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Makeup Geek Sparklers

Makeup Geek Sparklers Swatches Review Thoughts

I wanted to share the Makeup Geek Sparklers with you. Makeup Geek describes the Sparklers as loose, reflective particles that create a glitter-like effect. I feel they are best applied with a sticky base like Fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy or Darling Girl Glitter Glue. For my swatches I applied them with Pixie Epoxy. Makeup Geek sent me this collection.

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Makeup Geek Sparklers

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$10 each

Makeup Geek Sparklers Swatches Review Thoughts

Mica, Calcium Sodium Borosilicate, Polyethylene Terephthalate, Bismuth Oxychloride, Synthetic Fluorphlogopite, Silica, Magnesium Myristate, Polyurethane 33, Caprylic/Capric Triglyceride, Triethylhexanoin, Lauroyl Lysine, Magnesium Stearate, Phenoxyethanol, Hexylene Glycol, Capryl Glycol, Ethylhexyl Glycerin May Contain:  Titanium Dioxide (CI 77891), Iron Oxide (CI 77491, CI 77492, CI 77499), Manganese Violet (CI 77742), D&C Black 2 (CI 77266), D&C Red 7 (CI 15850), D&C Red 34 (CI 15880), Silver (CI 77820), FD&C Red 40 (CI 16035), Aluminum (CI 77000), Carmine (CI 75470), FD&C Yellow 5 Lake (CI 19140), Chromium Hydroxide Green (CI 77289), Chromium Oxide Green (CI 77288), FD&C Blue 1 (CI 42090:2), FD&C Blue 27 (CI 77510), Ferric Ferrocyanide (CI 77510), Tin Oxide (CI 77861)


Just swatched the @MakeupGeekCosmetics Sparklers! I love the colors. With no sifters, the glitter gets everywhere, but thankfully they will have them soon. They are so gorgeous though! I can’t wait to play with them. Milky Way is stunning and my favorite. I used @fyrinnae Pixie Epoxy to swatch these. Left to Right, Top to Bottom Zodiac – Nebula Stargazer – Milky Way Light Year – Satellite Halo – Aurora Dark Matter – Supernova Solar Flare – Asteroid Martian – Constellation Solstice #sample #crueltyfree #makeupgeek #MyUnicornLife #LiveColorfully #KeepItWild #PrettyLittleThing #CreativityFound #Darlingweekend #darlingmovement #thatsdarling #thehappynow #pursuepretty #ABMlifeissweet #ABMlifeiscolorful #ABMHappyLife #Flashesofdelight #petitejoys #KeepItWild #Calledtobecreative #LiveColorfully #liveauthentic #theblogissue #nothingisordinary

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Makeup Geek Zodiac

Makeup Geek Zodiac
Zodiac – pink-specked purple

Makeup Geek Milky Way

Makeup Geek Milky Way Swatch
Milky Way – a medium rainbow silver. Holographic silver. I love this one. It’s amazing. If I had to choose only 1, it would be this one.
Makeup Geek Milky Way Swatch
Milky Way

Makeup Geek Nebula

Makeup Geek Nebula swatch
Nebula – a medium amethyst purple. Rich deep jewel-toned purple with brighter purple flecks. Absolutely stunning.
Makeup Geek Nebula swatch

Makeup Geek Solstice

Makeup Geek Solstice Swatch
Solstice – a silvery mint green. Pale mint green with silvery white iridescence.

Makeup Geek Constellation

Makeup Geek Constellation swatch
Constellation – a medium turquoise. Pretty turquoise blue shimmer.

Makeup Geek Martian

Makeup Geek Martian swatch
Martian – a teal ivy green. Rich ivy green with silver flecks.

Makeup Geek Asteroid

Makeup Geek Asteroid swatch
Asteroid – metallic light gold. Rich gold with bronze tones.

Makeup Geek Solar Flare

Makeup Geek Solar Flare swatch
Solar Flare – medium coppery melon. Light copper coral with rainbow flecks.

Makeup Geek Supernova

Makeup Geek Supernova swatch
Supernova – a bright chartreuse green. Beautiful yellow green chartreuse.

Makeup Geek Dark Matter

Makeup Geek Dark Matter swatch
Dark Matter – a gold specked dark charcoal. Deep cool charcoal grey with gold iridescence and flecks.

