Makeup Geek Twilight, Sensuous, Last Dance, Drama Queen Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Twilight Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “pale shimmery muted purple.” It’s a soft, pinky-mauve with subtle warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, and the texture was soft without being powdery. I saw very faint signs of fading after eight hours of wear. theBalm Just This Once Jamie (P, $16.00) is a touch darker. MAC Performance Art (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Daylight (LE, $21.00) is pinker. See comparison swatches.

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Makeup Geek Twilight Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Twilight
A-
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9.5
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
92%
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Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie, Gold Digger, Cosmopolitan, Razzleberry Eyeshadows

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) are available in over sixty shades, and I have four of them to review in this post. The matte finishes are really soft, silky, but sometimes powdery, so on one hand, it makes them easier to blend, but on the other, there can be excess fall out during application, and sometimes they’ll sheer out if you sweep/blend them.  If you use an eyeshadow primer and pat on the color initially, then blend, there shouldn’t be much fall out or sheering out.  The frosts have a soft, buttery texture, great color payoff overall, and are very, very blendable–they’re just easy to apply and use. Over a eight-hour period, I only had fading issues with Peach Smoothie, while the other shades remained intact and none creased on me.

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Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Peach Smoothie
B
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
4.5
Total
83%
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Makeup Geek New Year’s Eve, Enchanted, Vegas Lights Pigments

These next three Makeup Geek Pigments ($6.99 for 0.05 oz.) showcase three different textures from the range–from finely-milled with sparkle to frost to chunky frost/glitter.  The thing with glitter in loose eyeshadows (and even pressed) is that it doesn’t usually stay put without some sort of adhesive base, and the same is true with these.  I had some fall out with both shades that contained sparkle during wear, and I would recommend applying the eyeshadows first and then your base makeup so you can clean up any fallen product during application.  I would also recommend using an adhesive base or a slightly tacky/creamy base to help everything stick to the lid better.  Enchanted was the best out of the three, as it is nearly foolproof to use–nicely pigmented, finely-milled, and smooth on the lid, whereas the other two take a little more patience to use.

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Makeup Geek New Year's Eve Pigment
Makeup Geek Pigment New Year's Eve
B+
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
8
Application
4.5
Total
87%
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Makeup Geek Liquid Gold, Kryptonite, Insomnia Pigments

Makeup Geek Pigments ($6.99 for 0.05 oz.) are available in fifteen shades, and they’re, at their essence, loose eyeshadows that can be used dry or wet (depending on the intensity and finish you seek). They’re supposed to be “high-impact,” “finely milled” and “wont crease or fade.” I’ve been playing with these for the past couple of weeks, and here are my thoughts on three of them (I’ll have a few more to share with you soon), but overall, I’m really happy with the quality, color payoff, and wear of the formula!

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Makeup Geek Liquid Gold Pigment
Makeup Geek Pigment Liquid Gold
A+
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
10
Longevity
10
Application
5
Total
100%
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Revlon Fire & Orchid ColorBurst Lipglosses

Revlon Fire ColorBurst Lipgloss ($7.49 for 0.20 fl. oz.) is a vibrant, bright red with warm, orange undertones and a cream finish. It was fully opaque on the lips, and it had a lovely, high-shine finish. The consistency wasn’t sticky, not too thick or too thin, and applied evenly without settling into lip lines. It wore well for four and a half hours. I couldn’t think of anything truly comparable to this in terms of opacity and finish. NARS Hollywoodlawn (LE, $26.00) is sheerer. MAC Totally Fab (LE, $20.00) is shimmery. Chanel Exces (P, $32.00) is sheerer. See comparison swatches.

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Revlon Fire ColorBurst Lipgloss
Revlon Colorburst Lipgloss Fire
A
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
9
Application
5
Total
94%
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NYX Chic & Paparazzi Round Lipsticks

NYX Chic Round Lipstick ($3.99 for 0.14 oz.) is a light-medium, subtly yellow-toned pink with a soft, frosted finish. It had semi-opaque color coverage with a light translucency that enabled some of the natural lip color to come through. This shade wore three hours on me, which is shy of average. It was neither drying nor hydrating. Urban Decay Naked (P, $22.00) is darker, less frosted. Urban Decay Native (P, $22.00) is a bit lighter, less frosted. Revlon Pink Lemonade (P, $7.49) is sheerer. NYX Blush (P, $4.00) is less frosted, warmer. MAC Flamingo (LE, $15.00) is slightly warmer. See comparison swatches.

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NYX Chic Round Lipstick
NYX Extra Creamy Round Lipstick Chic
B+
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
7.5
Application
5
Total
88%
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