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Makeup Geek Power Pigments (Part 2)

01/07

Makeup Geek Tenacious Power Pigment

Makeup Geek Tenacious Power Pigment

Makeup Geek Tenacious Power Pigment

Makeup Geek Tenacious Power Pigment

Makeup Geek Power Pigments with Primer + 45 Minutes of Blending/Packing of Color | Look Details

Makeup Geek Power Pigments with Primer + 45 Minutes of Blending/Packing of Color | Look Details

Makeup Geek Power Pigments on Lower Lash Line (No Primer)

Tenacious

Makeup Geek Tenacious Power Pigment ($9.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium blue with subtle, cool undertones and a mostly matte finish. The color payoff was opaque in a single layer, though it was drier to the touch and had a tendency to look ragged along the edges when I blended it out on my lid. It was also the shade that darkened the most significantly within a few minutes of application, and despite attempting to layer it on multiple times, it never returned to its vibrancy–even over primer. When I tried using it on bare skin, it turned into a patchy, dark teal mess within 10 minutes that was unwearable out of the house (and frankly, I’m not too bothered by much these days, so I wear a slew of odd looks and the like out and about!) it was just that bad. Luckily, I tested at home, and it managed to cling to my lid sinking further and further into every line I didn’t even know I had on my lid for the next five hours.

Formula Overview

$9.00/0.07 oz. - $128.57 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "highly-pigmented" that "will maintain their vibrancy." Some shades were pigmented, some were not. The majority of the eyeshadows had a grainier, drier texture that had some excess product kicked up in the pan and was prone to moderate fallout during application without use of a primer. In general, most of the shades were dismal applied over bare skin as the drier texture seemed more prone to picking up the natural oils on the skin, absorbing them, and looking uneven as some parts appeared darker than others.

Several shades were an exercise in frustration trying to blend out and maintain vibrancy, which was something I felt even when I used the eyeshadows over primer, as they always faded and darkened within a few minutes of wear. I packed and packed the shades on to get decent results out of them and had to use primer just to get something only mildly embarrassing to look at.

Typically, within six hours, the shades had altered noticeably with some fading and patchiness apparent; with primer, that got closer to eight hours overall but I saw some slight shifting in certain shades faster than that. The looks I created with these shades took me three times longer than other bright, matte eyeshadows on the market (Viseart, Sugarpill, Urban Decay, ColourPop) and required a lot of cleanup in comparison.

Browse all of our Makeup Geek Power Pigment swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Mica, Triethylhexanoin, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica. May Contain: FD&C Yellow No 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), FD&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090:2), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ultramarines (CI 77007), FD&C Red No. 40 Lake (CI 16035), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), FD&C Black No 2 (CI 77266)

Tenacious
Tenacious
4
Product
10
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
5.5
Longevity
2
Application
62%
Total

Also In This Review

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Makeup Geek Power Pigments (Part 1)

01/05

Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment

Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment

Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment

Makeup Geek Power Pigments with Primer | Look Details

Makeup Geek Power Pigments with Primer | Look Details

Untouchable

Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment ($9.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich, orange-red with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied fairly well to bare skin and didn’t take too much work to blend out, but it darkened within 10 minutes of initial application and took on a slight sheen. When I tried it over primer, this was slightly less noticeable, but it still deepened on me over time, though it didn’t get patchy until seven and a half hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$9.00/0.07 oz. - $128.57 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "highly-pigmented" that "will maintain their vibrancy." Some shades were pigmented, some were not. The majority of the eyeshadows had a grainier, drier texture that had some excess product kicked up in the pan and was prone to moderate fallout during application without use of a primer. In general, most of the shades were dismal applied over bare skin as the drier texture seemed more prone to picking up the natural oils on the skin, absorbing them, and looking uneven as some parts appeared darker than others.

Several shades were an exercise in frustration trying to blend out and maintain vibrancy, which was something I felt even when I used the eyeshadows over primer, as they always faded and darkened within a few minutes of wear. I packed and packed the shades on to get decent results out of them and had to use primer just to get something only mildly embarrassing to look at.

Typically, within six hours, the shades had altered noticeably with some fading and patchiness apparent; with primer, that got closer to eight hours overall but I saw some slight shifting in certain shades faster than that. The looks I created with these shades took me three times longer than other bright, matte eyeshadows on the market (Viseart, Sugarpill, Urban Decay, ColourPop) and required a lot of cleanup in comparison.