Makeup Geek Aurora

Makeup GEek Aurora swatch
Aurora – a soft lavender gray. Light greyed lavender with rose quartz pink and serenity blue sparkles. (Makes me think of Pantone Lilac Grey, one of the 2016 Spring colors.)

Makeup Geek Halo

Makeup Geek Halo swatch
Halo – a silvery ballet pink. Light Pantone Rose Quartz pink.

Makeup Geek Satellite

Makeup Geek Satellite swatch
Satellite – gold-specked dusty purple. AMAZING copper with gold and rich purple flecks. This one is so amazing, wow.

Makeup Geek Stargazer

Makeup Geek Stargazer swatch
Stargazer – light champagne white. White with iridescent golden glow.

Makeup Geek Light Year

Makeup Geek Light Year swatch
Light Year – iridescent pink pearl. To me it’s a white with iridescent pink glow.

Makeup Geek Sparklers Glitter

I put down a tissue before putting the Sparklers in my light box. I just opened and shut the lid of each one carefully to take the product shot, but still ended up with a lot of spillage inside the light box and on myself. It’s pretty, like splatter paint artwork. However, soo messy!

I did make a no-sound swatch video to try to show off the colors more so you can get an idea for how truly sparkly they are.

Makeup Geek Sparklers Swatches and Review

Makeup Geek Sparklers Swatches and Review

L to R Row 1 – Solstice – Martian – Solar Flare – Dark Matter – Halo – Lightyear – Stargazer – Zodiac
L to R Row 2 – Constellation – Asteroid – Supernova – Aurora – Satellite – Milky Way – Nebula

Milky Way, Nebula, Supernova, Dark Matter, Aurora, Satellite, and Light Year are my favorites.

I swatched these on Dec. 19 and have held off on posting about them because I was waiting for the Makeup Geek sifters to be in stock for this product. These definitely need a sifter, like I stated on IG and Tumblr. They are too messy, without a sifter, in my opinion.

I could not wear these without a sticky base. They would not adhere to my lids. The best way I found to apply these is as an accent to a look. So apply your eyeshadow as  you like, then use a sticky base on the lid, then pat these on to the sticky base. Then clean up the fallout. Then apply the rest of your makeup.

What do you think of the Makeup Geek Sparklers? How would you wear them?


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  • Nebula and Light year are absolutely beautiful <3
    I was looking into these but yeah, I was holding off until the sifters after seeing Xsparkage video on these and oh my god- the mess :O

  • Satellite and Halo have me in love!! Oh my gosh I would kill for these! They are so, so beautiful! I can see such a fallout happening on these though like you said..

  • These are such glorious colours and I love the green ones the best. But I know using these would be a nightmare for me – just cannot see properly without my glasses. But I think they would look sensational on you.

  • Oh me, oh my…I just have to try (them all) 🙂 I’m loving Constellation and Satellite! I would wear them on the center of my lid on top of a matte eyeshadow. XoXo

  • I’m not real big on sparklers, they look pretty messy. I would wear them for times I want a sparkly look.

  • I think they are very pretty and I have worn a few of mine now. However I am recommending to wait until they have a sifter since they make such a mess. I’ve worn them over a few sticky bases and any type of glitter adhesive has worked well, so I like the product, just not the packaging.

  • These are really pretty. I’m glad to see MUG revised the descriptions to show people do need a sticky base, and that these are messy without the sifters. I know sifters are on the way, but I really think MUG should have delayed release until they had all their packaging available. I hope they’ll be sending out free sifters to whoever has already bought. Their original inaccurate claims, “forgetting” to put the swatch footage in their video, and this whole packaging fiasco has left a bad taste in my mouth. Hopefully, this will be an isolated incident for MUG.

  • Definitely having my eye on Lightyear and Satellite, but that spillage is annoying. If I end up getting them, I will definitely wait until they have the sifter. Your swatches are amazing though! Always very true to colour and reliable.

  • Just seeing the fallout on the jars’ lids is bothering me. I feel like package design is especially important with loose products, pigments and glitters. These are pretty, but I don’t see anything unique enough to justify the mess or make me choose these over any of the other awesome indies you’ve featured. Thanks for the swatches!

    • You’re welcome! I’m honestly in love with Milky Way, Satellite and Nebula because they’re beautiful for layering on top of things. These have way more sparkle than your average eyeshadow, which is why they are great as the accent on the center of the lid.

  • They’re very pretty but I don’t know how much use I would get out of them. Would to too faced glitter glue work with them?

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