Dec 12 2014

Haul and Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Palette (Blogmas Day 12)


Besides my inability to count, I am super excited about my latest haul which helped me to finally complete my Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Palette. Makeup Geek is the brand and business built by the lovely entrepreneur and beauty guru, Marlena. Her products have fast gained immense popularity among the beauty community as well as makeup lovers everywhere. And for good reason, the quality is amazing for the price! Her single eye shadows which are pre-magnetized retail for $5.99 USD.

I first purchased two (no, three) of her eye shadows almost a year ago: Peach Smoothie, Creme Brulee and Stealth. Having been thoroughly impressed, I’d always planned to add to this trio. After all, I owned a small Z-palette that screamed to be filled. So a few weeks ago, I placed my long anticipated order. By the way, it needs to be said: Makeup Geek is completely awesome for making the products available to everyone – they ship everywhere – even to The Bahamas which is so rare!

Anyway, as mentioned, I can’t count and ended up ordering seven new shadows instead of six (a small Z-palette holds nine).

makeup geek eyeshadow palette haul
makeup geek eyeshadow palette haul 2


The three eyeshadows I already owned (Stealth, Peach Smoothie and Creme Brulee):


makeup geek eyeshadow palette - Stealth

Makeup Geek Stealth – Matte True Gray


makeup geek eyeshadow palette - Peach Smoothie

Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie – A light peach beige with a soft matte finish


makeup geek eyeshadow palette - Creme Brulee

Makeup Geek Creme Brulee – A medium sand color with a soft matte finish


FYI: Peach Smoothie is a dupe (or pretty darn close) to the discontinued MAC shadow in Samoa Silk.


Makeup Geek Haul:


makeup geek eyeshadow palette - Chickade

Makeup Geek Chickadee – Matte Yellow Orange


makeup geek eyeshadow palette - Unexpected

Makeup Geek Unexpected – Matte Pale Pink Brown


makeup geek eyeshadow palette - Latte

Makeup Geek Latte – Matte medium brown


makeup geek eyeshadow palette - Preppy

Makeup Geek Preppy – Matte khaki brown


makeup geek eyeshadow palette - Barcelona Beach

Makeup Geek Barcelona Beach – Medium sand shade with a matte finish


makeup geek eyeshadow palette - Vanilla Bean

Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean – Light Shimmer with Peachy Beige Undertone


makeup geek eyeshadow palette - Shimma Shimma

Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma – Metallic Champagne




makeup geek eyeshadow palette swatches - Chickadee, Unexpected, Latte

Chickadee, Unexpected, Latte


makeup geek eyeshadow palette swatches - Preppy, Barcelona Beach, Vanilla Bean

Preppy, Barcelona Beach, Vanilla Bean


makeup geek eyeshadow palette - Shimma Shimma, Peach Smoothie, Creme Brulee

Shimma Shimma, Peach Smoothie, Creme Brulee





My complete Makeup Geek Eyeshadow Palette: 


I’d envisioned this as a partner palette to accompany other palettes that may be more limited as well as to use along side singles or duos that are more colorful. As such, it is comprised mainly of neutral transition shades for all over crease work, blending and the brow bone.

makeup geek eyeshadow palette 1
makeup geek eyeshadow palette 2

Because I over-bought, Stealth got left out. Could this be an excuse to fill another palette? Maybe. I’ve been eyeing the new foiled shadows that Makeup Geek recently released. They look stunning! Have you guys tried any Makeup Geek products? What are your thoughts?





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  1. I wish we had Makeup Geek here! Whenever Temptalia does reviews I’m always like aaaaw maaaan, lol 🙂 And your swatches look great too!

      • Kimmy on December 14, 2014 at 11:02 am
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      Hehe. Well there is no physical Makeup Geek store or any physical retailer at the moment (though I think she is opening one next year). So I just order online for international shipping. I think she pretty much ships everywhere. 🙂

  2. What a fun palette! Great colors, I like the shimma shimma and Barcelona beach the best.

      • Kimmy on December 17, 2014 at 11:02 am
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      I’ve been loving Shimma Shimma…and Barcelona Beach….and all of them really. Her shadows are hard to beat for the price. 🙂

  3. I loooove makeup geek eyeshadows. The quality is incredible, especially considering the price. My favourite is moondust. So pretty! I recently bought 3 of the foiled eyeshadows and I’m so excited. Have u see them? They look amazing! Can’t wait to receive my order. x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

      • Kimmy on December 17, 2014 at 11:01 am
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      I haven’t tried the foiled shadows as yet. I was waiting for the ordering craze to die down – I may place an order in the new year. I’ll be looking out for your post on them!

  4. I haven’t tried any Makeup Geek eyeshadows, but I’ve definitely considered them seeing as how everybody loves them. I think it’s a great idea to have a palette of neutral transition shades!

      • Kimmy on December 17, 2014 at 10:30 am
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      Thank you, Ingrid. You definitely should try the brand. And with how well your do your eye makeup, it will be easy for you to work your magic with these shadows. 🙂

  5. You picked up some great shades. I regret not getting unexpected last time I placed an order with MUG. Such a pretty colour. I’m just waiting for them to release more shades (which I know will happen sometime this year) and I’ll place another order. 🙂 x

    Renata | Speaking Beauty UK

    1. Unexpected is just one of the type of mauve purple grey shades that I love. I heard some people say its doesn’t blend as well, but I don’t really have that problem. 🙂 xo

  6. Great shades! I am obsessed with Barcelona Beach right now.

    1. Isn’t it a fantastic shade? It’s becoming my go to crease transition shade for sure! 🙂

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