Makeup Geek Graphite, Ice Queen, White Lies Eyeshadows Review, Photos, Swatches

Makeup Geek Graphite Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Graphite Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Graphite Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “light graphite grey with flecks of silver.” It’s a muted, medium-dark gray with subtle, warm undertones and a frosted finish. It had good color payoff, which could have been truer-to-pan, but it had a soft, blendable consistency so it was easy to use on the lid. It wore well for eight hours on me before fading slightly. Dior Golden Reflections #1 (LE) is warmer, darker. MAC Stormy Sunset (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Kat Von D Graphic Nature (P) is darker. bareMinerals Abracadabra (LE) is brighter, cooler-toned. Makeup Geek Galaxy (P, $5.99) is darker. Makeup Geek Prince Charming (P, $6.99) is cooler-toned. NARS Bad Behaviour (LE, $24.00) is darker. Too Faced Chimney (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Illamasqua Graphica (P) is similar. MAC Graphic Style (LE, $15.00) is similar. CoverGirl Charcoal (335) (P, $4.99) is lighter. MAC Howzat (LE, $15.00) is less shimmery, darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Makeup Geek Ice Queen Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “frosty shimmery white.” It’s a cool-toned, bright white with a very fine shimmer-sheen finish. It’s somewhat powdery, but it had decent pigmentation nonetheless. This shade lasted for seven and a half hours when I tested it. Kat Von D Banshee (LE) is less shimmery. Kat Von D Anti-Star (LE) is more shimmery. Too Faced Nutcracker (LE, $16.00) is brighter. Chanel Oiseaux de Nuit #1 (LE) is similar. Hello Kitty Milk (LE) is similar. Make Up For Ever D124 Crystalline White (P, $21.00) is more shimmery. Too Faced Purr (LE, $16.00) is similar. LORAC Snow (P) is similar. theBalm #11 (P, $6.50) is slightly brighter. Tom Ford Beauty Ice Queen #1 (P) is cooler-toned. theBalm A3 (LE, $16.00) is cooler-toned. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Mod #1 (P) is similar. MAC Crystal Avalanche (P, $15.00) is more shimmery, cooler-toned. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Makeup Geek White Lies Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte pure white.” It’s a cool-toned white with a matte finish that comes off looking almost gray-ish applied. I think it’s a shade that would be really nice over a good base for a pure white, but it doesn’t have the density or richness to be bright white on the skin by itself. It showed signs of fading after seven and a half hours of wear. Kat Von D Banshee (LE) is brighter. Make Up For Ever M126 Chalk (P, $21.00) is brighter. MAC Pick Me Up (P, $15.00) is similar. LORAC White (P) is brighter. Sugarpill Tako (P, $12.00) is brighter. Inglot #373 (P, $6.00) is brighter. Inglot #318 (P, $6.00) is brighter. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Graphite

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B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total

Ice Queen

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B
B
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

White Lies

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B-
B-
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
82%
Total
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Makeup Geek Graphite Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Graphite Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Graphite Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Graphite Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Graphite Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Graphite Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Graphite Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Graphite Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Ice Queen Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Ice Queen Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Ice Queen Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Ice Queen Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Ice Queen Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Ice Queen Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Ice Queen Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Ice Queen Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek White Lies Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek White Lies Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek White Lies Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek White Lies Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek White Lies Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek White Lies Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek White Lies Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek White Lies Eyeshadow

Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek
$6.00/0.06 oz.

85%

Average

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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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Graphite looks pretty. I just wish it was more pigmented. The other shades don’t look so hot though. The swatches look so dry.

These three look like they’d combine well for a nice smoky eye. πŸ™‚ I’m so excited cause I just placed a Make up Geek Order…it’s been a while. I just love her shadows in general. πŸ™‚

Because I essentially can never have too many grey eyeshadows, I like the looks of Graphite, though I probably have at least one similar shade.
Is it at all like MAC “Smoke & Diamonds?”
As for the shimmery white one (I’ve already forgotten the name), I wish it were a dupe for MAC “Unbasic White,” because I’ve found the former to be a truly neutral just-shimmery-enough shade that I’ve used like crazy. Of course, it was LE, so I NEED to find a dupe!

Thanks for your precious review!
Definitely not my colors. About whites, I have both of Inglot ones, and they are sufficient for me. Regards to Graphite, I have MUG Galaxy, which is wayyyyyyy more beautiful in my opinion.

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