My Friday review of Makeup Geek Eye Shadow Pans
Finding highly pigmented and amazing cruelty-free / vegan eye shadows has been something of a challenge. There are plenty of shadows that look amazing but the end result is always disappointing.
I had heard great things about Makeup Geek so was thrilled when Beauty Bay began to stock them on their site this year, making them more readily available to us British based beauty junkies. I first tried out Makeup Geek when I made a Beauty Bay Haul a few months back, where I ordered 18 individual pans, and pretty much fell in love immediately. The range of different shades available was incredible, and at £4.95 for the standard pans, or £7.95 for the foiled pans, they seemed rather more affordable than other high-end brands too.
For those of you living under a rock and haven't heard of Makeup Geek - it is a brand created by one of YouTube's best loved Makeup Guru's Marlena AKA Makeup Geek. If you haven't checked out her YouTube channel yet, after reading this get over to YouTube and watch her in action.
Because I already have many fabulous neutral shades in my collection I was looking to invest in brighter and more adventurous shades for my makeup kit.
What I love the most about these eyeshadows is there is little to NO fall-out associated with pretty much all the shades I have (the duochrome shadows have more fallout). I find that they transfer to the brush effortlessly, go onto the lid seamlessly (no blotchy applications), do not contain chunky glitter, and blending them out and into one another is an absolute dream.
The matte shadows are definitely better in my opinion. The shimmery shades aren’t heavily shimmery in the regular line. I have only invested in a couple of the foiled shadows so far and they are great - but the fallout is higher. Normally matte shadows aren’t the shining stars, so for the matte shadows to have good colour pay off and blend without being muddy which I'm very happy with.
The colours swatch okay but I have to say that the actual application with a brush to your eye is when you see the real magic happen - which is why I haven't posted any images with swatches on my arm as I don't think they do the shadows justice - and I actually hate looking at pics of swatches up someone's arm - it doesn't do anything for me !
Another plus for these shadows is that they are incredibly long lasting, I normally apply my makeup at 7am and my eyes are still looking decent by 1130pm when I finally get around to taking my makeup off. So they are great to use on my brides.
Have you tried Makeup Geek shadows yet ? What are your favourite shades ?