Makeup Geek Bandwagon, Faux Fur, Cabin Fever, Early Bird Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Makeup Geek Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Bandwagon Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a muted, medium taupe brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque color payoff that was buildable to mostly opaque coverage on the lid. The consistency was soft, thin and a bit dusty, but it blended well and didn’t fade quickly. It lasted for eight hours on me. Wet 'n' Wild VI Purple #6 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M548 Pink Gray (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Rose (LE, $22.00) is darker (95% similar). Makeup Geek Brownie Points (DC, $6.00) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Lula (LE, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Dusty Lilac (LE, $22.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Maple Syrup (LE, $16.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia B5 (Norvina Vol. 4) (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Faux Fur (DC, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Chanel Blurry Mauve #1 (PiP, ) is warmer (85% similar). Inglot #344 (P, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Puppy (P, $5.00) is warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Mission (PiP, $4.50) is darker, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Faux Fur Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium-dark taupe with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. The pigmentation was opaque, while the texture was blendable and maintained its intensity on the lid–a smidgen dusty overall–but soft and finely-milled. It applied well to bare skin, and it wore for eight hours. NABLA Cosmetics Dogma (PiP, $8.00) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Bearish (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). MAC Revelry (LE, $17.00) is darker, cooler (95% similar). Makeup Geek Brownie Points (DC, $6.00) is less pigmented (95% similar). Sydney Grace Grounds (P, $5.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Sugar Plum (PiP, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Too Faced Mulberry (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop I C U (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Fashion Fix (DC, $21.00) is lighter (90% similar). Tarte Profesh (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Per Se (135CM) (DC, ) is cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Be You (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Makeup Geek Bandwagon (DC, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Assimilate (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Sydney Grace Eiffel Tower (LE, $5.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Pale Rose (LE, $22.00) is lighter (85% similar). ColourPop Mission (PiP, $4.50) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Quarry (P, $17.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). theBalm B3 (LE, $16.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Bad Habit Lunar (PiP, ) is lighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a medium-dark reddish-brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The consistency was very soft, but it was dustier and had more excess product kicked up in the pan. The color was buildable on the lid but more prone to sheering out, so it was hard to get and keep opaque coverage without a primer in place. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours on me. bareMinerals Good Spirits (LE, )(100% similar). ColourPop Beast (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery (95% similar). Morphe Mocha (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Morphe Chip (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Coloured Raine Moments (DC, $6.99) is cooler (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M600 Pink Brown (DC, $21.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Swiss Chocolate (P, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Vulcano (125CM) (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Anastasia Violeta (LE, $12.00) is darker (95% similar). Huda Beauty Coco (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Bad Habit Interstellar (PiP, ) is brighter (90% similar). Ciate Ember (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Honeysuckle (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Bad Habit Tuscany (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Hot Chocolate (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Inglot #360 (P, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Moonchild (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Mar (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Tarte A Beautiful Degas (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). Sephora Tree-Hugger (301) (P, $9.00) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Early Bird Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a bright, medium orange with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had great pigmentation, but the texture was powdery, despite being soft to the touch. It blended well on the skin, but it had a tendency to sheer out and look somewhat faded on bare skin, so this is another shade that I would only use with a primer. It lasted for seven hours before fading noticeably. NABLA Cosmetics Honey (PiP, $8.00) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). Anastasia D1 (Norvina Vol. 3) (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (95% similar). ColourPop Dreamer (LE, $4.50) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Rule (P, $17.00) is lighter (90% similar). Viseart Curcumin (Dark Matte #7) (PiP, ) is brighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M726 Sienna (DC, $21.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Not a Basic Peach #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Clay (LE, $6.99) is brighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Warm Browns #2 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). MAC Disco Therapy (LE, $17.00) is brighter (90% similar). ColourPop Extra Curricular (PiP, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). Viseart Cantaloupe (Warm Mattes #6) (P, ) is lighter (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Carli Bybel Deluxe Edition #3 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Tangerine (LE, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Sephora Sand Dunes (327) (P, $9.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Horizon (127CM) (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M650 Cookie (DC, $21.00) is lighter (85% similar). Coloured Raine Natural (LE, $6.99) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Redstart (P, $5.00) is cooler (85% similar). ColourPop Copy Cat (LE, $4.50) is lighter, cooler (85% 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.)

Bandwagon

DCDiscontinued. $6.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
86%
Total

Faux Fur

DCDiscontinued. $6.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
91%
Total

Cabin Fever

DCDiscontinued. $6.00.
B
B
8.3
Product
9.3
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.3
Longevity
4.8
Application
86%
Total

Early Bird

DCDiscontinued. $6.00.
B
B
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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Makeup Geek Bandwagon Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Bandwagon Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Bandwagon Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Bandwagon Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Bandwagon Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Bandwagon Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Bandwagon Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Bandwagon Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Faux Fur Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Faux Fur Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Faux Fur Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Faux Fur Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Faux Fur Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Faux Fur Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Faux Fur Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Faux Fur Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Early Bird Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Early Bird Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Early Bird Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Early Bird Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Early Bird Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Early Bird Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Early Bird Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Early Bird Eyeshadow

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Sandra JT Avatar

They look really nice but other than Early Bird, maybe, I’ve got whacks of dupes for the rest of these shades in my MUF Artist shadows & Kryolan singles, all of which I really love. Unlikely I’ll be picking any of these up.

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