Makeup Geek Mango Tango Eyeshadow Review

Hello ladies,

I have for you another Makeup Geek eyeshadow review for you. If you want to see the previous reviews, I have reviewed Burlesque, Desert Sands, Creme Brulee, and Morocco earlier. I have been playing with these shadows for a couple of months now and quite enjoying them. Does Mango Tango also work as good as the other shades from the line? Let’s find out:


Product Description:
All About This Color:  A little bit tart, a little bit sweet, this orangy pink shadow will put a little move-ment in your feet.  Peachy pink with flecks of gold.


About Makeup Geek Eyeshadows:
• These are all highly-pigmented – just check out the swatches!
• Half the price of high end shadows without sacrificing quality
• This kit is for the eyeshadow pans only — they do not come in com-pacts or a palette
• 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 (and save the extra cost and the plastic that eyeshadow compacts bring)
• All our shadows are cruelty-free — we do not test our products on ani-mals
• These eyeshadows are paraben free.
• We ship worldwide at affordable rates.


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MUG does not do individual compacts for eyeshadows. There is only these pans which come enclosed in a cardboard outer packaging. The cardboard packaging works well to cushion the product and I did not have an instance of these shattering in transit.


The pan size is the same exact size as that of a MAC eyeshadow refill. They fit in very nicely into the MAC eyeshadow palettes. The only concern, the pans do not have a magnet – while MAC pro pan refills, do. So, they do need either a magnetic palette like a Z palette to place them in or a simple DIY can take care of fitting these into the MAC palettes.

My Experience with Makeup Geek Mango Tango Eyeshadow:

Shade:  The shade “Mango Tango” is described as a “peachy pink with flecks of gold.” Honestly, all the pics I saw of this shade online, it seemed to have quite a bit of orange. Even MUG describes it as “orange-y pink,” but if you have actually see it in the pan, especially next to the other shades, I don’t feel it is orangey at all. It’s a medium pink shade with peachy undertones not that I have a problem with orangey shades – quite the contrary, but this one is definitely pink and as far as the “flecks of gold” are concerned, they don’t really translate onto the lid, which works perfectly for me because I get the texture of a shimmer shade (which are generally smoother than the mattes in the market) but the look of a satin/matte.


Texture:  The texture of this one is soft, smooth and quite finely milled. It’s softer than the mattes in the range but not as lovely as that of “Drama Queen” from this range. It does not kick up dust, like other matte shades. It’s easy to work with – easy to build up or blend out.


Pigmentation: Pigmentation for the shadow is really good. You don’t need to work on building it up. Having said that, please note that it’s equally easy for a novice to work with.


Staying Power:  I apply my eyeshadows over a primer because my lids are way too oily. Without a primer, anything and everything turns to mush within a couple of hours. With the primer, the shade gives 8-9 hours of wear time – just like with all other MUG shadows I have reviewed.




Pros of Makeup Geek Mango Tango Eyeshadow:

  • A very unique medium pink with light peachy undertones.
  • Soft, smooth and finely milled.
  • Does not feel dry or get patchy.
  • Good pigmentation.
  • Long wearing.
  • No creasing.
  • Does not transfer.
  • Builds up and blends out easily.
  • Decent packaging – for shipping.
  • Talc and paraben free.
  • Individual pans allow you to customize what shades you want in your palette.
  • Not tested on animals.

Cons of Makeup Geek Mango Tango Eyeshadow:

  • You do need a palette to put this in – and that too a magnetic one, so additional expense.
  • While I love the fact that the gold flecks in the pan do not translate onto the lid. I am sure that for people who may buy it based on the pics of the pan, could feel disappointed because once applied, you realise it isn’t a shimmer eyeshadow at all!

IMBB Rating:

I think it’s a lovely fun shade to play with. The shade itself is fairly unique. Again, 6 months back, this would have not been part of my list to buy. However, on a roll with today’s trends, I just love the shade and enjoy using it. It’s a light to medium pink – how it works depends on what other shades you use in the look around it. In the EOTD attached, in Look 1, I have used it right in the centre of the lid. While in Look 2 (which was actually my first attempt using these shadows), I have used this on the outer half of the lid, with Morocco in the crease and Desert Sands in the inner half. It’s one of the playful pretty shades – how you use it will totally depend on you. You could even use it in the crease for a more fun look. Totally recommend – assuming you aren’t a “neutral/n*de only” Girl!!

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