Sneak Peek: Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows Photos & Swatches (Summer 2015)

Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadow

Here’s a lil’ sneak peek of the ten new Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows ($9.99 for 0.064 oz.) — which ones have caught your eye? If you’re unfamiliar with the formula, Foiled Eyeshadows are a “hybrid between a powder and a cream shadow” that’s supposed to have “intense pigmentation … in just one swipe.” The brand has changed the description of the formula slightly since the original release, such that if you have oilier lids, they recommend a primer for longevity as these have a higher oil content in them. According to the brand’s recent video (here) on the new shades, they mentioned trying to reformulate to improve longevity but this caused the product to crumble in the pan. I thought it was an interesting look into the behind-the-scenes nature of cosmetic formulations, and it’s good to see a brand that listens to their customers and offers some transparency in an industry that can be quite secretive.

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Makeup Geek Whimsical Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Whimsical Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Whimsical Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Whimsical Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Daydreamer Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Daydreamer Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Daydreamer Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Daydreamer Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Masquerade Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Masquerade Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Masquerade Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Masquerade Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek High Wire Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek High Wire Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek High Wire Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek High Wire Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Fantasy Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Fantasy Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Fantasy Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Fantasy Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Pegasus Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Pegasus Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Pegasus Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Pegasus Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Starry Eyed Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Starry Eyed Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Starry Eyed Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Starry Eyed Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Fortune Teller Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Fortune Teller Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Fortune Teller Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Fortune Teller Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Untamed Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Untamed Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Untamed Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Untamed Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Charmed Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Charmed Foiled Eyeshadow

Makeup Geek Charmed Foiled Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Charmed Foiled Eyeshadow

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Charmed is much more complex than it looks in the pan. Beautiful swatch. I like them all, but my faves out of this batch are Daydreamer, Masquerade, Fantasy, Pegasus and Charmed.

It does! I think it’s that metallic finish. Masquerade seems more promising than the purple from the first round!

Same here. I’m not even sure what color it is. Is “green-tinged taupey champagne” a color? Whatever, I’m in love with that swatch!

Some of these swatch really nice. I have never used a MUG shadow. Do you think you will get a chance to review any of these Christine? Now that I have Z-palettes , I would likely order some if they perform well. I used t be pretty turned off by singles. But, your blog has shown me the light, lol!

I am glad though! You’re reviews have made my make up collection so much more enjoyable and useful! I really don’t know how to thank you enough. Are there awards for bloggers? If so, please let us know when we can vote. I mention your name and shop through your links and I click on them a lot just to see where things are selling. I am not sure if tat benefit’s your site or not? But, I honestly would have a melt down if Temptalia.com went away.

Aw, you’re very sweet! Thank you for your support — it means a lot 🙂 I very much appreciate you reading and checking in so often! Between that and shopping through the links, you’re more than supporting the site and what we do!

And not to worry, I’m not (and neither is Temptalia) going anywhere!

I am rethinking my comment and maybe that was a not smart question because it is a “Sneak Peak ” and I noticed thy are press samples. So, don’t waste your time unless you have an overall comment on MUG shadows/ blushes. I have read some reviews and it seemd most blushes are good and shadows are hit and miss.. I could be mistaken. I actually was tying to think of what to add t my Drugstre.com order because I have been wanting to get Milani’s “Delizio Pink” but do not want to pay $5.99 shopping on a $5.99 product..Bingo..Zpalette! I need one anyway!

I’ll actually test these with primer (and without) this time around, since they aren’t marketed as long-wearing (and they have said they may be prone to creasing on oilier lids — mine are normal). I am curious if the formula will hold up to a regular primer or if it will need to use a heavier base.

Ok..thanks for letting me know.I’ll just wait for your reviews. I’m overwhelmed as is with makeup at the moment ! I hope to see some good purples sometime soon,lol!

I already ordered these and I can’t wait to get them. MUG is quickly becoming my favorite brand. I love their shadows, blushes and their gel liners are the only ones I use now.

I’m actually not impressed with most of these. They are pretty but not intensely “foiled” looking. The lighter shades look like your average sparkly / metallic finish eyeshadow.

