Makeup Geek Eyeshadow

I’m sure you guys know about Marlena who has the great MakeupGeek channel on YouTube, right? She’s an amazing makeup artist, and seems like an all-around really nice, genuine person. Anyway, when I found out (from Phyrra) that she had a line of eyeshadows (and now lipsticks) out, I definitely wanted to check them out!

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows come in 56 shades currently, are cruelty free, paraben and talc free, and made in the USA. They come either in a refill pan, which you can insert into a MAC palette or Z Palette (my choice) or whatever you want. You can also get them in their own individual compacts.

These eyeshadows are super soft and incredibly pigmented. I am really, really blown away by the quality. They are 0.064 oz, which makes them a little larger than MAC shadows which are 0.05 oz.

I bought twelve shades to try out and let me tell you, it was hard to narrow down which ones to get! I decided on six more natural colors and six brighter ones.

Today we’ll check out the natural ones. So lets do this thing!

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow 2

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow 3
Galaxy, Burlesque, Brown Sugar, Glamorous, Pretty, Pretentious (clockwise)

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Galaxy

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Burlesque

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Brown Sugar
Brown Sugar

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Pretentious

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Preppy

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Glamorous

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Swatches
Galaxy, Burlesque, Brown Sugar, Pretentious, Preppy, Glamorous (over primer)

I’m going to wind up saying this for all of these, so I’ll just say it once right now. These are incredibly soft and pigmented. Some of them you barely have to touch to get so much payoff. They are truly great eyeshadows, and blow away most MAC eyeshadows in terms of texture and payoff.

Galaxy is a deep metallic gunmetal grey. Smoky, deep and divine.

Burlesque is a deep purple/red metallic. Really beautiful shade.

Brown Sugar is a warm copper with shimmer. So pretty I think this is one of my favs. Really nice medium shade.

Pretentious is a medium metallic bronze. Another metal-like looking shade that I adore.

Preppy is a matte khaki/taupe. Wow! For a matte it was so smooth and even. Great shade, even for brows.

Glamorous is a shimmery gold/orange/bronze. Another one I completely love and looks especially amazing on blue eyes.

Wearing Glamorous (over lid and lower liner) and Pretentious (outer corner and crease)

Wearing Glamorous (over lid and lower liner) and Pretentious (outer corner and crease)

Overall: I think you can tell I REALLY love these shadows! Such great quality and colors, and so inexpensive for what you are getting. I definitely prefer to spend my money on eyeshadows that are soft, easy to work with and super pigmented, and these are that.

Availability: Makeup Geek.

Pricing: $5.99 for 0.064 oz for pan refills and $7.99 for 0.064 oz for compacts (which can easily be de-potted).

So now that you have seen them, what do you think about these shadows?


Note: Makeup Geek is cruelty free.

Written by Kelly
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