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Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

My Makeup Geek Eyeshadows

The Makeup Geek brand is slowly and surely starting to become a more recognized brand around the world. As a makeup junkie I have known of Marlena (owner and creator of the brand) for a few years now as she started out as a blogger and YouTube makeup guru. I have already reviewed some of the pigments that she has created here and given some info on the brand so I won’t bore you with that again. But I will say I LOVE the pigments and would really recommend them if you are in the market.

So… onto the shadows. You can avail of them in pan form. They are priced $5.99 which is very reasonable and then the tax and delivery is pretty reasonable too. I keep all of mine together in Z Palettes. Mise Beauty in Dundalk have Z Palettes available from the store or online as do Makeup Geek themselves. These are magnetic palettes that you can place your pans in any way you wish. They come with magnets too if the item you want to put in them is not magnetic, so handy 🙂

I’ve made a few purchases off the Makeup Geek site and have gathered eye shadows from all ends of the colour and finish spectrum, so read on to see my collection (so far) swatched and named. I did not use a primer purposely to show the pigment and texture of the shadows on their own.

Dirty Martini

Dirty Martini

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Makeup Geek Dirty Martini

Makeup Geek Dirty Martini

Envy

Envy

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Makeup Geek Envy

Makeup Geek Envy

Appletini

Appletini

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Makeup Geek Appletini

Makeup Geek Appletini

Mermaid

Mermaid

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Makeup Geek Mermaid

Makeup Geek Mermaid

Neptune

Neptune

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Makeup Geek Neptune

Makeup Geek Neptune

Boo Berry

Boo Berry

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Makeup Geek Boo Berry

Makeup Geek Boo Berry

Stealth

Stealth

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Makeup Geek Stealth

Makeup Geek Stealth

Graphite

Graphite

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Makeup Geek Graphite

Makeup Geek Graphite

Unicorn

Unicorn

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Makeup Geek Unicorn

Makeup Geek Unicorn

Drama Queen

Drama Queen

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Moondust

Moondust

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Makeup Geek Moondust

Makeup Geek Moondust

Burlesque

Burlesque

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Makeup Geek Burlesque

Makeup Geek Burlesque

Latte

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Makeup Geek Latte

Makeup Geek Latte

Cocoa Bear

Cocoa Bear

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Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear

Makeup Geek Cocoa Bear

Glamorous

Glamorous

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Makeup Geek Glamorous

Makeup Geek Glamorous

Peach Smoothie

Peach Smoothie

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Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie

Makeup Geek Peach Smoothie

Bling

Bling

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Makeup Geek Bling

Makeup Geek Bling

Vanilla Bean

Vanilla Bean

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Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean

Makeup Geek Vanilla Bean

Phew….are you still with me? 😛 That’s alot of scrolling I know. I wanted to show them individually though because sometimes when things are swatched together the camera doesn’t capture them enough.

As with all eyeshadow brands texture and finish vary from shadow to shadow. I can whole heartedly say Makeup Geek are doing a fantastic job though and for the price and amount of product you get in the pan these are absolutely brilliant and dare I say comparable to the almighty MAC! I use these shadows most days to make looks with just them or in corporation with bases and other shadows. They blend well, have great colour pay off and last on oily lidded me (with a primer of course). I think my fave so far if I had to pick would be Mermaid, Peach Smoothie, Bling and Burlesque.

Be sure to let me know if you have tried any Makeup Geek products. Aswell as shadows and pigments, they offer liners,blush brushes and lipsticks galore so they are building up quite the brand! I need to get my hands on more I know that for sure 🙂

Thanks for sticking with me and if you buy anything after reading this post please let me know, it warms the cockles of my heart!

Gemma

xxx

 

 

Lush Haul

I love Lush, there I said it! I cannot walk past the shop without going in and sniffing treats until I feel faint. I see the bath-bombs as an necessity  to get through the working week, even at their ridiculous prices. On my last trip to Lush I picked up the Ro’s Argan Body Conditioner.

Ro's Argan Body Conditioner

Lush tells you to use this product just as you would hair conditioner. You put it on wet, already cleansed skin, massage it in and then rinse off. It has a similar consistency to hair conditioner and similar ingredients so I suppose the comparison make sense.

Lush Ro's Argan Body Conditioner

Ro’s Argan was apparently invented by Rowena the creator of Lush because she wanted to have the same soft feeling on her skin as she got from using conditioner on her hair.

If you dislike the scent of Rose, you will probably not want to use this product as it smells strongly of the scent. It’s not my favourite of smells but I overcome it because I love the stuff so much and it doesn’t linger for too long on the skin afterwards once you’re finished throwing on deodorant, body spray and perfume 😛

This body conditioner is filled with lots of lovely, natural (as Lush products always are) ingredients that are great and feel lovely. Cocoa butter, cupuacu butter, almond oil and Argan oil are among the list.

I have gone through different brands that have similar in shower moisturisers, which were lovely, and I enjoyed using them, but this is the only one so far that I can honestly say leaves my skin soft and hydrated until I shower next and I don’t need to top it up with a normal moisturiser if I don’t want too.

You are left with an oily residue after using this product so again if this is something you dislike, steer clear 🙂

Ro’s Argan does not come cheap, this 225g pot will set you back 19.95, I think your skin is worth it though, and you can always just keep it for those lazy days when you don’t want to get out of the shower and THEN moisturise!

 

If you are in the market for a new way to keep your skin supple and soft, you don’t mind the smell of roses and you are ok with the slight oily residue it leaves behind, then I truly recommend this product.

Lush are a natural, vegan brand and are against animal testing which helps too!

Have any of you used Ro’s Argan or anything similiar? Be sure to let me know.

 

Thanks loads,

Gemma

xxx