Makeup Geek Fuji, Dragonfly, Boo Berry, Time Travel, Stealth Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “bright apple green with a demi-matte finish.” It’s a light-medium, chartreuse green with warm, yellow undertones and a satin finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a lightly powdery texture. The color lasted for seven and a half hours on me. Kat Von D Vinyl (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Make Up For Ever S336 Lime (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery, warmer, better quality (95% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone #10 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (90% similar). Too Faced Lucky Clover (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Sour (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, lighter, better quality (90% similar). Colour Pop Mermaid Kiss (LE, $5.00) is more shimmery, better quality (90% similar). MAC Lime (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, darker, better quality (90% similar). Dior Peacock (434) Eyeshadow #1 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Anastasia Fresh Green (P, $12.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). MAC Lisa's Spikes (LE, $17.00) is warmer (85% similar). MAC Rockin' Rebel (LE, ) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Viseart Lime (Bright Editorial #2) (P, ) is darker, warmer, better quality (85% similar). Colour Pop Checkmate (DC, $4.50) is darker, more muted, cooler (80% similar). MAC Juxt (DC, $17.00) is more shimmery, lighter, better quality (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Dragonfly Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “bright medium teal with a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark green with a hint of cooler, blue undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff with a soft, fairly smooth texture that was rather dusty. It sheered out quite a bit on bare skin, and it faded after six hours. Huda Beauty Emerald #6 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Morphe Jada (LE, ) is more muted (90% similar). Anastasia E3 (Norvina Vol. 2) (LE, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Arsenic (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter, more muted (90% similar). Inglot #372 (P, $6.00) is cooler (95% similar). MAC Kelly (P, $17.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop Sirena (LE, $4.50) is darker, more muted, cooler (85% similar). NARS Tropic (P, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Colour Pop Snapdragon (LE, $5.00) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). MAC Newly Minted (DC, $17.00) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Boo Berry Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “denim blue with gray undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium-dark cornflower blue with a matte finish. It had sheer color payoff that was difficult to build-up, even when patted on with a flat, dense brush. The only way it could be workable is over a slightly tacky, white base, which would give it something to cling to and help intensify the shade. The texture was incredibly powdery, which made it even harder to work with and prone to patchiness on the skin. LORAC Denim (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Inglot #388 (P, $6.00) is darker, brighter (95% similar). Inglot #332 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). NARS Outremer (DC, $25.00) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M214 Ultramarine Blue (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Inglot #336 (P, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Colour Pop I'm Chillen (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, brighter, cooler (90% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #9 (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Makeup Geek Neptune (P, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M226 Abyssal Blue (P, $17.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sephora Storm (PiP, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Starflyer (LE, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Royal (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Illamasqua Sadist (P, ) is lighter, brighter (85% similar). NARS Stage Dive (LE, $25.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). MAC Frisky Blue (LE, $22.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). MAC Cobalt (P, $17.00) is darker, brighter (85% similar). NARS Outremer (P, $19.00) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Sephora Whoopee Party (LE, ) is cooler (80% similar). Colour Pop Brunch Club (LE, $4.50) is brighter (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Time Travel Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “deep teal with gray undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, dark teal with subtle, cool undertones and a very fine shimmer. The texture was thin, dusty, but it was fairly smooth at least! It yielded mostly opaque color payoff, as long as you don’t dare to blend it–otherwise it sheers out considerably and gets everywhere. Yet another disappointing eyeshadow from this release, and it makes one wonder what happened.
Marc Jacobs Beauty Pea-cocky (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Burnout (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). MAC Indigogo (LE, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Too Faced Blue Satin Sashes (LE, $16.00) is darker (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Fixated (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M240 Prussian Blue (DC, $21.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Viseart Cool Mattes 2 #11 (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Effect (LE, $5.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Capri (PiP, ) is brighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M240 Prussian Blue (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). Makeup Geek Peacock (P, $6.00) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Huda Beauty Electric #7 (PiP, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). theBalm Matt Schilling (LE, $16.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Natasha Denona Fata Morgana (LE, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Sydney Grace Thrilled (P, $5.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). Pretty Vulgar Nevermore (PiP, ) is darker, brighter, cooler (85% similar). Kat Von D Carolyn (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Axis (DC, $12.00) is darker (90% similar). Natasha Denona Python (PiP, ) is darker (80% similar). Natasha Denona Symbol (272CP) (LE, ) is darker (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Stealth Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “medium gray with strong slate blue undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, medium bluish-gray with cool undertones and a semi-matte finish. It was so powdery; it was like the product wasn’t binding together when pressed against the skin. It was messy to use, turned patchy, and was unimpressive. It lasted for six hours before fading noticeably. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 14 (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Laura Mercier Cloud (LE, $22.00) is darker (90% similar). MAC Linger Softly (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). L'Oreal Meet Me in Paris (P, $5.99) is darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Thunderbird (P, $5.00) is lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Steel Blue (11V) (PiP, $29.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty For Less (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M110 Cement (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sephora Fog (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild I'm His Breezey #3 (DC, $2.29) is darker (90% similar). MAC Naval (P, $17.00) is darker (85% similar). NARS Delphes #2 (DC, $25.00) is darker (85% similar). Viseart Sky (Cool Mattes 2 #7) (P, ) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Viseart Cool Matte #11 (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Inglot #387 (P, $6.00) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever I112 Chrome (DC, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (80% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty Smoke (LE, $29.00) is lighter (80% similar). MAC Interior Life (LE, $17.00) is darker, warmer (80% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Fuji
7.5
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total
Dragonfly
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total
Boo Berry
4
Product
3.5
Pigmentation
4.5
Texture
6
Longevity
2.5
Application
46%
Total
6.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
7
Texture
7.5
Longevity
3
Application
73%
Total
Stealth
6
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
66%
Total
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Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Fuji Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Dragonfly Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Dragonfly Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Dragonfly Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Dragonfly Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Dragonfly Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Dragonfly Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Dragonfly Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Dragonfly Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Boo Berry Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Boo Berry Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Boo Berry Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Boo Berry Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Boo Berry Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Boo Berry Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Boo Berry Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Boo Berry Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Time Travel Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Time Travel Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Time Travel Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Time Travel Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Time Travel Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Time Travel Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Time Travel Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Time Travel Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Stealth Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Stealth Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Stealth Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Stealth Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Stealth Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Stealth Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Stealth Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Stealth Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Dragonfly Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Fuji (inner lid), Dragonfly (middle of lid), Boo Berry (outer lid), Stealth (above crease), Time Travel (crease); ColourPop Maybe, Prance, Zulu, DTLA Liners