Browse all of our Makeup Geek Power Pigment swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Mica, Triethylhexanoin, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica. May Contain: FD&C Yellow No 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), FD&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090:2), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ultramarines (CI 77007), FD&C Red No. 40 Lake (CI 16035), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), FD&C Black No 2 (CI 77266)

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total

Also In This Review

B+
C+

Dynamic

Permanent
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B
B+

Swatches: Makeup Geek Power Pigments

01/03

Makeup Geek Power Pigment  

Makeup Geek Power Pigment  

Makeup Geek Power Pigment  

Makeup Geek Power Pigments ($9.00 for 0.07 oz. oz.) is a new powder eyeshadow that will be available today, May 3rd. There are 10 shades in the range, which are swatched in this post.

P.S. — Makeup Geek has confirmed the weight is 0.07 oz. and that the labels are wrong.

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Best Makeup Brushes for Cream Eyeshadows

Best Makeup Brushes for Applying Cream Eyeshadows

When it comes to applying cream eyeshadow, synthetic brushes are my go-to as creams as natural hair brushes can soak up liquid and creams too much and produce either sheer or streaky results (and creams tend to necessitate washing often, and synthetics can take the extra washing easily).  I find a flat, synthetic brush is necessary for all-over lid application; a fluffy, dome-shaped brush key for diffusing crease color and applying creams to the brow bone; and a dome-shaped, denser brush for depositing pigmented color into the crease.

I would love to hear about the brushes you can’t live without for applying cream eyeshadow — share your picks in the comments! 🙂

Makeup Geek Flawlessly Ever After Collection for Holiday 2017

Makeup Geek Flawlessly Ever After Collection for Holiday 2017
Makeup Geek Flawlessly Ever After Collection for Holiday 2017

The Details

We believe everyone deserves a HAPPILY EVER AFTER! So when you run into your Prince (or Princess) Charming, we’re making sure you look FLAWLESS.

Now online

Porcelain Princess Flawless Full Face Palette, $38.00 (Permanent)

  • Gleam Highlighter
  • Tryst Contour
  • Sweetheart Blush
  • First Crush Blush

Fair Lady Flawless Full Face Palette, $38.00 (Permanent)

  • Radiant Highlighter
  • Betrayal Contour
  • Flirt Blush
  • A’mour Blush

Bronze Baroness Flawless Full Face Palette, $38.00 (Permanent)

  • Splendor Highlighter
  • Heartbreaker Contour
  • Love Bomb Blush
  • French Kiss Blush

Ebony Empress Flawless Full Face Palette, $38.00 (Permanent)

  • Glimmer Highlighter
  • Forbidden Contour
  • Devoted Blush
  • Seduction Blush

Wish Ever After Eyeshadow Palette, $22.00 (Limited Edition)

  • I’m Peachless Buff base with peachy-pink reflects
  • Roulette Rosy, burnt sienna with a silky, shimmery finish
  • Cocoa Bear Matte reddish brown
  • Bada Bing Gold-flecked chocolate brown with a subtle sparkly finish

Dream Ever After Eyeshadow Palette, $22.00 (Limited Edition)

  • Phantom White base with violet purple reflects
  • Anarchy Medium marsala with a shimmery finish
  • Cherry Cola Deep brown with strong red undertones and a matte finish
  • Drama Queen Densely dark purple with a shimmery finish

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette

01/07

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette x 9

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette x 9

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette x 9

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette x 9

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette x 9

Makeup Geek In the Nude Palette | Look Details

Makeup Geek In the Nude Palette | Look Details

In the Nude

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette ($50.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes nine eyeshadows with four new, palette-exclusive shades (So Pale, Buffed, Creased, Dark Roast) and five shades from the permanent range (two–In the Spotlight and Grandstand–are Foiled Eyeshadows). It’s a warm, neutral eyeshadow palette that is good quality: pigmented, blendable, and wore between seven and eight hours. I didn’t have any major issues applying or using the eyeshadows in practice, and I suspect it would be a workhorse palette for some (that don’t already have neutral eyeshadows coming out of their ears).

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows retail for $6.00, while the Foiled Eyeshadows retail for $10.00, which makes the palette a value of $62 ($42 worth of regular eyeshadows, $20 worth of Foiled eyeshadows).

In the Nude
In the Nude
B+

Limited Edition

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total