Hello Beauties :) I hope you are all well :)
You have no idea how excited I am right now that I finally own 9 Makeup Geek eyeshadows :) I have been wanting to try these for such a long time as I am a huge fan of Marlena from Makeup Geek :) and I thought the day would never come :) To be honest I wanted to save enough to buy alot in one go and that what I intended until I realised that the more you buy the more you have to pay customs. The reason I knew this was because I talked to a few people about them and they warned me not to order too many at one :)
So I decided it was about time I got my hands on some and I finally have started my collection :) eeekkkkkkkk :)
Deciding on what eyeshadow to get was such a mission to be honest as there is so many shades to choose from (If I had my way I would pick all of them hehe) with about 68 eyeshadows to choose from and that without choosing from pigments and foiled eyeshadows your mind will be bedazzled :)
To be honest I have all on my wishlist and had no idea where to start and end. So I ended up taking the easy option and picking the Starter Kit which contains 9 eyeshadows for only $49.99
That works out a bargain as each eyeshadow costs $5.99 which means there is almost $4 knocked off if your buy the starter kit :)
You have two choices: You can purchase the pans of eyeshadow on their own from the website or you can choose a UNII Palette along with it for extra. I choose just the pans as I had a UNII Palette of my own :)
I have a feeling I am going to have to invest in another bigger UNII Palette for the future for my MUG Eyeshadows :)
Marlena thought out this Starter Kit very well :) i am in love with each and every shade of eyeshadow :) Their is great eyeshadows in here for daytime looks and of course night time :)
So lets begin one by one with the shades :)
Shimma-Shimma: Love this name as its a real Marlena saying "A little Shimma Shimma" :) This is absolutely amazing and already a favourite of mine I have to admit. Such a beautiful. A Beauiful shimmery peachy champagne :) This is sooooo pigmented a little goes a long way :) A perfect all over the lid shade or simply us as a highlight AMAZING !!!! A Must have
Glamorous: Another favourite of mine and let me telly you now this eyeshadow is amazingly pigmented. You bearly have to dip your brush into this pan to get instant pigmentation. This is a beautiful shimmer bronze gold :) Another must have !!!!
Creme Brulee: A Matte Medium sand orangey shade. The perfect transition shade :) I adore this and have found myself using this alot lately. A little goes a long way even though its matte it blend beautifully :)
Cocoa Bear: Another Matte this time a lovely red brown :) This is very very pigmented and a perfect crease shade :) Its also great for using as a transition colour for smokey eyes :) :) The pigmentation from this shade is absolutely incredible I mean go easy ladies and gents because you can easily over do it up if pick up too much on the brush :) :)
Mocha: Perfect name once again :) A Matte warm Brown :) Another perfect crease shade out even outer v shade for day time smokey eyes :) Another pigmented shade nice and soft and easy to blend. I have also used this for a daytime eyeliner :) Love it and love how pigmented it is :)
Prom Night: I absolutely love this shade :) :) A Pale Purple with a hint of grey in there :) This is of course shimmery and has a lovely texture :) This is hugely pigmented and very complimentary for every eye colour but mostly for anyone with green/hazel eyes :) I adore this shade as you can wear it both day and night :)
Drama Queen: Another Favourite :) I love my purples ;) A Beautiful deep dark purple shimmer :) There is a mixture of red and silver shimmers and wow will your eyes be bedazzled once you wear this. My hazel eyes look more green when I wear this I just love it :) This can be worn on the lid for that deep passionate smokey eye for night or wear in the outer V to darken up a look :) HUGELY Pigmented :)
Corrupt: This is the blackest black eyeshadow I own !!! I mean I own alot of palettes and alot of eyeshadows and no black eyeshadow matches this one !! This of course is Matte with a subtle amount of shimmer. You bearly notice any shimmer while using this. The pigmentation WOW !!!! Blending is effortless which is always a plus right ?!
And now the moment you have all been waiting for The Swatches :)
I also have to admit I am jumping onto the site straight after this to order more and to be honest will not stop ordering until I have every shade :) I am totally in Love :)
With a primer of course you are going to find no fading whatsoever and I have worn these shadows for over 12 hours :) :)
I highly recommend them seriously !!!!
The only thing I do have to say is be careful when ordering from the Makeup Geek store because no matter where you are if you order over $22 worth of makeup from this site, you will be charged customs. So order small and often.
I didnt mention that Makeup Geek eyeshadows are also Cruelty Free, Talc and Paraben Free.
Here is a look I created with these beautiful shadows :)
Using Shimma Shimmer on the 1st third of my lid and on my tear ducts.
Glamorous on the rest of my lid
Creme Brulee in the crease and above
Cocoa Bear in the crease alone blending with Creme Brulee
Mocha on the outer V blending into the crease I also decided to blend a little of mocha into the outer third of the lid :)
I love this combination :) I will soon post up a picture of a night time look using these eyeshadows so make sure to keep an eye out :)
I really hope you enjoyed this review :)
Have you tried Makeup Geeks Eyeshdows :)
Until Next Time
Lots of Love Luck and Laughter
PS A little update: I couldnt resist girlies I just had to order more eyeshadows arghhhhhhh please tell me I did the right thing come one please :) :)
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