Recently I took the plunge and lost my Makeup Geek virginity, it all started after I bought my bestie some Makeup Geek eyeshadows for her birthday I instantly feel in love with the look of them, so I had to place another order on Beauty Bay pretty sharpish and treat myself to a couple of shades and of course a Z Palette to store them in!
I opted for the small Leopard Print Z Palette which holds 9 standard-sized round pans, I thought this would be the perfect size for me seeing as I'm new to Makeup Geek eyeshadows, plus its a super travel friendly size too. The shades I opted for are Cocoa Bear (£4.95) - a matte warm toned brown, Cosmopolitan (£4.95) - a warm peachy rose gold shade with gold flecks running through it with a shimmer finish and finally I opted for In The Spotlight (£7.95) - this is a soft pink with coral undertones and because it's one of Makeup Geeks foiled eyeshadows the intensity is insane.
You may have noticed that my first Makeup Geek shadows are all different finishes, this is because I really wanted to test as many formula's out within the three shades I bought, and I have to say they've all really impressed me and I can now see what all the fuss is about. The matte shade Cocoa Bear is super pigmented, easy to blend and isn't chalky in the slightest, Cosmopolitan is the metallic shimmery shade which again is super pigmented and blended like a dream and In The Spotlight has that foil formula which has such a creamy texture and is a hybrid between a powder shadow and a cream shadow, the colour payoff and the sheen is literally like your wearing foil on your eyes, its stunning! I've not yet experienced any fall out from any of my three shades and they all picked up on my eyeshadow brushes brilliantly and lasted all day on my eyes.
Overall I'm so impressed with the three shades I bought, the quality is amazing across all formula's and dare I say I actually prefer them more than my MAC shades, it also helps that their much cheaper than MAC too making them much better value. I also love the idea of making my own palette with shades I really love and need, we've all got those eyeshadow palettes that have a few shades we never ever use which get wasted but by creating your own palette you'll have no more unloved shades and you can have the shades in what ever order you like too.
What Makeup Geek Eyeshadows do I need to add to my palette next beaut's?