Monday, 11 July 2016

Geeking out over Makeup: Updated Makeup Geek Palette


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I think we all know by now that I am a huge fan of Makeup Geek shadows so when BeautyBay recently had 50% off, I couldn’t resist! I picked up some shades I had been meaning to for a while as well as some crowd favourites that people had recommended and I saw constantly popping up in other’s collections! My collection has grown considerably since my Makeup Geek Palette of Neutral Dreams post so this is a mixture of what I picked up in the sale and what I had picked up since that post!

I actually only put all the shadows in my extra-large palette for the purpose of this post, in reality I still have my small palette which I use day to day then a large palette which has the rest of the pans! The majority of my shadows are in the standard formula but I also have two foiled shadows in Starry Eyed and Mesmerised and one duo chrome shade in Steampunk. All the shadows are highly pigmented, easily blended and long-lasting, in the six months since I discovered them they have quickly become my favourite formulation! 

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So onto the swatches! I’m never overly happy with swatch pictures I take and these don’t do the shadows enough justice but I hope someone finds them helpful!

row 1 makeup geek eyeshadow swatches vanilla bean sand dollar shimma shimma starry eyed peach smoothie creme brulee latte
Row 1: Vanilla Bean, Sand Dollar, Shimma Shimma, Starry Eyed, Peach Smoothie, Creme Brulee, Latte
Row 1
Vanilla Bean – light shimmer with beige undertone, I use this as a base or sometimes as a brow highlight (doesn’t really show up on the swatch as my skin is so pale!)
Sand Dollar – a matte light greyish shade, I use this as a base or near my inner corner to lighten before transitioning to a darker shade (again not showing up on my skin in the swatch!)
Shimma Shimma – a metallic champagne shade I used as an inner corner highlight
Starry Eyed – this is one of the foiled formulations and is described as a champagne shade too but obviously it has a lot more shimmer than Starry Eyed! I use this over the lid
Peach Smoothie – a matte peach beige I have been trying to embrace as a transition shade through the crease
Crème Brulee – a matte warm sand colour
Latte – a matte medium brown it looks a lot warmer on my eyelids than it does in the swatch

row 2 makeup geek eyeshadow swatches prom night homecoming taupe notch pretentious brownie points friend zone hipster
Row 2: Prom Night, Homecoming, Taupe Notch, Pretentious, Brownie Points, Friend Zone, Hipster
Row 2
Prom Night – a light purple grey shimmer though it always looks more bronze when I swatch it!
Homecoming – a medium brown shade with gold shimmer
Taupe Notch – a taupe shimmer
Pretentious – a bronzey gold metallic shade I like to wear all over the lid at night, swatches almost the same as Homecoming on me but looks different on the lid
Brownie Points – a cool milk chocolate matte, not as pigmented as some other matte shades I have
Friend Zone – a purple/grey/brown matte again not as pigmented as others
Hipster – slightly shimmery light taupe colour, I love this all over the lid, the shimmer is so subtle it’s gorgeous!

row 3 makeup geek eyeshadow swatches barcelona beach frappe cocoa bear wild west mocha mesmerised steampunk
Row 3: Barcelona Beach, Frappe, Cocoa Bear, Wild West, Mocha, Mesmerised, Steampunk
Row 3
Barcelona Beach – medium brown cool toned matte, another one of my favourites!
Frappe – medium brown warm toned matte
Cocoa Bear – a matte red brown
Wild West – another red brown matte, I need to give these three more love!
Mocha – a deep matte brown, love this for the darkening my outer crease or as a liner
Mesmerised – another foiled formulation this is a medium brown with hints of purple, no fallout and it looks gorgeous on!
Steampunk – my only duo chrome finish, this is a dark copper shade that I haven’t had the chance to wear yet!

row 4 makeup geek eyeshadow swatches moondust high tea twilight unexpected vintage bedrock concrete jungle
Row 4: Moondust, High Tea, Twilight, Unexpected, Vintage, Bedrock, Concrete Jungle
Row 4
Moondust – a silver taupe
High Tea – a greenish/grey/brown matte
Twilight – a mute purple shimmer
Unexpected – a matte purple taupe
Vintage – a purple mauve
Bedrock – a medium matte grey with brown undertones
Concrete Jungle – a deep matte grey
This entire row has been neglected by me! I used to wear grey shades all the time, Vintage and Unexpected always stood out to me whenever I saw them swatched and the other three will be great lid shades!

row 5 makeup geek eyeshadow swatches stealth taboo americano bada bing peacock drama queen corrupt
Row 5: Stealth, Taboo, Americano, Bada Bing, Peacock, Drama Queen, Corrupt

Row 5
Stealth – a medium slate grey matte with blue undertones
Taboo – a deep purple matte
Americano – a dark brown matte with burgundy undertones that I love for my outer crease
Bada Bing – a deep brown with flecks of gold, this works great as a liner
Peacock – this is my one out of my comfort zone shade and I haven’t worn it yet! It’s described as a matte deep teal blue
Drama Queen - a dark purple shimmer
Corrupt – a black almost matte with a bit of sparkle, this is super pigmented and one of the blacked shadows I have, it really gets into my upper lash line and defines it!

