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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