Everyday shades for eyes and cheeks
I made this palette a few months ago on the Coastal Scents website. Everyone raves about their incredibly affordable shadows, so I figured I would give them a try. When I saw they had combination palettes, I added a blush and pressed powder as well. I wanted something that would be perfect for travel so I didn’t have to pack as many individual items. MAC has custom face and eye palettes too, but they’re pretty expensive and I don’t love their powder formula. This one ended up being around $16 with shipping which is amazing for a customized palette!
Here are the shades from left to right:
- Cherry Wood – my favorite! It has a slight red/brown/tiny greenish gold shift that looks amazing all over the lid.
- Southern Wood – deep shimmery brown
- New Terrain – medium matte brown. It’s not as pigmented which I personally like for the crease.
- Forest Eve – gorgeous evergreen shade
- Light Plum – pretty purple shade with taupe undertones. I wanted this to be just slightly lighter.
- Light Apricot – perfect light gold/champagne lid shade. It’s my most worn color in this palette.
- Romance Blush – peachy pink with a satin finish
- Antiquity Blush – super light beige setting powder
I absolutely love the Hot Pot eyeshadow formula. All of the shimmers I picked up are smooth, highly pigmented, and blendable. The majority don’t have any fall out except a tiny bit from Light Apricot. The matte shadow is a bit drier and harder in the pan, but I prefer to build my crease shade, so I still really like it.
The Blush formula is also drier, especially the pale Antiquity shade. I can use it to set my under eyes, chin, and forehead, but definitely prefer Glossier Wowder or Besame Brightening Powder. Romance is a bit better texture-wise, but I have several other blushes I prefer.
All in all, I travel with this palette all the time. I still bring another powder, but I love the shadows and would definitely pick up more.
Have you ever tried Coastal Scents or making a custom palette?