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Make-Up Look | Brown + Burgundy Smokey Eyes

You’re probably getting sick of me constantly posting looks featuring my Coastal Scents Custom Eyeshadow Palette, but I just can’t help it. I love my Coastal Scents Hot Pots! That’s the beauty of putting together your own eyeshadow palette: every single shade you pick is a shade you’ll love and use and – in my case – throw at people’s faces every chance you get. Today’s look features shimmery golden brown and red on the eyes paired with a peachy nude on the lips. Take a look!

Let’s start with eyes. I went with Coastal Scents Boca Mocha – a shimmery golden brown – on the eyelid and Coastal Scents Pomegranate Red – a matte red – in the outer corner of the eyes and crease. Blending Pomegranate Red into Boca Mocha makes it look less pure red and more burgundy, and turns it into a perfect color match for the Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eye Liner Pencil in Plumeria that I’m wearing on my lower waterline. I completed the eye look by smudging a bit of Coastal Scents Chocolatier against my lower waterline, highlighting my inner eye corner with Coastal Scents Snow Bunny and applying a lick of mascara (Maybelline Volum’ Express Colossal Smoky Eyes Mascara) and a subtle wing just in the outer corners of my eyes (Sephora Fingertip Eyeliner).

Coastal Scents Custom Palette Coastal Scents Hot Pots eyeshadow

Coastal Scents Boca Mocha (middle row, 4th shade) + Pomegranate Red (bottom row, 4th shade) ✿

review Makeup Geek Full Spectrum Eye Liner Pencil Plumeria swatch

Makeup Geek Plumeria

On my skin I’m wearing my trusted combination of the Milani Conceal + Perfect 2-in-1 Foundation + Concealer and the Morphe Banana Powder, and for blush I went with Crochet from my Sleek Blush By 3 Lace Blush Palette. And on my lips is the Smashbox Be Legendary Lipstick in Nude Beach, a subtle peachy nude that balances out the heavy eye look.

What do you think of the look? Do you have a favorite eyeshadow palette?



  1. Mooie look heb je weer gemaakt! Ook heel draagbaar voor bijna iedereen

  2. Gorgeous look as always Mel!

  3. Beautiful as always!

    I don’t think I could choose just one fav eyeshadow palette, there are too many that I love!

  4. Mooie look heb je gemaakt.

    It’s hard for me to choose a favorite palette, but I can tell you that the ones I reach for the most are the smaller ones (like quads and quints).

  6. Ooooooo! Plumeria!!! I love that! You’re a natural beauty Melissa…..I’ve said it before and I say it again, you could wear a paper bag over your head and, somehow, you’re adorable earrings, or a necklace, your nail polish or your hair (SOMETHING!!!) would make it look great anyway! I’ll never tire of you and CS Hot Pots! ; )


  7. Gorgeous! I love how you used Plumeria.

  8. Such a pretty look, in love with that peachy lip color.

  9. Heel mooi, vooral je ogen zien er prachtig uit.

  10. The shades work well together… I love how you mix and match your shadows ♡♡♡

  11. Wat een mooie zwoele en romantische look!

  12. Great post.. you are so stinkin pretty!!! <3

  13. Looks lovely, Melissa:) I have a Coastal Scents palette that I love too!

  14. Die smoke eyes zijn heel gaaf.

  15. It’s no wonder you love this eyeshadow palette so much since you tailored it to your tastes.

  16. Very pretty ”natural” looking make up look!
    Well done!

  17. Hele mooie zachte look heb je gemaakt vandaag.

  18. PRETTY!! I missed seeing your face for the week I was gone haha.

  19. Super Mooi !!! ❤️

  20. Wauw! Dit staat je erg mooi..

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