Makeup Geek Sorbet, Mirage, Morocco, Cherry Cola, Americano Eyeshadows Reviews, Photos, Swatches

Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Sorbet Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “pastel melon pink with a matte finish.” It’s a light, pinky-peach with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good color payoff, but the texture was powdery and dry, and it looked dry, flaky, and chalky on my lid. Chalkiness could just be due to my skin tone, but it made my lid look like it was so dry that it was flaking (but in reality, it wasn’t flaking at all!). It applied unevenly and was quick to crease after six and a half hours. LORAC Stone (Mountain Sunset) (LE, $19.00) is lighter (95% similar). Dior Golden Shock #4 (LE, ) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Ambrosia (LE, $16.00) is warmer (95% similar). Tarte Pastel (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Smashbox Naked (LE, ) is cooler (95% similar). Tom Ford Beauty In the Pink #1 (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Popcorn Strand (LE, ) is lighter (95% similar). Make Up For Ever M810 Flesh-Colored Pink (DC, $21.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced Cashew Chew (PiP, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Inglot #356 (P, $6.00) is lighter (90% similar). Lancome My French #1 (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (90% similar). MAC Yogurt (P, $17.00) is less shimmery (95% similar). bareMinerals Promise (LE, ) is lighter (90% similar). IT Cosmetics Sweetness (P, ) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Too Faced Powdered Sugar (LE, $16.00) is lighter (90% similar). Kat Von D Rust (Base) (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Mirage Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “warm buttercream with a satin matte finish.” It’s a light, pastel yellow with a satin finish. It had fairly good pigmentation, but the texture was ridiculously powdery and dry. It kicked up so much excess in the pan, and it generally over-applies, even with a light touch. This shade was powdery when it was released in the Vegas Lights palette, but it seemed even worse in its permanent form. It lasted for seven and a half hours on me. MAC Glamour Light (LE, $17.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty The Dreamer #3 (PiP, ) is more shimmery (95% similar). Smashbox Instinct (PiP, ) is less shimmery (95% similar). Kat Von D Entomology (DC, ) is lighter, more muted (95% similar). theBalm Snobby (P, $16.00) is more shimmery (95% similar). Urban Decay Pre-Game (PiP, $19.00) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever S516 Sand (P, $17.00) is more shimmery, darker (90% similar). Dominique Cosmetics Frothy (PiP, ) is less shimmery, cooler (90% similar). Too Faced Yum-Yum (PiP, $16.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Hello (LE, $6.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Colour Pop One & Done (LE, $6.00) is less shimmery, more muted (90% similar). Smashbox Pool Boy (PiP, ) is more shimmery, lighter (90% similar). Divergent Altruistic Almond (LE, ) is lighter (85% similar). Anastasia Bear (LE, $12.00) is cooler (85% similar). Smashbox Bellini Bling (PiP, ) is more shimmery (85% similar). Sydney Grace Mellow Yellow (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Marc Jacobs Beauty At Last (LE, ) is less shimmery, cooler (85% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Canvas (PiP, $8.00) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Comfort Zone #5 (PiP, ) is more shimmery, darker (85% similar). bareMinerals Pacific Sands (LE, ) is lighter, cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Morocco Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “rich, burnt orange with a matte finish.” It’s a bright, medium-dark orange with warm, red undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had rich color payoff with a soft, smooth texture that wasn’t too powdery or too firm. This shade applied well to bare skin without losing its intensity, and it wore well for eight hours before fading. Huda Beauty Blazing (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Too Faced Extra Spicy (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). Kat Von D Mandala (LE, ) is darker (95% similar). Natasha Denona Jasper (PiP, ) is cooler (95% similar). Colour Pop You Got It (PiP, $4.50) is warmer (95% similar). Coloured Raine Empress (P, $6.99) is less shimmery (95% similar). Viseart Flame (Warm Mattes #8) (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). MAC Red Brick (P, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Urban Decay Spike (P, $19.00) is darker, more muted (95% similar). NARS Persia (DC, $25.00) is darker (90% similar). Urban Decay Wild Thing (PiP, $19.00) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Farasha (LE, $17.00) is lighter, brighter (90% similar). Sephora Spiced (PiP, ) is cooler (90% similar). Huda Beauty Warm Browns #3 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Fenty Beauty Fiya Freak (PiP, ) is lighter (90% similar). Colour Pop Cuteologist (P, $6.