Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter Review, Photos, Swatches

01/07

Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter
Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter

Moon Phase

Makeup Geek Moon Phase Highlighter ($20.00 for 0.25 oz.) is a very light, iridescent white that had shimmer that shifted from a bluish aqua to an icy lavender. The shift was strong enough to be noticeable on the skin, but it was more apparent when I wasn’t looking straight-on (it looked whiter and lighter at that angle).

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” The powder had a soft, smooth, and blendable texture that was soft without being too dusty or loose in the pan, but it wasn’t difficult to pickup product with a highlighting brush either. It had rich, opaque color coverage, but the texture was forgiving enough that I could easily sheer it out (or just use less) to get a less intense highlight. I did find that even a light application was still a moderate sheen, so the finish makes this product more suitable for someone who likes a noticeable highlight. I could see this one working well over lavender and plum blushes to give them an even cooler tint. On my skin, it wore well for eight hours before fading.

Formula Overview

$20.00/0.25 oz. - $80.00 Per Ounce

According to Makeup Geek, the formula is supposed to be “super-smooth” and “incredibly pigmented.” The majority of the range is beautifully done with smooth, slightly denser textures that are blendable and easy to work with. They have good pigmentation, though some shades are more buildable than "incredibly pigmented." Most shades lasted between eight and nine hours on me.

Browse all of our Makeup Geek Highlighter swatches.

Ingredients

Triethylhexanoin, Magnesium Myristate, Silica, Boron Nitride, Phenoxyethanol, Ethylhexylglycerin. May Contain: Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Tin Oxide (CI 77861), Iron Oxides (CI 77499, CI 77491, CI 77492), Carmine (CI 75470)

9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
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Product Availability

Makeup Geek Moon Phase $20.00/0.25 OZ.
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Makeup Look

On face:
  • Guerlain Lingerie de Peau Foundation
  • Laura Mercier Loose Setting Powder
On eyes:
  • Natasha Denona Polaris (116K) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Cosmo (109K) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Phoenix (113CM) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Spectrum (101K) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Gemma (106CM) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Electra (115CM) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Vega (111CM) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Orion (105DC) Eyeshadow
  • Natasha Denona Galaxi (112K) Eyeshadow
On lips:
  • Too Faced Honeybear La Crème
  • Makeup Geek Celestial Highlighter

About the Reviewer

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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HOLY SHIATSU, I love this! It’s a little “editorial” but man I could see this being the perfect highlighter for pale people when then really want something glam but wintery.

These are shaping up to be beautiful. But, I’m not keen on the price, either. Inching these too close to mid-high end eliminated one of the things that made this brand stand out. Now they are directly competing with UD, Lorac, and Anastasia. I would have rather seen the packaging look a little cheaper (if necessary) and the price be $12-$14.

Same, Ginny, give me cheaper packaging, because it’s, frankly, in line with what I’d expect for the price point – for the packaging to feel less substantial or more pared down.

I like the new layout, very user friendly!

One little thing I noticed in the dupes: You have Sugarpill’s Ice Angel listed as LE, but they’ve since made their Edward Scissorhands palette shades available permanently as individuals!

I was soo happy and mad to see the shades become permanent because I would have gotten the palette if the shades were not LE at the time. lol 😉

I kind of want all these aura highlighters considering they are permanent from MUG.

*Shivers* I love the icy aqua/purple duochrome on this one!!! Yes, I would actually try to make this work over my dark end of medium skintone, LoL! And then hope that it didn’t look too awkward….?

This is the one I was most interested in. God, it’s gorgeous. I’m so happy it got a good grade. Good for MUG for going for an BAM! highlighter.

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