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Hi there! Today I’ve got the new Makeup Geek Pigments for you. Makeup Geek just released 10 new shades and they’re all beautiful. I applied these differently than I normally do my swatches. I usually use Gosh Primer but today I used Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy for my pigment swatches.
$6.99 for 2 grams of product per pigment jar. Makeup Geek is proudly cruelty-free.
Ingredients (may contain)
Mica, Boron Nitride, Calcium Aluminum Borosilicate, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Dimethicone, Ethylhexyl Palmitate, Isostearyl Neopentanoate, Lauroyl Lysine, Kaolin, Nylon-12, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate, Silica, Zinc Stearate, Hydrogenated Lecithin, Isoeicosane, Magnesium Stearate, Methicone, Polyethylene, Polyisobutene, PTFE, Zinc Oxide, Tin Oxide , Iron Oxides CI 77491,CI 77492, CI 77499, Titanium Dioxide CI 77891, Blue 1 Lake CI 42090, Carmine CI 75470, Chromium Hydroxide Green CI 77298, Chromium Oxide Greens CI 77288, Copper Powder CI 77400, Bronze Powder CI 77400, Ferric Ammonium Ferrocyanide CI 77510, Ferric Ferrocyanice CI 77510, Manganese Violet CI 77742, Bismuth Oxychloride CI 77163, Ultramarines CI 77007, Yellow 5 Lake CI 19140
Taken indoors, under daylight bulbs.
New Year’s Eve
Light Gold Reflective Glitter
I Love this! It’s a peach-beige base with gold reflective glitter. The closest thing I have to this in my collection is probably Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Pure Nude. It’s beautiful. I love it!
Wearing Makeup Geek New Years Eve pigment on the Lid and Browbone with NARS Voyage in the crease.
An Antiqued Gold Glitter
Chunky gold glitter on a brown base. Comparable to MAC Reflects Antique Gold. My least favorite because of how chunky it is.
Light fleshed toned beige pink with slight shimmer
Light peachy beige with subtle gold shimmer. Comparable to MAC Naked. Makes me think of the Annie Lennox song.
True Metallic Gold
This reminds me of Fyrinnae Aztec Gold. Rich, deep gold with green undertones. I Love this color on my eyes!
Taken outdoors, under direct sunlght.
Soft Shimmery Champagne
Midtone beige-champagne with gold shimmer. This reminds me a bit of UD Midnight Cowboy without any chunky glitter.
A Duochromed Teal/Bronze
Rich chocolate base with strong turquoise green flash. Comparable to MAC Blue Brown. It rubs down to a brown with red undertones. A lot of companies have a color like this, such as Too Faced Label Whore or Petals to the Metal Exotic or MAC Club or Lime Crime Dragon Scales or wet’N’wild Comfort Zone Definer or L’Oreal Intrepid or Sigma Beauty Spy… I can’t even recall the rest of the names / brands / dupes. Still, it’s a fun color.
Wearing Makeup Geek Insomnia on the lid and crease. New Years Eve was used to highlight.
Shimmery Light Gold Peach
Pretty peach with gold flash. I do find myself wishing this was a tad brighter or the gold was a bit stronger, but it’s definitely pretty.
Taken indoors under studio lighting.
Glittery Smokey Grey
Charcoal base with gorgeous grey and silver sparkles.
Light Plum Shimmer
Plum with mauve tones.
Metallic Blue Grey
Silver on a charcoal base with blue tones
My favorites are New Year’s Eve, Insomnia, Liquid Gold, Paparazzi, and Prince Charming. I don’t really care for Utopia because of its texture. The rest were easy to work with. Insomnia is a fun color because it’s almost like 3 colors in one. The more you blend it down, the more the red tones become apparent. I love the particular shade of gold for Liquid Gold. For someone with blue-green eyes like mine, it makes them pop.
I got normal wear with the MUG pigments. I wore them on both TFSI and Jesse’s Girl eyeshadow primers all day. They didn’t crease or have fallout for the shades I tested for wear. They’ve got a wonderful texture and apply beautiful and blend easily. Utopia was the only one that gave me trouble.
I felt it was a little odd to launch a collection with 3 colors so similar – New Years Eve, Sweet Dreams and Afterglow, but New Years Eve is a MUST HAVE to me. This is why I’m giving away New Years Eve, Liquid Gold, and Insomnia in my 5 Year Blogaversary Giveaway. (If you haven’t entered yet, you should! You can win MUG and other prizes!)
