Despite the many eyeshadows I own and the countless amount on the market, I always go back to Makeup Geek! Priced between £5.50 and £8.50 a pan, Makeup Geek shadows are some of the cheapest, most pigmented and long wearing out there (in my opinion, haha).
With over 100 different colours to choose from I own 26 of the shadows (with my collection growing) including:
Corrupt (the perfect black), Burlesque, Cherry Cola, Bitten, Cocoa Bear (the best transition shade), Barcelona Beach (which i’ve hit pan on), Latte, Homecoming, Grandstand (my absolute favourite), Glamorous, Crème Brûlée, Peach Smoothie (another one of my favourites), Mai Thai, Cosmopolitan, In The Spotlight, I’m Peaches, Starry Eyed (the perfect inner corner highlight), Cupcake, Shimma Shimma, Karma, Pretentious, Sensuous, Daydreamer, Prom Night, Twilight & Whimsical.
I find these products very smooth to apply, blending seamlessly, unlike some eyeshadows -such as Morphe eyeshadows which sometimes can be very chalky and patchy (despite them having a great price point and a range of beautiful colours)-. I also find that the Makeup Geek eyeshadows don’t have any fallout at all, which can often be difficult to find in eyeshadows, no matter how high end they are!
My favourite finish in the Makeup Geek shadows are definitely the foiled eyeshadows, which create a stunning finish to any look, day or night. A great tip I picked up on applying these with a brush would be spraying setting spray, such as the NYX setting spray or the Urban Decay all nighter setting spray, to a flat shader brush before picking up product and applying to your lids. I find this helps to bring out all the shimmer and pigment in the shadows to help the look stand out!
Comparison between Anastasia Beverly Hills eyeshadow & Makeup Geek:
Although Anastasia Beverly Hills also have a wide collection of colours and finishes, I was quite disappointed by the lack of pigmentation in the eyeshadows, especially for the price.
Here you can see that the Makeup Geek shadow (left) is far more pigmented than the Anastasia Beverly Hills shadow (right), leaving the best finish.
These eyeshadows can be applied using your fingers or brushes, however I find that using my fingers for the foiled eyeshadows such as Grandstand and In The Spotlight (as pictured above) gives the best pay off, as well as using setting spray applied to a brush. For the matte shadows any brush can be used, with my personal favourites being Morphe, Mac, Elf and NYX brushes.
-The eyeshadows are very pigmented, without fallout.
-They are inexpensive.
-They last a very long time without creasing much.
-They’re only sold on BeautyBay in the UK, meaning you cannot test them out in stores.
-You have to purchase a palette to put the eyeshadows in.
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Purchase the magnetic Z palette to put your eyeshadows in here (I own the dome palette which stores about 33 eyeshadows)
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