In the mood for a mid-week makeup review? Me too! Last month I talked about some Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows, and because I was so blown away by their formula, I decided to try some traditional shadows as well. Sadly, my original photos (of brand new untouched shadow pans) were on the SD card that snapped in half, so I had to re-take these shots after I had already used them. Thankfully, the gorgeous swatches speak for themselves!
These shadows retail online for $5.99/each (0.064 oz) at makeupgeek.com, and are offered in over 60 stunning shades ranging from creamy beige to bright yellow. They are formulated without talc and parabens, and they are cruelty free. You can pop them into a z-palette (also sold on makeupgeek.com), or you can put them into any MAC palette you have lying around.
According to Makeup Geek, these highly pigmented shadows offer high-end quality with an affordable price. After testing each shade for the last few weeks, I can tell you that claim is completely accurate! The texture of the six I purchased is exactly what I’ve come to expect from this brand – they are creamy, pigmented, easy to blend, and they look stunning on the lids!
Shimma Shimma, Crème Brulee & Cocoa Bear
Shimma Shimma is a shimmery highlight with a creamy texture, and great color payoff. It has a satin finish, so it’s luminous without being sparkly or glittery. Like all the other shadows, it can be powdery when you swirl your brush into it, but when applied I had no issues with fallout.
Crème Brulee is a medium matte brown that works great as a transition shade. It produces quite a bit of kick up, but it applies beautifully and blends like a dream!
Cocoa Bear is a matte golden brown that look beautiful in the crease. It blends well and has fantastic pigmentation.
Peach Smoothie, Bitten & Burlesque
Peach Smoothie is a peachy beige with a matte finish. The color payoff is fantastic, it blends well, and it works perfect as a transition shade!
Bitten is described as a deep matte maroon red. The texture is a little drier than the others, but it has amazing pigmentation and applies beautifully to the lids.
Burlesque is a metallic muted burgundy. It looks similar to Bitten in the pan, but you’ll see in swatches it’s richer and more intense. The texture is super silky, and the pigmentation is incredible!
Look using Peach Smoothie, Crème Brulee & Bitten
I’m so happy I decided to finally take the plunge and try Makeup Geek! These shadows are so easy to work with, and they have a great price point. For the cost of just one Makeup For Ever or Kat Von D shadow, you can buy three Makeup Geek shadows OR you can buy five for the price of just one NARS Dual Intensity shadow! Plus, the quality is just as great as their high end counterparts. I’m already plotting my next purchase!
Have you tried Makeup Geek Eyeshadows? Which shades are your favorite?
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