Untamed is a really interesting colour. I was expecting to do backflips over Pegasus, but it’s a lot more Aqua than I expected, which isn’t as much my thing.

I ordered four of these, but I didn’t even look twice at charmed… I’m thinking that may have been a mistake! It looks really nice. I liked the first set a lot but I use in moderation, since they’re a bit more intense than what I usually wear.

I think you’ll get more pink out of it if you are cooler-toned or pair it with something in that spectrum. I unfortunately have the wrong skin tone, per usual, LOL!

Agh i’m so sad these are pretty (weirdly) because I have two of the earlier release and they crease SO badly on me! My lids are very oily and are quite hooded to be fair and even with normal shadows I have to usually layer a couple of bases to anything to stay, but these really only lasted a short time 🙁 I love Makeup geeks normal shadows and I really hope they do a couple of colours (like High Wire esp) in just a normal powder formula. I’m thinking of using the two I have as inner corner highlights or maybe try a tiny amount in the centre of the lid over powder, but I definitely can’t justify buying these when I know I can’t really wear them 🙁 Also love the work as always Christine! xx

I’ve generally tried most of the eye primers and most fall a bit short, I believe I tried Nars pro prime which lasted about 20 minutes ha! I read your other review about how the paint pots work well on their own with these so that’s definitely something I will be trying! 🙂 At least I didn’t buy 20 if they don’t work for me lol!

Put my order in yesterday!!! Can’t believe I wasn’t even aware these were so close to releasing! And so glad I ordered. I would have gotten the expansion kit if I had it in my budget since I got the full set first time around, so I’m a little sad about that. But since I haven’t used all the shades in my first ten I am so happy to have carefully selected this time. In my order is whimsical ( can’t wait to see how this performs as a highlighter!!!!), fantasy, charmed, pegusus (have been wanting this exact shade for spring… So excited) and high wire! I will be anticipating your review of the “re formulation” and can’t wait to try them on my drier lids!

I don’t think these are reformulated – I only mentioned that they said they tried to tinker with it but couldn’t reduce the amount of oil in the base without sacrificing the whole eyeshadow staying together!

I just purchased this collection, because I loved the first set of foiled shadows MUG came out with. The lighter shades will be beautiful for just taking your finger and dabbing it in the center of your lid after you apply your shadow to make your eyes just pop! It seems, however, that there are many makeup companies jumping on the “foiled bandwagon”. NYX did the same, and I have to admit, they are totally comparable to these. Urban Decay and Ardency Inn did as well, but more with the duo chrome. ColourPop also has amazing “foiled” colors and duo chromes. Addicted?? Yes I am.

Interesting that they reformulated them. I thought I was the only one who found them beautiful but hard to apply.. had to layer, and layer, and layer. I had actually decided not to buy anymore after I found the NYX foiled which are much more pigmented/creamy. Looking forward to your review.

I don’t think they reformulated them – they mentioned they attempted to reformulate but that it didn’t work better.

well im glad i got the gold ones, charmed, and masquerade… but if pegasus is that light in color, i think i’m going to regret that one. i def liked the first collection because of how vibrant and colorful they were… this collection has too many light colors pshh!! i wanna see a dupe for MUFE’s turquoise blue or something

They all look gorgeous – my favourites are: Charmed, Fortune Teller, Fantasy, High Wire and Pegasus. They seem to be highly pigmented and very interesting colours. Cannot wait for the review.

An A is an A is an A – they are the same overall quality if they have the same score 🙂 It will depend more on what you are looking for out of an eyeshadow formula, as they are both different – Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows are about intense pigmentation and blendability but have issues with wear time (about 7 hours on average for me), while MAC Extra Dimension is supposed to have buildable coverage and can be used dry/wet (dry for sheer coverage, wet for fuller coverage) with a stated 6-hour wear time (which they live up to, but if you want longer wear, you’ll have to use a primer or use them wet, or both).

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