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- Makeup Geek Foiled eyeshadows Spring 2015
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Color RangeEditor: 70%
Lasting PowerEditor: 90%
Value For MoneyEditor: 90%
Yippee, Marlena from Makeup Geek added some new shades in the Foiled eyeshadows range!!!
Remember, I discovered the Foiled eyeshadows last December and I’m still totally obsessed with this formula. I did a review about the first shades a few months ago.
For spring, Marlena, the Makeup Geek founder added 10 new colors to the collection! These are rather pastel colors, perfect for the season. And I fell for 5 of them as soon as they were launched… Surprising, isn’t it? (not really ;P )
Besides, I would like to add that I was impressed by the professionalism of the Makeup Geek customer service: when I received my eyeshadows, 4 of the 5 I ordered were totally broken, but they didn’t hesitate to send me new ones when I asked. Impeccable!
Makeup Geek Foiled eyeshadows Spring 2015, presentation:
I’m still a big fan of the formula of these eyeshadows. These are really one of my favorite eyeshadows at the moment. They also completely dethroned the NARS Dual-Intensity in the pantheon of my favorite metallic eyeshadows. (which is great because the MUG Foiled eyeshadows are 3 times cheaper than the NARS wink )
The texture, formula, pigmentation, coverage etc. are always more or less the same as the first shades Makeup Geek released last winter.
Some eyeshadows are a little bit more powdery but it doesn’t change their intensity or their lasting power.
(feel free to read my post Makeup Geek Foiled eyeshadows, my review for a more detailed review :))
But I’d like to insist on the fact that you do need to wear an eyeshadow primer underneath, even if you don’t have oily eyelids like me, because it’s an oil-based formula. This kind of formula can crease without a primer.
But with my loyal Nars primer, I don’t worry at all and the lasting power is excellent! (10 h without smudging)
Makeup Geek Foiled eyeshadows Spring 2015, the shades:
As you can see, I chose very spring themed colors. It was exactly what I wanted for the season! smile
A very pale pink, almost “frozen“. I love to use it for a very intense highlight in the inner corner, he brings out the color of your eyes immediately. For an evening makeup, for example, it’s perfect! Applied alone on the eyelid, it’s also very pretty, especially if you have fair skin.
– Starry Eyed:
I think that it’s my favorite Foiled… This is the perfect champagne beige with light pink shimmer.
It may sound like a boring color but not at all. It goes with everything, it’s neither a warm color or a cool one. And as it’s extremely shiny and metallic, it’s very luminous on the skin. I love it and I use it with all the time. In the inner corner, alone on the eyelid, paired with darker or brighter colors, with matte shades… I could use it every day without a problem!
This one however, even if I love the shade, was not really the best choice for me… It is a sublime light olive green with silver shimmer. And sadly, if there is a hint of gray in the color, it makes me look very tired. So I must absolutely pair it with other shades to make it wearable for me. I tried to combine it with many colors, and I’ve found that the combination with pink or plum was not bad on me. I’m still in the testing phase with this shade, so your suggestions are welcome if you have ideas for pretty combinations with this kind of shade! wink
– Day Dreamer:
Day Dreamer was also not the best choice for me. It’s a metallic lilac shade, very pretty indeed but I had to find the right combination to make it work without feeling I was wearing too many colors on my eyes.
I guess it’s a matter of habit and personal preference, but I prefer bright colors in my eyes in small touches, not all over. I can wear them used as an eyeliner without any problems. But even used in the outer V, I like to keep a very light hand. So for now, I haven’t yet found a way to use this eyeshadow that satisfies me 100%.
However this very pretty bright purple is perfect to make my eyes pop! The undertone is slightly reddish, so it works fine with my eyes color. I particularly love using this one along my lower lashes but it’s also very pretty in the outer corner or why not on the entire eyelid for a more intense look.
I’m not sure why but it’s slightly less metallic than the others shades, you will see it on the swatches.
Finally, here are the swatches:
And here are swatchs to compare with other Foiled and also a classic MUG eyeshadow, Shimma Shimma, which is usually one of the most luminous. There, it’s almost dull beside to the Foiled eyeshadows! wink
And on me:
In this look, I used Whimsical in the inner corner and also in the center of the eyelid to give a maximum shine to the makeup look.
For the rest of the makeup, I used Barcelona Beach in the crease and Prom Night (both by Makeup Geek) on the eyelid.
My lipstick is MAC Fanfare. (MAC website has finally changed! Alleluia!!!)
– Starry Eyed:
Here, I used Starry Eyed on the entire eyelid and also in the inner corner to give a lot of glow to the eyes.
I paired it with Latte in the crease and Grandstand (both by MUG) in the outer corner.
My lipstick is Frenemie by ColourPop (from the In Bloom set).
I really struggled to find a color combination that I liked with this shade… I finally choosed pink tones to remain in a “Spring makeup” spirit. So I used Charmed on the entire eyelid and along the lower lash with Whimsical in the inner corner and I used MUG Unexpected in the crease.
I’m wearing YSL Volupté Tint In Oil #5 on the lips.
– Day Dreamer:
This one was also a little difficult for me… It looks really, really purple used like this. I’m not sure I really adore it.
I also used Unexpected in the crease, Day Dreamer on the entire eyelid, Whimsical in the inner corner and Wisteria (also by MUG) along the lower lash line.
My lipstick is MAC Peach Blossom.
My favorite look!
Here, I used Masquerade along the lower lash line. And I made a chocolate brown smokey with Cocoa Bear in the crease and Brown Sugar on the entire eyelid. I also put a tiny bit of Grandstand in the center of my eyelid.
My lipstick is again Peach Blossom MAC. (it’s my favorite at the moment)
- ultra metallic effect, these shadows look like jewels on your eyelids
- the pigmentation is amazing
- the coverage is great, especially if you're applying them with your finger tips
- they are easy to use, no need to wet them
- good lasting power even on my oily eyelids (even more so with a base underneath)
- the value for money is excellent
- there is still a lack of more neutral colors
- they must be combined with other matte or classic eyeshadows, it's difficult to do an entire makeup look with only Foiled (it would be a bit "too much" IMHO)
- the availability (only online) (but they deliver worldwide)
The Makeup Geek Foiled eyeshadows are availbale on makeupgeek.com for $9.99.
Have you tried Makeup Geek Foiled eyeshadows? What do you mean, no yet? ;P
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