Saturday, 4 March 2017

REVIEW & SWATCHES | 10 MAKEUP GEEK FOILED EYESHADOW PANS & TRAVEL VAULT PALETTE


Makeup Geek is known for the world over for affordable, quality makeup. Their eyeshadow pans were their very first launch and although I have yet to try their standard eyeshadows I was very sweetly gifted these incredible 10 foiled eyeshadow pans in this reflective Travel Vault Case for Christmas. The Travel Vault Palette is $13 on the MUG website, boasts a mirror and a gorgeous gunmetal case, it is also available in black and comfortably houses 10 normal pan-size eyeshadows. It took me a while to manage to fit them all in, I do wish it didn't look so hodge podge and fitted in a more linear, neat fashion. I think the Travel Vault Palettes would make a great alternative to the popular Z Palettes, I don't know if you've heard about their social media meltdown that happened a few weeks ago. Never mind all that though, let's dive right into these gorgeous metallic shadows. Eyeshadows are everything to me. Unfortunately, many of these shades are difficult to track down on Beauty Bay so for all you UK dwellers you have my sincere apologies, all links are to the MUG site.


The first fve shadows can be seen pictured below. From top to bottom, we have: 
  • Flame Thrower ($10) - foiled rich warm copper. My top favourite out of all 10. 
  • Grandstand ($10) - foiled rose gold with peach undertones. Another favourite, this peachy toned metallic shadow looks so gorgeous on the inner third of the eye. 
  • High Wire ($10) - foiled light blue silver. I have been drawn to these icy blue Barbie colours lately so I can see myself getting a lot of use out of this one.
  • Daydreamer ($10) - foiled light cool lilac. Most disappointing out of the 10, it's not as interesting as the other shades just lilac on a slightly lighter lilac and not as rich in pigment. 
  • Steampunk ($6) - a duochrome shadow with a blackened blue base and rich copper reflects. Another shade that I could have done without, I can't see myself using this much. The colour looks gorgeous in the pan but on the skin and eyes it's a bit blah. 



The following fve shadows can be seen pictured below. From top to bottom, we have: 
  • Jester ($10) - mossy green with gold undertones. This is the perfect metallic green to me. It's warm, bright and bold and so complimentary to my warm skin and brown eyes. Gorgeous.
  • Mesmerised ($10) - Foiled taupe purple. Purple is my favourite colour and it looks stunning contrasted against brown eyes, so I will definitely be getting a lot of use out of this one.  
  • Untamed ($10) - intense bright golden copper. Gold shadows are everything to me and this particular rich old gold shade is stunning. Breathtaking. Captivating. Perfection. 
  • Whimsical ($10) - foiled light silvery pink. This is so bright it makes the most intense inner corner highlight. I am obsessed with cool toned inner corner highlights right now.
  • In The Spotlight  ($10) - soft pink peachy coral. I love this shade, it looks so amazing on tan/olive skin and is pretty versatile, I like to mix it with the other shadows to make them more interesting. It looks insane mixed with Untamed and is great at making Daydreamer more eye-catching. 

In general, I think these are fantastic shadows. There are a few that I really really love and want to put on my face every single day and there are some that I don't think I will use that often (Daydreamer and Steam Punk), I do think they are all  beautiful and easy to work with. I apply them with a flat synthetic eyeshadow brush over an eye primer and really pack them on for maximum intensity. You can also intensify the colour by applying with a wet brush. Despite the variance amongst the swatches you can easily get a lot of colour intensity from all of these shadows. They are all soft to touch and for minimum effort are best applied with your finger tips. They apply really smooth this way. The shadows I like most are Flame Thrower, Daydreamer, Jester, Untamed, Whimsical and In The Spotlight. I highly recommend these shadows if you are looking for something like this. Thank you for reading, I hope you enjoyed this review, please let me know your favourite Makeup Geek products are down below in the comments. I love discovering new products. TGIF guys. Take care.  

What are your favourite Makeup Geek products?

Love 
Kiran


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38 comments

  1. Such gorgeous colors. I love the Makeup Geek line xx

    Caitlin, Beauty & Colour

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    1. I really need to try more of their stuff! Xx

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  2. These are so pigmented and really reflective which I love in a shimmery eyeshadow!
    Kathy x
    Alongcamekathy

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  3. I swear I am the last person in the beauty world who hasn't tried MUG eyeshadows! LOL! These look so pigmented and I love how reflective they are.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. I still need to try their matte shadows too, they are supposed to be really good! Thank you for reading Shireen x

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  4. These shadows are just stunning, omg. I need to add some of these foiled shadows to my collection!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

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  5. Oh my these are all so gorgeous! x

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  6. in the spotlight and grandstand are my kinda shades, how pretty!
    jen | velvet spring x

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    1. Yep I can see why so gorgeous for highlighting x

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  7. Jester looks incredible! I love it. I have grandstand, and love the formula of it :) These should be talked about more :)

    Erin || MakeErinOver

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    1. Definitely, they are lovely! Jester is gorgeous xxx

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  8. I can totally understand why Flame Thrower is your fave shade out of all 10, it's gorgeous!!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice | Worldwide Hotel Chocolat Giveaway x

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  9. Oh wow!!! I'm not the biggest fan of metallic eyeshadows and have a few ColourPop super shocks for my metallic needs but wow...Flame Thrower and Untamed are beautiful xxx
    UmmBabyBeauty

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    1. Yep! They are stunning, aren't they? Xx

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  10. I love how you wrote the shade name over the actual shade - so helpful! These are so gorgeous xx

    www.qustomquinns.com/blog

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    1. Haha no worries, thank you for reading x

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  11. These are just stunning and they look so pigmented. I have a few MUG shadows but haven't tried their foiled shadows as yet. Thanks for sharing hun! xx

    Ann-Marie | http://facetocurls.com

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    1. I want to try some of their mattes, thank you for reading! Xx

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  12. The shades are just amazing!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

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  13. The eyeshadows are stunning! Great swatches, thanks for sharing Kiran.

    xo,
    I AM YASMIN

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  14. Wow the pigmentation is just out of this world! I haven't tried anything from Makeup Geek!

    Corrie | Corrie Arnold

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    1. I am seriously impressed and they're coming out with so much more now xxx

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  15. makeup geek is such an amazing brand all the colours are just perfection. i really have to start building up my own makeup geek palette.


    www.elenaisabelle.com

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    1. Yep the colours are beautiful! Thank you for reading x

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  16. Wow, what amazing shades! Thanks for sharing about this brand too!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  17. Wow this palette is GORGEOUS Ii love whimsical especially!

    Lauren x Huggled

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  18. great reveiw :)

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  19. Oh my god, Grandstand and In The Spotlight are too gorgeous to be real! I´ve never actually tried Makeup Geekd Eyeshadows but I´ve heard so many amazing things & now I really want to try these foiled shades as well!
    xx Lisa | Following Lisa

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