Makeup Geek Creme Brulee, Frappe, Cocoa Bear, Brown Sugar Eyeshadows, Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Makeup Geek Creme Brulee Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Creme Brulee Eyeshadow

It took me a few years, but I’ve come to enjoy and appreciate neutrals quite a bit!  In fact, I’m more likely to opt for neutrals than bright colors on the rare day I’m not testing something (often special occasions, which might disadvantage brights!).  I recently wore these four Makeup Geek Eyeshadows together, and I thought they came together nicely.   Creme Brulee and Cocoa Bear both wore well for over eight hours, while Frappe and Brown Sugar were slightly faded by the eight-hour mark.  All four were very blendable, though, and had good color payoff across the board.

Makeup Geek Creme Brulee Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium sand color with a soft matte finish.” It’s a light-medium brown with warm, peach undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent color payoff, and the texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth–but not at all powdery. Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE) is browner, less warm-toned. MAC Layin’ Low (P, $18.50) is very similar but is a cream product. MAC Indie Spirit (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Soft Brown (P, $15.00) is darker. MAC Glimpse of Flesh (LE, $15.00) is shimmery. Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is less warm-toned, darker. See comparison swatches.

Frappe Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium maple brown matte.” It’s a warm-toned, caramel brown with a satin-matte finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, and the texture was soft without being powdery–very blendable. Too Faced Chocolate Milk (LE) theBalm C4 is slightly darker. (LE, $16.00) is browner. Wet ‘n’ Wild To Muse and Carouse #2 (LE) is similar. Urban Decay Beware (LE, $18.00) is a touch darker. MAC Indie Spirit is warmer. (LE, $15.00) MAC One to Watch is more shimmery. (P, $21.00) MAC Soft Brown (P, $15.00) is darker. MAC Glimpse of Flesh (LE, $15.00) is shimmery. Inglot #337 (P, $6.00) is grayer. See comparison swatches.

Cocoa Bear Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte reddish brown.” It’s a medium-dark, red-toned brown with a matte finish. The pigmentation was excellent–really rich and opaque–while the texture was soft, smooth, and velvety. Anastasia Sienna (LE) is warmer, lighter. MAC Soft Brown (P, $15.00) is lighter. MAC Brown Script (P, $15.00) is a little darker. See comparison swatches.

Brown Sugar Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “warm shimmery copper brown.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with a soft, pearly sheen. It had subtle warm undertones. It had good pigmentation, and the texture was soft, though a little dry. Anastasia Truffle (LE) is similar. Clarins The Essentials #9 (LE) is more frosted. CoverGirl Scorching Cocoa (355) (P, $4.99) is grayer. MAC Lie Low (P, $21.00) is similar. MAC Mulch (P, $15.00) is darker. See comparison swatches.

Creme Brulee
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
96%
Total
Frappe
9.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
Cocoa Bear
10
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
9
Longevity
5
Application
98%
Total
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Makeup Geek Creme Brulee Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Creme Brulee Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Creme Brulee Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Creme Brulee Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Creme Brulee Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Creme Brulee Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Creme Brulee Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Creme Brulee Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Frappe Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Frappe Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Frappe Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Frappe Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Frappe Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Frappe Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Frappe Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Frappe Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Brown Sugar Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Brown Sugar Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Brown Sugar Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Brown Sugar Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Brown Sugar Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Brown Sugar Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Brown Sugar Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Brown Sugar Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Creme Brulee Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow: Creme Brulee (inner lid), Frappe (middle of lid),
Cocoa Bear (outer lid), Brown Sugar (crease)

Makeup Geek Creme Brulee Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Eyeshadow: Creme Brulee (inner lid), Frappe (middle of lid),
Cocoa Bear (outer lid), Brown Sugar (crease)

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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 just placed my first order from them this morning! None of these made the cut since I either have comparable colors or am not thrilled by the shade, but I am effing stoked to get my order. Some of your previous swatches did help determine what went into my cart, though 😀

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