Makeup Geek Duochrome Pigments Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 2)

Makeup Geek Prism Pigment
Makeup Geek Prism Pigment

Makeup Geek Insomnia Pigment ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “red-brown base with blue reflects.” It’s a warm, coppery-red base with bluish-teal shift. It’s one of the more common duochromes that you’ll find across brands (sometimes they lean blue, sometimes they lean green). The texture is smoother than the original iteration of this shade was, and it had semi-sheer to semi-opaque pigmentation applied dry but was more opaque damp. The color wore well for eight hours before fading. Makeup Geek Insomnia (P, $9.99) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Duabandita (LE, $17.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC I've Got a Crush on You (LE, $32.50) is less shimmery (90% similar). Ardency Inn Peacock (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Lounge (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Buxom No Faux (P, $12.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Fortune-Teller (LE, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). MAC Starry Night (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Bloodstone (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Lucid (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Castor Gray (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone #8 (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (80% similar). Kaja Magic (P, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Havoc (DC, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). MAC Sun, Tan and Repeat (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, less pigmented (90% similar). Kat Von D Queen (LE, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Late Bloomer (P, $8.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Kat Von D On the Road (P, $16.00) is warmer (90% similar). Natasha Denona Orion (105DC) (PiP, $29.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Malacca (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Hologram Pigment ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “orange-pink base with green and gold reflects.” It’s a medium pink-coral with warm undertones that shifts to a green-tinged gold with a metallic finish. It had one of the stronger duochromes in the release. The texture was soft, finely-milled, and smooth. It had semi-opaque coverage dry, fully opaque coverage damp, and damp application also yielded a brighter, more metallic sheen. This shade lasted for eight hours on me. Makeup Geek Karma (DC, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Touch in Sol Sun Aurora (4) (P, $18.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Ca$ablanca (PiP, ) is less shimmery, more muted, less pigmented (90% similar). Pat McGrath VR Fire Opal (PiP, $25.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Urban Decay Sideline (P, $19.00) is cooler (90% similar). Laura Mercier Polished Brass (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Sephora Lou (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Natasha Denona Burnt Terracotta/Green (1) (P, $28.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Milani Pink Sand (PiP, $5.99) is more muted (85% similar). Make Up For Ever 107 Bronze (P, $26.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Electric (DC, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). Bobbi Brown Incandescent (LE, $38.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Rose Gold (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). Colour Pop IRL (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Moonwake (PiP, ) is cooler (80% similar). Clionadh Burnt Sienna (P, $15.00)(80% similar). Pat McGrath Pale Fire (DC, $25.00) is darker, more muted (80% similar). Pat McGrath VR Pink (PiP, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker, more muted (80% similar). MAC Delicate Drift (LE, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Linda Hallberg Cosmetics Zephyr (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Wildfire Pigment ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “red-coral base with gold reflects.” It’s a medium, rosy pink with warm undertones paired with gold frost. It was less of a duochrome and more of a nuanced color. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable, while the coverage was semi-sheer applied dry and mostly opaque applied damp. This shade wore well for eight hours. Natasha Denona Golden Rose (60M) (P, $29.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Tarte Frose (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (95% similar). Morphe Sissy (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Huda Beauty Angelic (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS Wild One (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Dior Rouge Trafalgar #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Chanel Pink Lagoon (LE, $34.00) is warmer (90% similar). Dior Fusion (764) (P, $29.50) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Lilac #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Too Faced Crisp (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Anastasia (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Pat McGrath Pink Champagne (LE, $25.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Blossom Up (PiP, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). Chanel Abstraction (LE, $32.00) is warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Pinkleberry (LE, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Roy G Biv (LE, $6.00) is cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Posh (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Lancome Kitten Heel (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Sydney Grace Blushing Peach (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Virgin Orchid #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Prism Pigment ($12.00 for 0.10 oz.) is described as a “white base with peachy-pink reflects.” It’s a light, gray-ish white with a frosted sheen that shifts to a warm pink-peach. The texture is very finely-milled but almost powdery on me, and it applied and was easier to work with over a base or patted over another eyeshadow to add a sheen as it looked dry on its own. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Dior Magnify #1 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (95% similar). Cle de Peau Cosmic Aura #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Coy #4 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Anastasia Cube (DC, $12.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Smashbox Sparkle Pony (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Huda Beauty Rose #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Essence Be My Spacelight (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Rouge Bunny Rouge Alabaster Starling (P, $19.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Zoeva Sheers & Voiles (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Soiree (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Snuzzle (LE, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Skeleton Kiss (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Dior Grand Bal #2 (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Anastasia Blush (Self-Made) (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). NYX Snow Rose (P, $7.99) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 3 Frozen Orange (P, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Colour Pop Princesa (LE, $7.00) is less shimmery, less pigmented (90% similar). Kat Von D Opal (PiP, ) is less shimmery (90% similar). Make Up For Ever 4 Frozen Green (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). Smashbox Opal Rose (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Please see part one for overall thoughts + packaging issues.

Insomnia

PPermanent. $12.00.
A-
A-
9.3
Product
9.3
Pigmentation
9
Texture
9
Longevity
4.8
Application
92%
Total

Hologram

PPermanent. $12.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Wildfire

PPermanent. $12.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Prism

PPermanent. $12.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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These are one of those things that I really find myself liking all of them and can’t decide and then with all the Holiday goodies coming, it’s just overwhelming. Then, I decided to just buy the whole set. Then it sold out! I really think she should have released these before the Holiday craziness started – You know for my sanity, lol. Wildfire and Insomia are gorgeous. But, I like other too. I think I need to watch some videos on working with the loose pigments because I’ve never done it. Any tips? Wet the brush? I’m assuming Glitter glue primer will be needed.

Wildfire and Hologram could make for some interesting eye looks, but I will not be getting any MUG pigments until their cracking container issue is resolved and fixed.

I am not really a fan of these types of eye shadows – I prefer pressed powders. I think I could easily end up with a mess on my face, however these colours are very pretty.

I like most of these. Putting them on the wishlist for later.
Hologram and Wildfire are my favourites, and would look good together, I think.

I love these duo chrome pigments! I bought most of the pressed shades, and the hologram and chameleon pigment. PERFECT and so beautiful! I did receive one cracked jar with hologram, contacted them and just received my perfectly intact replacement jar today! It was easy to transfer. I’m glad the ones I got received some of your highest ratings!

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