Makeup Geek Prom Night, Taupe Notch, Unexpected Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Makeup Geek Prom Night Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Prom Night Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Prom Night Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “pale purple with hints of grey.” It’s a medium-dark, taupe brown with warm undertones and a gray-ish over-tone with a frosted, metallic sheen. It had nice pigmentation with a soft, lightly buttery consistency that applied smoothly and blended easily. The color showed signs of fading after eight hours of wear. Makeup Geek Mesmerized (P, $9.99) is darker. Make Up For Ever I544 Pink Granite (P, $21.00) is cooler-toned. MAC Fall in Lust (LE, $15.00) is lighter. Illamasqua Mystify (P) is warmer. Maybelline Sleek & Spice (95) (LE, $6.99) is warmer, cream. Sleek MakeUP Paradise on Earth (P, $9.99) is brighter. Laura Mercier Sable (P, $22.00) is less shimmery, grayer. Chanel Gri-Gri (101) (LE, $29.50) is grayer. Urban Decay Midnight Rodeo (P, $18.00) is grayer. Urban Decay Bust (P, $18.00) is less shimmery. MAC Earthly (LE, $21.00) is warmer. MAC Hypnotizing (LE, $15.00) is similar. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Makeup Geek Taupe Notch Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “taupe.” It’s a muted, medium-dark brown with warm undertones and a satin shimmer. I didn’t care for this shade, as it was very powdery to work with, which made the color payoff weaker and it prone to fall out during application as well as sheering out. Applied, the color wore well for seven and a half hours. Stila Character (P) is similar. Make Up For Ever S616 Chocolate (P, $21.00) is yellower. Chanel Tisse Rivoli #3 (P) is more shimmery, lighter. YSL Saharienne #3 (P) is darker, more shimmery. Givenchy Taupe Velours (5) (P, $23.00) is a cream product. Divergent Burnt Mahogany (LE) is warmer. Divergent Bold Espresso (LE) is similar. Laura Mercier Rich Cocoa (P, $22.00) is slightly warmer. bareMinerals Toasted Espresso (LE, $14.00) is more shimmery, darker. Urban Decay Factory (P, $18.00) is more shimmery. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Makeup Geek Unexpected Eyeshadow ($5.99 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “matte pale pink brown.” It’s a muted, medium-dark pink-plum with subtle, cool undertones and a matte finish. It had a drier, slightly powdery consistency, so it didn’t have the best pigmentation and tended to sheer out when applied to the lid. This is a shade that really needs the help of a primer to perform decently, as it also noticeably faded after six hours of wear. Giorgio Armani #15 (P, $32.00) is more shimmery, brighter. Make Up For Ever S836 Pink Ash (P, $21.00) is lighter. Sleek MakeUP Forbidden (P, $9.99) is warmer. MAC Bruised Sky (LE, $15.00) is darker, grayer. Benefit Rain Check (P, $20.00) is darker, cooler-toned. Inglot #358 (P, $6.00) is darker. See comparison swatches / view dupes.

Prom Night
9
Product
10
Pigmentation
9
Texture
8.5
Longevity
5
Application
92%
Total
7
Product
8
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
77%
Total
Unexpected
6.5
Product
7
Pigmentation
7
Texture
6.5
Longevity
4
Application
69%
Total
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Makeup Geek Prom Night Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Prom Night Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Prom Night Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Prom Night Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Prom Night Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Prom Night Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Prom Night Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Prom Night Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Taupe Notch Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Taupe Notch Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Taupe Notch Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Taupe Notch Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Taupe Notch Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Taupe Notch Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Taupe Notch Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Taupe Notch Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Unexpected Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Unexpected Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Unexpected Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Unexpected Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Unexpected Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Unexpected Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Unexpected Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Unexpected Eyeshadow

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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 have Prom Night and Unexpected and I really love both, but find Unexpected to be problematic as well: difficult to pack on even with a short dense brush, get nadda for colour when using a softer brush. This pains me because the colour is gorgeous and I want to wear it. I just took note of your dupe in the MUFE line. The payoff looks excellent and think I will pick it up on next Sephora haul. Thanks!

I love the color/concept of Unexpected, but it’s just a shade that frustrates me more than pleases me when I use it! Pink Ash is SO pretty. Really great and a rather unique shade.

Christine, how would unexpected compare to tease from naked 2 or limit and nooner from naked 3. Also is macs satin taupe comparable to prom night?

Very much appreciate this post, as I really wanted all of these but now think I will skip them all. Overall I prefer my Garden of Eden palette, which has similar colors. I really wanted Unexpected as a cheaper alternative to some of the MUFE Artist shadows, but seeing the quality I will have to go with Pink Ash.

I just hauled Unexpected but haven’t used it yet. I had high expectations for the colour as I love the cool taupey grey purple like shades. I’ll make sure I use a primer and see how it goes! 🙂

Oh man these are my kinda colors. Too bad, ’cause I’m pretty committed to only buy A/A+ quality these days. There are too many options to compromise. Wish they’d performed better!

Unexpected is such a disappointment. Is it similar at all to Mauve from Lorac Pro or either Dusty Rose or Wisteria from Mega Pro? Prom Night is pretty, but it looks more brown than I expected.

Thank you for the honest reviews Christine. Some YouTube beauty vloggers are starting to review these and claiming to love them so I like to get some other unbiased opinions also!

Honestly, I don’t think there’s a good one that is permanent, lol… it is pretty rare to find a cool-toned palette, let alone one that’s permanent or even has a mix of finishes!

Glad there were dupes of these poor eyeshadows excluding Prom night….Thanks for taking the time to find dupes for us, it really means a lot us =]

I love Prom Night! What a shame about the other two shades. Unexpected is a really pretty color, if the texture had been there. Taupe Notch would have been my kind of taupe, but …ugh! Just…ugh!

I’m absolutely gobsmacked over Prom Night. That is one of the most perfect shadows I’ve ever seen. It’s like it’s made for me. OMG.

I don’t have these particular shades from MUG, but I have to say that I was a bit disappointed in a few that I got two months ago. Maybe I had too high expectations… I find them to be very dry and hard to pack on, even though they swatch beautifully! (Not all the ones I got, only a few!!)
Can you think of any colour from the new MUFE shadows that is as vibrant and beautiful as their old #92?

Which two did you get, Tina? Some of them are really great, some are less impressive.

I don’t think there’s a great dupe for #92 in the current range, unfortunately, due to the matte finish!

I adore unexpected. I have too much eyeshadow to admit to without looking insane. (as many others who frequent this blog) and I find myself reaching for makeup geek all the time now. I enjoy unexpected as a transition color and find the sheerness of it to be an asset. Its buildable but if I just want a wash of color I don’t have to blend it out forever to soften it. ya know? That MUFE pink ash looks amazing!

Prom night looks gorgeous, and I actually really like the colour of Unexpected – and that it’s so soft (this colour, strongly on my vampire fact tends to just look hollowing and sickly). However, I’m not so keen on the wear issues… then again, I do see Pink Ash there in the dupes… 😀

aw man, i have high hopes for “unexpected”! was one of the colours I was planning to pick up when purchasing Makeup Geek eyeshadows! I’ll probably pick up one of your suggested dupe colours instead, I absolutely love those types of pinks!

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