My favourite shadows are definitely Barcelona Beach, Mocha, Hipster, Shimma Shimma, Americano, Mesmerised, Bada Bing and Corrupt but all the shades are so smooth, pigmented and long-lasting!

I’m currently on holiday at the minute and will be back at the end of the week so I might be a bit quiet on the comments to then! I’ll probably do a few Instagram posts of what makeup and skincare I’ll be taking if you want to have a look there!
  
Do you love Makeup Geek just as much as me? What are your favourite shades?

Danielle xx




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  1. I am in love with these colors

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  2. bada bing is indeed gorgeous! I know your pain with swatches not coming out right, but they still look gorgeous and I cant believe I dont yet own ANY from MGK :p
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

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    1. Thank you Pam! Ahh you need to get a few! Xx

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  3. I still haven't tried any Makeup Geek (I know, not sure where I've been) but I definitely need to after seeing these swatches :)

    Claire | Vanity Claire xx

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    1. I don't think I've heard of anyone not liking them yet :) xx

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  4. Wow yo u have an amazing collection. I love Makeup Geek shadows and her pigments are pretty amazing too. Great swatches.
    BEAUTETUDE

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  5. Moondust looks great and such a cool name ^^ x

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  6. By the time I noticed that there was 50% everything was gone, It was such a letdown and I was devastated! You've got such a lovely collection, I really need to pick some more up and now I'm inspired!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. I got lucky that I saw people complaining it wasn't working on Twitter so just happened to be right on time when they changed the offer over! I was building them slowly before that though :) xx

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  7. OMG those are pretty pretty shades. I have just one eyeshadow pan from makeup geek and a pigment and absolutely love them. I need to get more from them. Loving all the shades in row 3.

    Sam || Beautydetour

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    1. Thanks Sam! Hope you get some more soon! Xx

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  8. Your collection is amazing hun! I know what you mean about swatches, I have so many issued with mine :( but yours are good! I also have a tonne of shadows, with a few being spontaneous thanks to that 50% off sale - what a treat! You have a lot more cooler tones than I do, there are so many that I think it'll take me weeks before I'm ready to review the whole collection haha :p

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

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    1. I am obsessed with cool tone shades :) ah can't wait to see yours too! I'm definitely still getting to grips with a few of my shades too, still go for old favourites most of the time but they are all so gorgeously pigmented! Xx

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  9. I can't not get enough of MUG! I actually a MUG post going up tomorrow haha. Creme Brulee and frappe are my favourites :) xx

    LPage Beauty

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    1. We will never get enough! I need to give these ones more of a chance! I gravitate way more to Barcelona Beach and Mocha! xx

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  10. I'll take rows 2, 3 & 4 please...not that I could ever justify getting these as I don't wear eyeshadows nearly enough. Your picks are fab xxx

    Sal | UmmBaby Beauty

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    1. Let me just put those into a bag for you...the funny thing is I wear eyeshadow every day but have hooded lids so you can't actually see it haha! Xx

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  11. I am seriously drooling over your collection, super envious here! LOL! And have a brilliant vacation!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Thank you Shireen! I had a brilliant time, didn't want to go back to work today! Xx

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  12. I just recently ordered some Makeup Geek shadows and I'm so impressed with them! Starry eyed is one of my favorites, the shadows you have look like ones I would order x

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    1. Thanks Katie! Glad you like them as much as I do! Xx

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  13. Amazing collection, which so many of my own favourites like Peach Smoothie, Americano, Homecoming, Frappe and Cocoa Bear :) I actually haven't tried any of the duo chromes but Steam Punk looks really nice!

