Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Cameo (M21) Review & Swatches


Hi All,

I’ve only recently started playing with eyeshadows and since I can’t wear brighter hues to work, Neutrals and browns have become my besties. πŸ˜‰ Some 2 mts back, Upsi along wid Deeps and I decided to buy a few Hot Pots ( which we then promptly named the ‘Garam Matkas’) and with Upsi’s help and advice, I got some 5-6 hot pots. And thank god I decided to try them out coz they are awesome!! I initially found it very hard to choose colors because there are so many and hardly any swatches online…. Thanks to Upsi for all her help! Today I’ll be reviewing one of the neutral shades I love so much called Cameo..

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My take on Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Cameo:

  • Packaging:This shadow comes in a round pan like any other eyeshadow refill in a plastic casing like the Inglot ones. The pan size is the same as MAC so you can fit them into a MAC palette as well, but as usual, these are not magnetic so you need to either stick them in or use a magnet.
  • Color:This shade is described as a highly pigmented brownish pink hue with a satiny matte finish and the shade lives up to its description. On my lids though, this looks like a neutral Pink…Kinda like MAC Moleskin, but pinker…. I initially thought it was a dupe of MAC Expresso but as you will see later on, it couldn’t be more different.

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  • Price:  $1.99coastal scents hot pot cameo review+ neutral eyeshadow
  • Pigmentation & Texture:This eyeshadow is evidently very pigmented and is very very soft. It isnt hard to get the shadow to show up on the lids unless one has pigmented lids.

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  • Staying Power: It stays on my eyes for approx 4hrs in full intensity and then starts gradually fading. With a primer/base, it lasts about 7hrs which is the max time I’ve had an eyeshadow on πŸ˜‰

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I usually wear this as a lid color and use Expresso in the crease…It also looks pretty as a sandwich shade..i.e. I use Cameo on my lid, A darker shade in the crease and then Cameo again a bit above that to sandwich in Expresso. It looks really pretty!

Swatches of Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Cameo

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I also initially thought it looked similar to MAC Expresso when in the pan. But this is not so..Both shades are worlds apart and here is a comparative swatch to help you understand how different these shades are.

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Pros of Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Cameo:

  • A lovely all-over lid shade.
  • Well pigmented
  • Hardly any fall out
  • Perfect for work as well since its devoid of any shimmer.
  • Good staying power
  • I sometimes like to just use this as a lid wash color and go to work. It brightens up the eye without making it look made up.
  • Sooooooo inexpensive.
  • Good staying power.

Cons of Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Cameo:

  • Has to be ordered through their site only.


  • Pigmentation: 5/5
  • Packaging: 5/5
  • Staying Power: 5/5
  • Availability: 4/5
  • Price vs. Quality: 5/5


Have you tried Coastal Scents Hot Pot In Cameo ?

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  1. Mastttttttt review…bhabs!! mera toh almost sab leke hogaya from CS.. now only this is left!

    i want HOT POTSSS :hammer: :yippee: :dance-left-right: :tap-dance:

    • u kno A, it does have a tinge on pink on my skin…but it may be my skin only…i saw a vid on utube and on the girl it looks more neutral brown….cant help it ya…even most neutral lippies look pink on me πŸ™

  2. such a pretty neutral shade zeee..i luv using d avon wala blush on my eyelids for neutral luk..thankies to u i own tht gem :hug-makeup: :-*

  3. Aaahhh !! This is one of my favorite eyeshadows !! I’ve used this one in a couple of tut’s here too πŸ˜‰ bhabs on my lids it kinda looks nude brown wid a tinge of mauve πŸ˜€ it was fun shopping together πŸ˜€ i soo wish to get other garam matka’s too :heart: :rose: :star: :lipstick:

  4. he he then wont pink Z be the perfect name fr u? :giggle:…me calling u that from now on..nd isnt upsi such a sweetheart..shez guided me so much in my 88 e/s pallete pots ke bandwagon ko jaldi join karungi :p

  5. following ib tge footsteps of bollywood im re naming u as gulabo Z :-*…lol..ya surely…though my heart is set on the 120 pallete bt upsibrecommends i go for the 88 wala..ah confujon n greediness 😐


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