Makeup Geek Eyeshadows
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows are available in an array of 56 colors, and today, I’ll be showing you 18 of those colors.
Vanilla Bean is a sheer, creamy matte beige.
Beaches and Cream is a creamy matte peach-beige.
Shimma Shimma is a metallic champagne.
Peach Smoothie is a matte light peach.
Bleached Blonde is a shimmery dusty gold.
Homecoming is a medium brown with gold shimmer.
From left to right: Vanilla Bean, Beaches and Cream, Shimma Shimma, Peach Smoothie, Bleached Blonde, Gold Digger, Chickadee, Glamorous, Cocoa Bear, Pretentious and Homecoming.
From left to right: Bada-Bing, Burlesque, Sensuous, Drama Queen, Ocean Breeze, Envy and Corrupt.
I found all of the shades to be very pigmented, with some better than others. All of the shades are buildable, but the majority of them are pretty opaque with one swipe. I found the metallic shades to be the smoothest, and I didn’t have trouble blending any of the shades. A few of the matte shades are a little dry – such as Peach Smoothie and Corrupt, but it doesn’t affect their performance.
The sheerest shade of the bunch is Vanilla Bean, but being that it’s such a light shade, it’s not a big deal. It’s pretty similar to MAC Brule, which has to be layered a bit for full opacity. It’s great for blending and evening out the color on the lids.
The most pigmented shades are the darker shades. Corrupt is probably by far the blackest black I own. Bada-Bing is also crazy dark. It reminds me a bit of Nars Mekong.
All shades are available in pan form for $5.99, or you can purchase them in the potted form for $7.99. If you purchase the pans, you might want to purchase a Z-palette to keep them in as you can just pop them in as-is. You can put them in MAC Pro Palettes (with the insert removed), but you’d have to attach your own magnets to the back of each shadow, which will cover the sticker that says the name of the eyeshadow. Bummer!
I have all of mine in a MAC palette (non-magnetized for now) but I’m planning on purchasing a Z-palette to keep them in.
Overall, I’m really happy with these eyeshadows and I can’t wait to share some looks/tutorials using them!
As soon as I put them to more use, I’ll give you all any extra input. As far as them being comparable to MAC, I can’t really tell yet. I can say so far that they are well worth the price. Stay tuned!
- Very pigmented colors
- Easy to blend
- Minimal to no fall-out
- I’m a little bummed that they aren’t magnetized already so I can stick them in a MAC palette, but it’s not really a big deal. They are advertised to go with the Z-palettes, which makes a little more sense.
- A couple of the shades were slightly on the dry side, but I didn’t find them to apply chalky or uneven.
- I found many of the shades in the range to be really basic. I wish there were more unique shades!
Price: $5.99 each, Makeup Geek.