Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Lavish Love - A MakeupGeek Look & Review

Hello, my lovelies! I hope you all had a stellar weekend and that Monday isn't being too harsh on you!

I'm here today with a luscious look using MakeupGeek eyeshadows! I was contacted by MakeupGeek a few weeks ago and I was oh so excited. I've heard nothing but good things about their shadows and I know a lot of you have been interested and wondering about them, so I went ahead and accepted. I was sent 12 of them of my choice. I tried to get a good array of naturals and colors.

I was aiming to create a wearable prom look, but I went a little overboard...I just couldn't help myself! The end result was a romantic, smoldering yet retro-ish, boho look that I actually quite like, and I hope you do too! This a long, picture heavy post, so get ready!

FAUX Lashes in Lace, $13.00.
"These lashes are naughty and nice!  Find your inner siren in this soft, flirty lash with a touch of sexy black lace. Throw these on with your five inch stilettos and you are guaranteed to feel like the sauciest girl in the room."

Continuing on with my Faux Lash collab...I absolutely loooove these lashes! I love the alternating lengths, and especially the unexpected lace. They definitely take any look to the next level and give you an instant glamorous look. Check them out HERE.

  • Revlon Colorstay Foundation in Buff
  • MAC Studio Fix Powder in N4

  • NYX Eyeshadow Base
  • MUG Eyeshadow in Shimma Shimma on browbone and tearduct
  • MUG Eyeshadow in Gold Digger, Moondust and Mercury on lids
  • MUG Eyeshadow in Corrupt on crease and over liner
  • MUG Eyeshadow in Sensuous to blend out Corrupt
  • MUG Eyeshadow in Mango Tango to blend out Sensuous
  • ELF Cream Eyeliner in Black
  • Cover Girl Lash Blast Mascara in Black
  • Rimmel Soft Kohl Pencil in White on waterline
  • FAUX Lashes in Lace

  • MUG Eyeshadow in Mango Tango
  • MUG Eyeshadow in Shimma Shimma and Gold Digger as highlight

  • MAC Lipstick in Vegas Volt
  • ELF Lipstick in Seductive

To read my MakeupGeek Review and to see my swatches and product shots, just keep on reading!

Let me start this review off by saying that all my reviews are 100% honest and unbiased. If I love something, I will rave about it to you guys...who wouldn't want to share something amazing? If I do not like something, I'll let you guys know as well.

 I am very impressed by the quality of most of these shadows. They are very comparable to MAC eyeshadows for a fraction of the price (they start at $5.99 in pan form, and $7.99 for compact form). They are smooth, pigmented and blend like a dream. They last all day long for me with no creasing. Eyeshadow pan weight is 1.8 G/ 0.064 oz. I noticed that their natural shades that have a shimmery finish are overall better quality than their matte, bright colors like Fuji for example.

All swatches are over bare skin, no primer and applied with a finger.

Shimma Shimma: This is the perfect highlighting shade for fair-medium skin tones. It's lovely pinkish/champagne color with a shimmery metallic finish.
Moondust: The perfect taupe color that suits any eye color. Shimmery, metallic finish.
Mercury: A medium metallic silver.

Gold Digger: A lovely, shimmery gold color that is a staple in any makeup collection.
Mango Tango: An orangey, peachy-pink with flecks of gold. PERFECT as a blush!
Sensuous: A deep, shimmery brownish-plum with specks of silver. Super sultry.

Envy: A blackened green that is crazy pigmented. One of my new all time favorite colors. Metallic finish.
Unicorn: A shimmery bluish purple. Pretty in the pan, but disappointing as a swatch. Not very pigmented and streaky.
Fuji: A super matte, apple green. I was really excited for this color, but sadly I got my hopes up. It's absolutely beautiful in the pan and is very soft to the touch, but the color payoff is poor. 

Mermaid: This color is absolutely breathtaking. Not only is very pigmented, but the color is superb. It's a metallic bluish-teal with gold reflects that looks just like the ocean on a summer day. Just beautiful.
Poolside: Another gorgeous shade. It resembles Mermaid, but is brighter and not as metallic. It's a shimmery, true turquoise/teal with gold sparkle. 
Corrupt: Quite possibly the best black eyeshadow I have ever owned and tried. It's intensely pigmented and a little bit goes a long way. You need this black eyeshadow in your collection! Matte finish.

