And now swatches! I did them row by row on bare skin with no base at all
So overall I really like these shadows. The shimmery colors are WAY more pigmented than the matte colors. All of the shimmery ones are awesome, they're smooth and pigmented, just the way an eyeshadow should be! And there are 3 matte colors that have an awesome texture, nice and buttery like my Inglot mattes. Those colors are Wisteria (light purple), Latte (medium brown), and Bitten (brown red color). The other mattes are ok. Corrupt (black) and Cocoa Bear (warm brown) are super pigmented but don't have the nice texture of the mattes I just listed. There are also a few colors that are matte with sparkles in them (Razzleberry, Mandarine, Ice Queen, Bada Bing) and they're decent.
I find that this collection is MAJORLY lacking in the blue department. I found myself doing the dragon from Enchanted look and really wanting a navy blue but MUG doesn't have one so neither did my look. The only color I'd actually consider to be blue is Poolside and Ocean Breeze is borderline blue/green. There are tons of greens and tons of neutrals. I really don't love any of the purples and I am a purple girl. Wisteria is by far the best but the purple colors just don't do it for me, they're too much on the neutral side.
You can tell that this collection is mainly for the neutral lover but even if you're not a neutral girl, they may turn you into one. I did a neutral look today which I'm really really liking using these shadows.
You can find these shadows at the Makeup Geek store, they have just the pans that you put into a palette for $5.99 apiece (a steal compared to a MAC pan which is $11.50) and they have single shadows in their own little compact for $7.99. Definitely check into the shimmery ones, you can't go wrong with any of those. If I had to pick a top 10 it would be:
Vanilla Bean (for blending)
Most of those are neutrals.
And here are some attempted dupes of other colors I thought some of the Makeup Geek colors looked like in the pan, I know some don't look similar on the skin but I swear they looked alike in the pans haha.
Which black wins this contest?? Haha I always just used my NYX black but didn't realize that it really isn't black until just now haha.
So that's that. I hope someone finds this helpful! Do you own any Makeup Geek shadows? What do you think of them??
As I was typing this up, I went onto Facebook and saw that Kassie from Unique Desire has just put up a review of these shadows too, you can check that out HERE to see what she thinks about them! Also, if you want to see some really incredible swatches of them check out Mandy's review on the starter kit that MUG released and also the expansion kit (for real, her swatches are unbeatable!)!
Thanks for checking this out!!