3 Looks Using the Naked 3 Palette

Hi Makeup Geeks! Today I am going to share with you 3 different and unique looks using the Urban Decay Naked 3 palette. I love this palette, it might be my favorite of them so far. 🙂  I know a lot of you have this palette and hopefully this will give you some go-to looks you can incorporate into your arsenal of ideas.

Look 1:

The first is a slightly smokey look that is ideal for a night out with that special someone. The lighter lid will make your eyes look larger and more open. For a more day appropriate look switch your lip color to a soft nude/pink, or transform it into a night time look by adding a brighter gloss.


  • NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil – “Milk” – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • “Nooner” eyeshadow in the crease – (Urban Decay Naked 3)
  • “Limit” eyeshadow slightly above the crease- (Urban Decay Naked 3)
  • “Burnout” eyeshadow on the outer half of lid- (Urban Decay Naked 3)
  • Makeup Geek Pigment in Sweet Dreams – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • “Blackheart” eyeshadow in outer V- (Urban Decay Naked 3)
  • Revlon Colorstay Liquid Liner – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Loreal Voluminous Mascara – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Tarte emphasEYES nude eyeliner – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Maybelline Color Sensational Lipgloss – #310 – (Amazon) Continue reading

4 Ways to Wear Colorful Eyeshadow to Work


I know many of you wear neutral eyeshadows every day to work (which is totally ok), but I’m hoping to get you to branch out and wear some colors during your work week!  You can wear colors, but it’s all in how and where you place the color.

Here’s my 4 tips for wearing colors:

  1. Pick just 1 color and apply it to 1 part of the eye.  So either along the lashline OR in the inner tear duct OR on the outer part of the eye.  1 color, 1 place.  I call it “strategic placement”.  
  2. Always pair a color with a neutral.  Having a neutral surrounding a color automatically tones it down and makes it more work appropriate.
  3. Pick a color that is light to medium in color.  The darker the color, the more dramatic it is.  (If you want to wear a dark color, keep it close to the lashline)
  4. If you’re afraid of color, start with purples or greens.   Because these colors aren’t too vivid and look great on every skin and eye color, they’re a safe bet for being more daytime appropriate.  (think of blue and orange- not really the most safe colors for makeup! haha)

Look 1:  Along the Lashline


  • Milani Liquif’eye Eyeliner – Aqua  (Amazon) 
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Sea Mist (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Creme Brulee (Pan Version / Compact Version)

Look 2:  In the Outer Corner


  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Wisteria (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Homecoming (Pan Version / Compact Version)

Look 3:  All over the Lid


  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Shimmermint (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Purely Naked (Pan Version / Compact Version)

Look 4:  In the Inner Tearduct


  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Mango Tango (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Shimma Shimma (Pan Version / Compact Version)

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The 1 Minute Winged Liner

Hi Makeup Geeks!

I know there’s many days when you’re rushing out the door for work, but still want to look polished and have at least a little makeup on. Winged liner has been trendy for a few years now, so I wanted to give you a trick for doing it in 1 minute.  That’s right, just one minute! Nobody wants to skip their trip to Starbucks to do a 10 minute makeup look when you can do it quicker AND have your coffee 😉

Products Needed:

  • Black or Brown Gel Liner – Makeup Geek Gel Liner in “Immortal” or “Mobster”   (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Bent Eyeliner Brush    (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Scotch Tape

Simply place the scotch tape along the outer part of your eye- use your lower lash line as a guideline.  Take your bent liner brush or any super small makeup brush and apply the eyeliner along the tape, connecting it to your upper lash line.  You want to fill it in to form a triangle shape- this is what gives the illusion of winged liner.

If you have an extra minute, you can turn your winged liner into a softly smudged cat eye that works great for daytime.  All you need are 2 more products:

  • Dark Brown Eyeshadow – Makeup Geek Eyeshadow in “Bada Bing”    (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Pencil Smudge or Eye Smudging Brush    (Makeup Geek Store)

Take a pencil brush and smudge a dark brown eyeshadow (or any color for that matter) on top of your gel liner.  Start to smudge it upwards to smoke out the liner, staying close to your lash line as well as the tape you placed on earlier.  All you’re doing is turning the winged liner into a smudged out cat eye shape by “smoking out” the eyeshadow.

