Wednesday, 27 January 2016

My Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

I wonder why I ever wasted money on MAC eyeshadows now that I own Makeup Geek ones. If you thought Urban Decay trumped MAC, well Makeup Geek tops that. These are the most buttery shadows you will ever use and a fraction of the price compared to MAC single shadows.

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows Creme Brule, Bitten, Cocoa Bear and Flameflower Swatch
I added four colours to my basket in a flash when I saw that Beauty Bay had started stocking them. I’d seen American YouTubers like Jaclyn Hill and Desi Perkins using them in tutorials. I searched blogs for swatches and decided I liked the look of Crème Brule, Cocoa Brown, Bitten and Flame Thrower.

When they arrived I realised they didn’t stick in my MAC palette, the magnets on the back weren't strong enough. So I had to wait until Beauty Bay restocked the Z Palette. They are neatly tucked away in the smaller palette and are now favoured against any other shadow.
The mattes are very impressive – super pigmented and creamy. They blend like a dream, unlike MAC eyeshadow which take an age to blend in comparison. Crème Brule is a perfect caramel colour for the crease or can be used to diffuse any other colours out towards the brow bone. Cocoa Bear is one of Makeup Geek’s most loved colours, it’s a rich chocolate brown with a slight touch of purple to keep it balanced. Bitten is a sultry plum shade that works wonderfully for a coloured smoky eye, it’s very vampy.

If you want high impact, I would recommend their Foiled eyeshadow colours, Flame Thrower is a vibrant, zingy copper colour which looks amazing with green eyes.

I can’t wait to buy more, do you have any shade recommendations?
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9 comments

  1. Such stunning shades! I ordered my first 6 MUG Shadows and im super impressed. They are so creamy! I got Cocoa Bear too and its gorgeous x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave

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  2. I got some before Christmas and I absolutely love them, the pigmentation is insane! I don't have any of the colours you've mentioned but Homecoming, Barcelona Beach and Mocha are some of my favourites!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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  3. These eyeshadows are gorgeous! I really need to invest in Make Up Geek shadows, I've heard so many great things about them! xo

    McKenzie | therosynook.com

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  4. I recently picked up "mango tango" & "cosmopolitan" - I need 'flamethrower' it looks absolutely gorgeous! love the look of MG foiled shadows
    Jess | www.beautifulbreakable.com ♥

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  5. I need to get me some Makeup Geek :) they are lovely, especially mattes. Need to order some after my spending ban is done :)

    Love D x

    Http://idorottka.blogspot.co.uk

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  6. I've been loving orangey undertones in eyeshadows, these are very pretty! x
    emilylavenders.com

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  7. I'm obsessed with Makeup Geek and have all of these except Creme Brûlée :') I'd never thought of this combination of shades before but they look really pretty so I'll give them a go together! I really recommend Homecoming, Cocoa Bear, Taupe Notch and Frappe (though I think that might be similar to Creme Brûlée from your swatch) xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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  8. These look gorgeous!! I definitely need to get on beauty bay. I've heard so much praise about them.

    M xx

    The CSI Girls

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