Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Makeup Geek Duochromes Review & Swatches

Makeup Geek Duochromes launched last week! Of course I had to get my hands on some of them. 
If you don't already know, Makeup Geek is one of my favorite brands considering their amazing quality and prices! 
This line of shadows and pigments are called duochromes because they reflect two different colors, some of them reflect even more. 
I purchased 3 pigments and 6 single shadows. 
Pigments $12              Eyeshadows $6 
Scroll to bottom for review 

I'll start with my FAVORITE pigment, Hologram! Yes, it has a crack in it :( I'm not sure when it happened but I am hoping it won't completely break open!
"Orangey-pink base with green and gold reflects"
**Update: I emailed Makeup Geek Customer Service and they will be sending me an empty replacement jar when they receive the new and improved ones. They have great customer service! 

Next is Sugar Rush. I was stunned when I swatched this one.. You will see!
"Translucent base with icy blue and purple reflects" 
This is Chameleon. Teal is my favorite color :)
"Deep teal base with gold reflects" 
 Cue the music. Aren't they stunning?! I own two other Makeup Geek Pigments and I can tell you, they are all so beautiful. Not only that but pigments will last a very long time. It only take a tiny amount of the pigment for it to show up like this! 
I have to own the rest of these.. 

"Vanilla base with champagne-yellow reflects"

"Apricot base with orchid reflects"

"Electric purple base with icy blue reflects"

"Deep espresso base with bright teal reflects"

"Deep teal base with green and gold reflects"

"Warm red-brown base with teal reflects" 

 Pictures above were taken in natural lighting, no primer! 

Picture above taken with the flash on! So majestic... 

Now for my review of the pigments and eyeshadows
Eyeshadows- 
PROS
Pigmentation 
Price 
Texture (soft and buttery) 
Reflectiveness 
Packaging (arrived in good condition in gorgeous reflective packaging) 
Pan size 
Labeled pans (sticker label on bottom of eyeshadow pan) 
Unique names 
Color selection 
Cruelty free

CONS
Some had fallout (Mai Tai) 

Pigments- 
PROS
Pigmentation 
Reflectiveness 
New packaging (less messy and really pretty) - 
         in the top picture you can see the lids of the new packaging!
Quantity (amount of the pigment) 
Nicely labeled 
Unique names 
Price 
Color selection  
Cruelty free

CONS
Packaging (Hollogram jar broken)  
          **Contacted Customer Service and will be send a replacement jar when new and improved ones come in
Fallout (most pigments will have some fallout) 

Here is the packaging they came in, how gorgeous!!

Thanks for stopping by to read this post! I appreciate all of your support. 
If you haven't got your hands on any Makeup Geek products be sure to check them out, you won't be disappointed! I am very happy with all of my Makeup Geek purchases and these duochromes were no exception. 
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