Monday, 4 January 2016

Beauty Bay Haul #2 Makeup Geek and Z Palette

makeup geek z palette beauty bay haul

Hi everyone! Happy New Year! I have had the loveliest couple of weeks off work and I hope you had too! The week before Christmas I did a sneaky order from Beauty Bay and treated myself to these guys! Like everyone else it seems I jumped on the Makeup Geek bandwagon and bought myself a few shades to see what the fuss is about and boy am I glad I did! I also invested in a mini Z palette to house them in and these are a match made in heaven!

z palette makeup geek pans beauty bay

Being the neutral lover that I am, I went for some brown shades in a mixture of matte and shimmer finishes including Homecoming –a medium brown shimmer with gold, Taupe Notch – a shimmery taupe shade, Barcelona Beach – a medium brown matte shade and Mocha -  a deep matte brown shade. Each pan is £4.95 from Beauty Bay and they fit perfectly into the Z palette with a satisfying magnetic click!

This palette is perfect for travelling with and I loved having it with me a few days ago when I was in Amsterdam! I used the two matte shades for during the day with Barcelona Beach all over the lid and Mocha in the crease then at night I either used Homecoming or Taupe Notch all over the lid with Mocha again in the crease! I also took the Urban Decay Naked Basics 2 palette with me so used that for highlight and liner!

z palette makeup geek pans beauty bay
l-r top row: Homecoming, Taupe Notch, Barcelona Beach, Mocha
All four shades are beautifully pigmented and some of the best payoff I’ve ever got from swatches for blog photos! They blend so easily and it won’t be long before I fill the rest of this palette up with more from the brand! I actually went to order a few more but one that I wanted was out of stock and I know Beauty Bay sold out really quickly when they first started stocking them but they seem to have a good selection back in stock now!

makeup geek eyeshadow swatches homecoming taupe notch barcelona beach mocha pans browns neurtrals
l-r: Homecoming, Taupe Notch, Barcelona Beach, Mocha
The small Z palette which was £8.95 also comes with magnetic stickers for any eye shadow pans that may not stick by themselves! I actually regret not getting a bigger Z palette now as I have a few depotted Benefit eye shadows that I have in a cheap plastic palette from eBay which I glued in so I might get another one at some point and re depot! It doesn’t bother me that it doesn’t have a mirror on the inside as I like to use a big mirror anyway but if there was one thing I would change it, would be that the palette didn’t swing back on its hinge when opened as it sometimes closes by itself when I’m in the middle of applying the eye shadows!  

As I have hooded eyes and am blessed with oily lids I find no eye shadow lasts all day on me however these wore away evenly and didn’t transfer but if you have any eye shadow primer recommendations I’m all ears! I currently switch between Too Faced Shadow Insurance and Benefit Stay All Day and love the consistency of both but they’re not long lasting enough for me! I’m thinking of trying the NARS Smudge Proof Eyeshadow Base next but would love to hear your suggestions!

Just a quick word on Beauty Bay too as I see so much negative press on their Twitter page but I order from them all the time and have never had a problem! I ordered this (along with a Zoeva eye brush set) late at night on the 21st and it was here on the 23rd and they also do great samples when you spend over a certain amount! Everything’s always been packaged well and dispatched quickly so I would really recommend them!

Have you tried Makeup Geek shadows before? Any neutral recommendations for me?
  
Danielle xx
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  1. Amazing palete ! :)
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    1. Thanks Stacey! I'm so impressed by them! Xx

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  3. What beautiful swatches! I always hear people rave about the shade cocoa bear! (that's what she calls her fiancé) I really need some of these shadows, I'm going to be starting my wish list lol!

    Thanks for sharing love! xx

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    1. Ah cool, I didn't know that! I did look at that shade but it was a little too warm toned for me! Gorgeous pigmentation though in the swatches I saw! Xx

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  4. These look beautiful! I've been wanting to get Makeup Geek for so long!

