My Top 10 Makeup Geek Single Shadows

Hey guys! How’s it going?

For today’s post, I thought I’d share with you guys my top 10 favorite single shadows from Makeup Geek. This is a brand I have really come to love since I first tried them out last year. The number of shades available as well as the variety of finishes is amazing. They cost just $6 each (though the foiled ones are $10 – and I’m betting they’re the reason or one of the reasons why MAC lowered the price of their single shadow pans to $6 last year). Makeup Geek is also a cruelty-free brand, which always gets bonus points.

So what are my top picks? keep on reading…

Ok these are in no particular order…

Creme Brulee (medium sand with a soft matte finish) – This is probably my favorite transition shade ever. It even beats out Peach Smoothie (which is also a great transition shade). It’s just the perfect light tan shade that works with just about any eye look you can think of.

Creme Brulee

Cocoa Bear (matte reddish brown) – One of the most perfect crease shades. It’s described as a red-brown which is so spot on. I love how it blends out in the crease (the red shows up more as you blend, which gives it an interesting two-toned look even though it has a matte finish). I also like using this on my lower lash line.

Cocoa Bear

Shimma Shimma (metallic champagne) – I use this to highlight my brow bone and/or inner corner of my eye for a little extra something. With a light hand, if you have a lighter skin tone, you could possibly even use this as a cheekbone highlight.

Shimma Shimma

Rebel (deep dusty purple with a gold overlay and a shimmery finish) – This shade is so unique. In the pan it looks like the gold is just overspray, but it’s not! What you see in the pan is what you get when you apply it! It’s just a really fun shade if you want something more funky/outside of the box type glam.


Chickadee (tangerine orange with yellow undertones and a matte finish) – This is one of those weird “baby food” colors. I like putting this in the crease and blend it up for a little extra pop of interesting color before putting a little Cocoa Bear over it.


Blacklight (electric purple base with icy blue reflects) – This is one of the duochrome shades. It is so gorgeous. It’s pretty by itself but pops even more when applied over a black or purple base.


Karma (golden base with yellow-green reflects) – Another duochrome shade. I reach for this one quite a bit. It looks great with a brown look or a gold look or a green look. It’s quite versatile and just so dang pretty!


Vintage (medium brown with mauve undertones and a matte finish) – This is another shade that’s great in the crease. I like using it when I’m using Blacklight or Rebel on the lid… or any more purple or pink based look.


Bitten (earthy maroon with a matte finish) – Another shade I like using in the crease or along my lower lash line. Despite the red shade, it’s more versatile than you’d think. It’s fun to throw in the crease for something different and a pop of color.


Cosmopolitan (rose gold with gold flecks and a shimmery finish) – You know me. #RoseGoldAllTheThings! If it’s rose gold, there’s a pretty good chance I love it and need it. I love wearing this all over the lid with Bitten or Cocoa Bear in the crease.


If you’d like to see swatches, check out my posts from last year here and here.

And that’s it! I have a bunch of other shadows from Makeup Geek (I have around 30 total), but those are my absolute favorites.

Have you tried anything from Makeup Geek? What shadows from them are your favorites? Tell me about them below in the comments.

As always, thank you all so much for reading! I’ll see you again soon in my next post!


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