Makeup Geek Confection, Bedrock, Enchanted Forest, Concrete Jungle, Vintage, Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

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Makeup Geek Confection Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “blush pink with very subtle gray undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a pale, light pink with neutral-to-cool undertones and a matte finish. It was soft but powdery, and it accentuated the texture of my lid and clung to it in patches, which made the area look drier. It lasted for six and a half hours. Lancome My French #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). MAC Elementary Pink (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Tarte Wrapped Up (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tarte Exhibit (LE, ) is brighter (95% similar). Dior House of Pinks #2 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Too Faced Kitten (LE, $16.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Smashbox Parfait (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Sweetness (P, ) is brighter, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M870 Yogurt (DC, $21.00) is cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Truth (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Aaah (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Amour (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). bareMinerals Giddy (P, ) is darker (85% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Bedrock Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium gray with strong brown undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a soft, medium-dark taupe that leans gray with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was very soft but also quite powdery, so you’ll want to apply less than you think you need and then build-up the color if necessary. It had good color payoff and lasted for seven hours on me. bareMinerals Priceless (LE, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Hard Currency (LE, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Stila Fog (LE, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Concrete Jungle (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Hello Kitty Playdate (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). bareMinerals Exec (LE, ) is more shimmery, warmer (90% similar). MAC Tailor Grey (P, $18.50) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Graphite (Mountain Sunset) (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Viseart Souris (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is lighter (90% similar). Maybelline Tough as Taupe (P, $6.99) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Zero Gravity (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is more pigmented, warmer (85% similar). Hello Kitty 1974 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). bareMinerals Velvet Charcoal (PiP, $14.00) is darker (85% similar). Sydney Grace Officer (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Ignite (DC, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (80% similar). bareMinerals Suspense (P, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). MAC Brains & Brawn (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Enchanted Forest Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “deep ivy green with black undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, dark green with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a lightly dusty texture that was prone to sheering out on the lid and took some extra time to blend out. The color started to fade after seven hours of wear. LORAC Forest (LE, $19.00) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Blackout (LE, $19.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). bareMinerals Utopia (P, ) is darker (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Enviously (PiP, ) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Sage (Define) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). LORAC Black Ivy (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery (90% similar). Viseart Beryl (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Untamed (DC, $12.00) is lighter, cooler (80% similar). Morphe Enchanted (LE, ) is brighter (90% similar). Viseart Forest (Absinthe #5) (P, ) is darker, brighter, warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Trailhead (PiP, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Too Faced Punk (PiP, $16.00) is more shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Island Paradise (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Siren Call (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Rhino (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Fenty Beauty Glammo Camo (PiP, ) is cooler (80% similar). Viseart Montane (3) (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (80% similar). Giorgio Armani Green Jacquard #3 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Femme Noir (DC, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Concrete Jungle Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “deep gray with subtle purple undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark gray with cool undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer pigmentation with a dusty, thin consistency that was quick to fade (six hours). It was hard to maintain intensity on bare skin, as it would sheer out. Hello Kitty Playdate (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Guerlain Beaugrenelle #2 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Viseart Souris (PiP, ) is warmer (95% similar). MAC Johnny Guitar (LE, $17.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Magnet (PiP, $19.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Howzat (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Interior Life (LE, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Deep Taupe (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Buxom Jetsetter (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Velvet Charcoal (PiP, $14.00) is warmer (90% similar). Makeup Geek Bedrock (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Maybelline Tough as Taupe (P, $6.99) is warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Password (PiP, $19.00) is darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Ignite (DC, $4.50) is more shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). theBalm #25 (P, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). Sephora Graphite (LE, ) is warmer (85% similar). Natasha Denona Sculpture (226CM) (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #10 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Sydney Grace Concrete Road (P, $5.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Berlin Underground (DC, $10.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Vintage Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium brown with mauve undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark reddish plum with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-sheer to semi-opaque color payoff that was somewhat buildable. The texture was thin, lightly dusty, and prone to sheering out. On me, the color wore for six hours before fading. Zoeva Exquisite (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). LORAC Tell No Tales (LE, $19.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Blackberry (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Blackberry (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Persona Chic (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Jouer Mauve (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Tarte Vio-let It Go (LE, ) is more shimmery (90% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). bareMinerals Flash (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is warmer (85% similar). LORAC Plum (PiP, $19.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Plum (Contour) (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M546 Dark Purple Taupe (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Booville (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS New York (DC, $25.00) is warmer (85% similar). Buxom Spoiled Sexy (P, $12.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Mauve (PiP, $19.00) is lighter (80% similar). Too Faced Double Tap (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Haux (P, $17.00) is lighter (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
6.5
Product
6.5
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
67%
Total
Bedrock
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
80%
Total
Vintage
7
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
71%
Total
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Makeup Geek Confection Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Confection Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Confection Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Confection Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Confection Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Confection Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Confection Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Confection Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Bedrock Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Bedrock Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Bedrock Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Bedrock Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Bedrock Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Bedrock Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Bedrock Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Bedrock Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Enchanted Forest Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Enchanted Forest Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Enchanted Forest Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Enchanted Forest Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Enchanted Forest Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Enchanted Forest Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Enchanted Forest Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Enchanted Forest Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Concrete Jungle Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Concrete Jungle Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Concrete Jungle Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Concrete Jungle Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Concrete Jungle Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Concrete Jungle Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Concrete Jungle Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Concrete Jungle Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Vintage Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Vintage Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Vintage Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Vintage Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Vintage Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Vintage Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Vintage Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Vintage Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Vintage Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Confection (inner lid), Vintage (middle of lid), Concretew Jungle (outer lid), Bedrock (above crease) Eyeshadows; ColourPop Overboard and Call Me Eyeliners

