Makeup Geek Power Pigments Reviews, Photos, Swatches (Part 1)

01/05

Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Power Pigments with Primer | Look Details
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Power Pigments with Primer | Look Details
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment

Untouchable

Makeup Geek Untouchable Power Pigment ($9.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich, orange-red with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation that applied fairly well to bare skin and didn’t take too much work to blend out, but it darkened within 10 minutes of initial application and took on a slight sheen. When I tried it over primer, this was slightly less noticeable, but it still deepened on me over time, though it didn’t get patchy until seven and a half hours of wear.

Formula Overview

$9.00/0.07 oz. - $128.57 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "highly-pigmented" that "will maintain their vibrancy." Some shades were pigmented, some were not. The majority of the eyeshadows had a grainier, drier texture that had some excess product kicked up in the pan and was prone to moderate fallout during application without use of a primer. In general, most of the shades were dismal applied over bare skin as the drier texture seemed more prone to picking up the natural oils on the skin, absorbing them, and looking uneven as some parts appeared darker than others.

Several shades were an exercise in frustration trying to blend out and maintain vibrancy, which was something I felt even when I used the eyeshadows over primer, as they always faded and darkened within a few minutes of wear. I packed and packed the shades on to get decent results out of them and had to use primer just to get something only mildly embarrassing to look at.

Typically, within six hours, the shades had altered noticeably with some fading and patchiness apparent; with primer, that got closer to eight hours overall but I saw some slight shifting in certain shades faster than that. The looks I created with these shades took me three times longer than other bright, matte eyeshadows on the market (Viseart, Sugarpill, Urban Decay, ColourPop) and required a lot of cleanup in comparison.

Browse all of our Makeup Geek Power Pigment swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Mica, Triethylhexanoin, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica. May Contain: FD&C Yellow No 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), FD&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090:2), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ultramarines (CI 77007), FD&C Red No. 40 Lake (CI 16035), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), FD&C Black No 2 (CI 77266)

8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
86%
Total
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01/04

Makeup Geek Unleashed Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Unleashed Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Unleashed Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Unleashed Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Unleashed Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Unleashed Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Unleashed Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Unleashed Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Unleashed Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Unleashed Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Unleashed Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Unleashed Power Pigment

Unleashed

Makeup Geek Unleashed Power Pigment ($9.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a brighter, medium pink with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. The texture was slightly grainy but less dry compared to the other red/purple shades in the formula, so it was easier to use and blended out without too much work. This shade also was better at applying true-to-pan and actually staying that way (other shades darkened noticeably within a few minutes). It had good pigmentation and lasted for seven and a half hours with only slight fading over time.

Formula Overview

$9.00/0.07 oz. - $128.57 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "highly-pigmented" that "will maintain their vibrancy." Some shades were pigmented, some were not. The majority of the eyeshadows had a grainier, drier texture that had some excess product kicked up in the pan and was prone to moderate fallout during application without use of a primer. In general, most of the shades were dismal applied over bare skin as the drier texture seemed more prone to picking up the natural oils on the skin, absorbing them, and looking uneven as some parts appeared darker than others.

Several shades were an exercise in frustration trying to blend out and maintain vibrancy, which was something I felt even when I used the eyeshadows over primer, as they always faded and darkened within a few minutes of wear. I packed and packed the shades on to get decent results out of them and had to use primer just to get something only mildly embarrassing to look at.

Typically, within six hours, the shades had altered noticeably with some fading and patchiness apparent; with primer, that got closer to eight hours overall but I saw some slight shifting in certain shades faster than that. The looks I created with these shades took me three times longer than other bright, matte eyeshadows on the market (Viseart, Sugarpill, Urban Decay, ColourPop) and required a lot of cleanup in comparison.

Browse all of our Makeup Geek Power Pigment swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Mica, Triethylhexanoin, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica. May Contain: FD&C Yellow No 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), FD&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090:2), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ultramarines (CI 77007), FD&C Red No. 40 Lake (CI 16035), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), FD&C Black No 2 (CI 77266)

8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
5
Application
88%
Total

01/04

Makeup Geek Dynamic Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Dynamic Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Dynamic Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Dynamic Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Dynamic Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Dynamic Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Dynamic Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Dynamic Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Dynamic Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Dynamic Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Dynamic Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Dynamic Power Pigment

Dynamic

Makeup Geek Dynamic Power Pigment ($9.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a rich orange with warm, yellow undertones and a mostly matte finish. The texture was fairly soft (especially compared to other shades), and I didn’t have any issues blending out the edges of the eyeshadow over bare skin or over primer. However, it darkened considerably on my lid and looked more like an orange-red (even over primer), and it turned patchy within 15 minutes of wear (almost like it seeped into my lid texture) and just stayed at that level of patchiness for the next seven hours.

Formula Overview

$9.00/0.07 oz. - $128.57 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "highly-pigmented" that "will maintain their vibrancy." Some shades were pigmented, some were not. The majority of the eyeshadows had a grainier, drier texture that had some excess product kicked up in the pan and was prone to moderate fallout during application without use of a primer. In general, most of the shades were dismal applied over bare skin as the drier texture seemed more prone to picking up the natural oils on the skin, absorbing them, and looking uneven as some parts appeared darker than others.

Several shades were an exercise in frustration trying to blend out and maintain vibrancy, which was something I felt even when I used the eyeshadows over primer, as they always faded and darkened within a few minutes of wear. I packed and packed the shades on to get decent results out of them and had to use primer just to get something only mildly embarrassing to look at.

Typically, within six hours, the shades had altered noticeably with some fading and patchiness apparent; with primer, that got closer to eight hours overall but I saw some slight shifting in certain shades faster than that. The looks I created with these shades took me three times longer than other bright, matte eyeshadows on the market (Viseart, Sugarpill, Urban Decay, ColourPop) and required a lot of cleanup in comparison.

