Wednesday, January 1st, 2014

Makeup Geek Mermaid Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Mermaid Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Mercury Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “metallic medium silver.” It’s a medium-dark, gray-ish silver with cool undertones and a frosted, slightly metallic finish. The consistency was soft but noticeably powdery, so it had a tendency to sheer out some when blended on the skin. I recommend patting the color on to minimize fall out during application as well as sheering out, then blend along the edges to soften. It wore well on me for seven and a half hours before showing signs of fading. Fyrinnae Frostbytes (P, $6.80) is darker. Giorgio Armani Silver Chafer (35) (LE, $33.00) is lighter.MAC Tundra (LE) is a cream product. MAC Warm Thunder (LE, $19.50) is darker. MAC Evening Grey (LE, $19.50) is similar. Giorgio Armani #17 (LE, $33.00) is lighter. See comparison swatches.

Mermaid Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “metallic teal with reflects gold.” It’s a medium blue with iridescent green-tinged gold shimmer and a frosted finish. It had fairly good color payoff, but it could have been more pigmented. The texture was soft and easy to blend on the lid, but it was slightly powdery. When I tested it, the color wore well for almost eight hours before starting to fade. Kat Von D 8 Bit (LE) is darker, less blue. NARS Bavaria (P, $24.00) is lighter. Disney by Sephora Diamond Sky (LE) is brighter. Disney by Sephora Caspian Sea (LE) is brighter. theBalm Open to Offers Olwen (LE, $16.00) is very similar. MAC Parrot (LE, $15.00) is a bit brighter. L’Oreal Endless Sea (P, $7.99) is lighter, more muted. See comparison swatches.

Mocha Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “deep matte brown.” It’s a medium-dark, orange-toned brown with a matte finish. I had a lot of trouble working with this one; it was incredibly powdery and very sheer–it was more like a wash of brown that looked lighter and lighter applied than it did in the pan. When applied to the lid, it lasted about six hours but was noticeably faded from there. Too Faced Semi-Sweet (P) is not as warm-toned. Laura Mercier Truffle (P) is similar in color. Kat Von D Wolf (P) is darker. MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $15.00) is similar in color, slightly darker. Make Up For Ever #17 (P, $20.00) is also similar. Inglot #327 (P, $6.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

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8.5/10

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Longevity

7/10

Application

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Makeup Geek Mercury Eyeshadow
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Makeup Geek Mermaid Eyeshadow
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16 thoughts on “Makeup Geek Mercury, Mermaid, Mocha Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. I’m quite surprised at how disappointing these eyeshadows are! I had expected so much from Mocha, and Mermaid just looks like a stunning color that is unlike any other I have in my collection! Thanks so much for the review as always!
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  2. Amanda

    You must have gotten a dud for Mocha. I’ve had mine for months and it swatches completely differently – very deep in tone, not powdery.

    • It’s entirely possible!

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        I thought the same, though for a different reason; it seems Mocha is thensort of shade that’s done well across all brands, and given the fact that all the other shades have fared pretty well, it seems really odd it’s so bad.

  3. Mermaid looks like a dupe for the Maybelline’s Tenacious Teal, but that’s a cream shadow so I don’t know if it counts.

  4. I have a HUGE weakness for blue and silver shadows! Mermaid looks so pretty… :-)

    I wish the overall quality of these ones had been better, though…especially Mocha! You’d think a decent brand could manage a matte brown… but maybe it was just a dud one! I’ve wondered that about a couple of things I’ve had in the past.

  5. I’m disappointed in Mocha, as well. I got the same result as you. I’m bummed because I really wanted a deep chocolate matte shade. It looks so beautiful and dark in the pan, but swatches very lightly and isn’t as build-able as you’d think. Perhaps I got a dud as well, then.

    Mermaid is beautiful. It looks like it will work as a great alternative for Urban Decay’s Shattered for me.

  6. Hi Christine! Just wanted to wish you a happy new year…love your reviews and the effort you put into your everything… :)

    I hope it’s okay this is a totally unrelated random comment :P :D

  7. Merethe

    Mocha is not even comparable to Swiss Chocolate, which is both darker and much redder. Mocha is a bit powdery and i would not buy it again, but it’s okay when blending dark, smokey eyes and you need a brown, quite neutral transition color :o)

  8. I am not one for silver shadow, but I am really loving Mercury!