MAC Star Violet vs Coastal Scents Hot Pot in Raisin Berry
Left: MAC Star Violet (Veluxe Pearl) Shadow £10.00
Right: Coastal Scents Hot Pot in ME15 Raisin Berry $1.99 (I know, how amazing!)
I must mention yes I did buy the CS one in the US but I'm sure you will be able to get it over hear in the UK...
If you have to get one or the other, get the Coastal Scents if you can. The quality is amazing, the shadow is extremely pigmented and very metallic. In fact, I'd even go as far as saying its just as good or even better than the mac, oh and a way better price, which is always a great thing.
Star Violet is a much softer burgundy with a brighter pink-brown shine. Raisin Berry is a deeper wine-burgundy, and equally metallic and rich. This also goes on a lot stronger than the MAC shadow, so take note if you prefer lighter pigmentation.
Both shades are absolutely beautiful, and work with just about all eye colors. They especially make hazel/green eyes stand out, and would look fantastic over dark skins as well. It's defiantly my colour of the summer and I'm really excited to try it out for everyday wear!