Well, it seems like the amazing streak of luck I was having with Makeup Geek shadows has come to a bump in the road. My expectations have just become so high with these eyeshadow singles and it doesn’t prepare me for when an eyeshadow is so bad as the one I am going to share with you. This review will be on the shade “Unexpected” by Makeup Geek.
I’ll tell you what’s unexpected…when your mother-in-law decides it’s time for her to visit. Fabulous. I’m so glad I had a heads up on that one…my house is a mess, I didn’t do laundry, and I can’t remember the last time I went grocery shopping…BUT I do have a fantastic pink eyeshadow to wear!
My Experience with Makeup Geek Unexpected Eyeshadow:
Packaging: This eyeshadow comes in a pan which you have to pop in 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.
Pigmentation/Shade: “Unexpected” is described as a matte pale pink brown. It is a very cool-toned shade and has a hint of light purple to it as well. I don’t find this shade flattering on my warm skin tone and the light nature of this shade and lack of pigmentation just was a deal breaker for me. It was truly unexpected to me how bad this shade was. It was lacking pigmentation and tended to sheer out considerably during blending. It really benefited from a primer to give it a boost in pigmentation department.
Finish and Texture: This shade felt very dry in the pan. The matte finish looked flat.
Staying Power: It stayed barely 6 hours before I noticed fading. On oily lids or without a primer, this might fade even faster.
Overall, I am thoroughly enjoying using Makeup Geek eyeshadows most of the time, but this shade was an absolute no go. I would not at all recommend this shade.
In the EOTD, I have used the shade “Drama Queen” all over the lid blended with “unexpected” in the crease.
Pros of Makeup Geek Unexpected Eyeshadow:
- Affordable and buying individual shades helps you customize a palette exactly to your liking.
Cons of Makeup Geek Unexpected Eyeshadow:
- Powder felt stuff and dry.
- Sheers out while blending.
- Lacks pigmentation.
- Poor staying power.
- Matte finish looks very flat.
Makeup Geek Envy Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Pixie Dust Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Mai Tai Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Frappe Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Drama Queen Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Sensuous Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Dirty Martini Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Mango Tango Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Creme Brulee Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Desert Sands Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Morocco Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Burlesque Eyeshadow
Makeup Geek Shimma Shimma Eyeshadow Pan
Makeup Geek Chickadee Eyeshadow Pan
Makeup Geek Glamorous Eyeshadow Pan
Makeup Geek Vintage Pressed Eyeshadow Pan
Makeup Geek Bitten Eyeshadow Pan
Makeup Geek Cupcake Pressed Eyeshadow Pan
Makeup Geek Eyeshadows Preview and Swatches
Makeup Geek Cosmopolitan Eyeshadow Pan
Makeup Geek Pegasus Foiled Eyeshadow Pan
Makeup Geek Typhoon Duochrome Eyeshadow Pan