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop GNO (PiP, $4.50) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). NARS Persia (P, $19.00) is lighter (90% similar). Coloured Raine Recharge (LE, $6.99) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Urban Decay Tajin (LE, $19.00) is darker, more muted (90% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “deep brown with strong red undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a muted, dark burgundy with warm undertones and a mostly matte finish. It had good color coverage with a soft, smooth texture that applied fairly well, but it took a little extra work to keep it from looking patchy on me. The color started to crease after seven and a half hours of wear. MAC Everyone's Darling (PiP, $17.00) is warmer (95% similar). Too Faced I Can't Even (LE, $16.00) is darker (95% similar). theBalm #13 (P, $6.50) is lighter, more muted (90% similar). MAC Kabuki Doll (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Too Faced Bordeaux (PiP, $16.00) is darker, warmer (95% similar). Anastasia All Star (DC, $12.00) is cooler (90% similar). Natasha Denona Pasha (219CM) (PiP, ) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Bossy (LE, ) is cooler (90% similar). Dose of Colors Fired Up (PiP, ) is darker (90% similar). Anastasia Credit (LE, $12.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). Colour Pop Shade (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop French Toast (LE, $4.50) is darker (90% similar). Make Up For Ever M822 Plum (DC, $21.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Tarte BFF (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Colour Pop Central Perk (P, $6.00) is lighter (95% similar). MAC I'm Into It (P, $17.00) is cooler (85% similar). Make Up For Ever M608 Red Brown (DC, $21.00) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Huda Beauty Mauve #1 (PiP, ) is darker, cooler (95% similar). MAC Deep Damson (DC, $17.00) is darker, cooler (90% similar). NABLA Cosmetics Opera (PiP, $8.00) is cooler (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Makeup Geek Americano Eyeshadow ($6.00 for 0.064 oz.) is described as a “dark brown with subtle purple undertones and a matte finish.” It’s a deepened, taupe brown with subtle, warm undertones and a matte finish. It had good pigmentation with a soft, lightly dusty texture. I had trouble with blending this shade out, as it looked uneven and patchy. It lasted for seven hours before creasing. LORAC Blackberry (LE, $19.00) is darker (95% similar). MAC Black Plum (LE, $17.00) is darker (95% similar). Colour Pop Float On (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (90% similar). Estee Lauder Strong Currant (P, $25.00) is lighter (90% similar). LORAC Cabernet (LE, $19.00) is lighter, warmer (90% similar). Inglot #378 (P, $6.00) is darker (90% similar). Milani Late Date (PiP, $5.99) is darker (90% similar). Tarte Haute Chocolate (LE, ) is darker, warmer (90% similar). Sydney Grace Drummers Drumming (DC, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker, warmer (90% similar). Tom Ford Beauty Orchid Haze #4 (PiP, ) is lighter (95% similar). Tarte Ice Cream Cone (LE, ) is darker (90% similar). Sydney Grace Beyond (P, $5.00) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Colour Pop Mousse (LE, $4.50) is darker, cooler (85% similar). Persona Brave (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Too Faced Risque (PiP, $16.00) is lighter, warmer (85% similar). Colour Pop Prism (LE, $4.50) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Viseart Cacao (PiP, ) is less shimmery, darker (85% similar). Dior Lucky Star #5 (LE, ) is less shimmery, lighter, warmer (85% similar). Wet 'n' Wild Bed of Roses #3 (LE, ) is less shimmery, darker, cooler (85% similar). Charlotte Tilbury Desert Haze (Define) (PiP, ) is less shimmery, warmer (85% similar). Top 20 dupes listed, see the rest. See comparison swatches / view dupes side-by-side.

