Monthly Archives: October 2013

Makeup Geek Eyeshadows — Review, Swatches

Hello my dears!! I know it has been almost a month since my last post! I thought I would give you a little update before getting into my review. As some of you may know, I have a one year old son. What you may not know about is my struggle over the past year to shed the weight I gained during my pregnancy. I put on a staggering 70 pounds total!! Of that 70 I have lost about 53 pounds. This past month I have gotten very serious about changing my lifestyle and going to the gym religiously. I have been counting calories and weighing all my food on a digital scale and I’m proud to say that in the last three weeks I have lost 13 pounds! Long story short, I haven’t had the time to blog because my workouts and diet have been my number one priority. If you are struggling with your weight, I highly suggest logging everything you eat into an online calorie counter like My Fitness Pal!

Anywho, on to the review!!

(top to bottom clockwise) Homecoming, Hipster, Moondust
(l-r) Hipster, Homecoming, Moondust
There is A LOT of hype surrounding MUG eyeshadows, especially on YouTube. I think you all know by now that I am 100% honest in my reviews, the good, the bad, the ugly… and unfortunately I don’t think they live up to the hype. MUG shadows (at least the few that I have) are perfect examples of those that swatch better than they appear on the eye. They seem very pigmented especially in the swatch, but when applied or blended they appear muddy, much like drugstore eyeshadows. Like many super soft eyeshadows, I find these to be quite powdery. Despite how powdery they are, there isn’t as much fall out as I had originally expected.
Hipster is a medium golden brown with a slight sheen. Decent payoff, but very dupable. Similar to MAC Patina.
Homecoming is a metallic warm brown. I want to love this eyeshadow, but unfortunately it becomes very muddy when blended.
Moondust is a warm silver with golden shimmer. I love the color of Moondust but it just doesn’t translate to the eye.
I have had these shadows for at least two weeks and I wanted to give them a chance to grow on me, but unfortunately they didn’t. Much like Sigma brushes, MUG eyeshadows are said to be MAC dupes. The reality is they are NOT. They are good quality for the price ($5.99) but they are not high end eyeshadows. This is my opinion based on the three that I own. Perhaps there are others that are better in quality.
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Have you tried Makeup Geek eyeshadows?