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Make Up Geek Eyeshadow HAUL! & Swatches



I can feel a new obsession starting. This is going to be bad. Really bad. I need them all.


#makeupproblems


Say hello to the nine new additions to my Make Up Forever Palette ( post ) after a good month of looking online I finally placed an order on beauty bay for some Make Up Geek Shadows, and I must say... I am so impressed.



I am a MAC girl through and through, but DANG these are amazing.. and I cannot believe I am going to say this, but I think I actually prefer them to MAC shadows. They are soft, creamy, super pigmented and super blendable, one swatch and there is pure colour, I cannot rave about these enough (but I will try)


So here is an intro on my first nine, why I picked them and swatches.



Chickadee - Aaaah I am so in love with this colour. I have been eying up MAC Rule for so long now, but was always put off by just how orange it is, but Chickadee was somewhere between Rule & Texture, super warm in colour but less orange. I think this will look beautiful with a warm shimmery eye, using this as a base around the edges & crease. So beautiful.

Crème Brulee - This is such a stunning base shade, so warm in tone and really the perfect pair for Chickadee, I don't own any other matte colour as warm as this, so looking forward to using this.

Frappe - Frappe is slightly pinker and darker than Crème Brulee, but equally as stunning and wearable. I really needed more colours like this for my palette, and this one works beautifully.



Homecoming - A champagne shimmer, golden, pinky high intense shimmer that is going to be beautiful all over the lid. This one will be great for when I am in a hurry, one wash wonder

Glamorous - Homecoming I would say is the most disappointing shade. Very similar to MAC amber lights, but just not as pigmented. Hard one to beat, but still an excellent quality, just feel MAC would be the better option here - but only slightly.

Grandstand - I have never swatched anything like this. Think pigment, then x10. It is so thick, and so creamy. Grandstand is part of the "Foiled" range, and the closest thing I could compare it to is using a MAC pigment pot - there is no way anything is showing through this shadow... I think I need some more. Grandstand is thee most stunning bronze gold shade, I really didn't need another bronzey gold.... but heck its just so beautiful.


Ritzy - Now this one is something different. Ritzy is part of their duo chrome range. So in the pan this shade looks green, swatch it and it becomes brown with green flecks. Interesting. Really looking forward to seeing how these look throughout the day, which colour shines out more.

Havoc - This is the same duo chrome effect as Ritzy, only it has cooler tones, blueish taupe colour, also changes depending on light.

Burlesque - This was something different for me, a lot darker (and non brown) that what I would typically go for, but I am hoping I will use it, its still warmed toned, shimmery and definitely fits in well with my palette.


So there is my collection so far, if you are looking for good review/swatch posts I found Jasmine Talks Beauty Post (here)  and Emmy's Beauty Cave (here)  really useful when trying to decide.


If you want to see more swatches check out my Full MAC Palette with swatches (here)



Which MUG shadows do you love? Do you have any must haves for my next order? Let me know in the comments below, I would love to hear your favourites! :)


Make Up Geek shadows can be purchased from Beauty Bay £4.95-£7.95 here



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30 comments

  1. I adore MUG eyeshadows. The price point for the quality is amazing. You've picked some lovely colours, they all look like they would pair beautifully together.
    I hope MUG get released in stores soon here! x

    themakeupartistschoice.com

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    1. Oooo that would be amazing to swatch them all in a store, but saying that I would have zero money left all the time if they did that lol :)

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  2. We have a few similar shades! I also bought Ritzy, Havoc, Burlesque and Creme Brûlée in my first batch of MUG shadows. I know what you mean about constantly googling swatches and being undecided on which to pick up, though. I've got a few more in my basket at the moment but I'm always changing and adding more because I can't seem to decide which to buy. A MUG shadow I would definitely recommend is Shimma Shimma. It's the most insanely gorgeous highlight. A definite must have!

    Em | beautyandbullshitt x

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    1. I so feel your pain! My basket is constantly got them in it, I even have a little list on my phone of ones I need to look up and add in! 😂 Shimma shimma is definitely on there, I really want to try a highlight shade from them :)

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  3. I have 2 of the MUG shadows (Cocoa Bear and Cosmopolitan) but I want to collect more to put in a Z-palette. They are so pretty and pigmented! Btw, I just tagged you for my beauty tag post so I would love it if you checked it out and answered the questions on your blog. Feel free to take a peak!

    Hannah
    Floraful

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    1. Thank you so much lovely! Will make sure to check it out today :)

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  4. Hi! ♥ I still haven't tried any of the MUG eyeshadows! :( I like all of the shades you chose, I am sure you get to make some stunning looks with them! If I had to chose, I would probably go for homecoming, such a easy colour to work with!

    Have a great week!
    x Josune @ Your Beauty Script

    http://yourbeautyscript.com

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    1. You really need to try them! At only £5 a pan it's so worth it :) totally recommend getting a MUFE palette to put them in too :)

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  5. I have grandstand and I love it. Makeup Geek eyeshadows are insane, the quality of them is amazing!

    www.beautylifebecca.blogspot.com

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    1. They really are aren't they! So so good! :)

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  6. These eye shadows look stunning!

    www.themakeupaficionado.com

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  7. I love MUG shadows! Did you see they launched some new ones in America today? Wonder how long till they reach us! Need to look into that Makeup For Ever palette too!

    Danielle's Beauty Blog

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    1. Yes! I seen that on Instagram! Really hope they are here soon, some beautiful shades!

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  8. Grandstand is stunning, when I get around to making a MUG purchase I'm definitely adding that one to the list!

    www.beautyfromkatie.blogspot.com

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    1. It's definitely the stand out for everyone I think! Worth investing in :)

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  9. they are gorgeous! x

    jess x | wellwellgirls.blogspot.com

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  10. Love the shades you mentioned here! ☺ Beautiful!
    Nati xx
    www.simplyartdicted.com

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  11. I have been eyeing these eye shadows for ages now! I just haven't been able to decide where to start and what to get. So this was definitely a very good post for me. I'm still trying to decide whether to build a palette of my own with MUG or Inglot. I've heard really good things about both brands.
    The shades you chose are so pretty though! I'm sure I'd go for very similar ones <3
    PS. So glad to be back and being able to catch up with your blog <3
    Have a lovely weekend <3
    Emma xxx

    www.wellemma.com

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    1. I had the same issue, I love the look of Inglot! But they can be a pain to work their website, so I decided on MUG! :)

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  12. damn! those MUG shadows <33 I really need to purchase some and they are super affordable! creme brule is a must have for me <3

    Lovely post

    Stevie
    xx

    steviesbeautylounge.com

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    1. they really are lovely! You'll love them :)

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  13. I love the MUG eyeshadows they are by far the best I have used! I have most of these too, Grandstand is such an amazing colour!

    Shellie Skillen

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  14. Though they nude-ish shades, these are gorgeous! I'm in love with Burlesque.

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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    1. its lovely isnt it? :) obsessing over it right now :)

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  15. Love these colours, gorgeous!! Thanks so much for stopping by my blog doll, do come again soon. Have a wonderful weekend :) Kizzy @ The Dainty Dolls House

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  16. Homecoming, Grandstand and Frappe are three of my ultimate favourites! I've actually not tried any of the duo chrome shades as it's so hard to tell what they'll look like but I love the look of Havoc actually. Glad my post was helpful in deciding which to go for! I slightly prefer Amber Lights to Glamorous too, though overall I feel I prefer MUG to MAC xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

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