I’ve gotta tell you all, I love the Makeup Geek shadows that I’ve purchased. I’ve used them in a few looks so far and they’ve worked really well. This time around I swatched the colors on bare skin instead of on primer, even though I always use primer. You can see my initial swatches here.


Price:
$5.99 per shadow 1.8G / 0.064 oz (they look to be the same size as MAC refill pans.)
All Makeup Geek eyeshadows are Talc & Paraben-Free except Manderine and Fuji.

The Makeup Geek website states that all colors are cruelty-free.

Ingredients:
Mica, Isoeicosane, Polyisobutene
May Contain:
Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Oron Nitride, Kaolin, Polyethylene, Ptfe, Nylon-12, Magnesium, Stearate, Zinc Oxide, Silica, Synthetic Wax, Lauroyl Lysine, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Methicone, Dimethicone, Iron Oxides Ci 77491, Ci 77492, Ci 77499, Chromium Hydroxide Green Ci 77289, Ultramarines Ci 77007, Titanium Dioxide Ci 77891, Bismuth Oxychloride Ci 77163, Manganese Violet Ci 77742dc Black No. 2 Ci 77266, C13-16 Isoparaffin, C12-C14 Isoparaffin, C13-C15 Alkane, Carmine Ci 75470, Chromium Oxide Greens Ci 77288, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide Ci 77510, Ferric Ferrocyanide Ci 77510, Blue 1 Lake Ci 42090, Yellow 5 Lake Ci 19140, Red 6 Lake Ci 15850, Tin Oxide

Vanilla Bean – Cupcake – Mango Tango
Purely Naked – Moondust – Dirty Martini
Poolside – Neptune – Ocean Breeze

Vanilla Bean – Cupcake – Mango Tango
Purely Naked – Moondust – Dirty Martini
Poolside – Neptune – Ocean Breeze

Vanilla Bean – Cupcake – Mango Tango
Purely Naked – Moondust – Dirty Martini
Poolside – Neptune – Ocean Breeze

Vanilla Bean – Cupcake – Mango Tango
Purely Naked – Moondust – Dirty Martini
Poolside – Neptune – Ocean Breeze

Shade Descriptions:
Vanilla Bean – creamy vanilla
Cupcake – matte medium pink
Purely Naked – shimmery tan
Neptune – matte bright blue
Moondust – metallic silver taupe
Poolside – bright shimmery teal with specks of gold
Ocean Breeze – metallic deep blue
Dirty Martini – matte olive green
Mango Tango – Peachy-pink with flecks of gold

View the Moondust Look.

Now that I’ve used several of these in different looks, I can tell you that yes, they are good quality shadows. Yes they’ve got nice pigmentation. Yes, they’re reasonably priced. There are 50 shades currently available, so while there aren’t as many shades as you will find at most of the indie makeup companies, many of these are good, staple shades.

Teaser of an upcoming look with Mango Tango in the crease.

Mango Tango is a really gorgeous shade that I recently used in a crease color (in an upcoming look) and I was happy at how easily it applied and blended out. It was easy to work with. I need to try Purely Naked sometime soon. Neptune is one of the easiest matte blue shades that I’ve ever worked with.

View the Stormy Neptune look. Watch the Stormy Neptune Video Tutorial.

View the Purely Naked Demure Peacock Look.

Would I purchase again?
Absolutely. I’ve now purchased a total of 9 shades and I will continue to purchase these shadows as more colors come out that I must have. I really do like the colors that I’ve picked up. I think Marlena has done a fabulous job putting together her eye shadow collection.

Have you tried the Makeup Geek shadows yet? Do you follow Marlena’s blog? I’m subscribed to her by email :)

Products purchased by me. All opinions are my own.