Good Morning! Today I’m happy to show you the new Makeup Geek Blushes! I was very excited when I found out Marlena would be releasing blushes to round out her makeup line. I’ve been very impressed with her eyeshadows and brushes, and I thought I would love her blushes too.
Update: All Makeup Geek blushes are vegan except for the ones that contain carmine (Romance and First Love). The Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Octyldodecyl Stearoyl Stearate and Stearoyl Stearate are all synthetic and not animal-based in these blushes.
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$12.99 – compact
$9.99 refill for .15 oz product
If you choose the refills over compacts, make sure you get a Z-Palette for storage.
I love my purple blush compact organizers for storing my blushes. I purchased these from Amazon. I have 4, 3 that I use for blushes and 1 that I use for bareMinerals eyeshadow quads.
light tan with salmon undertones, matte, warm toned
ideal for fair to medium skintone
Rosy to medium pink with purple undertones, matte, cool toned
ideal for medium to dark
Light pink with mauve undertones and silver flecks.
ideal for fair to light skin tones or used as a highlight for medium to dark skin tones.
Medium Rosy Pink/ Bubblegum pink, matte, cool
ideal for medium to dark skin tones or worn sheer for lighter skin tones.
soft rose with gold shimmer, warm
ideal on light to medium skin or as a highlight for darker skin tones
This color really gives a lovely glow / luminescence to the skin.
Matte pale creamy apricot, warm
ideal for all skintones
Soft pale matte ballerina pink, cool
ideal for those with fair to light skin, or for a highlight on darker skin tones
Light matte peach with hints of coral undertones, warm
ideal for light to medium skin
Head Over Heels
Light bubblegum pink with slight shimmer, cool
ideal for all skintones
Matte light orchid purple, cool
ideal for every skintone
Matte soft burnt orange with hints of coral. matte, warm
ideal for medium to dark skin tones
Matte intense pink/ coral, warm
ideal for medium to dark skin tone
Medium matte terra-cotta. to contour, warm
ideal for medium to dark skin
Shades I Like Best
The packaging is pretty sleek and lightweight for the compacts. They’re smaller than most of my other blush compacts.
I think that the Makeup Geek Blushes are a great value for the price, since you can get the refills for $9.99 / $12.99 for .15 oz of product. Compare that to a MAC blush which is $21 for .21 oz.
The blushes are quite pigmented, so you will use less product to get your glow on. The formula is easy to work with and the colors are very true to pan. I love how the shimmery shades give you a sophisticated luminescence as opposed to a chunky glittery mess.
Overall, I’m very impressed with the blushes that Marlena created. Much like her eyeshadows and brushes, I feel these are great products that she put a lot of time and effort into getting just right. There’s a great shade range available so you’re sure to find 2 or 3 shades to suit your taste.
If you’re unsure of how to apply pigmented brushes, I highly recommend trying the Real Techniques Duo Fiber brushes.
What do you think of the new Makeup Geek Blushes? Which shades would you wear?
- Cruelty free
- Talc free
- Paraben free
- Great value for the price
- Very pigmented
- Good formula
- Good shade range
- Made in the USA
- 2 of the shades have carmine