Coastal Scents Hot Pot S12 Brandeis Blue Review – MAC Freshwater Eyeshadow Dupe



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Coastal Scents Hot Pot S12 Brandeis Blue – MAC Freshwater Eyeshadow Dupe

Yesterday I received a packet containing 34 Coastal Scents hot pot eye shadows and no prize for guessing who the sender here is. Yes yes yes, she is our very own Santa.


Coastal Scents Hot Pots


I was soo overwhelmed seeing the little pot of eye shadows that it took me hours to decide which one I’ll choose first for the review. My eyes were hovering over the shades when they got stuck in one and I’ll be reviewing that first.

So here is the review on Coastal Scents Hot pot S12 in Brandeis Blue.

About Coastal Scents Hot Pots:

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

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Coastal Scents Hot Pot S12 Brandeis Blue


My experience with Coastal Scents Hot Pot S12 Brandeis Blue:

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: An utterly gorgeous greenish-blue color with iridescent shimmers. It can be used alone or combined with other shades as well. Great for fair to medium skin toned beauties. I have many peacock blue eye shadows in my vanity, but this one is the best. It has a dual tone, sometimes it look more greenish, sometimes bluish. It varies in color when seen in different lights or from different angles. Just the way a peacock blue is supposed to look like. A totally OMG kind of shade.


Coastal Scents S12 Brandeis Blue
Texture: The shadow has smooth texture and has fine pearly shimmers, which are almost non-visible on eyes, but adds a beautiful sheen. The color does not feel chalky and there is no fall out at all. It is easy to apply and blends well with other shades too.

Pigmentation: Well pigmented. It shows even without a primer. Very rich and one swipe gives a pretty flush of color on eyes. The shade is buildable and thus can be intensified as per choice.


Coastal Scents Brandeis Blue swatch


Staying power: The staying power is awesome and it stayed intact on me for more than 6 hours. No smudging or fading. Though it comes out with a minimal cleanse in one swipe.

Summing up my likes and Dislikes:-

What I like about Coastal Scents Hot Pot S12 Brandeis Blue:

  • Gorgeous shade.
  • Pretty iridescent shimmers.
  • Smooth satiny texture.
  • Non-chalky.
  • Blends like a dream.
  • Well pigmented.
  • Stays long.
  • Cute packaging.
  • Dirt Cheap.
  • Pick up your own colors and customise your pallet.


This gorgeous shade is a dupe of MAC freshwater eye shadow. Coastal Scents has done a great job in this. We are getting a MAC dupe with an equally gorgeous shade, equally good texture, equally great pigmentation and color payoff but at a much lesser rate.


Coastal Scents Brandeis Blue EOTD


Final thoughts: I love this shade and this is a beautiful color that makes my brown eyes pop. If you’re a blue eye shadow lover, pick this one up without any second thought, you’ll love it. Completely gorgeous color, blends well, lasts all day with or without a primer. I’m in love with this, its sooo overwhelming on my skin.

I would definitely purchase this and would recommend to everyone.

Rating: 5/5

Have you tried Coastal Scents Hot pot S12 in Brandeis Blue?

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