Make Up Geek Eyeshadows Haul + Swatches

(Last Updated On: June 27, 2017)

Having heard so much about the Make Up Geek eyeshadows, I knew I had to try some myself. As I have been preferring matte eyeshadows of late, I thought it would be good to try some Make Up Geek ones. Most matte eyeshadows do take a little more effort to blend but I do find that with my hooded eyelids, it’s just easier to keep them where I want them to be. I used to love my shimmer eyeshadows until I got annoyed with how they seem to go everywhere on my lids.

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Make Up Geek Eyeshadows Swatches

Make Up Geek Eyeshadows Swatches Bitten Burlesque Cocoa Bear Chickadee Dirty Martini Drama Queen Duchess Envy Vanilla Bean

The Make Up Geek eyeshadows are surprisingly affordable (US$5.99 each in a pan). Plus they are all cruelty-free, talc and paraben free as well. Their popularity can be attested by how so many of them are often sold out and you have to wait for them to be restocked (I just checked and a few of these I got are sold out at the moment). I did intend to get all mattes this time but a couple that I wanted so I did end up getting a couple of shimmer/metallic ones.

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Make Up Geek Eyeshadow swatches bitten burlesque cocoa bear

  • Bitten: Matte deep maroon red
  • Burlesque: Deep Metallic Burgandy
  • Cocoa Bear: Matte reddish brown

Make Up Geek Eyeshadows Swatch Chickadee Dirty Martini Drama Queen

  • Chickadee: Matte Yellow Orange
  • Dirty Martini: Matte olive green
  • Drama Queen: A densely dark purple with a shimmery finish

Make Up Geek Eyeshadows Swatches Duchess Envy Vanilla Bean

  • Duchess: Matte cool purple
  • Envy: Deep metallic green
  • Vanilla Bean: Light Shimmer with Peachy Beige Undertone

All the shadows are beautifully pigmented and I experienced no fall out with them. My favourites of this lot would have to be Dirty Martini (I don’t quite have a shade like that and just look at that name!), Drama Queen (it is amazingly smooth, creamy and so vibrant) and Chickadee (another unique shade that I don’t own).

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I already have a handful of highlighting shades but I thought I would add one (Vanilla Bean) to this Z Palette. Surprisingly, I found Vanilla Bean a little dry and I struggled to pick up the product when swatching. It doesn’t fare badly when used with a brush and it does blend well though. A beautiful shade for highlighting under the brows, its ‘light’ shimmer is also barely detectable which I prefer. I also bought Cocoa Bear as I love reddish browns but like Vanilla Bean, I found it a little on the dry side too.
Make Up Geek Eyeshadows Z Palette Dotted Leaf
I received these shadows within 1.5 weeks of ordering them from the US. Pretty quick, I’d say! The Z palette is a patented Make Up Geek exclusive Dotted Leaf design (US$14.99) and I absolutely love it. At this rate, I am pretty sure I will be back for more for its affordability, pigmentation and such a wide variety of shade choices (over 60).

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I can’t speak about how well they last on the lids yet as I haven’t had the chance to try that out. However, I will be doing another post on a couple of looks featuring these shadows.

Each eyeshadow pan weight is 1.8g / 0.064 oz and can be placed in Z palettes. Or you can purchase each individual eyeshadow in its own compact for $7.99

Have you tried Make Up Geek eyeshadows? What’s your favourite shade out of the ones here?

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    • I really like Envy too. I have a thing for greens, especially a gorgeous deep metallic green. Let me know how you go or what you end up getting 🙂

    • They are gorgeous indeed! I’m definitely going back to get the ones that I wanted that were out of stock 🙂

    • Hi Jasmin! I heard a lot about Make Up Geek too before I finally took the plunge. No regrets here, the price is so good for the quality x

  • I have been looking around for the best (and pocket friendly) matte eyeshadows. Have not tried Make Up Geek and looks to me like now I might!

    • Hi Norlin! You have to try them and let me know what you think. The quality is definitely comparable to brands that are more expensive x

  • I’ve not tried Makeup Geek shadows yet but have been hearing how great they are and comparable to MAC quality-wise. I do find matte shadows harder to blend so to bag some excellent ones is a rare thing indeed. I like Urban Decay’s matte shades in their Naked palettes and they glide on and blend very easily.

    • Hi lovely. I did hear about how they are comparable to MAC as well. I only have a couple of MAC shadows but I do have the Naked basic palette that I use very often and these Make Up Geek ones are definitely comparable. And much more affordable too x

  • Nice review! Looks like you made some good choices because these eyeshadow look gorgeous! Dirty martini and drama queen look like interesting colors that I’d love to add to my collection. I’ve never tried Makeup Geek but I’ve been hearing a lot about it lately.

    PS- Your blog looks great! I just subscribed so I can get your updates 🙂

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