Review & Swatches: Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

Hey guys! Happy Friday! Got anything fun planned this weekend?

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, you’ll know I’m a big baseball fan, particularly of the Tampa Bay Rays. Tomorrow is their Fanfest, so I’ll be spending my afternoon there. It’s always a zoo, but always a lot of fun. It’ll be good seeing my baseball friends again. I’ll be sharing some photos on my Instagram during the event, so you can follow along if you want.

Anyhow, as promised, today’s post is going to be a review and swatches of the Makeup Geek eyeshadows I hauled recently (check out the haul post here if you missed it). This should be a fun one, so strap yourselves in and keep your arms and legs inside the ride vehicle at all times.

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So in my haul, I got a whopping 17 eyeshadows – 6 of the duochromes and 11 from the regular line. Let’s break them down one by one, staring with the duochromes.

First up is Blacklight, which has an electric purple base with icy blue reflects. This shade is so gorgeous I can barely stand it. It looks amazing on its own, but when applied over a black base… WOW.

Blacklight

Blacklight

Next is Havoc, which has a warm red-brown base with teal reflects. This one reminds me a lot of Partridge by ColourPop (almost a dupe for MAC’s blue-brown pigment, but pulls green-blue instead of blue-green). So. Freaking. Beautiful.

Havoc

Havoc

And next is Secret Garden, which has a deep espresso base with bright teal reflects. I saw Jaclyn Hill use this in a tutorial and knew I had to have it. Again… so pretty.

Secret Garden

Secret Garden

 

Up next is Karma, which has a golden base with yellow-green reflects. This is another shade so gorgeous I can barely stand it. I’ve used this one a couple times already and it looks so good. Love it.

Karma

Karma

Next is Mai Tai, which has an apricot base with orchid reflects. This shade is going to be so perfect for spring.

Mai Tai

Mai Tai

And last is Ritzy, which has a warm red-brown base with green and gold reflects. Once again… ♪♫ GORGEOUS! ♪♫

Ritzy

Ritzy

Now for the swatches!

Left to Right: Blacklight, Havoc, Secret Garden, Karma, Mai Tai, Ritzy

Left to Right: Blacklight, Havoc, Secret Garden, Karma, Mai Tai, Ritzy

 

Left to Right: Blacklight, Havoc, Secret Garden, Karma, Mai Tai, Ritzy (flash photo)

Left to Right: Blacklight, Havoc, Secret Garden, Karma, Mai Tai, Ritzy (flash photo)

Ok onto the regular line goodies!

First up is Roulette, a rosy, burnt sienna with a silky, shimmery finish.

Roulette

Roulette

Next is Prom Night, a pale purple with hints of grey and a shimmery finish. I love how unique this shade is.

Prom Night

Prom Night

Up next is Pixie Dust, a shimmery lime green. This totally reminds me of Tinkerbell for sure.

Pixie Dust

Pixie Dust

And next is Preppy, a matte khaki brown. Another very unique shade. It works really well in the crease.

Preppy

Preppy

Next is Glass Slipper, a pale teal with slight shimmer.

Glass Slipper

Glass Slipper

And up next is Shimma Shimma, a metallic champagne. This shade is so pretty for highlighting the brow bone or inner corner of the eye.

Shimma Shimma

Shimma Shimma

How about some more swatches?

Left to Right: Roulette, Prom Night, Pixie Dust, Preppy, Glass Slipper, Shimma Shimma

Left to Right: Roulette, Prom Night, Pixie Dust, Preppy, Glass Slipper, Shimma Shimma

 

Left to Right: Roulette, Prom Night, Pixie Dust, Preppy, Glass Slipper, Shimma Shimma (flash photo)

Left to Right: Roulette, Prom Night, Pixie Dust, Preppy, Glass Slipper, Shimma Shimma (flash photo)

Next up is Country Girl, a shimmery pink brown.

Country Girl

Country Girl

And next is Cocoa Bear, one of Makeup Geek’s most popular shades. This is a matte reddish brown. This is one of the most perfect crease colors ever.

Cocoa Bear

Cocoa Bear

Up next is another popular shade, Peach Smoothie, a light peach beige with a soft matte finish. This is a really nice transition shade.

Peach Smoothie

Peach Smoothie

Next is Time Travel, a deep teal with gray undertones and a matte finish. This is a fun color to use for a funky smokey eye and looks amazing smudged along the lower lashline when paired with Secret Garden or Havoc on the lid.

Time Travel

Time Travel

Finally, we have Bitten, a deep maroon red with a matte finish. This looks great in the crease or outer V for a fun smokey eye.

Bitten

Bitten

And here’s the last of the swatches.

Left to Right: Country Girl, Cocoa Bear, Peach Smoothie, Time Travel, Bitten

Left to Right: Country Girl, Cocoa Bear, Peach Smoothie, Time Travel, Bitten

 

Left to Right: Country Girl, Cocoa Bear, Peach Smoothie, Time Travel, Bitten (flash photo)

Left to Right: Country Girl, Cocoa Bear, Peach Smoothie, Time Travel, Bitten (flash photo)

Ok so as you can see, these shadows have really great pigmentation. They’re soft, so there’s a little fallout sometimes, but for me that’s a non-issue. They apply and blend so nicely. The hype regarding Makeup Geek is definitely real and definitely worth checking out. All the shadows I got costs just $6 each. They also have a line of foiled shadows that are $10 each as well as blushes, contour powders, loose pigments and makeup brushes. And everything is cruelty-free, which is always a plus. I definitely plan on checking out more of Marlena’s products for sure. I’m actually already making a list of more shadows to fill up my Z-Palette with.

Alright that should do it for today! Have you tried anything from Makeup Geek? Are they on your wishlist? Sound off below in the comments.

As always, thank you all so much for reading. I hope you have a wonderful weekend and I’ll see you again Monday with a new post! 🙂

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11 thoughts on “Review & Swatches: Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

  1. Gosh, so many people talking about MUG eye shadows lately. Makes me want them NOW… the conversion really makes them not a great savings compared to MAC. Prom Night has been on my list for ages. Now you’re making me pay attention to Preppy – it was never on my radar before but what an interesting colour.

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