19 February 2016

Makeup Geek Haul

Hi everyone! I feel like I have been doing lots of posts on eye shadows recently, it's turning into a bit of an addiction! I'm going to try and be good after this and not buy anymore for a while, however the Makeup Geek shadows I'm talking about in this post were a birthday present so I'm trying not to feel guilty about owning more! I've wanted to try Makeup Geek eye shadows for so long now, you seem to only hear good things about them so when I received some for my birthday in a Z Palette I was so excited!


The Z Palette is the small size bought from Beauty Bay for £8.95, I definitely want to invest in a bigger one soon so I can grow this collection, this small palette fits 9 eye shadows so it's really good if you are first trying some shadows and don't know if you will be wanting anymore, it's such a nice travel size as well. I think I will definitely be relying on this when I take trips anywhere, you can choose from pink, black and leopard print, there is more patterns in the other palette sizes but this was the choice for the small palette when I picked mine. I think I'd quite like the large palette next, however there is also a medium and extra large palette to choose from.  

I picked the 9 eye shadows that I got myself, it's quite hard when you are choosing them actually because there is SO much choice. I definitely recommend looking at swatches online to choose what you want because the Beauty Bay site doesn't really represent how the colours look in real life, I tried to be sensible when I was choosing and pick a range of mattes, shimmers and foils because I am so obsessed with shimmery eye shadow and I had to convince myself to get some matte shades because they definitely are essentials! The shades I got are:

- Shimma Shimma. Shimmery pale beige.
- Cinderella. Pale shimmery pink.
- Cupcake. Matte warm pink.
- Cosmopolitan. Rose gold with gold flecks and a shimmery finish.
- Cocoa Bear. Matte reddish brown.
- Peach Smoothie. Light peach beige with a soft matte finish.
- Starry Eyed (foiled). Light champagne beige with slight pink undertones.
- In The Spotlight (foiled). Soft pink with coral undertones.
- Grandstand (foiled). Medium rose gold with slight taupe undertones.



Left to right: Shimma Shimma, Cinderella, Cupcake



Left to right: Cosmopolitan, Cocoa Bear, Peach Smoothie



Left to right: Starry Eyed, In The Spotlight, Grandstand

I am absolutely obsessed with this brand now! I can totally see what all the hype is about, the pigmentation is so good and the best thing to me is just the really large shade range and the chance to build your own little personalised palettes. It is so addictive though, you just constantly want to build up your collection because the quality is so nice. The foiled shadows are in my opinion the best quality, however this is reflected in the fact they are more expensive. On Beauty Bay the standard eye shadows are priced at £4.95 where as the foiled shadows are priced at £7.95. The mattes and shimmers are still really impressive though, I was actually surprised I was able to get my hands on Cocoa Bear because this shade is very popular, what I will say about this shade though is that it isn't as pigmented as the rest, it's still good quality but to me it is outshone by some of the other shades, I think the reason it is so popular is because the actual colour is so nice and so wearable. I'ts really hard to me to pick a favourite shade because I love them all! I think if I had to choose I'd say Starry Eyed, Cinderella and Cupcake, they're so pretty and wearable. 

It's really funny when you do start building a collection it's blatantly obvious what your go to shades are, you can definitely see I love my pinks, neutrals and shimmers. If you are considering trying Makeup Geek I would definitely recommend, the quality really is so good, the same as if not better than some high end brands, plus as I said before it's so fun building up your own little personalised collection. I really want more and I definitely plan on buying some more in the future, it's nice because they are affordable so you don't have to splurge too much on them, you've been warned though they are very addictive! Let me know in the comments if you've tried Makeup Geek and what your favourite shades are!
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42 comments

  1. I loveee these kind of shades too!! So so gorgeous! I keep meaning to get a few of these as I just can't believe the price! x

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    1. They're the prettiest shades aren't they, I'm obsessed!x

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  2. I need to get them ! Your palette looks lovely x

