Makeup Geek Limelight, Take Two, Epic, Legend, Curtain Call Foiled Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Makeup Geek  Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Limelight Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a bright, neon lime green with strong, warm yellow undertones and a pearly sheen. It had good pigmentation, but I noticed that it lost its intensity within five to ten minutes of application. I would apply it to the lid, and it would really pop, but then after I applied another shade, it seemed to dull visibly. It applied fairly evenly, but the denser, creamier texture didn’t blend out perfectly, so it took extra work and maneuvering (even when using Makeup Geek’s Foiled Eyeshadow Brush). It noticed faint creasing after six hours of wear. ColourPop Fruit Punch (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Tropical Princess #1 (DC, $25.00) is more muted (95% similar). MAC Green Clean #2 (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Mary Jane (LE, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Nice Energy (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Buggin' (PiP, $4.50) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Double Feature #2 #1 (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). MAC Chartreuse (P, $21.00) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). ColourPop Dear Diary (Lizzie Mcguire) (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Heartthrob (LE, $8.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Healing Heart (LE, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). KVD Beauty Electric Warrior (DC, $21.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever ME338 Acidic Green (DC, $17.00) is darker, more muted, cooler (90% similar). JD Glow Lemon Lime (P, $7.50) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Makeup Geek Pixie Dust (DC, $6.00) is darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Ripped Tee (PiP, ) is lighter (85% similar). Viseart Coy #7 (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). BH Cosmetics Club Tropicana #5 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Kylie Cosmetics Mojito (LE, ) is more shimmery, darker, more muted (85% similar). NYX Bewitched (P, $6.00) is darker, more muted (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Take Two Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a dark, olive green with warm, golden undertones and a nearly metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a soft, smooth, and lightly dense texture that was extremely easy to use and apply to the lid. Of all the new Foiled eyeshadows, this was the best across the board, and it even wore a bit better and made it to eight hours before creasing! KVD Beauty Immaculate (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Sephora Snakeskin Dress (02) (DC, $10.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarina Tarantino Dandy Lion (DC, ) is lighter (95% similar). Byredo Strap (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). NARS One and Only (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Pat McGrath Wicked Envy (PiP, $25.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Free Spirit No. 8 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury The Rebel (2020) #2 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Rare Beauty Passion (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dose of Colors Rule Breaker (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Give Me Glow Thorn (PiP, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Makeup Geek Kryptonite (P, $12.00) is warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Eureka (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Raw Jade (Right) (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Tarte Jaded (P, $14.00) is cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Green Lights #2 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Chains (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sephora + Pantone Universe Dusty Olive (LE, ) is more muted, cooler (90% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Dream Glow (Smoke) (LE, ) is less shimmery, more muted, warmer (85% similar). Buxom Dusk 'Til Dawn (P, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Epic Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark emerald green with warmer, olive undertones and a soft, frosted sheen. It had good color coverage, but the texture was so dense that it was almost thick in overall feel, so the color didn’t blend out as easily–it tended to “drag” and have more uneven edges if I wasn’t careful. It is an eyeshadow that tended to work best on the mobile lid or when another, more traditional powder eyeshadow was blended along its edges. This shade wore well for six and a half hours before creasing. Stila Vivid Jade (P, $24.00) is lighter (95% similar). NARS Indio (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Estee Lauder Burnished Sage (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). Persona Driven (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty TFX11 (LE, $36.00) is less shimmery, cooler (95% similar). Urban Decay Graffiti (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Smashbox STFU (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Christmas Tree (LE, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). ColourPop Circle of Salt (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Wet 'n' Wild House of Thorns #2 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Jubilee (271M) (LE, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Melt Cosmetics Paranormal (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace To Earth (PiP, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Milani Bella Emerald (18) (P, $4.49) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Grandeur (LE, $6.99) is cooler (90% similar). Inglot #414 (P, $7.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Too Faced Lost Boys (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Unexpected (DC, $6.99) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Rosemary (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Sephora Rolling in the Grass (10) (DC, $10.00) is warmer (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Legend Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark coppery brown with warm, orangey undertones and a metallic sheen. The texture was soft, dense, and lightly creamy, so it applied well to bare skin and had intense pigmentation. The downside is that it is best patted and pushed on the lid, rather than swept on, so flat, synthetic brushes or fingertips worked best to smooth out the color (it’s almost as if it was too pigmented otherwise). It started to crease after six and a half hours on me. Urban Decay Baked (DC, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Campfire (LE, $32.50) is brighter (95% similar). MAC Bao Bao's Jewels #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Anastasia Adorn (DC, $12.00) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Sunset (P, $12.00) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). NARS Isolde #2 (DC, $25.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). The Estee Edit Ray (LE, )(90% similar). Too Faced Malted Milk Ball (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). KVD Beauty Fallen (LE, ) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). The Estee Edit Swerve (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Inglot #405 (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Sienna (P, $25.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Inglot #406 (P, $7.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). bareMinerals Louder (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever I662 Amber Brown (DC, $21.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). KVD Beauty Smiths (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). LORAC Cider (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #12 (P, $23.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Bobbi Brown Tiger's Eye (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (90% similar). Stila Rose Gold (LE, $18.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Curtain Call Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a rich, medium-dark red with warm, coppery undertones and a frosted sheen. The pigmentation was intense, and the texture was dense and cream-like, so you didn’t need much for full coverage all over the lid. It blended out nicely, and it sat well on the skin, but I did experience creasing after six and a half hours of wear. Coloured Raine Noblewoman (PiP, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Coloured Raine Passion (DC, $6.99) is more shimmery, lighter (95% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Fire Lily (P, $30.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). MAC Crimson Tryst (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Huda Beauty Fling (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Natasha Denona Purpure (147M) (DC, $29.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Pinky Promise (P, $4.50) is cooler (90% similar). Tarte Revel (P, $14.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (90% similar). Stila Vivid Garnet (P, $24.00) is cooler (90% similar). MAC It's Not Easy Having a Good Time (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sydney Grace Amber Jewels (DC, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Give Me Glow Ruby Rose (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Siren #2 (LE, ) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). LORAC Pomegranate (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Love Resin (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). ColourPop Knee Highs (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Sydney Grace Delightful Spark (P, $6.00) is more shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Tarte Hot MoMA (LE, ) is cooler (80% similar). Sydney Grace Operose (PiP, $6.00) is less shimmery, lighter, cooler (80% similar). Viseart Boheme Dream #9 (LE, ) is more shimmery, lighter, warmer (80% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Formula Overview