Disclaimer: Some products shown in this post may have been provided by the said brand(s) for potential review or use. For more information, please read my DISCLOSURE.

I really hope you guys enjoyed the look, review and swatches! And sorry about the super long post, my fingers are about to fall off, lol!

If you've been looking at purchasing some new shadows or have been on the fence about MakeupGeek eyeshadows, go for it! They are excellent eyeshadows, especially for the price. I would aim for the shimmery/metallic shades and stay away from the purples and mattes (besides Corrupt...you need that black. You can thank me later). You can check out all the shades that MakeupGeek has to offer at their store, www.makeupgeek.com/store. Special thanks to MakeupGeek for letting me try these out.

If you own any of these, which is your favorite? Or if you have any colors that I don't own, please let me know what you recommend so I can try it out.

Stay happy, healthy and fabulous and I'll see you all soon!

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  1. As usual, you look amazing! Some of the MakeupGeek eyeshadows look pretty too though it's disappointing that Unicorn and Fuji apply so poorly. I know Sugarpill is coming out with a lime green and hopefully that one's much better!

  2. Thank you :) I really wanted to like Fuj! It's so pretty. I cannot wait for the new Sugarpill shadows, they look devine!

  3. I definitely love it :D the colors are gorgeous!

  4. I love the look you came up with, it's just gorgeous. I couldn't agree with you more about Fuji. The shimmery colors are definitely the way to go with the Makeup Geek shadows!

  5. Mermaid reminds me of MAC Steamy, maybe that one's a bit more greenish. But they all look great, good review and swatches!
    And gorgeous look you did. :D

  6. Great post Ronnie! The look is gorgeous and you are looking fabulous. I am excited to try the Makeup Geek shadows myself, your swatches are fantastic. :-)

  7. I love these eyeshadows! I recommend getting the color Razzleberry, it's my absolute favorite!

  8. I love Corrupt. It kills MAC's Carbon! Try Mandrine its a bright Tangerine color with Gold flecks. Gorgeous!

  9. I am loving all the colors!! OMg they are gorgeous!

  10. Absolutely love the look! It is gorgeous! Great review and swatches as well! Which shade is your absolute favorite?

  11. Amazing, gorgeous, and everything in between! Those shadows look intriguing as well, as do the lashes! Lace, who'd have thought??

  12. This look is so sultry and romantic! I love it~ 

  13. loved every bit of makeup used in this look!

    Mermaid certainly resembles MAC Parrot a lot.

  14. The Makeup Geek eyeshadows are awesome! :D And so is your look! As always. :)


  15. omnomnom <3 gorgeous make up *.* 

  16. Agnieszka SklorzMay 16, 2012 at 3:22 AM

    Beautiful look!!!

  17. WOW lucky you those colours are gorgeous and the look amazing!!!

  18. I LOVE the look that you created here. I'm definitely going to be giving it a try- hopefully it comes close!

    much love,
    Lauren xoxo

  19. great look! I love how honest you were with your reviews

  20. "Picture heavy"?? You're crazy! Not only do I consider this not, but I could look at 5,000++ more! I LOVE your pictures! More, more!

  21. Beautiful and Flawless as always! Love this look..

  22. kayla sutherlandMay 16, 2012 at 12:09 PM

    I love the makeup look you came up with and shimma shimma and envy are beautiful colours :)

  23. Wow! I'm speechless:)
    You are so talented<3

  24. Patricia SzubskaMay 16, 2012 at 1:21 PM

    for me this look is gorgeously wearable! you are amazing in blending, true master and my inspiration :*


  25. You should try Cocoa Bear, Vanilla Bean, and Dirty Martini (especially if you like olive).

  26. you look like a doll.... oh God i m so happy I found your blog... great makeup skills you have 

    new follower, i would love if you follow back...

  27. lol, i always go overboard when i try for understated too :P  i LOVE the cheek color, the eyes are undoubtedly amazing

  28. i love how you do ... i will never never ever be able to do this that way :( :) regards from vienna

  29. Wow, that black is amazing! It's so black it looks like it's wet!


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