about the new shades I picked up then keep reading!
Like I said, I picked up 19 shades, with tax and shipping the total was almost $26! Everything arrived in a small box that contained an invoice and a cute sticker that said “I (Heart) Makeup, along with the shadows I purchased. Each shadow came individually packaged a plastic protective packaging, none of them were broken (thank God). I wanted more fall colors so I picked up some purples and some reds and dark pinks, along with some random colors because I thought they were pretty.
Names and swatches in order by row (I used my ELF eyeshadow C brush for swatching as I wanted to swatch the colors how I apply them on the eyes in which I use a brush) :
The colors that did not swatch very well were Fireside and Watermelon, I had to build those two colors up, as well as Violetta because it was a bit patchy when I swatched them. Indigo dream surprisingly swatched well, and was one of the colors that had great pigmentation.
Second Row: American Rose, Vampy, Victorian Ruby, Raisin Berry, Tyrian Purple, Fine Wine, Canyon Coral
The colors that did not swatch well were American Rose, Campy, Tyrian Purple, and Canyon Coral. I do not know what the issue with the formulation of these pinky shades but they were very patchy and like the ones I mentioned earlier, I had to dig my brush in the pan for maximum color payoff
Last Row: Barista, Fire Glow, Laguna Green, Pomegranate Red, Vibrant Red
Laguna Green is a pretty color however when swatched, it was patchy, so was Fire Glow. Pomegranate Red and Vibrant Red are damn near the same color, you do not need both.
I would rank these new colors that I picked up at a 2.75 out of 5 stars, like I said earlier, most of them swatched very patchy and I had to keep digging my brush in there but for a $1??? I did not really lose much. One thing that I do wish is that Coastal Scents would do a better job at differentiating their shades online because a lot of the colors I have picked up from them look too much a like for my liking and by me having a deeper skin tone, I really can’t tell the difference between some of the colors for them to make a HUGE difference in my makeup look. Will I order from them again? Y’all know I will, I probably will not order from them until they run this sale again, but that wraps up my thoughts with these new shadows. CS Shadows are a hit and miss and at the end of the day you get what you pay for!
If you guys want to see me do a Top Coastal Scents Hot Pots you must have review I will be happy to do one because I like some of my Coastal Scents shadows more than my MUG and Colourpop Shadows so, Just LET ME KNOW!!!!!
Peridot x Emerald Glitter Lids - Urban Decay Vice 4 and Make Up Geek Sparklers
A fun, quick look using lotsa rich green shadows and 2 green glitters. Vice 4 may no longer be available for sale where you are but you can use any green shadows you want. I blended about 3 different shades together for the green in the center of my lid but it’s only really there as a base for the glitter. Use any cool deep green you can find.
As for the MUG Sparklers, I quite enjoy the things but I loathe the packaging. But I got mine some time back and I did hear they were working on better packaging so hopefully that’s sorted out now.
Mixing medium: Lit Cosmetics Clearly Liquid Glitter Base
finally got my Makeup Geek and MannyMUA733 palette! I ordered a little less than a month ago but it was so worth wait!! I only got a chance to swatch two shades so far but hot damn are they pigmented!! Mars (the red one) stained my arm for 10 hours until I showered!! Can’t wait to play with this! In my order I also got two of the contour powders which are soooooo buttery and pigmented they can probably last me the rest of my life because I’ll only need a teeny little bit they are THAT pigmented and soft. I’ll do some more thorough reviews once I get the chance to actually use the products on my face.