Makeup Geek Eyeshadows – review and swatches

“As Makeup Geeks, we stay true to who we are. Cosmetics are not used to change ourselves, but to enhance the exquisite and unique people that we are. To be a Makeup Geek means to be a reflection of our inner beauty.

This is the message printed on Makeup Geek’s eyeshadow refills packaging. Such a cute idea.

I was super excited to try these eyeshadows because, in case you don’t know, this line is released by Marlena (she is a well known beauty guru on Youtube), and I am a subscriber of her for so many years… 

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As soon as I got them in my mail I couldn’t wait to share with you all the swatches, some info and my overall opinion.
All Makeup Geek eyeshadows are cruelty-free.
All Makeup Geek eyeshadows are Talc & Paraben-Free except Manderine and Fuji
Ingredients:
Mica, Isoeicosane, Polyisobutene
May Contain:
Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Oron Nitride, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Ptfe, Nylon-12, Magnesium, Stearate, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Synthetic Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Methicone, Dimethicone, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499, Chromium Hydroxide Green Ci 77289, Ultramarines Ci 77007, Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Bismuth Oxychloride Ci 77163, Manganese Violet Ci 77742dc Black No. 2 Ci 77266, C13-16 Isoparaffin, C12-C14 Isoparaffin, C13-C15 Alkane, Carmine Ci 75470, Chromium Oxide Greens Ci 77288, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide Ci 77510, Ferric Ferrocyanide Ci 77510, Blue 1 Lake Ci 42090, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140, Red 6 Lake Ci 15850, Tin Oxid
Price:
$5.99 – eyeshadow refill
$7.99 – compact eyeshadow
You get 1.8g/0.064oz of product in each pan. Their diameter is 2.6 mm
Worldwide shipping. The price vary depending on your location and the quantity of products you order.  
I’ve got 12 eyeshadow refills and here they are:
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Mango Tango - I was afraid this color will be too bright, but as you can see it is a beautiful coral color with very subtle and fine golden glitter. Will warm up any skin complexion.
Cupcake -this is a matte, medium pink-beige eyeshadow. On the website it is described as a medium pink, but in my opinion it is not icon smile Makeup Geek Eyeshadows   review and swatches Anyways, I like it a lot! You can use it to create beautiful smokey eyes, soften any brown or purple e/s …
 
Bitten - such a pretty mattedeep maroon red color… Never thought of red as being a pretty wearable e/s, before I laid my eyes on this one icon wink Makeup Geek Eyeshadows   review and swatches You can pair it with a peachy, pink, soft brown, beige and so many others e/s for a perfect everyday look.   
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Moondust - a metallic silver taupe color, love from the first time I tried it!
Poison Ivy – it’s a very interesting color, shimmery khaki green with  lot of  golden flecks. At first I’ve chosen the Dirty Martiny e/s, but it was out of stock so I thought I will get this one. From the swatches I have seen, I thought it would be sheerer, but I was pleasantly surprised icon smile Makeup Geek Eyeshadows   review and swatches
Glamorous - a metallic bronze gold. If you have blue eyes, grab it! icon wink Makeup Geek Eyeshadows   review and swatches It looks so beautiful in person… 
My pics don’t show up all the beauty, first of all because the weather is not the best for taking pics :/ And I love taking pics on sunny days! But it’s winter right now, it’s cloudy here pretty much all the season icon smile Makeup Geek Eyeshadows   review and swatches (sorry for the off topic)
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Sea Mist - shimmery teal with silver flecks, it was described as turquoise on the website, but at least on me it looks teal icon smile Makeup Geek Eyeshadows   review and swatches So, keep that in mind. Nevertheless, beautiful color.
Shimmermint - light green with olive hue color! It is metallic with golden shimmer. Isn’t it gorgeous? icon wink Makeup Geek Eyeshadows   review and swatches
Poolside - My favourite one! icon wink Makeup Geek Eyeshadows   review and swatches A perfect shimmery aqua color with golden specks! 
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Nautica - a midnight blue shade with shimmery finish
Drama Queen - a very dark purple with shimmer finish
Envy - dark green shade with shimmer finish
I have combined these 3 e/s for a reason. All of them are black based e/s. They make a perfect color for your smokey eyes. Using them over a black base would give the best result!
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    Look how shimmery and sparkly they are! My camera didn’t
catch those sparkles on photos.
Overall:
All these eyeshadows are very soft and easy to blend. Mango Tango and Poison Ivy seemed to me a bit more chalky than all the other, like they are of a bit dryer texture. But as I use all my eyeshadows with a base it’s not a problem icon smile Makeup Geek Eyeshadows   review and swatches
The color payoff is great! You could see that in my swatches. Also another good thing is that I had minimum to no fallout at all!
I like to use e/s wet and these did a very decent work! Didn’t have any troubles. You can use them as eyeliners too.
Many reviewers are comparing them to MAC e/s. I didn’t try any MAC, but I have tried other professional brands icon smile Makeup Geek Eyeshadows   review and swatches And I can honestly say that the MUG (makeup geek) e/s are more powdery. For ex., my fav MakeUp Atelier e/s are not powdery at all and adhere better to the skin.
But Marlena is just at the beginning of her way, I am sure she is working hard to improve her products ! I do consider all these eyeshadows being of good quality, great color payoff and the prices are very reasonable!
You can check here all the eyeshadows available at the moment: http://www.makeupgeek.com/store/eye-products/eyeshadows/makeup-geek-eyeshadows.html 
Did you try any of Marlena‘s products? Let me know! icon smile Makeup Geek Eyeshadows   review and swatches
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“PR samples sent for review consideration. My opinions are unbiased and honest for my readers.”

7 Comments on Makeup Geek Eyeshadows – review and swatches

  1. lhbubbles
    01/28/2013 at 8:08 PM (2 years ago)

    Such gorgeous pigmentation!(:

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    • Stacey MakeUp
      01/31/2013 at 8:30 AM (2 years ago)

      It is ;)

      Reply
  2. Stacey MakeUp
    01/25/2013 at 2:53 PM (2 years ago)

    @MadamNoireI am eager to try that e/s too! ;) Will be waiting for urs :D

    Reply
  3. Chantel
    01/25/2013 at 2:48 PM (2 years ago)

    Gorgeous eye shadows! I love them all.

    Reply
  4. MadamNoire
    01/25/2013 at 2:34 PM (2 years ago)

    They are all amazing! :) I haven’t tried Mango Tango in a look yet, but I will have to do so soon. Like you, I’ve been a little bit afraid of it and coral is a color that doesn’t look good on me at all.

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  5. Agnieszka Janoszka
    01/25/2013 at 1:06 PM (2 years ago)

    oh…. beautiful pigmentation!
    i can’t wait for my MakeupGeek eyeshadows :)

    xoxo

    Reply

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