Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette Review, Photos, Swatches

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Makeup Geek In the Nude Palette | Look Details
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In the Nude

Makeup Geek In the Nude Eyeshadow Palette ($50.00 for 0.58 oz.) includes nine eyeshadows with four new, palette-exclusive shades (So Pale, Buffed, Creased, Dark Roast) and five shades from the permanent range (two–In the Spotlight and Grandstand–are Foiled Eyeshadows). It’s a warm, neutral eyeshadow palette that is good quality: pigmented, blendable, and wore between seven and eight hours. I didn’t have any major issues applying or using the eyeshadows in practice, and I suspect it would be a workhorse palette for some (that don’t already have neutral eyeshadows coming out of their ears).

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows retail for $6.00, while the Foiled Eyeshadows retail for $10.00, which makes the palette a value of $62 ($42 worth of regular eyeshadows, $20 worth of Foiled eyeshadows).

In the Nude

LELimited Edition. $50.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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Makeup Geek Rapunzel Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Rapunzel Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Rapunzel Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Rapunzel Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Rapunzel Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Rapunzel Eyeshadow

Rapunzel

Rapunzel is a light-medium yellow with warm undertones and a soft, pearl finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty texture that applied fairly well on bare skin, though a primer would help. It wore well for seven and a half hours on me.

Rapunzel

DCDiscontinued. $6.00.
B+
B+
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
89%
Total
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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

In the Spotlight

In the Spotlight is a brighter, light-medium peachy orange with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. The consistency was smooth, denser, and cream-like, though it was a powder, and yielded rich, opaque pigmentation in a single layer. The version in the palette seemed to lean a bit pinker than my standalone shade, but it was hard to tell on the lid and in some lighting. It started to crease on me after seven hours of wear.

In the Spotlight

PPermanent. $9.99.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total
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Makeup Geek So Pale Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek So Pale Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek So Pale Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek So Pale Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek So Pale Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek So Pale Eyeshadow

So Pale

So Pale is a light, yellowed beige with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had medium pigmentation, which was somewhat buildable, but it would need a primer to get anywhere close to semi-opaque to opaque coverage. The texture was soft but powdery in the pan and likely led to some of the sheerness. This shade started to fade on me after six and a half hours of wear.

So Pale

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
C
C
7.5
Product
7.5
Pigmentation
7.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
76%
Total
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Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Tan Lines Eyeshadow

Tan Lines

Tan Lines is a medium brown with warm, orange undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was opaque, while the eyeshadow felt smooth, silky, and applied evenly to bare skin. It blended out with ease and lasted for eight hours on me. I did feel like it seemed a touch lighter than my standalone version, which had a richer texture (a little denser, more substantial).

Tan Lines

DCDiscontinued. $6.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Makeup Geek Buffed Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Buffed Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Buffed Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Buffed Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Buffed Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Buffed Eyeshadow

Buffed

Buffed is a light-medium, peachy brown with warm undertones and a matte finish. The eyeshadow had good color payoff, though it wasn’t opaque in a single layer. The consistency was soft, a smidgen dusty but not too messy in the pan, and blendable on the lid. This shade wore well for seven and a half hours.

Buffed

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
B+
B+
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total
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Makeup Geek Creased Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Creased Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Creased Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Creased Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Creased Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Creased Eyeshadow

Creased

Creased is a medium-dark taupe brown with soft, warmer undertones and a matte finish. It had excellent pigmentation that applied well to bare skin. The texture was soft, smooth, and blendable without being powdery or dusty in the pan. The eyeshadow lasted for just over eight hours on me.

Creased

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cabin Fever Eyeshadow

Cabin Fever

Cabin Fever is a muted, medium-dark red-brown with warmer undertones and a matte finish. The color payoff was opaque, while the eyeshadow had a soft, blendable consistency that felt a bit firmer in the pan compared to other shades in the palette but was not difficult to blend or diffuse on the lid. It was softer and easier to work with than the standalone version I have.

Cabin Fever

DCDiscontinued. $6.00.
A-
A-
8.5
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Makeup Geek Grandstand Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Grandstand Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Grandstand Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Grandstand Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Grandstand Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Grandstand Foiled Eyeshadow

Grandstand

Grandstand is a medium copper with warm undertones and a metallic sheen. It was intensely pigmented with a creamy, smooth consistency that felt dense and applied more thickly compared to other shades in the palette. It was easy to apply and blend out on the lid, but it did start to crease on me after seven hours of wear.

Grandstand

PPermanent. $9.99.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total
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Makeup Geek Dark Roast Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Dark Roast Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Dark Roast Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Dark Roast Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Dark Roast Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Dark Roast Eyeshadow

Dark Roast

Dark Roast is a dark brown with neutral-to-warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation that applied evenly for the most part, but it took marginally more effort to blend out compared to other shades in the palette. The coverage was buildable to full coverage with two to three layers, though. On me, the eyeshadow started to fade noticeably on me after eight hours of wear.

Dark Roast

LELimited Edition. $6.00.
B
B
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total
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Reviewer

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).

Learn more about her review process here.

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Thank you for the review! There are a few shades I really want in this palette. There are so many neutral shades in my collection and in the beauty community as a whole, hahaha, but I may not be able to resist this one!

I agree with you, Christine. This would be a nice palette for someone just getting into makeup and not wanting to buy a super expensive palette. The shades work well together and are on trend. Lovely eye look you did with them.

“That don’t already have neutral palettes coming out their ears”; LOL!
Because yes I really DO. I would have much rather Marlena had jumped on the unicorn/mermaid train and put together a 9-pan using many of her gorgeous foiled shadows and whichever well-perfoming colorful and bright shades she has to out do the one by Tarte. Now THAT would have caught my interest by the tail!

I know some readers said how boring this was when you previewed it, earlier. But boy do I love this!

It has everything my hooded eyes need in a palette. In one easy to grab place!

I’m actually pretty impressed with it, plus a B+ isn’t bad in my opinion!

It’s a pass for me. $50 for a 9 shadow Maukeup Geek Palette is not happening. Tartelette Palettes are 12 shadows for $46 and Naked Palettes are 12 for $54.

Based on what the owner has said in the past, they are trying to position themselves as mid-end rather, and Tarte/UD are more mid-end (just passing along some info – I understand why the price seems high for the brand based on past branding).

I agree with you , this is a really good palette, if you don’t already have a gazillion “nude” palettes and singles and duos and you name it. I do, so I’ll not get this.
I am getting rather tired of nude and naked to be honest, but I do like this palette, I think they have done a good job with it and you can probably get a lot of really pretty and very wearable for work looks, and also looks for after work.

I really like when you do the math, by the way so we know if it’s a save, same price or even cost more. quite a good save on this one, I think.

This is a very useful and cohesive palette as a whole and the matte shades have been done particularly well. Beautiful eye look Christine and thank you for the review.

Oh my gosh is this gorgeous. I don’t need another neutral palette, but I seriously think I might need this because of how gorgeous Buffed and Cabin Fever are. I’ve still yet to own any MG product, so perhaps this will be the one to pop the cherry!

Thanks for sharing and love the look you created!

Hey,

I’m stuck on weather I should buy this palette or the dose of colours baked browns. I’ve never tried MUG shadows (or DOF), and I was wondering the mattes in which palette perform better? Xx

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