I hope this helps you all in your makeup looks when you’re in a hurry! Makeup doesn’t have to take a long time- it’s all about the technique and tools.

Thanks to Joanna (maxineczka) for providing the example picture for this look!  Check her out on Makeup Geek, Instagram, or Youtube

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NEW Makeup Geek Eyeshadows and a Fun Summer Look

Hello Makeup Geeks, I am so excited to bring you these newest additions to our line of eyeshadows. :-)  I have been working hard to get the formulation just perfect so you can have amazing quality. We have 5 new colors along with one that has been in the store for a while. I am most excited about the shade “Cosmopolitan“, it is an exact dupe for MAC’s “Expensive Pink” with richer quality and higher pigmentation.

As always, we wanted to add to our line of neutrals while bringing you more interesting shades. We also have one inspired by Marlena’s favorite color, raspberry pink to add to our collections of pinks. With a great combinations of shimmers and mattes, you are sure to find more than one to love.



02-hipsterThe Bottom Line: Mix between a dark sand and light taupe tan with slight shimmer.

How It Relates: Hipster is a cool toned dark sand that is a shade lighter than Pretentious and slightly darker than Latte with cooler tones. Hipster has a slight shimmer to it whereas Latte is a warm matte. The closest to this would be Pretentious in color and finish.

All About the Color: If you want to be part of the hip crowd then this dark sand shade is perfect for you! This elegant shade has a slight shimmer to it that’s perfect for adding a pop of dimension and shine to your look. This color is ideal for a day at the office, or pairing up with your favorite cool tones to warm them up. No matter where you wear it or what you wear it with this color is sure to make you look Hipster Chic!

Buy in the Makeup Geek Store: Pan Version | Compact Version


04-frappe_2The Bottom Line: Frappe is a medium maple brown matte.

How It Relates: A shade darker than Creme Brulee, this stunning shade has the same creamy texture and matte finish. Lighter in color than Latte this has slight red/orangey undertone to it with the same finish and creamy texture.

All About the Color: Named after one of our favorite guilty pleasures this medium maple brown color will have you coming back for more. The matte color has a creamy texture and glides on smoothly and evenly for a stunning finish. Ideal for the summer months for a soft wash of color or paired up with a darker shade for a perfect brown eye. This also makes a great transition color for darker skintones.

Buy in the Makeup Geek Store: Pan Version | Compact Version

Simply Marlena

05-simplymarlenaThe Bottom Line: Bright rosey pink with purple undertone and gold flecks.

How It Relates: The newest addition to our line-ups of pinks, this amazing color is the brightest of our girly shades. This cool-toned pink has a purple base and slight gold shimmer. The striking shade has a matte finish as Mango Tango and Cupcake with a brighter, more vivid appearance.

All About the Color: The perfect addition to our collection, and sure to be your new go to pink! This stunning matte pink color has a slight purple undertone with hints of gold flecks to give it that personal Marlena touch. The rich color and smooth texture allows the color to apply effortlessly and look amazing. This is the perfect pink for channeling you inner girly-girl.

Buy in the Makeup Geek Store: Pan Version | Compact Version


03-cosmopolitianThe Bottom Line: Rose Gold with gold flecks and a shimmery finish.

How It Relates: This elegant shimmery color is warmer than others similar to it making it a perfect fit with other shades from Mango Tango to Glamorous. This has rose pink undertone that makes it deeper than Mango Tango with a gold hue to it and the same amazing finish as Cinderella.   If you’re familiar with MAC’s Expensive Pink, this one is pretty much spot-on, but with more payoff and smoother texture.  Swatch the two side-by-side and you’ll be amazed at how much nicer Cosmopolitan is :)

All About the Color: Just like the drink, this chic rose gold shade is sure to become a quick classic. The stunning color is always in style and the shimmery finish makes it the perfect addition to your eyeshadow collection. Adorned with small gold flecks for added style, this impressive color is perfect for a refined soft look in the day, or a paired up with darker shades for a sultry, hot look at night. No matter where or how your wear this impressive color it’s sure to be one that everyone will love.

