11 November, 2016 9 Essential Makeup Geek Eyeshadows
After the amazing Beauty Bay event I went to a few weeks ago, I’ve rediscovered all of the beautiful Makeup Geek eyeshadows I picked up earlier this year and reviewed in this blog post. The event had this insane wheel of Makeup Geek eyeshadows that helped you pair your shadows you create a gorgeous eye look, and it’s given me a fresh perspective on the colour combinations I want to wear more.
Today’s focus is on my nine favourite Makeup Geek eyeshadows that are absolute essentials in my collection. These neutral colours are also perfect for beginners, and would make for a great starter kit if you’re looking to stock up on great Makeup Geek shades.
Top row: Peach Smoothie (regular matte), Creme Brulee (regular matte), Latte (regular matte)
Peach Smoothie is great for setting my eyeshadow primer, and it’s a neutral, slightly warm-toned shade that keeps my lids matte and oil-free, in preparation for colour.
Creme Brulee is a fab transition shade for the crease, and I’ll happily wear just this to work, with liquid liner and lots of mascara. Latte is a cool, mid-tone brown for extra crease definition, and is lovely for when I want to create a more complex, smoky makeup look.
Middle row: Homecoming (regular shimmer), Bitten (regular matte), Cocoa Bear (regular matte)
Homecoming is a gorgeous pewter brown with just a touch of purple shimmer that looks gorgeous applied all over the lid with Latte in the crease, and it can also be applied wet for extra sparkle.
Bitten is a cranberry-purple that looks amazing to smoke out browns and golds, and Cocoa Bear is a deep, warm brown that works in the crease, as a smoky shade and also as a liner.
Bottom row: Shimma Shimma (regular intense shimmer), Magic Act (foiled), Grandstand (foiled)
Shimma Shimma is one of those shades that brings any look together: I wear it as an inner corner highlight, as a cheek highlight, and as an eyeshadow ‘topper’ to add brightness when I need a little extra something. Magic Act is a vibrant gold shimmer in the wet-look foiled formula, and it looks equally good pressed onto the centre of the lid as it does an inner corner brightener.
Grandstand is like an amped-up version of Homecoming, with a touch more rose gold to it that looks so beautiful as part of a glam smoky eye. It’s surprisingly wearable, and I’ll always reach for this if I’m not sure what to use.
Which Makeup Geek eyeshadows do you love to wear? Do you own any of the same ones as me? Let me know in the comments!