Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows Review

Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows

The praise for Make Up Geek Eyeshadows is phenomenal and being the ever doubtful gal that I am, it took my pretty time to both read up on reviews and of course to finally splurge out on a few. I say splurge when really at just £6 a shade they are a complete steal and truly worthy of every word of admiration and then some; to try is to believe the hype but if you need a little further encouragement let me share no less than 21 shades, and of course more than a few thoughts.

Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows
Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows

To keep the cost low and of course to offer complete flexibility in terms of storage, the Make Up Geek Eyeshadows come presented in the typical re-fill pan style (a la MAC et al), a.k.a the eyeshadow has no additional packaging other than the outer cardboard sleeve so that it can be slotted into any palette or storage system you wish. I personally store my shadows in a large Z Palette (which you can find here) and find it works really well: I can have three rows of seven eyeshadows with space, or around 30 pans if I go for more ad hoc set up – either way it is a great investment and keeps everything safe and secure. On a related note, if you have a few empty spaces within an existing MAC Palette, the Make Up Geek Shadows will comfortably fit into the pre-cut slots – and of course any other magnetic eyeshadow palette you may have.

Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows
Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows

Before I share swatches and a general run down of the 21 shadows I have collected over the last few months, let’s discuss the formula. The good news is that regardless of what shade you decide to purchase, the Make Up Geek Eyeshadows are consistent: soft, beyond pigmented, easy to blend with moderate fall out – they give brands such as Urban Decay a run for their money. The down side of a soft formulation is that they are prone to easily shattering – take a quick look at my Crème Brulee pan, I accidentally dropped it onto a soft rug, the fall would have been no less than 3ft and it all but exploded all over the floor. Not great, especially if you plan on travelling with the pans – which I actively avoid for said reason. Other than that, I will go on record and say that this is the best eyeshadow formulation that you will find for £6.

Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows
Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows

Now for the shades; as you can see from the above (and below) images, all of my eyeshadows fall into two colourways: neutral and/or warm toned, as pretty as some of the more fun shades are, I wanted to create a custom palette that would suit my day to day needs rather than a whim. I also want to add that all my Make Up Geek Eyeshadows are from the regular range – I have yet to purchase any of foil hues but once I do, I will be sure to provide a separate review/s.

From Light to dark and in rows top to bottom:

Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows
Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows
Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows

Voltage (duo-chrome) – a bright, almost white gold; very similar to NARS Albatross.

Shimma Shimma – a soft, pearlescent off white with a light pink undertone.

Beaches and cream – matte, light peach.

Peach Smoothie – matte, true peach, neutral in tone.

Casino – bright, orange gold, almost metallic in finish.

Chickadee – matte, bright, yellow-come-orange. Not quite a mustard tone.

Sin City – Metallic warm, orange with pink shot; somewhat similar to NARS Orgasm.

Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows
Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows
Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows

I’m Peachless (duo-chrome) – a soft, light peach that offers a pearlescent rose gold tinge.

Cosmopolitan – bright, true, metallic copper pink.

Mai Tai (duo-chrome) – brownish pink, lighter on the skin that it appears in the pan.

Tuscan Sun – matte, medium brown with warm pink undertone.

Cupcake – cool toned, medium pink with brown-come-mauve undertone.

Cosmopolitan – bright, true, metallic copper pink.

Mango Tango – matte, bright coral pink with orange undertone.

Poppy – matte, bright red with strong orange undertone.

Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows
Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows
Make Up Geek Warm Toned Eyeshadows

Roulette – deep, metallic copper with strong red undertone (very similar to Cosmopolitan only deeper)

Crème Brulee – matte, yellow toned, light brown.

Frappe – mid-toned, matte, yellow brown.

Cocoa Bear – matte, rich medium brown.

Bitten – matte. not quite brown, not quite plum.

Burlesque – a deeper version of Bitten; you don’t need both shades.

Cherry Cola – a matte, purple with strong brown undertone; personally I would not purchase this if you own either Bitten or Burlesque – all three shades are very similar.

Once you use Make Up Geek eyeshadows it becomes near impossible to reach for anything else as they blend like a dream and if coupled with a primer, I do find they stay in place all day. If I wasn’t a beauty blogger, and it wasn’t my job to try new products, I would be more than happy to use the M.U.G formula for the rest of my life – it really is that good.

You can find the Make Up Geek Eyeshadows via Beauty Bay (who ship globally) for £6/$6 each – link

I have space for four more M.U.G eyeshadows in my palette, what are your recommendations?


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