Today I’m happy to share my thoughts on the Makeup Geek duochrome eyeshadows with you. I have all the pressed eyeshadows and pigments to share. Most of my photos are shot in my lightbox with daylight bulbs (5500k). I took a few shots in my hallway which has warm light.
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Makeup Geek Duochrome Eyeshadows
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$12 per pigment
$6 per eyeshadow
For the pressed eyeshadows the left side of the swatch is on bare skin. Right side is on Ofra Gel Eyeshadow Primer. I wanted to show you how well these shadows work with and without primer, even though I only wear eyeshadow with primer.
a white base with violet purple reflects.
This is a highlighter shade. It’s semi-sheer on bare skin but great on primer. I like this color.
an electric purple base with icy blue reflects.
Soft lavender purple base with light turquoise blue shift. Reminds me of Urban Decay Tonic. While it’s not bad on bare skin, it’s pretty strong on primer.
a deep espresso base with bright teal reflects.
Deep charcoal brown with deep teal shift. This has pretty good pigmentation on bare skin but it’s fabulous on primer. It’s gorgeous.
a deep teal base with green and gold reflects.
Deep teal blue with gold and green iridescence. The pigmentation is amazing. One of my favorites.
a warm red-brown base with green and gold reflects.
Warm, red-toned brown with gold and green iridescence. Another one with amazing pigmentation. This is sort of the green version of Havoc. You don’t see this shade as often as you see Havoc.
a warm red-brown base with teal reflects.
Warm, orange-toned brown with light turquoise iridescence. Pretty good pigmentation.
a black base with rich copper reflects.
Smoky black base with copper iridescence. Super pigmented. I absolutely love this shade.
an apricot base with orchid reflects.
Peachy-orange base with pink shift. Similar to Urban Decay Fireball. This shade seemed to have less pigmentation than the others.
a buff base with peachy-pink reflects.
Beige yellow base with pinky-peach shift. Less pigmentation than the others. Without primer I mostly see the pinky-peach shift. Works well as a highlighter.
a golden base with yellow-green reflects.
Golden yellow base with golden green iridescence. Similar to Urban Decay Sideline. See UD Sideline, Fireball and Tonic.
a vanilla base with champagne-yellow reflects.
White base with golden iridescence. This is a semi-sheer highlighter.
a medium silver base with purple-pink reflects.
Light putty grey base with pinky-violet iridescence. Less pigmented than the others. Without primer, it looks like pink-violet on my skin. With primer, you can see the grey base.
These swatches were applied with Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy. I wanted to show what they look like at their most intense.
a deep teal base with gold reflects.
This is a deep teal blue base with golden iridescence. Love this color.
a slate blue base with pink, purple, and teal reflects.
This is a blue-toned grey base with strong light teal blue shift, I also see pink and violet.
a translucent base with icy blue and purple reflects.
This is a white base with strong light teal blue shift. I see subtle violet.
a pale gray base with purple-pink reflects.
This is a light grey base with strong pink and baby pink iridescence.
a white base with peachy-pink reflects.
This is a white base with golden pink iridescence.
a red-coral base with gold reflects.
This is a stunning coral red base with strong gold iridescence.
an orangey-pink base with green and gold reflects.
This is a fiery orange base with golden green iridescence.
a warm red-brown base with blue reflects.
Deep plum brown base with blue iridescence.
Overall I’m thrilled with the pigments. The new pigment packaging is awesome. While it can be a bit hard to thread the top on and off, the jar is shaped perfectly. If you just dip your brush into the lid, you get the perfect amount of pigment for an eye look. The sifter keeps the jar from spilling. It’s a really great design and I love it. I’ve never been a fan of sifters but this sifter design is new to me and perfect!
The pigments are easy to work with. They’ve got a lot of pigmentation and they’re smooth. They’re easy to blend and the color shift i s pretty nice. Sugar Rush is my favorite type of highlighter for the inner corner and under the brows, followed by Prism. Chameleon, Kaleidoscope, Wild Fire and Hologram make great lid shades. I love how these colors look. Mood Ring is an ethereal pink that’s perfect for the inner lid.
The pressed eyeshadows are a little more hit and miss. Some of the shades are great. I love Phantom, Blacklight, Steampunk, Secret Garden, Typhoon, and Voltage. If you love browns you’ll love Ritzy and Havoc. Karma is really nice. Mai Tai, I’m Peachless, and Rockstar had less pigmentation than I expected and didn’t perform as well as the others without primer.
Overall, I think if you love loose eyeshadows you will love the pigments, especially with the innovative sifter. If you prefer pressed eyeshadows, I think most of the shades are fine, but you may find Mai Tai, I’m Peachless and Rockstar more difficult to work with because they have less pigmentation than the other shades. The shades that really stand out to me are Steampunk, Typhoon, Secret Garden, Voltage, Phantom and Blacklight.
I didn’t expect to find Steampunk so much fun to play with. I really like its smoky black base. I’m going to continue experimenting with it.
What shades do you like in this collection? What do you think of the new jar packaging?
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