I recently made my first purchase from Makeup Geek (one of my New Year’s resolutions), though I kept the purchase small. I’d originally had a much longer wish list on the site, but realized that the most useful stuff for me right now would be to have some neutral staples that I could stick in my new magnetic eyeshadow palettes next to my more colorful indie shadows that I’m pressing myself.
Shimma Shimma: metallic champagne. This is one of the MuG shadows I’ve heard the most about, and figured it’d be great to always have on hand for a bright highlight.
Beaches and Cream: a soft, delicate matte peach. MuG has a lot of cream and peach-themed shadows, but this is one of the lighter ones and sounded like a good choice for my lighter skin tone.
Desert Sands: a medium camel brown with warm yellow undertones and a matte finish. Originally released in the Vegas Lights palette but more recently offered as a single, which I was very excited about since the Vegas Lights color scheme as a whole didn’t really speak to me.
Cocoa Bear: matte reddish brown. This makes it easy to deepen the socket or outer corner, but isn’t so pigmented that it’s difficult to control, so that’s great.
Corrupt: intense matte black with a very subtle sparkle. Patting a little bit of this into the lashes is an effortless way to add the effect of a liner.
These are all shadows that I’ve heard a lot about, and I agree that they’re all pretty phenomenal. Desert Sands is particularly pigmented and impressive when swatched, but all of the shades are fantastic on the eyes. Now that I’m working on pressing and de-potting other makeup to stick in the palettes alongside these, I’m thinking that my next purchase from Makeup Geek will include some cooler-toned neutrals. Since I’m still working on the whole project, though, I’m not sure where all the specific gaps in my collection are yet. The warmer shades were first on my list because I gravitate toward warmer lid shades most often.
I wasn’t too worried about making a massive order because I don’t think MuG ever tosses in free shipping if you reach a certain total. Their regular shipping option through USPS cost me $1.99, so I don’t feel terrible about paying that. All said and done, I spent $31.94 and I’m kind of proud I kept it as low as I did!
Have you tried these out? I’d love to hear if you have any favorites from Makeup Geek! I love that they keep the prices low, it makes it easy to build a pretty big wish list.