Coastal Scents Hot Pot Light Taupe Review – MAC Charcoal Brown Eyeshadow Dupe



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Coastal Scents Hot Pot Light Taupe

Hello my beautiful ladies,

Today I am here with a widely worn shade of eye shadow. It is a taupe colored eye shadow from Coastal Scents, and named “Light Taupe”.


Coastal Scents Hot Pot Light Taupe


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.

Price: $1.95

My experience with Coastal Scents Hot Pot Light Taupe:

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.


Coastal Scents Eyeshadow Light Taupe


Shade: Coastal Scents describe it as a deep, exotic taupe hue with a matte finish. In actual, it is a brown that can flatter all skintone, specially Indian skin tones. It works great for both an all over lid color and a crease color. I just love how it can be used for a casual-neutral look as well as a night time look. It can be used alone or combined with other shades as well. I mainly use it on crease area.

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.


Coastal Scents Light Taupe swatch


Pigmentation: It’s described as a semi-opaque eye shadow on Coastal Scents’ website. But it is very sheer. No matter how hard I try, it doesn’t show up on my NW25 skin. I have tried to just pat it instead of blending, but of no use. There is always a bit of patchiness that occurs when used.

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 Light Taupe:

  • Pretty shade.
  • No fallouts.
  • Great as a transition shade.
  • Decent staying power when used over a primer.
  • Cute packaging.

What I don’t like about Coastal Scents Hot Pot Light Taupe:

  • The pigments just vanish when you try to blend.
  • Needs primer to stay long, to blend well.
  • Not available in India.


Coastal Scents Light Taupe EOTD


DUPE Alert:

It is a dupe of MAC Charcoal Brown eye shadow. The shades are totally similar. But MAC Charcoal Brown has better pigmentation and staying power.

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.

Recommendations? It is always nice to have a matte taupe 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 the problems.

Ratings: 2.5/5

Have you tried Coastal Scents Hot Pot Light Taupe?

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