Makeup Geek Eye Shadows | An In depth Review

It’s absolutely no secret when it comes to my feelings on makeup geek. Now you peeps on here may have only gotten a sneak peek in regards to my obsession with that brand I typically don’t shut up about them over on Instagram. *Insert shameless self-promotion here!* Not to sound lame but my love for their eyeshadows is pretty much boundless and with boundless love comes A LOT of blog post ideas. So much so I may as well lump them under a blog series. You guys know that I could turn air into a blog series. But this brand, ESPECIALLY their eyeshadows – a simple information packed review is not even close to the justification it deserves. So anything to do with makeup geek (not just their eyeshadows but let’s face it there a lot of posts due to arrive about their eyeshadows) will be under the blog series – Makeup Geek! It’s sort of a blog series ish I’m only technically calling it a blog series due to the high volume of posts it will consist of with the brand Makeup Geek being a common theme.

Okay, that long ass tangent aside I thought I’d kick start this Makeup geek extravaganza with a post is a good ol’ review post! It wouldn’t make sense if I did makeup geek themed posts without actually having reviewed the eye shadows for you.

So here we go!

Shade selection: I thought I would start with the blatantly obvious. The shade range of the makeup geek eyeshadows is out of this world! The shade range is easily in the hundreds. I currently own 62 (ish) of their shades and there is many many many I don’t own as of yet. It can be overwhelming when you first look at the shade range because you don’t even know where to start and you want so many shades but start off small, testing a few shades and just go from there. I will be writing a post in regards to my must have shades AND one for those new to the makeup world who want to try makeup geek but aren’t knowledgeable as of yet to all things eye shadow. But yes in a nutshell they have every color under the sun!

Pigmentation: The pigmentation of the shades is AH-Maze-BALLS. Whether it’s a dark nude shade, a colorful shade, a transition shade or white/cream shades. I haven’t come across not even a single shade that has bad pigmentation. The consistency is unbelievable!

Is there any fallout?: Nope. I hardly see any fallout. The color pop pressed shadows definitely have more fall out. Nothing shocking but if you compare the two eye shadows by the different brands you will see makeup geek barely has any fallout! Especially the makeup geek foiled eyeshadows – they don’t experience any fallout.

Do they blend well?: Yes, they do. My eyeshadow standards definitely skyrocketed once I tried these shadows. I do still think Makeup Revolution have good quality eyeshadows but makeup geek is on another level! They blend so lovely and honestly just improve your eyeshadow skills.

The finish of the shades: Makeup Geek has so many different type finishes. There is duo chrome, matte, satin, shimmer and foiled. They have a lot of options when it comes to the finish of the shades. They even have loose glitters and loose eye shadows!

Availability: The makeup geek site, which I personally recommend as any new launches or anything will appear on there first and any shipping fees are reasonable. That’s me saying that and I hate paying any shipping fees. Beauty bay also sells makeup geek!

Price: It depends on the eyeshadow. The eyeshadows are divided into three categories – eyeshadow pans, foiled and duo chrome. The eye shadow pans and the duo chromes are $6 US and the foiled eyeshadows are $10US.

Wearability: Due to the massive shade range there isn’t any eyeshadow look you can’t create using makeup geek eye shadows. From glam dramatic smokey eyes to a very simple every day eye shadow look. Everything is covered by makeup geek!

Packaging: Now the makeup geek packaging or lack of packaging is what makes them bloody brilliant! The pressed eyeshadow is literally placed in a plan and that is it really. You purchase an empty magnetic palette (Z palette is the most popular one) and plot in all the eyeshadow you buy! Seriously once you try out this new type of packaging you will never look back!

Pros: Where do I begin! The quality of the eyeshadows is unbelievable. They have a MASSIVE shade range, their packaging gives you the best of both worlds – you select every shade you want, repurchase one you hit pan on whatever shades without having to repurchase a whole palette. They are also such a bargain for how amazing they are! I could go on and on and on about just how much I love these eyeshadows. You could also dupe a high-end eyeshadow palette using makeup geek shades!

Cons: There are no cons! I do wish I had access to these shadows in store so I can by bit by bit and continue growing my collection steadily rather than saving up and buying a crazy amount at a time but oh well!

Rating: 10/10!!! Seriously no joke! For me they have removed the need to ever go high end with eyeshadow! I’d only go high end for eyeshadows made in a pan so I could place them in my own palette. I don’t see myself going high end for a pre-made palette.

What shades would I repurchase?: Cream Brulee, Legend, In the spotlight, sidekick, tan lines, Grandstand, Tuscan sun, Cinderella.

Would I recommend this? I 1000000% recommend this to everyone!

Overall thoughts: There is seriously no way I could find any flaw with the makeup geek eyeshadows. They are affordable, brilliant quality, a mind-blowing shade range AND they give you the freedom to make your own palettes – so you get total flexibility. I can’t stop saying amazing things about their eye shadows!


That wraps up this post! Have you tried out makeup geek eyeshadows? Do you like making your own eye shadow palettes? Drop a comment and let’s get chatting! I hope you all have an awesome day and I’ll see you in the next post!

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  1. Kate

    July 6, 2017 at 6:18 am

    I’ve never tried Makeup Geek eyeshadows, but I think I need to! X

    Kate Louise Blogs

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 6, 2017 at 10:06 am

      You definitely need to! I highly highly reccomend them!

