Tuesday, October 29th, 2013

Makeup Geek New Year's Eve Pigment
Makeup Geek New Year’s Eve Pigment

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.

As a note, they currently do not contain any sifters and do come quite filled, so they can be messy on the counter-top.  I know that they are currently working on tweaking the packaging to make them less messy to use, so I look forward to seeing how that turns out.  Until then, I recommend opening over the sink or a paper towel to minimize the mess.

New Year’s Eve is described as a “light gold reflective glitter.” It’s a soft, light beige with a touch of pink and light gold sparkle. Applied dry, it has more noticeable shimmer but is less pigmented. Applied with a dampened brush, the base color is more opaque, but the shimmer takes a backseat. It’s more like a golden glow or sheen just at certain angles. I did experience some fall out with this shade both during application as well as later on during wear. I would describe it as slight fall out–noticeable but not glaring. I didn’t have any issues with fading/creasing until just after the eight-hour mark (fading). Too Faced Egg Nog (LE) has no sparkle. Too Faced Cream Colored Ponies (LE) also has no sparkle. Too Faced Snow Angel (LE) is matte. theBalm B1 (LE, $16.00) is also matte. MAC Brownluxe #1 (P) is not as golden. Disney by Sephora A Wish (LE) is similar. Disney by Sephora Scuttle (LE) is slightly warmer. MAC Dew (LE, $15.00) is similar. I want to say it’s like MAC Fairylite pigment as well, but I haven’t seen that in years so my memory might be off there.  See comparison swatches.

Enchanted is described as a “light plum shimmer.” It’s a medium-dark, pink-plum with warm, reddish-copper undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff both wet and dry, with dry application being somewhat muted and less frosted. It wore well for a full eight hours and started to show some signs of fading after nine hours of wear. Sleek MakeUP A Vow in Venice (LE, $9.99) is similar. Chanel Delicatesse #4 (LE) is darker. Make Up For Ever #141 (P, $20.00) is slightly less frosted. Urban Decay Last Call (P, $18.00) is a little more mauve. MAC Trax (P, $15.00) is less frosted. Chanel Harmonie du Soir #3 (LE) is a bit softer and warmer. See comparison swatches.

Vegas Lights is described as a “copper glitter.” It’s a brightened, medium copper-orange with a frosted, metallic sheen and chunkier sparkle. The texture of this shade is chunkier–you can really see the difference in the pot–and it’s definitely a texture that works better when applied with a dampened brush, as it helps to smooth and crush the chunks together for a better, smoother result and more even color coverage. Plus, it greatly minimizes fall out, of which there is plenty of during application. If worn dry, there is a fair amount of fall out during wear and it tends to look “flaky” on the lid, and when worn damp, there’s still a few stray bits that fall over the course of a day but it’s not a major issue. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #9 (P, $9.99) is similar. Sugarpill Asteria (LE, $12.00) is more orange. Guerlain Cuivre Ora (LE, $35.00) is slightly browner. NARS California (P, $24.00) is redder. MAC Star Myth (LE, $15.00) is similar. MAC Brash (LE, $15.00) is also similar. See comparison swatches.

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New Year's Eve

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8.5/10

Pigmentation

9/10

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9/10

Longevity

8/10

Application

4.5/5

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9.5/10

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5/5

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8.5/10

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Makeup Geek New Year’s Eve Pigment

Makeup Geek New Year's Eve Pigment
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Makeup Geek New Year's Eve Pigment
Makeup Geek: New Year’s Eve (inner lid), Enchanted (middle of lid), Vegas Lights (outer lid)

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Makeup Geek: New Year’s Eve (inner lid), Enchanted (middle of lid), Vegas Lights (outer lid)

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27 thoughts on “Makeup Geek New Year’s Eve, Enchanted, Vegas Lights Pigments Reviews, Photos, Swatches

  1. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Callie Callie

    These are pretty! I really like Vegas Lights.

  2. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Andie Andie

    Totally love the look of New Years Eve. It’s right up my alley. Fallout is definitely a negative though.

  3. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Sam Sam

    omg I love makeupgeek its so exciting you are reviewing her products!

  4. What a treat, thank you for sharing – all are so lovely!

  5. Profile wp-user-avatar wp-user-avatar-60 alignnone photo of Michelle Michelle

    Just ordered three of the pigments since I was able to get a small discount. Glad to know two of the ones I’ve chosen have gotten your good ratings. I can’t wait to try them out though!

  6. I love enchanted. I combine copper and plum all the time so I really like this pre-blend

  7. New Year’s Eve is really pretty!

  8. Monibackincali

    so I’ve been playing with the idea of buying this brand, not that you’ve reviewed it…. .it turns out i need it! :-)

    Vegas Lights eyeshadow…. here I come

  9. Vegas Lights is beautiful. Love how you used it on the outer V.

  10. Enchanted looks absolutely gorgeous! Cannot wait to pick it up!

  11. They are all very pretty but I love enchanted. Vegas Light is also nice :)

  12. What beautiful, rich, vibrant fall colors

  13. Yay I’m glad to see you doing Makeup Geek reviews :) I have a couple of their pressed eyeshadows and I’m really impressed with them (and their price!)

  14. So pretty! Enchanted & Vegas Lights are amazing.

  15. Jennifer

    Christine, I wonder if you could answer a question I’ve had for a long time about pigments? I’ve always wanted to try them, but am a bit fearful of the mess, ability to control the product, and just general ease of use of pigments. What are the advantages of a pigment vs. a traditional pressed eye shadow? I guess I don’t understand why anyone would bother to use something that seems more difficult to work with. =/ Thank you!

    • Pigments are usually much more pigmented and they often have more depth. I tend to use mine with a damp brush, and when I do that, they’re almost as easy to work with as pressed eyeshadows overall (less fall out/mess during application, richer pigment, smoother application). :)

  16. MAC Fairylite has pink in it, New Years Eve does not. I absolutely love both fairylite and New Years Eve. New Years Eve reminds me a bit of Tarina Tarantino Sparklicity Nude

  17. Me encantan los pigmentos de Make Up Geek, son muy intensos y los colores preciosos!