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Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Coastal Scents Hot Pots

Coastal Scents has to be one of my all time favorite makeup brands, I love their products and their prices! Awhile back they had a sale on their hot pots eyeshadow pans and I picked up a bunch of them. In this post I'll show you the colors I have and the cases available to put them in.

Their are a few options when it comes to cases for these, the one I do not have on hand is the Go Pod. It's just a single eyeshadow container similar to the single mac eyeshadow container. It is magnetic and a perfect fit for the single eyeshadow pans. The first one I have is the 4 piece interchangeable palette which is a nice sleek black plastic case with a nice full size mirror, it comes with a double ended eyeshadow applicator which isn't pictured because I rarely use those. Now this particular case is the hardest to use in my opinion because once the eyeshadow pans are in they are SO hard to get out. The best thing I have found to remove the eyeshadow pans from all of the Coastal Scents cases is the sharp pointed file on a pair of finger nail clippers. Also this is the only case with a clasp button you push to open the lid and is very similar to the go palettes if you are familiar with those.

Next is the 12 piece interchangeable palette this case seems very sturdy and also has a very nice full size mirror. Like the 4 piece palette, this one is also a little bit of a pain when it comes to getting the hot pots out. I did try to just use my finger to get them out at first but ended up scratching the eyeshadow this one seems to REALLY hold them in there. I just use the same method with the finger nail clipper file.

Last but not least is the 28 piece interchangeable palette this one has to be my favorite just because the eyeshadow pans are easy to get out. This case has no mirror and isn't made with the same hard plastic as the other 2 palettes and has a foam insert. Still it holds up just fine and I have 4 of them total.

 Ok now on to the Hot Pots! I have 118 total and plan to get more, I can't say enough about the quality of these eyeshadows WOW! Amazing pigmentation, I haven't noticed any problems with fall out and they go on smooth. Available in matte, shimmer, and satin finishes there is bound to be something for everyone.

I have heard a lot of people ask if these palettes will hold mac eyeshadows, Coastal Scents claims they will fit but not magnetize.


  1. Just wanted to say thank you for taking the time to swatch and photograph all these eye shadows, it is much appreciated, at least by me. I'm currently trying to make up my mind which shadow pots to order from Coastal Scents – international shipping from the US has become quite expensive, so I'm trying to minimize the risk of ordering eye shadows I wont like in the end. Your photos are immensely helpful with this. Thanks again!

    Greetings from Germany,

    1. Sandra i dont know if u will b able to chk this msg in time...however coastal scents is 50% off the entire website till the 1st of Dec...maybe this is the best time to buy?

    2. Saundra, Thanks so much for reading! Glad I could help you! :) Deepa you are right. Now is the best time to buy. The hot pots are 98 cents each right now.

  2. This is going to help me choose which neutrals to order! Thanks sooo much!

  3. Sandra-Thank you so much for reading. I am so happy to be able to help you! You will not be disappointed with the Coastal Scents Hot Pots. They are really fantastic! :)

  4. The neutrals are my favorite, I am happy to help. Thank you for reading!! :)

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    1. You're very welcome! Thanks for reading! :)

  6. So helpful,the best swatching of coastal scents shadows I've seen- the photogaphy is amazing. Thank you so much !!

  7. So helpful,the best swatching of coastal scents shadows I've seen- the photogaphy is amazing. Thank you so much !!