Makeup Geek Jackpot, Poker Face, Night Life Pigments Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Makeup Geek Jackpot Pigment
Makeup Geek Jackpot Pigment

The upcoming Vegas Collection also features two new shades of Makeup Geek Pigments ($6.99 for 0.05 oz.) as well as three shades that are already available (Liquid Gold and Vegas Lights, which I’ve reviewed previously; and Night Life, which is included below).

Jackpot is described as a “pale shimmery yellow with just a hint of glitter.” It’s a light-medium, yellow gold with a frosted, metallic finish and chunky sparkle. It had fairly good color payoff, but the texture is rather chunky, which made it difficult to apply. Applied dry, it didn’t bind well or go on smoothly over the skin, and applied damp, it tended to chunk and thicken in places so it was uneven. The color wore well for nine hours, but I had noticeable fall out throughout the day. MAC Amberluxe #2 (P) is less sparkly. Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #4 (LE) is smoother. theBalm #40 (P, $6.50) is less sparkly. theBalm #12 (P, $6.50) is lighter. MAC Golden Hours #3 (LE, $21.00) is lighter. MAC Lemon Tart (P, $15.00) is lighter, less sparkly. Makeup Geek Yellow Brick Road (P, $5.99) is slightly brighter. theBalm D1 (LE, $16.00) is less sparkly. bareMinerals Rising Star (LE) is a touch cooler-toned. Inglot #403 (P, $6.00) is less sparkly. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Poker Face is described as a “medium golden bronze.” It’s a medium-dark bronze brown with warm, coppery-gold shimmer and a metallic sheen. Applied dry, it was a little less copper-toned but still had good color payoff, and it had a very finely-milled texture. Applied damp, it was smoother, richer, and more molten-looking. When I tested it, the color lasted for ten hours. YSL Fetiche #1 (LE) is darker, less metallic. LORAC Nude #6 (LE) is darker. Too Faced Tiger’s Eye (LE, $16.00) is more coppery. Dior Sundeck #4 (LE) is similar. Chanel Mirage (95) (P, $36.00) is a cream. Dior Golden Flower #4 (LE) is similar. Too Faced Buttered Rum (LE, $16.00) is similar. Too Faced Gangsta (LE, $16.00) is darker. MAC Cognac (LE, $15.00) is darker. MAC Museum Bronze (P, $21.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Night Life is described as a “light shimmery rose brown taupe.” It’s a medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a taupe-hued, metallic sheen. Applied dry, it was a little dusty but very finely milled, and applied damp, it was more metallic but easier to work with and smoother against the skin. It wore well for nine and a half hours without fading. LORAC Mocha (P) is darker, less metallic. Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #2 (P) is less metallic. Sleek MakeUP Python (P, $9.99) is darker. MAC Pink Sensibilities #1 (LE, $21.00) is darker, less metallic. Urban Decay Liar (P, $18.00) is less metallic. Tom Ford Beauty Platinum (LE, $40.00) is darker, cream. MAC Sable (P, $15.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Jackpot

PPermanent. $12.00.
C
C
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total

Poker Face

PPermanent. $12.00.
A
A
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total

Night Life

PPermanent. $12.00.
A
A
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

See more photos & swatches!

Makeup Geek Jackpot Pigment
Makeup Geek Jackpot Pigment

Makeup Geek Jackpot Pigment
Makeup Geek Jackpot Pigment

Makeup Geek Jackpot Pigment
Makeup Geek Jackpot Pigment

Makeup Geek Jackpot Pigment
Makeup Geek Jackpot Pigment

Makeup Geek Poker Face Pigment
Makeup Geek Poker Face Pigment

Makeup Geek Poker Face Pigment
Makeup Geek Poker Face Pigment

Makeup Geek Poker Face Pigment
Makeup Geek Poker Face Pigment

Makeup Geek Poker Face Pigment
Makeup Geek Poker Face Pigment

Makeup Geek Poker Face Pigment
Makeup Geek Pigments: Jackpot (inner lid), Liquid Gold (middle of lid), Poker Face (outer lid), Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner

Makeup Geek Poker Face Pigment
Makeup Geek Pigments: Jackpot (inner lid), Liquid Gold (middle of lid), Poker Face (outer lid), Urban Decay Scorch Eyeliner

Makeup Geek Night Life Pigment
Makeup Geek Night Life Pigment

Makeup Geek Night Life Pigment
Makeup Geek Night Life Pigment

Makeup Geek Night Life Pigment
Makeup Geek Night Life Pigment

Makeup Geek Night Life Pigment
Makeup Geek Night Life Pigment

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Dana Avatar

Awesome review T ! If you had to choose one between MAC Museum Bronze and MUG Pokerface (based solely on quality, not price per gram) which one would it be?

CatG Avatar

I won’t be getting any of these, but I own Liquid Gold and it’s one my favorite eyeshadows. I don’t know if I’ll buy any more pigments from Makeup Geek, though, it really bothers me that they have no sifter. They are so messy!

Sylirael Avatar

Ooh… Nightlife is even prettier then Poker Face! It really is a shame about Jackpot – kind of reminds me of my recent swatching (and your review) of the Gold Souk shade from the Sleek Arabian Nights plalette! You’re kind of thinking : Really? How are you (MUG, Sleek) so good at eyeshadows generally, but you mess up *gold*?’ For some reason I generally think of gold as a safe shade for most companies! Although in this case, it’s also kind of a pale yellow, and those do seem to be tricky…

SandraJT Avatar

I purchased several MUG pigments – at least 6 – and can’t say I’m impressed with any of them, although I do love her eyeshadows. I’ll be giving those pigments away to my closest friend since I haven’t used them since the first day they arrived.

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