    Nati

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  5. I'm a neutral shadow kinda girl too, and these look gorgeous! I've never heard of Makeup Geek or Beauty Bay before but will definitely check it out x

    Alice
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    1. Yay! Hope you see something you like! Xx

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  6. homecoming is such a gorgeous shade! I LOVE these though, perfect transition shades :) Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Aren't they! Such a good selection of shades, I had fun picking them out! Xx

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  7. I thought these were really long -lasting too :) I only don't have Barcelona Beach from these. Now I'm going to have to order it haha. I started with a small palette but quickly upgraded to the large! xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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    1. Haha I hope you do! Yeah I think I will definitely need another palette! Xx

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  8. Those eyeshadows look lovely! I have always wanted to try some Makeup Geek products. I have hooded eyes and oily eyelids too and I find that the MAC Paint Pot in Painterly is the perfect primer. It makes my eyeshadow last allll day plus, the pot lasts years as you only need a small amount! x
    Louise | helloteddy.co.uk

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    1. Thanks for the recommendation, I will be checking that out! The more I wear these shades the more I am impressed with the staying power, especially the mattes! Xx

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  9. I am so jealous! This is making me head over to the website now xx

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  10. Ive heard a lot of good things about this brand :) I love nude colors !!! Have a nice evening.

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    1. Me too, I just had to try them! Have a lovely evening Aisha! Xx

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    2. I really want to try them tooo ! :)

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  11. I haven't tried makeup geek before but the pigmentation of them is amazing! Barcelona beach is my favourite :)

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    1. I can't choose between it and mocha! So impressed with the pigmentation! Xx

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  12. I love the shadows you choose. I really want to try some Makeup Geek products!


    xo, Liz
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    1. Thanks Liz! Hope you try some soon, would love to see what you pick out! Xx

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  13. I definitely want to order some Make Up Geek eyeshadows but haven't had great experiences with Beauty Bay :-( I might risk another order & see how I go xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. It's so off putting when you get bad service but I have nothing but good things to say about Beauty Bay! Hope I don't jinx myself! I'd definitely recommend the eyeshadows though, they are all I've been using this last week! Xx

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  14. Your swatch is one of the best that I have seen and it's so clear! This is the second post I saw on Makeup Geek eyeshadows today and I'm really itching to place an order for myself. Can you post a makeup look with these eyeshadows, would love to see it!

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    1. I wish I had the confidence in my makeup skills to do that! You should place an order! I'm so impressed with them I want to fill up the rest of my Z palette straight away! Xx

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  15. Lovely post as always, Danielle! Those shades are amazing I love my eyeshadow neutral and matte!
    -Olivia
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  16. I really want to build my own palette with makeup geek! These colors are amazing and a very good start! I may use some of these for my own palette!I think taupe notch is my favorite!

    Shannon Sage

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    1. I love them! Definitely want more now! Hope you get some soon! Xx

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  17. I just bought a large z palette and love it! It was so satisfying to get a bunch of products depotted and all in one palette! You picked out some great shades. I've always heard rave reviews about the shade cocoa bear. :)

    She Likes to Shop

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    1. Someone else mentioned that too but I though it was a little too warm toned for me :) I wish I had got the larger z palette! Really want to depot those Benefit eyeshadows now! Xx

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  18. Great post. I so need to make a good makeup geek order it looks incredible.

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  19. This smaller Z Palette is so cute, I really want to pick one up now as a more travel friendly option to pop a couple of neutral shadows into! I'm glad you were impressed by the colors you got though, I've pretty much loved everything I've bought from MUG so far and I'm excited to place another order soon as well haha, she's had so many amazing releases lately!

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    1. I love them :) that palette was perfect for travelling with too! Xx

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  20. Those are exactly my fav colors . I will definitely check them out!

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  21. nice colors! I've been wanting to try makeup geek for so long now

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    1. So have I and they did not disappoint! Xx

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  22. Ooh you chose some gorgeous shades - I LOVE Makeup Geek shadows so much xx

    Gemma ♥ Miss Makeup Magpie

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    1. So do I now! Need to get the rest of the palette filled now! Xx

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  23. Lovely shades!! Looks beautiful!!
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  24. I have a few MUG eyeshadows and I love them. I also own Homecoming. Such a pretty shade. Love the price and pigmentation. You must try the foiled shadows. They are even better! I love Beauty Bay. Not sure why you see negative stuff about them online. I've never had a problem with them either. And now that they're selling MUG, I will certainly buy more of the eyeshadows soon. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

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    1. Ooh will have to check them out! Thanks! Xx

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  25. I love these four shades ! It's so easy to wear them and that's great ! I've never tried anything from this brand but I'd really like to !

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    1. Thank you! Hope you get to try them soon! Xx

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  26. I heard a lot of great things about Makeup Geek, I should give them a try. I`m a neutral lover as well and these are definitely shades I would buy. The pigmentation is so good!

