I have somehow managed, up until now, to resist buying Makeup Geek eyeshadows. I have a few of their pigments and blushes (which are great), but their shadows had been sitting on my “To Try” list for a while. They recently added some new mattes to their lineup, so I decided that was my cue to finally try them out! I purchased 6 of the new colours: Bedrock, Concrete Jungle, Morocco, Petal Pusher, Vintage and Cherry Cola ($6.00 USD each, available at Makeup Geek).
Now, the reason you’re here — the swatches:
- Bedrock – a medium grey with brown undertones
- Concrete Jungle – a deep grey with subtle purple undertones
- Morocco – a rich, burnt orange
- Petal Pusher – a medium rose brown (on me, it pulls much more rose than brown)
- Vintage – a medium brown with mauve undertones
- Cherry Cola – a deep brown with strong red undertones
Why You Might Like These:
- At $6 USD each, they’re a great deal. One of these is about the same size as a M.A.C. eyeshadow (at less than half the price)!
- Makeup Geek has a great shade selection and a variety of finishes.
- Although I can only speak for the shades I’ve tried here, the quality is excellent. They’re pigmented and apply smoothly. I didn’t experience any patchiness and they worked beautifully when I tried them on my eyes.
Why You Might Not Like These:
- While $6 USD is an excellent price for single shadows, you might still look to some other brands’ pre-made eyeshadow palettes for even better value.
- The same thing applies if you’re unsure about picking out colours to pair together — pre-made palettes are often more user-friendly in that regard.
- They come in pan form, so you’ll need to either buy a Z Palette on the Makeup Geek site or put them in a M.A.C. palette, which is what I do. If you decide to use the M.A.C. palette, you’ll need to place a magnet on the back of each shadow. I purchase very inexpensive magnets on eBay. I personally like that I can put them in M.A.C. palettes and don’t mind the extra magnet step, but you might not feel the same way.
- Makeup Geek is only available online, so these might not be for you if you want the ability to see/swatch the shadows in person before purchasing.
I’m glad I finally decided to check out Makeup Geek’s eyeshadows and I can definitely see me purchasing more in the future. Are you a Makeup Geek fan? Do you have any shade recommendations for me? Let me know in the comments!