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. Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown (P, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Van Gogh With It (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Lancome Voyage (PiP, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Kat Von D Succubus (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Morphe Buns (LE, ) is darker, brighter (90% similar). Chanel Candeur et Experience #1 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Mabuhay (LE, $17.00)(90% similar). Viseart Montaigne (Golden Hour) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Atelier Red Ochre #4 (P, ) is warmer (90% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Magmatique (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Pillow Talk #4 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). LORAC Sepia (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Lil' Boat (DC, $4.50) is darker, brighter (85% similar). NARS Sophia (P, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Want U Back (PiP, $4.50) is darker (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty About Last Night No. 05 (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Jasper (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (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). Anastasia Gilded (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (95% similar). Cle de Peau Stellar Gaze #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Natasha Denona Golden Flesh (68M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Morphe Meeks (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). City Color Sandstorm (P, $6.99) is more shimmery (95% similar). Guerlain Gold Palette #5 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Double Feature #6 #2 (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Colour Pop Girls Bite (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (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). LORAC My Castle (LE, $19.00)(90% similar). Bad Habit D'Orsay (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pretentious (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Smashbox Beach House (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Nutmeg (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC My Castle (LE, $19.00)(90% similar). NARS Telesto (P, $29.00) is lighter (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. MAC Twinks (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop West Star (P, $4.50) is less 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). Viseart Paramour (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). KKW Beauty Blossom (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Rosewood (51M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Cle de Peau Golden Age #1 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Harmonie du Soir #2 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Sephora Tahitian Pearl (285) (P, $8.00) is lighter, brighter, warmer (90% similar). Dior Sugar Shade #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty O Yeah (P, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Sable (P, $17.00) is darker, cooler (80% similar). Anastasia NYC (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Copper (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Rose Quartz (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (85% similar). Urban Decay Off Duty (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NARS La La (DC, $25.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Antique Rose (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% 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. Pat McGrath Burning Desire (LE, $25.00) is warmer (95% similar). MAC No Me Queda Mas (LE, $17.00) is cooler (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Rust (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #357 (P, $6.00) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Jamocha (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild To Muse and Carouse #2 (DC, $2.29) is warmer, lower quality (95% similar). Too Faced Girl's Night (LE, $16.00) is cooler (95% similar). Buxom Filthy Rich (P, $12.00) is brighter (95% similar). LORAC Maple (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop Abu (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Viseart Nude Caramel (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Toffee Crunch (LE, $16.00) is more muted (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild My Glamour Squad #7 (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Saddle (P, $17.00) is more muted (90% similar). Ciate On Fire (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). NARS Surabaya I (PiP, $19.00) is more shimmery, brighter (90% similar). MAC Spice Dynasty (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Chocolate Cookie (PiP, $16.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Moleskin (LE, $17.00) is lighter (85% similar). Makeup Geek Latte (P, $6.00) is lighter (85% 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). Tarte Whimsy (PiP, ) is warmer (100% similar). Urban Decay Cayenne (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Zoeva Cheap Bar (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Hard (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). Colour Pop Top Notch (P, $4.50) is lighter (95% similar). Persona Audacious (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Colour Pop Popular Demand (DC, $4.50) is darker (95% similar). LORAC Romance (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Not For Sale (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Melt Cosmetics Thick (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Smashbox Throwback (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Anastasia Sienna (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tarte Cozy (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). Natasha Denona Amara (137CM) (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Downtown (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Morphe Roxanne (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Henna (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay He Devil (PiP, $19.00) is brighter (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 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.)

9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
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9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
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9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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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About the Reviewer

Reviewer

Christine has normal-to-dry skin with areas of dryness (cheeks, nose, and under the eyes). She has a light-medium skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones. Her best foundation matches include: Tarte Rainforest of the Sea in Light-Medium Neutral (best match), Estee Lauder Double Wear Stay-in-Place Makeup in Desert Beige 2N1, Giorgio Armani Maestro Glow in 4.0, Hourglass Warm Ivory Vanish Seamless Finish, Laura Mercier Candleglow Soft Luminous in Dusk, MAC NC20/NC25, Make Up For Ever Ultra HD Liquid in Y305 (140). For more matches, please read our full Foundation FAQ. For more information on our review process, please read our Review FAQ.

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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.

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.

OOH these all are colors I’m really into right now! Usually I don’t bother with much eye makeup but I’ve been really into bronzey clay colors on the eyes lately.

Wow! These are really nice and make for a lovely bronzy smokey eye! Too bad I’m duped out up to the gills in exactly these types of shades, but that’s to be expected when one of my favorite looks on myself is a bronzy smokey eye, eh? ?

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.

These are everyday neutral, warm toned staples. A great rating for those who don’t have these shades (although I can’t think of anyone in the beauty community who doesn’t!). Gorgeous eye look Christine. one that could easily be worn to work.

Nice basic colours. I quite like Lucky Penny and Bake Sale.
It’e been a long tiome since I ordered anything from MG, maybe it’s time to add some new eyeshadows to that half empty palette 🙂

Glad to see the mattes are doing well! Their original formula was my all time favorite matte eyeshadow formula (for example Cocoa Bear, Latte, Creme Brulee, and Peach Smoothie are must-haves for me) but the last few releases have been disappointing. I’m very happy to see them back on track.

PRetty warm eye look Christine! None of these shades individually are speaking to me though. Actually none of the new shades are And that’s rare for me!

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