  2. A Pair of Ones

    July 6, 2017 at 11:53 am

    We’re the only ones that haven’t tried makeup geek shadows! We can’t get over the range of shades they have! We don’t know where to start

    A Pair of Ones  Bloglovin

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 6, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      They shade range is definitely magical! I plan to do a post sharing tips for those making their first order as it can be very overwhelming. x

  3. Lydia

    July 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm

    Sounds amazing, the shades are stunning!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 6, 2017 at 9:52 pm

      Thank you. x

  4. Danielle Beautyblog

    July 7, 2017 at 5:08 am

    Love makeup geek shadows! So much fun personalising a palette!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 8, 2017 at 6:28 am

      I’ve become addicted to custom made eyeshadow palettes. It will take a pretty special pre made palette to catch my attention

  5. Nathalie

    July 7, 2017 at 5:10 am

    I’ve never tried any makeup geek eyeshadows. But you rate 10 out of 10, it must be damn good then.


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 8, 2017 at 6:27 am

      I can’t find one flaw. I do wish I had access to them in store but that’s not a flaw per say I’m just that addicted!

  6. Yiota

    July 7, 2017 at 5:24 am

    You sold me on this one, I haven’t tried anything from this brand yet but these shades look gorgeous and with all these shades, I don’t know where to start!! Amazing review!! Happy Friday xx


    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 8, 2017 at 6:26 am

      I can’t think about one negative thing about the eyeshadows. I adore them and the brand in general

  7. Hannah

    July 7, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    I love Makeup Geek shadows so much, you really can’t go wrong, and they offer so many beautiful colours! Great post!xx

    Hannah | luxuryblush

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 8, 2017 at 6:24 am

      I’m just in love with makeup geek. Their eyeshadows are flawless!!!

  8. Claire

    July 8, 2017 at 12:57 am

    i also love makeupgeek shadows. The quality is amazing and the price is right. Makeup Geek is still one of my favorite brands !

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 8, 2017 at 3:33 am

      Oh they are such an incredible product. I can’t name one fault about them.

  9. Emily

    July 8, 2017 at 1:25 pm

    I don’t actually own anything from MakeUp Geek so I was really interested to read your review. You’ve got a really beautiful selection of shades and I love that they have no fallout as this is forever my biggest problem when it comes to shadow!

    Musings & More

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 8, 2017 at 10:17 pm

      The quality of makeup geek eye shadows is out of this world and the price point makes me never want to even consider high end eye shadows haha.

  10. Noor (Clothes & Dreams)

    July 9, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Such a great review! I’ve seen it pass by some times already, and now I’m even more interested! 😀

    xo Noor

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 9, 2017 at 8:44 pm

      Thank you so much! Once you start you can’t stop with their eye shadows it’s addictive. I’ve even become addicted to the colour pop pressed shadows. x

  11. Danielle Alexa

    July 9, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    I really want to try makeup geek eyeshadows, they always look so lovely!

    Danielle xx

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 9, 2017 at 8:48 pm

      I cannot recommend them enough! Once you start you become addicted!

  12. Laura

    July 10, 2017 at 9:59 am

    These look gorgeous! I do won few of their shadows and I’m in love x

    Pink Frenzy

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 10, 2017 at 10:47 pm

      Their eyeshadows are on another level. I can’t say enough good things

  13. Katya

    July 10, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    I never tried Makeup Geek eye shadows, but I’ve heard so many positive things about them. I think I need to finally check them out!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 10, 2017 at 10:48 pm

      I highly recommend them, I can’t say enough good things about them

  14. A Very Sweet Blog

    July 10, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    From your review, I definitely want to try this brand!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 10, 2017 at 10:49 pm

      You should! Thankyou for stopping by the blog

  15. Stephanie |

    July 10, 2017 at 11:27 pm

    You have a fantastic collection of Makeup Geek eyeshadows!! I’m a huge fan of it too – the colours are quite unique and aren’t exactly the most dupeable, making them really great addition to the collection!

    Stephanie |

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 11, 2017 at 12:35 am

      Thank you! I definitely plan to purchase more, I’m absolutely obsessed with custom made eyeshadow palettes. I do plan to do a series of posts related to duping higher end palettes using makeup geek shadows as well as colour pop!

  16. Sally

    July 11, 2017 at 12:47 pm

    This post was perfect, I was convinced I needed to try them before and now I’m even MORE convinced!!

    The Makeup Directory

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 11, 2017 at 9:41 pm

      Oh you do! I don’t even want to bother with high end eyeshadows at this point. They are flawless. Thankyou so much for stopping by lovely.

  17. Rachael

    July 13, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Wow what a fab collection. I started collecting MUG shadows last year, I think I’m at around 20 now, about to need another palette if I’m going to buy any more which is why my addiction has temporarily halted! Bookmarking this to come back to once I’ve got another Z Palette to fill!

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      July 13, 2017 at 10:12 pm

      Thankyou. I’m I’m truly in awe by their eyeshadows. It doesn’t make me tempted to go highend mostly. I’m also loving the color pop pressed shadows. Im planning to get many more from both brands. I’ve done so many orders in the last week so I’m making myself stop with the purchases even though I plan to get many more shades from makeup geek

  18. Emily

    August 25, 2017 at 3:24 pm

    Loving all of these colors, what a great palette!
    Isn’t That Charming.

    1. The Makeup Aficionado

      August 26, 2017 at 2:35 am

      Thank you, make up geek is definitely a fantastic brand. x

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