Makeup Geek Duochrome Eyeshadows (Part 1)

Makeup Geek Blacklight Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is described as an “electric purple base with icy blue reflects.” It’s a light-medium, warm lavender purple with an iridescent, blue-to-violet frosted sheen. It had good color payoff with a soft, lightly buttery texture that was denser than most of Makeup Geek’s powder eyeshadow range. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours before creasing on me. I think the duochrome shift is subtle in this one, but it is more iridescent, so you get more of a nuanced look at all angles (but just less shift). Buxom La-La-Lavish (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Tonic (P, $18.00) is warmer (95% similar). Urban Decay Grifter (P, $18.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Mood Ring (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). Obsessive Compulsive Cosmetics Datura (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Kat Von D Arcadia (LE) is darker (90% similar). NARS Marie-Galante #1 (LE, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Cheers My Dear (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Daydreamer (P, $9.99) is cooler (85% similar). Stila Amethyst (P) is less shimmery (90% similar). Fyrinnae Unicorn (P, $8.25) is lighter (85% similar). Urban Decay Betrayal (LE, $18.00) is darker (85% similar). MAC A Party of Pastels #3 (P, $21.00) is warmer (85% similar). Kat Von D Violator (LE) is less shimmery (85% similar). MAC Tropica (LE, $21.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). CoverGirl Blazing Purple (340) (P, $4.99) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Psychedelic Sister (P, $18.00) is darker (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

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Makeup Geek Blacklight Eyeshadow
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