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  3. I love love love Makeup Geek and Z palette! I just ordered a few more shades too! I'm finding it so hard to get Latte though, it's never in stock and it making me want it even more! Definitely need to try some of the foiled shadows next, Starry Eyed looks amazing!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. I love Starry Eyed you should definitely get that one! I'm addicted I need more!x

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  4. I love makeup geek shadow. Cosmopolitan is one of my favourite shades. I really need to get my hands on Cocoa Bear and Peach smoothie xx

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    1. Cosmopolitan is so nice, I didn't expect to love it as much as I did!xx

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  5. I need some Make-up Geek in my life! The shadows in your palette are gorgeous & right up my street! xx

    Beautylymin

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    1. You should get some, they're so nice!xx

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  6. I've heard such good things about Makeup Geek eyeshadows! I love the shimmery shades in this one x

    Always, Alice

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    1. They are such good quality I'm obsessed!x

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  7. That bottom row is gorgeous oh my, you've picked out some of the best shade! Cocoa bear would look lovely in the crease!
    Charlotte // www.charlottespicks.com

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    1. I can't wait to play around with Cocoa Bear a bit, really don't to do a chocolatey smokey eye with it!x

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  8. This looks gorgeous, Grandstand is my favourite. I can't get over how cheap they are

    Lauren x | www.laurenapowers.blogspot.com

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  9. Looks like you picked some beautiful shades! Especially love the look of cupcake and starry eyed, I'm so tempted to pick out a make-up geek palette!

    Millie x | Millie’s Wardrobe

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    1. You should get some they're so nice! Starry Eyed is up there with my faves it's so pretty x

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  10. Love the look of the last three shades. I want to make a makeup geek order but I dont know where to start, I want them all! Haha x

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's so hard buying your first ones because there's so much choice!x

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  11. Look at those beautiful warming tones! So gorgeous. I love the russets, browns, coppers, and golden shades in this palette!

    Perfect and great swatches!

    Laura xx
    www.shehearts.net

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    1. Thank you, I'm obsessed with every shade!xx

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  12. MUG eyeshadows are my favourite! I love Cocoa Bear, Grandstand, Cosmopolitan and Curfew! :)https://cherieedle.blogspot.com/

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    1. I haven't seen Curfew I will definitely have a look at it when I buy more!x

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  13. Aww wow what a gorgeous palette! That cosmopolitan shade looks aaaaaaamazing :)

    hannatalks

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    1. It's such a lovely shade, I like it so much more than I expected!x

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  14. I love the look of Cosmopolitan and Starry Eyed, such gorgeous shades! Overall though this palette looks absolutely stunning! xo

    ohhelloitshannah.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. It's so nice I definitely need the chance to use it more!xx

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  15. They all are gorgeous!

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  16. I love pink, neutrals and shimmery shades as well, so I think those are absolutely gorgeous ☺
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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    1. They are definitely my go to shades, so pretty!xx

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  17. I love these colours! They're so pretty! Great post x

    Darriyan x
    http://darriyancateland.blogspot.co.uk/

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  18. These are gorgeous colours, what a lovely present! x

    Viva Epernay

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  19. I own nothing by Make up Geek and I'm kind of regretting it - I'm loving all those pinks and Cinderella is a stunning shade!

    Musings & More

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    1. You should try some you'll love them, I'd definitely recommend Cinderella it's the prettiest shade!x

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  20. This is such a lovely little haul - the eyeshadows look amazing, the shades are so gorgeous and very well pigmented. :) <3

    Kay
    http://shoesandglitter.com/

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    1. I'm definitely obsessed I'm trying to resist buying lots more so much!x

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  21. You've literally chosen all the colours from my favoured colour palette! Such gorgeous shades and great quality

    www.Barely There Beauty.com | British Beauty & Lifestyle blog

    xx

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    1. It's so fun building your own ideal palette, I'm obsessed!xx

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