Buy in the Makeup Geek Store: Pan Version | Compact Version


01-graphiteThe Bottom Line: Dark Graphite Grey with silver flecks and a shimmery finish.

How It Relates: Dramatic greys are definitely getting attention and this one fits in perfectly. A shade lighter than Galaxy, and darker than Mercury, Graphite has distinct look all it’s own. This has the same texture and high quality as its brothers, this shade fits perfectly in the middle.

All About the Color: An exquisite color to add to any collection, this dark grey has small silver flecks and a shimmery finish. The remarkable pigmentation and creamy texture makes this easy to apply and looks great regardless of whether you are teaming it up with lighter shades for a wearable day look, or smoking it out for an intense, dramatic sexy look.

Buy in the Makeup Geek Store: Pan Version | Compact Version

Lemon Drop

lemon-drop1The Bottom Line: Shimmery Bright Lemon Yellow

How It Relates: A warm ray of sunshine, this bright punch of color is perfect for summer. The warm shade is brighter and more vivid than its sister Yellow Brick Road but with the same shimmery finish.

All About the Color: Sugary sweet with a punch of sour, this bright yellow shadow will brighten up any drab day. It’s the same sweet, sugar-coated, flavor packed lemon we all knew and loved as kids. Now the same bright yellow can adorn your lids. With a sugary sweet shimmer finish, this bright yellow has a creamy, velvet-like texture and smooth consistency. With an intense pigmentation, this sweet sensation is sure to be one you will love.

Buy in the Makeup Geek Store: Pan Version | Compact Version


We did a fresh batch of swatches so you can see how these new shades compare to our existing shadows.  We hope you find them useful!





The Look


  • Maybelline Concealer – 25 Medium (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Emani Pressed Mineral Foundation – 292 Golden (Amazon)
  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation – 310 Warm Golden (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Stila Convertible Color – Peoney (Amazon) (eBay)


  • Makeup Forever Eye Prime – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Graphite (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Frappe (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Beaches and Cream (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Simply Marlena (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Cosmopolitan (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Palladio Eye Ink – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Rimmel Scandal Eyes – Nude (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Ardell #124 False Lashes – (Amazon) (eBay)


  • Nars Satin Lip Pencil – Luxembourg (Amazon) (eBay)


  • Makeup Geek Small Crease Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshader Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)

And there you have it, new eyeshadows and a new look. Let me know what you think of the new shades in the comments below or leave a review on each individual eyeshadow color page. We would love to hear from you!



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Date Night Hair, Makeup & Outfit!

Hello Makeup Geeks! I have a fun date night video for you all today. Cocoa Bear and I are going on a date tonight and I wanted to share the look that I will be wearing. This is a very soft grey smokey eye that is different in that it’s not full on black and the smokey part is at the end of the eye so it’s not over-the-top dramatic. I paired this with a brighter lip and elegant hair and makeup that I am going to share with you for a complete and great date night look. Perfect for impressing that someone special. 😉

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So let’s get this started with the Makeup!


  • Eve Pearl Salmon Concealer & Treatment – Tan – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Estee Lauder Double Wear Foundation – Desert Beige 12 – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Cover FX Natural Finish Oil Free Foundation – N30 –  (Sephora)
  • Maybelline Dream Matte Powder – Medium 01 Sand – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Maybelline Fit Me Concealer – 25 Medium – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Cargo Blu Ray Bronzer – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Illamasqua Powder Blush – Excite – (Amazon) (Sephora)
  • Benefit Blush – Georgia – (eBay)
  • Lorac Perfectly Lit Powder – (Amazon) (eBay)


  • MAC Painterly Paint Pot – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Milani Liquif’eye – Black – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Stealth – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – Hipster – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Makeup Geek Eyeshadow – White Lies – (Pan Version / Compact Version)
  • Stila Kajal Eyeliner – Topaz – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Dior Diorshow Mascara – (Amazon) (eBay)


  • NYX Lipliner – Hot Pink – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Stila Longwear Lipcolor – Flushed – (Amazon) (eBay)
  • Loose Powder – Any will do as long as it’s loose.


  • Makeup Geek Pencil Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
  • Makeup Geek Soft Dome Brush – (Makeup Geek Store)
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