It has been a while since I touched back on Makeup Geek shadows. I am almost rounding up on the reviews of my last haul and this review will be on the shade “High Wire.”
With these rich and intensely-hued shades, the new Makeup Geek Foiled Eyeshadows go beyond your standard line of cosmetics, introducing you to a new and powerful cosmetic experience. This cutting-edge formula offers a creamy texture that is a hybrid between a powder shadow and a cream shadow that is on a level of its own. The intense pigmentation combined with an opaque, metallic finish make these shadows a dream to work with. These can be applied effortlessly in just one swipe with no primer required! Our lineup includes a diverse array of rich colors and a smooth silky formula that we believe help elevate pressed eye shadows to the next level of exceptional quality.
My Experience with Makeup Geek High Wire Foiled Eyeshadow:
Packaging: These eyeshadows come 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.
Texture and Blendability: How I adore the texture of these Makeup Geek foiled shadows (I have hauled many more from the Makeup Geek foiled range – you can see the swatches and the preview post here). They feel almost like a cream, but without too much moisture, which could contribute to creasing. They adhere well even onto bare lids, but you will obviously get better wear if you pair with a primer base.
Shade: The shade “High Wire” is described as a medium silver shade with subtle blue undertones medium silver with hint of blue. I normally do not reach for cool-toned shades as such, but since golds and silvers are such universal shades, I keep this shade just in case to pair with my cool-toned ensemble which asks for pop of silver jewelry and thus in my makeup as well. I find that this shade looks beautiful over a darker base (I usually pair it over a black eye base- Laura Mercier caviar eye stick in Tuxedo) to make it really pop.
Pigmentation: This eyeshadow being from the “Foiled” collection, is intensely (and I mean “intense”) pigmented. It goes completely opaque in one layer. I find it’s best to use this shadow as an all-over lids shade packed on with a flat synthetic brush or even your finger tips.
Staying Power: Staying power is fantastic. I have worn this for 8-9 hours with barely any fading. It did crease just a little bit by 6 hours, but nothing too bad.
Overall, I absolutely recommend this eyeshadow.
In the EOTD, I have use “High wire” on the inner 2/3rd of my lid over a dark brown base, Laura Mercier caviar eye stick in Ganache and the shade “Prom Night” on the outer V.
Pros of Makeup Geek High Wire Foiled Eyeshadow:
- Creamy smooth texture.
- Amazing pigmentation, goes opaque in one swipe.
- Affordable, buying individual shades helps you customize a palette exactly to your liking.
- Amazing high quality.
- Easy to blend.
- Talc and paraben free.
Cons of Makeup Geek High Wire Foiled Eyeshadow:
- None for me.
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