Makeup Geek Vintage Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Confection (inner lid), Vintage (middle of lid), Concretew Jungle (outer lid), Bedrock (above crease) Eyeshadows; ColourPop Overboard and Call Me Eyeliners

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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’m so bummed that Vintage performed so poorly. It was the one shade from this release that was screaming my name and I immediately put it on my wishlist. Thankfully I’ve grown accustomed to waiting for your reviews before purchasing. You’re one of very few honest bloggers out there and I trust your unbiased opinion.
Oh well… hopefully someone else will release a similar shade in better quality.

Rather wish I hadn’t jumped on these, but figured the quality has usually been so consistent with MG, it was a relatively ‘safe’ buy. Very disappointed would be the right words and certainly much less likely to jump on the bandwagaon and make the leap without reviews in the future. I need NYX milk (I only pull this out as big guns) base to get payoff with a lot of my shade choices. I seemed to have picked up the dicier ones. Lucky me.

NYX Milk is my ultimate fail-safe/go-to when everything hits the fan, or some other equivalent, but these have been such a disappointment!

Like you, quality is fairly consistent with Makeup Geek–there are hits and misses, but there aren’t that many Ds/Fs–but it seems like you along with other readers have all had consistently poorer experiences with the new mattes.

Doesn’t seem to be like to great of a bunch. I guess for the price, it would be worth using a base if one loves the shade. Do you think a base would be enough to bring these to good? I see a couple I like. But, I’m really asking because I wonder how far gone can a shadow be to be “fixed” by a base? lol..Sorry if that is too much. 🙂

Regular primer might help with some of the ones that are buildable, like Vintage or Bedrock, but you’ll likely need a creamier, slightly tacky base for Confection/Enchanted Forest!

*Cries inside.* When these first launched I was trying to think how I would narrow it down to only getting a dozen. So many of the colors would have filled holes in my custom palettes. Now I think I’m just going to skip it all together. I’ll pick up Morocco or Red Brick depending on who I place my next order with (MUG or MAC).

(Just wanted to say, Christine, that I’ve been using MUG High Tea recently and it’s a great one, good job 🙂 ).

Morocco worked really well for me! I was lucky–I only ordered two, Morocco and Cherry Cola, and as it turned out they are some of the few that got decent grades from Christine (I think A- and B+). I’m happy with both.

Christine, some of the “view dupes side by side” aren’t linking to the correct shadow. I was eyeing Enchanted Forest to pair with my shimmery olive gold shadows, but the MAC dupe Femme Noir looks more promising. The rest don’t look too great

Has anyone tried Vintage over primer? How did it perform? I love the shade but if primer doesn’t take care of issues it has to be a skip 🙁

Hi Christy,

I used Vintage the other day with Urban Decay PP and I found it faded quicker than I’d like. I’ll try a Maybelline Color Tattoo next time cause I really want the shade to work, since it’s so pretty.
Hopefully that helps you!

Thanks so much, Megan! Sigh–that’s really too bad. Let me know if you find it works out over the Color Tattoo or anything else you try! I wonder if mixing a darker plum with Laura Mercier Plum Smoke will get me something similar; I think I’ll experiment with that. There’s a MUFE shade–dark purple taupe or something like that–that sounds like a good performer and wouldn’t need to be darkened much to match Vintage, so I might end up getting that one. Thanks for letting me know about your experience with it with UD PP!

Slightly better today, with a few B – grades, but nah, I don’t think this formula is for me. Unless it gets fixed after the honeymoon! Instead, I think I’ll go for getting either some MUFE or MAC dupes. Well, hey, I always have wanted MAC Haux and BlackBerry anyways! CP Plaid seems close enough for me to dupe that deep green shade.

Sadly, I was pleasantly surprised they weren’t terrible when I was applying them to test. Not exactly a good thing, but I was like, “Oh, this isn’t totally awful!”

Pass for me. I can’t believe the hype that comes from You Tube anymore. The proof is in the pudding and sometimes it’s better to invest in something that performs! And sometimes you don’t even need to invest!

I appreciate your honesty, Christine!

Sorry – I don’t really like these – the colours are bland and finish is poor. The only colour I was remotely interested in was Enchanted Forest and as I have Max Volume from the Playlist – it is a much better dupe.

What I want to say is probably not appropriate. Let’s just say, I went from salivating to the opposite. TG I finally got into paint pots & got Tailor Gray. And have Overcast w/ Berlin Underground. I was so looking forward to the grays. Now, I’m waiting for the round-up, and will choose very judiciously. I can’t believe that this MUG failure has actually been somewhat emotional for me. But, I’ve gone from sad to ^#**ed! Let us hope that MUG doesn’t overhaul the whole line. If I put myself in MS’s shoes, I go from living the dream to worst nightmare.

So far, it doesn’t seem like a great launch 🙁 Too many readers are also disappointed based on receiving their orders as well, and it doesn’t bode well!

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