Makeup Geek Dragonfly Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Fuji (inner lid), Dragonfly (middle of lid), Boo Berry (outer lid), Stealth (above crease), Time Travel (crease); ColourPop Maybe, Prance, Zulu, DTLA Liners

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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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Wth?! Oh well. I just got MAC Plumage, which is working for me, so I’m not too heartbroken about Time Travel. I was considering Boo Berry but… no more!

Oh my god. What a freaking disaster. That’s HORRIBLE! I’ve never passed up a Makeup Geek launch before but there’s no way I want to spend my money on that kind of quality. I can’t even BELIEVE Boo Berry. Such an adorable name but that swatch is a freaking DISASTER.

Aw man! This makes me sad 🙁 I love MUG. I’ll wait to see the next batches of matte reviews before I get some. I do think I need the duo chromes though. I can’t resist the shiny!

Thank you for the review! I’ve heard so many good things about Makeup Geek eye shadows that I decided to try them out. I just ordered the new mattes from Makeup Geek yesterday (my first purchase from them), so it’s a bummer that they’re getting such low scores. I do have to say though, that eye look you created with them is gorgeous!

They have some good ones, but sadly, these aren’t them.

Fingers crossed you are able to get more use out of the ones you got, Nicole! I’d recommend a good primer, maybe a white base 🙂

Oh this makes me sad 🙁 I want some colorful mattes to go with my UD Spectrum palette, which is all shimmers. Will check out some of the dupes to see if they are any better. Love your eye look!

I trust your eyeshadow reviews completely. I can see the dustiness of a couple of colours. But no doubt, next week there will be a youtuber that talks about how these have the most ‘incredible pigmentation!’
Cheers for your honest reviews!

Wow these reviews are disappointing. I got Vintage, Cherry Cola, Enchanted Forest ( don’t think you’ve reviewed those yet ) and Morocco. I’ve been wanting a deep matte green like EF for a long time and while I only swatched it, I can already say that it’s not quite as deep as I’d like. But hopefully it will perform well! Vintage faded quickly on me but I love the color so I’ml willing to work with it; maybe use a different brush. I have worn the others yet.
As you said with of Time Travel, it does make me wonder what happened. Hopefully the rest will review better.
Looking forward to your thoughts Christine!

Did you use a primer with Vintage? I’ve been really happy with Cherry Cola and Morocco, but didn’t get any of the others in the new launch. I’m hoping Vintage will perform well with a primer, though–that one’s on my list if it does.

Love the ‘chameleon’ look you’ve done here, in spite of Boo Berry’s atrocious performance – F ?! Fuji is such an unusual colour, it’s intriguing. I also like Dragonfly and Time Travel.

I like the names. But, I will just be passing on these. As always, thanks for reviewing Christine. Always nice when you find the winners!

This is TRAGIC. Just feeling very sad over these. I had really wanted Kiwi, Dragonfly and Time Travel, but will instead try for dupes. Big letdown.

Seems like all the interesting “good” colors are duds! Finding inexpensive matte shadows is nearly impossible! I can find a few colors here and there but can’t find a brand that has a variety of descent performing colors.

This is so disappointing. I enjoy several matte MUG shadows. Creme Brulee, Cocoa Bear, Bitten, Cupcake, Barcelona Beach, and Desert Sands are awesome. Mirage from the Vegas Lights palette was good too. I hope they don’t change the others to this new formula because it doesn’t seem to be good.

Jeeeeeez, some of these were ones I REALLY wanted. Fuji, dragonfly and time travel…they looked good in the swatches I was really hopeful. I may just pass on this whole launch completely. Is Morocco the only good one so far?

I hope they will listen to customer feedback on these! I had hoped to see readers chime in with better experiences (maybe I got duds), but I’ve only seen so-so to poor reviews thus far.

These aren’t particularly good ratings for the products. Lots of brands have trouble doing matte colours and this is an example of that. These look awful and it is a testimony to your makeup skills Christine that you were able to do such a glorious look with such poor eye shadows.

I really like the few MUG eyeshadows I have, and I had such high hopes for these. I think it’s sad that they are so bad. I’ll not spend on this collection, that’s for sure.
I did like some of the duochromes though, so I might get some of those.

I am SO disappointed with this new formula. I was thinking of ordering ten or more shadows from MG… but not anymore. =( I’m actually upset about how horrible some of the swatches are. I spent a few hours researching various colors trying to pick out ones that would look best on me. Sigh… I guess I’ll be ordering some ABH singles instead.

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