January 8, 2017

Finished Makeup Geek Palette

It's been a longtime goal of mine to finish my Z palette--and a week into the new year I accomplished it!

I only have a small Z palette so now I will have to get a larger one and finish that, but at the moment I'm very happy with my shadow selection and the range of looks I can get with it.

The palette that I have is the small Sephora collection Z Palette, which holds 14 shadows. I currently own 15 Makeup Geek shadows, so I put one in my MAC Pro Palette along with my other non-MAC shadows. The reason why I don't keep all the eyeshadow pans in my Pro Palette is because only MAC refill pans will stick magnetically to the palette for some reason, and my Makeup Geek ones were constantly moving around in there which led to an unfortunate accident where several of my pans shattered, including a foiled Makeup Geek shade and a beautiful burgundy color from theBalm. After that I rushed to my local, poorly stocked Sephora and got the only Z Palette that they carried! I like the design of it, it looks like a Sephora bag, and it fits a lot of shadows securely. I might get the larger version of it later on.

Anyway, onto the shadows in the pans! I have a range of cool and warm shades, matte and shimmer, foiled and regular. I think the shimmers from Makeup Geek are my favorite. The mattes are nice but a little stiff, and the foiled have a bit of fallout but they are beautiful.

The shades that I have, in no particular order, are:

Shimma Shimma: pale pinky champagne shimmer
Grandstand: foiled rose gold
Creme Brulee: warm matte light brown
Cocoa Bear: warm mid-toned brown
Cinderella: shimmery light pink
Homecoming: shimmery taupe
Faux Fur: matte slate-grey
Coca Cola: matte burgundy/plum
Twilight: shimmery light purple

Swatches from left to right: Shimma Shimma, Grandstand, Creme Brulee, Cocoa Bear, Cinderella, Homecoming, Faux Fur, Cherry Cola, Twilight

Rapunzel: shimmery pale yellow-gold
Flamethrower: foiled copper
Frappe: matte warm beige
Brownie Points: cool-toned taupe
Cosmopolitan: shimmery orange/brown
Prom night: shimmery greyish purple

I also swatched an Ofra shadow and Urban Decay shadow that I usually keep in my Z palette. Both of these I got from Ipsy, with the Ofra being a full-sized shadow and the Urban Decay a dime-sized sample. The Ofra shadow is really nice, pigmented, smooth, and all-around a great shadow. I believe they are more expensive than Makeup Geek and MAC pans, however. The Urban Decay one is almost a duochrome shadow but I never reach for it as I hate the color.

Ofra Bohemian: shimmery khaki brown
Urban Decay Fireball: duochrome bright pink/purple

Swatches from left to right: Rapunzel, Flamethrower, Frappe, Brownie Points, Cosmopolitan, Prom Night, Bohemian, Fireball 

There are still a few shades on my wishlist, and new ones added all the time, so a larger Z palette is definitely in my future! I would love to know some of your favorite shades or recommendations, particularly the duochrome shadows as I don't have any of those yet!

Xx Katie

22 comments on "Finished Makeup Geek Palette"
  1. This is such a me palette! I really want to try Makeup Geek and the three shades you have: Grandstand, Creme Brulee & Cocoa Bear are on my list, they are stunning and the pigmentation doesn't disappoint! xx


  2. What a great selection! That would be my dream palette for sure!
    Great post!

    Vanessa x | www.springlilies.com

  3. That creme brûlée shade is beautiful. I love your swatches too.

    Tia | The 10am Blog

  4. Such a wonderful selection here, Katie!

    Sara | www.saraspoke.com

  5. Love these shades, they're all so beautiful!

  6. These remind me so much of the Naked 3 shades! I have 2 MUG shadows, Cocoa Bear and Cosmopolitan, but I lost them :/ I also have their MannyMUA palette@


    1. The limited edition shades in that palette are gorgeous, I wish they were sold separately!

  7. I'm so jealous! I've been wanted MakeupGeek shadows for so long. They look amazing. I love the way your palette is set out. I've been wanting to try Coco Bear and Barcelona Beach for so long!


  8. This is so gorgeous!
    I have been wanting to pick up a ZPalette, but I'm on a save money January. Maybe next month I will grab one.
    A Sparkle Of Grace

    1. I am too! My birthday is in early February so I'm on a spending ban until then while I can save some money.

  9. Lovely palette! Flamethrower looks stunning! I need that shadow in my collection asap! Thanks for sharing :)

    Nicole | The Glam Surge

  10. These shades look gorgeous! I have most of them haha. I adore makeup geek. I have a extra large AND a large z palette both filled with shadows. I am that obsessed and of course i plan on many more orders haha.





  11. Love the shades you have here Katie, especially the shimmery ones and also, I love a good rose gold eyeshadow.


  12. Great shades and pigmentations! I need to try Makeup Geek! x
    A Blushing Beauty Blog

  13. Absolutely love your choices, I have a 9 z-palette with mattes I love (a few you've got too) but would love to do a larger palette. Love Makeup Geek.

    http://fourcatsplusus.co.uk - Amy

  14. You have selected some gorgeous shades. loved especially the shimmery ones.
    Nina's Style Blog

  15. great post and beautiful palette! I just bought Kathleen highlighter palette and I love it!

  16. So many great shades in here! I love your palette :) I think I use Shimma Shimma almost every day haha I love Grandstand and Frappe too

    Jasmine xx

    Jasmine Talks Beauty

  17. You have such a beautiful collection of shades. Creme Brulee and Shimma Shimma are my favourite Makeup Geek eye shadows at the moment!
    Grace xx

  18. I like your palette! I have been thinking about creating my own palette but not enough finances right now... :/

  19. Everybody is talking about Makeup Geek and we have nowhere to buy them >.<
    but this palette does look good :D I live the idea of having a custom and unique palette :D

    xo Honey - blog Royal Lifestyle - Twitter - Instagram


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