Sunday, 14 October 2012

Makeup Geek eye shadows review + swatches

Hi everyone! How's October so far? 
Expect that I won't be blogging much for the next three months because right now I'm living in a dormitory for our in-house review which will start tomorrow. I'm loving the fact that I don't have any roommate right now, but the wi-fi here kinda suck a bit.

Anyways, let's move on with the Makeup Geek eye shadows. I did blog about the surprise that I received from Makeup Geek last Thursday and I promised that I'll be posting reviews, swatches, and looks from them. So, here's my review of the Makeup Geek 8-Eyeshadow Starting Kit.

Each eye shadows were placed on pans because these are only refills. These refills can be placed on Z Palettes.

So the starting kit were composed of 8 gorgeous eye shadows that compliments well with every skin tone. Namely, they are (refer to the photo below): Purely Naked, Shimma Shimma, Unexpected, Glamorous (from top left to right), Cocoa Bear, Mocha, Purple Rain, and Corrupt (from bottom left to right).

Photo with flash

Photo w/out flash
  • Purely Naked - Soft shimmery nude
  • Shimma shimma - Shimmery highlight
  • Unexpected - Light and subtle pink matte purple blend
  • Glamorous - Bronzy, shimmery gold
  • Cocoa Bear - Matte golden brown
  • Mocha - Matte warm medium brown
  • Purple Rain - Deep but subtle matte purple
  • Corrupt - Intense matte black with small bit of sparkle
So, here are my swatches:
In order top row from left to right

In order bottom row from left to right

What I Love about the eye shadows:

  • They blend well on my skin tone and they last for a very long time on my eyelids.
  • Highly pigmented.
  • I'm having a strong feeling that some of the eye shadows are very good dupes of the Urban Decay Naked palette.
What I don't love about the eye shadows:
  • Not available in the Philippines. These eye shadows are available only in the US but they ship anywhere in the world affordably.
  • Not-so-affordable. This starting kit costs US$ 45.00 (about Php 1,890.00) and each eye shadow costs US$ 5.99 (about Php 251.50). But all I can say is that they are really worth of your money - HANDS DOWN! 
I'm very happy with these eye shadows. They may be a bit expensive but quality-wise, they're excellent! My favorites on this kit are Purely Naked, Unexpected, and Corrupt. Purely Naked is just that perfect eyelid color if your want something natural for your day-to-day wear, and Unexpected as well. The only difference is that Unexpected brings a hint of color which makes your eyes lovely. Really matches well with brown eyes. And Corrupt is really pigmented even in just a light tap on the eye shadow, Marlena's definitely right about that. 

Purple Rain and Mocha are very good crease colors as well.

Overall Rating: 5 out of 5 :)))

I had really fun playing with these eye shadows. I'll be posting looks with these so make sure you tune in to that. 
If you want to know more about MUG make up products, you can visit

By the way, I'm using a new camera on this post. Feel free to send comments because I want to know if they're really good and blogproof. 

HAHA! That's me with my new camera. All alone in my room with no roommate for three months. Wish me luck!

My giveaway ends in 5 days! So don't forget to join and spread the word!

'till next post! - k*


  1. the shades are beautiful and perfect for everyday use. ^_^

    1. They really are great for everyday use... Thanks for droppin' by!

  2. Ooh lucky you for having these eyeshadows! They look nice, and compared to the other 'popular' ones from foreign brands, these MUG e/s are actually less expensive :D

    1. Actually they are! Their price is like half of MAC's so it's really worth it.

  3. These are pretty pigmented! Great review! thank you for this post. so helpful :)

    I'm a new follower! :) You are awesoe, keep it up! :) Looking forward for your new post and hoping you'll check and follow my blog too ^_^

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  4. hi kim, I followed your blog :)

    You're beautiful :) just a compliment.
    NGa pala, I must admit, I thought _____ yung mga nasa pics mo. hehe

    1. Hi Glenn! Thanks for following :)
      BTW what's ______?

  5. WOW! I love the palette! Im actually checking out Makeup Geek right now :)
    Thanks for the tip!

    BTW, new follower here!

    The Misty Mom

  6. Is that limit lx5 ur using? It takes great photos, Im also using it to some of my photos for my blog ;)