November 13, 2016

A Little Makeup Geek Haul

With the recent purchase of a Z palette, I now have the urge to fill it. I have a separate palette for my MAC shades so Makeup Geek is my top pick for single shadows! I placed an order over the summer so I already had a few shades, but they were more stand-alone ones and I couldn't create a good eye look with them. So, with that in mind and after reading many MUG palette posts, I placed a new order!

Top row from left to right: Cocoa Bear, Frappe, Creme Brulle. Bottom row from left to right: Homecoming, Cherry Cola. 

Creme Brulle
This infamous transition shade was first on my list. It's a warm, matte beige that I think will go well with the crease shades I bought. The matte formula is very smooth but not powdery, so I don't think there will be a lot of fallout.

This is a matte crease or transition shade really similar to Creme Brulle, but slightly cooler. Another one I know I'm going to get a ton of use out of!

Cocoa Bear
I love using shades like this to deepen the crease, and I've heard a lot about this color in particular. It's a matte warm dark brown. I think a standard eye look of mine will be Creme Brulle and Cocoa Bear in the crease and a lighter shimmery shade all over the lid.

Cherry Cola
Burgundy shades are some of my favorite for the crease, and I know this red-toned brown will look great with some of the other MUG shadows I own, like Cinderella.

I couldn't resist adding a shimmer to my all-matte order, and when I looked at swatches online of this I fell in love through the screen! This is sort of a cool-toned medium bronze, but it looks slightly gray in the pan. I love the MUG shimmer formula, it's so soft, pigmented and metallic!

Swatches from left to right: Creme Brulle, Frappe, Cocoa Bear, Cherry Cola, Homecoming. 

This isn't a large haul by any means, but I have a few more spaces to fill in my Z palette so I'm sure I'll add a few more within a month and then I'll update you all on my filled palette! Luckily in the US shipping from MUG is pretty cheap, I've heard a lot about how difficult it used to be to get these in the UK. In the meantime, are there any Makeup Geek shadows that you think are a must-have? I'd love some recommendations!

Xx Katie
23 comments on "A Little Makeup Geek Haul"
  1. Oh what a gorgeous haul! I too fell in love with makeup geek this year, so so happy we can get the brand easily in the U.K!! I have all of these shades and totally agree, transition shades are such a must! My favourites for day to day have been mirage, and creme brulle for a super quick eyeshadow look ^_^

    Iqra | The Blushing Giraffe x

    1. I've never heard of mirage, I'll check it out! Thanks x

  2. Great shades you picked Hun, I only have a few MG shadows but I love them they are super nice.

    Nicole xx |

  3. Ooo, lovely picks! Makes me want to go and buy some more MUG shadows, haha. Homecoming looks absolutely gorgeous!

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  4. Such beautiful shades! Homecoming looks like the sort of eyeshadow I'd wear on the daily. :) <3 Thank you for sharing! xoxo <3


  5. Cocoa bear is one of my favourites! great picks :)

  6. Beautiful picks! The colors are so pretty :)

  7. You literally picked up all shades that are in my holy grail custom palette! Yaaasss :) I love Homecoming and Frappe the most, I think

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

    1. Haha I think some of your posts just might have influenced my picks!

  8. This looks like my dream palette. The colors are so gorgeous!


    Tamara -

  9. I swear I am the only one in the beauty world who don't own anything from Makeup Geek! LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  10. I love MUG shadows they are such amazing quality and there's so many fab shades to choose from. Cocoa Bear is one of my staples x

    Beauty with charm

  11. I've always wanted to try Makeup Geek eye shadows, Kathleen lights loves them!
    Aleeha xXx

  12. Fab haul! I love all of the shades you chose - I have the same ones! I so love the MUG shadow formula xx

  13. I love love love makeup geek eye shadows. I made 3 orders close together and now i have over 60 shades hahahah. I am so obsessed.

  14. I still haven't tried any MUG eyeshadows, there are so many I want to try but I can't make up my mind yet! Homecoming is gorgeous!

    Ela BellaWorld

  15. These colors look amazing!! :)

    X merel

  16. Those definitely look like me kind of colours!
    Great post

    Vanessa x |

  17. I've never tried anything from Makeup Geek before but I'm so tempted to place a little order. Homecoming looks like such a gorgeous shade! x

    Always, Alice

  18. Gorgeous shades! I'd have picked the same ones!

    Katie Actually

  19. Ohh what gorgeous shades! I always love looking at the swatches and swooning over them. I really want to try some Makeup Geek products xx

    Lauren |


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