Makeup Geek Anarchy, Casino, Sin City, Venom Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Makeup Geek Anarchy Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Anarchy Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Anarchy Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark red with warm, coppery undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation with a fairly soft, blendable texture that ran a little dry but was workable on the lid and only sheered out a little when applied. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Urban Decay Salazen Grum (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Huda Beauty Fling (Remastered) (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Deep Orgasm (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Pat McGrath Rose Dusk (PiP, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Rosewood (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #9 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente #2 (Eye Color) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Camellia (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Kaja Cognac (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Guerlain Electric Look #7 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Magnetic Attraction (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty You Slay (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC It's Not Easy Having a Good Time (LE, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Girl Crush (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Be Chic (329) (P, $9.00) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Mademoiselle (LE, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Bed of Roses #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). ColourPop Drift (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Ciate Renegade (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Young Love (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Casino Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a bright, medium gold with strong, warm orange undertones and a frosted sheen. It had great color payoff with a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that ran a smidgen dusty but didn’t show or feel that way in practice. This shade wore well for eight hours on me. Note, it was previously released in their Vegas Lights palette. Tom Ford Beauty TFX14 (LE, $36.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Chanel Poudre d'Or (34) (P, $30.00) is more muted (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #10 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Sydney Grace Hercules (DC, $6.25) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Two Birds (P, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Sydney Grace Deep Desire (P, $6.25) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Gold Digger (DC, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Urban Decay Sinful (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #7 (PiP, ) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Golden Hours #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop TF (LE, $4.50) is more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Stay Gold (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Gett Off (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). MAC Warm Wash #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Coloured Raine Toucan (LE, $6.99) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Warm and Toasty (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Tarte Monkey Business (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Soleil (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Goldstone (P, $30.00) is darker (95% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #20 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Sin City Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium orange with warm, golden shimmer and a soft, frosted finish. The color payoff was opaque and paired with a soft, lightly dusty texture that blended out easily and sat well on the skin. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours on me before fading. This was also in the Vegas Lights palette. Fenty Beauty Churro (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Three's a Cloud (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). ColourPop Bahama Mama (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Peeps Orange (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). ColourPop Cheers 2 U (PiP, $4.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Chessa (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Us and Gem (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Mandarine (123DC) (PiP, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Backseat Babe (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Bubble Bee (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). KVD Beauty Platonic (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Jones (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Spiral (369M) (LE, $29.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Dior Lucky Star #1 (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Warm Wash #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). NARS Hot Line (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Orange You Fancy (LE, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Dior Sienna #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Wing It (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Venom Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark green with warm, olive undertones and a frosted, almost metallic, finish. The texture was quite different compared to most of the powder eyeshadow range–it was much, much denser and more cream-like–and I would say it had more in common with the feel of the Foiled eyeshadows than the standard range. It was incredibly pigmented, smooth, and applied well to bare skin. This shade wore well for eight hours–it was by far the best shade in the new shades for spring. Dose of Colors Olive You (P, $20.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Hooked (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sydney Grace Eye Candy (PiP, $6.25) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (95% similar). Tarte Jaded (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Dusk 'Til Dawn (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Fyrinnae Elf Owl (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bankroll (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Rare Beauty Passion (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Wanderlust (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Byredo Strap (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Anaconda (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Khaki (17) (P, $4.49) is lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Money Bags (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Peach Harvest (P, $6.25) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Dusty Olive (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dose of Colors Jackpot (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Forest Floor (P, $8.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Hellcat (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Cadet (P, $6.25) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Protest (-, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

FORMULA OVERVIEW | Makeup Geek Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is supposed to be a “highly-pigmented” powder eyeshadows. They come in a variety of finishes and shades, and the range has some winners but more than a few misses, too, so your mileage may vary from shade to shade. The formula tends to be softer and a little more powdery/dusty as they are not as firmly pressed into their pans, but they aren’t typically crumbly or so loose that they are prone to breakage. I find the more shimmery shades to be the most consistent in pigmentation, blendability, and wear, while the more neutral-hued matte shades are often finely-milled, blendable, and easy to use. The brighter pops of color, both shimmer and more matte, can run the gamut on quality. Some shades are better built-up than immediately opaque, which can suit some application styles better. The wear tends to fall between seven and eight hours as some shades are more prone to fading as a result of the dustier texture. (Note: this applies to their standard powder formula, not their Foiled line, which is a different formulation.)

Anarchy

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B+
B+
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

Casino

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A
A
9.3
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.8
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total

Sin City

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A-
A-
9
Product
9.8
Pigmentation
8.8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.8
Application
91%
Total

Venom

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A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

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Makeup Geek Sin City Eyeshadow
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Makeup Geek Venom Eyeshadow
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KJH Avatar

Maybe a bit of redemption for MUG. Still find myself saying no, the MUFE dupe…Ocher Pink, in this case. Happens all the time.

KJH Avatar

Really. Venom is quite nice. Gotta put together a short MUG wish list for their (presumed) summer sale. If only all their offerings were of equal quality, they would comer the market.

CatG Avatar

Hm. I could’ve sworn I already had Sin City and that it was in the Vegas palette too! I’ll have to check. Anyway, these are great colors!

Katherine T. Avatar

Well, thank goodness these scored much better than the dismal mattes. Venom is of course my fave, but I have several of the dupes. These all look great, liking Anarchy. And love your eye look!

Sophia Ravenna Avatar

I was waiting for your review before ordering Venom! Now that I know it’s good, I’ve got to figure out if there’s anything else I want from MUG to make ordering worthwhile.

Stephanie Avatar

Love the look you did here, Christine! I don’t really know how I would put Casino or Sin City in a look together on myself.

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