Browse all of our Makeup Geek Power Pigment swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Mica, Triethylhexanoin, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica. May Contain: FD&C Yellow No 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), FD&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090:2), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ultramarines (CI 77007), FD&C Red No. 40 Lake (CI 16035), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), FD&C Black No 2 (CI 77266)

Dynamic
7
Product
10
Pigmentation
8
Texture
7
Longevity
3.5
Application
79%
Total
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01/04

Makeup Geek Potential Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Potential Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Potential Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Potential Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Potential Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Potential Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Potential Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Potential Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Potential Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Potential Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Potential Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Potential Power Pigment

Potential

Makeup Geek Potential Power Pigment ($9.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a medium yellow with warm undertones and a matte finish. It had semi-opaque pigmentation with a soft, blendable texture but was rather powdery in the pan, so there was some fallout during application (even after tapping away some excess). It lasted for seven hours on me before sinking into my lid lines/creases.

Formula Overview

$9.00/0.07 oz. - $128.57 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "highly-pigmented" that "will maintain their vibrancy." Some shades were pigmented, some were not. The majority of the eyeshadows had a grainier, drier texture that had some excess product kicked up in the pan and was prone to moderate fallout during application without use of a primer. In general, most of the shades were dismal applied over bare skin as the drier texture seemed more prone to picking up the natural oils on the skin, absorbing them, and looking uneven as some parts appeared darker than others.

Several shades were an exercise in frustration trying to blend out and maintain vibrancy, which was something I felt even when I used the eyeshadows over primer, as they always faded and darkened within a few minutes of wear. I packed and packed the shades on to get decent results out of them and had to use primer just to get something only mildly embarrassing to look at.

Typically, within six hours, the shades had altered noticeably with some fading and patchiness apparent; with primer, that got closer to eight hours overall but I saw some slight shifting in certain shades faster than that. The looks I created with these shades took me three times longer than other bright, matte eyeshadows on the market (Viseart, Sugarpill, Urban Decay, ColourPop) and required a lot of cleanup in comparison.

Browse all of our Makeup Geek Power Pigment swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Mica, Triethylhexanoin, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica. May Contain: FD&C Yellow No 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), FD&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090:2), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ultramarines (CI 77007), FD&C Red No. 40 Lake (CI 16035), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), FD&C Black No 2 (CI 77266)

8
Product
9
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
5
Application
84%
Total

01/04

Makeup Geek Transform Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Transform Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Transform Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Transform Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Transform Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Transform Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Transform Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Transform Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Transform Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Transform Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Transform Power Pigment
Makeup Geek Transform Power Pigment

Transform

Makeup Geek Transform Power Pigment ($9.00 for 0.07 oz.) is a bright, medium green with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had opaque pigmentation with a smooth, blendable texture–it was by far the best eyeshadow in the range–that was easier to use on the lid with or without primer. The downside, though, was that it did not maintain its vibrancy as it darkened when applied to my skin, and this occurred when I applied it over primer, too. It wore well for seven and a half hours with only slight, visible patchiness.

Formula Overview

$9.00/0.07 oz. - $128.57 Per Ounce

The formula is supposed to be "highly-pigmented" that "will maintain their vibrancy." Some shades were pigmented, some were not. The majority of the eyeshadows had a grainier, drier texture that had some excess product kicked up in the pan and was prone to moderate fallout during application without use of a primer. In general, most of the shades were dismal applied over bare skin as the drier texture seemed more prone to picking up the natural oils on the skin, absorbing them, and looking uneven as some parts appeared darker than others.

Several shades were an exercise in frustration trying to blend out and maintain vibrancy, which was something I felt even when I used the eyeshadows over primer, as they always faded and darkened within a few minutes of wear. I packed and packed the shades on to get decent results out of them and had to use primer just to get something only mildly embarrassing to look at.

Typically, within six hours, the shades had altered noticeably with some fading and patchiness apparent; with primer, that got closer to eight hours overall but I saw some slight shifting in certain shades faster than that. The looks I created with these shades took me three times longer than other bright, matte eyeshadows on the market (Viseart, Sugarpill, Urban Decay, ColourPop) and required a lot of cleanup in comparison.

Browse all of our Makeup Geek Power Pigment swatches.

Ingredients

Talc, Zinc Stearate, Boron Nitride, Mica, Triethylhexanoin, Phenoxyethanol, Lauroyl Lysine, Ethylhexylglycerin, Silica. May Contain: FD&C Yellow No 5 Lake (CI 19140), Iron Oxides (CI 77492, CI 77491, CI 77499), Carmine (CI 75470), FD&C Blue No. 1 Aluminum Lake (CI 42090:2), Chromium Oxide Greens (CI 77288), Ultramarines (CI 77007), FD&C Red No. 40 Lake (CI 16035), Mica (CI 77019), Titanium Dioxide, Tin Oxide (CI 77861), FD&C Black No 2 (CI 77266)

Transform
8
Product
10
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total
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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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Well that’s disappointing! These are exactly the sort of things that I love (unapologetically bright mattes), but the fact that almost all of them darken significantly on the eye makes them less than ideal.

Right now, I am so glad to already own CP Yes, Please and the 2 red toned 6-pan palettes from MAC’s Fruity Juicy Collection from last summer. There are definitely higher quality brights than MUG’s shown above. Although, I really do love Transform, because I’m a sucker for a good green!

“Transform” is an apt name, eh?
I know brights like these are harder to formulate, but I want so badly for Makeup Geek to succeed and do well!

The only one of these I want is unleashed. That one is the standout in the range for me. Looking at the dupes is making me wish you’d review more of the Sugarpill eyeshadows for us Christine!

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