Makeup Geek Chickadee, Simply Marlena, Poison Ivy Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Makeup Geek Chickadee Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Chickadee Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Chickadee Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte yellow orange.” It’s a brightened, medium orange with warm, yellow undertones and a matte finish. It had nice color payoff with a soft, blendable consistency that was easy to use, though it was a smidgen powdery. The color lasted for eight hours before fading slightly. Ardency Inn Tangerine (P, $21.00) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Acid #4 (P, $9.99) is lighter, brighter. Wet ‘n’ Wild A Regular at the Factory #3 (LE, $2.29) is very similar. Disney by Sephora Rajah (LE) is darker, more shimmery. Maybelline Fierce & Tangy (DC, $6.99) is a cream product. MAC Juiced (DC, $15.00) is more shimmery, yellower. Illamasqua Vulgar (P) is slightly brighter/more orange. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Makeup Geek Simply Marlena Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “rosy pink with purple undertone and gold flecks.” It’s a medium-dark, fuchsia pink with cool, bluish undertones and a satin finish–mostly matte with a smattering of very fine shimmer. The eyeshadow had good pigmentation, but it was on the powdery side, so it tends to have a fair amount of fall out when you apply it, and it does seem to sheer out a little too easily on the lid. If you normally use a primer, you probably won’t notice. On me, it wore well for eight hours. Chanel Exaltation (108) (P, $29.50) is lighter, matte. Guerlain Terra Azzurra #2 (LE) is similar. Sugarpill Birthday Girl (P, $12.00) is purpler. Sugarpill Dollipop (P, $12.00) is more matte, brighter. Inglot #362 (P, $6.00) is less shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Makeup Geek Poison Ivy Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “shimmery medium green.” It’s a muted, medium-dark olive green with warm undertones and a golden olive shimmer for a more satiny finish. The consistency was drier, somewhat powdery, and the color payoff reflected it, as this one was semi-opaque. It faded a little faster than much of the range does on me and only wore well for seven hours when I tested it. MAC Marsh (LE, $15.00) is more matte. MAC Olive Blend #2 (LE) is darker, less green. theBalm #16 (P, $6.50) is very similar. Tarina Tarantino Dandy Lion (LE) is darker. Anastasia Moss (LE) is darker, cooler-toned. theBalm D4 (LE, $16.00) is darker. Dior Khaki Design #3 (P) is darker. Inglot #121R Middle (P, $6.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Chickadee
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
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Makeup Geek Chickadee Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Chickadee Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Chickadee Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Chickadee Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Chickadee Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Chickadee Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Chickadee Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Chickadee Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Simply Marlena Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Simply Marlena Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Simply Marlena Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Simply Marlena Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Simply Marlena Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Simply Marlena Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Simply Marlena Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Simply Marlena Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Poison Ivy Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Poison Ivy Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Poison Ivy Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Poison Ivy Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Poison Ivy Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Poison Ivy Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Poison Ivy Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Poison Ivy Eyeshadow

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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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I keep forgetting you reviewed the 10 D.S. Rainbow shades from inglot. I found those 10 very helpful to have because I had none of those muted shades.

I would like to get more Makeup Geek products myself.

I always thought Chickadee was so unique, and I might have to pick it up when I get around to purchasing some Makeup Geek. I like Poison Ivy as well but it seems it’s lacking a little. Hmph.

Simply Marlena is very pretty. Poison Ivy is a great color, but it sounds like it has too much fallout. Chickadee is not my kind of color, but the pigmentation is impressive.

Darn, Poison Ivy was on my list. BUT… I didn’t realize how close it was to MAC Marsh, so I guess I don’t even need it after all. Bless the Swatch feature!

I’m wearing Simply Marlena today! It’s the best matte pink I’ve ever owned -although I guess it’s not really matte?? Never noticed it had shimmer, I’ll have to take another look! Most pinks don’t show up as pink on me, so I love this one.

I have Chickadee too, I like to use it as a transition color in the crease.

I’ve wanted Chickadee for ages! I think it’s such a unique colour but it’s always sold out when I go to purchase. Will have to double check the site again soon. πŸ™‚

I wasn’t quite sure what to do with Chickadee when I first got it, because it seemed SO yellow, but one of my favorite looks now is to use it for a gorgeous, subtle glow just above my crease when I do a neutral eye.

It’s really unfortunate that Poison Ivy is pretty as regards color and poor in terms of quality.
On the other hand, Chickadee is a nice matte shade. I have and use it as a transition shade in certain looks.

For some reason, I really like Chickadee. It’s such a pretty orange. I also like Poison Ivy but I wish it was a little more pigmented.

They’re all lovely, but Poison Ivy is my favourite here. It has such a pretty, slightly shimmery haziness> it’s a shame this kind of goes hand in hand with powdery/sheer/dryness… πŸ˜›

Still, if this were a shadow in a premade palette, I’d totally try making it work with primers and such!

Aww, I love that there’s a “Simply Marlena” shade — that’s so cute! And it really does seem like a shade that she’d be obsessed with.

On that note: do you ever wear Jealousy Wakes these days, Christine? πŸ™‚

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