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is supposed to be a hybrid between cream and powder with intense pigmentation. They are, generally, quite pigmented and have a very dense, creamy consistency that is a bit thicker and sometimes has to be pressed and worked into the skin to smooth it out (or else it looks uneven, not in color, but in actual texture). They can be gorgeous on, as they have a high-shine finish and seem richer than similarly-hued products in a more traditional powder formula. For me, the biggest downside is that they are particularly prone to creasing; it is not just something I have experienced but a more frequent comment I see from readers about it. I get creasing between five and eight hours of wear, and the only solution I’ve found is using a MAC Paint Pot underneath but thinner primers like Urban Decay Primer Potion don’t seem to help much.

Limelight

PPermanent. $9.99.
C+
C+
8
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
8
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
79%
Total

Take Two

PPermanent. $9.99.
A
A
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
94%
Total

Epic

PPermanent. $9.99.
B
B
8.5
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7
Longevity
4.5
Application
83%
Total

Legend

PPermanent. $9.99.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

Curtain Call

PPermanent. $9.99.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9.5
Texture
7
Longevity
5
Application
90%
Total

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Makeup Geek Limelight Foiled Eyeshadow
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Makeup Geek Legend Foiled Eyeshadow
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Rhonda Avatar

Christine, I know you are such a busy woman, but sure wish you had time to do tutorials. You create some of the most beautiful looks. Thanks for such an awesome informative web-site.

Megan H Avatar

Hey Christine,

I have a question regarding Legend. I know you haven’t listed MAC Amber Lights as a dupe BUT I still wanted to ask, do you think they could be dupes?
Thanks for all you do and congrats on 10 years 🙂

Christine Avatar

Here’s a side-by-side! 🙂 http://www.temptalia.com/side-by-side/?sbs_1_search=Makeup+Geek+Legend&sbs_1=258146&sbs_2_search=MAC+Amber+Lights&sbs_2=105173

They are similar in terms of both being a copper, but Amber Lights is lighter and has less of the brown base that Legend has 🙂

Christine Avatar

That’s interesting. I did not even notice that it said Pigment – I wonder if Legend is a loose pigment they are working on? Or if there is something else to it? I will inquire with MUG now, though.

The weight is different, too – it is 0.10 oz.

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