I wanted to share my Makeup Geek Tropical Palette that I put together. This is definitely not a color palette for the meek, it’s for the bold! I think it can sometimes be hard to see color combinations and ways to use your collection when you have a lot of eyeshadow singles, so I hope this helps.
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Makeup Geek Tropical Palette
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This is my 5th installment in my DIY Makeup Geek palette series. Since you’ve asked for more, the upcoming palettes are a Teal palette, Green palette, Grey palette, and Cool-toned palette. If you have requests for a palette be sure to let me know below.
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Where to Buy
$6 each for most shades (.064 oz)
$10 for foiled shades
Row 1 – Poolside – Mermaid – Neptune
Row 2 – Pixie Dust – Typhoon – Peacock
Row 3 – Simply Marlena – Mandarine – Creme Brulee
All swatches are on Too Faced Shadow Insurance eyeshadow primer.
Poolside (a MAC Cool Heat dupe)
teal with gold flecks
Bright turquoise blue shimmer with gold flecks. Super pretty and summery. It’s great for a lid shade or as a pop of color on the lower lash line.
Mermaid (a MAC Steamy dupe)
teal with gold iridescence
Midtone turquoise blue with gold iridescence. This is a fun, complex color that works well on the lid. You can also create a halo eye with it layered on top of Peacock.
Neptune (a MAC Atlantic Blue dupe)
bright blue matte
Bright midtone blue matte. You can use this as a lid or crease color, or to blend out the edges of Peacock.
Peacock (a MAC Plumage dupe)
deep teal blue matte
Deep teal blue matte. This is a great crease color or liner color. I also like it as the base for a halo eye.
Pixie Dust (MAC Sweet & Punchy dupe)
shimmery lime green
Shimmery yellow-toned green. This is a beautiful bright shade. You can use it as a lid shade. You can pair it with Poolside for a super fun look.
deep teal blue base with green and gold shift
Deep blackened teal blue base with green and gold shift. Complex color. Great for a dramatic look. You could use it on the lid or crease.
bright pink with gold flecks
Rosy pink with subtle gold flecks. This can be used on the lid or crease. You can pair it with Mandarine or Pixie Dust for a fruity, tropical rainbow type of look. Or make a soft romantic look with it on the lid and a neutral crease.
bright moss green with gold shimmer
Complex mossy green with gold shimmer. This makes a beautiful lid shade. It would look good paired with Pixie Dust on the lid, or as the center of a Halo eye with Typhoon. It will also work with any of the blues.
bright orange with gold flecks
Beautiful bright orange with subtle gold flecks. This is a blindingly bright orange. It could be a fun lid color or liner color.
Creme Brulee (a MAC Soft Brown dupe, also a good dupe for Jeffree Star Courtney)
sandy beige with peach undertone matte
Peachy beige matte. I picked this so there would be a neutral warm crease color. It can work with all of these shades.
Row 1 – Mandarine – Simply Marlena – Pixie Dust – Neptune – Poolside
Row 2 – Creme Brulee – Jester – Typhoon – Peacock – Mermaid
Since this is a tropical palette, there are a ton of punches of color here. I was inspired by birds of paradise, both the plant and the animals, the beautiful ocean surrounding Maui, and the lush foliage you can find there. Now, if you don’t like having a bright pink and orange in with the rest of these greens and blues, I suggest swapping for one of the following – Lemon Drop (bright shimmery yellow), Fuji (light apple green matte), Houdini (teal green foil), Center Stage (bright royal blue foil), or Pegasus (bright aqua foil). If you want a cooler-toned neutral for the crease, I would choose Barcelona Beach (sandy taupe matte).
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