When the founder of Makeup Geek, the gorgeous Marlena, added eyeshadows to her makeup line, I just had to try them out! I pre ordered the starter kit which contains 8 eyeshadows, 5 matte and 3 shimmery ones. As you can see, the packaging is very similar to the MAC eyeshadow refills, but personally I think these are much prettier! 🙂
First of all I have to mention that their shipping was super fast! The day MUG got these beauties in store it took only one week before I got them! And I live in Norway, so I’m used to getting packages from The US 2 – 4 weeks after ordering them, and sometimes even longer! So I was very happy about that. 😀
Now, on to the eyeshadows. I absolutely love them ❤ They’re extremely pigmented and the smoothest eyeshadows I’ve ever tried! They just feel like velvet on your skin. They’re also easy to apply and I have no trouble blending them. The colours Marlena has picked out for this kit are gorgeous and will work great for any occasion; There are matte colours you can wear during the day and more shimmery ones that you can use at night. Underneath you can see some swatches I did of the eyeshadows, but I don’t feel like the pictures do them justice!
I’ve tried out these eyeshadows for a few days now and I’ve done a few looks with them, that I’m going to post soon!
Purely Naked is a nude coloured eyeshadow which has some shimmer to it. This one would be perfect for blending out colours in the crease or as an all over lid colour, for a natural daytime look.
Mocha is a warm medium brown colour with a matte finish. I would use this as a crease colour.
Cocoa Bear is a warm, reddish brown colour. This one is also matte and I would wear it on my lid or in my crease. I really love this colour and I can’t wait to show you a look with it! 😉
Glamorous is another one of my favorites! It’s a metallic bronze gold with a shimmery finish. It is very nice and creamy and it would be perfect to wear as a lid colour at night time!
Shimma Shimma is also a shimmery eyeshadow. It’s a beautiful champagne colour which works great as a highlight. This eyeshadow is really soft and I think it might be my new favorite highlight colour. 🙂
Corrupt is incredible! It’s the blackest black eyeshadow I’ve tried! It’s more pigmented than my former favorite, matte black eyeshadow, (Stiletto from the Too Faced Naked eye kit), and it’s even better than MAC’s Carbon! Need I say more? 😉
Purple Rain is a deep, matte finished purple. This one is not as pigmented as the other shadows, but I think it’s great and the colour is lovely! It would work great as a crease colour or on the lid, for a purple smokey eye.
Unexpected is a light pink/purple colour with a matte finish. I think this shadow would look very pretty on the lid and also it would work great to blend out colours in the crease.
That was all of the colours. They fit perfectly into empty palettes, such as the Z palettes (I just ordered a pink one 🙂 ) and the MAC palettes. They are not tested on animals and they’re both Talc – and Paraben – free!
When it comes to the weight, the MUG eyeshadows give you 1,8g / 0,064oz of product. This is a bit more than the MAC eyeshadow refills contains, (1,5g / 0,05oz), and you get them for half the price of a MAC one! Still, the Makeup Geek eyeshadows are of a very high quality and I feel like some of them are even better than the MAC eyeshadows, so they’re definitely worth checking out!
Now, there are 40 more eyeshadows you can choose from on Makeupgeek.com. They look gorgeous and I’ll definitely buy more of them. The ones I have to get are Razzleberry, Unicorn, Neptune, Shimmermint, Poolside, Chickadee and Mango Tango! Very creative names, don’t you think? 😀 Here’s a link to the eyeshadows if you want to check them out: http://www.makeupgeek.com/store/eye-products/eyeshadows/makeup-geek-eyeshadows.html?p=1
Individually, the eyeshadows cost 5,99 $ and the kit I ordered, with 8 colours, costs 45$. They ship worldwide and as I said, the shipping is very fast. 🙂
I don’t think I have anything negative to say about these beautiful eyeshadows. I just have to say “You’re very welcome in my makeup bag!”
Stars: 5/5 😀
I hope this review was helpful and don’t be afraid to ask any questions about the eyeshadows. 🙂