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Coastal Scents Hot Pot Cloud White
Have you tried any white eye shadows before?? Me?? No..I haven’t. This is my first experience with a white eye shadow. Did I like it? Love it? Go through the review to find out…
About Coastal Scents Hot Pot:
We offer Blush Hot Pots labeled with the letter B and our eye shadows in different finishes identified by the following letters: Matte (M) and Satin/Shimmer (S). You may also select shades from our Creative Me #1 Palette labeled CM and our Metal Mania and Creative Me #2 Palettes labeled ME.
My experience with Coastal Scents Hot Pot Cloud White:
Packaging: The eye shadow pan is housed in a sturdy plastic case with a scissor lock. The plastic case keeps the pan safe and protects the product inside from any sort of damages. The shade number is written at base.
Shade: Coastal Scents describe it as a vibrant, pearl white that delivers a soft, matte finish. In actual, it is pretty eggshell white which makes a great matte highlight and can be used on brow bone and inner duct area for the pop.
Texture: This is from their “matte” range. I love matte textures, but unfortunately not every brand can make drooling matte textures. The texture of this particular shade is smooth when touched with fingers, but once you try to apply it on eyes it feels a bit chalky, definitely not as silky as their other shades that I have tried.
Pigmentation: It’s described as a sheer eye shadow on Coastal Scents’ website. Yes, it is sheer, but can be buildup till medium coverage. But there is always a bit of patchiness that occurs when used, especially when you try to blend. If you’re only using it over small areas like patting lightly on the corners of your eyes or over lids, then it works fine, otherwise it just vanishes.
Staying Power: Without a primer, it didn’t more than 2 hours on me. With an eye primer beneath it stayed around 4 hours.
What I like about Coastal Scents Hot Pot Cloud White:
- Pretty shade.
- No fallouts.
- Sheer to medium coverage
- Great for highlights.
- Decent staying power when used over a primer.
- Cute packaging.
What I don’t like about Coastal Scents Hot Pot Cloud White:
- Dry and chalky
- The pigments just vanish when you try to blend.
- Needs primer to stay long, to blend well.
- Not available in India.
It is a dupe of MAC Gesso pro eye shadow. Texture wise both Gesso and Cloud White are dry and feels chalky when applied on eyes, pigmentation and staying power wise the Gesso is better.
Final Thoughts: The color is nice, though matte formula is actually my favorite, but unless it has a gorgeous color pay off, I really fail to work with it. This happens with this too. The texture, not so good pigmentation and low staying power upset me.
Moreover, I rarely use white eye shadows so perhaps I won’t be repurchasing it.
Recommendations? It is always nice to have a matte white eye shadow in your kitty and despite of the cons you can give it a try because at this rate, it won’t hurt much. Just a good primer beneath can solve all the problems.
Have you tried Coastal Scents Hot Pot Cloud White?
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