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty | US & Sephora Giveaway

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    1. It's gorgeous! I wore it on holiday and only noticed the navy duo chrome then when I blended it out! Xx

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  14. I didn't managed to get too many shades when they had this 50% off offer :( Mesmerised looks beautiful, need to add it to my collection! x

    Mummy’s Beauty Corner

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    1. I hope they do it again! I'm obsessed with Mesmerised, it's gorgeous! Xx

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  15. The shade unexpected is so nice! I think I might have to get it as I don't really have anything else like it
    Kathy x
    www.alongcamekathy.blogspot.co.nz

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    1. Isn't it! That's exactly why I got it :) xx

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  16. I hope you enjoy your holiday! All of the shadows look great, I love the greys/mauves on row 4! I've actually never brought anything from MUG or even used Beautybay before, but I'm going to go and have a look now :)

    Velvet Blush

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    1. Thank you! I had a fab time! I probably order off it enough for the both of us ha! Xx

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  17. Oh my can I have them all please? Stunning post and shadows xxx

    ALittleKiran | Bloglovin

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  18. These are so pretty and I love all of their names!

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    1. So do i! Their names are the best part! Xx

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  19. This palette is so beautiful! I love that a lot of the shades a muted and subtle.
    xx Dany
    http://the-queens-empire.blogspot.com

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  20. I am such a procrastinator, i need to do a makeup geek order already.

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  21. Oh wow, what an incredible collection! Love the look of mesmerised and steampunk, in particular!

    Alice / Alice Grace Beauty

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  22. Hope you're having a great holiday :)! Your MUG eyeshadow collection is amazing and I'm absolutely gutted I missed out on their sale recently. Love the shade selection overall x

    Beauty with charm

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    1. Thank you Alina, I did :) so many people missed out, hope they do another one! Xx

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  23. Gorgeous shades! <3 love your collection!
    Chloe xx
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  24. I am drooling over this palette! Those shades are so stunning!!! =)

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  25. gorgeous shadows! i have not yet picked any MUG .. :(

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    1. Thank you Monica! You should, they are amazing! Xx

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  26. I loved your palette, I'm looking for a so simpler and more pastels :)

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    Helena Primeira
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    1. Thank you! MUG do so many shades I'm sure you'd find what you are looking for! xx

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  27. What a great collection! I need to get my ass in gear & start my MUG collection! xx

    Beautylymin

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  28. Loved reading this. Please check out my latest fashion post called From Online To West London!

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  29. What gorgeous shades! I love "Wild West" :)

    Blessings,
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  30. Omg I cant believe I missed the 50% off at Beauty Bay! I've been meaning to try out Makeup Geek for ages. You have such a great collection!

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  31. Lovely and interesting post dear

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  32. i always hear great things about their eyeshadows, need to get some soon!

    danielle | avec danielle

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  33. this palette is literally the palette of dreams. i love all the colours and i finally have to jump on the makeip geek wagon.


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  34. I have never tried makeup geek but this palette looks stunning, I love the colours on the second and third row!

    Emma’s World X

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    1. Thank you! I'm sure you'd love them if you tried them! Xx

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  35. Such a great palette you got :)
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  36. These look gorgeous its such a great palette youve made up

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    1. Thank you Andrew! Can't comment on your blog, Wordpress hates me :( xx

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  37. I've never tired makeup geek! This post makes me want to so and !
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  38. I definitely need to do a giant makeup geek order! I can't believe I haven't tried their stuff yet i just keep procrastinating.

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    1. Stop procrastinating and get some! You won't regret it :D xx

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  39. Ahh 50% off for Makeup Geek shadows is a steal! Such a great time to pick some up, and that Peacock shadow immediately caught my eye. I don't wear a ton of blues but its so unique and pretty, I love coming across colors I don't have anything like because now I have an excuse to pick a few shades up :P

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    1. Isn't it! So nice to be able to splurge and not feel too guilty! Xx

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  40. Makeup Geek shadows are simply one of the best affordable single shadows! Your collection is beautiful!

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  41. This post was a dream for me to read! I have recently started trying out Makeup Geek eyeshadows and I'm obsessed. I agree with you, they're my favourite formula for shadows at the moment too. I've taken a note of so many shades you've recommended and I'm going to get them today. I am loving Cosmopolitan and Luna so much. There the perfect shimmer tones for the Summer. It's really nice to see real swatches from you too. As on the website obviously the shades are a little photoshopped. So this was super helpful, thanks so much Danielle.:D

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    1. Thank you so much! Your Manny Mua palette is gorgoeus, love the looks you have created with it! Xx

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  42. wow! your colour palette taste is impeccable!


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  43. You have so many! Love the colours you've chosen, they right up my street. Peacock isn't as bright swatched as I thought it would be xx

    Tamz | http://www.throughneweyesx.com

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    1. Thanks Tamz! It's quite subtle really isn't it! Xx

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  44. Such a great collection. Loved this palette.
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