Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

Makeup Geek Flame Thrower Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Flame Thrower Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) are supposed to be a cream and powder hybrid that “does not require primer” and “does not crease, flake, or smudge” with “intense pigmentation.” There are ten shades (all of which I will review), and this review focuses on three of the warmer, more autumn-y shades. All three were very pigmented with soft, dense, and creamy textures. They creased after seven hours of wear for me, and they’ll absolutely smudge if you touch them; it’s not like they set and lock into place (they behaved just like your typical powder eyeshadow would if you lightly touched them, where some product may transfer or blend a little more).

They reminded me of Ardency Inn’s Manuka Honey Eyeshadows as well as some of the Make Up For Ever Artist Shadows (more the Metallic finishes) or even some of the ultra metallic Sleek eyeshadows (Sunset #3 comes to mind). All more powder-like than cream, but they have a creaminess and intensity to them that is reminiscent of cream eyeshadow.

Makeup Geek In the Spotlight Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “soft pink with coral undertones.” It’s a brightened, peachy-orange with warm undertones and a frosted, metallic finish. It had really good color payoff with a soft, creamy, blendable consistency that made it easy to lid. For a metallic, it also seemed to go on particularly smooth (it didn’t emphasize the skin on my lids). It started to crease slightly after seven hours. bareMinerals Shazam (LE) is darker, pinker. Anastasia Fresh Peach (LE) is darker, less metallic. MAC Mortal #2 (LE) is less metallic. Gucci Beauty Autumn Fire #1 (P) is yellower. Make Up For Ever I520 Pinky Sand (P, $21.00) is lighter. Chanel Tisse Vendome #3 (P) is darker. Kat Von D Killing Jar (P) is pinker. MAC Sun Tweaked (P, $15.00) is pinker. bareMinerals Ball Gown (LE) is lighter. MAC All That Glitters (LE, $15.00) is darker, less metallic. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Makeup Geek Flame Thrower Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “true brightened warm copper.” It’s a brightened, medium-dark copper with warm, orange-brown undertones and a metallic sheen and light gold micro-sparkle. It was intensely pigmented–a little went a long way–and very smooth. The color started to crease after seven hours of wear on me. Make Up For Ever I736 Copper Red (P, $21.00) is less metallic, lighter. Make Up For Ever I702 Mahogany (P, $21.00) is darker, browner. LORAC Nude #5 (LE) is similar. MAC Espresso Blend #1 (LE) is lighter. Makeup Geek Goddess (P, $5.99) is less metallic. Cle de Peau #121 (LE, $45.00) is browner. Fyrinnae Fireside Interlude (P, $6.80) is more orange. Makeup Geek Vegas Lights (P, $6.99) is redder. Sleek MakeUP Sunset #9 (P, $9.99) is redder. LORAC Gold (P) is lighter. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Starlet #4 (P) is lighter. MAC Copper Sparkle (P, $21.00) is more sparkly but very similar. MAC Brash (LE, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Makeup Geek Showtime Foiled Eyeshadow ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “rusty brown with warm undertones.” It’s a rich, burgundy with warm undertones and a frosted sheen. This was less metallic than the other two, and it seemed even smoother (though the others seemed quite smooth as well). The pigmentation was excellent, while the texture felt buttery and silky. The color started to crease after seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Plummed (LE, $15.00) is less metallic. Make Up For Ever D826 Fig (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned. NARS Desdemona (P, $29.00) is lighter. Anastasia Pink Sapphire (LE) is similar. Makeup Geek Burlesque (P, $5.99) is less metallic. Makeup Geek Enchanted (P, $6.99) is a smidgen lighter. Inglot #452 (P, $6.00) is darker, less warm-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
Showtime
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
93%
Total
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Makeup Geek  Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek  Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek  Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek  Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek In the Spotlight Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek In the Spotlight Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek In the Spotlight Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek In the Spotlight Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek In the Spotlight Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek In the Spotlight Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek In the Spotlight Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek In the Spotlight Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Flame Thrower Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Flame Thrower Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Flame Thrower Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Flame Thrower Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Flame Thrower Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Flame Thrower Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Flame Thrower Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Flame Thrower Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Showtime Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Showtime Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Showtime Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Showtime Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Showtime Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Showtime Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Showtime Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Showtime Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Showtime Foiled Eyeshadow
In the Spotlight, Flame Thrower, Showtime, Caitlin Rose (lower lash line), Sephora Girls Night Out Eyeliner

Makeup Geek Showtime Foiled Eyeshadow
In the Spotlight, Flame Thrower, Showtime, Caitlin Rose (lower lash line), Sephora Girls Night Out Eyeliner

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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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When you use these products do you find it it better to apply with your fingertips? Or do short dense flat brushes work? Are they easy to blend in the crease and such?

I used MAC’s 239 and had no problems. I don’t like using fingertips for most eyeshadows personally, so I’d only use them as a last resort.

Foiled e/s are somehow textured, they are like small pieces of e.g.gold. They are shiny and brillant.
Metallic e/s are smooth and do not look textured. They are pigmented and beautiful, don’t get me wrong, but they would be inferior if shine and brillance would have scale.

Wow these ones performed really well. I’m sure it has to with certain colours being more difficult to formulate than others. Of course, the copper is stunning. My poor wallet ๐Ÿ™‚

Love the combination of copper and purple in the look ๐Ÿ™‚ Dammit, now it’s 10:20 pm, I’m almost asleep, and I want to bust out my eyeshadows and liners….

Love the combo you did, looks amazing on you! ๐Ÿ™‚ I will begrudgingly admit that there are a few colors here looking closely like dupes for my faves from the 90s that are no longer made, and I just maybe might find myself purchasing one or a few someday. Thanks for the great swatches! ๐Ÿ˜€ When it comes to those few rare colors that work for me in magical ways, the brand does not matter! ๐Ÿ™‚

God, I’m totally in love with Geek Flame and Geek Showtime! Seems like soon I’ll have to finally take the step and order some Makeup Geek stuff… been putting it off for MONTHS, for some weird reason.

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