Today I received a message from a follower on my Facebook page. She had noticed I used Makeup Geek eyeshadows and wanted to know if they are worth buying (they are indeed!). Her message reminded me that Makeup Geek sent me 8 eyeshadows, colours of my choice, a few months back and I completely forgot to do a review on them!!
So today I am reviewing the following shades:
Top Left to Right: Shimma Shimma, Purely Naked, Gold Digger & Glamorous.
Bottom Left to Right: Country Girl, Cocoa Bear, Bada Bing & Corrupt.
Shimma Shimma is the best highlight shade! It works well with so many skin tones. It is super pigmented so a little goes a long way. I use it for the inner corners of the eye to create the illusion of being wide awake and for opening up the eyes. I also use it to highlight the brow bone. Verdict 5/5
Purely Naked is a great versatile colour. I use it a lot for going to work, I place it on my lid and blend a darkish brown into the crease for depth. I also use it to blend out dark crease colours and on the brow bone if I don’t want to use a shimmery colour up there. This colour is perfect for ladies who prefer a super natural look and only want a little colour on their eyes. The colour pay off isn’t fantastic, I do have to build it up but that’s my only negative comment on this colour 🙂 Verdict 4/5
Glamorous is probably my most used MUG eyeshadow, apart from Shimma Shimma. This colour looks amazing on every eye colour, but really brings out blue and green eyes. I use Glamorous on my lid and Bada Bing in the crease for gorgeous bronzy brown/black smokey eye…stunning. The colour pay off is AWESOME. I can’t talk highly enough about this colour hehe 🙂 Verdict 5/5
Sooo, I actually have never used Country Girl in a makeup look!! This is the only colour I haven’t used. I’m not really a big fan of this colour and it’s colour pay off. To me it just looks like a washed out Cocoa Bear. Verdict 3/5
Now, Cocoa Bear…I LOVE!! It is a lovely matte red-brown with awesome pay off. Definitely one of my favourites. Cocoa Bear and Chickadee are a gorgeous combo (they look great on Blue Eyes). I have posted a makeup look using those two colours together with a soft yellow, it has become one of my go-to looks 🙂 Verdict 5/5
Corrupt…ok this is seriously the BLACKEST black I have ever come across and every person who has tried it agrees with me. If you only buy one colour from Makeup Geek this is the colour to get!! I use this for eyeliner, creating proper black smokey eyes and adding some darkness to my crease colour. LOVE. Verdict 5/5
Bada Bing. At first I barely touched this guy…but then I decided to give him a whirl and I fell in love 🙂 In the photo Bada Bing looks a little on the matte side, it actually has gold flecks in it which make for a nice dark chocolate-brown smokey eye. It is super pigmented so a little goes a long way. I use this a lot now for clients (and myself) as it isn’t as harsh as black but it is still quite dark. Verdict: 5/5
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Once again I am very impressed with Makeup Geek eyeshadows. Seriously girls why buy high-end brands when you can buy Makeup Geek for the same quality and it’s only $6!!
I have noticed that MUG do a lot of neutral shades, which is cool but I would love to see Marlena and her team start bringing out some super bright shades to even out the balance of neutral and bright.
I have another 12 shades coming to me in the post!!! Super excited 😀 I will be doing a review on them when they arrive…ohhh I can’t wait!