"Hi, I would like to purchase some coppery / bronzy / reddish shadows. I'm on a budget and can't decide between Coastal Scents Fall Festival Palette (for the Raisin Berry, Bright Copper and American Rose) and NYX trio copper/rust/bronze + red bean pie single shadow. What do you recommend ? I would like something in the spirit of MAC's Coppering, Cranberry and Antiqued. Thanks (your blog is great <3 )"
Asked by Anonymous
Hmm that’s a tough call because both are great options in terms of cost and quality!
If you want bang for the buck, the Coastal Scents Fall Festival one would be the one to go with because you get 12 shadows, including shades like navy, browns, olive, beige, etc.
In terms of texture, I’ve also found the Coastal Scents Metallic/Shimmer hot pots to be generally very good in terms of not having as much fall-out as the NYX shadows, which can be a bit softer and more powdery.
But if you’re really not going to be wearing the other colors, and just want shades as close to the 3 MAC shades you listed as possible, the NYX one is a better option because none of the shades in the Fall Festival palette are really dupes (though I LOVE ME15; it’s gorgeous).
- MAC Cranberry: NYX Rust is spot-on
- MAC Coppering: NYX Copper is a pretty good match
- MAC Antiqued: NYX Walnut (single) is a better match than Red Bean Pie, which is a lot more plum-toned and more like a darker Star Violet.