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Makeup Geek Fall 2018 Eyeshadows

01/06

Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Summer/Fall Eyeshadows | Look Details
Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Summer/Fall Eyeshadows | Look Details
Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow

Apple Pie

Makeup Geek Apple Pie Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a medium-dark, coppery brown with warm, red undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation that was buildable to opaque coverage in one and a half layers. The texture was soft, slightly dusty but applied evenly and blended out nicely on the lid. It wore well for seven and a half hours on its own.

This shade will be available August 23rd.

Apple Pie
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

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Makeup Geek Summer 2018 Eyeshadows

01/06

Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Summer/Fall Eyeshadows | Look Details
Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Summer/Fall Eyeshadows | Look Details
Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow

Blue My Mind

Makeup Geek Blue My Mind Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.06 oz.) is a rich, medium blue with cool undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was incredibly dense, slightly thick, and cream-like–a denser texture than most of their Foiled shades. It had opaque color coverage, and surprisingly, it applied well with a brush as well as fingertips, and it wasn’t a challenge to blend. It wore well for eight hours on me before creasing faintly.

Ingredients

Dimethicone, Triethylhexanoin, Magnesium Myristate, Boron Nitride, Silica, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin, Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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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 Tenacious Power Pigment
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 Tenacious Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Power Pigments with Primer + 45 Minutes of Blending/Packing of Color | Look Details
Makeup Geek Tenacious Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Power Pigments on Lower Lash Line (No Primer)
Makeup Geek Tenacious Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Tenacious Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Tenacious Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Tenacious Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Tenacious Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Tenacious Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Tenacious Power Pigment

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

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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 Untouchable Power Pigment
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 Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Power Pigments with Primer | Look Details
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment

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

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Swatches: Makeup Geek Power Pigments

01/03

Makeup Geek Power Pigment  
Makeup Geek Power Pigment  
Makeup Geek Power Pigment  
Makeup Geek Power Pigment  
Makeup Geek Power Pigment  
Makeup Geek Power Pigment  
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.