Thursday, February 23, 2012

Makeup Geek Shadows

Finally ordered a few colors from Makeup Geek and I am super excited to use them!
If your not familiar with the brand it is from a makeup artist/ YouTube guru/blogger named Marlena. She has a wonderful blog full of makeup oriented things. Tons of videos,forums, makeup ideas and she even has challenges that members of her blog can post their own makeup looks. With all of that she also has a store on her blog that sells some of her favorite makeup brands and brushes and within that she has come out with her own line of  makeup and brushes aka the makeup geek line. She started off with brushes(that I still need to purchase) and went onto makeup. Eyeshadows were her first makeup product of her line to come out and of course I had to snatch a few up to try. Oh and I believe her next thing in the line is going to be lipsticks and glosses :) but anyway on to the goods!

Dirty Martini- a matte olive green shade. I lost my mac flourishing color somehow and this one looked to be a good dupe for it.

Purple Rain-(teehee what a cute name *cough*prince*cough*)-a matte plum shade. I have been into purple shadows and really wanted a matte one for some reason.

Shimma Shimma-a shimmery champagne shade. great for all types of highlighting!! I have also found it to be a close dupe to MAC all that glitters,which I have hit pan on awhile ago.

(left to right and no primer used)
Dirty Martini,Purple Rain,Shimma Shimma

(left to right over too faced shadow insurance)
Dirty Martini, Purple Rain, Shimma Shimma

These shadows go on very easy without feeling chalky and have GREAT color payoff, especially when used with a base. Shimma shimma is so soft it almost feels like a cream product. Dirty Martini and Purple Rain seem to have some staying power behind them because it took me a long time to remove the swatch from my arm. If your looking for a new line of makeup to add to your collection I would highly reccomend these shadows, oh and guess what...there $5.99 a piece and there are 50 shades to choose from!! That's a deal for a shadow of this quality!!

The shadows only come in pan form though.  I needed to get something to put them in because I had nothing, so I picked up a Zpalette!  If you do not have a palette to put them in these Zpalettes are great! They are magnetic so the shadows stay put and don't move around as well as the lid so it stays shut. These paletts are also sold on the makeup geek site. Isn't the cheetah print cute? I thought it was. The smaller palette is $13.99 and can hold 9 eyeshadows the size of the makeup geek ones. The palettes come in different colors and patterns and they also have a larger size if you need extra shadow storage.



  1. I have been wanting to these shadows for the longest time now. Great review.

  2. I found you on beautylish, following you :)

    Hope you can follow me back <3

  3. I have been eyeing her shadows but havent purchased any. I love the shades you chose all colors I love. Shimma Shimma would be a great face highlight too!

  4. there really great quailty shadows and so cheap

  5. Ive used shimma shimma as a face highlight and it is a great color for that. I am going to purchase more of these shadows because they are awesome.