Yesterday I made a post about my typical face of makeup and I mentioned one of my go-to brands for eyeshadow, Makeup Geek. A fellow MUA named Hailey (@gingersbeautycorner on Instagram) asked me to share and review my shadows that I have from the brand so I’m going to do that today.
First I’ll tell you a little bit about the brand. Makeup Geek is an online-only brand of makeup that sells brushes, pressed shadows, loose pigments/glitters, liners, false lashes, blushes, contour pans and highlighters. All of their products are vegan however they are unfortunately not cruelty free (yet). Their website also has some tutorial videos and inspiration pictures to show customers how to use the products in different ways. I have purchased the pressed shadows, pressed contour pans, and brushes and I love them. The pressed shadows are super affordable, ranging from $6-$10, and the brushes are high quality – perfect for any beginner as well as experienced makeup artists.

(Click on the pictures for the names of the shadows) So these are the shadows that I have currently, with more arriving in the mail this week. These photos are finger swatches with no primer underneath. There are pro’s and con’s to these shadows. The pro’s are that they are extremely affordable, pigmented, and come in any shade you could ever need. The con’s are that the darker colours tend to be a little patchy (as you can see in the first swatch photo, although keep in mind I was using my finger and no primer) and the browns give a lot of kickback. I do prefer to buy the brighter colours (all of the ones in the second picture) if I am going to make a purchase, as they have less kickback and give a smoother, more even application. The one thing from Makeup Geek that I can’t live without is that contour pan (‘Complicated’). It is the perfect neutral shade and blends like a dream. I always grab for this pan for powder contouring.  Overall, I don’t really have anything to complain about. With the right brush and the right primer, the darker shadows are definitely manageable, and the brighter colours are comparable to high-end brands. I’d say these are worth it for the price. Once my order arrives, I’ll make an updated post. I bought some more bright colours and some loose pigments that I will review.

Until next time,
thatmakeupidiot