Makeup Geek did a breakdown of the price per ounce, which I love!
Sugarpill – 4 grams – $12 per jar – $3 per ounce
Makeup Geek – 2 grams – $6.99 per jar – $3.50 per ounce
LA Splash Crystallized Glitter – 1.5 grams – $7.99 per jar – $5.33 per ounce
MAC Pigments – 4.5 grams – $21.00 per jar – $4.67 per ounce
MAC Pigment Sample – .4 grams – $4.79 per jar – $11.98 per ounce
This proves, once again, that Sugarpill is a fantastic deal for the price. It also proves that Makeup Geek products are a very good deal for the price, too. I’m sure you can tell from my jar shots above, but in case you can’t, the Makeup Geek pigment jars are stuffed full, much like a Fyrinnae jar. So you’re not getting a half-empty jar of product. They have no sifter, which I’m fine with, but I know some people dislike.
I’m very happy to see Marlena making pigments along with her pressed eyeshadows and lipsticks. I think Makeup Geek has done a wonderful job putting out quality products at an affordable price. I’m so happy that she is cruelty-free, too.
What do you think of the Makeup Geek pigments? Which is your must-have shade?
Tags: Makeup Geek, Swatches
I haven’t tried this brand but I am looking forward on purchasing Afterglow, Birthday wish and Enchanted.
charismafulltv Very pretty! I hope you love them.
WOW these are stunning. Afterglow and Sweet Dreams are my favorite
bcrueltyfree They’re both pretty and I can see them being useful in a makeup artist kit, too!
Sweet Dreams looks like something I would enjoy using. I have GOT to pick up something from MUG this year. I’ve been wanting to try her shadows since they came out, but I still haven’t picked any up. Thanks for the review!
beautybabbling Yes! They make great products.
So pretty. Love all the pink ones…esp Birthday Wish.
Utopia and Liquid Gold seem amazing.
They are beautiful colors.
All of these!
all colours ☺
After glow, Insomnia
these are lipsticks????
I did a look with Insomnia! It’s pretty
I want the Liquid Gold and Insomnia so much.
They all seem amazing !!! I just have to learn how to apply these stuff !.!!!!
new years eve, afterglow, insomnia and birthday wish!
liquid gold and paparazzi !!!
new years eve, enchanted & prince charming
WOW! Gorgeous shades and so affordable! Great post and swatches, thank you
BeautyByKrystal You’re welcome Krystal
Most of these look gorgeous! I’d definitely be willing to check them out.
Makeupfancy They’re so reasonably priced, too!
the liquid gold looks exactly like Glamour Doll Eye’s Trophy Wife.
new years eve,enchanted & utopia
paparazzi, prince charming, new yorks eve, sweet dreams, birthday wish & enchanted……
These look stunning!
Omg … birthday wish, insomnia, liquid gold, new years eve, after glow, enchanted and sweet dreams… amazing
aah i am in love with insomnia and utopia!
Utopia looked so pretty on the website swatch, it’s a bit disappointing to see how weirdly it applies over Pixie Epoxy. I wonder if it’d do better wet because of the chunky texture?
Mai at Portrait of Mai I think it would do better wet. It was hard to get it to look right in any of the photos. It was the one with the chunkiest texture. I assumed it would have a ton of fallout, which is why I grabbed PE.
New year eve
Ohhh, they are gorgeous. I think it will cost me for the shipment to my country…
New Years Eve is my favorite of the bunch! It’s even prettier in person.
The first time you posted a review on Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Pure Nude I had to get it. It looked common in the description but in the jar and on the lids it was *ethereal* effortlessly glam but chic. I’ need New Year’s eve now, Thank you!
Nice colour, I like it
I think these are all pretty but, maybe it’s just me, none of them really make me want to run out and buy them(except maybe liquid gold), I feel like I have something similar in my stash, nothing super unique, but nonetheless very pretty and if you don’t have colors like this, worth a buy.
Ooohhh…these are so pretty!
prince chrming and enchanted and birth day wish
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I’ve never tried loose shadows before, but these ones look gorgeous!
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so beutiful! love these colours!
WOW!!!!! These are all amazing colors!
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