?????????? Coastal Scents Hot Pot in S12 Brandeis Blue: Swatches & Review

It is nothing less than a jackpot when an eye shadow that costs less than two dollars has an awesome quality and is a close dupe of a MAC eye shadow. Right?? Well, this is the case with almost every coastal scents hot pot. I love collecting these super affordable shadow pans in each and every color possible to have a shade for every occasion. Today I am going to review Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Brandeis Blue, which is a close dupe of MAC Freshwater. Yay!!!

Color: Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Brandeis Blue is described as ‘A cobalt blue shade with a dazzling purple iridescence, shimmering finish’ by the company. I find the eye shadow more as bright medium blue with a shimmery finish. It might have some green undertones, but there is definitely no purple tone at all. The color has a dual tone quality, sometimes more blue and sometimes greenish blue. This shadow is a gorgeous shade for summery blue eye makeup and will look stunning on all skin tones. Even on deeper skin tones, it will look superb as an inner corner highlight or a shimmery lid color. I love wearing this shade as an inner corner highlight for intense blue smoky eyes as I am wearing in EOTD. This lets me wear this eye shadow even in winters, without looking out of the place. Smart no??? :D

Quality: Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Brandeis Blue is a creamy and smooth eye shadow. Though the finish is shimmery, there are no chunky shimmers or glitter. The shimmer is pearly and appears as a sheen on the eyes. It is not at all powdery or chalky. There is a very slight fallout while picking up the eye shadow, but once applied, it sets beautifully. It is very easy to blend and does not crease as well. The shade is beautifully pigmented. Though it is visible even without applying a primer, I recommend wearing primer with such shadows. The color looks more intense and vibrant with a primer.

Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Brandeis Blue is a long lasting eye shadow. On a primer, it lasts forever and does not lose the vibrancy at all. All the coastal scents hot pot come packaged in an eye shadow pan in a disposable plastic packaging. I kind of love and hate the packaging. The storage obviously becomes an issue with such temporary packaging, but then I can buy an empty palette and make a customized eye shadow palette.

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Pros:

  • Vibrant shade of blue.
  • Greenish dual tones.
  • Shimmery finish.
  • Creamy texture.
  • No chunky glitter.
  • Applies evenly.
  • Blends easily.
  • Does not crease or smudge.
  • Long staying power.
  • Super pigmented.
  • Inexpensive.
  • Versatile eye shadow.

Cons:

  • Needs a primer absolutely.
  • Minimal fallout.
  • Inconvenient plastic packaging.
  • Limited online availability.

Rating: A

Price: $1.95

Recommendation: Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Brandeis Blue is the best payoff you will ever find compared to the price. The quality is unbelievable and the affordable price tag quickly turns you into a hoarder. A close dupe of MAC Freshwater, Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Brandeis Blue is a definite pick for beauties who love good quality blue eye shadows. Highly recommended!!!

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