Recently, I hauled a bunch of Makeup Geek eyeshadows; you can see the preview post and swatches of all the shades that I picked up here. This review will be on the shade “Vintage.”
No need to hit the thrift store, this eyeshadow is a rare find of the gorgeous kind. Not to mention, Vintage has what it takes to stand the test of time—its classic color and high-quality formulation will outlast those trendy eyeshadows. It’s a one of a kind treasure—score!
About Makeup Geek Eyeshadows: 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 duochrome eyeshadows, not the foiled ones.
My Experience with Makeup Geek Vintage Pressed Eyeshadow Pan:
Packaging: This eyeshadow comes pressed 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: “Vintage” is described as a medium brown shade with mauve undertones. To me, it seems more like a deep dark eggplant/blackberry shade, hence the description is not entirely accurate. It’s a complete matte shade which makes it very versatile as it can be used as a crease shade to complement many looks. You can also use it all over the lid to create a beautiful sultry plum smokey eye or smudge it under your lash line.
Pigmentation: Pigmentation of this shade is very good and it is also 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 and soft. It does not feel dry or chalky on the lid and 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 does not emphasize any texture on the lids. I did not have any fall out with this shade.
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 across all brands and I can honestly say that these Makeup Geek shadows definitely have 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.
Pros of Makeup Geek Vintage Pressed Eyeshadow Pan:
- Affordable and buying individual shades would help you in customizing a palette exactly to your liking.
- Amazing high quality.
- Easy to blend.
- Fantastic pigmentation.
- Simply effortless to work with.
- Talc and paraben free.
- Beautiful deep eggplant shade.
- No fallout.
Cons of Makeup Geek Vintage Pressed Eyeshadow Pan:
- You do have to shell some extra money to buy a Z palette to put this pan in.
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