Sorbet

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C-
C-
7
Product
9
Pigmentation
6.5
Texture
6.5
Longevity
3.5
Application
72%
Total

Mirage

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B-
B-
7.8
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
7
Texture
8
Longevity
4.3
Application
81%
Total

Morocco

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

Cherry Cola

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B+
B+
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
8
Longevity
4.5
Application
87%
Total

Americano

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B
B
8.5
Product
9.5
Pigmentation
8.5
Texture
7.5
Longevity
4
Application
84%
Total
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Makeup Geek Sorbet Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Sorbet Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Sorbet Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Sorbet Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Sorbet Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Sorbet Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Sorbet Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Sorbet Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Mirage Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Mirage Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Mirage Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Mirage Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Mirage Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Mirage Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Mirage Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Mirage Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Morocco Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Morocco Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Morocco Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Morocco Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Morocco Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Morocco Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Morocco Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Morocco Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cherry Cola Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Americano Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Americano Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Americano Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Americano Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Americano Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Americano Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Americano Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Americano Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Americano Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Sorbet (inner lid), Mirage (middle of lid), Morocco (middle of lid),
Cherry Cola (outer lid/crease), Americano (above crease) Eyeshadow;
ColourPop Punch, Get Paid, Piggy Bank Gel Creme Colours

Makeup Geek Americano Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Americano Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Americano Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Sorbet (inner lid), Mirage (middle of lid), Morocco (middle of lid),
Cherry Cola (outer lid/crease), Americano (above crease) Eyeshadow;
ColourPop Punch, Get Paid, Piggy Bank Gel Creme Colours

Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek
$6.00/0.06 oz.

85%

Average

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Christine Mielke is the editor-in-chief and has been reviewing products for over 14 years.

She has normal-to-dry skin with occasional dryness on cheeks and nose. She has a light plus skintone with subtle, warmer yellow undertones (view her foundation matches here).

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Egads! These shadows aren’t looking so promising. On a slightly better note, those Colourpop liners look so fun together on your lower lash line! 🙂

Oh yeah, I can see where it’s flaking off. Ugh.

I don’t think I’m going to be purchasing anything from MUG anymore. The quality has plummeted in the past few months and it seems like there’s just excuses being made and no real answers.

Bummer! Basically because I already own great dupes of the best graded shades: Deep Damson and Red Brick! Americano looks interesting though, as a very dark, slightly plummy brown that may work on me, but only due to my using primer in every look. A necessity with my hooded, oily lids!

I like Cherry Cola as a shade. I love reddish browns like this, I often use ’em to add depth to my eye looks. Too bad the intensity isn’t always there with these new mattes.

So far your reviews are making my bank account happy. I wasn’t impressed with any of the shades I bought a couple months ago, but I am curious to see how the new grey shades fare. Thanks for your honesty and dedication!

I like the color of Cherry Cola but I’ll probably turn to a dupe to get the color. Central Perk looks like a better starting point.

What a beautiful eye look you created with those colors!! I love the purple and yellow on the lower lid. It’s really pretty!
I like the Cherry Cola color but would like it even more if it had a satin finish instead of matte. I’m just OVER.IT. on the mattes.

Cherry Cola is my favourite, but I saw that Deep Damson is a dupe, and I have that, so so far I’m not going to order any of the mattes. I am a bit tempted by Morocco, though.
You did a good job on your look, I must say. But then, you always do.

Wow, I’m so glad I am not the only one who was disappointed!! I have always loved makeup geek shadows in the past, but this reformulated collection of mattes was a huge let down! I bought the set and could immediately tell they were not the same quality as past shadows from makeup geek. I was also disappointed with the duochrome shadows that I bought. The more I blended them the less duochrome effect there was. Mac and kat von d duochromes don’t do that. I’m now sadly hesitant to buy anything else from makeup geek now ? which is a bummer because they used to be so great…..

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