Recently, I hauled a bunch of Makeup Geek eyeshadows (you can see the preview post and swatches of all shades here). This review will be on the shade “Cupcake.”
Who doesn’t love a perfectly pink-frosted cupcake?! They’re sweet, cute, and oh-so delicious. This cupcake won’t end up on your hips though… Just on your eyes. These are all highly-pigmented – just check out the swatches! – Half the price of high end shadows without sacrificing quality – These pans can be placed in empty palettes such as Z-Palettes. – Eyeshadow pan weight is 1.8G / 0.064 oz – With a separate palette, you can build your own custom palettes – All our shadows are cruelty-free — we do not test our products on animals. These eyeshadows are talc and paraben free.
$6 each for regular and the duo chrome eyeshadows, not the foiled ones.
My Experience with Makeup Geek Cupcake Pressed Eyeshadow Pan:
Packaging: This eyeshadow comes in a pan which you have to pop into a magnetic palette. I do like the flexibility this provides for customizing a palette based on your needs, but this also means you have to shell out extra to buy the Z palette on top of buying the eyeshadow.
Shade: “Cupcake” is described as a matte medium pink shade. To me, it seems more on the mauve-y pink side with a warm tone. It is a complete matte shade which makes it very versatile as it can be used as a transition or crease shade to complement many looks. You can of course also use it just by itself as an all-over eyelid shade (as I have used in the EOTD). This shade will look flattering on most skin tones.
Pigmentation: Pigmentation of this shade is very good and the best part is that it is very easy to build. You can easily diffuse this without it getting patchy or uneven in the crease or pack it heavily on the lid with a flat brush to yield a complete opaque color in two layers.
Texture and Blendability: The texture of this eyeshadow is very smooth. It does not feel too dry or chalky on the lid but has the right amount of powderiness which makes it effortless to blend and merge with other shadows without looking like I have harsh edges. It did not emphasize any texture on the lids. It does kick up the slight amount of powder when you dip your brush in.
Staying Power: Staying power is amazing. I did not see any fading or creasing for over 8 hours with an eye primer under.
Overall, I am thoroughly enjoying using these Makeup Geek eyeshadows. I have used many eyeshadows from across all brands and I can honestly say that these Makeup Geek shadows definitely has that high end feel in terms of its ease of use and smooth texture. And I feel you just cannot beat this high quality for this price. I highly recommend this eyeshadow.
In the EOTD, I have used the shade “Cupcake” all over the lid with “Vintage” in the crease and “Mai Tai” as an inner corner highlight with “Bitten” smudged under lower lash line.
Pros of Makeup Geek Cupcake Pressed Eyeshadow Pan:
- Affordable and buying individual shades helps you customize a palette exactly to your liking.
- Amazing high quality.
- Easy to blend.
- Fantastic pigmentation.
- Simply effortless to work with.
- Talc and paraben free.
- This shade will look lovely on all skin tones.
Cons of Makeup Geek Cupcake Pressed Eyeshadow Pan:
- You do have to shell extra to buy a Z palette to put these pans in.
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows Preview and Swatches
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