Makeup Geek Bake Sale, Pocket Change, Lucky Penny, Tan Lines, Sidekick Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Bake Sale Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, medium brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was soft, smooth, and very blendable on the skin; it felt a touch dusty in the pan, but it didn’t translate that way on the lid and was effortless to use. It was nicely pigmented and wore well for eight hours on me. KVD Beauty Succubus (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Lancome Voyage (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Van Gogh With It (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #4 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Moonbeam (LE, $8.00) is darker (90% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Montaigne (Golden Hour) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (DC, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Mabuhay (LE, $17.00)(90% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #1 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Nue (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Morphe Buns (LE, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). MAC Magmatique (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Lil' Boat (DC, $4.50) is darker, brighter (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk #4 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Want U Back (PiP, $4.50) is darker (85% similar). NARS Sophia (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). NARS Doctor Love (LE, $19.00) is lighter (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Pocket Change Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, medium golden brown with warm undertones and a frosted finish. It was richly pigmented with a smooth, lightly buttery consistency that wasn’t too soft or too firm. The color applied well to bare skin with full coverage, while the edges diffused nicely. It started to fade after eight hours of wear. Chanel Memory (P, $36.00) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Keepsake Frame (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Double Feature #6 #2 (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Morphe Meeks (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Gilded (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Guerlain Gold Palette #5 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Natasha Denona Golden Flesh (68M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). ColourPop Girls Bite (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). City Color Sandstorm (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Firecracker (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Topaz (P, $12.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Cinnamon (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Peanut Butter Cup (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). LORAC My Castle (LE, $19.00)(90% similar). Too Faced Caramelized (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Dior Golden Flower #4 (LE, ) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Bad Habit D'Orsay (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Handsome Prince (LE, $21.00) is brighter (90% similar). ColourPop Deep Dive (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Lucky Penny Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium-dark plummy brown with warm, rosy undertones paired with a frosted finish. The consistency felt soft to the touch, but it was a little denser and had more bulk to it, which helped it adhere well to bare skin while blending out beautifully. It was easy to use and wore well for eight hours on me. Huda Beauty Chocolate Brown #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). ColourPop West Star (P, $4.50) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Twinks (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Sense (384M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Pat McGrath Sienna Rose (LE, $25.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Muse (LE, $12.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Amaretto (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dior Sugar Shade #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Age #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M) (PiP, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). KKW Beauty Blossom (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop You're Kitten Me (PiP, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Shockadelica (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). LORAC Wild (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Tahitian Pearl (285) (P, $9.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Espresso (377) (P, $9.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Paramour (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Chocolate Brown #3 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). ColourPop Shaken (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Sable (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a slightly muted, medium-dark brown with warm, yellowy undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, finely-milled, and smooth consistency that was a touch powdery. I had no trouble applying it to bare skin, though, and it blended out nicely without sheering out unduly. The color wore well for seven and a half hours before fading. Inglot #357 (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild To Muse and Carouse #2 (DC, $2.29) is warmer, lower quality (95% similar). ColourPop Silk Sheets (LE, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC No Me Queda Mas (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Maple (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Pat McGrath Burning Desire (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Toffee Crunch (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Easy Smokey Date (Smoke) (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Abu (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Saddle (P, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Suede (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). ColourPop Ch-ch-changes (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Nude Caramel (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NARS Surabaya I (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Pure (269CP) (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Jamocha (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild My Glamour Squad #7 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Sidekick Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, medium-dark copper brown with warm, reddish undertones and a matte finish. It had fairly good color payoff, while the texture was soft and smooth without being too dusty or too powdery. The color applied well to bare skin and blended out without issue. The color started to fade after eight hours of wear. Anastasia Blazing (P, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Urban Decay Cayenne (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). ColourPop Forever (LE, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Whimsy (PiP, ) is warmer (100% similar). ColourPop Top Notch (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Highball (PiP, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Bar None (LE, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). ColourPop Popular Demand (DC, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). Huda Beauty Caramel Brown #9 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Persona Audacious (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Huda Beauty Nude Light #9 (PiP, ) is brighter (95% similar). Huda Beauty Chocolate Brown #1 (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Not For Sale (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). LORAC Romance (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Smashbox Throwback (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Desert Fox #4 (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Thick (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Kaja Brownie Bite (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). ColourPop Hard (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). Anastasia D5 (Norvina Vol. 4) (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% 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 a powder formula that is supposed to be “highly pigmented.” 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.)

Bake Sale

DCDiscontinued. $6.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Pocket Change

DCDiscontinued. $6.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Lucky Penny

DCDiscontinued. $6.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Tan Lines

DCDiscontinued. $6.00.
B+
B+
8.8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.8
Texture
8.3
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Sidekick

DCDiscontinued. $6.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

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Makeup Geek Bake Sale Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Bake Sale Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Bake Sale Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Bake Sale Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Bake Sale Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Bake Sale Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Bake Sale Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Bake Sale Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Pocket Change Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Pocket Change Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Pocket Change Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Pocket Change Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Pocket Change Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Pocket Change Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Pocket Change Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Pocket Change Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Lucky Penny Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Lucky Penny Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Lucky Penny Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Lucky Penny Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Lucky Penny Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Lucky Penny Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Lucky Penny Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Lucky Penny Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Sidekick Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Sidekick Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Sidekick Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Sidekick Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Sidekick Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Sidekick Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Sidekick Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Sidekick Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Pocket Change Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow | Look Breakdown

Makeup Geek Pocket Change Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow | Look Breakdown

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Aj Avatar

Ooh Lucky Penny is so pretty and it rated well!
I hope Makeup Geek eyeshadows are turning for the better again, I’d love to purchase from them without having to hope I didn’t order any misses.

AB Avatar

Sure, I have probably enough neutrals; on the other hand, I don’t have dupes for Lucky Penny, Sidekick and Bake Sale, the ones I like in this listing. I’ve gotten compliments wearing Riff, the UD medium warm brown, since it makes my blue eyes pop, so I may explore further into warm neutrals further and at this low cost, why not.

Megan Avatar

Glad to see high marks on theses! I think I’m just to get going to get Pocket Change. I really like Lucky Penny but it’s too close of a dupe to Sable.

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