Friday, 21 March 2014

More Makeup Geek Shadows

I have been so in love with my four shadows from Makeup Geek that when I saw the Starter Kit and Z Palette Bundle was available on the website I just had to snap it up.  It's a good job I did because within a week it was out of stock again.  Must be a popular way to start with their shadows.

So here is what the gorgeous shadows look like in the Z Palette.

They are starting at the top and working Left to Right:

Mocha, Prom Night, Unexpected
Cocoa Bear, Corrupt, Creme Brûlée
Drama Queen, Glamorous, Shimma Shimma

I have dutifully swatched them for you.

The swatches are in the same order.

Mocha, Prom Night, Unexpected, Cocoa Bear and Corrupt.

Creme Brûlée, Drama Queen, Glamorous and Shimma Shimma.

These were applied without using a base and no flash was used.  As you can see the pigmentation is excellent.  The pictures were taken in natural daylight.

Again the service from Makeup Geek was excellent.  The items were packaged well.  This time they took slightly longer to arrive, taking 12 days.  They are worth waiting for though and they do have to cross the Atlantic so all in all not too bad.

I'll not be buying any more just yet as I think I have enough to be getting on with for now.  However a true makeup addict should never say never.

I have done a Youtube video showing me unboxing my Makeup Geek goodies.

Have a great weekend everyone xx

Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows Review and Face of the Day

I recently decided that it was about time I tried the Makeup Geek Eyeshadows.  I'd been admiring them from afar for far too long.  It was time to order.  I'm so glad that I took the plunge.

Firstly they are the same size as Mac shadows and they are available as pans as well as in pots.  This means that they will fit in your own Mac palettes or your Z Palette.  I opted for putting mine into an ELF Elements compact.

I only ordered 4 so I thought this was the best option as it also has a great mirror.  However, today whilst filming a Makeup Geek Tutorial they fell out!!  I immediately thought it was the eyeshadows fault but on testing them in my Z Palette I realised that the problem actually lay with the Elf palette.  It's ok for now but I will be putting them into a Z Palette soon as this is a recipe for disaster!!

The colours I ordered are:

Homecoming, Bada Bing, Latte and Shimma Shimma.  They appear in this order in my first photo too.  They come in lovely wee envelopes which are similar to the Mac ones.

I prefer to have them in this form as it makes it easy for me to change them in and out of my most used Z Palette.

So far these shadows have not disappointed.  They are really pigmented and it's very easy to be heavy handed with them.  A little goes a long way.  I have used them over a Mac Paint pot and they have lasted all day.  I've even given them the 24 hour test and they passed with flying colours.

They are much cheaper then Mac shadows.  They work out at roughly £4.50 each depending on current exchange rates.  This includes the postage.  Makeup Geek seem to be a company that does not rip the backside out of shipping charges.  I found it to be very reasonable.  The service was quick too.  They took 10 days to cross the Atlantic to land with me.

I love these so much that of course I have placed an order for more.  I'm having a real eyeshadow addiction phase at the moment.  I think I have enough now lol.  With these being comparable to Mac shadows but much cheaper it means I can afford more.  Score!!

Todays face was created using these shadows.

I have Shimma Shimma all over the lid with Homecoming on the outer half and a slight bit on the inner corner too.  I used Latte in the crease and added a little Bada Bing in the outer corner and part way along the upper lash line.  I also added some Homecoming to the lower lash line and voila!!

These shadows are definitely worth the money and the wait for them to cross the pond.

I am also wearing Tanya Burr Lipgloss in Afternoon Tea.  Another current favourite.

Have you tried any Makeup Geek shadows?  Please feel free to share your favourites or recommendations xx


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