Makeup Geek Nostalgic, Plot Twist, Hype, Sorcery Foiled Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Makeup Geek Nostalgic Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Nostalgic Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Nostalgic Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a light-medium pink with warm undertones and a metallic finish. It had chunkier shimmer in it, and it was very creamy, so it was better applied with a flat, synthetic brush and patted onto the skin and pushed into the skin, rather than swept on. It was intensely pigmented, though, and I actually liked spritzing my brush a bit after getting the product on it for faster, smoother application–it had enough pigment to stretch without losing coverage with that application method. The color started to crease on me after six hours of wear. Urban Decay Hot Pants (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Love Power (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Cotton Candy (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Impulsion (93) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Je t'aime (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Strawberry (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Pierre de Rose (846) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Da Bling (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) (DC, $39.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #303 (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Pink Quartz (Amethyst #4) (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Sugar Shade #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Coloured Raine Hi Cutie (LE, $6.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Self Love (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Gamine (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Barb (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Marshmallow (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Plot Twist Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a bright, bluish purple with cool undertones and a frosted finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation and a drier, flakier texture, even though it was still denser and more cream-like than a traditional powder eyeshadow. I had trouble diffusing and blending this shade out, as it tended to look patchy. It creased on me after six hours of wear. Urban Decay Hot Pants (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). MAC Love Power (LE, $22.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Too Faced Cotton Candy (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). Chanel Impulsion (93) (LE, $32.00) is lighter, brighter (95% similar). Too Faced Je t'aime (LE, $16.00) is less shimmery, warmer (95% similar). MAC Pinkluxe #1 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Strawberry (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). L'Oreal Always Pearly Pink (756) (P, $7.99) is lighter (90% similar). Chanel Pierre de Rose (846) (P, $36.00) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). MAC Da Bling (DC, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) (DC, $39.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever #303 (P, $20.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Viseart Pink Quartz (Amethyst #4) (P, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Dior Sugar Shade #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Giorgio Armani Rose Reflection (33) (P, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker, less pigmented (90% similar). Coloured Raine Hi Cutie (LE, $6.99) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Self Love (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). Le Metier de Beaute Gamine (LE, $30.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Anastasia Barb (LE, $12.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Too Faced Marshmallow (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Hype Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a bright, medium-dark purple with subtle, cool undertones and a sparkling, frosted finish. It had decent color payoff, but it wasn’t as intense or as creamy as many of the other shades in the range. Thus far, the brand has struggled to put out really great purple-hued eyeshadows. It had a tendency to separate and look patchy when I blended it out, and it was best applied in pushing motions on the lid but did not work well in the crease at all. I noticed slight creasing starting at the six-hour mark. Kaleidos Flowing Haze (Radiate) (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Fenty Beauty Hey Aunty (PiP, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Kaleidos Glowing Iris (Radiate) (PiP, ) is more shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Electric #2 (PiP, ) is warmer (90% similar). MAC Highly Charged (LE, $22.00) is warmer (90% similar). Inglot #441 (P, $7.00) is less shimmery, brighter (90% similar). Give Me Glow Pretty Little Lilac (P, $7.00) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Argentina (P, $22.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Morphe Royalty (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Shookington (LE, $12.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). NARS Kauai II (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Viseart Ecstacy (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Kevyn Aucoin Hardwire (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). MAC Zip Me Up (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (90% similar). BH Cosmetics Foil Eyes 2 #25 (PiP, ) is darker, more muted, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Chick Lit (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker, brighter (85% similar). Pat McGrath Violet Void (LE, $25.00) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Pretty Vulgar Brilliant (PiP, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Sydney Grace Fierce (P, $6.00) is less shimmery, brighter (85% similar). ColourPop Crown Jewel (P, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Sorcery Foiled Eyeshadow ($10.00 for 0.064 oz.) is a dark, bluish gray with cooler undertones and a metallic sheen. It was richly pigmented with a cream-like, moderately dense texture where a little went a long way. I had the best luck using a flat, synthetic brush for applying and blending out the color. This shade creased faintly after seven hours of wear. MAC Emerald Dusk (LE, $21.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Sydney Grace Slayed (P, $6.25) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (95% similar). Gucci Beauty Cosmic Deco #3 (DC, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Urban Decay Time (LE, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). NARS Night Rhythm (LE, $19.00) is more shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). MAC Light of the Silvery Moon (LE, $20.00) is lighter, more muted, warmer (90% similar). MAC Showgirl (LE, $17.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). ColourPop Bento Box (LE, $6.00) is warmer (90% similar). Sugarpill The Inventor (PiP, $13.00) is less shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Sephora Synergy (LE, ) is warmer (90% similar). NARS Flourish (DC, $25.00) is more muted (85% similar). LORAC Slate (PiP, $19.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). KVD Beauty Piaf (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter (85% similar). Sephora Sketch (LE, ) is darker, warmer (85% similar). Anastasia Denim Smokey (P, $12.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Chanel Au Fil de L'Eau #4 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). MAC Knight Divine (P, $17.00) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Laura Mercier Gunmetal (LE, $23.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (85% similar). ColourPop Snooze (LE, $6.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Urban Decay Digitalized (P, $26.00) is less shimmery, darker, 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.

