I have a new obsession. I can see it getting extensive. I don’t care how much money it’s going to cost but I will be collecting and collecting until I’m satisfied. Yes, of course I am talking about the Makeup Geek eyeshadows, and I am so happy that they’ve arrived in the UK. When I started planning for this post and taking the photos, I only had the four shadows in my possession, yet as I write I seem to have accumulated a couple more. Oopsies. It’s a good thing though, I can do an updated collection post very soon. However, lets focus on the first four shades in my collection; one foiled shadow and three pressed shadows in the prettiest of shades.
My Makeup Geek lusting started after seeing makeup artist Patrick Starrr use Morocco, a deep burnt orange shade. I have a slight obsession with orange and red toned eye shadows as they have a magical way of making my eyes look as green as emeralds. Morocco was at the top of my list and the first time I went to order, it was out of stock, but thankfully it is now in my possession and it was worth the wait. Intensely pigmented, buttery soft and blendable, each Makeup Geek shadow that I have tried has been incredibly long wearing as well. I’m really impressed so far.
From the pressed shadows, I have the following shades; Morocco, Cocoa Bear and Beaches & Cream. Morocco as mentioned is a rich, burnt orange shade with a matte finish, Cocoa Bear is a red toned, medium brown with a matte finish and Beaches & Cream is a soft creamy peach with a matte finish. Between the three shades, they can be used together to make an eye make up look, or individually. Morocco has been my go to crease colour lately, with a smudge of Cocoa Bear for definition. Out of all three shades, I am most pleased with Morocca, but it has been the one I’ve wanted for such a long time.
I also bought one of the foiled shadows in In The Spotlight, and the foiled shadows are incredible. Almost like a cross between a cream and a powder shadow, they are even more intensely pigmented than the pressed shadows. I’ve tried the shade with and without primer, and it is amazing. A flash of metallic colour and a fully opaque finish in one swipe. In The Spotlight is a pale pink with orange/coral undertones and when it’s applied to the eye, it has a tendency to look white in some lights and just the most gorgeous colour. I love it.
As the Makeup Geek shadows are all single pan shadows, I obviously need somewhere to store them. I couldn’t think of a better home than my personalised magnetic palette from Crowd Colour*. Personalised with my blog logo, the medium sized palette will hold around 16 shadows in total, so I have lots of shades still to buy to fill it. Made with a magnetic base, the palette holds the shadows in securely and I have had no issues with them moving around inside or getting damaged, even though only four shades are present inside.
I have totally fallen for Makeup Geek shadows and I am potentially going to have quite a selection. What shades would you recommend to buy to fill up the palette?
*Contains PR Samples