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. Huda Beauty Fling (Remastered) (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Deep Orgasm (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Salazen Grum (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Pat McGrath Rose Dusk (PiP, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora Rosewood (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Magnetic Attraction (LE, $21.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Violet Argente #2 (Eye Color) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC It's Not Easy Having a Good Time (LE, $21.00) is darker (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). Marc Jacobs Beauty You Slay (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Drift (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Disney by Sephora Trust Me (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Girl Crush (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Mademoiselle (LE, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Be Chic (329) (P, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora Miss Minnie (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Ciate Renegade (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Bed of Roses #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery (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. Makeup Geek Gold Digger (DC, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). 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, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Two Birds (P, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Sydney Grace Deep Desire (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (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 Chessa (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop TF (LE, $4.50) is more muted (90% similar). MAC Warm Wash #3 (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Stay Gold (LE, $19.00) is cooler (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). MAC Golden Hours #2 (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes #20 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Soleil (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Heat (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, more muted (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. ColourPop Three's a Cloud (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Churro (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Chessa (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Cheers 2 U (PiP, $4.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Natasha Denona Mandarine (123DC) (PiP, $29.00) is darker (95% similar). Givenchy Palette Ors Audacieux #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Backseat Babe (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Bubble Bee (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kat Von D Platonic (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Jones (LE, $19.00) is lighter (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). ColourPop Sunnies (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Arancia (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty African Violet #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Torch (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% 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). Tarte Jaded (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Buxom Dusk 'Til Dawn (P, $12.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bankroll (LE, $19.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Fyrinnae Elf Owl (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Wanderlust (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Rare Beauty Passion (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Anaconda (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Money Bags (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Dose of Colors Jackpot (P, $20.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Peach Harvest (LE, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). NARS Hellcat (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Khaki (17) (P, $4.49) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Cadet (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Dusty Olive (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). UOMA Beauty Trinidad (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Goa (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Protest (-, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sydney Grace Pear Tree (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Inglot #419 (P, $7.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (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 Sin City Eyeshadow
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Makeup Geek Venom Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Venom Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Venom Eyeshadow
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Makeup Geek Venom Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Venom Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Venom Eyeshadow
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Makeup Geek Sin City Eyeshadow
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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

I was happy that at least some of the shimmers were still good! Now, if every shimmer was like Venom? Ah, if only.

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.

Ochre Pink doesn’t have that background pinkish sheen which Anarchy has.. I Vant it.. argh.. I ordered a couple of shadows and Imma so tired I can’t freaking remember what I even ordered.. argh.. Best Fiend was there just because, but I’m drawing a complete blank on the rest. !!!argh

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!

Ooh, Venom is similar to what I wanted MAC’s Greensmoke to be, maybe a tad lighter. That’s definitely on my list!

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!

I’m glad they decided to release Casino and Sin City as singles. I’m hoping they do that eventually with the Manny palette. I love some of the shades in there, but already own all of the regular collection ones!

I think I’d like Anarchy as a blush but Venom….oooh, come to me, you beauty (which explains why I have about 6 of the dupes!)

Venom is brilliant! I love how richly pigmented and gleamy it is. Might finally have to get a few MUG shadows, even though the recent shadiness puts me off.

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.

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.

Hurray! So happy to see your review on these 😀 Venom is definitely top priority since it’s a dupe for burnished copper

Oh man, at this moment I can’t remember exactly what I ordered from the latest.. other than I know I had to have Best Fiend (friend for the uninitiated). I know I grabbed just a few shadows. I hope one is Anarchy. I really like the pink highlight which seems to differentiate it slightly from its dupes.

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