Nostalgic

PPermanent. $9.99.
B+
B+
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
5
Application
87%
Total

Plot Twist

PPermanent. $9.99.
C
C
7
Product
8.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
73%
Total

Hype

PPermanent. $9.99.
B-
B-
8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4.5
Application
81%
Total

Sorcery

PPermanent. $9.99.
A-
A-
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
10
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total

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Makeup Geek Nostalgic Foiled Eyeshadow
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Makeup Geek Nostalgic Foiled Eyeshadow
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Makeup Geek Nostalgic Foiled Eyeshadow
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Makeup Geek Plot Twist Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Plot Twist Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Plot Twist Foiled Eyeshadow
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Makeup Geek Hype Foiled Eyeshadow
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Makeup Geek Hype Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Hype Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Hype Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Hype Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Sorcery Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Sorcery Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Sorcery Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Sorcery Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Sorcery Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Sorcery Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Sorcery Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Sorcery Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Plot Twist Foiled Eyeshadow
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Makeup Geek Plot Twist Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows | Look Breakdown

Makeup Geek Plot Twist Foiled Eyeshadow
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Makeup Geek Plot Twist Foiled Eyeshadow
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Katherine T. Avatar

I like the colors, esp. the purples, but I don’t think this formula is going to make it on my oily lids, even with primer. And since they don’t accept returns, except for damaged items, I would order maybe a couple of shadows just to see.

Claire L Avatar

I love these colours and the looks you’ve done with them! I have dupes for the first 2 colours but not the last 2. I might pick them up, they’re not too expensive and they got quite a decent grade.

CatG Avatar

I’m kind of surprised some of the foiled shadows get such high ratings. I don’t know if I just got duds or what, but the couple of ones I have are awful, especially In the Spotlight. Can hardly yield any color from it at all and none of them are high shine or high shimmer. I’m not saying I don’t believe your reviews and I have to believe the swatches, it’s just weird how differently mine seem to perform. I’ve thought about contacting Makeup Geek about it but some time has passed since I purchased them, so I don’t. Just a shame that I just never use them because they’re poor quality and I love MUG!

Becca Avatar

CatG have you tried using them wet? And what kind of brush are you using? I find these work well stiff wet brush or even your finger. They do not seem to preform very well with softer eyeshadow brushes.

CatG Avatar

Hi Becca,
I know I have tried In the Spotlight wet and with various brushes and it still wasn’t great at all. I will have to try the others wet.
Thanks!

WARPAINTandUnicorns Avatar

Makeup, it’s slowly getting more of a crack down up here, but on the flip side there are a number of ingredients that have not been tested by the FDA that have gotten a pass up here (Neon pigments anyone 😉 no one wants to shell out the money in America to prove they are not harmful and submit the findings to the FDA). But two big ones is no Lead (still found in some lipsticks) or Mercury (found in some mascaras) found in any products can not be sold up here, but are still under the legal limit by the FDA standards….

Also, Chemical sunblocks are taken out of foundations most of the time from US brands sold here because our regulations/testing is not worth it to keep them in up here. (Which makes me happy!) Because sunblock is considered a medical ingredient it has stronger testing restrictions.

We have the same style procedures like the US’s FDA but we take all reports and tests into account from all over the world to make determinations on ingredients in cosmetics so that not all the data comes in from outsourced purchased testing by the brand themselves only.

The shade Plot Twist is a surprise because It’s just a lighter shade compared to their Center Stage Eyeshadow but I guess it lacks the base shade with such high shimmer pigment use.

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