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Seafoam Grey: Coastal Scents Hot Pot Shadows in Reef Blue and Gipsy Silver

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I’ve been a long-time fan of Coastal Scents Hot Pots. These are mostly good-quality shadows that are great for beginner or those looking for colors for day-wear, as they come in tons of shades, are silky and pigmented but not too strong for those who aren’t very confident with color cosmetics. 

If you want to quickly build up your kit without breaking the bank, I highly recommend checking Coastal Scents out, because you can get 12 Hot Pots for very little money, and a free magnetic, mirrored palette thrown in for free.

(These also fit into regular MAC palettes.)

I bought 12 of them last year, in warm browns, coppers, beiges and olive greens, but decided it was time to try softer, cooler shades this time round, especially as the company has come up with some new colors, which are currently going at US$1.99.  (And this time round, none of the shadows broke during the shipping, which was great. )

Coastal Scents Hot Pots in Reef Blue, and Gipsy Silver

2 of the shades I picked out (I’ll post about the other colors separately) were Reef Blue and Gipsy Silver, from their new collections. I also got the Shadow Worx Shimmer primer since I don’t own any shimmery primers and wanted to see how a $9.95 primer worked. So far it’s been quite good, and I enjoy how I can wear it alone as a cream shadow, although I don’t have oily lids, so I can’t comment on how well it makes shadows last.

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Step 1: Apply a shimmery primer like Coastal Scents Shadow Worx Shimmer (or any primer) all over your lids.

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Step 2: Apply a black kajal thickly along your upper lash line and then smudge it gently with your finger, pulling in one direction. Don’t smear back and forth. After that, apply more black kajal just close to the lash line to darken the color there since you’ve faded it out a bit.

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Step 3: For definition of the socket line, run a tiny bit of black kajal in a short V at the outer corner, and then use a flat brush to smudge it inwards along the socket line, being careful to smoke it out properly.

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Step 4: Now the easy part. Buff a soft shimmery grey or charcoal over the entire lid.  If you want a grey you can wear in the day time, this is it. Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Gipsy Silver is not a super-opaque grey so if you want this type of color but nothing too dramatic,  get this. It goes on soft, with a slight hint of violet-blue undertones which I really like.

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Step 5: Over the inner portions of the lids, dust over with a light layer of pale aqua shimmer. Reef Blue is  an icy pale aqua green which looks like a shimmery version of MAC’s matte eye shadow Aqua. It can look a bit pale /white on the lids if you pack it on too strong, so I like layering it over a deeper colors.

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Step 6: Finish with black kajal along the inner rims of the eyes (optional) and black mascara. 

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