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Even More Makeup Geek Shadow Swatches

I’ve got even more Makeup Geek Shadows swatched for you today. I’ve also got two non-Makeup Geek colors included: MAC Aquadisiac and Stars Makeup Haven Metro. Check out my initial swatches and my rave review.


The eye shadows were swatched on top of Meow Light Primer.

MAC Aquadisiac – deep sea turquoise (lustre)
While not a Makeup Geek shade, I have no idea why I waited YEARS to buy this color. I love it.

MAC Aquadisiac on the lid and Makeup Geek Mermaid in the crease and lower lash line.

Makeup Geek Mermaid – metallic teal with reflects gold
I fell in love with this color the moment I swatched it. I think I literally gasped. It reminds me of an amped up MAC Steamy.

Makeup Geek Peacock – matte deep teal blue
This is a very pretty deep blue-based teal shade, almost blackened. It’s got good pigmentation.

Makeup Geek Fuji – matte apple green

I like this green! It’s another matte with a good texture. I find you’re better off patting mattes on, rather than brushing them on.

This is Makeup Geek Fuji with some Sugarpill Absinthe on top and Makeup Geek Envy in the crease.

Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma – metallic champagne
I was hoping this would work as a lighter lid shade or more neutral highlight, and I’m happy to say that this color looks like it will work perfectly for that.

Makeup Geek Glamorous – shimmery bronze gold
I love gold. This bronzey gold is definitely a pretty shade.

Makeup Geek Bada-Bing – deep brown with flecks of gold
This reminds me a bit of Urban Decay Twice Baked. I need to play around with it. I do like the visible gold sparks.

Makeup Geek Envy – deep metallic green
This is a fun shade! It’s a blackened metallic green.

Makeup Geek Mandarine – bright orange with flecks of gold
I think this is the shade that I must play with next. It’s so bright and pretty. It’s an orange with a bit of gold bling.

Makeup Geek Razzleberry – raspberry pink with gold glitter
To me this is a berry red-pink shade and the gold glitter is very visible.

Makeup Geek Burlesque – deep metallic burgundy
This burgundy shade pulls brown, making it more of a neutral to my eyes.

Makeup Geek Sensuous – shimmery purple with flecks of silver
This is a red-based purple with silver shimmer, and it sort of makes me think taupe.

Makeup Geek Unicorn – shimmery blue purple
I like Unicorn! It’s a fun shade.

Stars Makeup Haven Metro – dark smoky dirty grey
I think dirty greys like this are nice as they tend to be warmer shades.

Like with the previous Makeup Geek shadows that I’ve played with, these are nicely pigmented. They apply easily and blend well.

Additionally, I contacted Makeup Geek to confirm that these are not private label shadows. Marlena works with a lab to create her eye shadows, much in the same way that Amy from Sugarpill works with a lab to create hers.

The eye shadows are cruelty free, but not all colors are vegan.
The eye shadows are $5.99 each, which is a great price.

I’m happy with my latest acquisitions, so you can expect me to continue to do looks with them.

What do you think of these eye shadows? Have you given Makeup Geek a try? See any must-have shades?

This set of Makeup Geek shadows were sent for consideration. MAC Aquadisiac and SMH Metro were purchased by me. All opinions are my own.

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    • http://www.sokolum.com Sokolum

      Oh wow! I’m going to check those shadows out…I didn’t know she had eyeshadows. :)

      • Phyrra

        She does! And they’re awesome, and inexpensive! I want them all!

    • http://projectswatch.blogspot.com/ Emi at Project Swatch

      These are really lovely shadows. I’m planning to buy the MUG black shadow – I’ve heard it’s super awesome, and although I already have an awesome black shadow, I’m semi-obsessed with finding the best one! (also on my list: sugarpill bulletproof)

      • Phyrra

        Bulletproof is awesome. However, add Fyrinnae Kuroneko to that list. It’s amazing.

    • http://eyelinerandspraypaint.blogspot.com Robyn

      Nice to know they’re not PL – the price is even better then!. Mermaid, Fuji and Madarine all look great.

      • Phyrra

        Yeah the prices are great!

    • http://tipshowtoget.blogspot.com/ dayanti

      Very informative, thank for sharing

      • Phyrra

        You’re welcome Dayanti!

    • http://pearlsquirrel.blogspot.com Silke

      Nice swatches. And I love Mandarine! It is a perfect retro orange :D I think it would look great with Metro for a ’70s sci-fi look!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Silke! I should try that!

    • http://www.the-beauty-spot.net Rach

      Love how pigmented they are great post

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Rach!

    • http://ohsparkle.blogspot.com Whitney

      Amazing. There are so many colors in your swatches that I was just looking at and loved. Great minds think alike!

      • Phyrra

        I’m so glad you like them Whitney!

    • http://www.geniabeme.com Eugenia

      Wow those are good prices!! I love peacock!

      • Phyrra

        Yay!

    • http://brightlycoloredperson.wordpress.com/ Daena

      These are all so pretty — but Metro, Glamorous and Mandarine really catch my eye the most.

      • Phyrra

        They’re awesome Daena!

    • http://www.jeannelippiatt.com Jeanne

      I picked up a couple during the 20% off sale, mostly bright colors to fill in the gaps in my eyeshadow collection (like Razzleberry, I may be crazy but I love red eyeshadow!). So far I’ve been very impressed with the MUG eyeshadows.

      • Phyrra

        Yeah they really are nice!

    • http://olgiepolgie.blogspot.com Olgie

      What gorgeous colours! I’m definitely keen on checking these out.

      • Phyrra

        Yes, definitely Olgie!

    • http://www.fiercemakeupandnails.com Nory

      OMG! I just ordered 8 of them!!! Can’t wait to receive them!!! Your swatches are magnificent!

      • Phyrra

        Thanks Nory!

    • http://prettymaking.com Mandy

      Oh gosh, I think Envy is the prettiest one there

      • Phyrra

        I need to figure out what to do to incorporate it in a look!

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    • http://www.youtube.com/user/macface2adore?feature=mhee Jennifer D.

      They are beautiful swatches. I am wondering if they are different than the other eyeshaows I have…I would love to have super blendable shadows added to my collection and trying the new Urban Decay formula. I would like to try those two. Thanks for the swatches. I know this takes so much time:) I want to give her products a try. Take care. Jennifer