5 Faves: Autumn-Hued Eyeshadows (Cool-Toned Edition)

Autumn doesn’t have to mean only warm-toned eyeshadows–there are cooler hues found during the season. Try this these types of colors for a smokier vibe instead:

  1. Makeup Geek Rockstar — an iridescent beige
  2. Makeup Geek High Wire — a bright, silvery-purple
  3. Make Up For Ever S556 — a medium taupe
  4. MAC Fathoms Deep — a shimmery, dark purple
  5. theBalm #27 — a neutral, dark purple

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

5 Faves: Autumn-Inspired Eyeshadows (Warm-Toned Edition)

One of my favorite color combinations is a very “fall” eye with coppers and rich browns, and I love to add purple or burgundy to that mix for darkening and keeping the look from looking too warm-toned. Here are my favorites:

  1. ARDENCY INN Rose Gold — a pinky-copper
  2. MAC Amber Lights — copper
  3. Make Up For Ever I824 — a rosy pink
  4. Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear — a warm, medium-dark brown
  5. Make Up For Ever ME828 — deepened burgundy

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Makeup Geek Summer 2015 Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Shore Thing Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “true pastel, mint green with a matte finish.” It’s a light-medium, aqua green with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had decent pigmentation, but the texture was powdery to work with and tended to look almost chalky against my skin. With a primer, it would work better, but it doesn’t apply well on bare skin–sheer, uneven, and dry-looking. On bare skin, it lasted for six hours before fading. Colour Pop Flux (LE, $5.00) is lighter, cooler. Make Up For Ever S312 Mint Green (P, $21.00) is darker. Kat Von D Archangel (LE, ) is lighter, cooler. MAC Aqua (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, brighter, cooler, less glossy. Inglot #345 (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler. See comparison swatches / compare dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Desert Sands Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Shore Thing
D+
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
6.5
Application
4
Total
69%
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5 Yellow-Orange Eyeshadows for Summer

It used to be hard to find a more yellow-based orange (most of the orange-hued eyeshadows would have a strong red base), but now, there is more variety than other. I think that yellow-toned oranges can sometimes be easier to wear if you’re new to orange eyeshadow! Here are some of my current favorites:

  1. Burberry Shell — a shimmery, golden orange
  2. ColourPop Sunnies — a pop of yellowed orange with a satin finish
  3. Makeup Geek Chickadee — a yellowed, medium orange with a matte finish
  4. OCC Mimosa — a shimmering tangerine
  5. Milani Bella Mandarin — a muted, yellowed orange

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

5 Beautiful Coral Blushes for Summer

As a coral fiend, summer is often one of my favorite times of the year for new products, because brands tend to release corals, but there are plenty of corals to choose from year-round. Here is my current list of favorites! What are yours?

  1. Urban Decay Quiver — a bold, coral-red
  2. Makeup Geek Love Affair — a warm, pink-coral
  3. Chanel Malice — a luminous coral
  4. Clinique Peach Pop — a shimmery, peachy-coral
  5. Tom Ford Love Lust — a luminous, medium-dark coral

>> See side-by-side swatches! <<

Makeup Geek Starry Eyed, Fortune Teller, Untamed, Charmed Foiled Eyeshadows

Here are the last four shades of the newly released Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) shades! :) As previously mentioned, the formula is designed as a cross between a powder and cream eyeshadow, and it’s supposed to have “intense pigmentation” with a “smooth, silky” texture. The brand has stated that those with oilier skin types will need a primer as these are prone to creasing due to the ingredients used in it. My testing showed that this formula creased faster over primers like Urban Decay Primer Potion and NARS Smudgeproof compared to just applying them to my bare lids, which are normal-to-dry. When applied over MAC Painterly Paint Pot, wear seemed to extend for about two hours longer than on bare lids.

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Makeup Geek Fortune Teller Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow Starry Eyed
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
89%
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