Monday, 8 September 2014

Make Up Geek Eye-Shadows; Haul & Review

Since discovering and becoming addicted to Jaclyn Hill's make-up tutorials on Youtube, I noticed her obsession with Make-Up Geek's eye-shadows. I had heard of them before but because they are a US brand it hadn't really come to mind to purchase some, I went on to read some reviews and they were all 100% positive so considering I got paid the day before; might as well.. I need them right?

I was unsure on what delivery option to choose but I chose first class, they took about 2 weeks and a few days to arrive and I had to go to the post office to collect them - also had to pay fifteen pounds for customs which was a tad annoying, but hey ho - new make-up!

Seeing as I have a huge make-up addiction, it would be so much easier for me to buy them in pans and fill up a Z palette - so of course, I purchased the pink one! Z palettes are awesome, and mine came with little mini magnets in case I wanted to put anything else in there too.


You get 1.8g of product in the pans, where as in a mac eyeshadow pan you get 1.5g, for half the price - make up geek is probably going to be my favourite option.. let's see how they test. They also don't test on animals which is always a happy thought!
It must've taken me at least 3 hours to decide what colours to pick up for my first batch but in the end I had my heart set on these babies;

Peach Smoothie
$5.99
'A light peach beige with a soft matte finish'


For some reason in the photo, this colour looks a lot yellow toned than it is, this is more peachier (as the name would suggest).
This is the perfect transitional colour and a beauty youtuber/blogger staple, I have heard 'i'm taking peach smoothie on a fluffy brush in the crease' multiple times.

Rating:
Blendability: 10/10
Pigment: 7/10
Longevity: 9/10
Overall: 8/10

Cocoa Bear
$5.99
'Matte reddish brown'


Out of all of the shadows that I picked up in this haul, this has got to be one of my favourites - it's absolutely perfect for smoking up a look easily with a fluffy brush and 'whalaah' - come hither eyes.

Rating:
Blend-ability: 8.5/10 (a little goes a long way)
Pigment: 10/10
Longevity: 6.5/10
Overall: 7/10

Mango Tango
$5.99
'Peachy pink with flecks of gold'


Even though we're transitioning into the Autumn months here in the UK, I wanted to pick this up for the those last few precious days of summer weather. I don't actually think I already own anything like this in my collection -it's a miracle-

Rating:
Blend-ability: 6/10
Pigment: 7/10
Longevity: 7/10
Overall: 7/10

Bada Bing
$5.99
'Deep brown with flecks of gold'


Bada to the bing, this is the perfect eye-shadow for deepening up that outer V or even all over the lid is hypnotising.

Rating:
Blend-ability: 8/10
Pigment: 10/10
Longevity: 8/10
Overall: 9/10


Razzleberry
$5.99
'Raspberry pink with gold glitter'


Oh my goodness how beautiful is this eye-shadow! It's like candy sprinkled with fairy dust.

Rating:
Blend-ability: 6/10
Pigment: 10/10
Longevity: 8/10
Overall: 9/10

Pop Culture
$5.99
'Vibrant iridescent lavender purple'


Ah purple, purple.. purple.. how I love purple eyeshadows, this is a perfect lavender shade. I haven't fully tested this shadow yet, but the pigment seems amazing from the swatch and I can imagine this will make my eyes look super green!

Rating: 8/10 (So far, will update this when tested)

Sensuous
$5.99
'Shimmery purple with flecks of silver'


The more I type the word sensuous the more it doesn't look like a real world, do you ever get that? This is gorgeous!

Rating:
Blend-ability: 6.5/10
Pigment: 8/10
Longevity: 8/10
Overall: 8/10

Drama Queen
$5.99
'A densely dark purple with a shimmery finish'


When going for the purple smokey eye that I always gravitate towards on a night out, this is exactly what I would pick as the main lid colour. Beautiful.

Rating: 
Blendability: 7/10
Pigment: 9/10
Longevity: 8/10
Overall: 9/10

Now for the swatches:



I hope you enjoyed this haul and review and found it somewhat useful!
Have a lovely day and let me know in the comments below if there's any other amazing make up geek products that I need to try!?


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