Hi, everyone! I totally dropped the ball on posting (and replying to comments – getting on that as soon as this goes live!) this week. Sorry for that! Let’s take a look at some more Coastal Scents Hot Pots swatches, this time pinks and neutrals! The format is the same as in my previous post; swatches are done with a brush on bare skin, no primer.
Hit the jump to check out my swatches and thoughts about these colors!
Passion Fruit Pink: a soft, matte bubble gum pink. While it’s a little on the sheerer side, it’s not patchy or chalky at all. It looks really nice paired with grays.
Island Coral: a bright pinky coral. There’s just the slightest bit of a satin finish to this. It’s really fantastically pigmented and so bright. It really just makes me want to lie on a tropical beach with a fruity cocktail in my hand.
Maroon Berry: deep, matte burgundy. Honestly, I didn’t expect to like this one as much as I do. It’s got good pigmentation and a pretty decent formula for a $2 matte. It does take primer to really come alive, but it’s quite good on its own.
Elven Gold: a very pale, shimmery gold/yellow. It’s quite close to my skin tone, so it’s a little hard to see here. It’s on the sheer side and would probably work best on darker skin than mine (so there would be more contrast).
Southern Wood: a satiny cool-toned brown. This is a really gorgeous shade, and as you can see, it has really nice pigmentation and opacity.
Cherry Moss: a rusty brown with greenish shimmer. Okay, so I know that description doesn’t really make it sound great, but it’s actually really pretty. It’s another one that is really gorgeous all the way around. I suspect that putting it over a dark base, like a black cream shadow, would bring out the duochrome-ness more.
Sand Dune: a very light and sheer satiny mushroom-gray. Speaking of colors that nearly match my skin… It applies beautifully, though, and works well as a subtle highlight and/or blending color.
Elven Silver: pale, silvery gray. Coastal Scents calls this opaque, to which I say bull hockey. It’s a pretty color, but it’s also not anywhere near opaque.
Coastal Cliff: a satiny cool-toned medium gray. This one’s a bit patchy and is definitely helped by primer.
Gypsy Night: shimmery brownish-charcoal. Sigh… It’s patchy and not super opaque. Primer is an absolute must with this shade.
The colors in this palette are, on the whole, much better than the other ones. However, they do all benefit from the use of primer, especially Gypsy Night.
So what do you think? Which color is your favorite? Any suggestions for colors to fill the two empty slots?
That’s all for today! Thanks for looking!