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  27. I'm the same, never had any problems with beautybay but always read so much negativity (so maybe we've been super lucky). I can't wait to try Makeup Geek sometime this year, will definitely stick to a smaller Z palette like this one though as I have so many eyeshadows as it is x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Long may the luck continue! I have too many eyeshadows too but it doesn't stop me! I don't think I would be able to fill a large one as I stick to neutrals but I would love to re depot my benefit shadows at some point! Xx

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  28. these shades are lovely.
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  29. Ahhh I definitely really need to get a Z-palette now, you have some gorgeous neutrals in yours!

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  30. I have also bought some MUG eyeshadows and I'm very happy with their quality, will definitely purchase some more. I agree that Beauty Bay is a great website to buy from, the only problem with them is that they use Hermes for delivery and I found this company a bit unreliable at times but it's not Beauty Bay's fault. x

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    1. Ah that sucks! I haven't had any trouble with them either thank god! Hope I'm not jinxing myself now! I definitely have my eye on a few more shades, they are literally all I have been wearing for the last few weeks and I got so many new eyeshadows for Christmas that I have been neglecting! Xx

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  31. Love the shades that you picked up, they all look beautiful!

    Paula
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  32. Mocha is actually on my wish list and once all the other shades come back in stock I am definitely making an order! The recent reviews on twitter about beauty bay do slightly put me off ordering from them xx

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    1. It definitely would put people off! I know if I had issues with them I wouldn't want to reorder but I've only had positive experiences :) hope your shades come back in stock soon! Xx

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    1. I'm totally converted to building your own palette now! Xx

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  34. These shades are so pretty and they would probably be my picks too! I am more on the brown/bronze tones like them :) I don't have any mug eyeshadows but I definitely want to get some :)

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    1. Glad you like them! Hope you get some soon! I'm so impressed with them, they are such great quality! Xx

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  35. OH I ADOREEEE Makeup Geek eyeshadows! I thought I had all the brown eyeshadows I would ever need but Barcelona Beach looks so pretty :) Perhaps its time to place another order from them hehe.

    XOXO,

    HaeMin

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    1. Yay! I hope you do! What other brown shades would you recommend? Xx

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  36. These are such lovely shades! great make ups <3

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  37. Sigh, I'm yet to try MUG. The colours you chose are totally Jasmine colours - I would by far choose them! I think the small Z palette will be ideal for the likes of travelling though. Great post xx

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    1. It's perfect for travelling! Can't wait to fill the rest of it up! Hope you get some soon! Xx

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  38. Love these neutral shades, so pretty!

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  39. Amazing post!!!I love your blog , so I stay as a follower in your social networks , I hope to see my blog and you stay as a follower too!!! Happy day pretty!!!



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  40. I really love you :) Happy New Year!

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  41. Heard so much about Makeup Geek, I NEED to place an order soon!

    Claire | Stylingo.co.uk xx

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    1. They are amazing! You NEED some! P.S Wordpress won't let me comment on your blog :( xx

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  42. I love makeup geek eyeshadows! these colours look great :)

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    1. Thanks Clare! I have been loving them! Xx

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  43. These shades look so pretty ♥

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  44. Lovely neutral shades. I love the palettes you can create yourself.

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    1. Me too! I've been using it way more than my pre made ones! Xx

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  45. Love the swatches. Neutral shades are definitely my favorite! (:
    Nati xx
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  46. These are such pretty shades!

    xo
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  47. I think I have heard of Make Up Geek before, but I've never seen/heard enough of them to try anything out! I may just have to do a little digging on the brand as these eyeshadows look gorgeous & such an affordable price too! The little palette looks super handy, I'm especially intrigued by the shade Homecoming, so pretty! Lovely pictures :-)

    Xo Gemma
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    1. Thanks Gemma! I had heard so much hype about them and they totally live up to it so check them out if you can :) xx

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  48. This is the first time I've seen the Make up Geek shadows up close, they really do look good quality. I love the shade homecoming. I need to invest in some of these x

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    1. I'm totally obsessed with them, the quality is amazing! Xx

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  49. I got a large Z Palette for Christmas which I've now filled...so I had to get another from beauty bay - I wish I'd got a mini one for travelling though.

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    1. I'm thinking I need to get a larger one now the blushes are in stock and contour shades are on their way!! Xx

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  50. I have a list of makeup geek eyeshadows for me to buy lol. You should check out benefit stay dont stray primer. I have super oily eyelids too and it makes sure my eyeshadow lasts all day!xx

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