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
7.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
74%
Total
Poker Face
9.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
97%
Total
Night Life
9
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
9
Texture
10
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total
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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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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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I like the look of Night Life but, as much as I do use loose shadows, I much prefer pressed ones because even the good loose ones can still be messy if I’m in a hurry or just not paying attention to what I’m doing.

I love the way loose looks, but if you gave me the exact same shade in loose and pressed form, I will always pick pressed!

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?

They’re really very comparable on quality – both were rated As. I would rather get the one that wears longer on me, which would be Poker Face 🙂

loose pigments.. a love hate relationship for me. When they have this much shimmer I really have to meticulously blend them out and then the colour loses impact. I do like wearing them as a touch of highlight on the centre lid on top of other eyeshadows.. works better for me. I like Night Life here, but have the TF Orchid palette dupe.

I love when they’re really smooth–like Poker Face and Night Life–but when they’re chunky like Jackpot… so frustrating.

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!

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…

I think it might be because the yellow-y base is closer to a satin, but then you add in all this chunkier shimmer/glitter that doesn’t bind well with the rest. I don’t know! But wayyy too chunky for me.

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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